For 851 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 War Horse
Lowest review score: 20 The Comedian
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 851
851 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An entertaining and interesting film, and one that speaks with a reasonable degree of credibility. And while that might not make it high art, it's good enough for me.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This is a movie that -- in addition to being exceedingly well-cast and surprisingly well-shot -- is gleefully inappropriate and indulgently crass at every turn.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Enchanting enough to cast a spell over fans, of Jolie, of Disney, of "Sleeping Beauty" -- and of pure, cinematic escapism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn, and their casting in the lead roles pays off in spades. In fact, they're the primary reasons Mississippi Grind works as well as it does.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Rust and Bone is somber and gritty if nothing else, a movie that takes itself very, very seriously, even as it struggles at times to find its focus.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    There's something haunting going on in The Notebook -- in the story, in the performances, in the overall atmosphere -- that makes it hard to look away from, and equally hard to forget.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Amusing as it often is, it's all also fairly predictable stuff. If there's one thing Arteta's script is missing, it's imagination.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    If Split does one thing, it's to show that "The Visit" wasn't a fluke. If it does another thing, it's to make me intrigued to see what he has in store for us next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Baumbach, however -- while not entirely past that particular cocktail of curmudgeonly emotions -- demonstrates an ability to laugh at his own apparent age hang-ups.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It works well as a just-for-fun exercise that benefits from a nice sense of rhythm, a great cast and an overall sense of light-heartedness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    That storytelling, however, is uneven, ranging from something approaching tedium to moments that are downright wonderful (such as the sweetest of scenes, involving two young lovers -- played by and Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson -- and a stack of children's blocks).
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    And so the real question isn't whether director Todd Phillips' third -- and, he insists, the final -- installment in the unabashedly crude, very R-rated comedy trilogy is funny. Of course, it is.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    While you're watching it, it is cozy and enjoyable, the same way a sleeping cat in your lap is cozy and enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The real highlight, though, is the music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The sort of movie you should go see with someone you love. You should also hold their hand during the movie. And be thankful that that hand is there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Bridge of Spies, with its stop-and-go momentum, is also more merely interesting than it is full-on riveting. It's still quite good stuff, but despite its impressive pedigree... it doesn't feel as if it's quite the sum of all of its parts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The pieces click together nicely in what ends up being an overall enjoyable package.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Furious 7, formulaic or not, knows exactly what kind of movie it is. It is a superhero movie without the tights. It is a comic-book franchise without the radioactive spider bite. It is, plain and simple, an automotive "Avengers."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An Unexpected Journey also proves that it is, indeed, possible to get too much of a good thing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The film's message -- about how the Internet is sabotaging our real-life relationships -- doesn't resonate with absolute clarity, but Disconnect does a much more effective job than anyone could hope to do in 140 characters or less.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Also helping to sell it all is the fact that these films, goofy though they may be, feature a consistently high level of acting. In addition to Pegg, we get Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit"), Paddy Considine ("Red Riding"), Eddie Marsan ("Sherlock Holmes") and Bill Nighy ("Love Actually"), all of whom have appeared previously in the trilogy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Niccol's film won't likely achieve the high-flying box-office success of "Top Gun," but it is similar to that 1986 film in that it will likely get people talking after the closing credits roll.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Watching it, one gets the feeling that Coppola knows these vampiric types all too well. What unfolds feels like a cross between "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Natural Born Killers," and a film that is far more disapproving than glamorizing of the go-go-go Los Angeles lifestyle -- but fascinating nonetheless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Roenning and Sandberg never dig deeply into the real, underlying motivating force behind Heyerdahl's voyage aboard the Kon-Tiki -- the name of his visually unimpressive but ultimately seaworthy raft -- other than relying on the fact that he wanted to prove his theory correct.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This newer installment is every bit its predecessor's match as far as action goes. Where it exceeds it, however, is in the between-the-fights moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This is a movie to be experienced on a more visceral level. As long as you don't expect anything more, you won't be disappointed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It is funny at times, it is scary at times, it is downright silly at times, and it is action-packed at times. In its best moments, it's all of those things at once.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    They're fascinating characters, to be sure, with back stories ripe for development. But Whedon doesn't commit here, and the results are shrug-worthy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Granted, Elysium could be more clever as it goes about its business. This is smart sci-fi, but it's not as smart as it could have been -- or as many "District 9" fans were probably hoping it would be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Oculus is a time bomb of a psychological horror film.

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