For 845 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 Wild
Lowest review score: 20 Endless Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 845
845 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    He was a charismatic leader and the greatest salesman the industry ever saw. He also was a very vocal spokesman for the graying counterculture -- crediting his high-tech success to Zen Buddhism, Dylan songs and acid trips.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Can it be considered a comic masterpiece on the same level as "Animal House," that mother of frat-house comedies? Not by a long shot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Imbued as it is with a sense of discomforting truth, it is a worthwhile examination of human nature -- and one with a message well worth heeding.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Without Hardy, The Drop would be in danger of becoming just another crime drama. With him, though, it's something else entirely -- something alive, tightly wound and irresistible.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's in the film's Africa-set scenes -- at the film's start and again in its closing 25 minutes or so -- when The Good Lie is at its best. This is where the story is at its most moving and rewarding.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The sum total is no more filling than the popcorn you'll overpay for upon entering the theater. But, like that popcorn, Sing has empty-calorie, crowd-pleasing appeal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A satisfyingly fresh take on a character we all only thought we knew well.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A low-energy drama, but the kind that has a way of holding your attention -- and keeping you smiling -- for the entire time you're watching it, lifting your mood in the process.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's also a touch tedious at times, as it's not always clear where Oppenheimer is going.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Gilroy -- who earned writing credits on all four "Bourne" films -- doesn't miss when it comes to the most important task at hand: He takes a well-worn concept and makes it feel new, and without sacrificing its sense of familiarity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    No, it's not a perfect movie, given how dangerously close it comes to running out of quality third-act punchlines before you're liable to have run out of Sno-caps and Raisinettes. Also, some of the biggest names in the supporting cast -- John Lithgow and Dan Aykroyd, specifically -- are all but wasted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A solidly entertaining and largely engaging film that, even with its faults, functions as a singular -- albeit melancholy -- tribute to a tragic American icon.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The surrealist and decidedly bizarre humor of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim is, to put it mildly, an acquired taste -- and there's no guarantee you'll ever actually acquire it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Wiig is so enjoyable to watch that it rescues Johnson's film. She's the best reason to see it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Where the original was a goofy, campy bit of stylized storytelling, Lowery's becomes a nicely realized, feel-good love song to fantasy and magic, buoyed by solid, updated visual effects, a strong cast (including two wonderful child actors) and a throwback sense of wide-eyed wonder.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Southpaw has at least one thing its predecessors don't: It's got Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role, and that makes a big difference.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A sweet, harmless bit of big-screen fluff, and one of the more enjoyable, and cuddly, animated films to hit theaters so far this year.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Guggenheim's film makes it clear that she is funny. She is humble. And, beneath her extraordinary sense of purpose, she is an ordinary kid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's a heck of a cast, although the hands-down scene-stealer is John C. Reilly, in a gem of a comic-relief role that, in the interest of remaining spoiler-free, is probably best undescribed here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    As she tells that story, Asante gets a little lost in the weeds here and there in the political machinations, which don't always make for a riveting narrative and tends to slow the film's forward momentum. Even as it does, the love story between Seretse and Ruth serves nicely as the film's foundation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's also both intense and entertaining enough to leave audiences hungry for the inevitable sequel so clearly set up by its cliffhanger ending.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An imperfectly executed but still perfectly enjoyable film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It feels very much like part of a big-screen franchise. Couple it with such films as "Donnie Darko" and "Nightcrawler," and you've got a series that collectively could be titled "Inside Jake Gyllenhaal's Head."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Yes, it's a nature documentary, so it includes predatory behavior, but it's mercifully brief and generally tastefully photographed. Plus, it doesn't involve any of the film's main monkeys, so little hearts won't be broken.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Enough Said isn't without the occasional minor formulaic element or the odd narrative contrivance here and there (starting, it must be said, with its very setup). It is, after all, a romantic comedy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It is a reasonably clever, fairly high-concept 'toon that boasts a satisfying emotional component.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The resulting coming-of-age story isn't necessarily an uplifting one. It is harsh. It is melancholy. It is sometimes uncomfortable to watch and predictable here and there. But it also boasts a feeling of authenticity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This is a film your preschooler will sit through, and attentively. Better yet, parents who appreciate the artistry of a well-made animated film also stand to be swept up in what is a delightful little tale.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    If nothing else, True Story is the kind of movie that will spark spirited discussion among moviegoers prone to digging and searching for the truth -- whatever that might be.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Big Eyes is not dissimilar to the Keane paintings at its center. That is, it's by no means flawless, but there's an odd attraction there, something intriguing that draws you in and makes you want to find out if there's anything worthwhile there. You can say what you will about Keane's work, but in the case of Burton's film, these "Eyes" have it.

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