For 761 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 20 Hotel Transylvania 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 761
761 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's easy to forget that you're watching a sci-fi film at all. That's because it's just a shade or two from not even being a sci-fi film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Yes, it is derivative, but in a year in which films from the 1980s are getting needless remakes seemingly every other week, this one stands out as a rare one that works. That's a good "Thing."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Not only does Invictus tell a remarkable story of a remarkable man, but it also illustrates how sports can be a salve to a wounded community. And that's something New Orleanians can certainly appreciate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    If nothing else, Garcia's movie is a brave one, with its unflinching look at adoption, which -- as overwhelmingly compassionate an act as it is -- often leaves behind deep emotional scars.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The movie documents much more than a talent competition -- it documents a political movement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    To be clear: Despite the holiday flavor, and despite the pint-sized hero, this is no kids' movie. There is swearing. There is blood. There is an army of 180 very nude Santas coursing through the snow. That's not the kind of thing Frank Capra ever could have dreamed of -- and that change of pace is exactly what makes Rare Exports a rare, if unexpected, holiday treat.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Feels like a movie that belongs in June or July, with all the other comic book fare. But I'll gladly take it now, no matter what the calendar says.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    An Ireland-set charmer oozing with a satisfying intelligence and driven by the considerable charisma of Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows").
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    One of the reasons it's so effective is because it's based on a real-life, odds-defying story: that of mountainous Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher (played by Quinton Aaron).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The performances are strong enough to elevate things. Darin, Villamil and Francella are the kinds of actors who you just know you've seen before, but whom you probably haven't.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Directed by someone you've never heard of and starring actors you won't be able to place, there's only one reason for a movie such as the locally shot Last Exorcism to exist: to scare the bejeezus out of you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Burton's most imaginative film in some time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    This is a dirty, stinky Western -- the kind where authenticity is the guiding artistic hand and where a layer of filth and grime have seemingly settled over everything but the popcorn in your lap.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The updated version of the familiar tale strikes a nice balance between humor, adventure and romance, making it a movie that will appeal to the whole family.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a deliriously watchable and darkly comic portrait of a high-velocity death spiral.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A movie with undeniable melancholy underpinnings, but Bertuccelli wisely avoids overdoing the drama to nurse cheap tears from her audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It also is a film that does the impossible: It lubes its audiences' mental gears and sets them to spinning without insulting anyone and without issuing threats of eternal damnation. Subtlety, thy name is Vera. Can I get an "amen"?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It is an inspiring, well-assembled portrait of one man's love for his autistic 6-year-old son and the measures he's willing to go to help the boy -- and the family -- cope with his neurological challenges.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Precious is painful, it is harrowing, it is emotionally exhausting. It is also a singular film, one that is as difficult to compare to another as it is to forget.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Complemented by striking, well-conceived visuals, in Fukunaga's hands Bronte's tale of love and woe becomes one well worth repeating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a documentary that is as interesting as it is irresistible.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A heartwarming -- and at times heartbreaking -- post-"Juno" road comedy for grownups.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    But lowbrow or not, it is, like, totally tubular in its own right. To the max. Fer sure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Not the deepest stuff, but thought-provoking all the same -- and entertaining to boot.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    So what we have is a movie that will make at least two important groups happy. New Orleans boosters can cheer Green Lantern for its local roots and for the possibility that the inevitable future installments could return to town. And the purists can cheer, knowing that Campbell and crew have done Green Lantern justice.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    As a result, the slickly produced Food, Inc. is more deeply unsettling than it is out-and-out stomach-turning.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There's a certain triteness to the overarching message -- secrets will keep us apart, and the truth will set us free -- but the kind of sweetness and earnestness that's on display in City Island makes such quibbles easy to forgive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's great, gruesome fun, a well-written and fantastically cast romp.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Director David Yates picks up where he left off with "Order of the Phoenix," assembling a nicely paced and artfully shot adventure.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Still, it's not the iconic, be-all-end-all that Scott was certainly hoping for.

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