For 787 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 point higher 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 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 787
787 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Brilliant in its simplicity, as he turns the floor over to the three masters with this simple instruction: The guitar. Discuss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Only one of a number of recent immigrant tales to hit theaters, but with its blend of sweet humor and topical relevance, it's one of the more compelling -- and surprising -- in some time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    McGlynn's film clocks in at just a shade under two hours, which normally would be a little long for a documentary. In this case, the length not only is warranted but welcomed.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    What it lacks in style, however, it more than makes up for in substance, as Shearer -- as smart as he is funny -- has assembled a vital and admirably accessible post-mortem on Hurricane Katrina.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The movie is quietly affecting, as Rush offers a moving and rewarding yarn about the need to move on in the face of personal tragedy, and about the strength of human connections.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Boasting a rock-solid academic architecture, Bhutto is a film bursting at the seams with gravitas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The kind of indie gem that doesn't come around nearly often enough -- and, when they do, often not enough people go to see them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The engine that really makes Crazy Stupid Love go is the same one that has made Ficarra and Requa's films to this point so appealing: While they thrust their characters into outrageous situations, they always keep things grounded in real, relatable emotion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There are moments when the freak-show elements of the film threaten to overpower its message, but that message is such a fascinating one -- and the debate an important one as well -- that The Elephant in the Living Room manages to overcome them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    All in all, Nichols ends up with a richly drawn, and at times disturbing, portrait of one man's descent into madness.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Manages to overcome its flaws and become a charming love letter to love itself -- and a pitch-perfect V-Day date film to boot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The whole thing is kind of comforting in a damn-the-torpedoes, laugh-at-what-scares-you-most kind of way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    If you're a mom or dad bringing your own little primates to the movie, that's a good thing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Tony Scott pushes all the right buttons, crafting a worthy -- and in many ways, a superior -- update.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Without the fantastic performances from Gandolfini, Stewart and Leo, it wouldn't hold together nearly as well as it does.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Their story, as told by Pooley, also is a touching and quietly meaningful one, built around themes of tolerance, self-acceptance and unconditional love.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The fact that there are so many good comic bits here allowed Kasdan to assemble a great comic cast.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The Beaver also has a tendency to slip around as it finds its footing. But then the powerful third act comes and Foster, with Gibson's help, hits it home.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    An up-tempo and upbeat concert documentary that celebrates, rather than mourns, the last hurrah of a pop-culture touchstone.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Spurlock banks on his charm and likability -- and it's that charm and likability that make The Greatest Movie Ever Sold so much fun to watch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a movie that, in its best moments, is delightful. It does lose a significant amount of steam halfway through -- likely due in part to its two hours of running time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's hard to resist the pairing of such talented actors as Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis - and they prove why here. They are funny guys, both of whom make the most of the material.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    As engrossing as The Young Victoria is, this isn't a movie that will stay with you very long. Mostly that's because Blunt's character does little by way of evolving.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    RED
    RED is so much fun -- and its Over the Hill Gang so likeable -- that this is one of those rare cases where I wouldn't mind seeing them come out of retirement again for another romp.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Never Let Me Go isn't the kind of movie you talk about on the drive home -- it's even better. It's the kind that makes you sit quietly and think, rolling it around in your head and considering the angles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Even though it's right there in the title, "fantastic" might be a touch hyperbolic in describing director Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox, but only by a whisker.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Before it gives itself a chance to deliver on that promise, however, it morphs into something different -- something often resembling a soap opera, just with prettier sets and less-passionate smooching.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Just as key to the movie's impact are its well-acted scenes of heart-wrenching emotion, although some stray perilously close to melodrama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Oddly, though, Everyday Sunshine ends up being a mostly optimistic tale. That's because, despite it all, Fishbone is still gigging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The Art of the Steal is activist filmmaking, but it's well-done activist filmmaking. And, given that the Barnes fight isn't quite yet over, it could also become the most most important kind of filmmaking: the kind that makes a difference.

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