For 760 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 War Horse
Lowest review score: 20 Grown Ups 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 760
760 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The Lottery Ticket doesn't hit the comedy jackpot, but it doesn't roll snake eyes, either. In my book, that's a winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    There's plenty of melodrama, plenty of whispered intensity, plenty of dramatic pauses in his story. There also are a few bizarro -- and, in some cases, unnecessary -- detours. But when it's all said and done, there's no real call for any emotional investment on the part of his audience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The only thing missing from the film -- which is frequently amusing but too bleak to be consistently laugh-out-loud funny -- is a genuine connection with its audiences, or at least those audiences not raised in 1960s Jewish suburbia.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    A reasonably well-made biopic, with crowd-pleasing moments, but one that -- despite that title -- isn't really about the animal.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    What most saw as entirely charming behavior others saw as a nuisance. After all, a playful whale has a way of unwittingly damaging rudders and outriggers and outboard motors and such. Worse, wildlife officials saw Luna's behavior as potentially dangerous, for the people he encountered -- and for the whale himself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    There's no point mincing words: My Sister's Keeper is a difficult film to watch. That's not to say it isn't well-assembled, well-cast or well-acted.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    For her part, Stewart has Jett down pat: her strut, her slouch, her sexiness. This is a performance that goes far beyond Jett's shag haircut.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Plotwise, though, Brewer's Footloose is anything but loose. In fact, it's rigidly loyal to the original, to the point of slavishness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The actors never stray too far from their comfort zones, resulting in a sporadically funny but mostly bland crime comedy that only occasionally feels fresher or more memorable than that cold pizza you scarfed for breakfast Monday morning.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It continuously feels less like straight-up reportage and more like a fan film, one built on equal parts idol worship and wishful thinking.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Ritchie and company spend too much time being cute and not enough time being clever, resulting in a one-dimensional comic-book version of Doyle's detectives.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    So while J. Edgar ends up feeling like a mostly complete portrait of the man, and as fascinating a story as it is, it still falls just short of being something entirely memorable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Worse, Shrek Forever After feels like just another animated movie -- which is exactly what the series was fighting against when it started, and a big reason why it caught on with audiences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    All of the pieces fall into place by the third act -- or most of them, anyway. But Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is such a cold, unemotional film that getting there is a chore, muting the payoff.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    If you appreciate historical melodrama, you could do worse than Vincere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The quietly moving drama Martha Marcy May Marlene must be thought of as an "arrival" film. That is, for all that it has going for it (and, it must be said, against it), if it is remembered for anything it will be for introducing a 22-year-old newcomer named Elizabeth Olsen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Burger's film would have been better had he ended it about three minutes earlier than he does -- a move that would have given his movie at least a dash of profundity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It's a decent comedy, mind you, one with its fair share of chuckles. But it's really more amusing than it is fall-out-of-your-seat funny.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    This is a film custom-made for dog lovers.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Trades breathless romance for a fun "Ripley's Believe it or Not"-flavored weirdness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Michelle Pfeiffer's performance brings life to a sometimes sagging script. Also, Kathy Bates is a hoot as the mother of Pfeiffer's love interest.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Breezy but forgettable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    A movie that wants to be a crowd-pleasing romantic comedy at times and a weighty drama at others. It ends up being an imperfect blend of both.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    What Noyce and company don't seem to realize is that there's a huge difference between a superspy and a superhuman.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It's a nice, feel-good story with an appealing cast and strong production values.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Hop
    A slick and sweet film all on its own, a harmless bit of fun that fills the Easter-movie void.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Despite the derivative nature and low production values of Super, there are laughs in the at-times ragged script.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Fortunately, there's enough charisma in those doe eyes -- to narrowly rescue the featherweight Leap Year from becoming a full-blown case of Erin-go-blah.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    9
    9, though animated, isn't really a movie for kids. The problem is that, despite its strikingly original set-up and its cool steampunk visual vibe, it's not much of a movie for grown-ups, either.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Director Martin Campbell does a nice job of creating suspense, and Ray Winstone stands out for his performance as a conflicted hitman.

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