For 1,260 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Age of Innocence
Lowest review score: 12 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
1260 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Director Richard Attenborough's Chaplin is catastrophic only partly because it tries to squeeze in topics, subtopics and more. [24 Dec 1992, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Fortunately, Games' finale is lively enough to keep viewers from cursing on the way out; there's a monsoon, a speedboat chase, a fire, explosion, the usual. Yet does it really exceed action genre expectations? Not really. Even enthusiasts may exit Red October's sequel feeling a little blue. [5 June 1992, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Shots is intermittently funny - but never, even on its own terms, important. [31 July 1991, p.6D]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    'Burbs is a messy mix of Gremlins, Neighbors, Rear Window and Arsenic and Old Lace. [17 Feb 1989, p.6D]
    • USA Today
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Because De Niro's performance is aptly ''Scorsese-aggressive'' while Crystal effectively underplays, one can easily sit through this bottom-line disappointment with a smile painted on, waiting for belly laughs that rarely come. [5 Mar 1999]
    • USA Today
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Truth is, Idaho is nothing but set pieces; tossed into a mix whose meaning is almost certainly private. [27 Sept 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    One of the most violent opening scenes in screen history…Yet given such a visually adept exercise, the rest seems transparently off-the-cuff. There are obese trailer-camp porn stars, heavenly visions, a climactic rendition of Love Me Tender and no-point references to The Wizard of Oz - all of which top this two-hour farrago like a soggy tarp. [17 Aug 1990, Life, 4D]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Too lingeringly creepy to ignore. [23 Oct 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie-calendar equivalent of last July's "Six Days, Seven Nights," this star-powered romance overcomes a shaky start to outpace that passable confection by several runaway laps.
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Even when there are lulls, the emotions seem authentic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Cold and cut to the bone, the film is a primer in screen virtuosity. Standard action film clichés, like a face getting hit with a chair, get turned inside out; both film and actors somehow manage to seem realistic and stylized at the same time. [21 Sept 1990, Life, p.6D]
    • USA Today
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    An overlong guilty pleasure. [12 Oct 1990, Life, 4D]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    There's no real dazzle in Bedazzled.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie wouldn't be imaginable without its commanding star. Nicholson is in virtually every scene underplaying to great effect
    • USA Today
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    An odd mix of seediness, sideburns and even scorpions, the movie nearly matches the Lisa Marie-Michael Jackson marriage for weirdness.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Earth to Earth's young director, Mark Piznarksi : It's tough turning straw into gold, isn't it?
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Leaves a bad taste, not only because of its bad-luck timing, but also the staleness of its script.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    No situation could be more human, and it's one the youth-dominated film industry rarely touches.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This also is the rare combat movie that deals substantially with mourning widows on the home front.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    This isn't the worst movie Warner Bros. has brought out this summer (Scooby-Doo, boo on you), but for it to work, you have to accept the irredeemable stupidity of almost every character. Time better spent: a Shaquille O'Neal film festival on video.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There is no tension here. Actually, The Minus Man is minus a lot - intensity, a point of view, maybe even a point - and that equals an unsatisfying film.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Don't put yourself through this hell.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Visually impressive but woefully dumbed-down.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Large budget notwithstanding, the movie is such a blip on the year's radar screen that it's tempting just to go with it for the ride. But this time, the old MIB label stands for Milder Isn't Better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The movie's pleasures extend even to the visuals, which are more lustrous than in any other Altman movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    The only good thing about Impostor is the appropriateness of its title for a film posing as the first 2002 release.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    You can feel the movie going wrong in the first scene.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Isn't tough to take as long as you've paid a matinee price.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's just too soon after those silly talking dinosaurs to put up with any movie about a talking horse.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It's fast, easy on the eyes, full of funny putdowns and cast well enough to have two memorable villains.

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