For 909 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 I Am Not Your Negro
Lowest review score: 20 Endless Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 909
909 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    We get what is easily the most personal and intimate film of Cuarón's career to date. His Roma is a movie with a clear and distinct setting but one that boasts universal appeal. It's also built around a relatively small, narrowly focused story -- but one that deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Lanthimos' wildly entertaining film arrives as a wickedly funny and masterfully assembled blast of fresh air.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Ali and Mortensen are both fantastic in their respective roles. Every bit as important is the surprisingly charming script, which uses humor to soften its touchy subject matter.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Lucas Hedges is terrific in the lead role of a sneaky movie that, rather than preaching and shouting, becomes something uplifting, something hopeful, something moving and something important.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    In this new “Grinch,” it’s hard to escape the feeling we’re being offered a serving of the same old roast beast -- and a decidedly fatty serving at that.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    An effort to spin high art out of a guilty-pleasure cult classic, this new Suspiria is -- like the original -- off-the-charts bonkers. But it’s also off-the-charts unpleasant, a cold, hard-to-embrace slog made up of mostly of stomach-turning moments of body horror interrupted by long stretches of stylish but mind-numbing pretension.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A mess of a gay best friend, played brilliantly by Richard E. Grant in what is easily one of the year’s most enjoyable supporting performances. He steals every scene he’s in, injecting the film with a needed dose of lovability that carries it through its narrative lulls.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Mike Scott
    Gritty to the point of sleazy, the noir-tinged Bayou Caviar shows flashes of visual flair, and Gooding -- who wrote the screenplay in addition to directing and starring -- demonstrates he’s still got the sort of screen presence and million-dollar smile that made him a star some 27 years ago. Beyond that, however, Bayou Caviar is a thoroughly nasty and messily plotted affair, a straight-to-VOD crime drama that slips and slides around in its own ooze for at least 20 minutes too long.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    The result is a simple film -- one that doesn’t try to do too much from a story standpoint, perhaps to its detriment -- but one that has a definite sense of time and place. Every step of the way, it feels honest and genuine. In this case, that makes all the difference.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Here, Lowery isn't trying to convince us of anything, other than the fact that he's got a dandy of a story to tell. Then, he proceeds to deliver it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    While the improvised interplay of the talented cast -- especially between Hart and Haddish -- help keep things moving along, watching Night School ends up largely being an exercise in waiting for something genuinely inspired to happen. It never does.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    As for that murder scene, it's undoubtedly the part of the film that will get people talking the most. Clearly and meticulously taking its cues from the widely circulated photos of the crime scene, it is dramatic, it is attention-getting and it is memorable. It is, in other words, everything that the rest of Lizzie is not.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    While the film is ostensibly about nutria, the real stars are the locals who help tell the story -- and who, by displaying their grit, their smiles, their dialect, their pride -- transform the film as much into a South Louisiana ethnography as an environmental call to arms.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Even if Demange has a tendency to go on too long about details that don't really matter to the narrative while shortchanging those that do, he peppers White Boy Rick with enough resonant moments, and flashes of humor, to keep it on the rails, chugging forward to the inevitable train wreck.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    In addition to being the rare modern romantic comedy that manages to nail both the "romantic" and the "comedy" with equal aplomb, Juliet, Naked is also a wonderful, welcome late-summer fling, the kind that can be enjoyed with no regrets and no apologies before harsh reality resumes once more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    In addition to being the most accessible and purely enjoyable of Lee's film in years, it's also one of his most important.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    It's still, however, a long way from the Hundred Acre Wood that most "Pooh" fans remember so fondly.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    A sweet, thoughtfully composed story, and a darn fine film, to boot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Like the work of Callahan, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot is dark, it is irreverent, it is often willfully offensive. But there's also an admirable frankness at work there, an honestly that helps keep things rolling forward -- even when its own wheels occasionally get stuck in the sand.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is not a Meryl Streep movie. She's featured prominently on the movie's posters. She's all over the trailer. But no matter what the studio wants you to believe, the above-the-title star of 2008's original "Mamma Mia!," and the most celebrated actress of her generation, gets all of about five minutes of screen time in the sequel.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Fuqua's storytelling here isn't as expert and efficient as McCall is when he's forced into action, but it's good enough. Bottom line: He and The Equalizer 2 still deliver on their promise of a badass Denzel doing badass things for all the right reasons.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    A memorable emotional journey -- and reminds us once more why Granik is such an intriguing filmmaker to watch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    What McDonald ends up with is a film that serves both as tribute and as cautionary tale, and one that functions well as both.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Mike Scott
    While it has its moments of passable action -- ends up feeling every bit as toothless as its dinosaurs are toothy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Fred Rogers dared to make a case that all children are precious and that there might be more productive ways to entertain and educate them than with popguns and pies in the face. More importantly, he decided to do something about it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Admittedly, I'm in the minority here, with many other critics swooning over First Reformed and the big questions it raises. Regardless, the biggest question I had after watching it was simple: What the hell did I just witness?
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Mike Scott
    The new Superfly is, simply, a terrible movie. It is slick, and it boasts action, hot tunes and style to spare. But beyond the polish that a deep-pocketed studio backer can buy -- in this case, Sony's Columbia Pictures shingle -- this is a shamefully hollow movie that fails on multiple levels.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This isn't a movie that pretends to be profound. It's meant purely as B-movie entertainment, and -- also like the "John Wick" films -- it's fully aware of that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    While those aforementioned blockbusters offer a welcome dose of escapism, The Rider traffics in something considerably more affecting: authenticity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Most real horror fans, however, will likely be left wondering where the heat is.

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