For 960 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Room
Lowest review score: 20 Grown Ups 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 960
960 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Rarely have New Orleanians looked so ugly, but given current events, rarely has a film felt so essential.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Granted, Luca might not go down as one of the more profound entries in the Pixar catalog. Don’t expect it to make you well up the same way Up or Toy Story 2 did. Still, at a time in which international travel is mostly for the bold, it’s an undeniably pleasant summertime trip.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Audiences won’t likely find it Pixar-profound, but it’s not direct-to-DVD forgettable, either — or “My-Little-Pony”-cloying. Plus, it’s got horses. And, if you’re younger than 13, that counts for something.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    But the way [Stone] elevates things in Cruella, taking what is a mediocre, fairly formulaic script and making it sing — making us eager for the next scene, just to see what she’s going to do — isn’t something a lot of people can do, and it’s thrilling to watch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Aside from the “you-got-your-zombie-thriller-in-my-heist-movie” element, there’s nothing here that’s strikingly original, but Army of the Dead is still fun in its overblown, unapologetically violent way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    As effective as it is, The Djinn won’t conjure up nearly as many eyeballs as Spiral, but those who watch it won’t be disappointed — although they might never look at I Dream of Jeannie the same way ever again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Rarely, however, are such stories as emotionally laden as that told in Lucy the Human Chimp, a documentary ostensibly about a science experiment but which quickly evolves into something both heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    From the blow-by-blow ticktock of the efforts of Secretary of State James Baker during Bush the elder’s administration to Bill Clinton’s failed Camp David summit, they push The Human Factor into surprisingly suspenseful territory, even if we all know how it ends.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    If your definition of a good story is one that keeps you on the hook, wondering where the heck this particular journey will take you, then French Exit certainly qualifies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The good news is that when the monkey and the lizard start fighting — which, let’s be honest, is really why we’re all here — brother, it is a sight to see. Between the chest-beating, fire-breathing and general mayhem, Godzilla vs. Kong is, if nothing else, a visual feast.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    If nothing else, Cherry proves Holland has a lot more to give us when his web-slinging days are over.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    If there’s a knock on the first Coming to America, it’s that its two-hour running time often felt a touch padded. But that’s better than the entirely forgettable Coming 2 America, which is pretty much all padding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Raya isn’t without its formulaic plot points, predictable turns or lazy dialogue. Still, on the whole, it’s a reasonably diverting family-friendly showcase for Disney’s characteristic blend of humor, heart and artistry.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Mike Scott
    The United States vs. Billie Holiday presents Holiday as a victim and little more. Ignored is the fact that the self-destructive Holiday bears at least some culpability for the slow-motion tragedy that was her life — and for her all-too-early death at 44 years old. Daniels, who seems to have made the classic mistake of falling in love with his subject, apparently doesn’t have time for such nuance.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    This is the kind of movie that will take different people on different journeys. The one common thread is that, for most people who take the time to truly consider it, that journey will be a thoughtful and meaningful one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Palmer is a tiny film, but it’s got a big heart, and that helps make it a pleasant and uplifting diversion at a time when many of us could use one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It’s a movie with the sort of resonance, thoughtfulness and universality that audiences of all descriptions will enjoy — and, more importantly, connect with.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Mank is repeatedly brought back from the brink by its uniformly top-shelf craftsmanship, including some wonderful bits of dialogue.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    There’s more than enough deranged originality there — and Christmas spirit, when all is said and done — that it gets the job done, in a cheap thrills, guilty pleasure kind of way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Mike Scott
    As mesmerizing as the acting often is, Wolfe’s film is imbued with a certain staginess. Even if you didn’t know coming in that it was based on a stage play, you’d realize it fairly quickly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Mike Scott
    Admirably, though, Gibney resists the temptation to climb on his soapbox to deliver some pointed political message. He gives his audience more credit than that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    This isn’t just a film. It’s a cultural treasure – and, given its unlikely journey – a minor miracle.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Frustratingly, whenever it begins to get going and pulses begin pounding, Harper brings things to a screeching halt by introducing flashback sequences to tell us the backstory of Jones’ invented character.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Uncut Gems boasts a kinetic energy that, by the time the closing credits roll, will make you feel like you went to the gym rather than the movie theater.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    It’s an impressive cinematic accomplishment and a dandy bit of storytelling to boot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It does enough things right, and generates enough powerful moments, to make it an effective social-justice drama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A freshly drawn slice-of-life drama inspired by Perrier’s own real-life experiences as an online “cam girl,” it deals with decidedly uncomfortable subject matter — the introduction of a 19-year-old young woman into sex work — but it doesn’t approach any of it with judgment or shame.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Burning Cane is all about Youmans and his uncommon vision, which would be impressive coming from a filmmaker of any age. Making it all that much more exciting is the fact that this is just the beginning.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An admirably full portrait of a film that reflects, with thrilling discomfort, the darker recesses of our minds.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    As pleasant as the Downton Abbey movie is, it’s hard not to wish for something more substantive, more memorable.

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