Elvis Mitchell

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For 386 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Out of Sight
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 386
386 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Gathers a partyful of young players and barely gives them enough of a story line to puff on, but it gets by on personality anyhow.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mischievously entertaining...Dahl's film has character in oversupply even if its actual characters are sometimes thin. Poker fever makes up for whatever the story lacks in everyday emotions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    As he demonstrated in "Groundhog Day," Ramis knows how to handle a high-concept story with unusual cleverness, and he does it again here. It helps to no end that De Niro and Crystal, despite their obvious differences, are perfectly in tune.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    More often, the film is like a ride through a car wash: forward motion, familiar phases in the same old order and a sense of being carried along steadily on a well-used track. It works without exactly showing signs of life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The author's sardonic voice has been lost in most films based on his fiction, but this one nicely captures that unruffled Leonard authority. And since Get Shorty is about Hollywood, it invites the sneaky self-mockery that gives this film its comic punch. [20 October 1995, p. C1]
    • The New York Times
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Likable for its outlandishness, less so when it shows a self-important streak.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Humorously and fondly, with an entertaining supply of what he has called "prosaic license," Stillman again displays a pitch-perfect ear for both the cattiness and the camaraderie that bind his characters into collective friendship.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    It cares far more about herding audiences into theaters than about what they hear or see.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The Dinner Game, which Veber wrote and directed, is one of his better-constructed comedies of errors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    While this film's conception of a terrorist threat is apparent early on, its strength lies in a string of ingenious little surprises.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Ali
    We see the movie levitate when Ali and Brown chant, "Float like a butterfly," the slogan that takes on a different meaning in each context, starting off as hopeful and spry, finally becoming rueful and pointed. When the film pulls off moments like these, it's breathtaking -- a near great movie.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Newly benign and noticeably clumsier than the hits (Williamson) has written.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Smith makes a big, gutsy leap into questions of faith and religion. He miraculously emerges with his humor intact and his wings unsinged.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's outstanding nastiness, which is often diabolically funny until a poorly staged final battle sequence simply takes things too far, has something real and recognizable at its core.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Depp moves through the film suavely and imperturbably, never letting the particulars bog him down.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Smoothly directed and acted with glee... showing quick-witted comic spirit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Hard to believe that real emotion was involved anywhere in this story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A delectable comic performance by Sharon Stone.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Would-be Hitchcockian cat-and-mouse games...are more memorable for their settings...than for their sense.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    It tells a finely nuanced tale of right, wrong and the gray area in between.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    The purity and breadth of this meticulous study are all the more gratifying in view of its unprepossessing style.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Banderas directs capably enough to keep the film lively.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Two ridiculous blood-soaked hours.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    [The writers/directors] show easygoing humor and the wisdom to borrow well. Their film at various times recalls tenderhearted coming-of-age comedies from "American Graffiti" onward, with strong homage to the works of Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling and John Hughes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    A terrific offbeat cast operating on one shared, loony wavelength.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Another demonstration that current movies about upscale black characters have much more traditional values than ones about catty white teen-agers.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Style overwhelms substance by default.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    When it comes to holiday films worth swooning over, here's the one to see.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Treats its characters seriously and doesn't resort to the obvious very often.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Fortunately, the actors are mostly likable, and the story is told gently enough to downplay both its trendiness and its conventionality.

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