Elvis Mitchell

Elvis Mitchell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com , Movieline , New York Times
Critics' Group:
National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
512

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 512
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 73% Intermission (2003) " Surprise hovers over this dry-roasted and altogether compelling Irish comedy-drama like a creature waiting to stun the cast of the movie into submission." — New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " Michel Gondry's angular and intelligent romantic comedy isn't entirely consistent. Even as you laugh, it's a movie you admire more than love." — New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2004
2/5 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) " Mr. Snyder's blood feast is strictly by the numbers: this second-rater could be the world's most expensive Troma film." — New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2004
69% Iris New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2004
1.5/5 47% Secret Window (2004) " Johnny Depp's performance as a trebly beset writer is the highlight of this underwhelming suspense thriller based on a Stephen King novella." — New York Times
Posted Mar 11, 2004
3/5 88% Uzak (Distant) (2004) " Nuri Bilge Ceylan's wry, modest meditation on pettiness works on a minimalist scale." — New York Times
Posted Mar 11, 2004
1/5 47% Hidalgo (2004) " This primitively plotted family action adventure is one of the few movies that seem to be making up their plots as they go along." — New York Times
Posted Mar 4, 2004
3/5 63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) " The big-screen adaptation of the 1970's television cop show Starsky & Hutch has a crafty, can-you-dig-it? spirit." — New York Times
Posted Mar 4, 2004
3/5 89% Risk/Reward (2004) " This just-the-facts documentary follows a group of women through their grueling schedules in the financial world." — New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2004
2/5 90% Good Bye, Lenin (2004) " Wolfgang Becker's social satire has a knobby tone that somewhat mutes its crowd-pleasing ambitions and keeps it from becoming My Big, Fat Life Is Beautiful." — New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2004
0.5/5 22% Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights (2004) " This reimagining of the recklessly melodramatic 1987 original is packed with flashy, taffeta silliness." — New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2004
4/5 96% Lost Boys of Sudan (2004) " This tidy and fascinating documentary follows the plight of two young African refugees transplanted to the U.S. to make a better life." — New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2004
3.5/5 89% Kitchen Stories (2004) " The Norwegian writer and director Bent Hamer's wry, uninflected deadpan social comedy points as straight and true as a compass fixed on magnetic north." — New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2004
2/5 46% Eurotrip (2003) " Now that bad taste has become officially institutionalized, this sometimes funny comedy has all of the anarchic charge of getting a tattoo at Wal-Mart." — New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2004
3/5 42% Love Object (2003) " Robert Parigi shows a kicky sense of humor in this brisk low-budget film, and ably creates a smirking menace." — New York Times
Posted Feb 13, 2004
3.5/5 72% Robot Stories (2004) " Greg Pak's fantasy anthology piece, which details the ways robots have complicated the lives of humans, has a dexterous sense of wonder that nonetheless leaves the film feeling a bit detached." — New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2004
2/5 80% Miracle (2004) " This movie version of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team's Cinderella season does a yeoman's job of recycling the day-old dough that passes for its story." — New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2004
2/5 68% Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004) " A movie featuring Ice Cube bellowing 'No more profanity!' and meaning it should produce a lot more laughs than this intermittently amusing sequel." — New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2004
4.5/5 94% Blind Shaft (2003) " It's the last thing you'd expect: a movie that is a commentary on socialism, a film noir and entirely compelling. But that is the case with Li Yang's Blind Shaft." — New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2004
4/5 97% S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (S21, la machine de mort Khmere Rouge) (2004) " In this affecting and effective documentary, a placid artist returns to the place where he was tortured by the Khmer Rouge to confront the men who worked as guards." — New York Times
Posted Feb 2, 2004
3.5/5 42% Eat This New York (2004) " It will be impossible for you to walk past a shuttered restaurant and not feel a chill after seeing this documentary." — New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2004
1/5 23% Torque (2004) " This monotonously macho action-adventure film wears testosterone as if it were a new fragrance." — New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/5 76% Teacher's Pet (2004) " Disney's marvelously quick-witted and gloriously goofy hand-drawn feature gets more laughs out of 74 minutes than many recent live-action comedies got out of much more time." — New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2004
2/5 19% Chasing Liberty (2004) " Mandy Moore stars in a romantic comedy that stumbles trying to stay in the footfalls left before it by Roman Holiday and It Happened One Night." — New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2004
3/5 71% Yves St. Laurent: His Life and Times (2004) " Complementary documentaries at Film Forum examine the life and career of the designer Yves Saint Laurent." — New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2004
3/5 80% Millennium Mambo (Qianxi Manbo) (2001) " Hou Hsiao-hsien's latest movie has a much quicker pulse than several of his other recent films, but it is not nearly as rich or resonant as his other work." — New York Times
Posted Dec 30, 2003
3.5/5 71% The Company (2003) " Robert Altman's new film, which follows a Chicago-based dance troupe through a few months of its regular season, is enjoyably lithe and droll." — New York Times
Posted Dec 26, 2003
2/5 27% Paycheck (2003) " This smooth but bland thriller may be the best we could possibly expect from John Woo directing a Philip K. Dick adaptation, especially when Ben Affleck is added to the mix." — New York Times
Posted Dec 25, 2003
3/5 74% Calendar Girls (2003) " Helen Mirren stars in yet another professionally acted and staged wry-crisp comedy about British modesty that gets its laughs, but seems increasingly out of date." — New York Times
Posted Dec 18, 2003
5/5 94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) " King is the product of impressive craft and energy." — New York Times
Posted Dec 15, 2003
3/5 82% Prisoner of Paradise (2002) " It's a powerful story of delusion and dissolution." — New York Times
Posted Dec 11, 2003
2/5 72% Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004) " An earnest, obvious melodrama with no soul, filled with the longing silences that come after a sigh." — New York Times
Posted Dec 11, 2003
60% Stuck On You (2003) " It's a much funnier movie than the trailer would lead you to believe; it would almost have to be. But it is just not as consistent as their previous trash wallows." — New York Times
Posted Dec 11, 2003
3/5 65% The Last Samurai (2003) " The uneven Samurai is a can-do movie that's far more effective at communicating emotion in bigger scenes than in more intimate ones." — New York Times
Posted Dec 4, 2003
1/5 13% The Haunted Mansion (2003) " The film equivalent of the dark, boring period on a haunted house ride before the gondola crashes into another room filled with dirty mirrors." — New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2003
4/5 77% Bad Santa (2003) " Takes all the Christmas season's bad vibes and converts them into an achingly funny and corrupt dark comedy." — New York Times
Posted Nov 25, 2003
2/5 58% The Missing (2003) " Apparently the only thing tougher than endurance on the frontier is sitting through a movie about endurance on the frontier -- at least that is the point The Missing seems determined to make." — New York Times
Posted Nov 25, 2003
5/5 90% A Fistful of Dynamite (Duck, You Sucker) (Giù la testa) (1972) " Features one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores by Leone's composer, Ennio Morricone." — New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2003
4/5 84% L' Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di Mia Madre) (The Religion Hour) (My Mother's Smile) (2002) " Marco Bellocchio's expansive, memorable film floats and plummets like a box kite in a storm on drafts of melodrama, mysticism and humor." — New York Times
Posted Nov 4, 2003
5/5 80% 21 Grams (2003) " You won't come out unaffected, because the depths of intimacy that the Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu plumbs here are so rarely touched by filmmakers that 21 Grams is tantamount to the discovery of a new country." — New York Times
Posted Oct 28, 2003
2/5 14% Beyond Borders (2003) " A liberal video game that demeans the very refugees it tries to spotlight." — New York Times
Posted Oct 23, 2003
3/5 100% A Morning Sun (2003) " Does a thoughtful job of streamlining the bloody realities - both literal and psychological -- of China's Cultural Revolution into roughly two hours of film." — New York Times
Posted Oct 22, 2003
4/5 84% Pieces of April (2003) " [An] intelligent and touching farce." — New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2003
3/5 57% PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) (2003) " Mr. To is a master of the game, and his command supplies pleasure, even when there are no surprises." — New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2003
1/5 36% Returner (Ritana) (2002) " Returner is a smorgasbord that seems to have been picked out of a Dumpster." — New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2003
3/5 72% Runaway Jury (2003) " John Cusack gives one of his wiliest performances in some time." — New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2003
—— Mansion by the Lake New York Times
Posted Oct 14, 2003
—— Mille Mois New York Times
Posted Oct 14, 2003
4/5 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) " An intelligent, modern screwball comedy." — New York Times
Posted Oct 10, 2003
4.5/5 72% Elephant (2003) " By making the camera an observer, we get a perspective that often comes out of horror movies, a choice that whips the ordinary with the terrifying, an unforgettable mix." — New York Times
Posted Oct 9, 2003
2/5 65% The Flower of Evil (2003) " Ms. Flon almost achieves for the movie what her character does for her relatives -- she's just not enough." — New York Times
Posted Oct 9, 2003
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