Mike Clark

Mike Clark

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
USA Today , Washington Post
Critics' Group:
National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:
788
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " There's not a surprise or moment of tension to be found here, but the film is all energy and color that makes the discomfort of 3-D glasses seem worth it." — USA Today
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3.5/4 95% Unforgiven (1992) " It shouldn't be missed by anyone with a taste for Eastwood's typically slanted morality. It's the actor/director's best movie -- and the best Western by anybody -- in over 20 years." — USA Today
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 81% Road to Perdition (2002) " So is Perdition still a must-see? No question. But it's tough to fuss about it much when a picture is this fussy." — USA Today
Posted Apr 14, 2013
3/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " At a time when Hollywood seems to be releasing everything this side of Dead Sea Scrolls documentaries in 3-D, How to Train Your Dragon is a briskly paced computer-animated entertainment that uses the format to maximum effect, the way Avatar does." — Washington Post
Posted Mar 26, 2010
3.5/4 64% Duplicity (2009) " With its smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet, savor Duplicity as the ideal spring gift." — USA Today
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3/4 61% The Express (2008) " Despite appealing performances and kinetic football scenes, the storytelling is mostly conventional, except for two outstanding set pieces." — USA Today
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/4 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) " Remarkably, the plot has much in common with Hellboy II: The Golden Army, yet that bundle of fun has enough vision to make even its Barry Manilow interlude seem appropriate." — USA Today
Posted Aug 1, 2008
97% When the Levees Broke (2006) USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2007
96% House of Games (1987) USA Today
Posted Sep 1, 2007
3.5/4 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) " Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard have written one of the year's smartest scripts, and Mrs. Brown director John Madden gets a chance to show a funny side that's previously been submerged." — USA Today
Posted Sep 1, 2007
2/4 24% Lady in the Water (2006) " Though the result is too idiosyncratic to be regarded as just one more summer-movie whiff, those who see it may feel a need to act like a pool lifeguard and blow the whistle on Shyamalan." — USA Today
Posted Jul 20, 2006
1.5/4 40% Running Scared (2006) " A potential howler done in by a tendency to wear too much body tissue on its sleeve." — USA Today
Posted Feb 23, 2006
2/4 43% Final Destination 3 (2006) " At its heart, this second sequel is standard slasher stuff, though director James Wong does rise (or maybe sink) to the occasion with grisly staging." — USA Today
Posted Feb 9, 2006
3/4 22% The Pink Panther (2006) " Even if you give Sellers the edge in facial expressions, Martin is his equal in mangled verbiage." — USA Today
Posted Feb 9, 2006
3/4 61% Something New (2006) " Sanaa Lathan's classiness flows from the poise she projects...Her cool understatement helps put over Something New's premise -- which, if not old, is no longer in its 20s." — USA Today
Posted Feb 2, 2006
3/4 70% Roving Mars (2006) " The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented." — USA Today
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/4 32% Imagine Me & You (2006) " Maddening politeness rules the day in this London-based comedy ..." — USA Today
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/4 10% Annapolis (2006) " Annapolis moves at a decent clip, but it's all cliches ..." — USA Today
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3/4 78% Why We Fight (2006) " It's thoughtful, and you have to take it seriously and with respect." — USA Today
Posted Jan 19, 2006
2.5/4 55% Glory Road (2006) " An appealing Disney sports movie that underplays its potential, Glory Road is at least a more satisfying basketball saga than last year's Coach Carter." — USA Today
Posted Jan 13, 2006
1/4 46% Hoodwinked (2005) " Why would a distributor suddenly yank an animated family film from its intended wide December opening until mid-January? Could it be that the advance word of mouth wasn't very good-winked?" — USA Today
Posted Jan 12, 2006
1.5/4 53% Wolf Creek (2005) " There's no substitute for bad taste. And this one has it double-barreled, both in the timing of its release and as a movie, one said to be loosely based on fact." — USA Today
Posted Dec 25, 2005
2.5/4 62% The New World (2005) " That sound you're about to hear is the cracking of spines as Terrence Malick enthusiasts like me bend over backward trying to cut The New World a break." — USA Today
Posted Dec 22, 2005
3.5/4 78% Munich (2005) " This is a smart and often tense work whose ultimate merit isn't completely calculable now." — USA Today
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 40% The Ringer (2005) " No matter how daring today's comedies think they are, someone has been there before and done it funnier." — USA Today
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) " Give Dozen a slight edge to the mournful Yours, Mine & Ours as a holiday season bottom-feeder, because Martin and Levy are better at slapstick than Dennis Quaid." — USA Today
Posted Dec 20, 2005
3/4 51% The Family Stone (2005) " This is one busy wannabe heart-tugger." — USA Today
Posted Dec 16, 2005
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) " It's an old-style virtue for a film that's old-style in the best way: unassuming but people-oriented and aiming to endure." — USA Today
Posted Dec 9, 2005
2.5/4 52% First Descent (2005) " An adequate if slightly overlong history of the sport, Descent adheres to the same storytelling trajectory as documentary predecessors on surfing and skateboarding." — USA Today
Posted Dec 2, 2005
6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) " Yes, this groaner retreads the ground of the middling-at-best 1968 movie of the same name." — USA Today
Posted Nov 23, 2005
2.5/4 41% Just Friends (2005) " After peaking with the unsurpassable glories of 2003's Bad Santa, the humbug holiday genre may be getting run into the ground." — USA Today
Posted Nov 23, 2005
46% Rent (2005) " Stage original Taye Diggs, playing an erstwhile friend turned evictor, actually made a stronger screen impression in Malibu's Most Wanted." — USA Today
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3.5/4 88% Tell Them Who You Are (2005) " What we really get from son Mark's unusual take is a sterling movie about fathers (especially famous fathers) and offspring." — USA Today
Posted Nov 22, 2005
3.5/4 82% Walk the Line (2005) " A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling." — USA Today
Posted Nov 18, 2005
2/4 75% Zathura (2005) " Thanks in part to its over-reliance on special effects, the result seems all too familiar." — USA Today
Posted Nov 10, 2005
1.5/4 20% Derailed (2005) " Drawn-out, clunky and uneasily acted, as well as exasperating." — USA Today
Posted Nov 10, 2005
3/4 61% Jarhead (2005) " Director Sam Mendes' third screen outing pretty well nails Swofford's tone, which was mordant without being disrespectful, and, in fact, is begrudgingly reverent of the Corps." — USA Today
Posted Nov 4, 2005
3/4 36% Chicken Little (2005) " The invasion material is acceptably funny." — USA Today
Posted Nov 4, 2005
2.5/4 26% The Legend of Zorro (2005) " Though there's worse entertainment around, there may be more people rabid for the return of Prohibition than for a Zorro sequel seven years after the fact." — USA Today
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2.5/4 58% The Weather Man (2005) " This is one glum outing, with occasional pings of wry wit and hearty chuckles." — USA Today
Posted Oct 28, 2005
1.5/4 36% Saw II (2005) " Essentially, this is one more movie that, regardless of its setting or even planet, exists to knock off its cast members one by one." — USA Today
Posted Oct 27, 2005
3/4 68% North Country (2005) " At its best, North Country conveys what it's like to be a small-town social pariah and to fear for yourself in the workplace." — USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2.5/4 19% Doom (2005) " It's surprising The Rock's latest is as bearable as it is." — USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2.5/4 84% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) " All three actors give it their all, but Monaghan stands out with a sexy yet oddly down-to-earth variation on the Midwest girl gone wrong, thanks partly to a dark dysfunctional family secret." — USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2.5/4 64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) " Fanning and Russell make this watchable family entertainment, if not necessarily at today's prices." — USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2/4 41% Where the Truth Lies (2005) " Atom Egoyan's stilted film squanders an intriguing premise." — USA Today
Posted Oct 13, 2005
1.5/4 19% Domino (2005) " You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick." — USA Today
Posted Oct 13, 2005
2.5/4 22% Two For the Money (2005) " The movie has a lot of built-in flash and is thus mildly entertaining, though the running time grinds it down." — USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
1/4 31% Waiting (2005) " As in waiting for it to be over." — USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
4/4 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) " George Clooney's second directorial outing couldn't be more topical, though the events it chronicles occurred over half a century ago." — USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
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