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1 May 2011

Movieline fires film critic Elvis Mitchell over ‘Source Code’ review

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May 1, 2011 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

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According to Deadline.com’s Nikke Finke, Mitchell – who was hired for the position on Jan. 12 of this year – wrote a recent review of “Source Code” which reportedly contained reference to an item that was in an early draft of the film’s script, but not in the final film that was screened for critics.

 

“A Summit rep tells me that Mitchell was shown a final cut of the film ‘Source Code’ on February 24th in NYC. His review of the movie appeared on Movieline.com on March 31st. That same day, the pic’s director Duncan Jones tweeted, “Find it odd Movieline choose to complain about Jeffrey Wright smoking a pipe, something in an old draft of the script that’s not in the film.”

 

The reference was to what Mitchell had written in his review: “It’s up to Jeffrey Wright, as the administrator supervising the Source Code — the machine that keeps firing Colter back, back, back to the recent past — and his eccentric brio to keep the silliness from piling up like ash from his pipe. That’s how you know this film is science fiction — someone is smoking indoors in the United States — and that Wright is a martinet whose malevolence must be checked.”

 

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It appears as if Mitchell didn’t watch the film, and instead reviewed it from an early draft of the script he read.

 

After Duncan Jones’ tweet, Movieline questioned Mitchell about his review; Mitchell responded, stating that he was at the screening, and that there was a misunderstanding. However, soon after that, Mitchell was terminated, followed by Deadline’s announcement.

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