For 127 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Bowles' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Waiting for 'Superman'
Lowest review score: 12 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 127
  2. Negative: 32 out of 127
127 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Vaughn and James are likable enough, and they would have real chemistry in, say, an all-out comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    What it became was bad. A movie that hopes to blend "Lethal Weapon" with "Gladiator" winds up not being a fraction of either.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Speaking of that middle-finger finale, there is one redeeming trait: At least it signals the end credits.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    There isn't much in the way of plot to get in the way of Sandler's world: There's poo, ripped pants and hot girls falling for fat guys.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Conan the Barbarian lives by a pretty simple ethos: He lives, he loves, he slays. What he doesn't do, alas, is act.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    There's nothing wrong in the setup: It worked fine in films like "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Uncle Buck." But director David Gordon Green populates the movie with so many soap opera asides it's hard to keep count.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    A putrid film that comes dead-weighted with hammy one-liners and a plot so silly it borders on comedy?
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Filmmakers must have been tripping pretty badly when they made High School, a flub that's about as lucid as a stoner at a spelling bee.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Revolution tries a few plot moves, but, narratively, it has two left feet.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    It's been a long time since a movie wasted this much talent.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    RZA's directorial debut is heavy on bloody kung fu action...and light on just about everything else.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    The movie spends too much time wedging the couple into a May-December moment, where Crystal cracks nostalgic about the good old days. It's sweet, but it grows old.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    It's been a long time since a movie wasted as much talent as Stand Up Guys, a film that aims to be a geezer "Goodfellas" but whose execution is a misfire.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Though it has flashes of promise, Bones traces the footsteps of its fantasy film predecessors too closely to blaze anything close to an original narrative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    A film of repetition, a bloody dance consisting of three steps: stab, scream, repeat.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Hell Baby is what happens when you try to parody a parody. The result is a film that's less than half as funny as its predecessor, and a sliver as clever as the original.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Most Ender's fans, of course, won't care about comparisons and consider the film adaptation a long-awaited victory in itself. Those fresh to the tale — or at least expecting something fresh from it — may wonder what the fuss was about.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Homefront is what "Breaking Bad" may have resembled had Sylvester Stallone written the TV show.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Grudge could have saved itself with a rousing finale, but the buildup is so tedious you just want the fight to end.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Despite some high-caliber voice talent and shimmering animation, it's hard to get a bead on this tale.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    The result is a convoluted mess that has one good twist and two good car chases. But it's hardly enough to bring this spy flick in from the cold.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Alas, Wolf tries too hard to shock to be effective.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Deafening, deadening and about two hours too long, Extinction would mark the weakest installment yet of the 7-year-old Hasbro franchise — if the previous three movies were discernible from one another.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Even horror neophytes won't be spooked by a film that looks as if it were shot with a smartphone and an Itty Bitty Booklight.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    What snookered Slater (not to mention Donald Sutherland) into this film is a wonder, because there's not a genuine bone in it. Think the Bourne franchise meets the Bond franchise, without the wit or action.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    The latest undead-soldier story carries on the franchise tradition of graphic violence and bad acting.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    Alas, shell casings, switchblades and severed limbs are all that's offered in this vile film, whose sole redeeming quality is that it ends. Eventually.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    A car-chase clunker that can't escape its own noxious emissions.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    Preachy, manipulative and emotionally barren.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    Indisputably the most violent film of the year and disputably the worst.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Scott Bowles
    A comedy that has one good joke, four strange cameos and a spirit so juvenile kids may wonder what Sandler's deal is.