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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Bowles' Scores

  • Movies
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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Bowles
    And that's Fed Up's ultimate, if not fatal, weakness: The movie seems to acquit consumers of any culpability in our health crisis.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    He hasn't mastered the craft yet, but M. Night Shyamalan may be on to something with this action-movie thing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    There are plenty of strong performances, and LaBeouf does a nice job of becoming the tough-skinned pragmatist. Mulligan is as earnest as ever, and Susan Sarandon and, particularly, Frank Langella make strong cameos.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Jack Goes Boating won't knock you over, but it lulls you with its slow-warming heart.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Brisk, brutal and unconcerned with collateral damage, The Mechanic doesn't pave much of anything new in the assassin-for-hire genre. But when it kills, it does so with style.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    For added heehaws, the normally dependable Nick Swardson comes along to act the ass and delve into some of Sandler's more nuanced scatological humor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Where Paul takes off is in its embrace and knowledge of sci-fi icons.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    One of the coldest action films in years and an odd showcase for Saoirse Ronan, a deft actress who is one of the few youngsters capable of pulling off action with acting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Leave it to a wimpy kid to show Hollywood how to make a family movie with live people in it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Even by today's horror standards, Destination has some ghastly scenes. After seeing them, parents may want to reconsider letting their daughters try gymnastics or laser eye surgery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    A Dangerous Method has plenty to say about sex, but it lacks much fire for it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    In Time has about 50 minutes of good movie in it. Alas, the sci-fi thriller runs nearly twice that length, and despite a terrific concept that could make for an "Inception" for 2011, we get "Logan's Run" meets "Robin Hood." And not the good parts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    One of those movies that makes for a fantastic trailer. Much beyond that can feel like repeat viewing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    It's breezy stuff, to be sure. And while English is far from becoming the Pink Panther for the Facebook generation, Atkinson has a breezy rapport with junior Agent Tucker (Daniel Kaluuya) that's reminiscent of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau and his relationship with sidekick Kato.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    A stylish slasher of a movie, a monster flick that does its vampires right, if not their real-life counterparts.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    A more sure-footed shoot-'em-up that finds some heart, wit and perhaps enough momentum to spawn a formidable action franchise.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Maintains the franchise's knack for getting kids right.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    The first half of Taken 2 is a serviceable action flick, but the second half descends into cliches.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Red 2 is one of those sequels that's easier to follow if you've seen the original but more entertaining if you haven't.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Preposterous, goofy and a clear ripoff of ā€œPlanes, Trains and Automobiles,ā€ Identity still manages to make off with just enough laughs to work, thanks to the wondrous McCarthy, one of the few actresses in Hollywood allowed to showcase her wit and charisma as much as her physique.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Just earnest enough to blend its religious theme with a beer-chugging hero for a surprisingly contemporary look at faith.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    If you rely on films to keep your kids entertained and distracted for an hour and a half, Meatballs is a masterwork, a visual stunner that manages to break from animation's current 3-D rut.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Hart is much like Murphy: fast-talking, mischievous and irresistible. He's so confident and good-natured that we see how Angela fell for her pint-sized slacker.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint ā€” and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Draft's reverence for the gridiron, its heroes and the cities that worship them (particularly Cleveland) will make the movie a first-round pick of diehards.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    A clunky-if-earnest comedy about a literal band of misfits led by a singer who never takes off his mascot-size headgear. Ever.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Had Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch made a movie together, it might have looked something like The Signal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    While Challenge makes for a pretty dull glimpse into the inner workings of the sea, it provides a fascinating look at the inner workings of Cameron, whose obsessive and demanding personality translated to movies that included "Titanic" and "Avatar."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Just as its characters need a reason to live, Go needs a reason for audiences to watch. Neither find much satisfaction.