For 92 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Brown's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 91 So Much So Fast
Lowest review score: 0 A Sound of Thunder
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 92
  2. Negative: 19 out of 92
92 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Scott Brown
    So Much So Fast (spanning five years) elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    The music's sensational, but you keep waiting for the pledge number to flash up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    12:08 East of Bucharest is a shrewdly built comedy, but the characters are broad-verging-on-cheap unholy hick fools.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Brown
    Jaw set but never stiff, he (Fillion) gets both the Whedon wit and the Whedon grandiloquence between cheek and gum, and gives the whole enterprise the heft of a real saga.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Scott Brown
    The film is a furious full-court press, its subjects aflame with the kind of passion only youth can furnish.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    The somewhat rococo songs and earthy pop-art animation tread a very fine line between heady and headachy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Scott Brown
    Ken Takakura, a great rain-creased oak of an actor, delivers a quietly massive performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Scott Brown
    Blessed with excellent turns by Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, this feel-gooder revels in its hip-to-be-square hyperliteracy, and neatly exceeds its own PSA-ness, practically amounting to a black, preteen "Good Will Hunting."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    For 20 years, Megumi's family doesn't know where she is; when they find out, the frustrations and uncertainties only mount. But as thickets of history and culture are (too) neatly avoided, the viewer is also left in the dark.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Aims for the junior stargazer in a release coinciding with NASA's new moon-by-2018 initiative. The movie is unmistakably a pitch, and an honorable one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    East of Havana picks at these politico-philosophical threads rather than pulling them, and the sense of a larger movement is fleeting. There's a beat, but we never quite see who's dancing to it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Danny Boyle's glittering, deadpan, nihilistic little thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Scott Brown
    Zathura is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Brown
    The collection can be summed up in four words I never thought I'd see together: science-fiction chamber music.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a harmless little ''ex-po-tition'' (to use a Pooh-ism). Still, making this your kids' first Pooh experience would be like weaning them on New Coke.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Scott Brown
    As a documentary, Jesus Camp could lose its haunted-house score and contrapuntal Air America refrains and still deliver its message: that, here and elsewhere, fundamentalism is no longer content with a separate peace. It wants the meat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    The flick is best in its bittier moments (watch for the stellar cameos), and there's nothing to trouble the tots.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Gibson stages the movie episodically, as a series of quiet actors' moments; his direction is scrupulous, tasteful, and, I'm afraid, rather sodden. By the end, he wrings a tear or two, but more from the story's sentimental outline than from anything he does to fill it in.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Brown
    Here, he's (Damon) the ultimate enigma machine, a man willing to erase himself for his country. Does that make him a hero? The Good Shepherd is too closemouthed to let on.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    Feel-good ethnocomedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    Here's yet another self-consciously ''Almodóvarian'' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    As for our heroine (Lohman), her archetypal struggle with crusty Pa (uncrusty Tim McGraw) feels attitude-heavy and life-lesson-light.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    It's a canned clip reel of Heartwarming Sports Comedy, intermittently redeemed by its easygoing boomer vibe. And at its center is the redoubtable Bernie Mac, nicely aged, as he says, ''like USDA beef.''
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Brown
    It's a soothing stoner tableau, a fine dropout fantasy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    For the Western viewer, the cultural divide acts as a saccharine filter, and Kamikaze, a cult hit in Japan, becomes a mesmerizing lesson in otherness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Brown
    Director Sean Ellis has a lovely eye, but he's set the film in his blind spot. Not only can't he distinguish between art and porn, savoring and wallowing, universal truths and exhausted clichés -- he doesn't even seem interested in these distinctions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    The plot can't be summarized: Let's just say that crazy s--- happens, and occasionally, you laugh.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Brown
    A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush, Stick It is primarily an exercise in exercise.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Coffey, a tart comic mind who should cast his net farther from the 405, pads his story with more and more familiar degradations, and Watts plays each one to the hilt.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    A threadbare crazy-quilt of Spanish sex comedies, Queens wants desperately to be "Women on the Verge of a Big Gay Wedding."

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