Scott Foundas
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For 846 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Sicario
Lowest review score: 0 Grind
Score distribution:
846 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It’s a bit square, never particularly surprising, yet very rich in its sense of creative people and their spirit of self-reinvention.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Tyro helmers David Barison and Daniel Ross have sunk their teeth into a heady intellectual stew, and results are invigorating thanks to the filmmakers' inspired linkage of images and ideas and commentaries from three of the world's leading philosophers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An intoxicating blend of exotic travelogue, death-defying derring-do, and affecting profiles in courage and perseverance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This is some of the best filmmaking ever done by director Richard Donner, a longtime Hollywood journeyman known more for his proficient deployment of three long-running movie franchises (The Omen, Superman and Lethal Weapon) than for his lyricism.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege. [Unrated Version]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    In his best film to date, Nick Cassavetes directs with ferocious energy, taking scenes past their logical stopping points and pushing his actors (particularly Foster, who can be as terrifying as Edward Norton in "American History X") to, but never over, the precipice of absurdity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The movie looks like it cost a fortune, with Dean Cundey's glistening widescreen compositions and Bill Brzeski's towering, storybook sets providing the backdrop for seamless visual effects. What's more, it's equally rich in ideas.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Offers a highly engaging immersion into a culture of larger-than-life characters driven by their thrill-seeking instincts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Scottish director Andrew Black keeps the pace brisk and the images sunny, while screenwriters Anne Black (his wife), Jason Faller and Katherine Swigert afford lively dialogue that, without pressing the issue, hones in on some insightful parallels between the morals of Austen's society and those of contemporary Mormon culture.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    For all its manipulations and self-imposed restrictions, Manakamana is expansive, intricate and surprisingly playful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The result is the work of a funereal yet darkly funny neorealist, sounding the rallying cry against the inflexible maxim casually delivered by one of his own film's characters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Playful and tense, loaded with wry cine-references and propelled by an ebullient energy...It seems more obvious than ever how much Rivette has influenced a subsequent generation of filmmakers—Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry—and expanded our sense of the possible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The heist at the heart of Inside Man is brilliant, and so is the movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Though his work has been little seen outside of France, writer-director Jean-Claude Brisseau's reputation as one of the most terribles of his country's filmmaking enfants precedes him. This 2002 film offers ample evidence as to why.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Offers a fast, efficient and richly satisfying look at an iconoclastic artist and his groundbreaking work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Rick McKay's exceptional new documentary Broadway: The Golden Age presents a veritable avalanche of interviews with some of the biggest names in the history of the American theater, preserving for posterity their wise words and disarming anecdotes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It casts an increasingly hypnotic spell, thanks in no small measure to Wright -- a fearless actress (and the real-life wife of writer-director Ruscio) who brings this sometimes despicable, often heartbreaking character to life with every atom of her being.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Brize (“Mademoiselle Chambon”) makes compelling drama out of the most ordinary of circumstances, and draws a lead performance from frequent collaborator Vincent Lindon that is a veritable master class in understated humanism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Eventually, the quixotic “search” of the movie’s title seems secondary to that more arduous quest of so many Chinese-Americans to find their place in a country that did not always welcome them with open arms, and how food forged the path of least resistance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Margot at the Wedding gives its characters (and us) something to laugh about.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    That may not exactly thrill those who admire the Saw films only for their splatter quotient, but all told, this is a more affecting study in grief, guilt and human frailty than "Babel."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The movie is enormously, convulsively funny, and it never lets up -- it has no shame.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Shot quickly and cheaply in high-definition video and almost entirely on one set, the movie has almost zero visual energy, but it teems with snappy dialogue and the same carnival anarchy Lumet brought to "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Witty, insightful portraits of hyperverbal, self-conscious young people falling in and out of love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This is still powerful, undiluted stuff -- a jolt of backwoods moonshine whiskey injected into the veins of the atrophied American relationship drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A supremely elegant, meditative thriller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The overall effect makes for a far more resonant film than that offered by concurrent narrative feature "Hotel Rwanada."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Much of the film is as strange and oddly beautiful as one of Arbus' own photographs, bold in its attempt to find new ways of cracking the biopic chestnut and sensitive in its portrayal of a 1950s woman who, like so many of her contemporaries, finds herself imprisoned in a "Good Housekeeping" nightmare.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead.

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