Scott Foundas
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For 839 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% 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 Taxi
Lowest review score: 0 Grind
Score distribution:
839 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The movie catches us up so profoundly in Frankie's self-destructive spiral (and gradual rehab), it's as though we’re seeing it all for the first time. I'd like to say that's because the story is true, only it isn't.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's a style at once ravishing and mysterious, austere and intimate, carrying with it the suggestion that even cinema may be powerless to invade the most clandestine antechambers of human behavior.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    In its depiction of a fleeting, but nevertheless factual, peace in the Middle East, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven may seem a more quixotic Hollywood fantasy than all six Star Wars movies lumped together.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The most enjoyable film Besson has had his name on in eons.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Of course, a Batman movie is nothing without a Bruce Wayne, and, by a mile, Bale is the best of a lot that has ranged from the square-jawed slapstick of Adam West to the more dedbonair stylings of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The acting is uniformly superb.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The imagery is startling not just for its symbolic resonances, but for the breathless intensity with which it sears the screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    There may be no other actor (Thornton)working today (or as frequently) who is this good each and every time out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The result is a film chilly and externalized in all the ways that Mood was bottled up and woozily dreamlike.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Whether you take it as horror show or social commentary (or both), this is sublimely terrifying stuff.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The emotional truthfulness of Clean enters into our bloodstreams with its muted vigor, and we find ourselves getting hooked by this tale of getting unhooked.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This ridiculously entertaining sequel is that rare part deux that leaves you hankering for part trois. The action is, in a word, spectacular, but also playful, inventive and witty.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This meticulously well-made picture is disarmingly funny at times - not least during the ballet of bloody absurdity that is the assassination itself - but also subdued and straight-faced, with one eye planted on 1979 and the other on the violent student demonstrations looming in the distance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The Weather Man begs to be taken seriously and can't easily be dismissed; it kicks around in your mind for a good long while after you've seen it. Cage, who does his finest work since "Leaving Las Vegas," has stripped himself bare of the patented tics and mannerisms he honed in one Jerry Bruckheimer movie too many.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Its jazzy rhythm and economy of form place it closer to a 1950s film noir, shot through with humor so dark you need a flashlight to see it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Queen Latifah gives a spectacular performance in this hugely enjoyable wish-fulfillment fantasy.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The heist at the heart of Inside Man is brilliant, and so is the movie.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's the kind of movie that used to be called "trashy good fun," only there's nothing trashy about it: Gunn, who scripted the 2004 "Dawn of the Dead" remake, is clearly punch-drunk with horror-movie love; Slither is, among other things, a freewheeling homage to "The Blob, Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and just about everything by George Romero.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    At once playful and thorough, the documentary is also stacked teased-hair high with wicked performance footage.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This remarkable film from Australia, the debut feature of writer-director Cate Shortland, moves to the lyrical rhythms and unhurried pace of a 1970s road movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Becomes one of those wonderfully weird adventure stories beloved of children who don't mind getting a good old-fashioned case of the heebie-jeebies. It's kind of a blast for adults too.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Not just the funniest but the smartest comedy around by a mile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This is also an acidly funny work, even if the humor is that of a man who drinks to stave off the pain and madness of sobriety. In his finest performance since "Drugstore Cowboy," Dillon plays Chinanski with funereal grandiosity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    As before, Bujalski's preference for nonprofessional actors, his ear for the rhythms of conversation among bright young 20-somethings and his adept use of a roving, hand-held camera (this time shooting in fuzzy black and white) lend the film an invigorating energy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    As merry pranksters they have no match, and as they age (Knoxville is 35 now), they only grow in appeal. As they proudly hurl their tattooed (by ink and battle scars) bodies into harm's way, a devilish glint in their eyes, it's as if they've discovered the fountain of youth, and its name is Jackass.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    For the soul of Gondry's work, it seems to me, is neither its soaring flights of visual fancy nor its sometimes crude slapstick, but rather its pained understanding of a generation hopelessly tongue-tied when it comes to matters of the heart.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's forceful and alive and spilling over with crazy poetry.

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