For 322 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Time of the Wolf
Lowest review score: 0 Come Out and Play
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 322
322 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Draft Day affords the simple but uncommon pleasure of watching intelligent characters who are passionate about what they do trying to do the best that they can.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A lively comic jamboree that’s sometimes smarter than it is funny and hits about as often as it misses, but is, on balance, a good deal of fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    At more than two hours, The Dance of Reality unquestionably has its longueurs, but on balance it is alive with enough images and ideas for several movies — as if Jodorowsky were afraid he might have to wait 20 more years before making another.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    [A] loosely structured, always informative, sometimes illuminating portrait docu.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A fast-paced valentine to Russell and his quixotic vision so rife with underdog victors and hairpin twists of fortune that, if it weren’t all true, no one would believe it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    A routine memory piece about long-buried family secrets that bubble back to the surface to wreak havoc.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    While the respectable result is a more meaningful film than just about anything Mandoki worked on during his 17 years in Hollywood ("Angel Eyes," "Message in a Bottle"), pic suffers from an overindulgence of triumph-over-adversity cliches and a meandering narrative.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Although in many respects a more stylish, authentic, tougher-minded film than "Hotel Rwanda," director Michael Caton-Jones' respectable and well-intentioned Beyond the Gates (aka Shooting Dogs) still falls into the trap of filtering an inherently African story through the eyes of a noble white protagonist -- in this case, two of them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Less outre than "Gummo" and "Julien Donkey-Boy," Korine's most lavishly produced pic to date begins as a sweet-tempered tale of social misfits-turned-celebrity impersonators, but falls short of its ambition to say something meaningful about the obsessive nature of celebrity culture.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Pretty formulaic stuff: bland self-empowerment tinged with warm fuzzies in all the right places. But what makes this "Somebody" something is Pasquin's deft touch and understanding with the material.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Festooned with cute, mugging kids; lots of jazzy redos of beloved Christmas tunes on the soundtrack; and enough tug-at-your-heartstrings moments to make an entire theater feel warm on a blustery winter afternoon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Assembled in a straightforward, television-style presentation that gets the better of it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Despite the intriguing set-up, there's something unambitious and scaled-back about Star Trek Nemesis, so that most of the time it feels like a slightly suped-up episode of the "Next Generation" TV series.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Gets an ambitious, sometimes inspired but ultimately less than satisfying screen treatment from Roger Avary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    An odd concoction: an English-language movie made by Dutch filmmakers working with an American cast on location in Russia and Mexico. That strangeness, combined with sharp casting and affectionate performances, is a big part of "Affair's" charm.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    A cobwebbed, mummified horror entry that makes obvious, cartoonishly grotesque demands for attention.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Attempts to delve beneath the surface of Hollywood's rampant narcissism and fascination with technology, but ultimately feels like just one more in the long line of films this year about the business of making movies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    All the trappings of an energetic, extreme-sports adventure, but ends up more of a creaky "Pretty Woman" retread, with the emphasis on self-empowering schmaltz and with the big-wave surfing that gives pic its title seemingly an afterthought.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Fascinating and frustrating in nearly equal measure.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Thank heavens — or at least the “Department of Eternal Affairs” — for Jeff Bridges, whose hilariously free-associative performance as a 19th-century frontier marshal-turned-21st-century undead lawman is like an adrenaline shot to the heart of R.I.P.D.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    More often, Gatsby feels like a well-rehearsed classic in which the actors say their lines ably, but with no discernible feeling behind them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Thanks to some accomplished hocus pocus and an appealing cast, this would-be “Ocean’s Eleven” of the magic world remains watchable throughout, even as it plods along without ever quite fulfilling its potential.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Paul plays the part with the flinty, tightly wound charisma of a small man who makes up in moxie what he lacks in stature. There’s something of the young James Cagney in him, and he’s by far the best thing Need for Speed has going for it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    This big-hearted underdog comedy from director Shawn Levy is, much like its two leads, exceedingly affable and good-natured despite being undeniably long in the tooth.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    The Place Beyond the Pines is a much bigger canvas, and scene by scene it can be riveting...But the disparate pieces never quite jell; the movie is all trees and no forest.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    A Red Dawn for the Tea Party era, Olympus Has Fallen is pretty ridiculously entertaining—or at least entertainingly ridiculous—for long stretches, dulled only by the realization that there are many parts of the country where this will play as less than total farce.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Pic’s monotone edges towards monotony by the end of the third act, but as no-budget calling-card features go, Frankenstein’s Army remains a grisly cut above.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Bruni Tedeschi holds all of pic’s myriad tangents in a delicate balance, no single one ever rising to the fore, no pressure felt to wrap everything — or anything — up in a tidy package at the end.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Foundas
    Even in the movie’s most ridiculous moments, Collet-Serra keeps the pacing brisk and knows how to divert our attention with a well-timed bit of comic relief.