For 332 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Spring Breakers
Lowest review score: 0 Reasonable Doubt
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 332
332 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Landes's tone is never salacious or exploitative, nor for that matter pandering or sentimental. This is a sui generis work—warm, sporadically funny, deeply human, and altogether beguiling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    The movie's sense of immutable desire resonates well after the lights have come up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Spring Breakers seems to be holding a funhouse mirror up to the face of youth-driven pop culture, leaving us uncertain whether to laugh, recoil in horror, or marvel at its strange beauty. All I knew is I couldn't wait to see it a second time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    A stunning work, revisiting controversial events with journalistic objectivity and a meticulous eye for detail.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Haneke demonstrates profound insight into the essence of human behavior when all humility is pared away, raw panic and despair are the order of the day, and man becomes more like wolf than man.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    di Florio emerges with a serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called "the tangled discords of our nation."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Watching *Corpus Callosum and marveling at its sprightliness, its joyous, imaginative air, its effortless attenuation to all that is wonderful and horrible and comical about modern technology, makes you want to jump up and shout for joy, too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    A brilliant portrait of adventure, activism, obsession and potential madness that ranks among helmer Werner Herzog's strongest work.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Inside Llewyn Davis is a revelatory showcase for Isaac, who sings with an angelic voice and turns a potentially unlikable character into a consistently relatable, unmistakably human presence — a reminder that humility and genius rarely make for comfortable bedfellows.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Throughout, Payne gently infuses the film’s comic tone with strains of longing and regret, always careful to avoid the maudlin or cheaply sentimental.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Rachel Boynton’s extraordinary Big Men should come tagged with a warning: The side effects of global capitalism may include dizziness, nausea and seething outrage.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    A spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Miyazaki is at the peak of his visual craftsmanship here, alternating lush, boldly colored rural vistas with epic, crowded urban canvases, soaring aerial perspectives and test flights both majestic and ill-fated.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    So tastefully mounted and brilliantly acted that it wears down even the corset-phobic’s innate resistance to such things.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Her
    What begins like an arrested adolescent dream soon blossoms into Jonze’s richest and most emotionally mature work to date, burrowing deep into the give and take of relationships, the dawning of middle-aged ennui, and that eternal dilemma shared by both man and machine: the struggle to know one’s own true self.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    James cuts — as in all of his best work — straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert’s own words.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    Leigh has made another highly personal study of art, commerce and the glacial progress of establishment tastes, built around a lead performance from longtime Leigh collaborator Timothy Spall that’s as majestic as one of Turner’s own swirling sunsets.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Foundas
    The Dardennes once again find a richness of human experience that dwarfs most movies made on an epic canvas.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    Perverse, funny, and ultimately profound.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    The haunting final image suggests how quickly such stories can be lost...which makes Beyond the Hills, above all else, a powerful and necessary act of reclamation.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    It’s a classic espionage plot shot through with a typically heady mix of art and literary references: Klee and Velázquez, Bach and Haydn, Bernanos and Musil.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    In the post-Columbine era, Koury's film has its finger on something particularly potent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    An awe-inspiring survey of global surf culture, with the power to crush the post-"Gidget" decades of Hollywood stereotyping of surfers and surfing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    Sad, tender, wise and beautiful film... It's a profound tribute to lives lived on the fringes of society -- to the introspective loners who are the most observant chroniclers of our times.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    Matthew Barney delivers his masterpiece in Cremaster 3, unquestionably the 35-year-old sculptor-performance artist-filmmaker's most linear, most narratively inclined work to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    There's a kind of rawness on the screen that most movies never approach.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    A debut of enormous craft, surety and resourcefulness -- a superlative, soul-baring non-fiction work that will generate torrential word-of-mouth among auds lucky enough to catch it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    A mostly superb bit of modern horror from the writer-director-editor previously responsible for the Frankenstein story "No Telling" and the urban vampire pic "Habit."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    Love it or hate it, Northfork is a cinematic vision (visually and textually) unlike any with which most moviegoers, even arthouse regulars, will be familiar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    A superior example of fearless filmmakers in exactly the right place at the right time.