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 Interstellar
Lowest review score: 0 Reasonable Doubt
Score distribution:
846 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    A superior example of fearless filmmakers in exactly the right place at the right time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    Lucas is a major figure, and Revenge of the Sith may be some kind of historic achievement -- the first movie in which it is fully impossible to tell where flesh ends and digital paint begins.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The movie's tag line, which promises (among other things) “No stereotypes,” is one of those rare cases of truth in advertising. That Brown also happens to have captured some genuinely awesome surf footage -- often the only raison d’être for such films -- feels like a bonus.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    An unnerving, acidly funny work that fosters an acute air of dread without ever fully announcing itself as a horror movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Scott Foundas
    A 90-minute, years-in-the-making comic wind-up machine that begins by mocking its own audience for paying good money to see what it can watch at home for free and proceeds from there through the most wickedly funny arsenal of assaults on big government, organized religion and corporate America this side of "Borat."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Here is one of the best American actors (Chris Cooper) in one of his best parts.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Here is a Western without irony or innovation, without any of the overt efforts toward “revisionism” we’ve come to expect even from Eastwood -- a movie that waxes elegiac about the end of the West, but remains sure that cowboys and cattle and ramshackle frontier towns will live on in perpetuity at the cinema.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This meticulously designed and directed debut feature from writer-director Jennifer Kent (expanded from her award-winning short, “Monster”) manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Jolting narrative ellipses sometimes threatens to bring the whole house of cards tumbling down. What never lessens is the movie's rapturous eroticism, and the exquisite longing in each one of Yu Hong's sideways glances.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire, sags a bit in the middle, then rallies for an exuberantly bloody finish.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A perceptive character drama both delicate and tragic.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Unabashedly tasteless, wholly trashy and, also, hugely entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    At the movie's core, disguised with pitch-perfect Minnesota accent and bushy comb-over hairdo, the perpetually underrated Kurt Russell (as the late coach Herb Brooks) delivers a brilliant performance of immaculate control.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Karasawa deftly orchestrates the sometimes hairpin tonal shifts, never veering towards the saccharine; if she did, Stritch would probably shoot her.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The quiet and intimacy of what is essentially a two-character piece are well juxtaposed by Brooks against the vast desert expanses of her home country, captured in sumptuous wide-screen cinematography by the great Ian Baker.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It’s the trench imagery itself that’s the primary attraction here, and it proves more than worth the wait.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Though Akel and Mass share writing credit, Chalk was actually shot in a loose, improvisational manner in the mode of Christopher Guest's films, and its best set pieces are like devastatingly effective pinpricks puncturing the Hollywood hot-air balloon of inspirational teacher/coach melodramas.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A modestly scaled and highly pleasurable sequel to Wan’s low-budget 2011 smash that should have genre fans begging for thirds.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The most enjoyable film Besson has had his name on in eons.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Queen Latifah gives a spectacular performance in this hugely enjoyable wish-fulfillment fantasy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Not just the funniest but the smartest comedy around by a mile.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This won't be remembered as one of the prodigiously talented Armstrong's great films (My Brilliant Career, High Tide, Little Women), but it's still 90 percent better than everything else out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The odd mix of elements makes for an alternately (and sometimes simultaneously) hilarious and unsettling whole.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    What gives Rocky Balboa its unexpected pathos is the titanic humility of Stallone's performance, the earnestness with which he plays a man knocked down (but not out) by the ravages of time.

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