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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Even working within a more conventional framework, Blomkamp again proves to be a superb storyteller. He has a master’s sense of pacing, slowly immersing us into his future world rather than assailing us with nonstop action, and envisioning that world with an architect’s eye for the smallest details.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Grim, grueling and triumphantly powerful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    "Whitey” emerges as yet another of Berlinger’s gripping, irony-laced snapshots of the American criminal justice system, in which his eponymous subject comes across as an incontestable monster who may, nevertheless, also be an unwitting patsy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An often thrilling, always compelling intro to the sport.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A stimulating scientific inquiry that may cause audiences to look at (and think about) the world around them in dramatically different terms.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Above all a rousing entertainment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It is never less than fascinating — and sometimes dazzling — in its ambitions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A postmodern morality play stripped nearly bare by its precocious creator, until only its boldness, cutting insight, intermittent hilarity and bracing violence remain.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Strikes me as one of Godard's most accessible works - one in which the graying, stubbly maestro, who turns 74 today, presents himself and his ideas to the audience in a less combative way than he sometimes has in the past.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Michod’s sophomore feature isn’t exactly something we’ve never seen before, but it has a desolate beauty all its own, and a career-redefining performance by Robert Pattinson that reveals untold depths of sensitivity and feeling in the erstwhile “Twilight” star.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An utterly bizarre, weirdly compelling story of manimal love that stakes out its own brazen path somewhere between “The Fly” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It aims simply to relate a great and enveloping story -- one that may lead us to ponder the things that unite (rather than distance) peoples of differing belief systems, and may compel us to marvel at the many wonderful and horrible endeavors undertaken in the name of religion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The acting is uniformly superb.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    So innately compelling is Turing’s story — to say nothing of Benedict Cumberbatch’s masterful performance — it’s hard not to get caught up in this well-told tale and its skillful manipulations.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Crammed into a lively 85-minute package delivered with loads of dark humor and cinematic flair, this is a worthy winner of Sundance's Grand Jury prize for documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Kiarostami shoots Africa with an uncanny verisimilitude, coming close here to his idea of a "poetic cinema" indebted more to poetry and music than the theatrical novelistic storytelling tradition.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Anderson and his very fine cast keep things chugging along at a breathless pace, complete with a midfilm reversal of fortune nearly as unexpected as "Psycho's" shower scene. All aboard!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Once he’s worked through the basic set-up, Bujalski puts the plot on the back burner and lets his characters collide and ricochet off one another with a laconic comic grace.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Though the episodic structure results in a whole not quite equal to some of its parts, pic is an unusually tender, perceptive character study buoyed by stellar performances from a who's who of talented (and many underused) actresses.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Put simply, the film is a dazzling and fearless piece of showmanship.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Whether you take it as horror show or social commentary (or both), this is sublimely terrifying stuff.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The boldest provocation of Mitchell’s sweet, tender and gently funny film may be its exuberant celebration of community and togetherness at a cultural moment rife with fatalism and disconnect.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A powerfully affecting documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's something of a family affair -- only this time, instead of casting his relatives in the leading roles, Ceylan has cast himself and his real-life wife, Ebru, as Isa and Bahar. And if, in the hands of a lesser filmmaker, such a decision might foster a mood of lurid home-movie voyeurism, both Ceylans are such commanding and subtly expressive performers that any charges of nepotism here are as erroneous as in the storied collaborations of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The Bling Ring traces an intriguing feedback loop of which it is knowingly a part: a movie that affords its subjects the very immortality they so aggressively sought.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Surprisingly airy, jungle-set adventure, boisterously winking at Huston, Peckinpah and the same Saturday-morning serials that birthed Indiana Jones. R.J. Stewart and James Vanderbilt's tongue-in-cheek script, a hybridization of "Midnight Run" and "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," provides lots of amusing byplay for its two mismatched stars.

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