Scott Foundas

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For 867 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Superman Returns
Lowest review score: 0 Grind
Score distribution:
867 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    At its best, The Summer of Sangaile captures the special intensity of those relationships in which everything seems to fade away save for the other person.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The actors are superb -- especially Smith, who exudes some of the live-wire charisma of the young Sean Penn in Rosenthal's "Bad Boys," and the smoldering Brewster.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Even at its most opaque, Bastards always exerts a dreamlike pull rooted in Denis’ rhythmic layerings of image, sound and music.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A sparkling and savvy comedy of political manners.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's forceful and alive and spilling over with crazy poetry.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's the third feature Miller has shot using lightweight digital video cameras, and the result is a special lightness in the work itself -- the glowing images ease into one another like leaves turning in a summer breeze, while the performances are similarly effortless.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A respectful, lovingly reimagined take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic 1943 tale, which adds all manner of narrative bells and whistles to the author’s slender, lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious extraterrestrial voyager, but stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment at odds with grown-up disillusionment.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An entertaining, affectionate documentary created by three self-professed fanboys, which proves as nostalgic for the host himself as for a bygone broadcast era, before the reality-TV explosion allowed the inmates to fully take over the asylum.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    By the standards of today's bombastic "event" movies, this is a refreshingly modest endeavor—one in which the main event is the skillful holding of our attention, all the way from "Once upon a time" to "Happily ever after."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's a pungent study of fads, trends and the way everything once genuine ends up being homogenized and exploited beyond recognition by corporate America -- a fine companion piece to Stacy Peralta's "Dogtown and Z-Boys," but with a more raw, punkish aesthetic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A penetrating and ultimately heartbreaking inventory of hard lessons learned on and off the court.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    From its very first frames it exerts a powerful fascination.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Director Andrew Wagner draws topnotch work from a pro cast in Starting Out in the Evening, a wise, carefully observed chamber drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The gimmick is simple but devastatingly effective: Never once breaking character or acknowledging that he’s in on the joke, the Jew-fearing, grammatically challenged reporter ingratiates himself with his unsuspecting, average-American victims before uproariously turning the tables on them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A minor-key but eminently enjoyable work by a master craftsman.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Garbus embraces Simone in all her multitudes and contradictions — or at least as many of them as can be comfortably squeezed into a 100-minute running time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Estes' debut feature's strength lies in its crackling intensity, ultra-sharp character insights and an affinity for teenage protagonists who look and sound like real teens.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A dense and dazzling science-fiction mind-bender unassumingly dressed up in a tech geek’s short-sleeved oxford shirt, pocket protector and safety goggles.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Just around the halfway point, something unexpected happens -- the movie actually gets good. You can chalk that up to the delightful Alan Rickman.

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