Scott Foundas

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For 869 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 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Before Sunset
Lowest review score: 0 Grind
Score distribution:
869 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    This is "Crash" with gun violence substituted for racism, although the tone of director–co-writer Aric Avelino's debut feature may be closer to one of those pious public-safety films that used to be shown to schoolchildren in order to frighten them out of potential bad behavior.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Not quite aptly titled, but close, writer-director Ryan Schifrin's cheapo horror opus pits everyone's favorite hirsute hominoid against the denizens of a remote town nestled at the base of a mountain called Suicide Peak. It's not much of a contest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    A lurid, overheated Southern Gothic that wallows in its own unpleasantness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    The direction is lazy and the script thoroughly witless, from its token Bergman references to dialogue that suggests a night in borscht-belt hell.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    No doubt, Levinson thought he was making this generation's "Dr. Strangelove." What he's actually made is a desperate, ponderous sop to progressives that caters to all of the left's worst fears about voter fraud, corporate malfeasance and the impossibility of effecting real change.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    It has a terminal case of the cutes crossed with the labored earnestness of a disease-of-the-week melodrama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    This Hannibal is a stick-in-the-mud altogether lacking in the wit, gourmet appetites and romantic flair required of any surrogate for Sir Anthony Hopkins. By the end of two full hours, it's only Harris' head you long to see on a plate.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Black Snake Moan is, at its core, a fairly straightforward variation on George Bernard Shaw -- "Pigsfeetmalion," if you will. One day, when he outgrows his terminal adolescence, Brewer might be the perfect filmmaker to tackle Faulkner or Tennessee Williams.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    They only want us to play that tiresome guessing game: Is it all a dream or is it really happening? Instead, you may find yourself asking: Is this cinema or merely Cinemax?
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Cosgrove and screenwriter Dean Craig aim for the kind of close-quarters chaos that John Cleese and Connie Booth turned into high comic art on "Fawlty Towers," but Caffeine's roundelay of sophomoric urination, masturbation and pedophilia gags isn't half as funny as the atrocious British accents of the largely American cast.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Some will see this as a movie about how we're all God’s children. I saw only the misanthropic fulminations of Jensen's runaway ego.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Monumentally terrible but far too bizarre to be boring.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Now, Soderbergh has made a movie so cool it's practically comatose. Sputtering along from one half-cocked gag line and self-satisfied in-joke to the next, Ocean's Thirteen is as slapdash and slipshod a three-quel as any in this summer's box-office sweepstakes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Is there a Razzie Award for worst casting? If so, it’s one of several that can be reserved early for this fourth, spectacularly lousy screen version of Jack Finney’s 1954 novella "The Body Snatchers," which some bright light envisioned as the ideal starring vehicle for the Cold Mountain herself, Nicole Kidman, and for Daniel Craig, last seen as the most poker-faced James Bond on record.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    While Gens can splatter gore with the best of them -- early in the film, a human body packed with C4 goes off in graphic detail -- he fails to stage so much as a single rousing action scene, even when he has four double-fisted swordsmen facing off inside an abandoned subway car. Game over. The audience loses.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Director Rob Reiner’s atrocious cancer “comedy” marks a new low in Hollywood’s self-flagellating “things to be thankful for” tradition.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    The truth is still out there, like an unsold lawn chair at a garage sale, in this just plain lousy second big-screen outing for erstwhile FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    All might have been forgiven were it not for a needlessly Shyamalanized ending that deserves to earn Wyatt at least 25 years for grand-theft cinema.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Oz tilts towards the mawkish, as the sham wizard learns the value of selflessness and an incessant Danny Elfman score tugs so shamelessly at your tear ducts that it would make the Tin Man surrender his heart on the spot.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Not just instantly forgettable, but beginning to fade from memory even as its images still play across the screen.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    An ultra-touchy-feely race-relations, civil-rights drama as imagined by theme-park organizers, with every character painted in broad strokes in a story that eagerly tugs at every available heartstring -- and rings false at every turn.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Strictly for the birds.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    The most resounding thuds in From Justin to Kelly, however, come from the musical numbers.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    This is a dark, vulgar, brooding turnoff of a movie, minus the steady laugh quotient needed to appease Sandler's core constituency.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Further proof that titular antagonist Jason Voorhes is ready for retirement -- to videostore shelves.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Pic has a stagy, boxed-in feel. Both visually and energetically, it suggests something that has been done onstage to the point of mechanized repetition. And even though Whaley is supposed to be playing a disillusioned character, it's the actor himself who seems fatigued and over-rehearsed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Begins as a serious, straightforward account of the origins of the cocaine trade and "gangsta" culture in 1980s Harlem, but then downward spirals due to a weak plot and gratuitous violence.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    A chiller resolutely without chills, in which even the pool water always seems heated. And inasmuch as the pic never owns up to its own trashiness, it's not even enjoyable camp.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Apocalyptic gobbledygook.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Foundas
    Initially promising, but quickly disappointing.

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