Scott Foundas
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For 832 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Avatar
Lowest review score: 0 Reasonable Doubt
Score distribution:
832 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    This rare femme-centric addition to the loss-of-virginity canon (dominated by the likes of “Porky’s,” “Risky Business” and “American Pie”) hits its fair share of outrageously funny highs amid lots of so-so filler, but stays buoyant and likable throughout thanks to the winning presence of “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza in the lead.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    I’d be lying if I said that The Band’s Visit isn’t touching and uplifting and all those other audience-friendly emotions against which film critics are believed to religiously steel themselves. But in a season rife with movies (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Grace Is Gone, The Kite Runner, et al.) that aggressively pry open viewers’ chest cavities and yank on their heartstrings, Kolirin’s film is the only one that plucks at them gently, tickling the funny bone as it goes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Fine new chapter in the long-running franchise should score well with family audiences.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Core has a touch with actors, too, and there are surprisingly fine performances here.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Sometimes a hard-hitting expose, sometimes a big-hearted crowdpleaser, Million Dollar Arm wants it both ways to be sure, but its instincts are mostly right on the money, as are its actors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Playing something of a cipher who reinvents himself as the occasion demands, Wood is unusually well cast, but it's Hunnam, with a psychotic twinkle in his eye, who turns the movie on whenever he's onscreen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    American independent movies about awkward adolescence are never in short supply, but this highly assured first feature by commercials and music video director Mike Mills is the first since "Donnie Darko" to view the latter stages of teenagerdom as fodder for a phantasmagorical odyssey of Lewis Carroll–like distortions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The infectious high spirits of the performers help to carry the day.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Like most of the men in the film, we would happily follow her anywhere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The genocide of some one million Rwandan Tutsis by their Hutu neighbors remains a disgraceful and too-little-known episode in recent world history. Alas, Terry George's ineffectual Hotel Rwanda only partly rectifies that problem, taking what ought to have been a complex, powerful inquiry and simplifying it to a story about the resilience of the human spirit.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A highly enjoyable programmer about those brave young men and their rickety flying machines.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Emerges as a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon, owing as much to scientific disaster movies like “The China Syndrome” and “Contagion” as it does to undead ur-texts like the collected works of George Romero.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Draft Day affords the simple but uncommon pleasure of watching intelligent characters who are passionate about what they do trying to do the best that they can.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Bell forces us to see characters from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in a distinctly human light, neither ennobling nor pitying.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Examines 50-odd years in the life of its eponymous subject -- a most compelling character -- and in doing so literally provides the viewer with food for thought.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Marshall hasn’t made one of the great movie musicals here, but he hasn’t bungled it either — far from it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A noteworthy piece on a difficult subject.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Turturro keeps Fear X fascinating, practically in spite of itself.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Peet is triumphant as the beguiling object of desire with wounded-bird eyes and devilish smile -- sexy and tart, then, in the space of a breath, totally, tenderly tragic. Like Oliver, we'd happily follow her anywhere.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Itself owing much to such lone-man-of-action hallmarks as “Die Hard” and “Speed,” this welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters delivers a wide array of close-quarters combat and large-scale destruction, all grounded in an immensely appealing star turn by Channing Tatum and ace support from imperiled POTUS Jamie Foxx.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Repeatedly, Iñárritu and Arriaga stop themselves just short of suggesting that we're all going to hell in a hand basket. Had they not -- well, then Babel might really have been onto something.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Beguiling and intoxicating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The movie is enjoyable, but not passionately engaging in the way we've come to expect from Almodóvar, and it leaves you somewhat cold in spite of the warmth of Cruz's galvanic performance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Always good with actors, Hanson brings out a beaten-down charm in Bana that works nicely against the hotheaded authority the actor shows in the gambling scenes, while Duvall is, like the veteran card shark he plays, a master of subtle gestures. The low card here is Barrymore, somewhat awkwardly shoehorned into this boys' club to provide some romantic relief.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    It’s a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before: it cuts the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get while still being played by Dwayne Johnson).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A fast-paced valentine to Russell and his quixotic vision so rife with underdog victors and hairpin twists of fortune that, if it weren’t all true, no one would believe it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    There's greater consistency to it, and considerably more humor, with macabre slapstick and fun-house ghoulishness that, at their best, recall early Tim Burton.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    It is the point -- and the power -- of Deep Water that the vast, unknowable fathoms of the sea are rivaled only by those of the human psyche.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The strengths of Dominion, however, have been little diminished by its long shelf life and, in fact, may have grown stronger with age.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Inoffensive adolescent escapism laced with surprising amounts of genuine charm.

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