Scott Foundas
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For 796 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 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 Grind
Score distribution:
796 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A one-joke movie if ever there was, but the joke happens to be a good one -- a Tracy-and-Hepburn-style battle of the sexes in which Kate can fly and blast through walls -- and director Ivan Reitman (who made Ghostbusters) feels at home with the mix of screwball and supernatural.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Worms is one of those rare kiddie flicks that successfully adopt a child’s-eye view of the world, where nothing is more important than saving face on the playground and where parents are as distant and clueless as storybook giants.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Core has a touch with actors, too, and there are surprisingly fine performances here.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A highly enjoyable programmer about those brave young men and their rickety flying machines.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    These hunks of greased lightning tell how a gearhead SoCal teen got wind of the post-World War II hot-rodding craze, crossed paths with a pinstriper named von Dutch and ended up as the automotive visionary whom Tom Wolfe famously called “a genius of the only uniquely American art form.”
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    "The Blues Brothers" it is not, but in its best moments, the movie feels like a comic exaggeration of the real hardships that a couple of average, decidedly unhip guys went through on their unlikely way to the top.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    For a movie conceived and executed in the mainstream Hollywood idiom, it has uncommon depth and honesty.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The canniness of Bale’s performance (which may be the best of his young but brilliant career) is that he plays Dengler as a fundamentally kind and simple yet rather ingenious man.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Far from an embarrassment and a generally fine piece of work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Like most of the men in the film, we would happily follow her anywhere.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Under Mangold’s sure if uninspired hand, the new Yuma is reasonably exciting and terse, and, like its predecessor, built around a memorable villain of ambiguous villainy.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    To call Shine a Light a documentary doesn’t quite nail it; it’s more of a macro-mentary, shot in such tight close-up that you can see the fillings in Mick’s teeth and the sweat stains in the armpits of his sequined magenta top.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Resultant picture -- one of Herzog's best and most purely enjoyable -- may lack the built-in curio factor of "Grizzly Man."
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The movie is basically on one level and Faris on another -- in that exclusive aerie occupied by Judy Holliday, Carole Lombard, Lucille Ball and a few other blissfully original comedy goddesses.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Though an admirable attempt to allow the characters to tell their own story in their own voices, docu may be a bit too freely associative, as it becomes difficult at times to identify individual characters... Picture's second half, which proceeds in a more linear fashion, is resolutely gripping.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    When most filmmakers want to say something important about cultural conflicts, they labor to bring tears to our eyes. Dabis, by contrast, makes us laugh at ourselves and, in turn, each other.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Like a really, really high-tech version of a high school class trip to the planetarium.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Fine new chapter in the long-running franchise should score well with family audiences.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The happiest marriage yet of the disparate propagandistic and narrative influences inherent in the subgenre of "religious" cinema.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The most affable and endearing of the recent wave of films about Indian immigrants assimilating in the West.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Looks with fresh eyes at a new millennium in which, seemingly, the entire world is bought and sold in neatly wrapped packages engineered for mass consumption.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Beguiling and intoxicating.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Stickler goes straight to the source, combining terrific archival footage with interviews of Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta and others who knew Rogowski back in the day.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The movie surely owes something to Polanski, Cronenberg, et al., in its use of an apparently placid, upper-middle-class setting as the background for perverse horrors, but De Van's fearless, high-wire performance is uniquely its own.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    As a spy pic, it has more pizzazz than the last few Bond adventures, "The Sum of All Fears" or "The Recruit."

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