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

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Jafar Panahi's Taxi
Lowest review score: 0 Wrong Cops
Score distribution:
867 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Director James Gunn’s presumptive franchise-starter is overlong, overstuffed and sometimes too eager to please, but the cheeky comic tone keeps things buoyant — as does Chris Pratt’s winning performance as the most blissfully spaced-out space crusader this side of Buckaroo Banzai.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Boseman is an empathic presence, and nothing he does smacks of mimicry. He feels Brown from the inside out, the way Brown felt his own distinctive rhythms, and even when the movie itself seems to be on autopilot, Boseman never leaves the captain’s chair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    What seduces most about Ask the Dust isn't its verisimilitude, but its gloriously old-fashioned backlot sheen - the L.A. of old Hollywood movies and of our collective fantasies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Result is imperfect and overlong, but hugely ambitious and often breathtaking.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The flawed, fascinating Land of Plenty is easily Wenders' most vital work in more than a decade -- a troubling meditation on terrorism paranoia, poverty and homelessness.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Even at its low ebb, the movie effuses an infectious, mischief-making joy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Taken on its own loopy terms, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 can be a marvel, as To keeps his manic movers and shakers colliding and ricocheting in ever more elaborate permutations.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The result is (no pun intended) a powerful wake-up call, not just for Hollywood but for a nation that once fought passionately for the eight-hour workday and now, ever more willingly, works itself to death.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Moments of genuine insight alternate freely with those of banal psychologizing, but even then there can be no denying that the filmmaker has an ear for a certain brand of self-absorbed discourse often overheard in restaurants and bars in the shadow of the Hollywood sign. And given the choice, I’ll take Henry’s home movies over Jonathan Demme’s any day of the week.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A warm, spacious road movie with a stirring sense of the wide-open landscapes of the American West.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    This brisk, stylish and extremely heartfelt portrait of Nas’ rise from the housing projects of Queensbridge to the heights of hip-hop royalty ably stands on its own, marked by an admirable focus on the man and his music rather than hype and hagiography.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Marking does an admirable job of ceding centerstage to the Panthers without letting the film turn soft or letting her subjects turn themselves into latter-day Robin Hoods.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A lively comic jamboree that’s sometimes smarter than it is funny and hits about as often as it misses, but is, on balance, a good deal of fun.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Far from a complete success: It takes too long to get to its central premise and, once there, too often meanders away from it. But Campbell is close to astonishing whenever she's onscreen.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Where The Gift toys with our expectations is in its refusal to align itself with any one character or to manufacture obvious heroes and villains.

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