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 Her
Lowest review score: 0 Reasonable Doubt
Score distribution:
867 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    For a movie conceived and executed in the mainstream Hollywood idiom, it has uncommon depth and honesty.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The bigger-than-big, rambunctious spectacle is way too much of a questionably good thing.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Jimmy P. is never better than when its two leads share the screen, a relationship all the more resonant and moving for Desplechin’s refusal to make it cutesy or contrived.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    At more than two hours, The Dance of Reality unquestionably has its longueurs, but on balance it is alive with enough images and ideas for several movies — as if Jodorowsky were afraid he might have to wait 20 more years before making another.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    [A] loosely structured, always informative, sometimes illuminating portrait docu.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    An enjoyable if never electrifying record of his Unity Through Laughter stand-up tour.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Not as insightful as "Topsy-Turvy" or "Vanya on 42nd Street" about the process of putting on a show, it's nonetheless a fascinating meeting of the minds -- between iconic New York indie filmmaker Michael Almereyda and laconic American cowboy and dramatist Shepard.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The romance that ensues between Macy and Bello (both of whom are terrific) is exactly the kind of mature, sexy adult relationship that people complain doesn’t exist in movies anymore.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A delightful if never particularly deep survey of an American comic institution.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    This is exceedingly earnest stuff, dolloped with Christian goodness and solid production values.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Brings a fresh perspective to age-old human dilemmas.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    It's true, of course, that Trier still hasn't set foot on U.S. soil, but it may be that he sees us, in all our virtue and victimhood, that much more clearly for it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Johnson pulls us into his world and keeps things oddly plausible, despite the intense stylization
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    This is a heartfelt endeavor, given weight by Shimono's extraordinary performance, in which the actor uses the subtlest flicks of his weary brow to call forth torrents of sorrow and minefields of regret.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
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    Cherot (who also co-wrote the script with Charles E. Drew Jr.) has made that rare hip-hop movie that doesn't fetishize lurid ghetto clichés.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    There is something too dry and austere about Greengrass and Ray’s telescoped vision, which touches only fleetingly on the pirates’ motives, the suffering of the Somali people and the collateral damage of global capitalism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Largely plays down the ethnic stereotyping to deliver a carefully observed, fundamentally human roundelay about the wonders and horrors of looking for someone to love.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Ultimately something of a softball satire, its climactic evocation of the "true meaning" of the holidays is surprisingly touching.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    There's something magical about seeing a packed house of 300 Taveuni locals laugh equally uproariously, and, without a nanosecond’s worth of culture shock, at Queen Latifah in "Bringing Down the House" and Buster Keaton in "Steamboat Bill, Jr."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    An improbable but very enjoyable sequel that recaptures much of the stripped-down intensity of Diesel and director David Twohy’s franchise starter "Pitch Black."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Sublimely trashy, this conceptual sequel to 1997's surprise hit, "Anaconda," doesn't expect to be taken any more seriously than its schlock predecessor, and keeps its tongue-in-cheek thrills flowing rapidly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    What does register at every turn is a vibrant sense of time and place that pulls us into Hardy’s bygone world even when the drama falters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    If none of the Hobbit films resonate with "Rings'" mythic grandeur, it’s hard not to marvel at Jackson’s facility with these characters and this world, which he seems to know as well as John Ford knew his Monument Valley, and to which he here bids an elegiac adieu.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    May not be a complete success, but it is in some ways that rarest of commodities in American movies: It is a movie about sex and sexuality, in its many perversions and permutations, done without falling back on an exploitatively comic or violent scenario.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Kormakur shows he knows his way around an action movie better than most, keeping the pace quick, the banter lively and the old-school, mostly CGI-free thrills delivering right on schedule.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    Jaglom's quickest and funniest picture in years and the most accessible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    The film's power is undeniable, as a bittersweet valentine to Buzz and the many others who came to Hollywood and found a factory that produced dreams, yes, but nightmares too.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Foundas
    A most enjoyable capper to director Shawn Levy and producer Chris Columbus’ cheerfully silly and sneakily smart family-entertainment juggernaut.

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