Scott Foundas
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For 805 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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Bloody Sunday
Lowest review score: 0 Grind
Score distribution:
805 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Webber spins a slight but considerably enchanting tale of impossible romance and artistic discovery.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Strikes me as one of Godard's most accessible works - one in which the graying, stubbly maestro, who turns 74 today, presents himself and his ideas to the audience in a less combative way than he sometimes has in the past.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A dense and dazzling science-fiction mind-bender unassumingly dressed up in a tech geek’s short-sleeved oxford shirt, pocket protector and safety goggles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    In the landscape of contemporary movie comedies, Kitchen Stories is like a rejuvenating blast of crisp Nordic air.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This buoyant, optimistic fable seems to share in the late Ronald Reagan's optimism for America. It does so with the help of a gifted comic ensemble led by Tom Hanks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A postmodern morality play stripped nearly bare by its precocious creator, until only its boldness, cutting insight, intermittent hilarity and bracing violence remain.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Put simply, the film is a dazzling and fearless piece of showmanship.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Though his work has been little seen outside of France, writer-director Jean-Claude Brisseau's reputation as one of the most terribles of his country's filmmaking enfants precedes him. This 2002 film offers ample evidence as to why.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    If we never do find out exactly why Wilbur is so intent on offing himself, it almost doesn't matter, given Sives' magnetic, star-making performance and the careful, elating mixture of comedy and pathos.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Offers a highly engaging immersion into a culture of larger-than-life characters driven by their thrill-seeking instincts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A stimulating scientific inquiry that may cause audiences to look at (and think about) the world around them in dramatically different terms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It casts an increasingly hypnotic spell, thanks in no small measure to Wright -- a fearless actress (and the real-life wife of writer-director Ruscio) who brings this sometimes despicable, often heartbreaking character to life with every atom of her being.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Crossing the Line, like its subject, remains a fascinating and frustrating enigma -- a declassified government report still marred by redacted passages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Wryly comic, sometimes heartbreaking and altogether original film about a thirtysomething Angeleno who pays a visit to his aging New York parents and finds himself unwilling or unable to leave.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Witty, insightful portraits of hyperverbal, self-conscious young people falling in and out of love.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    By the standards of today's bombastic "event" movies, this is a refreshingly modest endeavor—one in which the main event is the skillful holding of our attention, all the way from "Once upon a time" to "Happily ever after."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Even working within a more conventional framework, Blomkamp again proves to be a superb storyteller. He has a master’s sense of pacing, slowly immersing us into his future world rather than assailing us with nonstop action, and envisioning that world with an architect’s eye for the smallest details.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It is never less than fascinating — and sometimes dazzling — in its ambitions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An entertaining, affectionate documentary created by three self-professed fanboys, which proves as nostalgic for the host himself as for a bygone broadcast era, before the reality-TV explosion allowed the inmates to fully take over the asylum.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It’s a bit square, never particularly surprising, yet very rich in its sense of creative people and their spirit of self-reinvention.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The Bling Ring traces an intriguing feedback loop of which it is knowingly a part: a movie that affords its subjects the very immortality they so aggressively sought.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A modestly scaled and highly pleasurable sequel to Wan’s low-budget 2011 smash that should have genre fans begging for thirds.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Playful and tense, loaded with wry cine-references and propelled by an ebullient energy...It seems more obvious than ever how much Rivette has influenced a subsequent generation of filmmakers—Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry—and expanded our sense of the possible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    “Dogtown and Z-Boys” meets “The Lives of Others” in This Ain’t California, a spirited not-quite-documentary portrait of the skateboarding subculture that flourished in East Germany in the early 1980s.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    22 Jump Street hits far more often than it misses, and even when it misses by a mile, the effort is so delightfully zany that it’s hard not to give Lord and Miller an “A” for effort.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Even at its most opaque, Bastards always exerts a dreamlike pull rooted in Denis’ rhythmic layerings of image, sound and music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Ranging over familiar material, but made vivid by Morris’ fecund associations and invigorating stylistic flourishes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A penetrating and ultimately heartbreaking inventory of hard lessons learned on and off the court.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.

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