For 1,615 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Tobias' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Standard Operating Procedure
Lowest review score: 0 The Stepfather
Score distribution:
1,615 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Monte Carlo finally resolves itself in a farcical climax that at least shows a little energy, but it isn't enough to overcome the discomfiting tensions and indifferent formula filmmaking that plagues nearly every scene.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    A deadly earnest, relentlessly solemn affair.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Few of the scenes in The Perfect Game feel authentic, but the ones in Monterrey are especially lacking in flavor.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    It’s a busier and less coherent film, too, with a baffling master plot and a crowded pileup of special effects in search of something to do.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    It's now a straight-up crime and retribution flick, capped off by the dumbest wolf-feeding coda a 13-year-old ever dreamed up.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    It shouldn't be surprising that writer-director Steve Oedekerk, the man responsible for "Kung Pow! Enter The Fist" and the second "Ace Ventura" movie, considers single-celled organisms as he shoots for the lowest common denominator.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Perhaps it was deliberate strategy on the part of McCann and his screenwriter, Anthony Di Pietro, to neutralize the politics of a mass killing and focus more on the psychic stress that triggered it. But even if that was the case, it doesn’t make the film any less crushingly banal.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Stevens wants to honor the living legends who have miraculously agreed to appear in his movie, but after spending a full hour treating their characters like cartoons, the about-face into heartfelt slop lacks the necessary gravitas.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Thornton is one of America's finest actors, but after this, "Bad News Bears," and "School For Scoundrels," his run of loveably irascible authority-figure roles should probably come to a close. He's kicked around one child too many.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    Nearly everything that happens in Olympus Has Fallen is ludicrous, yet because the fate of the president and the nation hangs in the balance, the crisis is treated with the gravitas of Paul Scofield at the West End.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    While discipline and self-control certainly figure into Ladouceur’s teachings, there’s also a passion and drive that’s totally absent from Caviezel’s performance. It’s not that the film needs any more goosing—it’s broad and shameless even by inspirational-sports-movie standards—but its basic lack of plausibility starts with him.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    The movie offers more of the same, only more: more T&A, more conspicuous consumption, more cameos, more Jeremy Piven yelling, and significantly more Mark Cuban than anyone outside the city of Dallas needs to see.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    The tease of 50 gorgeous women fighting to the death has a classic grindhouse appeal, but Raze is strictly a “be careful what you wish for” proposition.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    As the plot unfolds, brick by brick, the structure starts to wobble until it finally collapses into unintentional comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Dracula Untold boldly attempts to retell the Dracula origin story by sinking its teeth into Bram Stoker’s novel and draining it of all the passion, sensuality, and ambience that have seduced readers and moviegoers since the turn of the 20th century.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    A film so utterly lacking in conviction, it needs a 25-year-old Tom Cruise vehicle just to keep its spine straight.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    There's hardly a character, plot twist, or musical theme in the whole enterprise that isn't primed to go straight for the tear ducts, as if Johnson assumes that his audience is incapable of mounting a defense.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    It's neither remotely convincing as true-to-life drama or lurid and propulsive enough to work as exploitation. It's just bad.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Stone has made an excruciating disaster for the ages.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Bad Boys II is the rare case in which escapism involves leaving the theater.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    Any resemblance the film bears to real people and real situations is purely coincidental.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Free Birds feels like Hollywood brining small children for the blockbusters they’ll pay to see when they’re older. It’s littered with quips, but the film puts a premium on loud, effects-driven action that mistakes nonstop intensity for cartoony entertainment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Wiig’s new comedy sulks limply along with her, unable to bring the kind of energy that might complement her tendency to underplay every scene.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Writer-director Mary Harron, a supremely intelligent adaptor who did wonders with the screen version of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho," simply doesn't have the chops to give this story the florid kick it needs.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    An aggressive black comedy that seeks to satisfy a bloodlust already quelled many times over.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Scott Tobias
    To borrow a phrase from Patton Oswalt’s bit on a particularly monstrous fast-food creation, the film is “a failure pile in a sadness bowl.”
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    With familiar faces like Arquette and Sevigny turning up in nothing roles, the film looks like a cheap, underproduced facsimile of the crime movies it’s trying to emulate. It goes down in a blaze of hoary.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Scott Tobias
    The result is unfit for humankind.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Arriving late to the scene, Another Gay Movie coughs up the same awkward gags about coming of age via false starts and sexual humiliation, only the genuine sweetness and camaraderie that made the first "Pie" movie bearable has been replaced by glib self-awareness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    It goes without saying that Evan Almighty, a kid-friendly follow-up to the Jim Carrey vehicle "Bruce Almighty," is more Ronald McDonald than Holy Bible, but it didn't have to be this epically trite.

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