For 1,549 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Tobias' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Long Day Closes
Lowest review score: 0 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Score distribution:
1,549 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Scott Tobias
    Kedma makes for a clumsy, lugubrious history lesson.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    The whole three-ring circus winds up in a church for a redemptive finale, but by then, Diary has committed too many sins for even the most generous soul to offer salvation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    There are swords and sorcery, pirates and monsters, taxed bodices and taxing mythology. In other words, there's the bare minimum necessary to summon this dismal movie into existence.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    In the absence of sincerity, Cletis Tout creates a vacuum that flushes out the entire story, leaving nothing but its own hollow cleverness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Scott Tobias
    Lucky Bastard mostly combines the worst of all worlds: the less-clever-than-it-thinks script of old-school porn, the piercing brightness and flatness of video production, an especially lackluster rendering of the played-out found-footage horror concept.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Basically a prim, desexualized "Carrie," told from the prom date's perspective and featuring Peter Coyote in the Piper Laurie role.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    To think that a semi-major studio financed a production this low-rent and listless is amazing: Since when did MGM start making student films?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    Perhaps due to the talent of everyone involved, Dreamcatcher moves with an oddly exhilarating awfulness that sets it apart from more run-of-the-mill horror films, which lack the imagination and budget to be so thoroughly misconceived.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    An abysmal sequel that abandons the found-footage concept, along with the pockets of wit and originality that made its predecessor salvageable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    The film looks to do for reflective surfaces what "Amityville 4" did for killer lamps.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    If there were a shred of sincerity to its straight-faced exposé of African strife, the film would be easier to forgive, but since it's really just a cheap horror-thriller about an ancient predator, the austere tone does it no favors.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    The best that could be said of Yogi Bear is that it doesn't diminish its source material.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    Even as sequels to bad comedies go, Miss Congeniality 2 seems completely at a loss for fresh ideas.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    In Dead Or Alive: Final, Miike trades his grimly comic, sex-and-blood insignia for a self-consciously wacky conflation of Hong Kong action cinema and Japanese anime, with a little cheap science fiction tossed in for good measure.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    A flagrantly ridiculous thriller that tries to retrofit "Saw" to function as a mainstream, semi-respectable vigilante picture
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Nothing is more dangerous than a sequel to a wildly successful awful movie, because the artisans involved have to preserve the franchise, which means honoring the original formula as if it were a cure for cancer.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Premature isn’t nearly as inventive and witty as Groundhog Day or Edge Of Tomorrow about finding fresh angles on repeating events, and it overestimates how much the audience might care about the self-improvement of a bland, clueless douchebag.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    ATM
    No, the indie horror movie ATM is not about a psychotic automated teller that charges the steepest of convenience fees - your life! - but it isn't much smarter than that premise, either.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    The cutaways to this cop-on-the-edge plot are jarring and lacking in conviction, and when the whole tortured mess comes together in a twist-filled third act, Safe Haven becomes a full-blown calamity.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    At least White summons the camp energy that Lake Placid is fecklessly seeking.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Scott Tobias
    Save for the diminished allure of drunk, naked hotties, there's nothing of worth in The Real Cancun.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Dane Cook plays a smug jerk in the dismal comedy My Best Friend's Girl. Strike that: He's only ACTING like a smug jerk.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Scott Tobias
    Dreadful.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Scott Tobias
    Walsh is just a dumb bully who can’t see more than one or two steps ahead. He’s doomed to generic slasher villainy, and the film thoughtlessly obliges.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    Sandler’s laziness, sloppiness, and cynical pandering are all over Bedtime Stories, and it turns what’s intended to be a graceful intersection of fairytale whimsy and real-world slapstick into an ugly, head-on collision.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    Only the so-bad-it's-good crowd need apply.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    Offers a taming-of-the-shrew scenario so relentlessly bland and old-fashioned it makes "Dear John," the Sparks adaptation from two months ago, look like "Last Tango In Paris."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Scott Tobias
    The shame of it is, all this ridiculousness might have worked under surer hands. After all, farces are supposed to be a little silly, and the audience, for lack of a better phrase, can be trained to just go with it. The trick? Don't treat us like a bunch of Palmers.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    With every project, he pops open the same trunkload of shtick and leaves everyone to argue over whether it’s art. It’s a win-win situation for Korine, who’s either a genius or a provocateur who’s succeeded in gaming his stuffy critics.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    There’s hardly an authentic second in the film.

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