For 1,701 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Tobias' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Drive
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
1701 movie reviews
    • 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starts and sexual humiliation, only the genuine sweetness and camaraderie that made the first "Pie" movie bearable has been replaced by glib self-awareness.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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Virtually nothing happens in the film that enhances viewers’ understanding of the situation. Winterbottom and company merely survey the scene, kick around a few half-assed moments of atmosphere and suspense, shrug their shoulders, and pack it in for the night.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Tobias
    Not a second of it is convincing - or compelling - but then the film is about "utopia," a blandly idealized place unblemished by hardship, malice, sin, or errant golf strokes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Scott Tobias
    In many ways, the film is history repeating itself, as the same Weinstein brothers who famously dropped $10 million on "Happy, Texas" in 1999 have overpaid again for "Happy, Texas 2."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Tobias
    It's loud, relentless, and difficult to endure, capturing the experience of ground-level alien warfare with woeful verisimilitude.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Scott Tobias
    Looks like a cheap polyester suit, an entirely synthetic composite of scenes from other movies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    This Arthur cravenly turns Susan into a monstrous status-seeker, making her less of a human being and thus much easier for Arthur to trample over in securing a meaningful adult relationship.
    • 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
    • 30 Scott Tobias
    Joseph winds up with an disorganized mishmash of visual gimmicks, empty exoticism, and soundbites worthy of “This is Spinal Tap.” Great music and some dynamic, up-close concert footage gives it the occasional life, but The Reflektor Tapes will appeal to Arcade Fire devotees only and even their patience might be tested.
    • 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
    There are reasons why everyone on screen looks as unhappy as they do, but Llosa puts viewers in a place where they can’t understand precisely why, so the only choice is to sit there marinating in misery and boredom.
    • 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.

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