For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ariel Scotti's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 90 The Eagle Huntress
Lowest review score: 30 Almost Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ariel Scotti
    Thor: Ragnarok, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is so delightfully funny that it’s almost a shame when the film reverts to its campy, melodramatic roots. Thankfully, that’s not hammered too hard.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ariel Scotti
    It’s a thriller’s job to make you jump out of your skin and Happy Death Day gets it done — on occasion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ariel Scotti
    The LEGO Ninjago Movie is built on its comedy — with jokes just for mom and dad that'll go straight over Jr.'s head.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Ariel Scotti
    The Glass Castle is a family portrait that at its heart is a father-daughter movie, anchored by two outstanding actors.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ariel Scotti
    At its best, Girls Trip takes you someplace as entertaining as it is familiar.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 Ariel Scotti
    It’s been reported that this “Transformers” sequel had a $217 million budget. The special effects — especially in IMAX 3-D — on the screen make you believe it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ariel Scotti
    What unfolds is a smart, tense nail-biter that’s bound to leave some clinging to the shoreline this summer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ariel Scotti
    It's a stinking good time - for the kids, at least.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ariel Scotti
    The twist ending both saves and hurts the film. The last few minutes are a bit clichéd, if not uplifting, but what gets Maddy there is heartbreaking and infuriating.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ariel Scotti
    One of the reasons why the film works so well is because it imagines a path anyone who’s thought about escaping their lives — and hasn’t — could take.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ariel Scotti
    They blue it. The brains behind the eye-popping but soul-sapping Smurfs: The Lost Village missed an opportunity to celebrate girl power.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ariel Scotti
    A collision of sci-fi, drama and horror, Before I Fall earns points for ambition.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ariel Scotti
    Unlike animated family favorites spiked with jokes for adults that go over youngsters’ heads — like “Finding Nemo” or “Up” — Rock Dog is strictly for kids.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Ariel Scotti
    The film is both heartwarming and soul-shattering. Its theme of an unbreakable bond between man and his best friend is reminiscent of "My Dog Skip," "Homeward Bound" and "Old Yeller."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ariel Scotti
    For a movie that was advertised as the wildest bash of the year, Office Christmas Party has a few too many plotlines and not enough actual debauchery.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ariel Scotti
    It would have served the film well if more time and focus was devoted to Michelle's life today and how she's managing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ariel Scotti
    Steinfeld is brilliantly able to weave together a character who's both typical and yet surprising in her multidimensional emotions that Nadine slowly works through. She's not a cookie-cutter character.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ariel Scotti
    Almost Christmas is frustrating in its failure to not surpass what's expected of it. It's shallow in its emotions and misses opportunities to develop more realistic characters with more relatable feelings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Ariel Scotti
    The Eagle Huntress is all at once an inspiring story for children of all ages to believe that they can do anything, a reflection of the unfairness of gender roles and a rare and unique look at a remote part of the world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ariel Scotti
    The film will stay with its audience long after the closing credits — and inspire a deep hope that a film of its kind never has to be made again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ariel Scotti
    Although the truth behind what happened that night in Perugia may never be revealed, the film does not need a resolution to strike a powerful cord with viewers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ariel Scotti
    This somewhat predictable and trend-obsessed comedy about what happens when a woman of a certain age ends up expecting, and unsure of the parentage, is pregnant with comedy gold.

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