For 127 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Bowles' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Waiting for 'Superman'
Lowest review score: 12 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 127
  2. Negative: 32 out of 127
127 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    A clunky-if-earnest comedy about a literal band of misfits led by a singer who never takes off his mascot-size headgear. Ever.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    While Challenge makes for a pretty dull glimpse into the inner workings of the sea, it provides a fascinating look at the inner workings of Cameron, whose obsessive and demanding personality translated to movies that included "Titanic" and "Avatar."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    And So It Goes plays a little like the graying lounge act it honors: It's impressive for its age, though not altogether impressive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Here has a great soundtrack and some fine performances, particularly from King, who is a wonder. And credit Braff with some great imagery, deep thinking and moments of eloquent dialogue, however schmaltzy.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    A picture that isn't as terrible as its title suggests now as deep as its story aspires to be.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Even horror neophytes won't be spooked by a film that looks as if it were shot with a smartphone and an Itty Bitty Booklight.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Deafening, deadening and about two hours too long, Extinction would mark the weakest installment yet of the 7-year-old Hasbro franchise — if the previous three movies were discernible from one another.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Had Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch made a movie together, it might have looked something like The Signal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    The problem is the movie's comedians, who are, to the last, unfunny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Bowles
    July is solid throwback storytelling, a crime yarn that may not blow you away but can cut to the bone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Palo Alto marks one of those rare films that is so accurate in its portrayal of characters that the movie suffers for it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Alas, Wolf tries too hard to shock to be effective.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Scott Bowles
    A slow-cooked film that's one of the most heartwarming of the young year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Bowles
    And that's Fed Up's ultimate, if not fatal, weakness: The movie seems to acquit consumers of any culpability in our health crisis.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Draft's reverence for the gridiron, its heroes and the cities that worship them (particularly Cleveland) will make the movie a first-round pick of diehards.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    Indisputably the most violent film of the year and disputably the worst.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Stunningly shot and stupidly written.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    The result is a convoluted mess that has one good twist and two good car chases. But it's hardly enough to bring this spy flick in from the cold.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Bowles
    Preachy, manipulative and emotionally barren.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Scott Bowles
    Hart is much like Murphy: fast-talking, mischievous and irresistible. He's so confident and good-natured that we see how Angela fell for her pint-sized slacker.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Despite some high-caliber voice talent and shimmering animation, it's hard to get a bead on this tale.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    There's a fun retro camp to Hercules, with nods to classics such as Ben-Hur and Spartacus, as Hercules finds himself rowing slave ships and crossing desert expanses.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Bowles
    Survivor is a pummeling, frenzied ride, one of fall's most charged action films. The gunfights and rocket-propelled grenades are palpable, and Berg manages to make the chaos followable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Grudge could have saved itself with a rousing finale, but the buildup is so tedious you just want the fight to end.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Homefront is what "Breaking Bad" may have resembled had Sylvester Stallone written the TV show.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Scott Bowles
    Most Ender's fans, of course, won't care about comparisons and consider the film adaptation a long-awaited victory in itself. Those fresh to the tale — or at least expecting something fresh from it — may wonder what the fuss was about.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Alas, this all-star ensemble comedy that trumpets (too loudly) that it's a "Hangover" on hemorrhoid cream musters enough laughs to be passable, if not memorable. And that's thanks to Morgan Freeman's showmanship.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Bowles
    Rude, wrong and laugh-till-you-snort funny, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa not only stands as the best installment (by bounds) of Johnny Knoxville's hidden-camera franchise; it's one of the sharpest comedies of the year.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Action fans -- particularly devotees of brainless '80s shoot-em-ups -- may find enough to like here, particularly the preposterous mayhem of the third act.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Bowles
    Machete Kills dulls more than anything. It's not that Robert Rodriguez's sequel lacks any of the camp or exploitative violence of the 2010 original. The mayhem has just become boring.

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