For 93 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Brown's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 91 So Much So Fast
Lowest review score: 0 Sleepover
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 93
  2. Negative: 19 out of 93
93 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Brown
    Watching his deft, effortless character work chafe against the outermost boundaries of the stand-up format, you sense the transgressive energy of Richard Pryor filtered through leading-man charisma — albeit tinged with hostile paranoia.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Scott Brown
    For all I know, Ryan's performance could be a dead-on Kallen impression. But what she appears to be doing is an impression of Johnny Depp doing an impression of Keith Richards doing an impression of Liz Taylor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Brown
    So what disturbed me? It was the Shetland pony, which sports both Dustin Hoffman's pipes and his "I Heart Huckabees" toupee, and will haunt my nightmares forever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    East of Havana picks at these politico-philosophical threads rather than pulling them, and the sense of a larger movement is fleeting. There's a beat, but we never quite see who's dancing to it.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 42 Scott Brown
    As an expat redneck, I recognize the deep, dumb need of every group for its own culturally customized minstrel show. Larry, a junker ''star'' vehicle run on arse wind and fan love, fills that niche.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Brown
    Terrified of puppets? Enjoy being scared? Then you'll be half-satisfied with Dead Silence, a rote horror pantomime.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Scott Brown
    Ken Takakura, a great rain-creased oak of an actor, delivers a quietly massive performance.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    Werewolves are tame with overuse, and movies like Blood and Chocolate -- where moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché -- play like underlit "Charmed" reruns.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 42 Scott Brown
    Epps has a nicely beaten charm to him -- among the leads, he alone looks like he knows what a trip to the moon costs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Teetering on an abyss of meta-wackiness, The Last Shot -- a movie about movie fakery, based on a true story about a fake movie -- succeeds modestly where, by all rights, it should fail miserably.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    In the ranks of improbable gymnastics coaches, Nick Nolte falls just below the cartoon version of Mr. T.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    A few gags are brilliantly staged, but most have a smug, collegiate take-it-or-leave-it quality that makes full-on belly laughter feel optional.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Scott Brown
    So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Accepted's winning dumbness and breezy bons mots save it from the pit.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    The whole thing feels like a half-day of community service, which Lawrence walks through good-naturedly.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Scott Brown
    A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush, Stick It is primarily an exercise in exercise.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 16 Scott Brown
    Here's a sobering thought: If every war gets the comedy it deserves, could Delta Farce, a strenuously unfunny "Three Amigos" knockoff, be our M*A*S*H?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Scott Brown
    So Much So Fast (spanning five years) elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    The sheer, animal idiocy beaming from their faces in the opening credits of The Brothers Solomon creates the film's only moment of uncalculated comic joy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Brown
    Deeply odd films are often deeply personal ones, and Constellation, a dazed, inchoate drama about a mixed-race Alabama family, tells a story that's clearly close to the heart of writer-director Jordan Walker-Pearlman.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a harmless little ''ex-po-tition'' (to use a Pooh-ism). Still, making this your kids' first Pooh experience would be like weaning them on New Coke.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    Danny Boyle's glittering, deadpan, nihilistic little thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    It's a canned clip reel of Heartwarming Sports Comedy, intermittently redeemed by its easygoing boomer vibe. And at its center is the redoubtable Bernie Mac, nicely aged, as he says, ''like USDA beef.''
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Scott Brown
    Sci-fi horror aficionados, however, might want to look elsewhere for their scares, as they're unlikely to find any here. Fright-wise, The Cave is a dry hole.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Brown
    The CG is on the rubbery side, and the backdrops are jarringly 2-D. But Valiant isn't so hard to look at -- it's hard to listen to.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    There are some genuinely clever moments of physical comedy, and the inevitable crudeness is offset by winning whimsy. Without has all the freshness of moldering Playboys stashed under a mattress, but it evokes what few boys-will-be-boys larks can: chumminess.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Scott Brown
    Thing is Woody Allen on a third-grade reading level. Neurosis abounds, but awareness doesn't, and certain ''jokes'' demand additional therapy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Scott Brown
    A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 0 Scott Brown
    Far be it from me to dismiss a man's effort (Uwe Boll) in a sentence, but the film on your teeth after a three-day drunk possesses more cinematic value.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Scott Brown
    For the Western viewer, the cultural divide acts as a saccharine filter, and Kamikaze, a cult hit in Japan, becomes a mesmerizing lesson in otherness.

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