Scott Campbell

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For 69 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Campbell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Cha Cha Real Smooth
Lowest review score: 30 Morbius
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 69
  2. Negative: 2 out of 69
69 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Campbell
    Day Shift just about gets by on its impressive action sequences, but everything else about the vampire horror comedy feels more than a little lacking.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    When Bullet Train sings it’s often a blackly hilarious and knowingly absurd slice of demented action goodness. When it doesn’t work, self-indulgence begins to creep in, almost as if the creative team deliberately set out to make something that would be fondly remembered as a cult favorite in the years to come, but that’s a sentiment that can only be earned, not cultivated.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Campbell
    Writer and director Quinn Shephard's Not Okay takes thing near to the knuckle, but the biting jet-black comedy never loses sight of its intentions, deftly balancing humor and bile with heart and hard-hitting themes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    The Gray Man delivers on its promise of spectacular globetrotting action escapism, but there's a noticeable spark missing that could have elevated it above formula and into greatness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    It’s exhilarating while it lasts, creating an unwavering feeling of giddy excitement and palpable enthusiasm in doing so, but by the time the credits roll on a pair of post-credits scenes that hint towards where Thor is heading next, you might be left wishing you’d consumed something more substantial, instead of gorging on instant gratification simply because it’s right there in front of you.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    The Princess fully embraces its outlandishness to deliver a cheesy, violent, R-rated fantasy actioner that's destined to ensure as a camp cult favorite.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Scott Campbell
    Hart is capable of better, and Harrelson deserves better, so we can only hope the duo had fun during shooting, because there isn’t a great deal else to recommend outside of the pair’s best attempts at trying to wring some modicum of entertainment value from the scraps they’ve been given to feed on.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    There’s definitely something vastly superior that was agonizingly close to being unleashed, but as it stands, Kosinski and his collaborators have delivered a solid summertime Netflix original that’s destined to play extremely well for the next couple of weeks, albeit one you almost certainly won’t hear anybody talking about six months from now.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Scott Campbell
    Cha Cha Real Smooth is perfect because it never set out to be anything close to a rom-com. Raiff focused instead on what it is that brings people together, which has more to do with attraction than anything else in cinema.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Campbell
    Jurassic World Dominion has its moments, but the latest installment in the franchise squanders what should have been a slam dunk.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    Dolan can officially be deemed as one of horror’s most intriguing and singular new talents, thanks to a debut that’s definitely worth seeking out for horror aficionados who prefer having something to think about and chew on once the lights come up, as opposed to the hollow adrenaline rush of splashy set pieces that don’t have anything to say, and find themselves forgotten in an instant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    It isn’t anything you haven’t seen a handful of times before, then, but that’s exactly why Hustle works so well. It’s a 117-minute blanket of comfort that delivers precisely what you want to see from an underdog sports story, and never tries too hard to be anything else.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    Once again, the director and his co-writers Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd have made the absolute most of the minimal tools at their disposal, wringing a surprisingly robust hybrid of intense chase thriller, splatter film, and absurdist horror comedy out of a shoestring budget. However, DASHCAM is a lot more uneven than Host despite the superior production values, but they do combine to form what might end up going down in the history books as pandemic horror’s premiere double-feature.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    Slapface can often be a relentlessly bleak experience, but the thematic resonance and surprisingly effective character dynamics comfortably offset any minor flaws.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    Multiverse of Madness is at its best when allowed to be a Sam Raimi movie, but often sags when ticking off the boxes required of an MCU chapter that follows on from Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man: No Way Home all at once.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    You might think you've seen it all before, but 'The Twin' thrives in upending expectations to deliver an atmospheric folk horror that's as emotional as it is terrifying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Campbell
    Nicolas Cage brilliantly embraces, mocks, and subverts his own legacy in an ingeniously demented action comedy that celebrates one of Hollywood's most uniquely fascinating stars.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Campbell
    The Northman is wild, startling, fascinating, and phenomenal at once, but hopefully it’s just the beginning of Eggers regularly being handed sizeable budgets to deliver more sprawling near-masterpieces.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore gently levitates rather than soars, hums quietly under its breath when it should sing, and mildly entertains and amuses when it should have fans gripping the edge of their seats as thing hurtle to a breakneck climax.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Scott Campbell
    Less is almost always more, but the creative freedom afforded by Netflix must have meant that the director, co-writer, and producer didn’t feel obligated to leave much on the cutting room floor. As a result, The Bubble throws everything and the kitchen sink into the mix, but very little of it manages to stick.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Scott Campbell
    Morbius is a huge step backwards for Sony's Spider-Man Universe, and the worst Marvel-branded movie to come along in a long time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    It might be way too long and suffer from many familiar problems, but 'Ambulance' still has enough action-packed thrills in the tank to rank as Michael Bay's best movie in years.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    It isn’t always entirely successful, but when The Adam Project is firing on all cylinders and zeroing in on the family drama that’s never too far away from the surface, you may just find yourself fighting back tears.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Campbell
    The Batman is a thrilling, ambitious, and exhilarating reboot for the comic book icon. It might not be the Dark Knight's best-ever movie, but it comes mighty close.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Campbell
    It’s either a compliment or a criticism to say that you need to be on the exact same wavelength as Big Gold Brick to get a kick out of it, because if you turn the dial even the tiniest little bit in either direction, all you’re going to end up with is static. If you’re on board, though, then there’s plenty to enjoy about an offbeat adventure that’s unlike anything else you’re likely to see this year.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Scott Campbell
    Uncharted aims for old school adventure with a modern sheen, but the end result is the latest in a long line of immediately forgettable video game adaptations.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Scott Campbell
    Moonfall is every bit as big, loud and stupid as you'd expect, but Roland Emmerich's latest disaster epic is also an unforgivably dull slog.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    Last Looks doesn't bring anything new to the table, but it's a fun crime caper that makes us want to see Charlie Hunnam's Charlie Waldo again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Scott Campbell
    It’s a film of maddening contradictions, missed opportunities and half-taken risks, but it’s destined to be one of the year’s most polarizing and talked-about releases regardless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Scott Campbell
    Clifton Collins Jr. gives an incredible performance in Jockey, which manages to both lean into the tropes of the sports drama while still painting them in an entirely new light.

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