Mike Scott

Mike Scott

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Mike Scott's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 90% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "As much as Andersson wants to make his audience chuckle and think, it also feels like he wants to confound them, dragging them by the funny bone through an entertainingly bizarre but frustratingly cryptic landscape. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "A film that breaks little new narrative ground but which nonetheless offers an enjoyable and handsomely photographed snapshot of the Irish experience " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 83% Mistress America (2015) "A pleasantly amusing whimsy that -- fueled by Baumbach's rapid-fire dialogue and the charm of Gerwig and co-star Lola Kirke -- treads occasionally into laugh-out-loud hilarity " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 4, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "I'll add a message for Pixar's genius collective as a whole: Please don't stop stretching, reaching and pushing the boundaries of the art form. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 31, 2015
3/5 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Beneath all that genre eye candy, though, resides a smart and moving story that, after a somewhat slow-moving first hour, builds nicely to become an emotionally engaging drama. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 31, 2015
3/5 99% Phoenix (2015) "Even if the pacing of Petzhold's low-key and at-times lull-prone story occasionally gets away from him, there's no denying the power in his tale. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "As good as Segel and Eisenberg are, it rarely feels like more than two guys merely chatting about life as they chain-smoke cigarettes and gnaw on Twizzlers. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/5 47% American Ultra (2015) "While Nourizadeh's just-for-fun head trip is no more ambitious than its long-haired pothead of a main character, it delivers on its sole goal: to entertain and to surprise. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 18, 2015
4/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "A mesmerizing and intimate portrait of the actor/enigma that -- in true Brando from -- stands apart as a decidedly unconventional but undeniably magnetic study of celebrity. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Though not without its flaws, it crackles with a timeliness and a now-ness that elevates it beyond mere entertainment and into the realm of subtle social commentary. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 12, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) " While other, better superhero movies have a way of putting moviegoers in touch with their inner 10-year-old, Trank's film likely will appeal mostly to actual 10-year-olds. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 40% Irrational Man (2015) "More Cassandra's Dream than it is Midnight in Paris, it's an attractively shot shrug that isn't perfect but which in its best moment is perfectly enjoyable. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Searing, essential and unforgettable. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 30% The Runner (2015) "As attractively shot and as well-cast as it is, the gloomy, inert The Runner isn't a film that sprints or dashes. It merely chugs along steadily. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 4, 2015
3/4 96% Ratatouille (2007) "And there's Remy himself, voiced by irreverent comic Patton Oswalt. Yes, he's a rat, and a pantless one at that, but he's a charming rat. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 3, 2015
3/5 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "The tone of Forbes' at-times surprisingly funny script and the latest fine performance from Mark Ruffalo combine for a sweet, compassionate look at mental illness. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 87% The Tribe (2015) "It's a cinematic tightrope act, and it is to Slaboshpitsky's credit that he pulls it off. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "When does great acting trump a formulaic story? When the actor is Jake Gyllenhaal and the story is the boxing melodrama Southpaw. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 17% Pixels (2015) "A just-for-fun and mostly benign all-ages romp that doubles as a giddy tip of the cap to those who remember pumping quarter after quarter into coin-op arcade games. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Ian McKellen turns in a deft and nuanced performance -- two of them, actually -- that are consistently mesmerizing, even when the story threatens to wander off course. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man is a load of a fun, a light-hearted superhero heist film with a sense of humor and playfulness that will make you forget just how silly the whole thing is. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Despite its formulaic underpinnings, Schumer makes it feel fresh with her comic writing, her comic timing and her ability to make us care for her trainwreck of a character. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2/5 20% Self/less (2015) "It's just plain less -- less than what sci-fi fans are probably hoping for, and less than what it could have been. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "It's hard to imagine another film coming closer to truly explaining the tragic enigma that was Amy Winehouse. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 54% Minions (2015) "On paper, there's no reason this film should work. But these Minions, they work in mysterious ways. As a result, the uneven but entirely genial Minions does, too. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "Brice seems more interested in keeping viewers guessing than in crafting a meaningful story. While that makes his film unpredictable, it comes at the cost of emotional impact. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/4 94% Iron Man (2008) "His well-honed acting chops aside, a big reason the casting of Downey as Stark works so darn well is that incorrigible streak, which he somehow always has been able to balance with an irrepressible likability and which he uses to full effect here. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "It took 22 years, and it took three tries, but Hollywood has finally hatched a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking and spine-tingling Jurassic Park. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 93% Spy (2015) "A funny and wholly entertaining romp filled with McCarthy-driven laughs that exceed any expectations generated by that inexplicably empty title. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Somewhere on its way to becoming a live-action Disney classic, Bird's well-crafted illusion flickers and fades, a casualty of faulty storytelling. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 20, 2015
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "While lacking when it comes to nuance, Niccol's film becomes a searing and finely tuned indie drama that benefits from a voice rooted firmly in the now. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 20, 2015
2/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "While it might not exactly be pitch-perfect, this funny and tuneful slice of easygoing entertainment will be pitch-good-enough for fans of the first film. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Vinterberg's film offers something rare for an adaptation of a 141-year-old work of literature: It delivers a dose of modern relevance -- and thus resonance. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "Every bit as warm and kind-hearted as the man whose story it tells. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 12, 2015
2/5 44% The D Train (2015) "A well intended but scattered dramatic comedy built around the performance of the likeable Jack Black in an very unlikeable role. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 54% Maggie (2015) "Built on a foundation of surprises, it's a zombie film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger -- but it's not like most other zombie movies or Schwarzenegger movies you've seen. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "An enjoyable, full-sensory superhero romp, it delivers no less than what one would expect from an Avengers film. At the same time, it delivers no more than that,either. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/5 20% Little Boy (2015) "Honestly, it's difficult to fathom how a filmmaker can, on one hand, so capably handle his film's faith elements but so mishandle others. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Beautifully shot and wonderfully acted, it's an enjoyable, grown-up entertainment, even if it leaves us wanting something deeper. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "A bleak but very well realized portrait of hopelessness and despair in modern Russia. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "It pretty closely follows the Disneynature formula, so don't expect anything groundbreaking. You can, however, expect a sweet and entirely enjoyable all-ages delight. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 45% True Story (2015) "A bizarre and at times downright creepy story that functions well as a good yarn but also for its exploration of the often-blurred boundary between truth and fiction. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "While it doesn't do anything glaringly wrong, neither does it do much to distinguish itself, or to warrant recommending it to anyone outside of the Glee fan community. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/5 83% While We're Young (2015) "A smart charmer of a comedy that feels as personal as it does universal -- at least for those coming to grips with the fact that they now require reading glasses. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "As long as you're willing to buckle your seat belt, disengage your brain and just go along for the ride, there's also no small amount of fun to be had. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 2, 2015
85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) "Wendy and Lucy -- with its simple shots and edits and an elegantly musicless soundtrack -- proves you don't have to be flashy to be compelling. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 96% It Follows (2015) "Despite that title -- and the debt owed to 1970s cinema, most glaringly in the film's creepy techno-organ score -- It Follows largely charts its own path. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "Expect over-the-top idiocy. Expect graphic sexual gags. Expect a lesson on the prison art of 'keistering.' And, yes, expect lots of dicey racial humor. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 96% Red Army (2015) "A fast-moving, fascinating and at times even fun documentary residing squarely at the intersection of sports and geopolitical history. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 19, 2015
1/5 4% Vice (2015) "It is set in, as Bruce Willis' mogul character describes it, "a utopian paradise where you can have and do anything you want." Unless, that is, you want a decent movie. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 18, 2015
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