Scott Collura

Scott Collura

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Now Playing Magazine movie critic.
Publications:
IGN Movies , Now Playing Magazine , Rotten Tomatoes
Total Reviews:
68

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.9/10 82% Homeland: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " Homeland feels reenergized and vital again. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 6, 2014
6% The Last Airbender (2010) " Would it be more accurate to call this The Last Shyamalan Movie? " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 18, 2014
9.5/10 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Smart, emotionally deep, exciting, beautiful to behold, and culturally relevant, Dawn is quite simply a great film. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 1, 2014
8.6/10 84% Homeland: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " It seems that one needs to enter this third season of Showtime's Homeland fully aware that the series has long since deviated from its (relatively) realistic approach in Season 1. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 1, 2013
5/10 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Full of been-there, done-that characters, twists, and action beats that are as familiar as houseguests who have overstayed their welcome, know it, and don't care. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 31, 2013
8.5/10 69% The Wolverine (2013) " Much like the character himself, The Wolverine is lean, mean, and fun. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2013
7.6/10 68% World War Z (2013) " World War Z is a big, sweeping -- and fairly fresh -- take on the age-old zombie genre. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 3, 2013
7/10 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " The Hangover Part III gets points for changing the franchise formula, as well as for giving the lovably weird Galifianakis the spotlight. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 21, 2013
7.3/10 65% Mama (2013) " An atmospheric and stylish -- if not always smart -- ghost story. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 17, 2013
9.5/10 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " This is next-level filmmaking -- smart, brave and intense. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2012
6.7/10 21% Taken 2 (2012) " More of the same from Liam Neeson, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2012
8.7/10 97% Homeland: Season 2 (TV, 2012) " Perhaps what's most satisfying about the show's return is the fact that its characters have continued to evolve and change since we last saw them. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 30, 2012
6/10 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " As a longtime comic-book fan and Spidey enthusiast, how can I be so blasé about his latest big-screen incarnation? " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 26, 2012
2/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " How can a movie that's so big feel so small? " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2012
4/5 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " Brings all the cartoonish insanity of the directors' Crank to the -- let's face it -- cartoonishly insane concept of the Ghost Rider. It's a match made in, er, hell. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 17, 2012
3.5/5 53% Safe House (2012) " It's the Denzel-isms that prove to be the deciding factor in Safe House's success. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 10, 2012
2/5 40% Red Tails (2012) " That the script for a film that has been in some form of development for over 20 years should be so stilted and, well, dumb simply boggles the mind. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3/5 94% Moneyball (2011) " Moneyball should be a much better movie than it actually is. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 22, 2011
4/5 45% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) " One of the selling points of 30 Minutes or Less is that it feels like it runs for, well, 30 minutes or less (the actual running time is closer to 83 minutes, with credits). And that's not meant to be facetious. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 15, 2011
3.5/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " Andy Serkis, who has been at the forefront of mo-cap since portraying Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, is an automatic Oscar snub in waiting post-Rise. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2011
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " We know that story so well, and yet somehow Vaughn has made it feel fresh and new again. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 26, 2011
3/5 63% Kill the Irishman (2011) " A mishmash of familiar mafia tale beats and rise to power/fall from glory tropes, the film is nonetheless buoyed by a strong cast -- particularly its star, Ray Stevenson, who plays the flagrantly coifed mad bomber Greene. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3/5 62% Salt (2010) " Even if the picture ultimately winds up being exactly what we figured it would be when we saw the very first preview for it, it still manages to hold our attention throughout. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 22, 2010
3.5/5 22% Repo Men (2010) " It's a mess of a movie in many ways, but it's a hot mess. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2010
3.5/5 43% Brooklyn's Finest (2010) " The film is more inclined to look to the cop dramas of the '70s for its inspiration, pouring on all the quasi-realism and downbeat inclinations that films of that era thrived on. It's a style that suits Fuqua and his actors. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2010
2/5 53% Green Zone (2010) " "No WMDs! Government evil! Fire bad! Freddy good!" the film roars as it staggers around like the Frankenstein monster that it is, the sewn together parts of previous Greengrass successes. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2010
2.5/5 19% Cop Out (2010) " Here Smith the director is a hired gun, shooting someone else's words for a change -- the first time in his feature career, in fact. And you know what? It suits him. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 25, 2010
4/5 86% The House of the Devil (2009) " Written, directed, and edited by Ti West, this movie is an old-school tension builder, slowly ratcheting up the anxieties of the audience who, of course, is fully aware that something bad is going to happen. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 26, 2009
2.5/5 35% P2 (2007) " Manages to churn out enough tension and thrills to keep things interesting. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 16, 2007
2.5/5 72% Tekon Kinkurîto (2007) " Tekk it or leave eet. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet Perfume " It is overlong and maybe too painstakingly faithful to the source material at times for its own good. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 66% Miss Potter (2007) " Much like star Renée Zellweger's portrayal of its famous title character, Miss Potter is a strange, split-personality kind of thing. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
1.5/5 4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) " If Cedric the Entertainer's constant mugging for the camera is not your cup of tea, and a derivative plot, relatively humorless script, and mundane directing aren't up your alley, then best to clean Code Name: The Cleaner off your must-see list right now. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2/5 21% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007) " Is it time for director Luc Besson to become invisible too? " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3/5 19% Primeval (2007) " Primeval walks a fine line between action, humor, and having half a conscience. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
0.5/5 11% Blood and Chocolate (2007) " A truly laughable movie, one that takes itself far too seriously without ever taking a moment to consider who its audience is -- or if it even has one. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
1.5/5 2% Epic Movie (2007) " Go rent Blazing Saddles instead. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3/5 19% Factory Girl (2007) " Factory Girl is an effective evocation of a particular slice of recent history. The film benefits from Miller's turn as Edie, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink performance that takes the poor girl from the heights and highs of fame to the depths and doom " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) " Hannibal Rising isn't much more than appetizer. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2/5 26% Ghost Rider (2007) " Ghost Rider fails for the same reason every bad movie does: poor storytelling and bad acting. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
1.5/5 8% Premonition (2007) " Offers its moments of requisite thriller twists that will appeal to fans of that genre. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3.5/5 21% Dead Silence (2007) " It's great seeing Wahlberg getting the chance to have fun with the character, who proves to be a highlight of the film, and one almost wishes he might get his own spin-off film or series at some point -- though judging by the events of Dead Silence, that " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
1.5/5 11% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) " Maybe it's just time to put an end to this mutant circle of life, or at least send it straight to DVD from now on. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3.5/5 85% The Hoax (2007) " Gere defies expectations as Irving, completely becoming the 1970s-era New York Jewish dude, bad hair and all. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3.5/5 48% Lonely Hearts (2006) " A consistently entertaining and occasionally gut-wrenching tale that deserves at least some measure of notice. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
4/5 69% Year of the Dog (2007) " With this film Mike White once again proves that he's got an eye for darkness and an ear for character that truly puts what passes for comedy in most films these days to shame. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3/5 100% Borderland (2007) " Every once in awhile, a film can defy expectations, and Lionsgate's Borderland is one such case. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3.5/5 65% Jindabyne (2006) " The filmmakers do not feel the need to fill in every single blank for viewers by the time the credits roll. Just as in reality, these characters' problems are not going to be solved with the wave of a magic wand; there are no short cuts to happiness. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2007
1.5/5 No Score Yet Blackout (2007) " Hopes to attach some larger social significance to the event, but that unfortunately falls largely flat and suffers from a derivative and sometimes vapid script. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2007
4/5 70% Mulberry Street (2007) " See, instead of existing in a vacuum like most horror flicks where nothing of real worth can ever seep in, Mulberry Street insists on embracing all those little lifelike details. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2007
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