Scott Foundas

Scott Foundas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Scott Foundas is the chief film critic for the Village Voice. Before Foundas, a native of Tampa, Florida, moved to New York in 2009, he was the film editor at the Voice's sister paper in Los Angeles, LA Weekly, from 2005 to 2009. Foundas was also associate program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from January 2010 to December 2012. Foundas' film reviews and features appear in all Voice Media Group publications, as well as on its websites and mobile platforms. Follow Scott on Twitter at @FoundasOnFilm.
Film Comment Magazine , L.A. Weekly , New York Times , Variety , Village Voice
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18% Transcendence (2014) " "Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god." — Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " An immensely appealing Kevin Costner anchors Ivan Reitman's savvy peek behind the curtain of pro-football wheeling and dealing." — Variety
Posted Apr 10, 2014
25% Goodbye World (2014) " Denis Henry Hennelly's sophomore feature strands us in a cabin in the NorCal woods with a half-dozen of the whiniest, most self-entitled protags this side of the worst mumblecore movie you barely remember seeing." — Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2014
—— Greencard Warriors (2014) " The horrors faced by Mexican illegals on the L.A. mean streets get a familiar indexing in this well-meaning but familiar ghetto melodrama." — Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2014
57% Blumenthal (2014) " A limp facsimile of a Woody Allen ensembler set in a familiar world of New York Jewish intellectuals - minus only the wit, and the intellect." — Variety
Posted Mar 28, 2014
22% Sabotage (2014) " "Sabotage" rarely rises to Schwarzenegger's level, in large measure because the other characters (of which there are far too many) aren't nearly as sharply drawn by Ayer and co-writer Skip Woods." — Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2014
13% God's Not Dead (2014) " The Almighty deserves better advocacy than he gets in this typically ham-fisted Christian campus melodrama." — Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " It is never less than fascinating - and sometimes dazzling - in its ambitions." — Variety
Posted Mar 21, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Chockfull of the breathless cliffhangers dictated by the genre, but equally rich in the quiet, tender character moments that made the first film unique among recent Marvel fare ..." — Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2014
47% The Art of the Steal (2014) " A derivative heist thriller-comedy that passes painlessly enough at a brisk 90 minutes, but ultimately feels as disposable as the numerous counterfeit paintings that exchange hands throughout." — Variety
Posted Mar 19, 2014
63% The French Minister (2014) " It would be easy for Lhermitte to play the fool, but what makes the character so memorable is that, as [the film] progresses, Arthur comes to see that there are hints of canniness lurking beyond the stuffed shirt." — Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2014
16% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " A surprisingly sharp and funny female-empowerment ensembler." — Variety
Posted Mar 14, 2014
23% Need For Speed (2014) " Modest, diverting fun ..." — Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2014
—— Things People Do " An out-of-work insurance man makes ends meet by turning to armed robbery in this overwrought and preposterous recession-era morality play from editor turned director Saar Klein." — Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2014
10% The Bag Man (2014) " What's in the bag? A tedious, self-consciously quirky postmodern noir featuring John Cusack and Robert De Niro in two of the more obvious money jobs of their careers." — Variety
Posted Mar 5, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " This highly entertaining time-filler lacks the mythic resonances that made "300" feel like an instant classic, but works surprisingly well on its own terms." — Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2014
59% Non-Stop (2014) " Even in the movie's most ridiculous moments, Collet-Serra keeps the pacing brisk and knows how to divert our attention with a well-timed bit of comic relief." — Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2014
100% Listen Up Philip " Jason Schwartzman shines as a self-absorbed writer who doesn't quite learn the err of his ways in Alex Ross Perry's sharp and darkly funny third feature." — Variety
Posted Feb 11, 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " A ferociously entertaining experience in which one finds von Trier at the peak of his craft, linking together ideas about female sexuality, fly-fishing and artistic creation with equal amounts of playfulness and intellectual rigor." — Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2014
100% The Babadook " Manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished." — Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2014
—— The Battered Bastards Of Baseball " So rife with underdog victors and hairpin twists of fortune that, if it weren't all true, no one would believe it." — Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney has transformed a fascinating true-life tale into an exceedingly dull and dreary caper pic cum art-appreciation seminar - a museum-piece movie about museum people." — Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Teens and twentysomethings who possess even less life experience and emotional maturity than these characters may find profundity in some of this. All others need not apply." — Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2014
67% They Came Together (2014) " A lively comic jamboree that's sometimes smarter than it is funny and hits about as often as it misses, but is, on balance, a good deal of fun." — Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2014
100% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter " A beguiling fable of buried treasure and movie-fed obsession." — Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2014
100% Cold in July (2014) " A superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire, sags a bit in the middle, then rallies for an exuberantly bloody finish." — Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2014
—— Little Accidents " A sensitive and well-meaning but rather ordinary melodrama that wouldn't have seemed out of place as a network movie-of-the-week circa 1985." — Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2014
77% Enemies Closer (2014) " A silly yet sturdily crafted time-filler ..." — Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2014
40% Low Down (2014) " Preiss ... certainly knows the music and the milieu, but proves less adept at shaping the material into a consistently compelling narrative." — Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2014
100% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom journey to the Mediterranean in this warmly enjoyable continuation of their improvised cultural and culinary adventures." — Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2014
100% Life Itself (2014) " James cuts - as in all of his best work - straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert's own words." — Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2014
—— Blind (2004) " Ace Norwegian scribe Eskil Vogt makes a sparkling directorial debut with an alternately tragic and playful tale of a blind authoress." — Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2014
36% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Zach Braff tries - and fails - for a thirtysomething 'Garden State' redux in Kickstarter-funded sophomore effort." — Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " A lazy and listless buddy-cop action-comedy that fades from memory as quickly as its generic title." — Variety
Posted Jan 15, 2014
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " While the role may not call for a master thespian, it at least begs someone who can emote without looking like he's straining to execute a dead lift." — Variety
Posted Jan 10, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead." — Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " A modestly less quotable but generously funny new adventure for scotch-and-mahogany-loving 1970s newsman Ron Burgundy, here catapulted into 1980 and the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle." — Variety
Posted Dec 16, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " A feast of a movie-an uncorked entertainment in which every scene trembles with energy and actorly invention." — Film Comment Magazine
Posted Dec 9, 2013
42% Homefront (2013) " Statham plus Stallone plus Franco equals a surprisingly joyless backwoods action programmer." — Variety
Posted Nov 21, 2013
100% Sweet Dreams (2013) " Directors Lisa and Rob Fruchtman have made a valuable and affecting addition to the burgeoning canon of post-genocide Rwanda portraits." — Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2013
52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " A starkly powerful drama that in some ways feels like an Iraq-era bookend to The Deer Hunter." — Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2013
94% The King's Speech (2010) " Hooper...has become something of a specialist in exhuming British history from the mothballs of Masterpiece Theatre." — Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2013
81% Lenny Cooke (2013) " A penetrating and ultimately heartbreaking inventory of hard lessons learned on and off the court." — Variety
Posted Nov 5, 2013
89% Frozen (2013) " This always enjoyable tale of mysterious magic, imperiled princesses and square-jawed men of action proves longer on striking visuals than on truly engaging or memorable characters." — Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2013
47% Last Vegas (2013) " As creaky as an arthritic hip." — Variety
Posted Oct 28, 2013
78% Big Ass Spider! (2013) " Many worse ways to spend 80 minutes can easily be imagined." — Variety
Posted Oct 25, 2013
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " A superior celebrity docu that finds the Broadway legend contemplating retirement as well as her own mortality." — Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2013
60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" shows there's still comic life in this decade-old franchise - provided, of course, the sight of a senior citizen getting his penis caught in a vending machine is the kind of thing that brings a smile to your face." — Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2013
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Somewhere, Uncle Walt is smiling." — Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2013
6% I'm In Love With A Church Girl (2013) " Even having God on the production team can't save this 'Church Girl' from its heavy-handed sermonizing." — Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2013
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