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Scott Mendelson

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Scott Mendelson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat, Forbes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.0/10 90% The Nice Guys (2016) "Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys' is exactly the movie you wanted it to be. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 16, 2016
5.0/10 42% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "What 'The Angry Birds Movie is about is better than how it's about it. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 16, 2016
6.0/10 54% Money Monster (2016) "'Money Monster' is a good movie, one worth seeing, but it is a good movie that I just couldn't buy. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 13, 2016
9.0/10 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Perhaps the best live-action comedy sequel since 'Addams's Family Values'. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 13, 2016
3.0/10 53% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Easily the worst "team" X-MEN movie ever made. Makes X-MEN: THE LAST STAND look like X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 9, 2016
4.0/10 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The majority of 'The Huntsman' is an act of narrative justification, spending more time explaining where the pieces are on the chessboard than actually playing chess. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 19, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) "Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is a white-knuckle thriller that flirts with becoming something approaching a comedy of errors. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 14, 2016
7.0/10 92% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "Without maligning its predecessors, it might be the best of the three. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 13, 2016
6.0/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "'Captain America: Civil War' Is Great Fun, Even As It Alternates Between Shameless Fan Service Bits And Subversive Narrative Choices. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 13, 2016
7.0/10 19% The Boss (2016) "'The Boss' is just a rock-solid and genuinely funny comic vehicle from one of our biggest/brightest comedic movie stars. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 6, 2016
7.0/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) " 'The Jungle Book' is a remarkable achievement and yet more reason to be optimistic about Disney's "turn an animated classic into a live-action feature" sub-genre. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 4, 2016
5.0/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a treat for the eyes, but it will hurt your brain and break your heart. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 22, 2016
48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "As a film, it's pretty thin, but it is an often remarkable technical exercise with just enough narrative invention to justify itself as more than a demo reel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 18, 2016
8.0/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) "Jeff Nichols has crafted a modern-day fable, one rich in character and subtext, and one that in its best moments qualifies as haunting. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 17, 2016
5.0/10 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "' Allegiant' is superior to 'Insurgent' without qualifying as "good." " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3.0/10 25% London Has Fallen (2016) "By upping the nationalism while slightly toning down the cartoonishly violent excess, London Has Fallen is both less entertaining and more offensive. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 3, 2016
6.0/10 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot features a terrific star turn from Tina Fey, which in turn elevates a somewhat generic (but pointed and entertaining) fish-out-of-water story. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 29, 2016
7.0/10 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "At the risk of having to turn in my Social Justice Warrior card, I inexplicably dug the heck out of Alex Proyas's gonzo Gods of Egypt. Please forgive me. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 25, 2016
9.0/10 98% Zootopia (2016) "It's funny, it's clever, it's exciting and suspenseful, and it operates as one of the more potent "social issues" pictures that we've seen from a major studio (even during the Oscar season) in quite some time. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.0/10 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Existing less as a feature film and more as an excuse for endless celebrity cameos, Zoolander, No. 2 is a lazy and often painfully unfunny sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 10, 2016
5.0/10 83% Deadpool (2016) "I found myself both enjoying the character and certain gags while wishing I could skip ahead 2-3 years to see the presumably superior sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 8, 2016
7.0/10 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "The picture is such an affectionate ode to the business of movies and the potential for cinematic wonder that I'm half-inclined to presume that its flaws are intentional. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 3, 2016
6.0/10 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "Decidedly old-fashioned, The Finest Hours nonetheless shines as a "take it for granted" special effects adventure with just enough character development to make us care about the outcome. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 28, 2016
6.0/10 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "While visually gorgeous and generally entertaining, this third installment of the DreamWorks Animation franchise is a comedown from the first two superb entries. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 18, 2016
6.0/10 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a thrilling and intense action thriller that hides its politics in plain sight. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.0/10 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "'Ride Along 2' is a painfully unfunny retread that can't even live up to the meager pleasures of its predecessor. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 13, 2016
5.0/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is a step backward from one of our best filmmakers, playing like a film by Tarantino the stereotype rather than Tarantino the artist. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 24, 2015
7.0/10 59% Sisters (2015) "Sisters is an old-school laugh riot, with a parade of talented comedians scoring here, there, and everywhere. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 16, 2015
5.0/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It is not a little disheartening to see this new 'Star Wars' installment not blazing its own path but rather chasing its tail and rehashing its former glories for our approval. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 16, 2015
6.0/10 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "I suggest you check out In the Heart of the Sea over the next seven days before The Force Awakens steals every IMAX, PLF, 4DX, D-Box, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in your area. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 8, 2015
7.0/10 82% The Revenant (2015) "If the sum of its parts don't add up to much, the fact remains that the specific parts are often breathtaking. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 4, 2015
5.0/10 65% Krampus (2015) " It's not the disaster that may be implied by the lack of pre-release reviews or the last minute embargo, but nor is it a new holiday classic. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 3, 2015
7.0/10 88% The Big Short (2015) "Fair or not, Adam McKay's entertaining and intelligent The Big Short feels like a case of subtext becoming text. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 2, 2015
6.0/10 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The delayed and much-debated The Good Dinosaur is a perfectly good family-friendly animated feature that shouldn't be taken for granted on account of its simpler pleasures. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 23, 2015
7.0/10 94% Creed (2015) "The great irony of Ryan Coogler's Creed is that it is among the more grounded entries in the Rocky series yet acts as a direct sequel to the ultra-fantastical Rocky IV. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 20, 2015
7.0/10 61% Concussion (2015) "At its core, Concussion is about the disillusionment of an uncommonly idealistic American immigrant. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 11, 2015
5.0/10 33% By The Sea (2015) "In its own way, it is as loving an homage as something like House of the Devil, Super 8, or Hobo With A Shotgun in terms of painstakingly crafting a seemingly original film that mostly lives to remind audiences of a different movie from long ago. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 6, 2015
9.0/10 96% Spotlight (2015) " Spotlight is all about the importance of getting the story absolutely right. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 6, 2015
7.0/10 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 ends the franchise on a high note, solidifying it as a defining blockbuster series for a generation born after 9/11. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 4, 2015
10/10 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is one of the best movies of the year and something of a miracle. See it on the big screen or you don't get to complain about anything ever again. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3.0/10 65% Spectre (2015) "'Spectre' Is The Worst 007 Movie In 30 Years. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 3, 2015
4.0/10 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "I am apparently allergic to 'Peanuts.' " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4.0/10 30% Burnt (2015) "The film hums along pleasantly without really engaging you beyond the surface level pleasures of watching attractive people make high-class cuisine. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 29, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "It is impressively staged, superbly acted, and efficiently authentic in its portrayal of not-so-ancient history. Carey Mulligan is terrific, which is important since she is in almost every moment of the film. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3.0/10 19% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "Excitement? Adventure? Glamour? Glitter? Fashion? Fame? The 'Jem' movie contains not these things. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 22, 2015
6.0/10 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Our Brand Is Crisis features a great Sandra Bullock star turn in a comedic political romp that is more biting and cynical by virtue of how conventional it feels. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4.0/10 70% Crimson Peak (2015) "Crimson Peak is a triumph of production design that attempts to cover for a generic story with little in the way of complexity or incident. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 14, 2015
7.0/10 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Steven Spielberg's casual excellence has reached a point where we take it for granted. The overwhelming success of a film like Bridge of Spies shows why we do so to our detriment. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 9, 2015
8.0/10 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs is a fantastically entertaining cinema. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 7, 2015
8.0/10 94% Room (2015) "Room becomes something specific and something genuinely powerful. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 7, 2015
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