Scott Mendelson

Scott Mendelson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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
5.0/10 18% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "Jason Statham is gone but not forgotten in this silly, energetic romp that is so brazenly sexist that it almost qualifies as satire. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 4, 2015
7.0/10 69% Everest (2015) "Everest offers a gripping and refreshingly unsentimental reenactment of its grim true-life tale. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 2, 2015
5.0/10 7% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Hitman: Agent 47 has enjoyable action, paper-thin characters, and an incomprehensible plot. Well, one out of three ain't bad. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5.0/10 47% American Ultra (2015) "It's not exactly a bad movie. You get what you pay for, and it's somewhat entertaining. But it seems to have stopped thinking as soon as it finished the logline. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 18, 2015
6.0/10 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Guy Ritchie's adaptation of the 1960′s television show offers a skewed Daniel Craig/Roger Moore 007 fantasy team-up. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 11, 2015
5.0/10 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "I wish the whole film were as terrible as its final 2/3, because there is just enough promise, just enough good acting and interesting dialogue that I started to hope that the hype was wrong. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 6, 2015
7.0/10 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "If you don't like Shaun the Sheep, then baa-ram-ewe! " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 5, 2015
8.0/10 62% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody shrewdly avoid genre conventions, and this late-summer gem offers Meryl Streep another showy star turn. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 5, 2015
6.0/10 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "The highly entertaining and sprawling biopic starts out with its pulse on the nation only to somewhat devolve into standard Behind the Music backstage melodrama. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 31, 2015
8.0/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation finally makes Ethan Hunt into not just "Tom Cruise - Action Man" but perhaps the defining role of his long career. The twist is that it may be his most autobiographical as well. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 28, 2015
6.0/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) "If you're not someone who is automatically shocked or in awe of the notion of a vulgar, profane, and sexually laced comedy that happens to have a female lead, then Trainwreck is going to feel a lot less transgressive and a lot more formulaic. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 15, 2015
7.0/10 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man is thematically thin, but it uses its small size to its advantage, crafting a winning comic adventure with spellbinding special effects. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 8, 2015
3.0/10 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "There is no future, there is no past. Let's hope this Terminator is the last! " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 26, 2015
5.0/10 54% Minions (2015) "Minions has an inspired visual lunacy and some solid gags, but it can't sustain a feature-length story and barely tries to tell one. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 23, 2015
7.0/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World accomplishes the task of being something of an original adventure within the confines of being a sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 10, 2015
10/10 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is a gloriously imaginative rebuttal to anyone who would claim that Pixar's best days are behind it. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 8, 2015
5.0/10 19% Aloha (2015) "Cameron Crowe's newest romantic comedy doesn't quite work, but it is entertaining enough thanks to clever dialogue and old-school movie star charisma. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 28, 2015
6.0/10 50% San Andreas (2015) "I can (and will) nitpick storytelling choices and character development, but those merely wanting "Look out, earthquake!" will get their money's worth. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 26, 2015
8.0/10 93% Spy (2015) "Melissa McCarthy has more than just a great star vehicle and a likely box office winner on her hands. She may have just "stumbled" into her first franchise. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 20, 2015
6.0/10 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "The third act is a profound disappointment, but the journey is enjoyable enough to merit a trip. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 17, 2015
7.0/10 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 is bigger, faster, and more energetic than the original. It is also a little better. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 13, 2015
10/10 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Mad Max: Fury Road is a remarkable and glorious motion picture, not just one of the great action movies of our time but also a great film, period. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 11, 2015
2.0/10 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "I take no pleasure from expressing my displeasure in a film like Hot Pursuit. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 6, 2015
4.0/10 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Avengers: Age of Ultron plays like an obligation, a box to be checked off on a list before all parties move onto the things they really want to do. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 21, 2015
9.0/10 60% Unfriended (2015) "Not only is Unfriended a much better film than you might have expected, it's a genuinely terrifying little ride and might just be a new horror classic. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 17, 2015
4.0/10 26% Child 44 (2015) "Child 44 has strong actors, solid production values, and good intentions. But it mixes too many plot threads and ends up telling none of them particularly well. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 16, 2015
9.0/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Wickedly smart and often wickedly funny, this delightfully entertaining science fiction drama is one of the best films of the year. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 7, 2015
4.0/10 29% Get Hard (2015) "I wish the on-point shots taken at the so-called investor class weren't just a prelude to a rather generic, weak-willed, and vulgar farce. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 26, 2015
7.0/10 81% Furious 7 (2015) ""Furious 7" isn't so much goodbye as it is merely the end of something. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 26, 2015
6.0/10 45% Home (2015) ""Home" is a solid double in a time when DreamWorks really needs a home run. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 24, 2015
7.0/10 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "The result is not just an examination of showbiz for aging actress versus emerging starlets, but a treatise on how we examine and judge the fictional choices of fictional characters as opposed to the choices we make in so-called reality. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4.0/10 17% The Gunman (2015) "The Gunman is beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 19, 2015
6.0/10 60% Run All Night (2015) "The film works best as a straight character drama as opposed to the elaborate action thriller that it arguably doesn't want to be. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4.0/10 30% Insurgent (2015) "This second Divergent entry is a more propulsive and action-centric outing, but it turns star Shailene Woodley into a passive observer in her own adventure. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 11, 2015
5.0/10 30% Chappie (2015) "The picture isn't good enough to earn my full-throated defense. A half-hearted defense will have to do. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 5, 2015
8.0/10 57% Focus (2015) "Focus is a pretty terrific little movie. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 25, 2015
7.0/10 85% Cinderella (2015) "Walt Disney's Cinderella is the best film yet in their "turn our animated classics into live-action blockbusters" sub-genre. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 23, 2015
6.0/10 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "The Second Best Exotic Hotel barely skates by on the strength of its older cast members, which of course is "the reason for the season" anyway. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 18, 2015
7.0/10 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " Fifty Shades of Grey is an entertaining, witty, and yes occasionally sexy fable of female assertiveness disguised as a tale of submission. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 11, 2015
7.0/10 79% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland, USA is basically the movie you expect it to be, with the caveat that it's a pretty good variation of said movie. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3.0/10 12% Seventh Son (2015) "It is likely to be one of the worst films of the year, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy myself. Yes, Seventh Son is that kind of movie. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 5, 2015
6.0/10 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The Wachowskis' newest science-fiction fantasy is a visual wonder and a big-screen delight, but it suffers from overly complicated storytelling in service of thin characters and redundant action sequences. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 3, 2015
7.0/10 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Fox may have a new franchise on its hands with this witty and occasionally spectacular homage to 1970's-era James Bond adventures. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4.0/10 40% Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis (2015) "I think I'll call this review: "The time I was outrageously disappointed by the generic and rehashed Aquaman origin story!" " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 28, 2015
6.0/10 12% Mortdecai (2015) "Mortdecai works as a low-stakes comic mystery that is refreshingly aimed squarely at adult moviegoers. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 22, 2015
6.0/10 34% Blackhat (2015) "Blackhat may not rise to the level of Collateral or The Insider, but nor does it deserve the indignity of a mid-January release. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 14, 2015
2.0/10 9% Taken 3 (2015) "Taken 3 makes Taken 2 look like Taken. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 9, 2015
6.0/10 49% Cake (2015) "Cake indeed features a strong dramatic turn from Jennifer Aniston and it may or may not win her an Oscar nomination. But aside from that it's just a solid small-scale character study. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 30, 2014
9.0/10 99% Selma (2015) "Ava DuVernay's Selma is good as you've heard. It's delicious as well as nutritious. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 19, 2014
6.0/10 71% Into the Woods (2014) "I can still slightly recommend Into the Woods for its genuine entertainment value for the majority of the picture, and for the strong performances that almost salvage the weaker final third. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 19, 2014
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