Scott Renshaw

"Favorite Movie Quotes:"We're gonna need a bigger boat." -- Roy Scheider, Jaws "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!" -- Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove "Give my best to the twins." "Triplets." "Triplets? God, how they grow." -- Jonathan Pryce and Michael Palin, Brazil "How long do you like to be held? All night, right? See, there's your problem ... somewhere between ten minutes and all night is your problem." "I don't have a problem." "Yeah you do." -- Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally ... "Why did you come to Casablanca, Rick?" "I came for the waters." "The waters? Casablanca is in the middle of the desert." "I was misinformed." -- Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, Casablanca "It's the stuff dreams are made of." -- Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon "What hump?" -- Marty Feldman, Young Frankenstein "Who are these guys?" -- Paul Newman, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid "What we have here is failure to communicate" -- Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke "Here endeth the lesson" -- Sean Connery, The Untouchables"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Scott Renshaw began writing reviews for Usenet's rec.arts.movies.reviews newsgroup in 1993; since then, he has written over 900 full-length reviews of new theatrical releases. He began his professional career with freelance contributions to the Casper, WY Star-Tribune, and has since added contributions to several newspapers in the U.S. and Australia. Scott now serves as a film critic for Cinema Review (www.cinemareview.com), a contributing writer for Video Librarian magazine (www.videolibrarian.com), and staff writer for the Park City (UT) Mountain Times and Salt Lake City Weekly. Scott was born in San Diego, CA on December 28, 1966 -- making him older than his photo would suggest -- and grew up in Bakersfield, CA. He graduated from Stanford University in 1989, and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years. He now lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife Laura, son Nicholas and a beagle named Cassie.
Publications:
Apollo Guide , rec.arts.movies.reviews , Salt Lake City Weekly , Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
Total Reviews:
986
Total QuickRatings:
3
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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3.5/5 90% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " [Bovell's screenplay] effectively strips down le Carré's narrative to a tense exploration of espionage in a world of constant fear, where the appearance of keeping people safer may be more important than actually keeping people safer." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 99% Wadjda (2013) " Wadjda generally feels anchored in the authentic-feeling life of one authentic-feeling girl." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3.5/4 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " It's far from the first story of a child dealing with the consequences of parental break-up -- but it may be one of the best." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/4 55% Man of Steel (2013) " Snyder cranks up the apocalyptic donnybrook, sending the combatants blasting through skyscrapers and punching one another into exploding tanker trucks, but all that down-to-earth character stuff does help make it more potent." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jun 13, 2013
3/4 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Olympus Has Fallen clicks on most of the levels where you need genre movie-making to click." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3/5 52% Promised Land (2013) " It's thrilling to watch a movie you expect to go in one very specific direction instead offer the prospect of something fascinatingly different." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 2, 2013
3/5 64% Cosmopolis (2012) " If Cosmopolis remains chilly and remote, it does so in a way that often feels unsettlingly familiar." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2.5/4 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " The story itself may be about the collision between cynicism and faith, but jarring tonal shifts and lack of focus rarely work -- even in theory." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Mar 30, 2012
6/10 33% Alice in Wonderland (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 29, 2012
3/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " Throughout the film's first half, Clooney and Co. keep it moving quickly enough to avoid the danger facing any political drama: losing viewers in the midst of wonk-heavy, inside-the-Beltway chatter." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 2011
6/10 —— Alice In Wonderland (2002) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 6, 2011
3/4 63% 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010) " The lack of polish doesn't tarnish the truth of the story: how an institution claiming to speak for God turned its dogma into law, and shattered the lives of real, loving people in the process." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2.5/5 66% Be Kind Rewind (2008) " Gondry invites us to rewind to a time before corporate domination, while failing to realize that 'corporate' and 'professional' are not synonyms." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 21, 2008
6/10 63% Wonderland (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2006
2.5/4 69% Reel Paradise (2005) " Though these scenes may have energy, they're also mostly noise -- distractions from a collection of scenes without a driving force." — Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 25, 2005
72/100 —— Good News (1947) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 5, 2005
6/10 71% The Summer House (Clothes in the Wardrobe) (1993) " Full of quotable one-liners, spirited performances and good intentions." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2005
85/100 100% The Miracle Worker (1962) " Portrays a literal war for a girl's soul, making that war so ugly that it's impossibly beautiful." — Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
80/100 88% Destiny (Der mude Tod) (The Weary Death) (Between Two Worlds) (1921) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
75/100 83% Brigadoon (1954) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
61/100 82% Vera Cruz (1954) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
69/100 69% Gypsy (1962) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
59/100 —— Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957) Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 9, 2003
4/10 12% Speechless (1994) " A limp, poorly structured would-be romantic comedy." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 6, 2003
7/10 64% Supercop 2 (1993) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2003
66/100 88% Ohayo (Good Morning) (1959) " This is all potentially interesting, to be sure, but the ideas are wrapped in a surprisingly innocuous package." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 14, 2003
4/10 10% Soldier (1998) " Disappointing." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 20, 2003
1/10 3% McHale's Navy (1997) " [Trots] out the same tired cliches -- unorthodox heroes, inept commanding officers, officious little weasels getting trampled by the zany crew -- which haven't been funny since...well, ever." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 23, 2002
—— Follow Me Home rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 23, 2002
98% The Night of the Hunter (1955) " A juxtaposition of light and dark which can be as satisfying and inspirational as it is bleak and disturbing." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 24, 2002
0/10 8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998) " Pity everyone involved with this excessive, ego-driven 'satire' of excess and ego. It's too bad that only directors can remove their names from noxious material like this." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 24, 2002
58/100 —— Doña Herlinda y Su Hijo (Dona Herlinda and Her Son) (1987) Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2002
94/100 95% Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes are Flying) (1960) " Ranks among the best war movies ever made." — Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2002
39/100 17% Full Moon in Blue Water (1988) Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 9, 2002
56/100 32% Windtalkers (2002) " Are we so deeply immersed in guilt for not telling the code-talkers' story sooner that we should pretend that Windtalkers' facile melodrama doesn't belittle their efforts?" — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 12, 2002
78/100 78% Tape (2001) Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 4, 2002
66/100 57% Paris When It Sizzles (1964) Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 22, 2001
68/100 93% Murder, My Sweet (1944) Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
72/100 96% Martin (1977) " A bit more than another horror film with delusions of social significance." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
70/100 87% Duel in the Sun (1946) Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
65/100 82% Nine to Five (9 to 5) (1980) Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
77/100 93% The Year My Voice Broke (1987) " It's solid, involving and uncomfortably familiar -- another good, but not great, coming-of-age drama." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
69/100 40% Gypsy (2005) Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
80/100 85% Bad Manners (1998) Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 24, 2001
42/100 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 25, 2001
54/100 34% Coneheads (1993) " It's not worth the expenditure of energy, really." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 13, 2001
92/100 92% Startup.com (2001) " Like the best stories of any kind, it captures something universal through an understanding of specific individuals." — Apollo Guide
Posted May 29, 2001
69/100 88% Shrek (2001) " A clever, amusing little film, but its smugness about being more politically correct than Disney is misplaced." — Apollo Guide
Posted May 21, 2001
68/100 89% Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) (1988) " Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown doesn't exactly feel like a farce, even though that's quite obviously what it is." — Apollo Guide
Posted May 12, 2001
78/100 92% Sid & Nancy (1986) " Captures the rhythms of heroin casualty much more effectively than frantic work like Requiem for a Dream, with considerably less bombast." — Apollo Guide
Posted May 12, 2001
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