Scott Renshaw

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.

Scott Renshaw's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 87% Slow West (2015) "The characters may often feel like props for Maclean's observations on the violent conflicts that built America, but he shows that Westerns can still provide thrilling shoot-'em-ups. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/4 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "I've yet to figure out the magic ratio where how much I'm laughing at a movie balances how much I'm cringing. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
3/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "If the goal of Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz was to convey the sheer grueling ordeal faced by their protagonist, they succeeded in a way that's both powerful and challenging to maintain dramatically. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
2/4 59% 5 Flights Up (2015) "[Morgan Freeman] can't lend gravitas to this clutter of urban sentimentality. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 69% Welcome to Me (2015) "There's not much payoff beyond the train-wreck emotional exhibitionism " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
2/4 53% Maggie (2015) "Dabbles in too many ideas without packing enough punch behind any one of them " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "A fascinating kind of commentary track to a stunning visual arts exhibition. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
2/4 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Once you get past the punch lines that, yes, Cooper is short of stature, and yes, Daniella has an hourglass figure and an accent, Hot Pursuit appears to run out of ideas for how these two talented women can be funny. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 43% The D Train (2015) "There are big laughs in some of the farcical situations here, but the nostalgic vibe built into the soundtrack spills over into a throwback sensibility that aims warmer and cuddlier than the material demands. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "There are times when a documentary seems so eager to keep you engaged and entertained that the filmmakers forget to stick to their ostensible subject. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 1, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "I hereby abandon all pretense: There's no way I'll be able to dig deeply enough into everything that's going on here until I see it at least two more times. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 1, 2015
3.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Sometimes the super-heroism is just brightly colored junk food. And sometimes, it's a way of giving us a glimpse of how we flawed, messed-up, occasionally monstrous humans can sometimes prove ourselves worthy. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2.5/4 31% Desert Dancer (2015) "By the time Desert Dancer heads for its shades-of-Argo climax, it's hard not to wish there had been a bit less melodrama, and a bit more desert dancing. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "It's rare for a science-fiction film's high-concept to get stolen out from under it by a performance -- but then again, Isaac appears to be a rare kind of actor. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/4 19% Little Boy (2015) "The result is savvy, but shallow: Monteverde may end up selling more tickets, but he won't change any souls. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Despite an almost self-destructive need to be taken seriously, this romantic drama still finds some swoony soul in its odd meditation on the solitude of eternal life. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/4 83% Queen and Country (2015) "The fundamentally episodic nature of the narrative limits its impact somewhat, but Boorman again finds a spark in a frisky coming-of-age story that tracks the growing pains of an entire nation. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "There are plenty of satisfying moments throughout, enough that perhaps it's better to think about how this would play as a weekly series. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/4 33% Beyond The Reach (2015) "Rich people shouldn't be able to get away with murder, sure, but screenwriters shouldn't be able to get away with this. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 93% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "It might be tempting to roll your eyes at the Disney-ness of it all. Then again, maybe it's that Disney-ness that keeps you watching all the way to that happy ending in the first place. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/4 51% Woman in Gold (2015) "Your movie's flashback sub-plot shouldn't draw attention to how dull your actual central plot is. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 94% A Tale of Winter (1992) "Eric Rohmer takes an intriguing voyage. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 50% Freetown (2015) "It's a satisfying surprise indeed to find a "Mormon movie" willing to confront the church's legacy of racism head-on. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 84% While We're Young (2015) "Baumbach knows we're all wondering if we're on the right life track, and While We're Young once again shows that he understands how funny that wondering can be. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2.5/4 28% The Longest Ride (2015) "A Sparks movie will never completely want for melodrama, but it's nice to find one where the melo- is a bit more mellow. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) "It's become something of a snarky joke about emotionally manipulative entertainment, but when you can honestly say "I laughed, I cried," somebody's doing something right. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2015
92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "It wants to be taken seriously -- but only when it's convenient. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2015
3/4 94% The King's Speech (2010) "The surprise may be that for all the attention on Firth -- who's certainly good -- Rush actually proves more impressive. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Artist (2011) "What's not to like about The Artist? And then again, what is there, exactly, to love about it? " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3.5/4 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "Shrug however you might at a story that has to pack so many characters and tangents into 140 minutes; it will still be difficult for me to see beyond the joyous awesomeness. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "The beautifully authentic performances by the three bandmates capture that brief life moment when nearly everything can feel like a scary, joyous act of rebellion. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/4 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "It's about the strangeness of love in all its forms, with Sachs' quiet, observational style capturing tensions on a small scale between the ideal we hope for in our interactions-with friends, with family, with lovers-and reality ... " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/4 27% Annie (2014) "It's ultimately hard to resist a family-friendly film that's this confident and energetic -- and genuinely funny -- without ever pandering. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 19, 2014
2.5/4 80% Land Ho! (2014) "The scenery is lovely, the performances are pleasant, and it's the kind of movie it's hard to imagine anyone walking out of. It's nice. Yeah: It's nice. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "[Bovell's screenplay] effectively strips down le CarrĂ©'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 56% 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 51% 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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet Good News (1947) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 5, 2005
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