Scott Von Doviak

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
I am a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. My book <i>Hick Flicks: The Rise and Fall of Redneck Cinema</i> was published in December 2004 by McFarland Press.
Favorites:
Taxi Driver, Sunset Blvd., M*A*S*H, Brazil, Dr. Strangelove, Manhattan, Slacker, Chinatown, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Blue Velvet, Jaws, Apocalypse Now, The Wizard of Oz
Publications:
culturevulture.net , Film Threat , Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com , Nerve.com
Total Reviews:
401
Total QuickRatings:
3
Location:
Austin, TX

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 401
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) " Entertaining enough in its squishy-squirmy way, and the payoff delivers a little jolt of that old time Raimi magic." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 27, 2009
95% Star Trek (2009) " As unlikely as it once seemed, it looks like the ol' Enterprise has a few more light-years left in it after all." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 6, 2009
89% Adventureland (2009) " The plot mechanics are a drag because Adventureland is at its best when it's in laid-back, hanging out mode." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 2, 2009
72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " Monsters vs. Aliens tries very hard to entertain every demographic in the audience, although it's at its most enjoyable when it's not trying quite so hard." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 26, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) " The approach is depressingly literal, and none of the scenes build on what has come before -- they're just meticulously reconstructed Scenes From Watchmen." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 4, 2009
90% Coraline (2009) " For a movie that rarely leaves the house, Coraline takes a number of inspired detours." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 5, 2009
45% Yes Man (2008) " No comedy classic, but it packs enough laughs into 104 minutes to justify the price of admission (or at least a matinee ticket)" — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 18, 2008
78% Doubt (2008) " Award-worthy performances aren't enough to keep Doubt from falling flat in the end." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 11, 2008
25% Four Christmases (2008) " To say that Vaughn is phoning it in these days would be an insult to telecommuters everywhere." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 26, 2008
83% JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008) " JCVD has points of interest, but it may leave you feeling like you've just slowed down to look at a car wreck." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 21, 2008
68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) " The most ambitious, challenging, frustrating and thrilling American movie since I'm Not There - maybe since Mulholland Drive." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 24, 2008
35% Pride and Glory (2008) " There's nothing wrong with a gritty cop drama, so long as it has something to offer besides grit." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 24, 2008
16% Max Payne (2008) " It boasts a stylish surface, but there's nothing new beneath it." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 17, 2008
59% W. (2008) " Since we're dealing with Oliver Stone, a point worth making once is worth making a hundred times, in 100-point boldface type, until not even the dimmest bulb in the audience can possibly miss it." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 16, 2008
74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " There's a sweet, funny movie lurking underneath the too-cool-for-you surface." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 3, 2008
76% Appaloosa (2008) " For its first hour or so, Appaloosa is a crisply paced pleasure, mostly thanks to the interplay between Harris and Mortensen." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 3, 2008
85% Ghost Town (2008) " Gervais may be alone in remembering that this kind of movie is actually supposed to be funny." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Sep 19, 2008
0% Surfer, Dude (2008) " There's something about the mystical-spiritual aura surrounding surfing that tends to turn most movies on the subject to hippie-dippie mush." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Sep 11, 2008
63% Traitor (2008) " There's a terrorist around every corner in Traitor, to the point where you start wondering if "Steve Martin" is a pen name for Dick Cheney." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 27, 2008
18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) " Really, isn't this where the Star Wars movies were headed all along - a feature-length toy advertisement?" — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 15, 2008
39% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) " How seriously the filmmakers take the miracle of the stucco wall is up for debate, but the movie's ultimate revelations feel unearned." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 15, 2008
14% The Love Guru (2008) " The Love Guru isn't really about spiritual well-being or hockey; it's about Myers' mistaken belief that the comedic possibilities of male genitalia are endless." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 20, 2008
67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) " The whole thing plays like it's been focus-grouped to death, stripped of any real personality of its own." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 13, 2008
37% You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) " Unless you find words like 'baba ghannouj' inherently hilarious, the nearly two-hour running time proves to be a punishing length." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 6, 2008
45% The Strangers (2008) " A must-see for horror fans, but the fewer questions you ask, the more effective it will be." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 29, 2008
50% Smart People (2008) " The performances go a long way toward making Smart People an enjoyable, if familiar, outing." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 11, 2008
58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) " Vince Vaughn is coming to town with the Four Indistinguishable Frat Dudes of Comedy." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 8, 2008
51% Bee Movie (2007) " Kids should get a kick out of it, but anyone craving Seinfeld's usual brand of funny business will have to stick to TV reruns." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 2, 2007
51% 30 Days of Night (2007) " The humans are a bore, but the vampires light up this Night." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 19, 2007
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) " The story drifts aimlessly toward its foregone conclusion, hitting a few interesting notes along the way but never gelling into a coherent narrative." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 5, 2007
29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) " Supplies the laughs, but the heart is missing." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 5, 2007
23% Balls of Fury (2007) " Just another one-joke sketch that goes on forever." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 29, 2007
50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " The time has come for Mr. Bean's retirement." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Aug 24, 2007
54% Eagle vs. Shark (2007) " Ideal entertainment for anyone who found the stark realism of Napoleon Dynamite too painful to deal with." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jul 6, 2007
7% License to Wed (2007) " Williams is the worst offender. Even he finally seems to be tired of his own act." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jul 6, 2007
78% 1408 (2007) " Virtually a one-man show by Cusack, and he's up to the task." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 22, 2007
78% Surf's Up (2007) " But seriously - enough with the penguins already." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 8, 2007
40% The Wendell Baker Story (2005) " The story doesn't matter as much as the genial good-time vibe." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 18, 2007
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (2007) " Sure to please its core audience of stoner cartoon enthusiasts." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 13, 2007
14% Wild Hogs (2007) " The road trip plotline and parade of C-list cameos suggest a 21st-century Cannonball Run, and that's not far from the truth." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 2, 2007
15% Hannibal Rising (2007) " An exercise in cheap pop psychology and connect-the-dots back story." — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 9, 2007
5% THR3E (2007) " It's hard to imagine an audience that will be satisfied." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 5, 2007
54% Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006) " Too many slack moments and gratuitous chase sequences kill the momentum." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 22, 2006
51% The Fountain (2006) " The story of Darren Aronofsky's ambitious sci-fi epic The Fountain spans a thousand years. The movie itself only seems that long." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 22, 2006
51% For Your Consideration (2006) " For Your Consideration is aimed straight at the heart of the Hollywood beast. Unfortunately, Guest's aim isn't what it used to be." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 17, 2006
50% Fast Food Nation (2006) " There's a lot going on, but it all proceeds at Linklater's typical laid-back rhythm." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 17, 2006
15% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) " Although we've barely had enough time to finish clearing the Halloween cobwebs, those hardworking elves at Walt Disney are already here to shove a little Christmas down our throats." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 3, 2006
11% All The King's Men (2006) " Penn delivers the most egregious Foghorn Leghorn impersonation since Dennis Quaid in Great Balls of Fire." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Sep 22, 2006
42% Gridiron Gang (2006) " The movie slows to a crawl as new obstacles and melodramas pile up like linemen on a quarterback." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Sep 15, 2006
41% Everyone's Hero (2006) " This Fox effort isn't in the same ballpark as Pixar. It's not even in the same league." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Sep 15, 2006
69% Hollywoodland (2006) " A mishmash of fact, fiction and innuendo that sheds little light on Reeves' life or his death." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Sep 8, 2006
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