Mike Scott Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mike Scott

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% Marshall (2017) Thanks largely to the interplay of Boseman and Gad, it works, and probably better than it should, with its blend of drama, humor and -- best of all -- fist-pumping triumph.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 87% American Made (2017) A cocaine-fueled romp that plays like a lightweight blend of Goodfellas and Argo, it's entertaining stuff - as long as you don't expect it to stick to the facts.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) While it threatens at time to lose its focus, its performances -- and its blend of history and humor -- make it a very enjoyable, and recommendable, film.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 93% Gook (2017) Like "Clerks" with a conscience.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 100% California Typewriter (2017) A surprisingly thoughtful and beautifully shot film that doubles as both a history of and a love letter to the humble typewriter.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 20, 2017
2/5 30% Home Again (2017) It's sweet enough, but sweetness goes only so far, especially when a movie has as messy and rambling a script as this one does.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) On paper, it's familiar stuff. In practice, though -- and with Danielle Macdonald in the lead role -- it becomes an altogether sweet and amiable triumph.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 89% Good Time (2017) An engaging journey to the dark side, thanks to Robert Pattinson's lead turn, which adds a layer of emotional resonance to what ends up an uncommonly intriguing crime drama.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A fun and unpretentious romp that benefits from smart pacing, likeable characters and a stick-it-to-the-man undercurrent that helps keep things moving along.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 16, 2017
3/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It has its share of horror tropes, but once it gets going, it's got a steady intensity that feels more akin to The Conjuring than the original Annabelle. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 35% Kidnap (2017) A tense and satisfying genre exercise, it shows that 1) there's something to be said for a film that delivers on its promises and 2) don't mess with Halle Berry.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 1, 2017
3/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Some movies are valuable because they provide answers. This one works because it asks tough questions, then leaves it up to the audience to do the heavy lifting.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Even with its overly complicated structure and scarcity of emotion, it's no exaggeration to call it a technical masterpiece, offering a stunning look at a key moment in WWII.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) It might not transcend the friends-behaving-badly genre, but it does manage its share of naughty laughs and token emotion, all with New Orleans serving as a fetching backdrop.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) While working inside the rigid confines of the Marvel blueprint, it manages to work equally well as a superhero movie and a teen comedy.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) An elegant and efficient period thriller that, while perhaps not ringing with resonance, is still an engrossing and well-told yarn.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
1/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) There's enough there to make young children and dullards laugh. But when all you've got comedically is the occasional flash of bare Minion booties, you've got problems.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) A subtly innovative blend of cars, guns, music and old-school cool, it's also one of those increasingly rare creatures in Hollywood: an undeniably original movie.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 27, 2017
2/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) Dumb-dumb. Dumb-dumb. Dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb...‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 89% It Comes At Night (2017) Despite what the film's marketing says, it's not a horror film, and it doesn't function well as one. But it is a pretty darn good dark psychological thriller. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) It's no small thing to leave viewers with unanswered questions but still making them satisfied they've gotten a full movie experience. Roger Michell does that here.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) There's a Jekyll-and-Hyde dynamic at work here. While the movie at its core boasts a fun, fast-moving vibe, its awkward, franchise-serving midsection undermines much of that.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/5 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) While it has its charms, it ultimately feels more 'something old' than it does 'something new.'‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 84% The Lovers (2017) As much as anything, it's propelled by unflinching honesty, which helps it become a smart, surprising and funny study in grown-up emotion.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/5 81% Chuck (2017) Without that backstory, it would be a fairly unremarkable, fairly familiar ride. But with it, and with a fine turn from Liev Schreiber, it scraps its way to respectability.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
4/5 84% God Knows Where I Am (2017) Above all, it's a very human story and a very well-told one -- which, in the end, makes it very hard to forget.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A tale of corruption and decay that thrums with an undercurrent of discomforting familiarity.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2/5 88% Their Finest (2017) The wholesomeness and embraceable spirit will strike a chord with the sort of moviegoer drawn to such a film. But that doesn't mean it's as good as it could have been.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) It moves along nicely, but it never feels rushed. Rather, it slows just enough for audiences to become seduced by the perilous beauty of the jungle -- just as Fawcett did.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 66% Free Fire (2017) As far as Tarantino facsimiles go, it's a solid one, blending violence, humor and style to good effect.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
1/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) This is not a very good movie. In fact, it is a bad movie -- a very expensive, very highly produced and very predictable cinematic skid mark. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 71% Gifted (2017) Evans and company inject a dose of charm that saves Gifted from its formulaic underpinnings. The results are enjoyable and, when it matters most, emotionally rewarding.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
2/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) If The Lost Village were a Smurf, it wouldn't be Brainy. It would be Jokey, the one who gets his jollies with the same exploding-present prank over and over and over.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It zeroes in on a little-known chapter from the post-war era to spin an engaging and emotionally resonant story that, even after 70-plus years of WWII movies, feels fresh.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) It shamelessly co-opts the Pixar aesthetic, but at least its working to imitate the best in the biz. The result: a sweet film with a reasonably satisfying emotional element.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 28, 2017
2/5 38% The Last Word (2017) Thank goodness for Shirley MacLaine. With anyone else in the lead role, this sweet but uneven indie would have likely buckled under the weight of its mounting contrivances.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 48% Wilson (2017) Wilson is about a man desperate to connect with people emotionally. It's ironic then, that director Craig Johnson's often amusing movie fails to do just that.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's got a great ensemble cast. It's got eye-popping visual effects. It's got a blend of non-stop action and well-timed humor. In short, it's just plain fun.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) A sturdy historical drama that doubles as a love story and a surprisingly timely appeal for tolerance and understanding.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Easily the best entry in the sprawling X-Men franchise, and arguably the best superhero film since The Dark Knight offered a similar sense of refreshing thoughtfulness.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Without a word of dialog, it says more than most animated films could ever hope to.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Feb 22, 2017
1/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall? The Totally Ridiculous Wall is more like it.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's an exceedingly dumb film, with its high body count, shockingly bloody violence and comic-book carnage. Still, there are guilty pleasures to be had. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
1/5 25% The Comedian (2017) You'll keep thinking, hoping even, that the sheer talent of the cast will take over and elevate things. But the joke's on you.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) It is at once sobering and thoughtful - and, yes, uncomfortable, at times. But it's a necessary uncomfortable, the kind of uncomfortable we could use more of right now.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
2/5 43% Gold (2017) You know that adage about all that glitters? Consider "Gold" supporting evidence that it's true.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3/5 74% Split (2017) If anyone was hesitant to declare The Visit a sign that M. Night Shyamalan's pendulum career is back on the upswing, Split should do much to convince them.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Through storytelling skill, attention to detail and narrative momentum, Berg again takes a story well all know and makes it compelling, engaging and downright riveting.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 11, 2017
3/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) It might not leave an award-season mark, but its blend of heart, humor and history should score where it counts the most: at the box office, and in the minds of young viewers.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 30% Passengers (2016) It feels a touch slight in the homestretch, but its appealing cast and stellar production design help make it a sci-fi journey worth taking.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Dec 20, 2016