Scott A. Mantz

Scott A. Mantz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Scott A. Mantz'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
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "The Fantastic Four reboot is such a colossal disappointment that it makes the Evans-Alba version look like The Avengers by comparison. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Aug 11, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Has a better story, a grittier tone and the perfect blend of action, humor and intelligence - all of which make it the best Mission yet. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3.5/5 40% Irrational Man (2015) "Watching this irrational man follow through with his calling with so much rejuvenated conviction is the film's greatest asset.. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "It has a big heart, it's a lot of fun, and that vibrancy is infectious. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Stands alongside independent gems like The Spectacular Now and The Perks of Being a Wallflower as one of the best high school-set movies in recent years. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "A glorious, sweet, funny, charming and incredibly moving masterpiece that easily fits the bill as Pixar's best outing since 2010's Toy Story 3. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) " It's deeply fascinating and engaging from start to finish, and the satisfying emotional impact is bound to give moviegoers - dare I say it? - good vibrations. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 3, 2015
4/5 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "The kind of star turn that Oscar-worthy performances are made of, and that alone makes this wonderful crowd-pleaser a dream come true. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Even though moviegoers looking for nonstop action will get their wish, Avengers: Age of Ultron is really at its best when it's focusing on the characters. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Apr 22, 2015
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "A stunning and mind-blowing testament to the relentless passage of time. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 15, 2014
5/5 97% Life Itself (2014) "I'm calling it now: At next year's Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Documentary will go to Life Itself. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 8, 2014
5/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) "Pure, delirious, irresistible joy. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4.5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Deeper, ambitious and morally-challenging to the extent that it depicts the apes and the humans as being far more alike than unalike. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) "Jersey Bores is more like it. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "The best bromantic comedy since 2009's I Love You, Man. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4.5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "It's a blockbuster with brains, and when it's over, you might find yourself in a time loop of your own -- one where you can't wait to see it over and over again. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "X-cellent, X-citing, X-hilarating! " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted May 21, 2014
3/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "Saved by a rousing final showdown that's way too short and only hints at the better movie that this could have been. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted May 14, 2014
4/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Andrew Garfield is having the time of his life. His Peter Parker loves being Spider-Man, and the feeling is infectious. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "With all the superheroes running around here, The Winter Soldier feels like a mini-Avengers movie unto itself. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4.5/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "Saving Mr. Banks will warm your heart faster than you can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4.5/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) "A mesmerizing, compelling and deeply profound high-seas adventure in which Robert Redford gives one of the most fulfilling and rewarding performances of his career. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Plays out like Zero Dark Thirty on a boat. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 10, 2013
4.5/5 96% Enough Said (2013) "Julia Louis-Dreyfus...is such a revelation that it feels like we're watching her talents unfold for the very first time. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 2, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) "Think Apollo 13 on steroids, and you get the idea. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Sep 18, 2013
5/5 80% Europa Report (2013) "Captures the beauty, the wonder, the fear, the intelligence, the heart, the heroism and the sacrifice that comes with boldly going where no man has gone before. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Aug 2, 2013
5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) "A compelling, unsettling and darkly comic character study about a woman deep in the throes of a psychological breakdown. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 70% The Wolverine (2013) "Breaks so far from the conventional comic book-based format that it doesn't even feel like a superhero movie (and I mean that in a good way). " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 23, 2013
4/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) "A charming, deep and delightful coming-of-age comedy. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 15, 2013
3/5 51% White House Down (2013) "It fully embraces its preposterous air of absurdity and ends up being a damn good time because of it. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 27, 2013
4/5 67% World War Z (2013) "A riveting, intense, visceral, smart and exciting summer movie that will rock your world. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 14, 2013
2.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) "You'll believe a man can mope. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 12, 2013
1.5/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "Proving that lightning doesn't always strike twice - let alone three times - the final installment is such a colossal failure that there's no reason for it to exist at all " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted May 22, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "Like its predecessor, it's not just a great Star Trek movie; it's a great movie, period. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Just when superhero movies faced the danger of feeling too formulaic and conventional, along comes Iron Man 3 to give the genre a much-needed kick in the spandex. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Apr 29, 2013
1.5/5 51% This is 40 (2012) "This Is Unbearable. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Dec 20, 2012
5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "An engrossing account of how one determined woman defied the odds to find the most wanted terrorist in the world. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Dec 18, 2012
4/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) "A profound, awe-inspiring and spellbinding coming-of-age adventure that will leave you breathless. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3/5 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) "Director Bill Condon infuses the final entry with a refreshing balance of fun, vibrancy, action, humor and genuine emotion, making Part 2 the best of the bunch, by far. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/5 90% Lincoln (2012) "Daniel Day-Lewis gives an amazing performance that's fully-realized, inspirational and powerfully restrained, and the film is all the better for it. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/5 77% Flight (2012) "A gripping, deeply engaging and emotionally powerful drama that features Denzel Washington at the top of his game. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Nov 1, 2012
5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) "You couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, proving once again that nobody does it better, indeed. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 29, 2012
2/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) "While it's admirable in its ambition, it's haphazard in its execution, resulting in a clouded Atlas that's quite literally all over the map. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/5 96% Argo (2012) "A fascinating and incredibly entertaining crowd-pleaser, Argo is also a testament to how much Ben Affleck has matured into one of the finest directors working today. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 10, 2012
2/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) "Feels like more of the same, and not in a good way. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Oct 5, 2012
3.5/5 30% Total Recall (2012) "Totally Entertaining. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Aug 2, 2012
5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "The crowning achievement of the Batman trilogy and the biggest, best, most exciting Batman of them all. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jul 16, 2012
4/5 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "The Amazing Spider-Man lives up to its name -- and that, True Believers, is an amazing feat indeed. Excelsior! " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 27, 2012
4/5 55% People Like Us (2012) "In a summer movie season filled with popcorn-minded spectacles, People Like Us is like a breath of fresh air -- think of it as this year's Crazy Stupid Love. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 26, 2012
4/5 78% Brave (2012) "Brave has everything it needs to qualify as a classic Disney fairy tale: a kingdom, a princess, a witch, magic, a big heart, lots of humor and an exciting adventure. " ‐ Access Hollywood
Posted Jun 20, 2012
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