Scott Beggs

Scott Beggs
Scott Beggs's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects Slashfilm Nerdist Thrillist

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) Can I please stop thinking about this movie now? - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
61% The Sandlot (1993) The Sandlot is scene after scene after scene of nostalgia-glasses-viewed perfection. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
2.5/5 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Like deserting the movie somewhere between subversive and derivative, the filmmakers struggle to show Berg both as an average bum and as a brainy badass. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
4/5 100% Inventing Tomorrow (2018) Inventing Tomorrow is a wonderfully hopeful profile of scientists who are old enough to grasp the gargantuan problems facing their global community, and young enough to still believe they can solve them. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
6/10 83% Mohawk (2018) The film is weakened by not being clearer about its magical realism, failing to take full advantage of that symbolism and to clarify the rules of the chase. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
2.5/5 33% Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) (2017) This couldn't have been an easy series to distill into one movie, but even so, the thinness of the plot doesn't do justice to the characters or the jaw-dropping visuals and design. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
1.5/5 20% Mute (2018) Sometimes it feels like Jackson Pollock went bananas on a paint-by-numbers drawing of Dick Tracy...It's weirdness with a safety net, gorgeously vibrant and dull. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 86% The Road Movie (2018) There are also the short, sharp shocks that reach into your gut and rip a gasp out of you, but it's sequences like the couple driving through a literal forest fire that allows The Road Movie to offer something that all great movies do: a new sensation. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 100% California Typewriter (2017) It's a beautiful film, made with consideration for the love these typewriter buffs feel. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Junk Head (2017) It's a fantastic world to explore, and the talent that went into making it is enormous. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
5/5 100% Bad Genius (2017) All of it works. None of it is wasted. Bad Genius is literally flawless. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4.5/5 100% A Day (Ha-roo) (2017) It's normal to want the protagonist to win, but it's rare to want so deeply in your bones for the hero to succeed. A Day earns every inch of that. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu kikan) (2017) Genocidal Organ is a stock military story dressed up in jaw-dropping new clothes. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 54% Game of Death (2017) If Scream was a love letter to the horror genre directed by a seasoned master, The Game of Death is hate mail delivered by young upstarts. It's delivered with a wink, though. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2.5/5 79% Tokyo Ghoul (Tôkyô gûru) (2017) Unfortunately, Kubota doesn't inspire much interest with his performance. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet The Senior Class (2017) The Senior Class is a profoundly frustrating movie. It charges boldly and with best intentions into the razor-sharp maw of a consequential, topical social issue, only to come up insultingly short. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4.5/5 91% Lowlife (2018) Throughout its swirling stories, Lowlife does an impeccable job of teasing, pulling back, and delivering, whether it be violence, drama, or the intermittent moment of temporary joy. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4.5/5 67% The Final Master (2016) The Final Master is an exceptionally good action flick. Kung Fu at its absolute finest with a classic story and solid performances to boot. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/5 89% Super Dark Times (2017) Super Dark Times is a worthy, tightly realized thriller of young lives that's better when it's thinking deeply than when it builds with stock blueprints. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Little Hours (2017) It's funny and inventive. At 80 minutes long, it knows its limitations. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/5 81% Casting JonBenét (2017) This isn't really a documentary about the Ramsays; it's about these regular people with their theories and research, and they are all of us. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/5 88% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) If you're slightly interested in how movies get made, it's a treat. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
1.5/5 25% Rememory (2017) It's maudlin and confused-ultimately hampered by the poisonous pairing of cliches and self-importance. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) A fascinatingly humane concept deprived of its full potential impact. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The History of Comedy (2017) The show is fun and fact-filled. A smart peak into how the past informs the present that does right by taking the funny stuff seriously. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 70% XX (2017) It's nice to see this kind of variation-unsettling, goofy, aggressive, redemptive-present inside a single collection. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
5/5 78% The Hero (2017) This particular movie allows us a profound, sweet glimpse into this man's dreams, and in a world dominated by explosively loud cinema, this quietly poetic trip speaks volumes. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
5/5 64% Axolotl Overkill (2017) Everything comes together beautifully to craft a whirlwind portrait that's mischievous, smart, and substantial. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3/5 100% Free and Easy (2017) Free and Easy (a gorgeously ironic title) fits in well with absurdist works like Waiting for Godot or anything by Eugene Ionesco-it's a bleak offering where crime (and everything else) is shoulder-shrugged out of mind. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is the complete package. An ecstatic romantic vision, unafraid of dangerous comedy, that earns all the laughs and misty eyes it goes for. Modern romantic comedies now have a standard to live up to. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
2.5/5 87% Wind River (2017) The under-developed screenplay and general ordinariness of the journey prove that Sheridan has a few more belt notches to go before he lives up to his gritty promise. When he does, we're in for something incredible. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) If An Inconvenient Truth prodded people with facts, its sequel grabs them by the ears until they know something. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) I can't think of a movie with a higher action to non-action ratio. Or maybe I just don't want to. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
A- 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) It all works. A return to Raimi's roots, a return to atmospheric horror, a return to fun filmmaking. It's probably the most fun I've had sitting in a darkened theater all year. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
B+ 94% Star Trek (2009) This is a fantastic movie. It's pacing is rapid-fire, the action is larger-than-life and raises blood pressure with ease, and the characters come to life in a very cool way. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
B+ 77% Amira & Sam (2015) Amira and Sam is both a wonderful story of comfortable love and of the consequences that arise when a community can't accept a particular kind of normalcy. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2015
B- 87% Gone Girl (2014) It feels like you're eating at a Michelin three starred restaurant where the service is impeccable, the ambiance is immaculate but the chef forgot to season the food. Yet as an examination of the insidious nature of public discourse, it's remarkable. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) I'm at a loss for words for how cool this is. It's a Killer Santa. Killer Santa, people. It's a great concept. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2014
D+ 35% V/H/S: Viral (2014) What's most aggravating about this collection is that it's dumber than its predecessors while still having a ton of great ideas. Sadly, that's not enough to add up to something worth sharing. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
B- No Score Yet Wild in the Streets (2012) Ultimately, much like the 2-day game itself, that makes for a fun, yet forgettable diversion. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2014
B- 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) A thrilling, emotional film with baby fat sticking out of its spandex. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2014
A 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) If you have a chance to see it, you shouldn't hesitate to do so. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2014
B- 76% Zero Charisma (2013) Zero Charisma succeeds in delivering a raw look at an unappreciated idiot who would be king. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2013
21% My Way (2011) [A] fine movie that is, at times, physically affecting and philosophically challenging. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2012
78% You're Next (2013) You're Next is stand up and cheer style horror. It's the kind of horror film that comes along once every decade, announces its supremacy and then shoves an axe into someone's face. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011