Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Scott Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 22%

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"Resident Evil: Extinction plays like a flabby middle chapter, full of nerdy details but fraudulently short on the ruined Vegas-scape that ads have been promising." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2007
C 29%

The Game Plan (2007)

"Having tamed one muscled man-child (Vin Diesel in The Pacifier), Disney sets its sights on The Rock." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2007
C+ 15%

The Brothers Solomon (2007)

"Feels like a cheapo, soft-R retread of the dimwits' progress from Dumb and Dumber" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 5, 2007
F 32%

The Hottest State (2007)

"If the words ''based on a semiautobiographical first novel'' don't send chills up your spine, how about ''adapted for the screen and directed by the author''?" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2007
C 25%

El Cantante (2007)

"A conventional, brassy blat of a biopic." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2007
D 46%

Cashback (2007)

"Cashback aspires to be equal parts Volkswagen ad and Nicholson Baker's The Fermata, yet compares unfavorably to both." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 25, 2007
C- 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"If you swept the cosmic dust of the superhero boom into a flimsy dustpan, you'd have the Fantastic Four franchise." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2007
D- 4%

Delta Farce (2007)

"Here's a sobering thought: If every war gets the comedy it deserves, could Delta Farce, a strenuously unfunny Three Amigos knockoff, be our M*A*S*H?" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 16, 2007
C+ 12%

Slow Burn (2007)

"A strange, sprained, but sprightly fusion of The Usual Suspects and the Tragic Mulatto, Slow Burn wants badly to turn its standard neo-noir into a nuanced racial chiaroscuro." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2007
B- 48%

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

"The plot can't be summarized: Let's just say that crazy s--- happens, and occasionally, you laugh." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 11, 2007
C 21%

Dead Silence (2007)

"Terrified of puppets? Enjoy being scared? Then you'll be half-satisfied with Dead Silence, a rote horror pantomime." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2007
B- 34%

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

"The characters are perfectly evolved screwups and the premise (every legit cop is quarantined at a police convention, leaving our heroes in charge of Miami) has potential. It lacks only the discipline of a 30-minute episode." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 28, 2007
B- 75%

East of Havana (2007)

"There's a beat, but we never quite see who's dancing to it." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2007
C 0%

Constellation (2005)

"Neither the camera nor the script can focus." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2007
C+ 11%

Blood and Chocolate (2007)

"Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 31, 2007
A- 100%

Verdict on Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Trial 1963-1965 (2007)

"Verdict on Auschwitz not only tracks the 20-month trial but meticulously re-creates it." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2007
B- 83%

Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (2006)

"... as thickets of history and culture are (too) neatly avoided, the viewer is also left in the dark." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2007
C+ 44%

20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros) (2005)

"Here's yet another self-consciously 'Almodóvarian' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 1, 2006
B+ 94%

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"Flattened for years on cable and video, Nightmare has been resurrected in all its tactile glory." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 25, 2006
C+ 10%

The Grudge 2 (2006)

"What's a bad sequel but a revenant soul doomed to repeat itself?" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
B- 54%

Flicka (2006)

"A new yet insistently old-fashioned spin on the kid-lit classic My Friend Flicka." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
B+ 87%

Jesus Camp (2006)

"As a documentary, Jesus Camp could lose its haunted-house score and contrapuntal Air America refrains and still deliver its message..." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2006
A- 96%

So Much So Fast (2006)

"So Much So Fast... elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2006
B- 56%

Feast (2006)

"Feast isn't quite demented enough to reach Raimi-an heights, but Gulager uses parts of the monster-movie buffalo even the buffalo didn't know existed." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2006
D+ 35%

Looking for Kitty (2004)

"Sentimental yet insensate, this forgotten '04 trifle is Burns at his worst ..." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2006
B+ 80%

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006)

"Ken Takakura, a great rain-creased oak of an actor, delivers a quietly massive performance." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 30, 2006
B+ 41%

Beerfest (2006)

"I felt oddly respected: Neck-deep in barley and boobs, marinated in urine, Beerfest panders shamelessly to the 15-year-old in this 30-year-old... without assuming he is a 15-year-old." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2006
C+ 43%

Reinas (Queens) (2006)

"A threadbare crazy-quilt of Spanish sex comedies." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2006
B- 37%

Accepted (2006)

"Accepted's winning dumbness and breezy bons mots save it from the pit." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 16, 2006
B 19%

Step Up (2006)

"Step, under the sure hand of director-choreographer Anne Fletcher, quickly discovers its own virtuoso charms." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2006
D+ 33%

The Trouble With Men and Women (2006)

"I won't spoil the anticlimax, but we learn love is both (a) hard and (b) sometimes right in front of you!" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2006
C- 11%

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

"Garfield himself (voiced by Bill Murray) is once again strikingly unlikable, a bloated, bingeing fascist." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 14, 2006
B+ 86%

The Heart of the Game (2005)

"The film is a furious full-court press, its subjects aflame with the kind of passion only youth can furnish. Even their bruises are luminous." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2006
C+ 25%

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

"[A] self-congratulatory self-help seminar, which plays as high comedy, thanks to Nolte's slurry sensei." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 31, 2006
B- 31%

Stick It (2006)

"A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush..." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 3, 2006
B+ 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"Akeelah and the Bee may spell it out for you, but it pulls few punches in its depiction of the hurdles a verbally gifted South Central L.A. 11-year-old (Keke Palmer) must clear." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 19, 2006
C- 5%

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

"Flatulence ensues." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2006
D- 9%

Ultraviolet (2006)

"Crank your brain to its lowest possible idle and you'll still overthink Ultraviolet." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 8, 2006
F 8%

Doogal (2006)

"Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2006
D+ 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"A giddily awful, awfully giddy action noir." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2006
B- 51%

Ellie Parker (2005)

"Watts, whose memorable audition scene in Mulholland Drive launched her into stardom, makes a glorious mess of herself playing her karmic opposite." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 16, 2005
A- 75%

Zathura (2005)

"Zathura is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 9, 2005
B- 32%

The Gospel (2005)

"It's a rich portrait of a church in transition." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 12, 2005
B 82%

Serenity (2005)

"Serenity, despite its simple chase plot and elegant narrative ductwork, is unmistakably a TV season's worth of roller-coastering drama, most of it balanced on the capable shoulders of Fillion, a natural leading man." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2005
C 22%

Cry Wolf (2005)

"Contains no actual wolves, but it does have some howlers." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
D 11%

Venom (2005)

"A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
B- 88%

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

"Aims for the junior stargazer in a release coinciding with NASA's new moon-by-2018 initiative. The movie is unmistakably a pitch, and an honorable one." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
C+ 45%

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

"It's about men not so much tackling responsibility as passing it off laterally, and finally pulling an end run into the schmaltz zone." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2005
B- 62%

Kamikaze Girls (2004)

"A mesmerizing lesson in otherness." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2005
F 6%

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

"So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2005
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