Scott Brown

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 23% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2007
C 25% El Cantante (2007) A conventional, brassy blat of a biopic. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2007
D 48% Cashback (2007) Cashback aspires to be equal parts Volkswagen ad and Nicholson Baker's The Fermata, yet compares unfavorably to both. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2007
D- 5% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2007
C 20% Dead Silence (2007) Terrified of puppets? Enjoy being scared? Then you'll be half-satisfied with Dead Silence, a rote horror pantomime. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2007
C No Score Yet Constellation (2005) Neither the camera nor the script can focus. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2007
C+ 11% Blood and Chocolate (2007) Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2006
B+ 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Flattened for years on cable and video, Nightmare has been resurrected in all its tactile glory. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2006
C+ 12% The Grudge 2 (2006) What's a bad sequel but a revenant soul doomed to repeat itself? - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2006
B- 53% Flicka (2006) A new yet insistently old-fashioned spin on the kid-lit classic My Friend Flicka. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2006
B- 57% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2006
D+ 35% Looking for Kitty (2004) Sentimental yet insensate, this forgotten '04 trifle is Burns at his worst ... - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2006
B+ 40% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2006
C+ 43% Reinas (Queens) (2006) A threadbare crazy-quilt of Spanish sex comedies. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2006
B- 37% Accepted (2006) Accepted's winning dumbness and breezy bons mots save it from the pit. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2006
B 20% Step Up (2006) Step, under the sure hand of director-choreographer Anne Fletcher, quickly discovers its own virtuoso charms. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2006
B+ 87% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2006
B- 31% Stick It (2006) A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush... - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2006
B+ 85% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2006
C- 5% Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006) Flatulence ensues. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2006
D- 8% Ultraviolet (2006) Crank your brain to its lowest possible idle and you'll still overthink Ultraviolet. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2006
D+ 41% Running Scared (2006) A giddily awful, awfully giddy action noir. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2006
B- 50% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2005
B- 32% The Gospel (2005) It's a rich portrait of a church in transition. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2005
B 83% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2005
C 24% Cry_Wolf (2005) Contains no actual wolves, but it does have some howlers. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2005
D 11% Venom (2005) A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
B- 62% Kamikaze Girls (2004) A mesmerizing lesson in otherness. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2005