Scott Craven

Scott Craven
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Arizona Republic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 47% The Tomorrow Man (2019) While the film's last 30 seconds are refreshing, they hardly redeem the previous 90 minutes of utter predictability. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
2/5 16% Hellboy (2019) "Hellboy" plays out as a non-interactive video game. It would be a lot more fun if you were the one swinging a virtual sword and making body parts fly. Assuming you're into that sort of thing. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 93% Diane (2019) While "Diane" is perhaps 96 of the most depressing minutes on film this year, its quiet honesty is compelling. treating aging and death with a respect to the inevitability of both. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3.5/5 80% The Wind (2019) Tammi refuses to let the "The Wind" devolve into a typical, and predictable, horror movie. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
1/5 71% Climax (2019) You just have to figure out if it's a ride you want to take. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2.5/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) For parents, "The Kid Who Would Be King" is perfect for a movie-pool. Like a carpool, one mom or dad is the designated chaperone, taking his or her spot in the rotation. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 20% Gulliver's Travels (2010) The film stumbles along a predictable path, and there is an audible wince when Gulliver says, "These little people have grown large in my heart." - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2010
2/5 29% The Game Plan (2007) Everyone from you to the guy who brought the Rock his doughnuts in the morning knows where this is headed, and the script follows the route like a veteran wide receiver. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2007
1/5 36% The Ten (2007) Those worried about incurring God's wrath by seeing The Ten, don't concern yourselves -- by watching the film, you've suffered enough. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2007
2.5/5 60% Resurrecting the Champ (2007) Resurrecting the Champ bobs and weaves enough to avoid the usual sports clichés, but its too-earnest screenplay lays it on thick and pulls what could have been a knockout punch. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2007
1/4 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Trust your basic instinct and avoid the worst sequel since Staying Alive. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2006
2/5 No Score Yet Echoes of Innocence (2005) A film that tries to be all heart at the expense of the brain. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
3/5 52% Transporter 2 (2005) Transporter 2 is high-octane fluff, a feature-length car commercial on steroids that never tries, or pretends to be, anything more. At that level it works. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2005
2/5 14% Rebound (2005) There's nothing terribly wrong with Rebound, nor is there anything worth watching if you've seen The Bad News Bears and its various incarnations. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2005
2/5 25% House of Wax (2005) A by-the-numbers slasher flick. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2005
2/5 14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) This is as joyless a spy caper as one could devise. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2004
3/5 56% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) For a while, it works. Then things start to blow up. Missiles. Cars. The premise. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2003
3/5 45% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Its not that the film was particularly Sinbad, but it could have been much Sin-better. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2003
1/5 70% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Even those with a soft spot for Pooh won't find much to like. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2003
2/5 19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) That scratching sound you hear isn't Baloo the bear rubbing against a tree, it's Disney scraping the bottom of the sequel barrel with a follow-up that has none of the charm or creativity of the original. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2003
1/5 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) A bigger holiday downer than your end-of-year 401(k) statement. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2002
3/5 45% Return to Never Land (2002) Children will enjoy Never Land for its adventure and physical humor. Adults may simply like strolling down memory lane. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2002