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Scott Mendelson

Scott Mendelson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.0/10 44%

Office Christmas Party (2016)

"A great comedic cast playing enjoyable characters in funny situations. What more do you want from a movie called 'Office Christmas Party'?" ‐Forbes
Posted Dec 7, 2016
8.0/10 92%

Patriots Day (2016)

"This fine adult thriller casts the successful pursuit of those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing as a cathartic victory for a nation still scarred by the 9/11 attacks. " ‐Forbes
Posted Dec 6, 2016
8.0/10 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"It features a gloriously nuanced movie star performance from Hailee Steinfeld and a host of strong supporting turns in service of Kelly Fremon Craig's thoughtful and often hilarious comedic drama. " ‐Forbes
Posted Nov 16, 2016
5/10 74%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"It looks great and has a firm moral backbone, but thin characters, pacing issues, and a main narrative that is less interesting than the worldbuilding bring this well-intentioned blockbuster down. " ‐Forbes
Posted Nov 15, 2016
9.0/10 68%

Miss Sloane (2016)

"'Miss Sloane' is superb adult entertainment for adults as well as a grim treatise on feminism and power-friendly media narratives. " ‐Forbes
Posted Nov 14, 2016
7.0/10 93%

Arrival (2016)

"It has big ideas and an unconventional structure, and it is rather engaging when it dives deep into the trade of language translation. " ‐Forbes
Posted Nov 7, 2016
7.0/10 96%

Moana (2016)

"Disney delivers another potent and primal piece of girl-powered mythmaking... " ‐Forbes
Posted Nov 7, 2016
7/10 87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"Another uber-violent Mel Gibson directorial project about a man who does his darnedest to avoid violence in a violent environment. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 31, 2016
6/10 57%

Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)

"'Trumpland' becomes a passionate case not for voting against Donald Trump but for Hillary Clinton." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 28, 2016
5/10 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"A strong first 2/3 devolves into a final third which is almost entirely retroactive exposition. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 28, 2016
6.0/10 20%

Inferno (2016)

"It's not as gonzo crazy as 'Angels & Demons,' but it's more spirited than 'The Da Vinci Code'. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 28, 2016
43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"I like what the film eventually becomes about and that it's not trying to be anything more than it is. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 24, 2016
96%

La La Land (2016)

"La La Land works as a musical, as a romance, as a love letter to old-school Hollywood, and as a thoughtful meditation on the sacrifices that creative people must make in order to share that creativity with us." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 24, 2016
84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"It is a taut, mostly engaging, and just slightly melodramatic (in a good way) "you are there" retelling of the events that took place on April 20, 2010. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 24, 2016
63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a middle-of-the-road Tim Burton movie, with enough "good" regarding visuals and subtext to counteract the overly complicated narrative, thinly developed supporting characters and often arbitrary plot beats." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 24, 2016
5.5/10 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"The visuals are worth the price of admission, but this is as generic and by-the-numbers an origin story as the MCU has ever made. It's better than 'Green Lantern,' but it will remind you of 'Green Lantern'. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 24, 2016
6/10 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"I liked the last fifty minutes enough to forgive the first fifty minutes. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 19, 2016
6.0/10 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"It's a simpler, more conventional genre offering than the first film, but it gets the job done. " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 19, 2016
7.0/10 82%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"A huge improvement over the middling original... " ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 18, 2016
59%

Desierto (2016)

"Desierto is a lean and brutally efficient piece of horror filmmaking." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 13, 2016
92%

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

"A sprawling, meditative, and visually beautiful magical history tour filled with inspiring sights and profound observations." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 10, 2016
8.0/10 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"It's about as good as you hoped it would be... " ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 20, 2016
7.0/10 63%

Storks (2016)

"A mostly enjoyable animated romp with some a few winning digressions along the way. " ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 20, 2016
7.0/10 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"Oh wait, so you decided to wait until September to give us a halfway decent summer action movie? Thanks, I think. " ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 16, 2016
7.0/10 85%

Sully (2016)

"The second act is worth the price of even the most expensive IMAX ticket. " ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 7, 2016
7.0/10 40%

Morgan (2016)

"This is a fresh inversion on the usual "is the artificial lifeform an actual human being?" story. " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 30, 2016
6.0/10 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"Its relative amorality is almost counts as an act of audience trust. " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 18, 2016
6.0/10 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"By today's standards, it's an example of restraint. " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 18, 2016
9.0/10 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"One of the best movies of the year... " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 16, 2016
9.0/10 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"'Pete's Dragon' is the best "big" movie of the summer. " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4.0/10 11%

Nine Lives (2016)

"Well, it's better than 'Suicide Squad,' for what that's worth... " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.0/10 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"It is (perhaps by default) probably the worst "big" DC Comics live-action movie since 'Catwoman'. " ‐Forbes
Posted Aug 5, 2016
4.0/10 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"It tackles "mommy guilt" while letting men and dads off the moral hook. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jul 28, 2016
5.0/10 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"It's entertaining enough, but it's another round of BOURNE Mad Libs... " ‐Forbes
Posted Jul 26, 2016
5.0/10 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"It starts and ends exceptionally well, but it gets bogged down in the middle. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jul 15, 2016
6.0/10 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

""Okay" is not the enemy of perfect. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jul 10, 2016
6.0/10 54%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"It's not as good as the last film, and it probably won't change any hearts-and-minds, but this third 'Purge' film remains a potent work of cultural criticism." ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.0/10 35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"A disagreeable effort, made more so by turning Margot Robbie into a full-time hostage. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.0/10 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"It's an extinction level event..." ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 24, 2016
7.0/10 78%

The Shallows (2016)

"Blake Lively gives a terrific "solitary" performance in this effective little horror drama. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 23, 2016
7.0/10 75%

The BFG (2016)

"This might shock you, but that Steven Spielberg guy made another good movie. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
7.0/10 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are terrific together, and the well-written potboiler doesn't let them down. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 16, 2016
7/10 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"' Lights Out' is a well-written and well-acted dysfunctional family drama that works even absent the supernatural elements that eventually take center stage." ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 13, 2016
6/10 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"It's neither as good as you hoped nor as bad as you feared. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 10, 2016
7.0/10 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Its appeal lies not in special effects, violence, action, or romance, but merely a good idea played out by an enjoyable cast." ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 7, 2016
5.0/10 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"It eventually devolves into basically the same core "scare" repeated over and over again. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 7, 2016
2.0/10 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"You'll need a strategy guide to make it through this one... " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 7, 2016
7.0/10 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"A shocking 180-degree turnaround from its atrocious predecessor, 'Out of the Shadows' is exactly the movie you wanted two years ago. " ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 2, 2016
5.0/10 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"It's better than the first film without being "good."" ‐Forbes
Posted May 27, 2016
8.0/10 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys' is exactly the movie you wanted it to be." ‐Forbes
Posted May 16, 2016
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