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Scott Mendelson

Scott Mendelson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.0/10 90% Queen of Katwe (2016) "It's about as good as you hoped it would be... " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 20, 2016
7.0/10 64% Storks (2016) "A mostly enjoyable animated romp with some a few winning digressions along the way. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 20, 2016
7.0/10 62% 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 82% Sully (2016) "The second act is worth the price of even the most expensive IMAX ticket. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 7, 2016
7.0/10 39% 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 61% War Dogs (2016) "Its relative amorality is almost counts as an act of audience trust. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 18, 2016
6.0/10 26% 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 10% 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 60% 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 83% 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 36% 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 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "It's an extinction level event... " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 24, 2016
7.0/10 77% 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 69% 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 76% 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
5.0/10 42% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "What 'The Angry Birds Movie is about is better than how it's about it. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 16, 2016
6.0/10 58% Money Monster (2016) "'Money Monster' is a good movie, one worth seeing, but it is a good movie that I just couldn't buy. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 13, 2016
9.0/10 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Perhaps the best live-action comedy sequel since 'Addams's Family Values'. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 13, 2016
3.0/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Easily the worst "team" X-MEN movie ever made. Makes X-MEN: THE LAST STAND look like X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. " ‐ Forbes
Posted May 9, 2016
4.0/10 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The majority of 'The Huntsman' is an act of narrative justification, spending more time explaining where the pieces are on the chessboard than actually playing chess. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 19, 2016
91% Green Room (2016) "Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is a white-knuckle thriller that flirts with becoming something approaching a comedy of errors. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 14, 2016
7.0/10 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "Without maligning its predecessors, it might be the best of the three. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 13, 2016
6.0/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "'Captain America: Civil War' Is Great Fun, Even As It Alternates Between Shameless Fan Service Bits And Subversive Narrative Choices. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 13, 2016
7.0/10 22% The Boss (2016) "'The Boss' is just a rock-solid and genuinely funny comic vehicle from one of our biggest/brightest comedic movie stars. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 6, 2016
7.0/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) " 'The Jungle Book' is a remarkable achievement and yet more reason to be optimistic about Disney's "turn an animated classic into a live-action feature" sub-genre. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 4, 2016
5.0/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a treat for the eyes, but it will hurt your brain and break your heart. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 22, 2016
48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "As a film, it's pretty thin, but it is an often remarkable technical exercise with just enough narrative invention to justify itself as more than a demo reel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 18, 2016
8.0/10 84% Midnight Special (2016) "Jeff Nichols has crafted a modern-day fable, one rich in character and subtext, and one that in its best moments qualifies as haunting. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 17, 2016
5.0/10 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "' Allegiant' is superior to 'Insurgent' without qualifying as "good." " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3.0/10 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "By upping the nationalism while slightly toning down the cartoonishly violent excess, London Has Fallen is both less entertaining and more offensive. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 3, 2016
6.0/10 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot features a terrific star turn from Tina Fey, which in turn elevates a somewhat generic (but pointed and entertaining) fish-out-of-water story. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 29, 2016
7.0/10 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "At the risk of having to turn in my Social Justice Warrior card, I inexplicably dug the heck out of Alex Proyas's gonzo Gods of Egypt. Please forgive me. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 25, 2016
9.0/10 98% Zootopia (2016) "It's funny, it's clever, it's exciting and suspenseful, and it operates as one of the more potent "social issues" pictures that we've seen from a major studio (even during the Oscar season) in quite some time. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.0/10 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Existing less as a feature film and more as an excuse for endless celebrity cameos, Zoolander, No. 2 is a lazy and often painfully unfunny sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 10, 2016
5.0/10 84% Deadpool (2016) "I found myself both enjoying the character and certain gags while wishing I could skip ahead 2-3 years to see the presumably superior sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 8, 2016
7.0/10 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "The picture is such an affectionate ode to the business of movies and the potential for cinematic wonder that I'm half-inclined to presume that its flaws are intentional. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 3, 2016
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