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Scott Mendelson

Scott Mendelson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.0/10 63% 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 74% The BFG (2016) "This might shock you, but that Steven Spielberg guy made another good movie. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
7.0/10 68% 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 29% Warcraft (2016) "You'll need a strategy guide to make it through this one... " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 7, 2016
7.0/10 39% 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 91% 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 43% 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 57% 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 16% 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 91% 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 94% 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 83% 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
6.0/10 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "Decidedly old-fashioned, The Finest Hours nonetheless shines as a "take it for granted" special effects adventure with just enough character development to make us care about the outcome. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 28, 2016
6.0/10 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "While visually gorgeous and generally entertaining, this third installment of the DreamWorks Animation franchise is a comedown from the first two superb entries. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 18, 2016
6.0/10 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a thrilling and intense action thriller that hides its politics in plain sight. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.0/10 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "'Ride Along 2' is a painfully unfunny retread that can't even live up to the meager pleasures of its predecessor. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 13, 2016
5.0/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is a step backward from one of our best filmmakers, playing like a film by Tarantino the stereotype rather than Tarantino the artist. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 24, 2015
7.0/10 60% Sisters (2015) "Sisters is an old-school laugh riot, with a parade of talented comedians scoring here, there, and everywhere. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 16, 2015
5.0/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It is not a little disheartening to see this new 'Star Wars' installment not blazing its own path but rather chasing its tail and rehashing its former glories for our approval. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 16, 2015
6.0/10 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "I suggest you check out In the Heart of the Sea over the next seven days before The Force Awakens steals every IMAX, PLF, 4DX, D-Box, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in your area. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 8, 2015
7.0/10 82% The Revenant (2015) "If the sum of its parts don't add up to much, the fact remains that the specific parts are often breathtaking. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 4, 2015
5.0/10 65% Krampus (2015) " It's not the disaster that may be implied by the lack of pre-release reviews or the last minute embargo, but nor is it a new holiday classic. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 3, 2015
7.0/10 88% The Big Short (2015) "Fair or not, Adam McKay's entertaining and intelligent The Big Short feels like a case of subtext becoming text. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 2, 2015
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