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Scott Mendelson

Scott Mendelson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
6.0/10 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The delayed and much-debated The Good Dinosaur is a perfectly good family-friendly animated feature that shouldn't be taken for granted on account of its simpler pleasures. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 23, 2015
7.0/10 94% Creed (2015) "The great irony of Ryan Coogler's Creed is that it is among the more grounded entries in the Rocky series yet acts as a direct sequel to the ultra-fantastical Rocky IV. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 20, 2015
7.0/10 61% Concussion (2015) "At its core, Concussion is about the disillusionment of an uncommonly idealistic American immigrant. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 11, 2015
5.0/10 34% By The Sea (2015) "In its own way, it is as loving an homage as something like House of the Devil, Super 8, or Hobo With A Shotgun in terms of painstakingly crafting a seemingly original film that mostly lives to remind audiences of a different movie from long ago. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 6, 2015
9.0/10 96% Spotlight (2015) " Spotlight is all about the importance of getting the story absolutely right. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 6, 2015
7.0/10 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 ends the franchise on a high note, solidifying it as a defining blockbuster series for a generation born after 9/11. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 4, 2015
10/10 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is one of the best movies of the year and something of a miracle. See it on the big screen or you don't get to complain about anything ever again. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3.0/10 65% Spectre (2015) "'Spectre' Is The Worst 007 Movie In 30 Years. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 3, 2015
4.0/10 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "I am apparently allergic to 'Peanuts.' " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4.0/10 29% Burnt (2015) "The film hums along pleasantly without really engaging you beyond the surface level pleasures of watching attractive people make high-class cuisine. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 29, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "It is impressively staged, superbly acted, and efficiently authentic in its portrayal of not-so-ancient history. Carey Mulligan is terrific, which is important since she is in almost every moment of the film. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3.0/10 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "Excitement? Adventure? Glamour? Glitter? Fashion? Fame? The 'Jem' movie contains not these things. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 22, 2015
6.0/10 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Our Brand Is Crisis features a great Sandra Bullock star turn in a comedic political romp that is more biting and cynical by virtue of how conventional it feels. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4.0/10 71% Crimson Peak (2015) "Crimson Peak is a triumph of production design that attempts to cover for a generic story with little in the way of complexity or incident. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 14, 2015
7.0/10 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Steven Spielberg's casual excellence has reached a point where we take it for granted. The overwhelming success of a film like Bridge of Spies shows why we do so to our detriment. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 9, 2015
8.0/10 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs is a fantastically entertaining cinema. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 7, 2015
8.0/10 94% Room (2015) "Room becomes something specific and something genuinely powerful. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 7, 2015
6.0/10 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Goosebumps is positioned to be the first live-action theatrical horror movie for an entire generation of emerging moviegoers. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 5, 2015
5.0/10 27% Pan (2015) "'Pan' Is A Pretty Poor Peter Pan Prequel " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 5, 2015
6.0/10 62% Truth (2015) "Truth passionately retells a vital nugget of recent American history, but it misses the essential contradiction in its morality play. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 28, 2015
7.0/10 84% The Walk (2015) " The Walk offers a genuinely unique cinematic experience in precisely the manner that it promises. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 26, 2015
6.0/10 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Hotel Transylvania 2 is a surprisingly charming and funny animated sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 24, 2015
8.0/10 62% The Intern (2015) "It is tempting to dismiss films of this nature or to quantify their success in lesser terms as a matter of course. But that would be a mistake. 'The Intern' is truly superb. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 22, 2015
6.0/10 73% Everest (2015) " Everest offers a gripping and refreshingly unsentimental reenactment of its grim true-life tale. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 17, 2015
7.0/10 94% Sicario (2015) "Sicario is a bracing and powerful indictment of an inherently immoral policy that has turned otherwise good people into villains while making genuine villains into outright monsters. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.0/10 75% Black Mass (2015) "Mortdecai is still the best Johnny Depp movie of 2015. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 17, 2015
7.0/10 64% The Visit (2015) "M. Night Shyamalan roars back to life with this deliciously creepy and funny little triumph. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 9, 2015
5.0/10 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "This polished sequel lacks the forward momentum of its predecessor and ends up running in place. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 8, 2015
5.0/10 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "Jason Statham is gone but not forgotten in this silly, energetic romp that is so brazenly sexist that it almost qualifies as satire. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 4, 2015
7.0/10 73% Everest (2015) "Everest offers a gripping and refreshingly unsentimental reenactment of its grim true-life tale. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 2, 2015
5.0/10 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Hitman: Agent 47 has enjoyable action, paper-thin characters, and an incomprehensible plot. Well, one out of three ain't bad. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5.0/10 43% American Ultra (2015) "It's not exactly a bad movie. You get what you pay for, and it's somewhat entertaining. But it seems to have stopped thinking as soon as it finished the logline. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 18, 2015
6.0/10 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Guy Ritchie's adaptation of the 1960′s television show offers a skewed Daniel Craig/Roger Moore 007 fantasy team-up. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 11, 2015
5.0/10 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "I wish the whole film were as terrible as its final 2/3, because there is just enough promise, just enough good acting and interesting dialogue that I started to hope that the hype was wrong. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 6, 2015
7.0/10 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "If you don't like Shaun the Sheep, then baa-ram-ewe! " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 5, 2015
8.0/10 65% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody shrewdly avoid genre conventions, and this late-summer gem offers Meryl Streep another showy star turn. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 5, 2015
6.0/10 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "The highly entertaining and sprawling biopic starts out with its pulse on the nation only to somewhat devolve into standard Behind the Music backstage melodrama. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 31, 2015
8.0/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation finally makes Ethan Hunt into not just "Tom Cruise - Action Man" but perhaps the defining role of his long career. The twist is that it may be his most autobiographical as well. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 28, 2015
6.0/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) "If you're not someone who is automatically shocked or in awe of the notion of a vulgar, profane, and sexually laced comedy that happens to have a female lead, then Trainwreck is going to feel a lot less transgressive and a lot more formulaic. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 15, 2015
7.0/10 81% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man is thematically thin, but it uses its small size to its advantage, crafting a winning comic adventure with spellbinding special effects. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 8, 2015
3.0/10 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "There is no future, there is no past. Let's hope this Terminator is the last! " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 26, 2015
5.0/10 56% Minions (2015) "Minions has an inspired visual lunacy and some solid gags, but it can't sustain a feature-length story and barely tries to tell one. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 23, 2015
7.0/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World accomplishes the task of being something of an original adventure within the confines of being a sequel. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 10, 2015
10/10 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is a gloriously imaginative rebuttal to anyone who would claim that Pixar's best days are behind it. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 8, 2015
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