Scott Menzel

Scott Menzel
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: We Live Entertainment

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 97% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) The Mitchells vs. The Machines is definitely a classic in the making - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
7/10 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) A bloody and violent extravaganza that delivers exactly what it promises. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
9/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League earns the title of one of the best superhero films because of its effectiveness in storytelling and character development. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
9/10 95% CODA (2021) CODA will be hard to top as not only the best film out of Sundance but of the entire year. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
9/10 73% Palmer (2021) The chemistry between Justin Timberlake and Ryder Allen is absolutely sublime and honestly makes the film so emotionally impactful. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
7.5/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Just like with the first, the heart of Wonder Woman 1984 is the film's greatest superpower. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
9/10 55% The Prom (2020) There have been several great films released in 2020, but I don't know if there has been any other film this year that has made me feel as happy and hopeful as The Prom. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
9/10 83% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season is a celebration of love and being true to who you are. DuVall has created a new holiday classic that will hopefully open doors for more Holiday films like it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
9/10 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Hillbilly Elegy is an emotionally powerful and deeply moving film that features some of the very best performances that I have seen all year. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
8/10 57% Come Play (2020) Come Play is a perfect example of how a simple concept can be fleshed out and turned into a great feature film. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
7/10 56% Love, Guaranteed (2020) Love, Guaranteed is the kind of film that knows exactly what is. The film doesn't try to reinvent the wheel. It takes a typical romantic comedy plot and makes it work thanks to the two leads and a clever script... - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
8/10 78% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Moretz embraces the craziness of the source material and is fully committed to bringing to life one badass heroine who earns her place with Ripley from Alien and Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
9/10 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) The reason why The Broken Hearts Gallery is so effective is that writer/directorNatalie Krinskyembraces most of the standard tropes found in romantic comedies while adding her own personal story into the mix. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
7/10 90% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) I applaud the cast and filmmakers for having the courage to make a film that not only explores schizophrenia but does so in a way that makes it accessible and relatable for teenagers. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
6/10 28% The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) It is a nice change of pace to see a studio like Lionsgate make a film that promotes positivity without it being about religion. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
8/10 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) A refreshingly hilarious and honest comedy that doesn't Hollywoodized sexual discovery - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
7.5/10 80% G.B.F. (2014) G.B.F is a breath of fresh air to the tired and usually mundane teen genre. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
7/10 35% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Love Wedding Repeat is what I would call the ideal Netflix movie. It is a lighthearted comedic romp that kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
8.5/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The concept of an invisible man has been done many times before, but I don't know if it has ever been as effective as it is here. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
8/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Cathy Yan has created a music-infused celebration of female badassery. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
7/10 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Hittman refuses to spell everything out for the audience but instead, lets them decide what happened on their own making this journey that much more effective. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
10/10 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) What the film says is haunting and unforgettable. It takes risks and goes to places where most other films are too afraid to go to. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/10 89% Zola (2021) Zola is like that one A24 movie combined with that other A24 movie - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
8/10 74% Summertime (2020) This film is a perfect example of how a movie can embrace and celebrate inclusion without heavy-handed messaging being shoved down audiences' throats. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
8/10 91% Miss Americana (2020) While Taylor Swift's music might not connect with everyone, it is hard to deny - especially after seeing this film - that she is someone whose hard work, passion, dedication, and hope to make the world a better place should be embraced and celebrated. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
5/10 78% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 skates on thin ice as it fails to recreate the magic of the original. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
8/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels is the biggest surprise of the year. It is the type of mid-range studio blockbuster that I wish we could see more of. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
6.5/10 52% Black and Blue (2019) Elevated by the strong performances from Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, Black and Blue is a gripping and engaging cop thriller with a modern-day twist. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
8/10 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap is a twisted blend of horror and comedy that stays true to the spirit of the original. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
7/10 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Jolie captures the complexities of this character while also making her relatable and likable. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
8/10 81% Abominable (2019) With the perfect amount of humor and heart, Culton has created a beautiful film that celebrates life while accepting loss. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
8/10 94% Bad Education (2019) Cory Finley's Bad Education asks its audience to look past the surface to see that sometimes people and situations aren't always as they seem. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will remind the world that positivity should always overcome cynicism even in the worst of times. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
9/10 48% Greed (2020) Greed, although very funny at times, serves more as a wake-up call than a satire. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/10 73% Harriet (2019) Not enough time is spent showcasing the life or achievements that Harriet Tubman fought so hard to get. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 68% Joker (2019) Joker is a dark and complex exploration of mental illness, led by Phoenix's phenomenal performance, which elevates the film to the next level. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) Brutally honest, raw, and heartbreaking, Marriage Story is Noah Baumbach's crowning achievement as a filmmaker. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
10/10 84% Waves (2019) With remnants of Moonlight, Luce, and American Honey sprinkled throughout, Trey Edward Shults pays tribute to great independent films and filmmakers while also bringing to life an unforgettable story of his own... - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
91% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is a pulse-pounding film that is as captivating as it is disorienting. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Tom Harper creates an awe-inspiring visual spectacle. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
8/10 45% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) I enjoyed the hell out of this film and can see 47 Meters Down becoming an ongoing summer franchise - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
8/10 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) You don't have to love the music of Bruce Springsteen to love this movie. However, it will be hard to walk away from this film without having some appreciation for the Boss and his iconic music. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
9.5/10 90% Luce (2019) The performances in Luce, combined with the brilliant script, is what makes this film such a powerhouse. Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Octavia Spencer are electrifying, delivering every line of dialogue with such passion and conviction. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
7.5/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) One thing is for sure, Hobbs, Shaw, and Shaw will be back. This unlikely trio may have very well started a whole new chapter in the unstoppable Fast & Furious universe. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
5/10 52% The Lion King (2019) All the visual effects in the world cannot replace the pure Disney magic that was brought to life by the entire cast and crew in the 1994 animated masterpiece. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man had multiple films before the MCU where he was the title character and the focus was on him, why can't we give Holland his own Spider-Man adventure without having to bring in characters like Happy and Tony Stark? - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
4/10 63% Yesterday (2019) Himesh Patel and Lily James try their best, but even great chemistry and the music of The Beatles can't save this muddled mess. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
8/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Guy Richie manages to recreate most of the magic found in the original thanks to a committed and talented cast and crew. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
10/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 solidifies that Pixar has crafted one of the best film franchises of all time, if not the best. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
8/10 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) There is something to be said when a film based on one of the biggest franchises in the world somehow feels refreshing and unlike anything currently out there. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019