Scott Menzel

Scott Menzel
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: We Live Entertainment

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 67% 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 41% 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 83% 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 88% 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
96% 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 60% Greed (2019) 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 62% 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
98% 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 86% 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
94% 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
86% The Aeronauts (2019) Tom Harper creates an awe-inspiring visual spectacle. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
8/10 42% 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 88% 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 92% 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 53% 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 62% 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 68% 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
7/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame isn't a perfect film yet the Russo Brothers, writers, and cast managed to create a movie that serves as a wholly satisfying send-off to some of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
9.5/10 47% Dumbo (2019) Burton captures the heart and spirit of the original while also making a film that is a love letter to Disney as well as a critique of their corporate greed. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
9/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Ridiculously entertaining and non-stop fun from beginning to end, Shazam! is the reason why you go to the movies. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
5/10 43% After the Wedding (2019) The excellent cast tries their best to save this uneven and unnecessary remake but even Julianne Moore's crying can't raise After the Wedding from simply being mediocre. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
9.5/10 86% The Nightingale (2019) I don't think that any review can mentally, physically, or emotionally prepare you for what Kent has brought to life with this film. The Nightingale is a very difficult watch but packs quite an emotional punch. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
7/10 42% Stuber (2019) It is like a mixture of Lethal Weapon meets Rush Hour meets Mr. Magoo. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot perfectly blends comedy, romance, and politics into one hell of an entertainingly good time. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
9/10 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is one of the best coming-of-age films of all time. It takes all of the typical teen movie tropes and reinvents them. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/10 79% Good Boys (2019) The film relies way too heavily on shock value while lacking any sort of actual substance. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is a strong second feature which proves that Jordan Peele is a game-changing filmmaker on the rise. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
9/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The final 30 minutes of Captain Marvel contains some of the most bad-ass action sequences in any Marvel film to date while also conveying a message that is inspiring to women of all ages. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
8/10 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) While Efron's role as Ted Bundy is definitely what will sell this film to audiences, it is Lily Collins who does a lot of heavy lifting. Her performance as Elizabeth is the strongest she has ever been on-screen. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
9.5/10 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Brittany Runs a Marathon reminds us to believe in ourselves through the good times and bad. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
8/10 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is an ambitious film but one that isn't afraid of being campy while being committed as an action-packed underwater adventure. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
9/10 84% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters works so well at being entertaining and hysterical because Forsythe took such an outrageous idea and just ran with it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/10 76% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The film relies far too much on dick jokes as well as the twist, which if you don't find it to be shocking or amusing, the entire film doesn't work. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
9/10 99% The Farewell (2019) Wang's film is a joyous celebration of family that is handled in such a unique way that it is even more effective than the majority of other films that have tackled this subject. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
7/10 37% Glass (2019) Glass lives up to the hype and was worth the 19-year wait. Is it flawless? Absolutely not, but I don't believe Shyamalan has ever made a film that was. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
5/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) There is nothing about the songs, characters, or story that will stand out in a few weeks from now, let alone in a year or two. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
9/10 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and The Apolocypse is one of the most original films of the year and is sure to become a cult classic. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
9.5/10 82% Instant Family (2018) By incorporating his own story along with many others, Sean Anders has created something extraordinary that has the potential to help hundreds, if not thousands of children in foster care find homes. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
8/10 59% The Grinch (2018) The Grinch is a remake that doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does make enough changes from the original material to stand on its own. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
8.5/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a magical must-see! A bolder and darker installment that builds upon the first and is sure to delight Harry Potter fans new and old. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
8/10 66% The Public (2019) The Public is a feel-good crowd-pleaser about the power of social justice. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
9/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) You don't see actors acting, but four band members working together on their music and building their careers. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
9/10 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween is the best film in this franchise since the original and one that is sure to delight fans while making many new ones. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
2/10 29% Venom (2018) The reason why Venom doesn't work isn't due to the PG-13 rating but because the film is an absolute train wreck. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
9/10 82% Ben is Back (2018) Ben Is Back is a remarkable return to form for director/writer Peter Hedges. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018