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Scott Meslow

Scott Meslow
Scott Meslow's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic, New York Magazine/Vulture, Washington City Paper, The Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
49% Skyscraper (2018) He sells it hard, quipping and flexing his way through a series of lovably ludicrous jumps and falls. If nothing else, Skyscraper is confirmation that The Rock is the best action star in the world right now.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
91% Spielberg (2017) For the access and candor [Susan] Lacy achieves, Spielberg is a revelation.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) After a fairly cringe-y opening sequence full of dull action and jokes that don't land, Solo finds its footing, delivering an occasionally shaky but broadly enjoyable little Star Wars movie.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Most importantly, Infinity War sticks the landing. At nearly three hours, the movie never feels overlong.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) A better movie might recognize that there's something both topical and depressing about a world that has made escapism the lynchpin of day-to-day life, and turned the fixations of a nerdy teenaged boy into society's predominant organizing principle.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Should you see it? Yes. The third act is a mess, but the rest is too compelling-and too painful-to be ignored. ‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider is the kind of action movie I've been missing: visceral and thrilling and silly, with a well-chosen cast that manages to elevate most of the dumber flourishes. ‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) It's both a surprise and a delight that Black Panther brings the smartest, timeliest, and all-around most interesting villain the MCU has ever produced.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread makes the case that truly needing someone is actually a calculated gambit-a decision to invest so much of yourself in another person that their withdrawal would actually be a mortal wound. ‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) I loved The Force Awakens, but The Last Jedi is even better.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) I couldn't believe how many talented, recognizable actors were cast in Justice League to do absolutely nothing. ‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
60% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Few directors can establish such a hypnotically dreamlike tone, or flip the switch so effortlessly into a waking nightmare.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A new Blade Runner can just be a movie, free to forge its own trail in this dark and fascinating universe. And this time, I expect the wait will be a lot shorter than 35 years.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Once you've cracked the code, you know where it's going, and the only thing left to do is deepen the protagonist's (and the audience's) misery.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
71% Interstellar (2014) Interstellar is a beautiful, irritating, awe-inspiring mess. It's the kind of movie Hollywood simply doesn't make any more - and that's exactly why you should see it.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Creators Joel and Ethan Coen clearly love this distinct era in Hollywood history. What Hail, Caesar! fails to do is say anything meaningful about it.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
98% Before Midnight (2013) What Before Midnight understands about relationships - and what virtually no other mainstream film is willing to acknowledge - is that getting together is the easy part. Staying together is hard.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
97% It Follows (2015) It Follows is more than just a terrifying horror movie - it's a heady and heartbreaking exploration of both sexually transmitted disease and sexual abuse, and an unexpectedly poignant riff on the classic coming-of-age narrative.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) There are still some things you can always count on in a Fast & Furious movie, and The Fate of the Furious certainly delivers on what this franchise promises.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
No Score Yet Bad Blood: The Movie (2017) At a slender 81 minutes, Bad Blood certainly doesn't overstay its welcome, and the above-average creature effects are enough to make this feel like a long-lost installment of Tales From the Crypt.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
50% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) Unfortunately-like pretty much every other horror crossover-the idea is promising in concept, but underwhelming in execution.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
95% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) This is a film that successfully balances its pulpier genre trappings with a haunting meditation on the nature of 21st century relationships-with our neighbors, our friends, our spouses, and ourselves-and dares us to interrogate what we find.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
59% War Dogs (2016) War Dogs comes with heaping spoonfuls of sugar to help all that medicine go down -- so many of them that the darker, more political message at the heart of the movie might get swallowed up altogether.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
27% Suicide Squad (2016) Here's the first thing you should know about Suicide Squad: It is definitely worse than Batman v Superman. If you didn't like that, there's no reason to see this. If you did... well, there's still not really a reason to see this.‐ GQ
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016