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Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw
Favorite Movie Quotes:"We're gonna need a bigger boat." -- Roy Scheider, Jaws "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!" -- Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove "Give my best to the twins." "Triplets." "Triplets? God, how they grow." -- Jonathan Pryce and Michael Palin, Brazil "How long do you like to be held? All night, right? See, there's your problem ... somewhere between ten minutes and all night is your problem." "I don't have a problem." "Yeah you do." -- Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally ... "Why did you come to Casablanca, Rick?" "I came for the waters." "The waters? Casablanca is in the middle of the desert." "I was misinformed." -- Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, Casablanca "It's the stuff dreams are made of." -- Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon "What hump?" -- Marty Feldman, Young Frankenstein "Who are these guys?" -- Paul Newman, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid "What we have here is failure to communicate" -- Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke "Here endeth the lesson" -- Sean Connery, The Untouchables

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Smartly conveys the significance of this text in the history of movie-making being taken seriously as an art form. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "Simply exhausting. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 60% Sisters (2015) "With few exceptions, however-like a particularly awkward moment between Maura and the guy she's trying to woo (Ike Barinholtz)-the scenes generally feel like punch lines in search of something to hold them all together. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A good piece of adventure cinema that never feels like it had a chance of being a great piece of adventure cinema. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short has a snappy energy that turns one of the most maddening events in recent history into something in which all the greedy pieces suddenly make sense. " ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "This Macbeth digs into the collision between the urge to create life and the urge to destroy it, and in so doing addresses the challenge facing any retelling of an oft-told tale: It provides a justification for its own existence. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/4 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "A colorful character can carry a documentary a long way, but when that colorful character exists primarily in the past tense, it isn't carried quite so far. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
1.5/4 0% Christmas Eve (2015) "If it's trying in some way to promote focusing on What Really Matters this holiday season, it certainly taught me that I'd rather not waste time on vapid homilies. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/4 28% The Letters (2015) "Teresa is simply portrayed as a dedicated servant of God, while whatever internal struggle she dealt with remains told, not shown. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "Spike Lee is not a subtle filmmaker. And it has taken me nearly 30 years -- up to and including his latest feature, Chi-Raq -- to fully appreciate that this is not necessarily a problem. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2.5/4 66% The Night Before (2015) "The episodic humor is sometimes funny, yet rarely builds on how much these guys are supposed to mean to one another. Being an arrested adolescent winds up looking so much more appealing than being an adult. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight may make the results of old-school reporting look heroic, but it also makes that work look human. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2015
1.5/4 13% Asthma (2015) "Too bad the music has to stop for anyone on screen to talk. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 94% Room (2015) "It's still a terrific manifestation of the truth behind fairy tales -- both their underlying horror, and their goal of keeping children safe. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/4 33% My All American (2015) "My All American really has only one goal: putting a lump in your throat at watching a kid refuse to stop believing that every one of his dreams could come true. Lump delivered. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 41% Love (2015) "Admirable though the concept may be, Love is far more successful at exposing genitals than at exposing hearts. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Perhaps the worst thing that can happen to an ensemble comedy-drama is for one vignette to be so much more interesting that all the others feel even worse. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1.5/4 44% The 33 (2015) "There's nothing wrong with a survival-against-all-odds story that aims for the heart instead of the head, but this one keeps blasting indiscriminately away at the heart, destroying all the other vital organs along the way. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/4 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "Though the Auschwitz survivors' stories are inevitably haunting, this turns into a story that would be easy to translate into a Hollywood version with almost no changes -- and that's no compliment. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2.5/4 87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "Hunter himself appears content with his present and at peace with his past -- which is wonderful for him, if sometimes less than gripping in a movie. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "While The Peanuts Movie succeeds at being amusing and engaging for all ages, it's perhaps just as important that it also succeeds at being "by Schulz." " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2/4 73% Suffragette (2015) "It works, for a while, on that visceral level of watching other people suffer for rights that are now taken for granted, but that's really all it can manage. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2015
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "In Quantum of Solace, 007 isn't interested in saving the world. He'll be lucky if he can save his own soul. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Nov 2, 2015
2.5/4 74% The Keeping Room (2015) "While there may be some visceral power in the simple revisionist revenge yarn, The Keeping Room trips clumsily over every attempt to plunge into those complex ideas, never missing an opportunity for a monologue. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/4 80% The Assassin (2015) "From the conversations shot through filmy drapes glowing with blobs of candlelight to treks through tall golden grass, dozens of individual shots are breathtaking in their composition. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/4 62% Truth (2015) "When it comes to understanding that journalism demands a higher standard, Vanderbilt can't handle the truth. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/4 29% Burnt (2015) "Lucious food porn and a few solid performances aside, it feels like a redemption narrative that's mostly half-bak-...nope, not gonna do it. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3.5/4 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Facing a 20-year ban on making movies in his native Iran, Jafar Panahi continues to find imaginative, fascinating ways to make them anyway -- and to turn them into commentaries on the state Iranian cinema. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2015
1.5/4 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "It's staggering to see the contortions a movie will go through to take a story about a non-white, non-American woman and make it about a white American guy. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2015
No Score Yet Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2015) "It's less warts-and-all than a compelling profile of a man who just wanted to get things done. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/4 95% Dog Day Afternoon (1975) "[Dog Day Afternoon] speaks to a particular moment in an edgy early 1970s New York City -- a post-Stonewall city of people figuring out identities, and bubbling with anti-establishment anger and a nascent culture of exploitation media. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2015
2.5/4 91% The Dog (2014) "It's comprehensive, but that doesn't make it complete. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2015
2.5/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Goosebumps never really appears interested in delivering situations that are truly creepy, or in allowing brave, resourceful kids to be the center of attention. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 90% Coming Home (2015) "It's the performances by Li and Chen that give Coming Home its greatest power. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 71% Crimson Peak (2015) "Guillermo Del Toro has long been a filmmaker who devotes nearly all of his energy to visual style, but he finds a solid foundation for his twin fascinations of elaborate production design and body horror in this Gothic ghost story. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/4 48% Freeheld (2015) "It's so hard for a film to fight through the reality that it's build around people giving speeches, especially when those speeches are meant for an audience that already agrees. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "It's because of Hanks' performance that we understand that, whether it's hard or easy, doing the right thing is still doing the right thing. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 96% '71 (2015) "Somewhere on the continuum between "spells absolutely everything out" and "bordering on incomprehensible" -- nearer to the latter than to the former -- is this "come on, throw us a bone" narrative. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/4 89% How to Dance in Ohio (2015) "There's such a fundamental sweetness and sensitivity at the core of Alexandra Shiva's documentary that it often doesn't matter that it's not profoundly insightful. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2015
2.5/4 80% The Chinese Mayor (2015) "It's a character study that hints at a more sprawling portrait of contemporary China, but keeps making you want to go back to that one character. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2015
3.5/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby take the story from Colm Tóibín's brilliant novel in a much more conventionally satisfying direction -- but boy do they ever succeed at conventional satisfaction. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Just Let Go: A Night Of Forgiveness (2016) "The well-intentioned lessons about forgiveness and redemption can provide their own emotional impact; a script has a responsibility for creating characters who behave like actual people. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Highway To Dhampus "While the absence of cliché is a good start, the presence of a stronger arc would make for a better ending. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2015
1.5/4 20% Walt Before Mickey (2015) "Maybe this is the perfect version for everyone who thought the first hour of the PBS American Experience documentary savaged the idealized legend of Walt Disney. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2.5/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "[Guggenheim] mostly seems determined to show how nice Malala is -- which feels disappointing, considering her work is all about girls refusing simply to be "nice." " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2/4 27% Pan (2015) "The character's singlemost defining trait is that he never wants to grow up. Yet, somehow, someone thought it was a brilliant idea to suggest that the legend of that mischievous eternal adolescent began with him learning to accept his heroic destiny. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3.5/4 93% Skyfall (2012) "Skyfall acts as though every new James Bond adventure needs to earn our belief that he still matters, and that a secret agent with a soul can be just as compelling as an exploding pen. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2015
3/4 84% The Walk (2015) "It's been so long since we've seen the Robert Zemeckis who was a consummate craftsman of pop entertainment, that the flickers we see here of that talent somehow elevate the whole enterprise. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Martian (2015) "At its core, it's a survival epic in which the hero is the scientific method: developing testable theories, gathering the data, refining the tests, sometimes going back to the drawing board. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2015
3/4 92% Prophet's Prey (2015) "Despite the fragmented nature of Berg's exploration of this mysterious group, it's chilling when providing a comprehensive look at one happens when one twisted man convinces enough people that he speaks for God. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2015
2.5/4 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "It's hard to shake the notion that Leslye Headland wants soooo badly to make the 21st-century version of When Harry Met Sally..., but there's not nearly the same unique chemistry and relationship insight to match the raunchy jokes. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2015
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