Scott Wampler

Scott Wampler
Scott Wampler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birth.Movies.Death.
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% The Wanting Mare (2020) The most impressive bit of filmmaking I've seen in 2020. It's probably a bit too slow, a bit too withholding to be a crowd-pleaser, but there's also zero indication here that Bateman has any interest in making crowd-pleasers. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
50% Attack of the Demons (2019) Its style is truly impressive, as is the delight it takes in using that style to render an eye-popping series of monstrous demons and gory kills. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
40% Capone (2020) No, CAPONE will not be for everyone. In fact, CAPONE will not be for most people. But I suspect a certain subsection of film geekdom will love this movie. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) If you're worried Birds of Prey won't have enough action, or that it won't live up to its hard R rating, allow me to assuage you of those fears right now. You probably won't be left wanting. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
19% Cats (2019) I hated this movie with every fiber of my being. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
91% Uncut Gems (2019) It may just be the movie you've been waiting for. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) A fresh, funny, intricate whodunnit which deserves to be experienced by audiences that have no idea what they're getting into. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
51% Guns Akimbo (2020) I loved the frenetic, intense energy Guns Akimbo overflows with. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
86% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space more than just a great Lovecraft adaptation - its existence is one of the year's most satisfying (and, quite frankly, touching) success stories. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
16% The Fanatic (2019) If only Travolta's performance were in service of a movie that didn't feel so one-note and cruel. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Not only one of the best horror movies of the year, but also one of the best kids' horror movies, period. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
95% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) The new material is razor-sharp - a legit return to form... - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
84% The Shining (1980) The Shining is a bonafide classic. By this point, almost every scene is so iconic, the experience of watching it - truly watching it - feels something like devouring a Greatest Hits collection. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) All in all, I liked Midsommar a lot. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Assassin's Creed is not the top-to-bottom disaster some of my peers have painted it as, nor is it bonkers enough to suggest a forthcoming critical re-evaluation... either of those things would've been preferable to something this dour and repetitive. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is an absolute feast for horror fans, a film we're gonna spend the next two years dissecting and decoding. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
36% Glass (2019) Fittingly, Glass feels like three personalities at war with one another. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) A fantastic display of Big Trident Energy that's more than happy to attempt beating you into submission. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
29% Venom (2018) It succeeds as a piece of entertainment despite the foundational lunacy upon which it was built. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) For people on a certain wavelength (it me), Goddard's film will be a breath of fresh air, offering an experience that's not unlike watching someone solve a sinister, sexy riddle in real time. Those people are my people. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
24% The Nun (2018) You know what you like from your horror movies better than I do, and I sincerely hope you enjoy the experience more than I did. If you need me, I'll be over here waiting for this cinematic universe to throw out a real curveball. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
100% Wolfman's Got Nards (2018) A cult classic and its fanbase get the documentary they deserve. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
40% Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) Hellraiser: Judgment does not entirely work as a movie. It's a mixed bag, with the stuff I enjoyed ultimately outweighed by the stuff I did not. But it comes so close to breaking even. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
95% The Death of Stalin (2018) [Armando] Iannucci has never turned in a film that looks this ravishing, which serves as an interesting juxtaposition with all the top-shelf cruelty on display. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) This is a big-hearted, frequently funny, visually inventive new sub-genre classic, a film I suspect will become mandatory annual Christmastime viewing for me and many of my friends. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) After decades of waiting, after months of keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best, it brings me zero pleasure to report that The Dark Tower doesn't really work. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
65% Alien: Covenant (2017) An Alien movie that's one part Prometheus' philosophy, one part Alien's horror, and one part Alien 3's unrelenting bleakness. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A mediocre movie that's as beautiful as it is #problematic. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
68% The Boy (2015) The Boy burrowed under my skin in a big way. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2015