Scott Weinberg

Scott Weinberg
The movies are so rarely great art, that if we can't appreciate great trash, there is little reason for us to go. - - Pauline Kael

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Scott Weinberg's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

DVD Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 88%

The Shining (1980)

"Obviously this 2-disc doozy is the "must own" version of The Shining. Yes, even if you own the older DVD." ‐ FEARnet
Posted Oct 25, 2007
4/5 56%

Vacancy (2007)

"It's certainly no re-invention of the wheel, but this 12th-generation mini-Hitchcocker gets in, messes with your head, and bolts out the door in less than 90 quick minutes." ‐ FEARnet
Posted Aug 25, 2007
94/100 98%

The Hustler (1961)

"Fox Home Video treats this movie like the classic it truly is with two excellent DVD packages." ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 8, 2007
90/100 96%

The Verdict (1982)

"Fox Home Video delivers this well-respected movie with a couple of impressive DVD packages." ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 8, 2007
4.5/5 86%

Trading Places (1983)

"I'm not entirely sure if Trading Places is considered a "comedy classic" or not, but it sure is around my house." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jun 7, 2007
2/5 12%

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

"After the surprising effectiveness of the Texas Chainsaw remake, it was only a matter of time before the other shoe managed to hit the floor." ‐ FEARnet
Posted Feb 10, 2007
4/5 28%

Saw III (2006)

"I'm pretty impressed with the way in which the producers keep finding new and uniquely disturbing ways to up the ante." ‐ FEARnet
Posted Feb 10, 2007
2.5/5 29%

The Punisher (2004)

"For a guy called The Punisher, he sure does a lot of moping, drinking and avoiding the act of punishment." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Dec 5, 2006
4.5/5 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"I have no problem whatsoever with "mindless fluff" -- provided it's crafted with this much color, wit, energy, enthusiasm, and action." ‐
Posted Nov 28, 2006
3/5 37%

Accepted (2006)

"Not a very memorable little college flick." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Nov 22, 2006
2.5/5 13%

Stephen King's 'Graveyard Shift' (1990)

"And it gets those 2 stars only due to Goopy Gore and Guilty Pleasure-ism." ‐
Posted Nov 14, 2006
3.5/5 73%

Cavite (2006)

"At 80 minutes in length, Cavite doesn't waste much time getting to the meat of the matter." ‐
Posted Nov 14, 2006
4.5/5 54%

MirrorMask (2005)

"It has a strange sweetness and a playful darkness to it." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Nov 14, 2006
3.5/5 62%

Abominable (2006)

"I dug it." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Nov 1, 2006
5/5 95%

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"Double-dip it may be, but it'd take 30 years and 40 re-releases before I could find something nasty to say about ROTK." ‐
Posted Sep 20, 2006
4.5/5 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"If you don't already own the (Extended Edition) DVDs, this Limited Edition comes highly recommended." ‐
Posted Sep 20, 2006
2.5/5 33%

The Sentinel (2006)

"Aside from the presence of Michael Douglas, The Sentinel feels a lot like a CBS Tuesday Night Movie." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Aug 15, 2006
4/5 29%

Silent Hill (2006)

"It's a simple little story about an elaborately hellish ghost town, and it's also this year's most underrated horror flick." ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2006
4/5 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"It's a slick, simple, crazy flick that's well aware of how slick, simple, and crazy it is." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jun 27, 2006
3.5/5 32%

Tamara (2006)

"Dewan's performance single-handedly elevates Tamara from something lightweight-yet-watchable into a horror geek's must-rent feature." ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2006
4.5/5 86%

The Omen (1976)

"One of the 1970's true-blue horror classics, The Omen now hits DVD in its definitive package." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jun 13, 2006
1.5/5 4%

BloodRayne (2006)

"It's marginally better than Uwe Boll's previous efforts, which is kind of like saying normal poop is marginally easier to clean up than diarrhea poop." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jun 5, 2006
2.5/5 32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"A couple of cool jolts and a few tips of the hat to cinematographer Jeffrey Kimball save this one from being a total disaster." ‐
Posted May 3, 2006
4/5 61%

Shopgirl (2005)

"A satisfying delivery of unexpected romance, understated humor, and knowing swipes at the human condition." ‐
Posted Apr 24, 2006
4/5 24%

Event Horizon (1997)

"While this 2-disc Special Edition might not be the Director's Cut we were all hoping for, there's little denying that Paramount's put together an excellent little release here." ‐
Posted Apr 13, 2006
4/5 No Score Yet

Southern Belles (2009)

"Seems to exist in a trailer park fantasy world, one in which nothing truly unpleasant ever happens and all of the citizens have unexpected pools of wit and wisdom hiding just beneath the surface." ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2006
4/5 61%

Hostel (2006)

"I think it's a pretty darn fine piece of horror-making ... although obviously stuff like this is not for everyone. If hardcore horror is your cup of tea, consider this DVD highly recommended." ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2006
3.5/5 36%

Saw II (2005)

"DVD-wise, Saw 2 works, with a freaky main feature, a solid yack-track, and a small handful of worthwhile featurettes." ‐
Posted Feb 2, 2006
2/5 No Score Yet

Love 101 (2000)

"This story's been covered a hundred times before; Love 101 offers very few viable reasons to sit through it yet again." ‐
Posted Feb 1, 2006
3.5/5 31%

Waiting (2005)

"Funny flick plus fantastic extras equals a highly recommended DVD release." ‐
Posted Feb 1, 2006
4/5 31%

Underworld (2003)

"I gave Underworld a firm 3 out of 5 stars upon its original theatrical release, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I've since upgraded it to a solid 4." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
4/5 40%

The Island (2005)

"I may end up being among the minority when all's said and done, but The Island simply worked for me, and at times it worked supremely well." ‐
Posted Dec 20, 2005
4/5 59%

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"Does a fine job of keeping the bullets flying, the cars chasing, and the random large objects exploding." ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2005
1.5/5 13%

Stealth (2005)

"Feel free to rent the thing one bored Tuesday night, but don't come crying to me if Stealth makes your brain hurt." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Nov 29, 2005
4.5/5 73%

Sky High (2005)

"Fun, funny, and very sweet, Sky High will appeal to eight-year-olds as much as it will thirty-eight-year-olds." ‐
Posted Nov 26, 2005
4.5/5 87%

Millions (2005)

"Frankly I think it's one of the very best films of the year, and if I can convince at least another handful of people to check it out, I'll have done my job well." ‐
Posted Nov 8, 2005
5/5 99%

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"It took me a while to dig through everything this set has to offer, and I came out feeling like I'd spent a week inside a classy and well-curated Wizard of Oz museum." ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2005
3/5 55%

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

"The flick's watchable enough, but if you want an exhilarating look back at the exact same folks, I'd just stick with the documentary version." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Oct 18, 2005
2/5 25%

House of Wax (2005)

"Now that HoW has hit DVD, you can feel free to semi-speed through the non-stop chatter-fest and settle in for a third act full of goopy goodness." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2005
4/5 40%

High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005)

"If you're the sort who normally makes a bee-line straight for the horror section, here's a brazen and brutal little import that comes highly recommended." ‐
Posted Oct 9, 2005
4/5 83%

Inside Deep Throat (2005)

"A cool, confident, and colorful documentary." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Oct 6, 2005
4.5/5 48%

Saw (2004)

"Even while acknowledging the movie's handful of plot holes and the few budgetary speed bumps, I still have a gruesome good time whenever Saw splatters across my screen." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2005
4.5/5 76%

Gladiator (2000)

"...this Extended Edition is one of the best DVD releases of the year. Period." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Aug 28, 2005
3.5/5 29%

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

"I can happily label this raunchy little spoof a hardcore "guilty pleasure" of the silliest kind." ‐
Posted Jul 31, 2005
4.5/5 91%

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

"I firmly believe this movie deserves all the praise it's earned thus far ... and a whole lot more." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jul 28, 2005
1/5 1%

Alone in the Dark (2005)

"My most honest advice would be to skip this movie entirely, and by 'entirely' I mean "...even if you live to be 139 years old."" ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2005
4/5 70%

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004)

"Buy the unrated version for extra profanity, a pretty funny "joke" commentary, some bland cheerleader clips, and a handful of new deleted scenes." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jul 2, 2005
3.5/5 38%

D.E.B.S. (2004)

"Fans of spy thrillers, light rom-coms, and/or the homosexual sub-culture will most likely find something to enjoy here." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jun 22, 2005
1.5/5 15%

Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005)

"It's not funny, it's not charming, and it's absolutely not a movie that need ever see the inside of your DVD player." ‐ DVD Clinic
Posted Jun 22, 2005
1.5/5 13%

Hide and Seek (2005)

"The fact that the Hide and Seek DVD comes complete with four (!) alternate endings tells you all you really need to know about the way the film was constructed." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2005
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