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Scott Wold

Scott Wold
Scott Wold's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.9/10 58% Maggie (2015) Henry Hobson's morose family tragedy, Maggie, features zombie-ism incidentally, seemingly with nothing on its mind other than witnessing its characters suffer. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 13, 2015
6/10 55% The Age of Adaline (2015) What a throwback pleasure director Lee Toland Krieger's latest would have been, if it weren't so exasperatingly unfocused. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2015
9.1/10 90% Spring (2015) The love story at the center of Spring is mysterious, funny and often poignant -- a tough enough thing even to describe, let alone commit to film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2015
6.9/10 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Although [this film] is easily the best entry in the (theoretically) Bilbo-centric franchise, the inherent problems with blowing up a compact children's fantasy book into a three-part epic film series... is never more apparent than it is here. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2014
8.2/10 85% John Wick (2014) The blood-slicked, vividly drawn film universe John Wick illustrates is such a generous slice of pulp that, even if not original, per se, it exudes a confidence rarely seen these days, surefire franchises be damned. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2014
7.9/10 69% Ragnarok (2014) Ragnarok ain't a home run, but it's a solid double, and certainly enough to cause Hollywood scouts to raise an eyebrow. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/10 32% The Expendables 3 (2014) Now, it's 2014, and the third iteration has arrived, working itself into such a lather in its attempt to resuscitate the momentum that one can practically smell the flop sweat. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2014
8.5/10 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) [It's] filled to near bursting as its enormous cast scrambles through the vagaries of its time travel paradox-rich design. But Singer threads the needle with such apparent effortlessness in stitching it all together, the seams are practically invisible. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 23, 2014
8.9/10 85% Under the Skin (2014) It's a rare feat for a film to successfully convey the voice of the Other. Especially when that voice is an Other to everyone else here on Earth. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4.5/10 25% Alien Abduction (2014) As a horror flick, even one held to the impossibly low standards of the found-footage variety, Alien Abduction fails to thrill or chill. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2014
9.4/10 95% Her (2013) Spike Jonze is, despite proof consisting only of four features, one of the best filmmakers working today. His latest, Her handily verifies it. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8.5/10 83% Side Effects (2013) Side Effects is, ultimately, another example of the director's commitment to fine craftsmanship above any identifiable fingerprint. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2013
9/10 100% La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013) La Camioneta wrings an extraordinary amount of humanity and geopolitical insight from its subject. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2013
7.9/10 59% Bounty Killer (2013) Pair it with the likes of Machete or Hobo with a Shotgun, and you've got yourself a fantastic way to waste a Sunday afternoon. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
7.8/10 86% We Are What We Are (2013) Despite the occasional failure of the film to let the atmosphere and subtle performances stand unadorned, We Are What We Are is an impressive entry from director Mickle. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2013
7/10 69% The Wolverine (2013) Taken as a whole, The Wolverine is nearly as hit-and-miss as the rest of Mangold's filmography. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 2, 2013
7.6/10 82% About Sunny (2013) Many viewers will lack the emotional fortitude (or cinematic masochism?) to withstand About Sunny. But for those who can, there is, at the center of its interminable sadness, a beautiful portrait of the sacrifice a mother will make for her child. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2013
8/10 59% Detour (2013) Despite doubling as a plausibility-straining endorsement for the battery life of Apple's iPhone, Dickerson's claustrophobic survival thriller proves itself a technically proficient, expertly paced affair. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 12, 2013
7.1/10 80% Warm Bodies (2013) As a mild diversion that won't bother either person on a date, one could do far worse. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2013
5.8/10 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Just another entry in Bland Fairy Tale Theater, a shapeless riff on those hapless German siblings with the worst parents ever. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2013
9.3/10 100% Resolution (2013) As a meditation on horror films, and even film itself, Resolution might be in danger of coming across as pretentious, if it weren't so damned entertaining throughout. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2013
8/10 60% John Dies at the End (2013) Like Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, Coscarelli's film functions as affectionate homage to the horror material from which it draws its inspiration. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2013
5.8/10 45% In Their Skin (2012) The most frustrating thing about Jeremy Power Regimbal's directorial debut is there's part of a very effective thriller here. It's just not the good part. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2012
8/10 33% Buffalo Girls (2012) The audience has been delighted to spend some time with a couple of remarkable young ladies. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2012
6.2/10 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) Within the barebones scaffolding of its story, there are ample opportunities for delivering many massive martial arts smack-downs. All are wasted. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2012
8.5/10 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) That Disney's in-house effort mostly plays like an actual Pixar film is a fine compliment. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2012
8/10 78% Dredd (2012) A brutally efficient exercise in B-movie know-how. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2012
7.5/10 No Score Yet La Source (2012) Although audiences may find themselves similarly frustrated by the film's reduction in scope, it nevertheless effectively focuses on the efforts of Josue Lajeunesse and his vision of building out the foundation laid by his father. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2012
5.3/10 72% Prometheus (2012) They would have been better off channeling their inner Ellen Ripley and pulling the release to the airlock before this voyage departed. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2012