The Scorecard Review

The Scorecard Review is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeff Bayer
Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Jeff Bayer I am completely fine with Pine giving us more Jack Ryan in the future. Hopefully they can find a new script or go back to one of the Tom Clancy novels for an interesting story. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2014
5/10 Ride Along (2014) Jeff Bayer Because of his brilliant standup comedy, I find myself rooting for Hart. I hope he will have the chance to star in a film that is worthy of him. 'Ride Along' isn't that opportunity. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2014
8/10 The Conjuring (2013) Jeff Bayer I would happily watch it again, which is something I rarely say about horror films. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2013
9/10 Before Midnight (2013) Jeff Bayer The 'Before' trilogy is a vacation for me. I am taken away, and it is never for long enough. I genuinely feel lucky to have these movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2013
8/10 Monsters University (2013) Jeff Bayer While it's nothing ground-breaking, 'Monsters University' is really, really nice once it gets past the idea of Mike and Sully being at odds. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2013
7/10 Man of Steel (2013) Jeff Bayer While it gives you your fix, it doesn't put Superman back on top of our cinematic superheroes. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2013
5/10 The Hangover Part III (2013) Jeff Bayer Perhaps we were wrong to complain about the repetitive nature of 'The Hangover Part II.' At least there were funny moments. This is a slow action film, with only a few amusing parts. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2013
7/10 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Jeff Bayer It's definitely a fun action movie, but I'm ready for these films to boldly go in their own direction, instead of hanging on to the originals. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2013
8/10 Iron Man 3 (2013) Jeff Bayer It's the funniest superhero film, and it doesn't feel like it's pandering. That's the power of Downey, Jr. and now Shane Black. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2013
5/10 21 and Over (2013) Jeff Bayer Better than 'Project X' and 'The Hangover Part II,' worse than 'The Hangover' and 'Superbad.' So yeah, it's average. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2013
7/10 Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Jeff Bayer This film has everything you want out of an epic adventure, even though you've seem almost all of it before. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2013
4/10 Snitch (2013) Jeff Bayer Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson isn't an 'ordinary man.' That's why he has a nickname and looks like a real-life superhero. That's just one problem with this film. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2013
5/10 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Jeff Bayer While the idea of giving fairy tale stars Hansel and Gretel the R-rated bloody adult treatment sounds like a good idea to me, it turns out it's only good in theory. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2013
4/10 Identity Thief (2013) Jeff Bayer On paper it's a good comedic pairing, but that's it. About 45 minutes into the film, I realized I was trying to laugh, instead of the film making me laugh. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2013
4/10 Safe Haven (2013) Jeff Bayer The whole film is mild until the end. You won't believe it, but it's also not worth believing. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2013
5/10 The Last Stand (2013) Jeff Bayer Arnold Schwarzenegger gets knocked down, and slowly gets back up again in a film that is a rental at best. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
8/10 Killing Them Softly (2012) Jeff Bayer The completely obvious comparison to the mobster world and our American economic system is a welcome, straight-forward surprise for storytelling. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
8/10 Hitchcock (2012) Jeff Bayer While this might not be what we expect from a film about The Master of Suspense, it's oddly a fun romp, with Helen Mirren eventually stealing the show. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
7/10 Lincoln (2012) Jeff Bayer While Spielberg captures a time, Day-Lewis captures another brilliant performance, and some of the supporting actors may capture Oscar nominations, the film didn't capture my soul the way I was hoping. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
6/10 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Jeff Bayer I rolled my eyes, laughed at, and laughed with this film. I was entertained. It's a sloppy enjoyable mess, and the most fun I had watching a 'Twilight' movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
5/10 Chasing Mavericks (2012) Jeff Bayer It's always odd walking away from an average film, realizing there are plenty of flaws, and still kind of liking it. That's the case with 'Chasing Mavericks.' EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
9/10 Cloud Atlas (2012) Jeff Bayer With 'Cloud Atlas' you'll play connect the dots, and potentially feel like a kid, remembering what it is like to be amazed at what you are seeing on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
7/10 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Jeff Bayer As a new father you can fully trust me when I say things like 'Wreck-It Ralph' is fun for the whole family, even though my family won't find that out for another five years. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
10/10 Skyfall (2012) Jeff Bayer As the saying goes, you've got to shake 22 Bond films, before the 23rd is stirred to perfection. Without a doubt, this is the best James Bond movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2012
4/10 Alex Cross (2012) Jeff Bayer Are we sure this isn't a TV pilot that accidentally ended up on the big screen? EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/10 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Jeff Bayer Unfortunately, this franchise has finally seemed to run its course. There are less quality scares, and now a story that almost doesn't matter. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012
9/10 Seven Psychopaths (2012) Jeff Bayer Rockwell and Walken are at their best in this violent tale. What more could you possibly want? EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2012
8/10 Samsara (2011) Jeff Bayer This film captures some of the greatest images you'll see on the big screen this year. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2012
3/10 The Words (2012) Jeff Bayer The story within a story, which is kind of within another story, but really about ALL of the stories isn't something that is worth your time. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2012
7/10 Sleepwalk With Me (2012) Jeff Bayer Mike Birbiglia showcases the mindset of a comedian trying to find his voice, and the film has a surprising amount of heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2012
4/10 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) Jeff Bayer While definitely odd, I'm surprised about the lack of magic, heart-warming feelings in this film. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2012
3/10 Sparkle (2012) Jeff Bayer The drama becomes engulfed by too much 'melo' during Sister's story. You're better off listening on your own to the fantastic Motown sounds the film is based on. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2012
8/10 ParaNorman (2012) Jeff Bayer The look of the film is great, and the anti-bullying message works. This would be a fantastic introduction to scary movies for the kids. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2012
6/10 The Expendables 2 (2012) Jeff Bayer It's better than the first, mainly due to the over-the-top beginning and end. That middle hour takes a while. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2012
3/10 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) Jeff Bayer Pointless 3D, and with the way the story was told, there were no surprises. It does however feature the most horrific suicide I've watched on film. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2012
7/10 Hope Springs (2012) Jeff Bayer This is a drama (not comedy) that is probably the most honest portrayal of therapy on film. If you are old, see this movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2012
4/10 The Campaign (2012) Jeff Bayer Getting a few chuckles and one or two laugh out loud moments is not enough, especially when Ferrell and Galifianakis could make fun of our actual political system, instead of this truly fictitious one. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2012
9/10 The Bourne Legacy (2012) Jeff Bayer Whether you call this a reboot, extension, evolution or a spin-off, I'm thrilled with where this franchise can go. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2012
5/10 Step Up Revolution (2012) Jeff Bayer Who knew dance could save Miami? Beyond the dancing (which is good), the story seems created for a 5th grader. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2012
7/10 The Watch (2012) Jeff Bayer The only thing the cast seemed to care about it trying to make you laugh. It worked for me, especially having a happy Vince Vaughn. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2012
6/10 Clown (2010) Jeff Bayer The degree of difficulty is very high with this uncomfortable comedy. I cringed with laughter throughout. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2012
4/10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) Jeff Bayer Though this one is better than the first two, this is now my least favorite trilogy. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2012
7/10 Total Recall (2012) Jeff Bayer The look of the sci-fi universe, and good action sequences make up for the near pointless plot. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2012
8/10 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Jeff Bayer The belief that one man can become a symbol for something greater will continue to drive people to this trilogy for years to come. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2012
6/10 Ted (2012) Jeff Bayer Everything about this film feels like a pretty good reworking of 'The Family Guy.' Unfortunately the last quarter of the film forgets it is a comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2012
6/10 Magic Mike (2012) Jeff Bayer It's a good behind-the-scenes film that becomes a little ordinary in the end. Loved Matthew McConaughey, though I'm not convinced he knew the cameras were rolling. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2012
8/10 Savages (2012) Jeff Bayer Stone gets down and dirty with some pot and plenty of violence. I had a lot of fun, I just wish Lively's voiceover didn't exist throughout the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2012
3/10 To Rome With Love (2012) Jeff Bayer Everything is supposed to be a farce, but it plays out like a boring drama. This film makes 'Midnight in Paris' all the more impressive. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2012
8/10 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Jeff Bayer One of the best performances by a child actor, in a movie that feels wonderfully created by that child. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2012
7/10 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Jeff Bayer While it feels a little messy, they get enough things right (like Garfield's Peter Parker). EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2012