Access Hollywood

Access Hollywood is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Scott A. Mantz
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Scott A. Mantz "A trailblazer and a gamechanger." EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 Star Trek Beyond (2016) Scott A. Mantz Beyond goes from being a fun action movie to a great Star Trek movie, and one that's the closest of the reboots to capturing the spirit of the original series. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) Scott A. Mantz The biggest, the boldest and the most ambitious movie yet to come from Marvel Studios. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Scott A. Mantz From the opening crawl to the ending credits, it's the Star Wars movie we waited decades for, and it sets the stage for even bigger, better and bolder adventures to come. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 Spectre (2015) Scott A. Mantz A merely good-enough, but not great addition to the Bond canon. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2015
1.5/5 Fantastic Four (2015) Scott A. Mantz The Fantastic Four reboot is such a colossal disappointment that it makes the Evans-Alba version look like The Avengers by comparison. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2015
4/5 Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Scott A. Mantz Has a better story, a grittier tone and the perfect blend of action, humor and intelligence - all of which make it the best Mission yet. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3.5/5 Irrational Man (2015) Scott A. Mantz Watching this irrational man follow through with his calling with so much rejuvenated conviction is the film's greatest asset.. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 Ant-Man (2015) Scott A. Mantz It has a big heart, it's a lot of fun, and that vibrancy is infectious. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Scott A. Mantz Stands alongside independent gems like The Spectacular Now and The Perks of Being a Wallflower as one of the best high school-set movies in recent years. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 Inside Out (2015) Scott A. Mantz A glorious, sweet, funny, charming and incredibly moving masterpiece that easily fits the bill as Pixar's best outing since 2010's Toy Story 3. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 Love & Mercy (2014) Scott A. Mantz It's deeply fascinating and engaging from start to finish, and the satisfying emotional impact is bound to give moviegoers - dare I say it? - good vibrations. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2015
4/5 I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Scott A. Mantz The kind of star turn that Oscar-worthy performances are made of, and that alone makes this wonderful crowd-pleaser a dream come true. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Scott A. Mantz Even though moviegoers looking for nonstop action will get their wish, Avengers: Age of Ultron is really at its best when it's focusing on the characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2015
5/5 Boyhood (2014) Scott A. Mantz A stunning and mind-blowing testament to the relentless passage of time. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2014
5/5 Life Itself (2014) Scott A. Mantz I'm calling it now: At next year's Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Documentary will go to Life Itself. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2014
5/5 A Hard Day's Night (1964) Scott A. Mantz Pure, delirious, irresistible joy. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4.5/5 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Scott A. Mantz Deeper, ambitious and morally-challenging to the extent that it depicts the apes and the humans as being far more alike than unalike. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/5 Jersey Boys (2014) Scott A. Mantz Jersey Bores is more like it. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 22 Jump Street (2014) Scott A. Mantz The best bromantic comedy since 2009's I Love You, Man. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4.5/5 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Scott A. Mantz It's a blockbuster with brains, and when it's over, you might find yourself in a time loop of your own -- one where you can't wait to see it over and over again. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Scott A. Mantz X-cellent, X-citing, X-hilarating! EDIT
Posted May 21, 2014
3/5 Godzilla (2014) Scott A. Mantz Saved by a rousing final showdown that's way too short and only hints at the better movie that this could have been. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2014
4/5 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Scott A. Mantz Andrew Garfield is having the time of his life. His Peter Parker loves being Spider-Man, and the feeling is infectious. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4.5/5 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Scott A. Mantz With all the superheroes running around here, The Winter Soldier feels like a mini-Avengers movie unto itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4.5/5 Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Scott A. Mantz Saving Mr. Banks will warm your heart faster than you can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4.5/5 All Is Lost (2013) Scott A. Mantz A mesmerizing, compelling and deeply profound high-seas adventure in which Robert Redford gives one of the most fulfilling and rewarding performances of his career. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4/5 Captain Phillips (2013) Scott A. Mantz Plays out like Zero Dark Thirty on a boat. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2013
4.5/5 Enough Said (2013) Scott A. Mantz Julia Louis-Dreyfus...is such a revelation that it feels like we're watching her talents unfold for the very first time. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2013
5/5 Gravity (2013) Scott A. Mantz Think Apollo 13 on steroids, and you get the idea. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2013
5/5 Europa Report (2013) Scott A. Mantz Captures the beauty, the wonder, the fear, the intelligence, the heart, the heroism and the sacrifice that comes with boldly going where no man has gone before. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2013
5/5 Blue Jasmine (2013) Scott A. Mantz A compelling, unsettling and darkly comic character study about a woman deep in the throes of a psychological breakdown. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 The Wolverine (2013) Scott A. Mantz Breaks so far from the conventional comic book-based format that it doesn't even feel like a superhero movie (and I mean that in a good way). EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2013
4/5 The Way, Way Back (2013) Scott A. Mantz A charming, deep and delightful coming-of-age comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2013
3/5 White House Down (2013) Scott A. Mantz It fully embraces its preposterous air of absurdity and ends up being a damn good time because of it. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2013
4/5 World War Z (2013) Scott A. Mantz A riveting, intense, visceral, smart and exciting summer movie that will rock your world. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2013
2.5/5 Man of Steel (2013) Scott A. Mantz You'll believe a man can mope. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013
1.5/5 The Hangover Part III (2013) Scott A. Mantz Proving that lightning doesn't always strike twice - let alone three times - the final installment is such a colossal failure that there's no reason for it to exist at all EDIT
Posted May 22, 2013
4/5 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Scott A. Mantz Like its predecessor, it's not just a great Star Trek movie; it's a great movie, period. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 Iron Man 3 (2013) Scott A. Mantz Just when superhero movies faced the danger of feeling too formulaic and conventional, along comes Iron Man 3 to give the genre a much-needed kick in the spandex. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2013
1.5/5 This Is 40 (2012) Scott A. Mantz This Is Unbearable. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2012
5/5 Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Scott A. Mantz An engrossing account of how one determined woman defied the odds to find the most wanted terrorist in the world. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2012
4/5 Life of Pi (2012) Scott A. Mantz A profound, awe-inspiring and spellbinding coming-of-age adventure that will leave you breathless. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3/5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Scott A. Mantz Director Bill Condon infuses the final entry with a refreshing balance of fun, vibrancy, action, humor and genuine emotion, making Part 2 the best of the bunch, by far. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/5 Lincoln (2012) Scott A. Mantz Daniel Day-Lewis gives an amazing performance that's fully-realized, inspirational and powerfully restrained, and the film is all the better for it. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/5 Flight (2012) Scott A. Mantz A gripping, deeply engaging and emotionally powerful drama that features Denzel Washington at the top of his game. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2012
5/5 Skyfall (2012) Scott A. Mantz You couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, proving once again that nobody does it better, indeed. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2012
2/5 Cloud Atlas (2012) Scott A. Mantz While it's admirable in its ambition, it's haphazard in its execution, resulting in a clouded Atlas that's quite literally all over the map. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/5 Argo (2012) Scott A. Mantz A fascinating and incredibly entertaining crowd-pleaser, Argo is also a testament to how much Ben Affleck has matured into one of the finest directors working today. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2012
2/5 Taken 2 (2012) Scott A. Mantz Feels like more of the same, and not in a good way. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012