Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

Scott Renshaw's Screening Room 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 Renshaw
Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 Groove (2000) Scott Renshaw Harrison is too serious about this milieu; he seems to be making the suggestion that kids really have found party nirvana this time. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2001
8/10 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Scott Renshaw It's pure Indiana Jones fun with an unexpected sense of consequence. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2001
One (2000) Scott Renshaw Even with such a mega-subdued story, One is still strangely watchable. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2001
8/10 Erin Brockovich (2000) Scott Renshaw Erin Brockovich always seems to find an unexpected angle just when it's most necessary. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Nixon (1995) Scott Renshaw A brilliantly complex character study with a dynamic lead performance by Anthony Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Scott Renshaw When a satirical comedy loses its sense of discovery, there's not much reason for it to exist. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Dick (1999) Scott Renshaw The stuff of fairly average entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 Beloved (1998) Scott Renshaw Full of cathartic emotion and earnest dignity! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Croupier (1998) Scott Renshaw It's a testimony to how well Croupier works for 90% of its running time that the train wreck of a conclusion can't derail the whole film. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 That Thing You Do! (1996) Scott Renshaw The strange thing is that even though Hanks bungles the big moments, he does so many things right with the small moments that it is easy to walk away with a smile. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Fugitive (1993) Scott Renshaw In a genre where one is almost always asked to allow leaps of logic, the script repeatedly astonished me with its intelligence, its attention to detail and its respect for the audience. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Music of the Heart (1999) Scott Renshaw The disappointment in Music of the Heart comes from a strangely fragmented narrative that never quite commits to a central story. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Enemy of the State (1998) Scott Renshaw A solid thriller! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Pitch Black (2000) Scott Renshaw A filmmaker just can't have it both ways when he decides he wants to make Aliens meets Les Miserables. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 The Iron Giant (1999) Scott Renshaw Entertaining! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Multiplicity (1996) Scott Renshaw Simply a laugh-out-loud comedy about clones running around, and the mayhem which ensues. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Apollo 13 (1995) Scott Renshaw There is no denying that on many levels it is an extremely taut piece of filmmaking, but frequently it is too much about a situation and too little about the people in the situation. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 The Matrix (1999) Scott Renshaw The action sequences in The Matrix are some of the best in a long time. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 American Beauty (1999) Scott Renshaw Simultaneously gripping and frustrating, American Beauty is the best film of the year that irritated the hell out of me. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Chill Factor (1999) Scott Renshaw It's hard to believe that a film this weightless would waste so much time on setting up the premise, then never exploit the premise. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Outbreak (1995) Scott Renshaw A satisfying popcorn thriller. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Committed (2000) Scott Renshaw Actually, Committed only teases with subtext, since it's not much of a commentary on anything. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 High Fidelity (2000) Scott Renshaw Thoroughly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The American President (1995) Scott Renshaw An extremely savvy observation on politics in the media age. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) Scott Renshaw A fanciful comedy deserving enough of the author's name. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 The Green Mile (1999) Scott Renshaw The Green Mile is a well-crafted film. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Jack Frost (1998) Scott Renshaw What makes it hard to swallow is that it's utterly inconsequential while pretending to be both hipper and more emotional than it really is. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Supercop (1992) Scott Renshaw Capable female action stars are a non-entity in Hollywood, but Khan packs a wallop both literally and in her screen presence. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Dogma (1999) Scott Renshaw Dogma should be offensive to anyone who expects more from a movie than two hours of a filmmaker's musings on every religious notion that ever came into his head. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 The Lion King (1994) Scott Renshaw Witty and beautifully drawn. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Rumble in the Bronx (1995) Scott Renshaw A true original at work, a man who can take a ski, a pinball machine or a football helmet and make them part of his own graceful brand of art. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 The Thirteenth Floor (1999) Scott Renshaw This is genre film-making at its most superficially plot-driven, compounding its shallow characterizations with a ridiculous degree of self-importance. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 The Bachelor (1999) Scott Renshaw The problem are a beginning and middle that are equally warm-n-fuzzy -- there's no spark, no energy, no humanity. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 Magnolia (1999) Scott Renshaw Delivers thrilling scene after thrilling scene. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Mystery, Alaska (1999) Scott Renshaw Plain inexcusable! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Topsy-Turvy (1999) Scott Renshaw It's an extraordinarily entertaining piece of work. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 Jerry Maguire (1996) Scott Renshaw There is an absolute poetry to the casting of Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Armageddon (1998) Scott Renshaw For all the uneven visceral enjoyment that it's worth, Touchstone Pictures proudly presents Armageddon: a blockbuster a la carte. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 Blue (1993) Scott Renshaw A complex and fascinating character study of grief, directed with a mesmerizing grace. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Forrest Gump (1994) Scott Renshaw Good but flawed. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 Wag the Dog (1997) Scott Renshaw A dazzling, thought-provoking entertainment which alternately tickles you and slaps you in the face. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Analyze This (1999) Scott Renshaw A series of botched opportunities. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Varsity Blues (1999) Scott Renshaw Uninspired! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1993) Scott Renshaw White is full of interesting ideas, more than ten average films put together, but they're just not executed all that smoothly. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Scott Renshaw It's a nice change of pace to find a sequel that doesn't merely try to remake the original, but Babe: Pig in the City lacks any of the original's endearing gentle spirit. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Cradle Will Rock (1999) Scott Renshaw A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Shallow Grave (1995) Scott Renshaw Eccleston's intense performance and a few nasty little twists make it a thriller that keeps you watching, guessing and squirming. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 The Cider House Rules (1999) Scott Renshaw The Cider House Rules walks an awkward tightrope between edgy humanism and dangerous sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Love & Basketball (2000) Scott Renshaw Monica is such a dynamic individual presence that she overwhelms almost everything else in Love and Basketball. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Mystery Men (1999) Scott Renshaw The comedy is blissfully perfect! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000