Scott D. Pierce

Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Deseret News (Salt Lake City) Salt Lake Tribune

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Outside of Maleficent herself, pretty much everyone struggles to get out of their two-dimensional holds, and the grandiose finale doesn't feel like the dramatic payoff it clearly wants to be. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
No Score Yet Going to the Mat (2004) "Going to the Mat" is actually pretty predictable. You aren't expecting something other than a happy ending from a Disney Channel movie, are you? - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Dazzle' (1995) CBS's "Judith Krantz's Dazzle" could have been a glitzy but entertaining soap opera. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
89% The Problem with Apu (2017) Kondabolu raises some troubling questions. I'll never be able to watch "The Simpsons" without thinking about this again. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2.5/4 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Don't tell anybody, but I closed my eyes a few times when the music signaled the killer was on his-or-her way. And there's an unexpected death that caused me to jump and, ahem, audibly exclaim. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
No Score Yet From what TV critics have seen, Inhumans is awful. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
2.5/4 18% CHIPS (2017) Shepard and Peña are both so likable and have such great chemistry that, if you go in not expecting much, you just might be pleasantly surprised. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong sets out to be a first-rate monster movie, and it succeeds. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 93% Logan (2017) Jackman, who first starred as Logan/Wolverine 17 years ago, turns in a great performance. He's clearly relishing the chance to play the character one last time in a project that's not just a good superhero movie, but a good movie, period. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/4 36% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is absolutely big. It's certainly dumb. But it's not much fun. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
50% Beaches (2017) Menzel has a spectacular voice. But ... she's not Bette Midler. And Beaches without Midler is just not the same thing. It's just not as good. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
1/4 31% Criminal (2016) What definitely doesn't redeem Criminal is when antisocial killer Jericho becomes the protector of Billy's widow (Gal Gadot) and daughter (Lara Decaro), which leads to a sappy ending that is predictable and ridiculous. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
92% Grease: Live! (2016) It wasn't perfect -- what stage show is? -- but it came off like, ahem, Greased Lightning. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 67% The Night Before (2015) The Night Before is a Christmas movie with heart. A wildly profane, drug-addled, hedonistic Christmas movie with a heart. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
99% Gloria (2014) You can't help but like Gloria. Her life isn't easy, but you don't feel sorry for her. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
No Score Yet It's more exhausting than entertaining, unfortunately. - Salt Lake Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012