films seen
14/19
average score
2.92*
nationality
UK - 68 years old
status
R.I.P. (1944 - 2012)
more info

The most talented one of the two Scotts. His Hollywood fare is rather plain, but when given the proper artistic freedom Tony Scott is a force to be reckoned with. His oeuvre is rather polarizing, I clearly prefer the more experimental side.

The good stuff

Domino

2005 / 127m - USA
Action
Domino poster

Domino is loud, bold and in your face, but it's also fun and entertaining while staying clear from Hollywood's usual pitfalls.

Man on Fire

2004 / 146m - USA
Action, Thriller
Man on Fire poster

If you're looking for a traditional action flick or you're one of those people who loves to complain about the MTV aethetic of modern cinema, leave this film alone.

The Hunger

1983 / 97m - UK
Horror
The Hunger poster

A very nice surprise. Atmospheric, strange, a little experimental even. I've always wondered where Scott's crazy mid-00 period came from and now I know. Also props for the sound design, in combination with the editing it makes for a film that still feels quite modern and relevant, almost 30 years later.

Solid pieces

Unstoppable

2010 / 98m - USA
Action, Thriller
3.5*/5.0*
Unstoppable poster

Enemy of the State

1998 / 132m - USA
Action, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.5*/5.0*
Enemy of the State poster

The inoffensive

The Taking of Pelham 123

2009 / 106m - USA
Action, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
The Taking of Pelham 123 poster

Déjà Vu

2006 / 126m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Déjà Vu poster

Worthy but flawed

Spy Game

2001 / 126m - USA
Action, Thriller, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Spy Game poster

Crimson Tide

1995 / 116m - USA
Action, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Crimson Tide poster

The Last Boy Scout

1991 / 105m - USA
Action, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
The Last Boy Scout poster

Top Gun

1986 / 110m - USA
Action
2.5*/5.0*
Top Gun poster

Dubious filler

True Romance

1993 / 119m - USA
Action, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
True Romance poster

Days of Thunder

1990 / 107m - USA
Action, Sport
2.0*/5.0*
Days of Thunder poster

Beverly Hills Cop II

1987 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Action
2.0*/5.0*
Beverly Hills Cop II poster