Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw

Film critic for Salt Lake City Weekly since 2000.

Favorite films

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jaws
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Recent activity

  • Dos estaciones

  • The King's Daughter

  • Babysitter

  • You Won't Be Alone

Recent reviews

  • Shattered



    It’s a tricky bargain you engage in when you hire one great actor to be in your otherwise dumb and forgettable movie. On the one hand, at least there’s something critics can praise if you want a DVD pull-quote; on the other hand, that actor can make everything else look sooooo bad. Soon-to-be-divorced tech millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan), now living alone in an isolated mountain mansion, meets a beautiful young woman named Sky (Lilly Krug), whose encounter with Chris may…

  • Belle



    Salt Lake City Weekly feature review here.

Popular reviews

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King


    What if this Lion King had come first? It’s an interesting thought experiment, sort of a second-cousin to the idea that drives the current theatrical feature Yesterday: What if we woke up in a world where Disney had never released a hand-drawn animated film called The Lion King in 1994, and this story were appearing now for the first time, in the age of photorealistic CGI recreations of real-world animals? If there’s anything wrong with it—and by extension, with Disney’s…

  • Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

    Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension


    How was it not insanely over-talked-about that Marvel's The Avengers had pretty much the identical climax as a Disney Channel movie?