John DeFore

John DeFore

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

John DeFore's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Hollywood Reporter, Slate

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "Joining some other recent histories about black Americans fighting powers that are too rarely held accountable to them, the film continues a discussion whose present-day relevance is painfully, increasingly obvious. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 31, 2015
100% The Duplass Brothers - Manson Family Vacation "Funny and modestly charming. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2015
100% Brand: A Second Coming "A thoroughly entertaining doc that serves also as a primer on Brand's shockingly successful comedy career and an introduction to his singular personality. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 21, 2015
78% Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014) "A highly enjoyable look at a career spent duping the art world. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 20, 2015
50% 6 Years (2015) "A melodrama benefitting from excellent performances but suffering from a too-obvious script. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 18, 2015
84% The Mend (2015) "A convincing and refreshingly indirect examination of handed-down emotional flaws. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
57% Mateo (2015) "A hazy portrait of an odd character whose backstory offers multiple attention-getting hooks. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
85% Guidance (2015) "An enjoyable entry into the swelling ranks of corrupt-the-youth comedies. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
65% Digging For Fire (2015) "More lightweight than its ample talk of weighty subjects suggests, the film is nevertheless enjoyable and may reach Swanberg's widest audience yet. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
No Score Yet Bonobos (2015) "Beni's story -- a scripted narrative inspired by real events -- proves quite engaging. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 10, 2015
90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "It does for the most part fulfill its mission, breathing life into the origin story of a group whose influence is still being felt. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 31, 2015
76% Five Star (2015) "Keith Miller's Five Star makes its nonactors look like trained thesps and (in a good way) vice versa. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 27, 2015
15% Big Significant Things (2015) "A good-looking debut offering more atmosphere than action. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2015
53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "Chipper and fun if occasionally superficial, the doc finds its subject too large to address in a way that satisfies the most curious outsider or devoted fan. Everyone else will have a good time, though. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 17, 2015
20% Jellyfish Eyes (2015) "Though it may amuse hardcore devotees of kaiju film on video, the film hardly threatens to make Murakami the next Julian Schnabel. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 15, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer has never had anything like a leading film role, but self-revealing stand-up and a TV series have limbered her up for the job. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 15, 2015
50% Boulevard (2015) "Tender but unsentimental. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2015
83% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "Offbeat in the ways one expects and hopes for in a Blank film. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2015
19% 7 Minutes (2015) "Featuring intricate, non-linear storytelling and an uncommon emotional pungency, 7 Minutes is a taut, tightly controlled exercise that should spell bigger and better things for its tyro director/screenwriter. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 22, 2015
75% Big Game (2015) "Often hilarious and even a tiny bit moving. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 22, 2015
30% Soaked In Bleach (2015) "By the time Wecht declares that this is a death that simply has to be reinvestigated, even a viewer with no special attachment to Cobain's legacy is likely to agree. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 12, 2015
86% The Wolfpack (2015) "Scratching the surface of a story one suspects is a good deal thornier than what's explicitly shown here, Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack introduces a gang of siblings who have been raised in near-complete isolation in downtown Manhattan. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Mann, shaggy and insecure and unhandsome enough to get away with it when he complains of having an animal's face, makes an excellent Everyguy here, and his funniness is unforced. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2015
82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "As it progresses, watching Mike raise children, move off to Scotland, and grow less involved in planning satirical performance art, the film presupposes a bit more interest in the pair's friendship and personal lives than many viewers will have. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2015
93% An Open Secret (2015) "A sober look at accusations that lend themselves to sensationalism. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2015
17% Wild Horses (2015) "The theatrical performances don't come close to matching Duvall's 1997 directing breakthrough The Apostle. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2015
70% The Nightmare (2015) "Neither as frightening as a good horror flick nor as enlightening as a straight documentary. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2015
81% Results (2015) "A perfectly chosen cast sells this unhurried comedy, which flows unconventionally but is still, by a long stretch, the most mainstream-friendly picture Bujalski has made. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 26, 2015
86% (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) "Like a TED talk augmented by scads of testimonials from ordinary folks who've been caught in the act, Yael Melamede's doc is more lively than one might expect. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 26, 2015
67% Seeds Of Time (2015) "[An] accessible and handsome film. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2015
91% Slow West (2015) "A wholly enjoyable buddy Western punctuated by occasional shocks of black humor. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
62% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "Digging around in the crannies of his highly unusual home but never becoming intrusive, the doc feels like it was made by a friend, in a good way. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
77% Time Lapse (2015) "Bradley King's Time Lapse turns run-of-the-mill roommate friction into a heated mystery with the aid of a machine that takes snapshots of the near future. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
82% Our Man in Tehran (2015) "This polished, comprehensive-feeling film makes clear how much of the work was done by our neighbors to the north. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "Lovely at times but something of a bore as a whole, the film's wisdom is too adult for kids and its story too simple for grown-ups. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 8, 2015
41% Preggoland (2015) "[It's] constructed exactly like a middlebrow studio comedy but lacking the directorial verve that might make it play like one. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 30, 2015
89% In Country (2015) "The world of In Country may sound like a joke to outsiders, and may well be a misguided hobby for some of its subjects. But the film suggests we'd make a big mistake to write it all off as foolish fantasy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
71% Welcome to Me (2015) "Funny, dark, and riding a very fine line in its depiction of mental illness, it may be the best thing we could hope would emerge from the side of Wiig that gave us Gilly. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
No Score Yet The Wannabe "Few films are better titled than The Wannabe, a portrait of a Bronx kid who would have done anything to be part of the mob world he knew from the movies. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
54% Maggie (2015) "A terminal-illness family drama in which the ailment happens to be zombieism, Henry Hobson's Maggie does the genre mashup thing without an ounce of tongue-in-cheek attitude. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 23, 2015
44% Adult Beginners (2015) "Likable but slight. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 20, 2015
49% Live From New York! (2015) "An enjoyable but unenlightening encomium. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 17, 2015
100% Butterfly Girl (2015) "Despite the obvious sadness at its heart, the doc benefits from an unforced optimism. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 16, 2015
75% Alex of Venice (2015) "As she flails through a few dubious choices, the character may be on the kind of self-discovery path we've seen in countless other films; but Winstead makes the outcome seem far from preordained. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 16, 2015
45% True Story (2015) "True Story is involving but surprisingly calm, going for stretches without seeming to care whether what he's reporting is an exposé or a cover-up. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2015
60% Unfriended (2015) "In the end one would rather be back at one's own computer, tending to the tedious details of digital life, than watching this clique get pinged to death. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2015
71% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) "[Jason Schwartzman] smarms his way through Bob Byington's very funny 7 Chinese Brothers as if the pic had been drawn up especially for him. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 10, 2015
81% Dior and I (2015) "Frederic Tcheng's Dior and I is a fashion doc with both a sense of history and a feel for the energy of a work in progress. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 26, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "It already seems more dated than Trading Places - not to mention less savvy about all the subjects it pretends to be addressing while it tries to make us laugh. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 25, 2015
90% Turbo Kid (2015) "A pitch-perfect pastiche that never mocks its inspirations, the picture is silly fun to warm the hearts of aging fanboys and delight hipsters who weren't yet born the first time Mel Gibson donned Max's leathers. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 24, 2015
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