John DeFore

John DeFore

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Live From New York! "An enjoyable but unenlightening encomium. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 17, 2015
No Score Yet Butterfly Girl (2015) "Despite the obvious sadness at its heart, the doc benefits from an unforced optimism. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 16, 2015
78% 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
49% 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
65% 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
86% 7 Chinese Brothers "[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
83% 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
100% Turbo Kid "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
22% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "Of interest to Police fans but hardly a rock-doc for the ages. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
82% Furious 7 (2015) "Stupendously stupid and stupidly diverting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2015
100% Spy (2015) "Melissa McCarthy comes into her own as a comic star in Spy, stepping out from recent supporting- and co-headlining roles to become the big screen A-lister she promised to be in 2011's Bridesmaids. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 15, 2015
100% Sunshine Superman (2015) "An irrepressible pioneer of BASE jumping contributes greatly to his own encomium in Sunshine Superman, Marah Strauch's very fine look at the legacy of Carl Boenish. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 11, 2015
9% The Cobbler (2015) "Likeable but ordinary. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
23% October Gale (2015) "A film that starts off as a quiet exploration of grief but soon becomes a trapped-in-your-home thriller. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2015
78% Farewell to Hollywood (2015) "California teenager Regina Nicholson leaves an affecting cinematic testament in Farewell to Hollywood, which she worked on with documentarian Henry Corra during the last two years of her life. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
84% Wild Canaries (2015) "Despite an appealing cast, though, neither comedy nor suspense really takes flight until very near the end, largely due to a script that isn't equal to the filmmakers' enthusiasm. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "A flop-sweaty cash grab that gives a bad name to sequels in which key talent has jumped ship, Steve Pink's Hot Tub Time Machine 2 leaps forward rather than backward in time and sort of makes one wish the world had ended while it was en route. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 19, 2015
6% Accidental Love (2015) "Big, broad political satire is hard to pull off in the best of cases. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "Other Man reminds us how much there is to marvel at in the country's transition from minority white to black rule. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 10, 2015
100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) "Long-in-coming doc offers an intensely personal look behind the headlines. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2015
62% 5 to 7 (2015) "Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way despite a hitch designed to give some contemporary American idealists pause... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2015
67% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) "Smart, sensitive, and accessible to both young and middle-aged viewers " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
35% Project Almanac (2015) "Along the way Almanac is forced to cheat so much with its ostensibly self-shot material that one has to ask why the format was chosen. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2015
96% 1971 (2015) "An important addition to the filmography of dissent-oriented political docs. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) "A movie that handles race, class and militarism with a light touch, Sean Mullin's Sam & Amira is at bottom a romance whose protagonists don't quite fit in the worlds that raised them. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2015
22% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) "Lynskey's performance is sympathetic, but the movie doesn't fully convince us in its dramatization of her responses to Quinn's large and small blunders. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2015
75% Match (2015) "While it offers some provocative moral quandaries, it serves mostly as a showcase for Patrick Stewart, playing a Juilliard dance teacher whose past has come back to haunt him. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2015
52% Little Accidents (2015) "A small-town tragedy leads to moral crises on all sides in Sara Colangelo's Little Accidents, a sober drama that makes class central to the story without ever sounding like it has an agenda. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2015
94% The Search For General Tso (2015) "Ian Cheney's The Search for General Tso is as much an immigration history as a culinary one, observing how a people who were demonized as low-wage laborers found entrepreneurial success in small and large towns across the country. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 29, 2014
30% Loitering With Intent (2015) "Ensemble comedy benefits hugely from the presence of Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 22, 2014
81% Love & Mercy (2015) "A deeply satisfying pop biopic whose subject's bifurcated creative life lends itself to an unconventional structure. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 12, 2014
60% Goodbye to All That (2014) "A surprisingly sexy tale of emotional rebuilding. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 8, 2014
75% Little Feet (2014) "Heartfelt black-and-white production charms without growing syrupy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 4, 2014
88% Remote Area Medical (2014) "Finding that the kind of huge medical-aid missions American charities send overseas are just as necessary within our borders, Remote Area Medical illuminates health-care ironies without preaching about them. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 24, 2014
90% Metalhead (2015) "Sincere and well acted. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 20, 2014
88% Happy Valley (2014) "Less an investigation into or comprehensive summary of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal than a look at the feelings it elicited, Amir Bar-Lev's Happy Valley is more concerned with the phenomenon of team spirit than any single question of fact. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 20, 2014
85% The Mule (2014) "While the film suffers from its own occasional sluggishness, it picks up as the lawmen watching our hero grow as strained as he is. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2014
64% Late Phases (2014) "Less ambitious but more satisfyingly resolved than Bogliano's last effort, Here Comes the Devil, Late Phases is a reminder of how much monster movies rely on what happens when the monster's not on screen. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2014
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) "An amiable but wholly unnecessary movie that plays like a feature-length version of those reels one watches while eating rubbery chicken at a banquet honoring a much-loved artist. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2014
33% Open Windows (2014) "The gimmick plays well from a technical standpoint, but the story requires a suspension of disbelief that only genre diehards are likely to give. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 3, 2014
94% The Heart Machine (2014) "A thoughtful, emotionally tricky debut benefitting from two strong lead performances. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 28, 2014
67% Bitter Honey (2014) "Intelligently assembled by Lemelson, a UCLA anthropologist, it addresses a Westerner's concerns without condescending to its subjects. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 23, 2014
90% The Great Invisible (2014) "A powerful documentary that reminds those of us who've moved on to other worries that [the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill] is far from finished. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2014
74% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "An affecting drama made more poignant by honest-feeling autobiographical elements, Erik Poppe's A Thousand Times Goodnight examines the choice between family and career when that career represents work of real social importance. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2014
56% Suburban Gothic (2015) "The movie plays quite well for a while but begins to run out of steam in its second half. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2014
63% Rudderless (2014) "A sober but not at all humorless film in which sentimentality is viewed as suspect, something to be indulged, if at all, in secrecy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 10, 2014
0% Kite (2014) "Bloodthirsty young women are no longer novel enough that this watered-down revenger can expect us to pay attention without bringing something new to the table. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2014
76% Harmontown (2014) "The result will play very well with the cult of fans who've improbably kept Community alive. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/4 71% Memphis (2014) "Even those who find it a bore will agree it's a pleasure to look at, and not only because Beal cleans up nicely as a suit-wearing slacker in a snappy chapeaux. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2014
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