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John DeFore

John DeFore

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% 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
88% Killing Them Safely (Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle) (2015) "An important account of shifts in policing tactics and the problematic interaction between law enforcement and private companies. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 23, 2015
86% Stink! (2015) "Though Whelan's debut filmmaking effort wears some of its homemade characteristics proudly, it wrangles more than enough credible interviewees to make its points. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 23, 2015
No Score Yet Doglegs "[Doglegs] raises plenty of unanswered questions but refuses to force its subjects into tidy boxes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 22, 2015
81% Man Up (2015) "Both actors stay sharp through some pretty degrading moments, and if Palmer and screenwriter Tess Morris are bent on serious button-pushing in the closing scenes, at least they garnish it with playfulness and wit. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 19, 2015
94% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "A doc by Lisa Immordino Vreeland so stuffed with connections and allusions to fabled eras it's hard to imagine any modern art lover being bored. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2015
100% Democrats (2015) "Both accessible to those with little background on the subject and privileged enough to be of value to students of the country's history. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2015
80% He Never Died (2015) "While He Never Died is hardly a comedy -- it's bloody and reflective, with a gloomy side that sometimes threatens to sink it -- these wry moments are central to its appeal. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2015
65% The Night Before (2015) "A scattered but often hilarious stocking-stuffer. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2015
82% Very Semi-Serious (2015) "Buzzing attentively but not exclusively around cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, director Leah Wolchok strikes a pleasing balance between office minutiae and comic greatest hits. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 16, 2015
No Score Yet Codegirl "However polished the doc's tech and score, it simply doesn't find drama in this familiar template. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 16, 2015
100% Song Of Lahore (2015) "Likeable if not especially vibrant. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 11, 2015
No Score Yet Imminent Threat "This crudely crafted film will be one of the least effective voices. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 29, 2015
89% The Price We Pay (2015) "In its account of the many ways corporations shield their dough, the film lacks specifics that would be useful to many viewers. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 27, 2015
84% Entertainment (2015) "Despite its apparently sincere identification with its protagonist, Entertainment feels like a sick joke. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 26, 2015
88% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) "A fairly specialized picture in a sea of Holocaust material, Legacy is novel and professionally made enough... [and] it also offers psychological insights of interest to those who have no interest in another WWII-related doc. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 22, 2015
No Score Yet No Land's Song "Ayat Najafi's No Land's Song stands out among other recent fest-circuit films about attempts to revive forgotten or suppressed music. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2015
89% Experimenter (2015) "A biopic that feels more like a ride-along on an exploration of human nature. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2015
100% Meadowland (2015) "The directorial debut of cinematographer Reed Morano, it is tightly in sync with protagonists who find it impossible to move on despite distractions that might be catalytic in other films. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2015
No Score Yet Circle "The movie keeps suspense alive, as we try to guess how this all will play out -- building to a final tableau that, silently, says nearly as much about human nature as does all the talk leading up to it. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 8, 2015
71% Into The Forest "Beautiful and sensitive to character but gripping when it needs to be. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2015
91% In My Father's House (2015) "The result is a film whose exploration of responsibility and addiction will interest viewers who've never heard of Smith. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2015
32% Knock Knock (2015) "A film that flirts and flirts with explanations for its action without ever delivering. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2015
89% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "A surprising level of gravitas marks this picture as one that isn't content with a B-movie base hit. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 5, 2015
No Score Yet Tumbledown (2013) "A young widow must decide if it's time to stop grieving in Tumbledown, a sweet and gently comic tale set in small-town Maine. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 1, 2015
92% The Creeping Garden (2015) "An out-of-left-field nerdy delight. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 30, 2015
89% (T)ERROR (2015) "That's a fairly delicious scenario, but even so, the film never really catches fire " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 30, 2015
85% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "If the narrative proceeds at a relatively by-the-numbers pace, with few revelations and considerably less excitement than attended a memoir Hunter penned with Eddie Muller a decade ago, it at least has a heartwarming finale. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Energetic, laugh-stuffed and very colorful. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 22, 2015
14% The Reflektor Tapes (2015) "Devotees of the group will embrace it on video and perhaps in special-event-style theatrical bookings, but those with a casual interest will tire of it quickly. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 22, 2015
53% Ashby (2015) "A winning film about reconciling one's self-image with reality. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 22, 2015
100% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made "Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen get a lot of mileage out of its audacity. Their documentary is modest and sometimes clumsy, as if made with the expectation that only the geek community would ever want to watch it. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) "A powerful and important film about policing tactics that have crept into everyday use with little scrutiny, Peace Officer makes its case effectively enough to move even the staunchest law-and-order civilians. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
25% Hellions (2015) "Bruce McDonald's latest is a genre-freak-only affair that even at 81 minutes feels like a joke that takes much too long reaching its punch line. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
100% Eye In The Sky (2016) "While this performance gives the drama psychological weight, efforts of those on the ground to get the girl out of harm's way introduce very satisfying action elements. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "The doc merits seeing it on its terms and should generate plenty of buzz in this Apple-obsessed world, but word-of-mouth may not be kind. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2015
26% Dirty Weekend (2015) "Moviegoers may expect something sexier than what they get here, but Neil LaBute's focus on just-talk between Broderick and co-star Alice Eve, funny but never uproarious, provides its own modest rewards. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2015
67% Break Point (2015) "Easygoing and always likeable but hardly packed with laughs. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2015
92% 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
71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "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
56% 6 Years (2015) "A melodrama benefitting from excellent performances but suffering from a too-obvious script. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 18, 2015
78% 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
87% Guidance (2015) "An enjoyable entry into the swelling ranks of corrupt-the-youth comedies. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
64% 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
89% 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
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