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% 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
20% 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
73% Big Game (2015) "Often hilarious and even a tiny bit moving. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 22, 2015
22% 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
83% 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 & Earl & 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
81% 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
55% 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
81% 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
60% 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
70% 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
51% 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
48% Live From New York! (2015) "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
74% 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
48% 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
61% 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 (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
89% 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
31% 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
81% Furious 7 (2015) "Stupendously stupid and stupidly diverting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2015
95% 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
89% 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
11% The Cobbler (2015) "Likeable but ordinary. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
22% 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
7% 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
67% 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
34% 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
97% 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
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