John Gholson

John Gholson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

John Gholson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinematical, Movies.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
41% Lovely Molly (2012) "This is easily Sanchez's best work as a director since The Blair Witch Project. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
55% V/H/S (2012) "The shorts taken on their own might be perfectly acceptable found-footage episodes, but digested as a whole film, packaged together, it becomes a difficult thing to watch. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
62% Sinister (2012) "A hair-raising descent into terror that evokes the spirit of horror classics like Changeling or The Amityville Horror. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Mar 12, 2012
17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) "There's no reason in 2012 for a high-profile studio film under the Marvel banner to feel like a low-rent direct-to-video sequel. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 20, 2012
0% Transylmania (2009) "This is dinosaur stuff. A rubber chicken and a squirting flower would've really capped things off. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
68% Shutter Island (2010) "Story quibbling aside, Shutter Island is high on atmosphere, in large part due to the visuals, and the collaboration between Scorsese and (Cinematographer) Robert Richardson actually feels like the two men having a blast with their craft. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) "Were they always this boring? " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
12% The Spy Next Door (2010) "If the lazy filmmakers don't care enough about their movie to offer at least one single original idea, then you shouldn't care enough to go see it. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
40% 44 Inch Chest (2010) "A deliberately stagy rumination on the price of revenge. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
34% The Wolfman (2010) "It truly is a modern spin on a classic, in almost all of the worst ways. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
71% The Crazies (2010) "Don't be afraid of the horror remake stigma here; be afraid of The Crazies' constant, electric hum of dread. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
80% Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009) "A grimy slice of low-budget depravity that's as entertaining as it is completely ridiculous. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
71% The People vs. George Lucas (2011) "For disillusioned fans like myself, it's a unnecessary reminder of the things you hate about a thing you used to love. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
89% Life 2.0 (2011) "Life 2.0 cuts deep into its subject of with laser precision, getting right to the emotional heart of the matter, exploring a problem no one had to deal with even ten years ago, in a fascinating and very human way. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) "If you're a parent who's been forced to sit through a barren desert of painfully unfunny family comedies, Diary will feel like an oasis. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
86% Mars (2010) "It's mumblecore in space, and If that sounds like your thing, then Mars can be a rewarding experience. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
20% The Last Song (2010) "It's an entire season's worth of a teen soap opera crammed into a feature film. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
18% The Back-up Plan (2010) "Yes, you will get to see Lopez eat chili with her bare hands, but that's only half as disgusting as a close-up on a pregnancy test sinking into a pile of fresh dog vomit. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
43% Robin Hood (2010) "Ridley Scott brings his usual keen cinematic eye and pain-staking attention to period detail to Robin Hood, bringing an uninspired script to life without a grander purpose than to just exist as a typical Summer movie. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
52% Knight & Day (2010) "It's a calculated, artificial formula for box office success barely disguised as a story. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
No Score Yet Final Flesh (2009) "Chatman is a skilled surrealist, juxtaposing images and thoughts to create a comedy nightmare that manages to feel familiar, even through all of its absurdity. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) "And, dare I say it, Cats & Dogs: TROKG is a well-made parody film, sinking its canines into spy genre cliches with gleeful abandon, in a way that its predecessor never quite did. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
55% Flipped (2010) "Has my heart grown so cold and battle-scarred that I can't allow myself to be completely won over by Flipped, or is Flipped such a load of flavorless mush that there's not enough charm for me to embrace? " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
5% Vampires Suck (2010) "There are few things worse than watching a comedy flatline for over an hour, tossing its "funny parts" into a vacuum of uncomfortable silence. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
72% The Last Exorcism (2010) "Its mature focus on characterization really sets the film apart. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
29% The Virginity Hit (2010) "The tricky chemistry of a likable, funny ensemble cast is the biggest thing The Virginity Hit has going for it. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
75% Primal (2011) " As monster movies go, 'Primal' ends up being worthwhile through its own simplicity. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
33% Kidnapped (2011) "If you need to challenge your personal threshold for watching realistic human suffering, then look no further than this nihilistic Spanish home invasion thriller. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
75% Heartless (2010) "While ambitious, 'Heartless' derails in a big way, stacking the deck with weird moments intended to give it some kind of cult status, without considering that films specifically designed to be "cult" are rarely the ones that actually are. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
34% I Spit On Your Grave (2010) "It's intentionally, efficiently ugly, through and through. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
39% The Eagle (2011) "'The Eagle' will likely find a future life on the video shelves of high school history teachers looking for a semi-educational way to kill a couple of days worth of classes. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
34% Hall Pass (2011) "Have the Farrellys lost their touch? Once adept at crafting trashy, lowbrow gags way too funny to be ignored, they seem totally tin-eared with 'Hall Pass.' " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
80% Becoming Santa (2011) "It's charming, informative, and, best of all, really funny. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
41% The Catechism Cataclysm (2011) "It's a very dumb comedy made by very smart folks. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
48% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011) "The pre-teen cast seems rudderless, without an interested hand guiding them into worthwhile comedic performances. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
27% Your Highness (2011) "If Green wanted to make an awesome fantasy film, he should have, and if he wanted to make a great stoner comedy, well, he already did once. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Feb 9, 2012
23% The Day (2012) "The Day's cannibalization of other, better films is its downfall; there's just not enough unique material here to nourish. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 6, 2012
66% The Woman in Black (2012) "There's an air of importance and class hard at work to elevate all of the spooky nonsense into something memorable. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 6, 2012
35% The Thing (2011) "It does nothing better than John Carpenter's version, but it borrows and steals enough of the stuff that works from his film to carry it to some level of lowest-common-denominator entertainment. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
91% Fake It So Real (2012) "You certainly don't have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy its charms; the appeal comes from exploring what's essentially a very strange, very dangerous hobby. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
67% Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) "Pearl Jam Twenty may not create new fans, but for existing fans, it's an exceptional musical experience. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
77% A Lonely Place to Die (2012) "It's simply too good to label it a misfire, but the film starts from the gate with such a confident, breathless level of suspense that it's a shame that it can't be maintained. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) "It's not just graphic; it's contemptuous. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
88% Livide (Livid) "No one faults a spook house for lacking a strong narrative -- we want chills and thrills and an excess of horror imagery that borders on gaudy. In that way, Livid completely delivers. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
79% The Innkeepers (2012) "As a ghost story, The Innkeepers isn't chock full of scares, but the few that it has are strong ones. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 2, 2012
80% The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011) "The limitations of a low budget and the relative inexperience.of the cast and crew don't mean much when they've crafted something this emotionally authentic. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Jul 20, 2011
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