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John DeFore

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% Black Rose (2017) Nevsky is also the pic's director and came up with the plot, evidently hoping to follow in the footsteps of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, et al. Judging from this effort, he hasn't got a chance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
22% The Circle (2017) Certain plot points might seem far-fetched, but only until you think of similar things that have already happened, similar liberties that have been happily surrendered by users of popular networks.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet The Boy Downstairs (2016) An assured, laid-back debut and a good next move for Zosia Mamet.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
No Score Yet Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
86% The Trip to Spain (2017) Diminishing returns, but funny and lovely to look at.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
No Score Yet House of Z (2017) An enjoyable doc overflowing with stunning pieces of clothing, both on models and on its star.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
No Score Yet The Secret Life Of Lance Letscher (2017) Adair, best known as Richard Linklater's go-to editor (and a co-producer on Boyhood) makes a confident debut as director here, offering a doc with appeal even for art lovers who don't yet know this regionally celebrated collagist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
0% Aardvark (2017) As the story develops, the film seems more wishy-washy than pointedly ambiguous.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
No Score Yet Get Me Roger Stone (2017) A lively look at a character who doesn't mind if you think he's destroying America.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
100% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) I Am Heath Ledger offers intimacy but little sense of discovery.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
75% LA 92 (2017) Thanks in part to excellent editing and a subtly gripping score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, the doc never lags during its nearly two-hour running time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) Really, seeing these likable oldsters talk at length is just about the entire point of this picture.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
60% The Outcasts (2017) Amiable but underwhelming.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
No Score Yet The Eyes (2017) A sometimes laughable game-of-death drama that has been beaten to the punch by many other (much better) similar flicks, it is likely to vanish unseen, despite the pull of some established names in its cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
No Score Yet Blue Gold: American Jeans (2014) An aesthetically uninspired but informative primer on the path this wardrobe staple has taken from the Old West to haute couture.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Fate delivers exactly what fans have come to expect, for better and for worse, and it would be a shock to see it disappoint producers at the box office.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
74% The Void (2017) One of the more action-packed features to come from the current crop of John Carpenter-inspired filmmakers, The Void finds collaborators Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski going much further than many of their peers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
10% Despite The Falling Snow (2017) Respectably put together but inert ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
100% Alive and Kicking (2017) Though its cinematography is nothing to write home about, the action Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing, one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
88% Obit (2017) Engaging and lively.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
No Score Yet Infinity Baby (2017) Looks like a holding pattern in a career that often threatens to attract attention beyond the festival circuit but hasn't yet managed to do so.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
No Score Yet Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals (Pornocratie, les nouvelles multinationales du sexe) (2017) [An] informative but overserious documentary, which will find an audience on video but (in more ways than one) is less revealing than expected.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
68% Life (2017) Insatiable genre fans who do buy a ticket will likely send lukewarm responses back to the wait-and-see crowd.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
49% The Belko Experiment (2017) Vicious, mostly satisfying action.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
No Score Yet Small Town Crime (2017) A satisfying, stale-beer crime flick ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
92% Win It All (2017) The most convincing of the three features Joe Swanberg has made with star and co-writer Jake Johnson (each of which has represented a highlight in his filmography) ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
57% They Call Me Jeeg (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot) (2017) Comfortable with sleaze but a far cry from being Italy's answer to Deadpool, the pic isn't funny or daring enough to make much of an entry into a spandex-saturated American market.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
81% God Knows Where I Am (2017) At its heart, it remains a quiet elegy for a woman who needn't have died so soon, or so alone.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
76% Atomic Blonde (2017) As enjoyable as Atomic Blonde can be at times, its main utility may be its demonstration that Theron deserves better than this.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Baby Driver (2017) A sweet and speed-crazed crime film you can dance to.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
No Score Yet Canners (2017) An always-engaging look at a rarely explored piece of urban street life.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
88% My Scientology Movie (2017) New look at well-charted territory adds just enough to justify its existence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
90% The Freedom to Marry (2017) A straightforward encomium for a leading champion of gay rights.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
45% Song to Song (2017) Suffice to say that Song to Song is not designed to win back onetime admirers who felt Malick's To the Wonder and Knight of Cups drowned in their own navels.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
No Score Yet Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens (2017) This modest but enjoyable doc could be an eye-opener for viewers who are befuddled by current debates over sexual expression ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) Represents a missed opportunity, given the talents of this charismatic and game cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
100% Burden (2017) Even for viewers who know much more about Burden than that thing with the rifle, it's almost certain to trigger a hunger for more.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
67% The Age of Consequences (2017) None of these topics have escaped the notice of journalists covering the climate-change beat in recent years. But Scott packages these concerns and others in a smart way, and includes the occasional bit of eye-opening history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation (2017) A likeable enough group, in which the expected contenders (why hello there, Pixar) sit alongside unknowns whose styles are just varied enough to avoid monotony.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (2017) A varied and satisfying lineup with an emphasis on culture clashes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) A concluding installment is already en route; expect diminishing returns every Valentine's Day.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
40% The Trouble with Terkel (2017) Amateurish on many levels and at some point seeming to have been made up on the spot (which would be quite a feat for animation) ... a strong contender for the year's worst film, and not in a fun way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
20% 1 Night (One Night) (2017) The writing/directing debut of Minhal Baig enlists experienced actors but has little idea what to do with them, making a hash of its intended meditation on the compromises required by long-term relationships.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
56% Wheeler (2017) In piecing these elements into a narrative, Dorff and co-screenwriter Ross forgot that satisfying stories tend to place some disappointment and conflict between their heroes and success.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
90% Walking Out (2017) Josh Wiggins makes an excellent and restrained stand-in for moviegoers who, more than likely, will have no idea what they'd do in his shoes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
75% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) (2017) A crowd-friendly immigrant's tale painted with a thick coat of '70s nostalgia.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
6% Rings (2017) Unlikely to fire up the faithful and almost sure not to attract new fans to this J-horror-derived property.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
50% Kung-Fu Yoga (2017) Kung-Fu Yoga scratches fans' itch for no-nonsense, no-pretense Chan fare - in which he isn't second-banana to a Western star, or married to a director who thinks VFX are required to make Chan's stunts more impressive.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
64% Bitch (2017) Unsatisfying in the pulpy sense suggested by its Midnight-section booking at Sundance, the pic's presumed political agenda never crystallizes sufficiently ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
0% Eloise (2017) A deeply unpromising debut horror flick by visual-effects veteran Robert Legato.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017