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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
No Score Yet And the Winner Isn't (2017) Moore, who wears blue sunglasses through almost the whole film, comes across as a child of privilege who never got around to doing anything with the advantages life handed him.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
78% Beyond Skyline (2017) Strong on-a-budget FX help compensate for lousy writing in for-the-geeks programmer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
No Score Yet The Soul of Success: The Jack Canfield Story (2017) Soul of Success does little to capture the eureka moments Canfield evidently produces for his followers. Maybe the doc is worried about giving the goods away for free.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
86% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The film's main appeal is in watching familiar actors pretend to be ordinary kids grappling with their new selves.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
50% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) A lively tale bent on deepening our understanding of its sensationalism-ready subject.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet From the Ground Up (2017) Though it is overshadowed by many foodie and eco-themed docs before it, the film's tight focus may make it a hit with earth-loving athletes who need to convince teammates and family members they aren't crazy to give up meat.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
57% Naples '44 (2017) The doc delivers enough arresting Neapolitan moments that many viewers will consider tracking down the source material - still in print, nearly four decades after Lewis published it in 1978.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) (2017) Respectable period production values and some recognizable castmembers are no substitute for imagination in this flat crime flick, which steals freely from its predecessors but offers none of their guilty-pleasure thrills.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
No Score Yet What Happened in Vegas (2017) Effective despite some storytelling flaws, the documentary is nonetheless unlikely to draw too much attention on the national stage, with fresher outrages never hard to come by.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
No Score Yet Al Di Qua (2016) A solemn reminder of the humanity of those society chooses not to see.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
No Score Yet What Haunts Us (2017) An imperfect but moving argument that communities share blame for the abuse they fail to stop.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
No Score Yet Tormenting the Hen (2017) An allegory of sexual inequality in the guise of a relationship drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
20% Cook Off! (2017) Cook Off piles some better-than-this comedians into a culinary competition whose dishes look as unpalatable as the film itself.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
No Score Yet Atomic Homefront (2017) Its dedicated interviewees make the subject's seriousness undeniable, and with luck, their cause will attract attention as the film tours theatrically.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
100% Rebels on Pointe (2017) Friendly but matter-of-fact doc will play best with the troupe's existing fans.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
No Score Yet Pottersville (2017) A good-hearted but overly broad and underwhelming debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
82% Mayhem (2017) Though it's not particularly inventive, the film has a fine time pitting office-dwellers against each other.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) However mediocre the first film was, this sequel not only makes it seem charming by comparison but gives viewers the dubious gift of a full-on sappy Christmas movie two weeks before Thanksgiving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet Transformer (2017) Del Monte offers a warm portrait of a thoroughly winning subject.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
No Score Yet Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride! (2017) Underexploring its less sympathetic aspects in favor of a feel-good senior citizen narrative, the doc lacks the psychological depth and sensitivity of many other recent trans-oriented films.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
100% Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (2017) A brisk and upbeat introduction to the creator of decades' worth of eye-dazzling art.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
94% Gilbert (2017) A hilarious and surprisingly warm look at the real life behind the abrasive persona.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
38% 24 Hours to Live (2017) Hawke delivers a workmanlike performance, but can't redeem the third act's macho baloney ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Wait for Your Laugh (2017) Though this anecdote-stuffed doc leaves us wanting more of her songs-and-gags routine, it has just enough clips for us to wish she could return to the stage as well.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
100% Bad Match (2017) ... Match clearly only aspires to be a thriller with a surprise or two up its sleeve. On that front, it's adequate.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
No Score Yet Heal (2017) Glossy alt-medicine doc will play well with the already convinced, but isn't as persuasive as some similar efforts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
84% Brimstone & Glory (2017) Viktor Jakovleski's sometimes rapturous Brimstone & Glory takes us to Tultepec for two annual rituals that celebrate this livelihood, reveling in their spectacle and observing the days leading up to them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) Modest but funny, it makes a fine calling card for a performer deserving of bigger things.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Creep 2 (2017) Very effective follow-up offers more laughs and new kinds of awkwardness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
13% Geostorm (2017) Big, dumb and boring, it finds the co-writer of Independence Day hoping to start a directing career with the same playbook - but forgetting several rules of the game.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
No Score Yet Where's the Money (2017) Andrew "King Bach" Bachelor is amiable but hardly star material here, playing a young man whose hunt for buried treasure forces him to infiltrate a college fraternity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
6% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) In the end, the scariest thing about Boo 2! is the idea that A Madea Easter might be next.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
No Score Yet L'enfant secret (1982) A welcome opportunity for Garrel's most fervent fans, but not an entry point for newbies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
No Score Yet Revengeance (2017) An amusing hybrid venture that feels pretty thin at feature length.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
100% Beauty Mark (2017) Though its pile-up of poverty, humiliation and bitterness threatens to make it a miserablist moral crusade, the film finds forward momentum in its protagonist, who is not yet ready to be destroyed by what the world has saddled her with.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
54% Crash Pad (2017) A broadly appealing bad-behavior comedy relying on the winning chemistry of its two leads.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
90% The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Though slow to get rolling, it eventually builds into a worthy showcase for Pullman, who himself has too rarely stepped out of support roles.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
58% M.F.A. (2017) Less a pulse-pounding thriller than a conversation starter about injustice and vigilantism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
No Score Yet B&B (2018) The pic works well within its modest means, wringing life-or-death drama out of, basically, a debate over the accuracy of one man's gaydar.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
100% Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017) Inverts the usual eco-doc formula, spending only enough time on problems to establish their importance, then traveling around the world to prove how satisfying the solutions can be.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
No Score Yet Architects Of Denial (2017) Architects of Denial has done, in some ways, the very thing it is rightly angry at others for doing: It has opened the door to doubt.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
No Score Yet Dementia 13 (2017) Dementia 13 proves to be not nearly demented enough.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
100% The Islands and the Whales (2017) An enveloping look at a community whose centuries-old way of life may be ending.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
No Score Yet I Kill Giants (2017) A sensitive and attractive, if not wholly convincing, pairing of fantasy with real-life turmoil.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
No Score Yet Trouble No More (2017) Shannon's contemplative but engaged performance is a good companion to 1980 Dylan, who in these concerts is far from standoffish.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
100% The Legend Of 420 (2017) A boosterish tone makes the doc feel like a sneaky infomercial or a Denver Visitors' Bureau film. But maybe anybody who thinks that just needs to lighten up and take a hit.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet Without a Net (2017) An earnest film whose arguments are best suited to the small screen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
100% AlphaGo (2017) An involving sports-rivalry doc with an AI twist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
74% No Stone Unturned (2017) Though we care for those who lost loved ones, and root for them as they pursue a decades-long hunt for the killers, No Stone Unturned plays like a very well made piece of true-crime television.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
26% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) Justin Long, whose career was built on mild likeability, suffers for that mildness here, in a film that flounders right along with him.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017