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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 Zoe (2018) A beautifully acted, affecting drama that teases some questions society may need to answer sooner than we expect.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
No Score Yet Stockholm (2018) Stockholm...is far from the first movie to believably show a crime victim coming to sympathize with a criminal. But it's a funny and agile one...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
No Score Yet United Skates (2018) Makes you want to see if those old skates are still buried in the closet.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
86% Love, Gilda (2018) A fond and funny, if brief, biography.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
50% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) This would be an interesting subject to explore at length, with a host who didn't seem to be padding an opportunity for self-promotion with the trappings of science.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
67% Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free (2018) An involving portrait of a feminist trailblazer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
50% 4/20 Massacre (2018) It's boring enough while sober; only the heroic could stay focused on this film while high.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
No Score Yet Corbin Nash (2018) Put a stake in it, fast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
No Score Yet 44 Pages (2018) Overflowing with wholesome vibes yet not sappy, the film provokes warm feelings, even if its subject doesn't really demand feature-length treatment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
35% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Though less funny than the first, it will play well to those who are in the mood.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
No Score Yet Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018) Though its production is humble and its account full of images many won't want to see, the case represents crucial knowledge for Americans concerned with the boundaries of the First Amendment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
No Score Yet Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) Alert not just to shifts in the critical zeitgeist but to accompanying changes in social mores, the fascinating film speaks to the most sophisticated students of fine-art photography without alienating casual buffs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The movie not only fails to represent the peak of the young Blumhouse shingle's output, but gets silly in ways that we've seen on screen for decades.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
60% Flock of Four (2018) A deeply earnest attempt to reconcile an old question of race and heritage.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
No Score Yet 20 Weeks (2018) Attractive and capably acted but oddly airless, the drama is a downer without offering much reward for our time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
82% First Match (2018) Given a handful of fine performances, it's pretty easy to overlook the familiarity of the sports-drama beats to come.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
71% Acorn and the Firestorm (2018) A useful bit of history that arrives an election or two too late.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
44% The Miracle Season (2018) Godawful, even by the standards of sports dramas, where healthy doses of manipulation and hagiography are accepted as part of the inspirational formula.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
100% Personal Problems (2018) An accessible experiment made at the dawn of the video era.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
20% Birthmarked (2018) Never sells its premise and looks shoddy when compared to fictions that had a pretty obvious influence on it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
100% Thunder Road (2018) Driven by Cummings' transfixingly vulnerable performance, the movie not only justifies returning to the source: Shockingly, it does so without even using the device that seemed key to the short's success.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
No Score Yet The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) An enjoyable but hardly essential pop-culture exploration.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
No Score Yet Status Update (2018) As delete-worthy as its social media inspirations.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
No Score Yet The Road to Fame (2013) Less dramatic than some of its fictional predecessors but offering a novel perspective on the first generation born under the one-child policy, the doc will be of most value on small screens for those already curious about cultural change in China.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
100% Support the Girls (2018) An easygoing comedy that lives its politics instead of declaring them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
No Score Yet The Director and the Jedi (2018) Offering some genuinely poignant moments, the doc is worth fans' time ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
50% Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (2017) Exactly what you expect, but less funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
100% Summer in the Forest (2018) The movie's Edenic vision prioritizes long footage of group meals and daily routines over talk of funding or governmental policy, which will suit viewers wanting to vicariously experience a community where acceptance is the overriding principle.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
90% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) For those ready to view it on its own terms, its gentle focus on family and persistence should go down easy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
95% Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Can it really be true that an Elvis Presley doc as probing and thoughtful as Thom Zimny's Elvis Presley: The Searcher does not already exist?‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
50% What We Started (2018) Tells enough of the story to show today's legion of David Guetta fans where he and his peers came from.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
57% Ramen Heads (2018) A good-looking debut that's as obsessive as it sounds, Koki Shigeno's Ramen Heads celebrates those for whom Japan's famous dish is anything but a simple bowl of noodles and broth.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
43% Demon House (2018) A scary story, but not helped by fright-flick FX.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
67% You Can Choose Your Family (2018) Bailey and Lakin give [Gaffigan] next to nothing to work with, and the result flops where it should crackle.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet More Human Than Human (2018) A mixed bag that feels like sitting down to skim a year's worth of magazine think-pieces on this sprawling subject, the doc couches journalism in pop-culture awareness and will play best to casual viewers on cable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet Perfect (2018) While some will embrace the shards as a Shane Carruth-like brain-teaser, the movie is ultimately too reflective of its genetically-engineered subjects - soulless under an entrancing veneer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018) An engrossing doc portrait of the English cult star whose head was a watermelon-sized ball of papier-mache, Steve Sullivan's Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story lends an ear to those who knew the man beneath the mask.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet Family (2018) A self-improvement-through-childcare comedy exposing the hitherto unknown potential of the Insane Clown Posse to enable young girls' emotional growth ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet Boundaries (2018) A fantastic cast doing fine work can't make this feel-good hokum believable, and most viewers who walk away satisfied are those who'd happily watch any new Plummer vehicle, just to celebrate the actor's enduring vitality and charm.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Wild Nights with Emily (2018) However well or poorly it matches the truth of Dickinson's life, the film's vision of her long relationship with Susan is warmly funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet Write When You Get Work (2018) The movie is unprepared for the crime-flick beats it tries to hit, and if Jonny's plan is a head-scratcher, the multiple twists that follow are even tougher to accept.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
100% Keep the Change (2018) A modest but refreshing love story that takes its autistic protagonists on their own terms.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (2018) Quite enjoyable, but not essential for those who know Ali's story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet A Vigilante (2018) Putting a deliberately unromantic spin on its wish-fulfillment scenario, the film scratches a genre itch without using it as an excuse ... for vicarious sadism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) A Gotham-set charmer about the pleasures of wandering.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
100% TransMilitary (2018) An affecting and, despite present circumstances, hopeful doc.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet Agave: Spirit of a Nation (2018) Despite finding some engaging experts to follow around in the field, the doc digs less deeply than it could have, offering little on the education side and at times feeling slightly like a well-produced promo film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) A rollicking adventure through worlds both bleak and fantastic, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One makes big changes to the specifics and structure of Ernest Cline's best-selling novel but keeps the spirit and level-up thrills intact.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
78% Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) A character-driven take on today's battles over racism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
No Score Yet Relaxer (2018) The presumed message - get off the couch and live for yourselves, young Americans! - might be a little more persuasive if our onscreen stand-in were not so revolting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018