For 77 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Calhoun's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Blue Is the Warmest Color
Lowest review score: 20 Only God Forgives
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 77
  2. Negative: 1 out of 77
77 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Calhoun
    If you’ve never been to a burlesque show, now you know what you’re missing. The dedication and warmth of the performers are infectious.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Calhoun
    What stops David Cronenberg’s grotesque noir Maps to the Stars, written by LA insider Bruce Wagner, from feeling tired is that it’s deliciously odd.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Calhoun
    '71
    Demange is a strong storyteller and masks the script’s tendency to nod to every opinion and social division by offering a masterclass in tension as soon as his dramatic bomb starts ticking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Calhoun
    It’s a film that moves to the convincing rhythm of real life.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Calhoun
    There are times when it feels underpowered or unfocused... but this is an intelligent, sensitive debut.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    Grace of Monaco could have been a camp delight, but it feels too much like a stodgy, outdated television movie to work even as kitsch.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    [A] baggy revenge thriller consisting of short violent set pieces interspersed with far too many talky debates about the morality of protecting a killer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    The Immigrant promises rich territory to explore, but in the execution it’s overly stately, dreary and unconvincing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    It’s intricate and often mature as drama, but it’s also meandering and at times heavy-handed, even melodramatic, and the tight control of time, place and action which made ‘A Separation’ so gripping is just not there.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    There are only so many scenes anyone can take of Law (never suited to the geezer role) strutting down streets shooting his gob off. If it was all in service of a smart story, so be it. But it isn’t.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    Beneath the well-tuned atmospherics lurks a schlocky, fairly ludicrous and pretty distasteful yarn that ultimately puts the stress in all the wrong places.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Calhoun
    Sentimental and shallow, although just passable as a kids’ movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Dave Calhoun
    Style over substance doesn’t really tell the half of it: you can bathe a corpse in groovy light and dress it in an expensive suit, but in the end that rotting smell just won’t go away.