For 554 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Kehr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Lowest review score: 0 The Price of Air
Score distribution:
554 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Sustains the charm of an early 60's New York romance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Veers between the light naturalism of American television and the pulsing melodrama of Bollywood entertainment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Emerges as an engaging if occasionally hokey inspirational melodrama about the importance of community in the face of life's disappointments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    By and large Mr. Hoch's portrayals are as harsh and authentic as a police photograph, but an occasional touch of sentimentality creeps in.
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    • 60 Dave Kehr
    This is a bumpy ride, but one worth taking.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Handsome, well-executed film that nonetheless feels a bit long at 111 minutes. Those who are already anime fans will certainly find it stimulating; but this may not be the one to convert the uninitiated.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Sawyer eventually overreaches, striving for tragedy with a grim, cautionary ending that seems meant to evoke "Frankenstein." But the film's offhand, homemade quality sustains a quirky appeal.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The resulting compromise does not produce a perfect film, but it is a fine record of a classic production and an important reminder of an event that has not stopped echoing in American culture.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    As broad and cartoonish as the screenplay is, there is an accuracy of observation in the work of the director, Frank Novak, that keeps the film grounded in an undeniable social realism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Has the bad luck to come on the heels of Kathryn Bigelow's beautifully made and politically impassioned "K-19," making this submarine picture -- a relatively modest, low-budget affair -- seem skimpy by comparison.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Entertaining, lightly mocking documentary.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The material continues to carry its inherent emotional power and moral importance. As banal as the telling may be -- and at times, All My Loved Ones more than flirts with kitsch -- the tale commands attention.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Emerges as an uncommonly sober, well-researched film of its type.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    She (Baur) has clearly earned the trust and respect of her subjects, the first qualification for any responsible documentarist, and they have repaid her with an intimate glimpse into their singular lives.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    As soon as the medallion appears, so do the digital maneuverings -- speeded-up movement, composite images, objects and people morphing into supernatural thingamajigs -- that undercut the genuine thrills of the genuine action.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Clearly understands its target audience of first-generation Indian-Americans and has its pleasures to provide.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The essential humanity of the characters shines through, giving face and form to a subculture the movies have largely neglected.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Here is one performer (Testud) whose features -- small sad eyes, sharp nose, wide rueful smile -- can sustain a feature by themselves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The filmmakers build an argument that is both intellectual and emotional, concentrating as much on the forensic evidence as on Ms. Rosario's passionate commitment to finding justice for her son.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    An amiable, offhanded comedy about ethnic identity and last-chance romance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Ms. Gardos is not a particularly flavorful filmmaker, but she is an honest one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Burger has a performer who can dart between stentorian self-assurance and cringing pathos, maintaining his character's ambiguity until the final sequence of this resourceful and ingenious entertainment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Typical Nilsson mix of the audacious and the cringe-inducing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The film's mechanical workings are still impressive, but between the unsympathetic characters and the coldly precise direction, there is little here for an audience to clutch to its heart.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    A competent, unpretentious entertainment destined to fill the after-school slot at shopping mall theaters across the country.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Not quite good enough to jump out of the pack of Asian swordplay movies but is too well crafted to sink into utter anonymity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Has the sense of gritty, practical politics of a Japanese samurai epic combined with the high-flying stunt work and magical special effects of a Hong Kong romp. Ultimately this film by Yojiro Takita is satisfying on neither level, but not for lack of trying.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The film is at once a sort of Indian "Stella Dallas," which finds the heroine making sacrifice after sacrifice on behalf of her family, and a "Gone With the Wind"-style epic of social change.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    An enjoyable, noisy romp.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Most impressive, and the only segment that dares to criticize the terrorists directly, is Mr. Imamura's contribution, the last part of the film.

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