For 561 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Kehr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Badlands
Lowest review score: 0 The Price of Air
Score distribution:
561 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Though the film is far from polished, the force of its significance to Mr. Frey, as well as the urgency of its political message, give it some genuine impact.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Joins the small pool of films that have dared to use Imax to tell a story.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Bright, good-spirited and blissfully short.
    • 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
    A strange, disturbing and yet occasionally quite funny cultural artifact from the new Russia.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    A competent, unpretentious entertainment destined to fill the after-school slot at shopping mall theaters across the country.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Entertaining, lightly mocking documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Ms. Gardos is not a particularly flavorful filmmaker, but she is an honest one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Far more ambivalent and ambiguous film than Mr. Spielberg's. Both North and South are portrayed as brutal, abusive regimes that use their citizens as so much cannon fodder.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The first two are total stinkers, but things pick up with Joe Dante's creepy, claustrophobic, and very funny study of a brattish kid who lives in a cartoon universe, and come slamming home with George Miller's final sketch about a paranoid airline passenger.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    AKA
    His (Roy's) informed contempt is highly entertaining, but he neglects some of the more problematical and perhaps more illuminating aspects of his story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Dunye's salvation is her sense of humor. She's good at creating light, bantering dialogue, and there are a couple of sharp, satirical scenes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Good-natured, mildly appealing video feature.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The film doesn't transcend its genre, but it's an honorable achievement within it.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Emerges as an uncommonly sober, well-researched film of its type.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    This 1985 western does a decent job of developing some dry 80s humor without completely undermining the genre, yet Kasdan's considerable skills as a plot carpenter seem to desert him as soon as the story moves to the town of the title--the action turns choppy, confused, and arbitrary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    An amiable, offhanded comedy about ethnic identity and last-chance romance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The dual point of view is used effectively, though it's less valid as social criticism (where Penn's observations tend toward facile revisionism) than as an index of the uncertainty that characterizes most of Penn's heroes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    This is a bumpy ride, but one worth taking.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Those seeking a serious sociological examination of the role of stock car racing in late capitalist America will probably want to search elsewhere, but audiences looking for a kick will find one -- almost literally -- in Mr. Wincer's work.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Unfortunately, its inescapable comparison is to David Gordon Green's "George Washington," made the same year as Mr. Davidson's film but with a far greater sense of style and a more profound grasp of the fragility of young lives. Way Past Cool can't stand up to that kind of competition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    The film has no qualities beyond its formal polish--and its careful avoidance (or rather, displacement) of the moral and political issues involved can seem too crafty, too convenient.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    Depending on your choice, the film is either an unpleasantly masochistic fantasy or an unpleasantly sadistic one.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Kehr
    It's bleak, creepy, and occasionally terrifying. Studio pressure apparently forced Murch to back off from the full fury of his conception, but this is still strong stuff.

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