For 8 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Kehr's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 90 Chungking Express
Lowest review score: 20 The Theory of Flight
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
8 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Dave Kehr
    Using telephoto lenses to bring us close to the characters, Techine directs Wild Reeds with an impeccable sense of tempo, unhurried by narrative pressures. The actors seem to find exactly the right, internal rhythm for each scene the leisurely rhythm of people discovering each other and discovering themselves. This is certainly one of the year's best films. [30 June 1995, p.54]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Dave Kehr
    Experimental in form, it's also open and appealing in its vision of romantic redemption, an avant-garde romp that's also a great date movie. [8 Mar 1996, p.40]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Dave Kehr
    Dull it is not, but Wong's trademark sense of romantic melancholy fails to jell amid all the excess, and the film turns frankly silly once the mute starts imagining himself in love with a can of sardines. [21 Jan 1998, Pg.37]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Denying us any catharsis, Haneke becomes a stern, finger-wagging lecturer; he seems to mean his movie as punishment, conveniently forgetting his own role in the crime. [11 March 1998, p.38]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Dave Kehr
    Armstrong is usually a strong and original director of actors (her 1979 "My Brilliant Career" launched the inimitable Judy Davis). But here, her taste seems to have deserted her. [31Dec1997 Pg.30]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Dave Kehr
    Directed with great skill and intelligence by Joseph Ruben, Return to Paradise, is a rare thing among today's movies a drama of conscience. [14 Aug1 998, Pg.51]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Dave Kehr
    Theory of Flight follows the standard inspirational formula. [23 Dec. 1998, p.43]
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Dave Kehr
    This aggressively "sincere" movie is without a single authentically lived moment a sense exaggerated by Brian Tufano's overcomposed cinematography, which imitates the glossy hollowness of fashion photographs. [24Oct1997 Pg 51]