For 552 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Kehr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Something Wild
Lowest review score: 0 Cupid's Mistake
Score distribution:
552 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Starts on a note of relative naturalism and under Mr. La Salle's nuanced direction gradually becomes more and more unhinged until it concludes in an altogether different genre.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    The film dissolves into a series of diminishing anticlimaxes, ending on a note of portentous ambiguity. To the last, Mr. Levin maintains his uneasy balance of reportage and melodrama.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    The results, to judge from the examples here, have been stuffy and disappointing, an unholy alliance between Playboy Channel prurience and PBS cultural alibis.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Remains a sadly earthbound thing, mired in a dismal realism that lies far from its natural environment.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Less interested in politics than in profitably flattering the suspicions and resentments of its intended teenage audience.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Seems a little too desperate to be liked.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Cattaneo restricts himself to the smiling blandness that has become the stock in trade of British comedies made for export, turning in a film that is forced, familiar and thoroughly condescending.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Quickly collapses into an overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Only adds to the sense that Mr. Konchalovsky has lost his artistic moorings. He has certainly lost his common sense.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    The emotional impact of Shark Skin Man is negligible.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Some kind of equality has been achieved when it is impossible to distinguish heterosexual clichés from homosexual ones.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Disappointingly shallow and not terribly funny romantic comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Loses its way in rhetorical excess and blatant sentimentality.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Should soon join Mr. Greenaway's last few efforts in obscurity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Relentlessly bright and superficial, even when the subject turns to self-destruction.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Probably should have stayed on a shelf back in Paris.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    An unfocused, overplotted, painfully derivative comic fantasy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    There is little here to hold the attention of anyone older than 9. For families in search of entertainment, it may be time to find Nemo again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Travels fast and straight down a linear plot, and the ceaseless rush quickly becomes monotonous.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    This time Mr. Burns is trying something in the Martin Scorsese street-realist mode, but his self-regarding sentimentality trips him up again.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    The question remains: why work so hard to make something deliberately bad, when the world is hardly running a shortage of mediocre movies?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Less a formal documentary than a rambling screed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Sluggish, repetitive, and strangely timorous, with little of the zap and imagination of the Pythons' television work.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Even the imaginative gore can't hide the musty scent of Todd Farmer's screenplay.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Rather than exhilaration, this bilious film offers only entrapment and despair. It's about as much fun as sitting in on an autopsy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    The picture is a bland procession of loosely framed close-ups, which serve only to underline the amateurish performances.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Allen's work is compromised by an apparent inability to match his shots in a spatially coherent fashion. It's never easy to tell who is chasing whom and in which direction, a needless confusion that dampens many of the thrills and scuttles quite a few gags.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Credibility, of course, wouldn't matter if the gags were good enough, which they are not. The film quickly falls back on the gross-out jokes that have made recent American comedies such a challenge to the digestive tract.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Girod is a fish out of water in the after-hours clubs and deserted industrial districts that constitute the sexual underworld of Brussels. His film feels more like what one would see from the top of a double-decker tourist bus than the work of someone who has immersed himself in a sexual subculture and its particular values.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Dave Kehr
    A series of gun battles follow, none staged with quite enough verve or imagination to break through the pervasive torpor.

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