For 700 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Kehr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Singin' in the Rain
Lowest review score: 0 Cupid's Mistake
Score distribution:
700 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A model French psychological drama in which very little action occurs but feelings and intuitions are documented with precision and discretion.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Amazingly arrogant, immoral film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Kubrick is after a cool, sunlit vision of hell, born in the bosom of the nuclear family, but his imagery--with its compulsive symmetry and brightness--is too banal to sustain interest, while the incredibly slack narrative line forestalls suspense.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A shaky, uncertain film that nevertheless touches a few raw nerves.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Held back throughout by the self-conscious, overly explicit dialogue and the judgmental, moralistic undertone that throbs throughout.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Strains for a jazzy, Oliver Stone-ish look, but at its heart it is a placid and conventional moral tale about the dangers of wandering too far off the pathway.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The picture is obsessed with strength and the use of physical force, though its attitudes are often slippery.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    This is a tiny, vulnerable, rather treacly film at heart, one that would probably float away were it not for Ms. Rue's generous presence.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The visual style--the orange-and-blue color scheme, the elegant 'Scope compositions, the graceful tracking shots, and the shrewd use of shallow focus--has been reproduced almost perfectly from John Carpenter's original, yet the wit and intelligence are gone.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Director Taylor Hackford shapes some engaging performances (the surly, withdrawn Baryshnikov of the early scenes is an intriguing figure) but never extricates himself from the plot machinery; this 1985 feature takes off only in the brief but well-filmed dance sequences.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The French original was a clever Hitchcock homage with a murder at its center. For reasons unknown, the murder plot has been dropped from the remake (though a few confusing traces of it remain), which leaves Wicker Park without much real urgency to drive its extremely contrived plot.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The situation—a mother and daughter switch personalities for a day—is rife with possibilities, but since this 1977 comedy is a Disney film, said possibilities are scrupulously squandered...Not so bad as Disney goes, but it's better left to the kiddies and other forgiving types.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    As Angelo, Mr. Kirby has a boyish charm, which is probably the best that can be said for this film as well.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The film feels too formulaic and too familiar to produce the transgressive thrills of early underground work.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Though clearly meant as a heartwarmer in the longstanding holiday tradition, the film comes off as strange and sour.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A mildly amusing Japanese appropriation of 1950's American detective movies.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Guttenberg's direction of "Cat," is competent and unadorned, bringing out whatever qualities the text possesses -- mainly good-naturedness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    It's hard not to chuckle, and hard, too, not to marvel at the many varieties of human experience.

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