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
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Davis has a lot of ideas, but when it comes to dramatizing them, he is unable to give them an engaging form.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    It's hard not to chuckle, and hard, too, not to marvel at the many varieties of human experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The film feels authentic only during the scenes between Valentín and his selfish, angry father.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A nonstop underscore of Latin pop, as well as several arbitrarily interpolated dream sequences and animated passages don't do nearly enough to make up for the film's unfocused frenzy and lack of genuine comic invention.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Held back throughout by the self-conscious, overly explicit dialogue and the judgmental, moralistic undertone that throbs throughout.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    American audiences will probably find it familiar and insufficiently cathartic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A film that chugs along as listlessly as the ship itself, discovering moments of value in a sea of ennui.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    (Miike's) work is fun to look at but emotionally unengaging, perhaps because he can't summon enough belief in his pulp-fiction characters to make them come alive.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A sweet, well-intended picture, but like its title character, it is not quite good enough for the big leagues.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Surprisingly dry and dispassionate.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Too fuzzy-headed to rise above the pack.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Tossed by successive waves of floridity and biliousness, Food of Love finally washes up on the shores of camp.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    What's lacking is the sense of structure that might have made Van Wilder more than a meandering succession of random gags.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The camera work is so self-conscious and so intrusive that it consistently overrides our interest in the characters and their individual dramas.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    An overdose of morbid sentimentality.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    With its implausible coincidences, inelegant plot twists and minimally characterized characters, The Trip doesn't have much going for it apart from its basic sincerity and decency, which are evident.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    As a movie, Controlled Chaos is often bumpy, naïve and erratically acted.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Seems held back by vestiges of an old-fashioned format that Mr. Gatlif has long since outgrown.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    As it stands, "Spirit" provides neither the profound human touch of the great Disney animation of the past, nor the dazzling, high-tech fun of present-day digital cartooning.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    There is surprisingly little emotional amplitude in the film.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Feels fabricated, studio-bound and claustrophobic, which doesn't add to the ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity this genre has always depended on.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The results suggest a slightly more ribald version of "Josie and the Pussycats."
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    The film is full of artists who seem to be straddling the line between compromise and conviction. There is much straddling in A House on a Hill, and not enough engagement.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Will probably keep its core audience of suburban teenagers mildly entertained for the course of its 93 minutes. Urban grumps, however, may be distracted by Mr. Stokes's annoyingly overedited execution of the dance sequences.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    A terminally mild attempt to revive the populist political comedy pioneered by Frank Capra in the 1930's.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Dave Kehr
    Mr. Chandrasekhar's direction is casual to the point of carelessness, but he does give the movie a friendly, convivial atmosphere that contradicts and sometimes overcomes its frequently cruel humor. In short, this is another film that looks as if it was more fun to make than it is to sit through.

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