For 30 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David DeWitt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 90 Fame High
Lowest review score: 20 Jewtopia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
30 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 David DeWitt
    Fame High, a timely plug for arts education, does what its subjects hope to do: it opens our hearts and entertains with truth.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 90 David DeWitt
    A mindblower of a mockumentary, Colossus will leave you reeling in the best of ways, dizzy from a rock ’n’ roll Tilt-A-Whirl that swirls with duplicity and hilarity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 David DeWitt
    What Bridegroom celebrates is not simply gay rights; it’s the human spirit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 David DeWitt
    A stirring documentary directed with narrative depth and unguarded heart.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    The Secret Disco Revolution, however limited, is one smart documentary. It’s so clever that it makes fun of itself.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    There’s nothing flashy about The Romeows the film or the Romeows the men, but what they’ve created — their life’s art — matters.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    What lingers is the affectionate sense of family and place. Modest goals accomplished.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    If the result sometimes feels like a sedate lecture, the global journey strongly enlivens the lesson; it’s fascinating how alike and how different cities can be, and more fascinating to imagine what they may become.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    The Ghosts in Our Machine is a compelling movie, but its argument expands without deepening.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    What “NOW” does well is explain why these actors love the place- and time-bound quality of live theater, most evident in the troupe’s stop at the ancient Greek theater of Epidaurus.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 David DeWitt
    The innovative fictional narrative, woven throughout, demonstrates that many of these young actors have learned their lessons well.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 David DeWitt
    No one in this complex and haunting documentary feels fully explained.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 David DeWitt
    It’s then, as nature documentary and inspirational device, that Wampler’s Ascent finds its power.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 David DeWitt
    Arise always feels unified, a genuinely felt and executed womanist letter to the world.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 David DeWitt
    Its characterizations may be overwrought — it is a thriller, after all — and the audience might prefer to have sympathy for a character without being practically told to feel it. But the acting is strong.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 David DeWitt
    Modest yet meaningful, Underwater Dreams has a political point of view, shining light on underground Americans who deserve recognition.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David DeWitt
    One Track Heart is too hagiographic to dive into messy spots, where truth tends to live.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David DeWitt
    Rising From Ashes has the phantom limbs of missed opportunities.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 David DeWitt
    Finding Mr. Right (even the title is generic) has a top-to-bottom capable cast, a nice sense of place and a few honest epiphanies that are given time to land. But neither the comedy nor the romance exists beyond the level of idea.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 David DeWitt
    If you hang on, the slow-paced “I Am Happiness” may teach you how to appreciate its scoreless, flat, dreamlike flow.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 David DeWitt
    A promising, though static, new film that never leaves its taciturn shadows for a single emotionally gripping moment.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 David DeWitt
    This stately film lays out the good, the bad, the sad and the proud in stark patterns, to mostly soporific effect.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 David DeWitt
    It’s not worthless, but it’s not good. As a genre film, it’s too ambitious; as an art film, it’s too obvious.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 20 David DeWitt
    On screen, where visuals reign and the simple pleasures of language are less paramount, the expanded Jewtopia is just a flat premise, uncomfortable not only because the clichés are groaners, but also because you feel sorry for everyone who’s working so hard to prop up the farce.