David Ehrenstein

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For 41 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Ehrenstein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Pépé le Moko (re-release)
Lowest review score: 10 Sorority Boys
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
41 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 David Ehrenstein
    Though wildly imperfect, manages, for all its missteps, to touch on a number of important issues few gay films have dealt with to date.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 David Ehrenstein
    At 145 minutes it's a bit of a stretch, but the cinematographer is the great Eric Gautier ("Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train," "Pola X") and the score by Howard Shore is far superior to his Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings."
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 David Ehrenstein
    While nostalgically recalling the past, this is a clear-eyed look at Jewish history that should prove compelling even to those who've never heard of the Yiddish theater.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 David Ehrenstein
    Weber uses Faye as base from which to branch out in bizarre directions.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 David Ehrenstein
    When Circuit is on its game it's very telling and where it's at its best is detailing just how difficult it is for men so hedonistically self-involved to love one another.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 David Ehrenstein
    You can see all the jokes and heart-tugs coming a mile away. But writer Joseph A. Ciota and director Frank Ciota have a light touch. And they have a real find in their leading man, Eddie Malavarca.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Ehrenstein
    Not as tumultuous as "Happy Together" (the best gay break-up movie to date) it nonetheless offers much food for thought, particularly in regard to issues of trust and condom use.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Ehrenstein
    May be too low-key for its own good. Still, if you want to get in on the ground floor of Aidan Gillen's certain-to-be-skyrocketing career, it's a good place to start.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 David Ehrenstein
    More art-directed than directed, there's nothing in the way of serious thought to be found here,
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Ehrenstein
    A lacerating study of sexual alienation.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 David Ehrenstein
    Vera's technical prowess ends up selling his film short; he smoothes over hard truths even as he uncovers them.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 David Ehrenstein
    Few things are quite as frustrating as a film that chooses a highly controversial subject then proceeds to give it the kid-glove treatment. That's the case with writer-director James Bolton's well-made, if excruciatingly slow-paced, drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 David Ehrenstein
    If you're a Basquiat fan, or were around in New York back then, you'll want to take a look. If not, this film has little to recommend.

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