For 505 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 78% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Fear's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Our Children
Lowest review score: 20 I Give It a Year
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 505
  2. Negative: 34 out of 505
505 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 David Fear
    No matter; this aggressively humorless farce would play like a dead rabbit pulled out of a hat, regardless of the casting choices.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 David Fear
    The film does offer some revealing anecdotes about his infamous Monroe sessions, but mostly, it simply slouches from one sensationalistic, salacious bit to the next, sans any historical context. Worse, filmmaker Shannah Laumeister continually rhapsodizes on-camera about her own “soul mate” relationship with the subject—leaving viewers feeling mad as hell.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 David Fear
    There’s a need for redemption here, to be certain, and it has nothing to do with the narrative.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 David Fear
    Such manic fumblings and desperate crassness might be more forgivable were any of it actually, y’know, funny, but other than Olivia Colman’s occasional cameos as a raging therapist, the laughs have been granted a leave of absence.

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