For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Grove's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 80 Red Dragon
Lowest review score: 20 Gigli
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Grove
    Is Red Dragon a better film than "Manhunter?" I don’t know. I think it stands on its own, but I wonder how much people who are intimately familiar with "Manhunter" will be shocked by it, although the ending is altogether different and much more realized, I think.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 David Grove
    The film has a lot of humor and joy in it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 David Grove
    Has more than enough charm to make it memorable. Hurt shows a gentleness and subtlety that's interesting to watch in this phase of his career.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 David Grove
    Is Looney Tunes: Back in Action a great achievement in animation? No, but I think that's the point of the film -- that the old cartoon characters and drawings are more human than the visual miracles produced by Disney and Pixar.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 David Grove
    Might've been a great film without Lester, the Deputy, getting in the way of the key relationship between Behrani and Kathy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 David Grove
    Powerful in its recreation of a magical time and place and it really does make us believe that miracles are possible.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 David Grove
    Visually imaginative and energetic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 David Grove
    It’s shocking how much Dark Blue hates cops.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 David Grove
    Proof that an old genre can still have life as long as filmmakers are willing to fill it with energy, humor and respect for the genre. Add cannibals and beautiful teenagers and you’ve got an entertaining horror film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 David Grove
    Works because it pays tribute to these characters. I knew that American Wedding couldn’t be as funny as "American Pie 2" just as that film wasn’t as funny as "American Pie."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 David Grove
    Is he (Rock) the next big thing? After seeing The Rundown, one of the most joyfully silly genre films in recent history, he has my vote.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Grove
    The film is corny, predictable, and manipulative to the point that you feel like there’s electrodes attached from the screen to your brain, but, by the end of this film, I’ll be damned if I didn’t feel genuine affection for it and Lizzie in particular.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Grove
    Unfolds as a thrilling piece of entertainment, but it has a third act and ending that don’t work and shouldn’t ever work.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 David Grove
    Here's a film that exhibits all kinds of joy in uncoiling a story with no ending, or an ending that's so arbitrary you get the feeling that the filmmakers just threw names in a hat to see who their killer would be.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 David Grove
    A really illogical and silly movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 David Grove
    I would also like to state for a fact that fight scenes in absence of all other drama aren’t interesting to watch.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 David Grove
    After watching this movie, you get the feeling that there’s a lot of people at Harvard who’ve done worse things than rob a bank to get in.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 David Grove
    Like a head on collision between some nice performances and a really stupid plot.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 David Grove
    Half Past Dead would’ve been a bad film without Seagal anyways, but he fails long before any of the other parts do.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 David Grove
    I wasn’t much scared by anything in Final Destination 2 which is silly and illogical.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 David Grove
    Has no story, no redeeming characters that anyone could care about, and the actors are all on autopilot, completely soaked with their own vanity.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 David Grove
    Here’s a would-be horror film that contains not one ounce of professional pride in its making, not one shred of technical competence. This is one of the worst films of recent times.