Joan Anderman
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For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joan Anderman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Trust
Lowest review score: 25 The Secret Agent
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Joan Anderman
    The biggest problem, ironically, is that even though the plot and the action center on smoking pot, it's not enough of a stoner flick. The concept of getting stoned isn't amusing; watching stoned people is.
    • Boston Globe
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Joan Anderman
    Talking heads are overused in documentaries, but in this case a dose of perspective, a point of view or two, would have a gone a long way toward turning a pageant of unreliable voices and morbid images into a portrait of the artists and their deadly scene as something more than misunderstood.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Joan Anderman
    Hampton's directorial inexperience shows, and the film remains curiously disjointed and devoid of suspense. [06 Dec 1996]
    • Boston Globe