John Anderson

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For 203 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Anderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Hard Eight
Lowest review score: 0 Nothing Like the Holidays
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 203
  2. Negative: 27 out of 203
203 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 John Anderson
    Fredrik Bond’s direction and Matt Drake’s screenplay deliver a charisma-free trip into a world of gratuitous violence, contrivances and tedium.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 John Anderson
    Hot Pursuit is about two women finding sisterly common ground despite ethnic, religious, philosophical, temperamental and/or phonetic differences. It also seems an inevitable stop on Hollywood’s perpetual recycling drive, which caters to an audience perfectly content with the creaky and familiar.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 John Anderson
    Directed by Ernest Dickerson, the film looks fine, as one might expect, but isn't particularly funny and often makes no sense.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 John Anderson
    The go-for-broke plot twists are daring, but because there's no sense of background to the characters, one gets the sense it's all being made up as Baigelman goes along.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 John Anderson
    Spears acquits herself as well as anyone might, in a movie as contrived and lazy as this one.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 John Anderson
    The two leads are unappealing, the story is dragged on for days and the rather random magical element renders any human factor irrelevant..
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 John Anderson
    Ultimately, Supercross is an example of how too much of anything will get annoying -- including VVRRRROOOOOOOMMM and flying bikes.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 John Anderson
    Redline isn't exactly a car wreck, mainly because it's far less exciting, and you can, in fact, look away. Perhaps at your shoes.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 John Anderson
    Stay Alive spends a lot of time inside the video game system, and what will terrify the audience very early on is the realization that there's better acting in the video game than on the big screen.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 John Anderson
    Mr. Garman’s showcase has very little to do with anything else, but he’s a pal of Mr. Smith’s and, at the very least, his performance is a filet of wit amid a heaping helping of comedic byproduct.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 John Anderson
    You have to be a bit of an arrested adolescent to think "Larry" is funny.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 John Anderson
    It's a movie on the wrong side side of the so-bad-it's-good line.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 John Anderson
    It's an awfully confusing journey, unless you're of pro-Digi-ous intelligence. Or a digimaniac. Or just 6.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 John Anderson
    If nothing else, Gummo does challenge perceptions and presumptions: Is the perspective of youth in this country really so devoid of significance, and their existence so septic? These are good questions, although "Gummo" provides neither answer nor solution, nor even thematic cohesion.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 John Anderson
    The best advice to give anyone who wants to see Species II--other than "don't go!"--is "don't eat!"
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 John Anderson
    The only thing left unsliced is the ham in BloodRayne, yet another video game adaptation by German genre specialist Uwe Boll and a movie with more fading - or faded - talent than an Italian basketball team.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 John Anderson
    Whalin is awful, Birch is saddled with lines that would make a silent film star blanch and Irons devours huge chunks of scenery with the ferocity of one of those dog-fighting dragons.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 John Anderson
    [Shore] seems convinced that the antics of his retarded persona amount to some manner of postmodernist anti-comedy and this makes the resultant boredom seem all the more pathetic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 John Anderson
    A nutty Norwegian mashup of drollery, myth and jolts to the nervous system, Thale does a deft dance between grossout comedy and horror fantasy. Still, it’s too wordy by half, saying what it should be showing
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 John Anderson
    Witty, wacky, multicharacter comedy My Best Day features a rural milieu that’s authentically American.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 John Anderson
    Victoria Day (a very Canadian holiday) is expertly put together, the editing and framing so sturdy and right that the twin currents of the film flow over the viewer unimpeded.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 John Anderson
    Mr. Von Einsiedel is convinced that his subjects are “true heroes.” Viewers will be convinced of the same.

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