For 644 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John DeFore's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Lowest review score: 10 The Offering
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 644
644 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Though too inside-baseball for many casual art fans, it should find some takers in its nationwide tour of bookings at art houses and museums.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    What might have been annoyingly solipsistic proves mostly charming and poignant instead, largely thanks to Nance's cinematic ingenuity, but also because of his ability to both probe his feelings and hold them at a distance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    It's a thrill, and one that seriously rewards big-screen viewing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    A compassionate and psychologically revealing doc.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Fans will love its intimate mood and class-act portrayal of its subject; Dion Beebe's cinematography boasts the expected polish, but the film will likely be most popular on small screens.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Though it doesn't answer every question it raises and may occasionally confuse the uninitiated, the polished film easily stirs indignation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    The heavily stylized film further demonstrates the actor's ability to create self-contained worlds behind the camera.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way despite a hitch designed to give some contemporary American idealists pause -- the writer's lover is married, with no interest in divorce -- the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Both an engaging character study and a useful introduction to issues surrounding biodiversity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    A cast of young actors is uniformly strong, as is Lance Gewer's photography.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Deathgasm is a giddy avalanche of gore and heavy metal-drenched mayhem that takes itself not even a tiny bit seriously.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Its account of the week beginning January 25 feels like a solid, layman-friendly addition to the West's understanding of this chunk of history.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    The premise, and the hijinks that follow, are about as outrageous as anything in today's crop of raunchy comedies. But Nørgaard offers them with a much drier wit than Hollywood typically delivers.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    A rare film dealing with Christian evangelism in a realistic way that neither mocks nor proselytizes, New Jerusalem quietly observes as a man tries to comfort his troubled best friend by bringing him to Jesus.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    A thoroughly entertaining doc that serves also as a primer on Brand's shockingly successful comedy career and an introduction to his singular personality.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    The filmmakers get astonishing access, eventually earning enough trust that they get to visit Guzman's family home and interview his mother, who proudly recalls how fascinated he was with stacks of play money as a child.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    The film pulls off the action climax of this spy-vs-spy narrative quite well given its obviously limited means. But Avalanche will attract more attention for its sneaky ethic...and for its efforts at recreating a period-appropriate look.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    More warm-hearted than funny, Schwarz's feature debut benefits from an intelligent script and sympathetic lead performance by Griffin Dunne
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    It's easy to imagine exhibitors running scared from the documentary, but audiences who find it will be rewarded with a serious and provocative film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Subjects Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey are colorful in quite different but complementary ways.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Inevitable or not, it's fun watching two middle-aged lunkheads reverting to adolescent competitiveness, and the fun is compounded by secrecy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    It is tightly in sync with protagonists who find it impossible to move on despite distractions that might be catalytic in other films.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    [A] sweet, semi-romantic road trip.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    The filmmakers prefer, smartly, to focus on the people in present-tense need, making them not statistics to be debated but human stories.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Heavily dependent on Wes Anderson's aesthetic but charming nonetheless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Kelly depicts a deep filial love that isn't dependent on complete telepathic understanding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    This may not be adequate compensation for the end of their series, which gave them so many more opportunities to try on new personalities and take one-gag ideas for a spin. But it will delight the show's fans while winning over others unlucky enough never to have seen it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    If the premise isn't as attention-grabbing as Rubber's was, the execution should help build the filmmaker's following.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    Malik Bader's Cash Only is one of the more convincingly gritty indies to hit fests in several seasons.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 John DeFore
    A deceptively slight film that strikes the right balance between realist family drama and earnestness.

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