John McMurtrie

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For 19 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John McMurtrie's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Sir! No Sir!
Lowest review score: 0 Ethan Mao
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
19 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 John McMurtrie
    Ambitious and brilliant.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 John McMurtrie
    Sir! No Sir! is far from a dry rehashing of what may seem for some like ancient history. Driving guitar rock and lively editing add to the film's urgency. The voices of the veterans alone, however, make this an important and poignant film that can speak to any generation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    A treat for anyone who's passionate about films or who's ever wanted to learn more about them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    A stirring and sometimes funny film.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    Biting and incisive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    A gripping story of one teen's rebellion against his peers' sadistic abuse.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    An often tender and revealing documentary.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    An uplifting documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    To their credit, directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, both of San Francisco, poke gentle fun at the locals without ridiculing them. The film's playful spirit is underscored by catchy steel-guitar melodies (courtesy of the Friends of Dean Martinez) that perfectly suit the bone-dry setting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    An inspirational and cautionary film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 John McMurtrie
    Taut and suspenseful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 John McMurtrie
    A tender, gently paced coming-of-age movie whose strength is its young lead actor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 John McMurtrie
    A series of vignettes that are edited in much the same way one might click from one random Craigslist posting to the next, the film is a fun and free-form celebration of the site's communal spirit and only-in-San Francisco ethos.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 John McMurtrie
    A film about profound ideas deserved more imagination.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 John McMurtrie
    A loving if fawning documentary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 John McMurtrie
    Three story lines make up this tense movie, and while each has its strengths, they don't quite add up to a satisfying whole.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 John McMurtrie
    An unflinching look at the ravages of substance abuse, and it's also a sobering redemptive tale.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 John McMurtrie
    An overwrought weepie, it may be inspired by the recent dramas of Pedro Almodóvar, but it comes off as Almodóvar Lite -- muy lite.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 John McMurtrie
    Desperately wants to deal dramatically with the legitimate issues of homosexuality, tolerance, homelessness and drug use. But to do so, the movie, like Ethan, would first need to grow up.

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