For 12 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 75% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Semley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 44
Lowest review score: 25 The End of the Tour
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
12 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 John Semley
    It’s hard to imagine another filmmaker who could invest the lives of straight, middle-class, norm-y, aggressively bro-y, immaculately groomed college sports jocks with a sense of vital anarchy and resounding humanity.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 John Semley
    Willie may not have a heart of gold. But he’s got a heart of bloody, barely thumping meat, same as the rest of us. And in this bitter season of unceasing, frostbitten darkness, it’s heart enough.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 John Semley
    Regrettably, the film’s place-setting opening lays the scene for a different, more exciting film that never really unfolds.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 John Semley
    The nature of this fantasy is boringly feel-good and aspirational.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 John Semley
    The Peanuts Movie is a sloppy mash-up of disconnected vignettes and rehashed jokes, all lazily reverse-engineered from the premise that a Peanuts movie is a thing that people will like and will happily pay to see.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 John Semley
    I won’t presume to understand what passes for popular taste. But seeing an audience in the tens of thousands lose their mind for Hart’s jokes about hating his family and the hypothetical perils of dating a woman with only one shoulder, I can’t help but feel skeptical.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 John Semley
    The film feels like it was reverse-engineered from its "Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia" tagline, a wholly generic international actioner barely distinguished by the presence of Bruce Willis's banner hero.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 John Semley
    It’s the kind of film that can’t even bother to commit to its own cynicism, which makes it the most deeply cynical kind of film there is.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 John Semley
    The problem with the Purge films is they feel like they’re made for people who would actually take part in the purge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 25 John Semley
    The performances, the writing, the direction, Segel’s D.F.W. impression, everything is just fine. But The End of the Tour is disgraceful. It feels like it’s towing out the real Wallace’s ghost to perform some soppy parody of himself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 John Semley
    More manipulative, maudlin trash from the Disney-Pixar content farm.

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