Jonathan Foreman

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For 545 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Foreman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Wonderland
Lowest review score: 0 God, Sex & Apple Pie
Score distribution:
545 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    There is hardly a moment during this overlong, stunningly smug exercise in moral self-satisfaction when you actually care about a character, real or invented.
    • New York Post
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    A test of endurance, and not just because you need a rather stronger word than "explicit" to describe this long-unreleased, self-consciously provocative film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Despite some genuinely funny scenes, American Desi turns out to be inferior to the as yet unreleased "ABCD" and even last year's "Chutney Popcorn."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    It proves once again that it doesn't matter if the camera is dancing a jig on the ceiling if the storytelling is no good.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    The demands of formula eventually stifle anything that even looks like inspiration or honesty.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    There are a few chuckles here and there, and there are odd wisps of cleverness in the script by Steve Adams, but for the most part, Envy is a film that doesn't know where it's going.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    The dramatic history of the Soviet space program deserves a far more competent documentary than this amateurish Dutch production.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    A shame that this indie's willingness to trade in stereotype leaves a sour taste in your mouth.
    • New York Post
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    So tedious it's almost worth watching to see just how bad acting, inadequate direction and most important, a criminally crass and unimaginative screenplay can make so little out of a proven idea.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    One of those "Lifetime"-esque horror stories of evil husbands in the suburbs.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Good-natured but mostly unfunny.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    It's no funnier than your average grade-school biology lesson and less pedagogically useful than your typical Farrelly brothers comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Large chunks of the film seem like a record played at the wrong speed: The tempo of the dialogue as delivered doesn't match the lines as written, and the filmmakers are too lazy or too inept to make their convoluted premise jibe with any recognizable idea of human nature.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Boasts exceptionally attractive locations, but its painfully amateurish plotting, dialogue and acting -- combined with slack pacing -- make this Beijing-set indie romance something of a trial.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Honest but also derivative and crude.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    It's a shame that the book "We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young" fell into the hands of writer-director Randall Wallace ("Braveheart"), a filmmaker who wouldn't recognize subtlety and understatement if they were to attack him in the street.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Boring and irritating, and also mildly offensive in its ignorant depiction of both Judaism and Catholicism.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    A strange Gallic imitation of a Woody Allen comedy, replete with a neurotic older hero.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    James' character is a charmless, boring lump and it's very hard to care if he gets the girl or not.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Richard Jeffries' script tosses together bits of plot borrowed from such "bad things happen when you leave the city" classics as "Straw Dogs" and "Deliverance" without any awareness of how or why genre conventions work.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Toomuch of the humor in Not Another Teen Movie is either lame (the school in the movie is called "John Hughes High") or lamely disgusting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Bedeviled by labored writing and slack direction.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    An inferior factory product, cranked out with little care and less imagination, that seems all the dumber because it's pretending to be smart and topical.
    • New York Post
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    What really wrecks Wolfgang Petersen's Troy is some of the worst casting in recent Hollywood history: The lackluster ensemble hired by the director is overwhelmed by the generally impressive sets and crowd scenes, by the task of playing epic heroes and by David Benioff's rambling, tone-deaf screenplay "inspired by Homer's 'Iliad.'"
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    A lazy and uninspired knock-off of the hilarious 2002 movie "Road Trip."
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    This is a lazy, careless film that feels strangely unfinished.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    About three-quarters of the way through, Havana Nights suddenly becomes laugh-out-loud awful, with dreadful, lame lines delivered painfully badly - as if a different screenwriter and director had taken over for the movie's final act.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    The result is an intermittently instructive and amusing jumble that might have been seen as daring and "transgressive" in both form and content if it had been released, say, three decades ago.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Partly a schmaltzy, by-the-numbers romantic comedy, partly a shallow rumination on the emptiness of success -- and entirely soulless.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    This inferior sequel is doomed by a lousy - and extremely vulgar - script.

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