Jonathan Foreman

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For 544 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 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Foreman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Lowest review score: 0 God, Sex & Apple Pie
Score distribution:
544 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Much less mawkish and predictable than you might expect.
    • New York Post
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Cinematographer Darius Khonji does a superb job of conveying both the sensual beauty (there's a spectacular moonlight-on-the-water sex scene with Leo and the lovely Ledoyen), and the darkness of Richard's paradise lost.
    • New York Post
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    But it's more than a crowd-pleaser shot at spectacular Rocky mountain locations -- it's almost revolutionary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    What makes 8 Mile transcend the formulaic nature of its plot is the way it makes these rap competitions compelling even for those unfamiliar with rap music, and its scrupulous, loving rendition of a grim, wintry Detroit circa 1995.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    This film of mistaken identity, murder, class envy and (bi)sexual tension doesn't live up to its own promise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    So unsparingly honest in the way it treats human cruelty and resilience that it makes fashionably bleak films like "In the Company of Men" and even "Boys Don't Cry" seem unforgivably trite or exploitative.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Easily one of the most enjoyable big-budget Hollywood movies to come along in a while, Rock Star is an unexpected pleasure.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Audiences may find that the deliberate, Kubrickesque pacing -- without his intellectual rigor -- causes them to tune out.
    • New York Post
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    A triumph of intelligent adaptation. It shows again how well the great Victorian storyteller translates to film, and makes enjoyable use of a generally first-rate cast.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Although the jokes aren't as consistently funny as those in "Lock, Stock," once again writer-director Ritchie demonstrates a deeply pleasurable combination of verbal flair and visual wit while conveying the genuine, intimidating hardness of the English working class and its love of language.
    • New York Post
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    A sometimes glorious, sometimes disastrous folly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    So beautifully made (everything in it is understated except the gorgeous good looks of its stars) and turns out to have such real cumulative power that it is worth holding out to the end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Surprisingly charming and even witty match for the best of Hollywood's comic-book adaptations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Never less than breezily entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Though never dull and often visually beautiful, this work of operatic sweep doesn't fulfill its own ambitions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    It's frightening enough, to be sure, but too often it feels like a well-executed but rote exercise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    If you have the patience, its almost endless silences and extremely slow pacing eventually pay off.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    One of those rare recent films whose emotional power resonates long after you've left the theater.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    It is worth catching The Singing Detective to see the brilliant Robert Downey Jr. in another extraordinary performance... Unfortunately, the film itself doesn't really work despite its lineage.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Though Human Stain is sometimes too chaotic and sometimes too neat, it boasts some of the best acting of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    An extraordinary documentary about an extraordinary man that brings to urgent life potentially dry questions of American foreign policy in the 1960s.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Crimson Gold has been likened to an Iranian "Taxi Driver," but it's nothing of the sort, though it is powerful in a quiet, minimalist way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    That it is such a powerful and indeed beautiful film is simply extraordinary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Though On the Run is a welcome reminder that effective thrillers don't have to be noisy or dumb, the film does contain slightly jarring moments of inadvertent humor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    A quietly compelling documentary that is refreshing in both form and content.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    It's an original, and a gamble, and one of those movies that works better than it should, despite considerable flaws of conception and execution.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    It's a slow, exhaustive and exhausting process that takes a toll on the viewer, despite the intrinsic power of the underlying material.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    It turns into something that is much smarter, and in a gentle, low-key way, tougher and funnier than you expect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Compelling but self-undermining documentary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Isn't Allen's finest work by a long shot, but an undeniable part of its fascination is trying to figure out what -- if anything, even unconsciously -- he's trying to say about how he treated Farrow.

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