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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Foreman's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 In the Mood for Love
Lowest review score: 0 God, Sex & Apple Pie
Score distribution:
544 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    The latest episode of this ongoing masterpiece of reality TV -- which every seven years revisits a group of English people first interviewed as 7-year-olds in 1964 -- is every bit as enthralling as the earlier ones.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    Essential viewing not just for those fascinated by adventure, exploration and survival, but for anyone interested in the magic of leadership.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    Its superb performances, music, photography, dialogue, its rhythms of tone and theme all complement each perfectly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    The breathtaking visual and aural restoration by Coppola and Murch makes the film's original glories even more intense than you remember them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    It's hard to remember a film that mixes disparate, delicate ingredients with the subtlety and virtuosity of Sofia Coppola's brilliant The Virgin Suicides.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    It ranks among Robert Altman's best work ever, and that its many satisfactions derive in large part from a superbly written screenplay by Julian Fellowes that has no equal this year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    An extraordinary experience: an original and brilliant combination of comedy, action and sophisticated political comment -- the best American movie of the year thus far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    Rapturously elegant and deeply sexy in a deliciously restrained way. One of the most romantic movies I have ever seen, right up there with "Brief Encounter"and "Casablanca."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Foreman
    You have never seen a movie like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon because there has never been a movie like it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    An exhilarating, sweeping epic that begs to be seen on the largest possible screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A remarkable accomplishment. It takes one of the century's vast tragedies...and makes it heart-rendingly real and intimate.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A delightful, fresh dark comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    East Is East is "The Full Monty" of 2000, a fresh, funny and poignant film filled with sparkling performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    An ideal antidote to the big-budget bores that studios put out in late summer, The Tao of Steve is a charming, funny and refreshingly smart Gen-X romantic comedy in the tradition of "When Harry Met Sally" - with the bonus of an engagingly laid-back Southwestern flavor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A crowd-pleasing ensemble piece, whose story goes exactly where you want it to.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    The movie that deserved to win the Oscar for foreign-language film, and one of the best movies ever made about life behind the Iron Curtain.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Vastly superior to the small and independent films that have come out during the last six months.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Atriumph on almost every level. It is breathtakingly stylish, wonderfully acted and its three interrelated tales of the "war" on drugs are brilliantly structured to form a cohesive, powerful whole.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    The most effective moments in Taymor's gorgeous, surprisingly romantic Frida are those that evoke the visual world from which Kahlo's work was formed or the paintings themselves, often using clever animation and other special effects.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Uses the compelling true story of the triumph of the Enigma code-breakers as background for an invented but believable story of love, betrayal and heroism.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    The marvelous Burtonic gothic/nightmare production design -- scenery, weaponry, costumes, etc. constantly pleases the eye without ever distracting you from the plot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    It's an even rarer pleasure to see a film that combines exciting action with a smart, well-informed script and vivid yet restrained performances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    This bizarre, original and brilliantly crafted documentary about the Sex Pistols is funny and at times moving -- despite all the ugliness and stupidity it depicts.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Cheerful, slightly cheesy entertainment that uses the latest special-effects techniques to breathe life into a venerable film tradition.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Lacks the humor and charm that fills the book and makes it so much more than a catalog of suffering.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Gripping, smart and moving, without falling prey to sentimentality, it shows what can be achieved when mainstream filmmakers like Howard and Goldsman are genuinely inspired and determined to be honest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A reminder of just how good Hollywood storytelling can be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Isn't just scary, charming and delightfully unpredictable - it's also smarter and subtler than any new movie out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Revels in the sensual pleasure of music while capturing brilliantly the tension that grips any theater company before the curtain goes up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A haunting, superbly made film. But it's also an unrelentingly sad and depressing experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A terrific work of political and social satire set in a Nebraska high school that has the intelligence of (the less coherent) "Rushmore," while painting a much darker picture of politics and human relationships.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Toy Story had a simpler, stronger story and the advantage of being the first of its kind. But it's quickly apparent that TS2 represents a major step forward in computer-animation artistry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    An affectionate, often clever and unflaggingly funny satire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    The final result, shaped by the brilliantly nimble, pitch-perfect direction of Spike Jonze, and blessed by superb acting, is an extraordinarily clever comedy that falters only in the last 20 minutes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A visually stunning film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Refreshing and surprising, the way independent movies are supposed to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A stunning achievement, every bit the equal of the classic moun taineering book which inspired it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Vulgar and lewd and raunchy like you wouldn't believe, and absolutely hilarious from beginning to end.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    You can tell this is a smart take on Hamlet from the first wordless opening shots.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    May be the creepiest and most original horror film since John Carpenter's classic "Halloween."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A powerful fable about love and addiction that manages to be darkly humorous when it isn't graphic or harrowing in the extreme.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Magnificent if overlong and oddly structured surfing documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    For some reason, the people who make modern musicals don't like to let you watch dancers dance -- there are still too few moments when you get to enjoy choreography from a dancer's hands to her feet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Powerful, provocative and often surprisingly funny, this may be the year's outstanding documentary.