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

Jonathan Foreman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Monsoon Wedding
Lowest review score: 0 The Master of Disguise
Score distribution:
544 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • New York Post
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Presents an intelligent, profound and at times heartrending slice of Taiwanese middle-class existence - as seen by characters at different stages of life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    So minimalist in characterization and dialogue that the plot all but evaporates -- and so does any dramatic power.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Director Alfonso Cuaron ("A Little Princess") gets vivid, convincing performances from a fine cast, and generally keeps things going at a rapid pace.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    The sequel's battle scenes -- especially the climactic assault on the Helm's Deep fortress by the armies of darkness -- easily put those of the "Star Wars" series to shame.
    • 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.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Poetic but tedious and all but plotless.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • New York Post
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A haunting, superbly made film. But it's also an unrelentingly sad and depressing experience.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Visually flat and uninteresting and too often feels like a (leisurely paced) filmed play.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • New York Post
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    This film is fighting the good fight, albeit in a rather heavy-handed way.
    • New York Post
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    If you've never seen a "masala" musical, you may find Lagaan hilariously bad. Cartoony acting, dreadful dialogue, obvious dubbing, and meandering but ultrapredictable plots are simply part of the Bollywood package, along with six musical numbers and a bizarre mixture of romance, comedy and melodrama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    One of those rare recent films whose emotional power resonates long after you've left the theater.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    A beautifully shot, well-acted movie that manages to make a complicated, real-life story without much drama feel like a thriller.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Slight but affecting triptych.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    It's a shame that, on top of everything else, the second movie version of The Quiet American -- Graham Greene's brilliant 1955 novel about the French Indochina war -- should be so visually disappointing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Powerful, provocative and often surprisingly funny, this may be the year's outstanding documentary.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    A sophisticated, stylish, fast-moving piece of work.
    • New York Post
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    That it is such a powerful and indeed beautiful film is simply extraordinary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    If you have the patience, its almost endless silences and extremely slow pacing eventually pay off.
    • 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.
    • New York Post

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