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

Jonathan Foreman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Lowest review score: 0 The Master of Disguise
Score distribution:
545 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    As entertaining as it is amazingly faithful.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Visually gorgeous despite its low budget, The Terrorist is a haunting film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Unpretentious and often witty, it's emotional punch is weakened by spotty performances, especially from Karin Viard in the lead role.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The originality and intelligence that made Smith's "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy" such refreshing pleasures are all but absent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Before the slightly surreal (self-consciously so) climax, there are some fine set pieces, including a disastrous dinner party that amply showcases Rivette's wonderfully light directorial touch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Despite its treacly sentimentality, predictability and gutless evasiveness about the power of the church in 1950s Ireland, Evelyn manages to be an enjoyable piece of family entertainment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    A lovely, intelligent film from Spain about recognizable human beings with real-life problems.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Energetic, often very funny comedy filled with sharp, vivid performances by a terrific ensemble cast.
    • New York Post
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The film's earthy frankness is refreshing.
    • New York Post
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Wilde's masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, may be the best play of the 19th century. It's so good that its relentless, polished wit can withstand not only inept school productions, but even Oliver Parker's movie adaptation.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    They may not have made another "Back to the Future," but to their credit, the makers of Clockstoppers don't patronize or underestimate their pre-teen audience nearly as much as has become customary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Still worth watching for Dong Jie's performance -- and for the way it documents a culture in the throes of rapid change.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    But even if The Cat's Meow is unsubtle and overlong, in its jaundiced way it convincingly captures a fascinating period in Hollywood history.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Graham is funny and adorable in this endearing little romantic comedy.
    • New York Post
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Less an updated version of the Dostoevsky novel than an unusually somber Hollywood teen love story.
    • New York Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    It feels less predictable and derivative than it is, thanks to Gus Van Sant's deft direction and two fine central performances.
    • New York Post
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Quirky and good-natured, it makes the most of an unknown but able and refreshingly international cast. And for a low-budget indie, it looks remarkably good and moves along with real snap.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    A languid but refreshingly real depiction of female adolescence.
    • 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.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Initially amusing but finally sour sex comedy.
    • New York Post
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    One of the more entertaining documentaries to come along in some time.
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Ghobadi (himself an Iranian Kurd) takes some gorgeous shots against the snow, but his storytelling is uneven and often slow.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    There are a few ingenious zig zags in its otherwise by-the-numbers plot...but what keeps you interested... is the sheer movie-star presence of the actors in the lead roles.
    • New York Post
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The girl you see stabbing and shooting prisoners and fellow trainees makes the killer from "La Femme Nikita" look like a wuss.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Inside Beautiful People, . . . there's a terrific film trying to get out.
    • New York Post
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    There are times when the urban dialect is so thick, you wish the film came with subtitles.
    • New York Post
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    It's only when you're leaving the theater that her spell wears off and you realize just how bad the movie, directed by Andy Tennant, really is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The whole film could use a jolt of caffeine, and a lugubrious woodwind score doesn't help.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Indeed, for all its jokiness, this isn't the film for anyone who suffers from even the mildest fear of ugly, scuttling, jumping creatures with spindly, furry legs that have a habit of hiding in your shoes.

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