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 Emerald Cowboy
Score distribution:
544 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Surprisingly enjoyable, as adaptations of cult comic books go, thanks to a sense of humor all too rare in the genre, winning performances by Ron Perlman and Selma Blair, and a sweet romance of the kind that made "Spider-Man" a richer experience than its competitors.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Almost everything about Ice Age proves to be disappointingly generic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The film's earthy frankness is refreshing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The filmmakers have an pleasurably accurate sense of the embarrassments that darken early adolescence and of the amazing cruelty of teenage girls.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    By far the best single performance in the film - and it is really, really terrific, utterly believable and moving - is by Emma Thompson. To the extent that there is genuine feeling in the movie that doesn't feel slickly manipulative, it's in the scenes involving her character.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Like "Beneath the Veil," it gives a human face to those who have suffered from the Taliban's tremendous cruelty, and those who have been maimed in the war to end their rule.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    There's something oddly endearing about the Barenaked Ladies. And by the end of the movie, you begin to see just what it is that inspires such intense fan loyalty.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    When it was first performed in theaters a couple of years after the L.A. riots took place, Twilight: Los Angeles must have been very powerful. Unfortunately, director Mark Levin's filmed version lacks that impact.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    It too often looks and feels like a high-concept home movie, thanks to cinematography that's crude and ugly even by the standards of documentary video. But Group is also a remarkably believable piece of improvised theater.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Moves at a leisurely pace, and it cries out for a narrator or even just an organizing principle.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Fascinatingly, many of the interviewees disagree vehemently about Holmes' personality: some of his co-stars and colleagues found him repellently abusive and selfish.
    • 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.
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    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    Visually unimpressive and laden with awkward dialogue; its primary interest doesn't lie in its storytelling but in its sociology -- in the window it opens onto a Muslim Middle Eastern society in transition.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    About two-thirds of the way through, a stupid, hyperbolic sensibility takes control of the project, running it screaming off the rails.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Amateurishly written and directed, and so predictable that it hurts.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Familiar and predictable enough, especially if you have seen Hollywood serial-killer thrillers like "Se7en."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Thereare moving moments in this over-hyped satire by the Israeli-Arab writer-director-actor Elia Suleiman, and it's fascinating to get a picture of daily life in prosperous Palestinian neighborhoods.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    It's moody and atmospheric. But with the exception of a few cool moments that remind you of Ferrara at his best, it's dull and written with little attention paid to basic storytelling.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Plays to none of Rock's strengths (even though he co-wrote the film with members of his HBO team) and intensifies his tendency to mug and shout.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    There isn't a line you haven't heard or a stock character you haven't encountered before.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    It's a lumpy and disorganized film that remains unsatisfying, perhaps because the fundamental oddness of having sex in public for money as a way of life remains just as mysterious at the end of the film as in the beginning.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Slow and predictable, and the characters are so poorly written that its hard to react to them in any way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Hardly a deep examination of gender relations or character, but in its unsentimental way it's a tender and charming story of friendship and tolerance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Generic memoir of lower-middle-class "white ethnic" life in the '50s.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Despite a script that occasionally calls for some embarrassingly awkward lines, Kollek's cast generally acquits itself well.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Begins exceptionally well. Indeed, for at least its first half it's an unusually thoughtful, admirably underplayed piece of work of disorienting, rather harsh realism that builds its mysteries in pleasurably oblique and unpredictable ways.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    A cold, emptily stylish exercise -- and one that sorely lacks the speed and vigor that made "Lola" run.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Without a real story to go with the notion of Farm Belt "wiggas," the humor wears thinner and thinner until it disappears.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    An ultra-stylized, empty mess.