Joshua Rothkopf

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For 862 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joshua Rothkopf's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Call Me by Your Name
Lowest review score: 20 Lottery Ticket
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 862
862 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Redford, already a giant, has never been more suggestive. His character’s misadventure — might be a kind of cosmic penance. It’s the salvation of the moviegoing year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    We are in the presence of a new classic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    An epic, often funny testament to creative fearlessness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Defiantly intellectual, complex and true to the shifting winds of real-world governance, Lincoln is not the movie that this election season has earned-but one that a more perfect union can aspire to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Rare is the profile that captures so much oddness with so little judgment. You owe yourself a chance to be challenged.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    The grandeur of this movie is off the charts. For a certain kind of old-school film fan, someone who believes in shapely, classical proportions and an epic yarn told over time, it will be the revelation of the year.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    The details are gripping, presented with respect for an audience's intelligence.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Funny and heartbreaking, this is a movie that would have made the '80s-era Jonathan Demme, attuned to American anxieties, blush with pride.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Much of the movie’s revolutionary impact should be credited to the city itself: The Dakota looms menacingly, every bit the Gothic pile as any Transylvanian vampire’s mansion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Matthew McConaughey finally locates his perfect métier as the town's Fordian skeptic, a district attorney who smells a rat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Like the wood-grained farmhouse itself — a beautiful piece of production design by Julie Berghoff — The Conjuring has an analog solidity that makes the terror to come almost unbearable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    The beauty of this movie, both a nostalgic romp and a futuristic scream, is its stubborn insistence on getting all the trapped-in-amber details right.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Though it runs an epic five-and-a-half hours (it was made for French TV), Carlos books like no film since "Goodfellas." You will not be bored, ever.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Moonlight takes the pain of growing up and turns it into hardened scars and private caresses. This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    By allowing viewers to step into the shoes of a wall-climbing Jackie Chan, a parkour-sprinting Daniel Craig or a bullet-spraying Ahnold, it does something that live action has never attempted before. The carnage flies—it’s possible to miss a lot of it. But if action movies are meant to be stunning, Hardcore Henry can proudly take its place among the giants. Even better, it lets you stand with them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Wheatley, underplaying his stylishness, goes for a subtle national satire about geeks gone wild, and that’s the fun here: On as mild-mannered a vacation as two Brits might devise, a killer comes along—and, after a while, is politely welcomed in, the kettle simmering.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    The tunes, flooding every frame, remain perfect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Polley has gone further into the thorny subject of forgiveness than any of her peers. Her movies ache with ethical quandary; Stories We Tell aches the most.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    On purely formal grounds (the ones on which the genre lives or dies), Kent is a natural. She favors crisp compositions and unfussy editing, transforming the banal house itself into a subtle, shadowy threat.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Masterfully addressing the American racial divide, past and present, director Raoul Peck’s six-years-in-the-making documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, is a galvanizing, ominous film, thrumming with a sense of history repeating itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    It Comes at Night is a film of tense gradations, a chamber piece set at the twilight of humanity.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    The movement of the story—from wrenching homesickness to blooming confidence and a smile on one’s stroll to work—elevates the movie into universal urban poetry.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Too few films take on the art of arguing as a subject; we could certainly use more of them, but until then, Lumet’s window into strained civic duty will continue to serve mightily.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Here's where it's easiest to see Clouzot's advantage over his more famous peer, as he combines nail-biting action scenes - calibrated to the millimeter - with a Hawksian command of earthy performances.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    A superior work of confrontational boldness, it might be the movie Oppenheimer wanted to make in the first place.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Andersen makes humorous hay out of the stark home designs of Richard Neutra — only suitable, it seems, for drug dealers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    World on a Wire is the discovery of the season, rarely screened in America but very much a key chapter in Fassbinder's story--a step toward bigger budgets and slicker production values, yet clarifying of his core artistic legacy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    Rarely leaning on the weepy families back home, this briskly paced triumph maintains a clear focus on human costs, with hope slipping away onboard while lives hang on the burp of a fax machine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joshua Rothkopf
    The movie toggles between two periods-before and after a catastrophe-and, were it not for Swinton's magnetism, it would be unbearable. Instead, you'll want to stay for the wallop.

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