K.J. Doughton
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For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

K.J. Doughton's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Magdalene Sisters
Lowest review score: 20 Bad Santa
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 K.J. Doughton
    Echoes Eastwood’s previous exploration of true-life violence, “Unforgiven,” by tracing how death and depravity stain one’s life for generations, leaving seeds to take root in each branch of a tainted family tree.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 K.J. Doughton
    "Kill Bill Vol. 1" was a pure action movie, in love with collisions of violent movement. “Vol. 2” relaxes the pace, allowing for extended monologues. Those who lamented the first film's lack of wicked word exchanges should delight in Carradine's final soliloquy.
    • Film Threat
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 K.J. Doughton
    Although this ain't Hogwarts, there's full-scale witchery being practiced behind Magdalene's locked doors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 K.J. Doughton
    School of Rock kicks ass. It's one movie that definitely goes to eleven.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 K.J. Doughton
    Meticulous in its descriptions of well-intended individuals caught up in these ferocious waves of street crime.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 K.J. Doughton
    As he did with “The English Patient,” director Minghella performs a miraculous juggling act, balancing his epic, sweeping story with the subtleties of character and detail that make Cold Mountain breathe.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 K.J. Doughton
    Check out The Life of Reilly, for a real-life example of carpe diem energy too pure and unrefined to be silenced by discrimination or negative family vibes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 K.J. Doughton
    In Mrs. Henderson Presents, Bob Hoskins lets it all hang out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 K.J. Doughton
    It joins “Rush,” “The Onion Field,” “Serpico,” “Seven,” “The French Connection,” Traffic, and “Prince of the City” as a grimy, hyper-real exploration of the emotional and psychological prices paid by cops.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 K.J. Doughton
    A frozen pile of reindeer droppings. The cinematic equivalent to passing a kidney stone, Zwigoff’s unholy foray into “dark comedy” gives us a suicidal, sociopathic drunk slinging swear words with a ferocity that would make Tony Montana wince.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 K.J. Doughton
    White and The Edge appear guarded, and perhaps a bit intimidated, by Page’s Yoda-like status.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 K.J. Doughton
    A mesmerizing documentary that shows the vulnerability -– and brutality -– that emerge when one is showered in recognition, only to have such fame pulled out from under him.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 K.J. Doughton
    Rodriguez knows kids. No doubt kids will be clamoring to get acquainted with Spy Kids 2, the best sequel to emerge from a children’s franchise in the past several years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 K.J. Doughton
    Some might perceive City of Men as a slow film, while others could reasonably argue that Morelli is taking more time to develop characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 K.J. Doughton
    Leave the Visine and wrapping papers at home for A/K/A Tommy Chong, a surprisingly clear-eyed, sober account of what it’s liked to be embraced by a culture, while loathed by the Powers That Be.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 K.J. Doughton
    Traveling faster than a fat line of blow snorted from mirror to nose, Cocaine Cowboys is all rush and no crash.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 K.J. Doughton
    Despite its handsome cinematography, slathered in thick, neo-noir shades of red and blue, the film has no one to root for. Place your bets on Hoffman’s terrific portrayal of a weasely, wisecracking pervert, however, and you’re sure to get your money’s worth.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 K.J. Doughton
    There are no boring, expository sequences; no depressing, grown-up politics. Instead, Rodriguez gifts us with a kaleidoscope of energy and invention.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 K.J. Doughton
    I found myself in a tug-of-war between enjoying Bottle Shock as entertaining fluff, and thinking that there might be a more serious, gritty, complicated story lurking behind the grab-ass soap opera.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 K.J. Doughton
    The astonishingly gonzoid fight scenes from Ong Bak 2 might be the best ever filmed.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 K.J. Doughton
    Longtime fans of John Woo, who have come to accept operatic, lead-slinging death dances as an integral part of the director’s powerful aesthetic, will probably be unsatisfied with this neutered variation on his earlier, superior works.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 K.J. Doughton
    While it's too smart to be shelved on the porn rack, "YPF" (a neutered acronym for Young People F**king, its original title) shoots Judd Apatow-styled raunch into previously uncharted stratospheres of frank sexual humor.