For 168 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Fink's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Amazing Grace
Lowest review score: 0 The Hustle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 168
168 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 John Fink
    The film, although likable in passages, keeps the problems it explores local, with a narrow focus rather than creating a national call to action.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 John Fink
    Despite a few laughs, it’s a film that panders to a general audience with the funky musical score of a blaxploitation flick but none of the heart, spirit, or outrage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    The Feeling of Being Watched is an illuminating documentary told through an engaging first-person perspective through the eyes of someone who as a kid may have not seen the entire picture – and as an adult is now starting to put it together before our very eyes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 John Fink
    Nothing Stays The Same is an important piece of Austin history with great performances but it feels as though director John Sandmann respectfully stuck to too narrow a mandate.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    Yesterday, a sweet and well-meaning comedy, is a cautionary tale in taking on such an iconic musical output without adding much new to it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 John Fink
    Like Holmes & Watson proved late last year, two comedic giants is just not enough to save terrible material that should have been fixed long before the film went into production.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 John Fink
    Upon a first glance, the film is somewhat hollow an experience, offering trite dialogue and an on-the-nose message about beauty and the horrors of genetic engineering taken to their extreme.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    A surprisingly fun comedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    Framing John DeLorean suffers from functioning as two potentially entertaining films in one, fighting it out on screen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    Run
    Run hits familiar beats and is often too guarded, leaving us grasping for a little more than its 78-minute run time can provide.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Despite its spunky tone, Ask Dr. Ruth feels like several documentaries in one rather than a comprehensive look at a fascinating and enduring woman who shows no signs of slowing down. Thankfully, the film never feels as if it’s a work of branded content but rather an honest and intimate portrait of a revolutionary American cultural icon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    The joy of Ferrara’s The Projectionist is simply in getting to know its subject.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    Krauss packs a lot into what could be read as a prequel for his documentary, creating a brutal war on terror picture with a timely context.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 33 John Fink
    Beautifully shot in Instagram-filter inspired hues by Tom Betterton and Adam Silver, After is occasionally aesthetically pleasing. Yet the talented cast is burdened by a dead on arrival screenplay that waters down what could have been an intoxicating tale of first love had it divorced itself from its dull formula that no doubt was influenced by committee and the studio’s desire to create what they think teen and tween audiences will enjoy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    While it aims to generate outrage it does so rather quietly (unlike the recent blunt satirical work of Adam McKay) with a predictable outcome as all rigged games do. The process of getting to that point feels terribly uneven; at times a bit over the top in passages and yet restrained in others as certain transactions are treated as just the cost of doing business in The War on Terror.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    The film progresses predictably with an easy charm even if it’s dragged down by occasionally clunky pacing and sitcom tropes while exploring the complexity and flaws of its characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Imperfect, but delightful for much of its journey, Come As You Are packages an important human rights message in a comedy for the bros.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 John Fink
    The supernatural element with low-rent visual effects derails an interesting enough concept where the rules don’t matter. Finding a creepy, mysterious porn film is weird by itself, and while it need not be grounded in realism like 8mm or Hardcore, Porno doesn’t have to throw away the rule book to be fun and scary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    It’s a film full of highs and lows, sorrow and recollection, fun and political ideology–a mess, but one that feels authentic and accurate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    Corben finds humor in the absurdity; what might not be so apparent while you’re laughing your ass off is just how well-made and -researched a tale this is.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 John Fink
    The latest in a series of work about the cost of the refugee crisis and human migration, For Sama is a harrowing experience and certainly one of the most essential films of the year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    What it lacks in originality it makes up for in its empathetic charm. Sometimes that’s just enough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    Brief, personal, insightful, and well-crafted, Vision Portraits is a giving look at the process of expanded creativity by four fascinating artists.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 John Fink
    Similar to Obvious Child, the film avoids over the top tropes and shock value with refreshing sincerity. This is the kind of sex-positive coming of age comedy that smart, curious teens truly deserve.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    When the film works it veers into the domain of the uncomfortably hilarious as the maladjusted becomes a malcontent without a choice.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    The Beach Bum is a skillfully crafted and often hilariously entertaining, but like an evening with Moondog, it might leave you with a hangover.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    Despite a few over the top moments, Pig Hag is a nuanced and mature although not restrained portrait of someone who we all have met. This film sheds some light not only on swipe-dating culture but also the kind of people that are typically around the time Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ is playing and the house lights come on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Superbly entertaining ... An engaging thriller first and a millennial can-do tale second, Tollman’s script sometimes tells rather than shows as it repeats points later in the picture. Yet the rapid-fire pacing is continually riveting, calling back to the great political thrillers of yesteryear.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 John Fink
    Despite some endearing passages, Gene Stupnitsky’s uninspired crude tween comedy Good Boys is a cringe-inducing affair.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    There are certain moments in Long Shot where I thought I might have been watching a new comedy classic. Unfortunately, Jonathan Levine’s rom-com slightly overstays its welcome with a predictably clunky third act that could have lost a few minutes.

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