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 7.8 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 God, Sex & Apple Pie
Score distribution:
545 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Far more interesting and intelligent than anything coming out of the studios. It fairly brims with superb performances by a terrific cast - you simply can't take your eyes off the female leads, Edie Falco and Angela Bassett.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Longwinded, slow-starting but moving film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    A powerful fable about love and addiction that manages to be darkly humorous when it isn't graphic or harrowing in the extreme.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    East Is East is "The Full Monty" of 2000, a fresh, funny and poignant film filled with sparkling performances.
    • New York Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    It's often hilarious, and there is lots of the zippy, apparently improvised dialogue that made "Swingers" such a pleasure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Represents a kind of progress. Where once only a few ultra-talented, lucky black filmmakers got to make big studio movies, now we have standard-issue Hollywood schlock that happens to be made by, about and for African-Americans.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Jonathan Foreman
    The originality and intelligence that made Smith's "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy" such refreshing pleasures are all but absent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    There is hardly a moment during this overlong, stunningly smug exercise in moral self-satisfaction when you actually care about a character, real or invented.
    • New York Post
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    But it's more than a crowd-pleaser shot at spectacular Rocky mountain locations -- it's almost revolutionary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    A clever, funny, extended joke about ruthless directors, method actors and the power of the cinema.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 0 Jonathan Foreman
    No one but a convict guilty of some truly heinous crime should have to sit through The Master of Disguise, an unbearably tedious and unfunny comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Despite many flaws...Romance is unquestionably an important film.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    Gripping, smart and moving, without falling prey to sentimentality, it shows what can be achieved when mainstream filmmakers like Howard and Goldsman are genuinely inspired and determined to be honest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Compelling but self-undermining documentary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Visually accomplished and wonderfully acted.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Jonathan Foreman
    The film is only 91 minutes long, but it seemed to stretch out for days.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jonathan Foreman
    Hilarious, acidic Brit comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    It tries to be an update of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" crossed with "Pygmalion," but while it has some funny and even original moments, it's too predictable to be "all that."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    A test of endurance, and not just because you need a rather stronger word than "explicit" to describe this long-unreleased, self-consciously provocative film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    Despite some genuinely funny scenes, American Desi turns out to be inferior to the as yet unreleased "ABCD" and even last year's "Chutney Popcorn."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    It proves once again that it doesn't matter if the camera is dancing a jig on the ceiling if the storytelling is no good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Jonathan Foreman
    An exhilarating, sweeping epic that begs to be seen on the largest possible screen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Foreman
    Essentially a feature-length commercial for both the growing sport of competitive cheerleading and ESPN2 .
    • New York Post
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    The demands of formula eventually stifle anything that even looks like inspiration or honesty.
    • 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
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jonathan Foreman
    There are a few chuckles here and there, and there are odd wisps of cleverness in the script by Steve Adams, but for the most part, Envy is a film that doesn't know where it's going.

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