For 125 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Fink's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 91 Support the Girls
Lowest review score: 25 Boo! A Madea Halloween
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 125
  2. Negative: 9 out of 125
125 movie reviews
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    • 91 John Fink
    The Sentence is a powerful film full of rich, raw emotions as all parties explore their vulnerabilities.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Without taking itself too seriously or academically, Upgrade operates with a level of remarkable rigor. This is a film that kicks ass, takes names, and has a healthy skepticism of the future without straying too far away from its B-movie, body horror ambitions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    The Workers Cup is a bittersweet portrait of the labor that built the glimmering towers, stadiums, and luxury malls: spaces these men are not permitted to be seen in public areas of.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    Boom for Real is an engaging enough oral history from those that were there – directed in a manner that’s perhaps a little too straight forward for just how vibrant the material is.
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    • 75 John Fink
    It’s a film with an inspiring message that’s often uneven despite the coherence of its message guided by Solomon. As affirming and enlightening as the experience is, it does suffer from the trappings of flying into these characters lives and popping out rather than spending a considerable amount of time in their shoes.
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    • 83 John Fink
    When She Runs is a film that’s beautifully restrained.
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    • 75 John Fink
    Perhaps the director’s most no holds barred picture yet, it expresses the anxieties and political division of the Trump era.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    While not breaking new narrative ground, it’s a confidently-directed picture, even surprisingly ambitious in later passages. It’s all carried by a stunning performance by Mary Kay Place, whose emotional journey is as profound as it is ambiguous as she remains steadfast in her ways despite coming full circle.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 John Fink
    Fronted by a fine performance by Matt Smith, Mapplethorpe plays it safe with a subject that’s anything but.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    Duck Butter remains a subversive treat for much of its running time, even when it falls into familiar patterns.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 John Fink
    A game of Truth or Dare can actually be a great way to get to know each other, the only problem here is that these characters are so paper thin, that it’s hard to care what secrets they may hide.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 John Fink
    In the end, The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter feels as innocuous and funny as some of the higher-tier films from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production studio. It misses the mark on subversion, but it at least offers a few chuckles along the way.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 58 John Fink
    Ambitious and deeply flawed, Acrimony may appeal to hardcore fans of The Room–it’s not every day a melodrama comes along that’s this fun precisely because it never takes itself seriously.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 John Fink
    Fast Color, like A Wrinkle in Time, provides an empowering message without much to latch on to. Hart, who impressed with her debut drama Miss Stevens, offers a banal, tired narrative, despite strong performances and occasionally beautiful visuals.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    The New Romantic is the rare film that presents these relationships without judgment offering up the good, bad, painful, and confusing as a matter of fact.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 John Fink
    Bujalski as a filmmaker has created a film as fascinating as anything in his previous output
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 John Fink
    Relaxer is a hard film to “like,” full of commentary and situations that push the bounds of good taste and camp but it’s one of Potrykus’ best pictures; watchable, hilarious, uncompromising, and even thrilling in its final moments–if you have the stomach and patience for it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    The film is wholly original taking on issues of the day from parental rights to mental illness and later, the opioid crisis. But while there is plenty of depth here, Thunder Road feels a little too much like it has been cobbled together from sketches and ideas for a one-man show.
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    • 83 John Fink
    Pet Names gets the emotional beats right even if it has a lot in common with lessor relationship dramas with lower stakes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    Blockers doesn’t pull off the impossible so much as it turns the tables on a common formula, finding something fresh, empowering, and hilarious in that time-old story of a group of friends making a pact to lose their V-card on prom night.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    RBG
    Intimate without being obtrusive, RBG doesn’t exactly demystify the Supreme Court so much as it brings us closer to one of its greats.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 John Fink
    Well-acted and handsomely lensed by Aaron Kovalchik, Blame is an engaging debut that subverts the male gaze that might be associated with this kind of teacher/student relationship drama. It is objective without being titillating as it delivers low-key character driven thrills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 John Fink
    [A] hilarious and occasionally moving portrait of Jim Carrey’s time making Milos Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man on The Moon.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Schroder and his subject do have a nice casual familiarity; hopefully he’ll check in on Ingels every ten years or so.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Fearless writer-director-actress Marianna Palka has crafted an bold, dark domestic comedy with Bitch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Unintentionally timely, A River Below may be read as a Trump-era document, a tale of environmentalists versus local industry.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    The New Radical is one of the more illuminating and scary documentaries of recent memory as it takes the time to make rational and disturbing arguments free from commentary.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 John Fink
    Occasionally entertaining and cringe-inducing, it’s largely more of the same: a retread of previous Jigsaw/Saw outings that sets the series up for new revenue opportunities without slaying larger dragons.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 John Fink
    Bill Nye: Science Guy mixes science and inquiry with an intimate look at the personal trials and tribulations of Nye as he struggles with guilt, seeing his brother and sister suffer from a neurological condition that he’s escaped.
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    • 75 John Fink
    While not breaking any new ground in the genre, American Satan is a stylish psychedelic thrill in the mold of a zany comedy that grows dark, quickly.

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