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John Hofsess

John Hofsess
John Hofsess's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Maclean's Magazine, New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint (1972) It is no accomplishment that the film has been made with restraint and good taste. The Philip Roth novel was an attack on restraint and good taste.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
90% Frenzy (1972) By using London, a city that has preserved a tradition of citizen safety and civilization, as the background, Hitchcock creates a sharp tension between the city and the rapist-strangler who is running loose.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
98% The Conversation (1974) It proves, ten years early, in a compelling, chilling vision, how close we are to Orwell's 1984.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
92% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) If acting alone could save Duddy Kravitz, it would be a good film, but acting cannot save a story as thin and threadbare as this.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
No Score Yet The New Land (1972) The New Land is a film filled with original touches and intelligent insights, into the hardy, heroic families who built the foundations of Canada and the United States a century ago.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
94% The Sting (1973) The Sting is so funny, so charming and diverting, it's one of the few films I've ever seen that could be offered to the public with a money-back guarantee of pleasure.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
79% Papillon (1973) Charrière's book has been treated well...‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Réjeanne Padovani (1973) ...it oversimplifies, it does not probe sympathetically, it has no interest in complex truths, or moral ambiguities.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Concert for Bangladesh (1972) ...music films such as Concert For Bangladesh don't do nearly a good enough job of uplifting people and making them feel happy. ‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
100% Gumshoe (1971) Gumshoe is a perfect sort of summer film - light as a Panama hat, cool as a frosted daiquiri.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
98% The Godfather (1972) The Godfather is the most substantial and satisfying of all the mass entertainment films to come out of Hollywood in recent years.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Felix the Cat (1958) Felix The Cat is so funny no one could clock the laughs. As for its alleged offense to morals - who ever heard of anyone being corrupted by a cartoon?‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
80% Mary, Queen of Scots (1972) Queen Of Scots would be an unmitigated disaster without Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson. The script by John Hale is not factual, yet not persuasively fictional.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet The Rowdyman (1972) ...funny, sad, with a ring of truth.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
98% The Conformist (1970) The Conformist is a beautiful and provocative film, and its theme could not be more timely.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
96% Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) (1971) Claire's Knee, with its lucidity, bittersweet wit, unpredictable characters and tight directorial control, is certainly a rare bird among modern movies...‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
27% Waterloo (1970) ... in Waterloo the style is pedantic, the information dubious.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
17% Making It (1971) It's careful not to be shocking, a powder-blue movie more interested in making dollars than sense.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
17% Friends (1971) Filtered through the decades of pop culture, Friends is where D. H. Lawrence's "love ethic" has come to rest.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet Gas-s-s-s (1970) ... the nadir of "youth cult" pandering and Corman's long-and-always-low film career.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) The Assassination Of Trotsky is a superb film that debunks the romanticism of political violence. ‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
98% The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) (1972) If you've never been a Bunuel film, this is a fine one to start with; Luis Bunuel is one of life's great originals and he's in top form here.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
92% The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) (1971) The film is so accurately detailed, beautifully photographed and acted, that it becomes an imperishable memory, a moving testament to the courage and tenacity of the human spirit.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
89% Deliverance (1972) ...profoundly distasteful.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers (1972) The film has neither subtlety nor depth and acting, with Charles Bronson in the starring role, earnest but dull. ‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
50% Young Winston (1972) In the title role, 31-year-old Simon Ward makes as auspicious a debut in his first major performance as Peter O'Toole did in Lawrence Of Arabia,‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
60% Savage Messiah (1972) It's the sort of grade B melodrama that John Barrymore would have played heavily, hammily and stoned in his twilight years.‐ Maclean's Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
90% Barry Lyndon (1975) Maybe the only abstract maxim that one can derive from Kubrick's new film is: 'Openness is everything.'‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000