Dave Kehr

Dave Kehr (* 1953) is an American journalist and film critic.


Dave Kehr studied English at the University of Chicago, where he met during the French study, to read film analysis of the Cahiers du cinéma. After he wrote while studying for the student newspaper The Maroon, he then worked for the Chicago Reader from 1974 to 1985. From 1986 to 1992 he was a film critic for the Chicago Tribune from 1993 to 1998, the Daily News in New York City. Since 1999, he writes a weekly column on DVD releases in the New York Times. Because of his expertise, he was in 1993 film jury member at the Sundance Film Festival and a year later at the Berlinale 1994. Moreover, he was briefly chairman of the National Society of Film Critics.

Public perception

Inverse is known to maul films that are particularly well rated by critics as a rule of viewers in his reviews and columns. These include: Boat, Raging Bull, Apocalypse Now, The Empire Strikes Back, Dog Days and Alien - The sinister creature from another world. All these films were based on the movie portal Rotten Tomatoes otherwise Reviews of 96 percent or more. The boat stood for some time at 100 percent, to return the only negative review contributed (as of September 2013) and the film no qualities attested.