Allison Benedikt
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For 103 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allison Benedikt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Squid and the Whale
Lowest review score: 12 The Dukes of Hazzard
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 103
  2. Negative: 22 out of 103
103 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Benedikt
    Steering clear of phony melodrama and indie pretense, Baumbach captures a crisis in one family's life that, though it shakes the foundation, leaves all four Berkmans drifting toward highs and lows unknown, each of them only dimly aware that, no matter what the movies tell us, we never really come of age.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    It's hard to breathe in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs, a relentlessly taut Hong Kong cop thriller that, unlike many of its cinematic peers, doesn't burn off tension in choreographed action sequences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    A compelling piece of press criticism as it probes the media as terror's conduit of choice, spreading message and validating violence in the 1970s and today.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    Grace and Quaid imbue what could have been caricatures--with heart, intelligence and great comic timing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    All three men turn in superb and understated performances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    With husband and wife starring, you can't help but wonder which details here are autobiographical. No matter: This is obviously a deeply personal work for Attal, whose comic timing and passion can only serve him well both on screen and off.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    Don't let the fast-and-loose vibe fool you: Right up to its operatic finale, this is one tight one last job.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    Hilarious, inspired, frenzied.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    It's a familiar dance, but something only July could invent, a vignette much like her characters: beautiful, flawed, organic--fine alone but better with the others.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    Yes, Steve Carell can carry a movie. Yes, Judd Apatow can direct a movie. Yes, we'll all relate to a middle-aged virgin. And yes, when an aesthetician yells to her assistant "we're gonna need more wax," you best run.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    An uplifting, funny and engaging star-studded affair.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    With humor, honesty and awe, Feuerzeig's portrait may love Daniel Johnston, but it won't give his parents much hope.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    Acutely perceptive and slyly quick-witted.

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