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 2.3 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    A huge waste of talent (Witherspoon's) and time (ours), a supernatural romantic comedy that is neither romantic, comedic, super or natural.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    Cherot shot G on a tight schedule, but instead of this age-old indie predicament generating a certain scrappy passion, the film just looks cheap.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    In the end, Protocols of Zion is all context--a bit here about Father Coughlin, a minute there about the Holocaust, a stint with "The Passion" and a brief shot of Levin watching the beheading of Daniel Pearl--no soul.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    Gere and Binoche are both terribly miscast--one far too charismatic, the other far too dowdy, which is something for Juliette Binoche. And the spelling bees? Dull. Dreary.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    I won't pretend there aren't moments of sweetness here--there are, aplenty. But the promise of true emotion goes bust with bad acting, cheap writing and false sentiment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    A childish and visually repetitive movie, ham-fisted, proselytizing and overtly simplified.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    I guess there's something progressive going on when a lesbian love story gets to be just as dreadful and tacky as most straight ones.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    A mostly bland, sporadically crude, by-the-numbers romantic comedy about two gay men in love.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Allison Benedikt
    Could have been a funny movie. There are a few truths about food-service that McKittrick gets right but doesn't fully exploit.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Allison Benedikt
    I have a sneaking suspicion that Running Scared could become a cult classic.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Allison Benedikt
    Mark my words: Mindhunters will do for psycho-thrillers what "Showgirls" did for stripper movies.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Allison Benedikt
    The fatal flaw in David Duchovny's big-screen directorial debut, House of D, is not Robin Williams as a retarded janitor. It's David Duchovny, the man who chose to cast Robin Williams as a retarded janitor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Allison Benedikt
    Commenting on performances here is like critiquing the production design of a porno--it's beside the point. Briefly: Knoxville, bad choice, man. Reynolds, you make a good villain. Simpson, lovely posing. Scott, you're from Minnesota and it shows--but I bet stunt driving school was fun.

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