Barry Johnson
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For 16 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Barry Johnson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 88 Alien 3
Lowest review score: 33 Jackpot
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
16 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Barry Johnson
    The tip-off that something different is afoot in Alien 3 comes right at the beginning. [22 May 1992, p.AE15]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Barry Johnson
    Its ambiguity allows us the chance to provide our own satirical edge to the film.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Barry Johnson
    A sense of claustrophobia emerges, increases and colonizes the film.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Barry Johnson
    A quite competent and energetic effort that uses live actors. [10 Apr 1992]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Barry Johnson
    As usual, the genius is in the storytelling details that Gray musters and manipulates, the side trips and observations, the depth of his personal observations. His near hysteria is funny in itself, though when he tries for a one-liner, it almost inevitably falls flat. But that's not a problem: It's just Spalding.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Barry Johnson
    The mix of psychic thriller and childhood memory movies is smooth, maybe too smooth. Neither becomes truly gripping, despite fine acting by Hopkins, Yelchin and Boorem.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Barry Johnson
    Timecop speeds along briskly: It's a well-oiled, smooth-running action movie with a science-fiction twist tossed in for good measure. [16 Sep 1994, p.14]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Barry Johnson
    Fortunately, Winkler has a good cast.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Barry Johnson
    This one is for Woody fans, and maybe Woody fans only.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 58 Barry Johnson
    The novel's exuberance, happy sensuality, goes AWOL in Van Sant's sadder, darker vision. [20 May 1994]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Johnson
    Could have had charm if the characters had been more recognizable as human beings.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Barry Johnson
    No crime against the moviemaker's art, but it is flawed in a way we wouldn't expect from the director of "Shakespeare in Love."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Barry Johnson
    Final Fantasy doesn't pop.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Barry Johnson
    At its best during the anachronistic nightclub scenes and anytime prolonged dancing is on screen. It's mostly music video stuff, but the young actors are likable enough, and the film works up just enough momentum to give it some significance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Barry Johnson
    One suspects that [Verhoeven's] produced exactly the movie he wanted to produce: fast, cynical and profitable. Cha-ching. [20 Mar 1992, p.AE17]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Barry Johnson
    A very depressing movie.

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