For 141 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desmond Ryan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Rififi (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 Jeepers Creepers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Individual moments in Hit and Runway are quite funny, but as a send-up of action-movie mindlessness, the movie is sometimes as dumb as its targets.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    A thriller is only as good as its villain is bad, and this is the film's problem.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    A tired, cobbled-together concoction.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Begins with a scene of mass repentance, but the real sin here is a profligate waste of talent.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    To do this kind of satire successfully, you need the kind of merciless and unrelenting wit of films such as Gus Van Sant's "To Die For" or John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor."
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    There's no doubt that the formula for this kind of action film is showing its age.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    One
    A worthy subject is poorly executed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Cheerful mishmash.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    It musters both the merits and the drawbacks of the landmark original.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Yet another Hollywood serving of everyman pluck, sports division.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Rather like listening to Vladimir Horowitz play "Chopsticks."
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Sorely needs the injection of skepticism - a quality that would have been even more useful when Pollack was mulling over doing Random Hearts in the first place.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Feeble and formulaic.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Has its moments of charm, but it's ultimately a fascinating failure that surely looked better on paper than it does on the screen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Leaves you in no doubt of where the talent is in what would otherwise be a throwaway picture.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Strictly for adventurous moviegoers, a peculiar experience -- a polemic that is at once watchable and repellent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Illsley's fine cast, with a riotous contribution from William H. Macy as the sheriff who falls for Harry, plays out the comedy without condescension.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Lame and misguided homage, which reduces satire to vulgar silliness for kids.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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