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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desmond Ryan's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Shrek
Lowest review score: 25 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    A work that demands patience, and it will easily exasperate some moviegoers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Honest, sensitive and keenly observant.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Greenwald's film is filled with an infectious love for the region's songs. It could hardly be otherwise, given the level of musical talent she recruited for Songcatcher.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    A droll piece of deadpan played with mostly unerring pitch by a talented cast.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Blithely funny and on-the-money movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Full of pungent and telling observation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    In theme and technique, it pushes the boundaries of animation and opens up new and imaginative possibilities.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Some movie-goers will be more annoyed than surprised by the finale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    His (Mamet) direction is unobtrusive, unflashy, and always willing to allow the hilarious cast all the room it needs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    A delicately managed piece that is by turns intimately detailed and elliptical, and that's an approach that suits the tangled emotions of its two protagonists.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Delightfully reflect the abandonment of the old image and way of life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    A high-energy chase, but in this spirited action comedy Yaguchi still finds time to allow the romance between lovers on the run to blossom at its own pace.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    If Emmerich had any sense, he would have ceded the direction of the battle scenes to his star.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Fascinating and strangely involving piece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Transports us to a world that still had a capacity for awe, and that's the core of its charm.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Beneath the predictable serving of sex, lies and, yes, videotape - as his characters betray each other in and out of bed - is a satire of tabloid trashiness that is truly withering.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    Big
    Penny Marshall brings a logic to the premise that is sustained through most of the movie. And where the other movies snickered at the sexual possibilities in the idea, she faces up to them with both candor and taste.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    If the arrival of The Crow - a visually dazzling and hyperkinetic action movie - is an occasion to mourn the loss of Lee, it is also ample reason to celebrate the protean gifts of its director, Alex Proyas.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Desmond Ryan
    In effect, The Client is a clever and pliant variation on the classic Hitchcock situation that puts a kid, instead of an adult, between the authorities and villainous criminals.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    The "Alien" recipe with a little imagination.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    The film, which is amiable, undemanding family holiday entertainment, is more a tribute to the astonishing skills of the dog trainers than anything else.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    The kind of date movie that should do a lot to promote celibacy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    An honest, plainspoken and unsentimental movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    It's a work that preaches to the choir, and the song has been more subtly sung in better movies.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    An undemanding and reassuring amiability that made it a crowd-pleaser at Sundance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    Doesn't have the exuberant inspiration or seamless, polished dazzle of "Toy Story 2," but if the latter is sold out at the multiplex this weekend, the mouse is a passable substitute.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    More about future potential than present achievement.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    Arnold has a gem for the third millennium in End of Days.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    A picture that's pleasantly forgettable.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Desmond Ryan
    Modest, unassuming fare for younger children.