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

Desmond Ryan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now Redux
Lowest review score: 25 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    The scenario looms as a brain-dead invitation for the stars to embarrass themselves, and Company Man wastes little time in fulfilling that glum suspicion.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Piously acted, stiffly directed, and infused with a view of world politics that might charitably be described as delusional.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Plunges into a void created by a stale and incredibly derivative plot.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    A temptation that can be easily and safely resisted.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    If you are unlucky enough to stray into the presence of Bats, I strongly recommend you follow their wise example. Hang from the ceiling and go to sleep.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    A pointless modern morality play set in various sleazy locales that offer sex, drugs, assorted perversions, bare-knuckle fights, and even Russian roulette where lives are wagered for money.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Really lost in space.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    As full of terrible acting as it is devoid of suspense.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    A standard-issue, ineptly executed serving of the genre's staples, from skeptical cops to an all-knowing psychic.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    Repetitive and tedious.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    Wastes an A-list cast in a sorry send-up of B-movie private-eye cliches.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    The jokes are unabashedly pitched at 12-year-old boys, with flatulence, masturbation and excretions as the leading themes.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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