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 9.6 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 But I'm a Cheerleader
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Cheerful mishmash.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    There's no doubt that the formula for this kind of action film is showing its age.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Strictly for adventurous moviegoers, a peculiar experience -- a polemic that is at once watchable and repellent.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Begins with a scene of mass repentance, but the real sin here is a profligate waste of talent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    One
    A worthy subject is poorly executed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Leaves you in no doubt of where the talent is in what would otherwise be a throwaway picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    A tired, cobbled-together concoction.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    A temptation that can be easily and safely resisted.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Plunges into a void created by a stale and incredibly derivative plot.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    Wastes an A-list cast in a sorry send-up of B-movie private-eye cliches.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    Repetitive and tedious.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    A standard-issue, ineptly executed serving of the genre's staples, from skeptical cops to an all-knowing psychic.

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