For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 30% 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 Aimee & Jaguar
Lowest review score: 25 Jeepers Creepers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 139
139 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    A tired, cobbled-together concoction.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Strictly for adventurous moviegoers, a peculiar experience -- a polemic that is at once watchable and repellent.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    A thriller is only as good as its villain is bad, and this is the film's problem.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    Begins with a scene of mass repentance, but the real sin here is a profligate waste of talent.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    There's no doubt that the formula for this kind of action film is showing its age.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Desmond Ryan
    One
    A worthy subject is poorly executed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Plunges into a void created by a stale and incredibly derivative plot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Really lost in space.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    Piously acted, stiffly directed, and infused with a view of world politics that might charitably be described as delusional.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    As full of terrible acting as it is devoid of suspense.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Desmond Ryan
    A temptation that can be easily and safely resisted.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    A standard-issue, ineptly executed serving of the genre's staples, from skeptical cops to an all-knowing psychic.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Desmond Ryan
    The jokes are unabashedly pitched at 12-year-old boys, with flatulence, masturbation and excretions as the leading themes.