G. Allen Johnson
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For 75 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

G. Allen Johnson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest review score: 0 Anaconda
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 75
  2. Negative: 16 out of 75
75 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Kurosawa pulled out all the stops with Ran, his obsession with loyalty and his love of expressionistic film techniques allowed to roam freely.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Kiarostami's genius is elusive. His films may be unknowable, but they are undeniably hypnotic, charismatic.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    The effect is riveting and frightening. You feel you are under siege with the combatants.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Minghella is an artist and he has painted himself a masterpiece.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    A movie that has an odd plot, quirky characters and a real edge, but it's not in-your-face, a re-invention of a genre or a smirky independent. It's different because it's flat-out great.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Ruiz has made the most ambitious adaptation of a Proust work yet.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    A sweaty-browed exercise in precision filmmaking, but one that doesn't cheat you with wisps of tension and the pretense of attitude.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    This movie has everything but Humphrey Bogart, and I'm sure he's sorry he was unavailable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Leigh has a gift for demonstrating character from the outside in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    There isn't a whole lot of fancy subplotting, just a potpourri of funny and engaging characters.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Classic in feel and loaded with sumptuous performances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A warm-hearted valentine to old traditions in China that are being obliterated by modern - and admittedly more efficient - technology.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    It's a more intelligent and dimensional epic than, say, "Anna and the King." Emperor is worth every single penny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A guilty pleasure and one of the best films of the year.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A crowd pleaser that caters to our horror of totalitarianism, our love of personal freedom, our belief - justified or deluded - that knowledge is a powerful tool and that access to information is a God-given right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The only film sequels in history that just keep getting better.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The dialogue is hip, natural and observational.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A grand, old-fashioned movie of spies and Communist repression.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Happy Together is Wong's most fully realized work. It is a pleasure to watch an interesting mind feel his way, and the result is something more than just a passing fancy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A weird, wonderful and funny work that stands as a true original. As if that weren't enough, director and co-writer Anderson has given Bill Murray his best role in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Salles' solid narrative is only deceptively simple; there is a lot of dimension and depth to this gentle, sometimes painful portrait of two wanderers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    I'm not sure all of this works out as convincingly as Anderson intends in the movie's somewhat unsatisfying ending, but getting there is a wickedly enjoyable journey.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The Coens haven't been this sharp, focused and fluid since their first film. This is "Blood Simple's" promise fulfilled.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Austin is funny, extremely funny, because he is so ridiculous, and because Myers is a brilliant mimic who, like Martin Short, knows how to do ridiculous.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    May be the funniest movie about parental and spousal abuse ever made.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    A movie that features rich Mexican American characters and an uncompromising story line is always timely.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    But then, just when it appears the race is lost, Steve James' love for his character and art form kicks in and wins the day, and, though flawed, Prefontaine is an engrossing portrait of a complex figure.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Perhaps a bit miscast, and with a penchant for too many double-takes, Perry nonetheless is game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    It is an important work, and a very good one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Misses some creative opportunities to really drive this story home, but it's a naturally haunting story nonetheless.
    • San Francisco Examiner

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