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

G. Allen Johnson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The English Patient
Lowest review score: 0 Anaconda
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 75
  2. Negative: 16 out of 75
75 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Ruiz has made the most ambitious adaptation of a Proust work yet.
    • 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
    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
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Minghella is an artist and he has painted himself a masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    The effect is riveting and frightening. You feel you are under siege with the combatants.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    This movie has everything but Humphrey Bogart, and I'm sure he's sorry he was unavailable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A grand, old-fashioned movie of spies and Communist repression.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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
    There isn't a whole lot of fancy subplotting, just a potpourri of funny and engaging characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The only film sequels in history that just keep getting better.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Leigh has a gift for demonstrating character from the outside in.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The dialogue is hip, natural and observational.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    A guilty pleasure and one of the best films of the year.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    May be the funniest movie about parental and spousal abuse ever made.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    The success of Felicia's Journey lies in the work of the steady and here understated Hoskins, who gives one of his best performances, and young Cassidy, who displays a weary maturity even through her deer-in-the-headlights character.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Shows how Tinseltown sensibilities can be well thought out even on a low budget.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Kaizo Hayashi's homage to noir B movies, both Japanese and American, is successful as a true labor of love.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    An engaging, well-written film that is surprisingly gentle in tone and easily paced.