G. Allen Johnson

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For 92 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

G. Allen Johnson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Wind Will Carry Us
Lowest review score: 0 Anaconda
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 92
  2. Negative: 18 out of 92
92 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Now "Rod Tidwell," with Jerry Maguire as a supporting character, would be a movie to pay to see.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    If you buy the gross, it's surprisingly funny .
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Troubling and troubled.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Solondz's greatest success is the pederast, heartbreakingly played by Baker...Had Solondz reached that apex in the other stories, it would have been a masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    The movie is meant to be uplifting and to the degree that you can ignore its unquestioning treatment of mental illness, I suppose it is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his strange, courageous career.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    The problem with Birth of the Dragon, George Nolfi’s largely fictionalized account of a 1964 fight between an Oakland martial arts instructor named Bruce Lee and San Francisco instructor Wong Jack Man is that Lee...is the third-most important character in the film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    The film is undeniably energetic, with a lot of good lines written by Shores, but it descends into obvious preachiness, and from this view, the unrelenting wackiness becomes overwhelming. Still, good times are had by all.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    For a documentary about one of the most prestigious opera institutions in the world, The Paris Opera has, maddeningly, very little opera.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    Like sitting on the beach under a cozy, warm afternoon sun. The view is beautiful, but not much is happening and soon you drift peacefully to sleep.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    Competent, to be sure, with some good lines.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    Cholodenko's strategy of having the actors, in every scene -- whether it involves Lucy, the boyfriend or the Frame editors -- perform with an intonational flatness approaching monotone pretentiously undermines the effectiveness of her subject matter.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    It's a movie drenched in narcissism and wish-fulfillment, almost a textbook on how to make a formulaic, romantic film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    An independent film so enamored of itself it refuses to have any fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    In tackling 1000 A.D., (McTiernan)'s suddenly an unwieldy, clunky filmmaker.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    Spoof both of P.I.s and independent filmmakers is languidly paced and not very funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    The intention is there, but the needed emotional maturity isn't.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    No amount of excellent period costuming and brilliant set decoration can substitute for a good story and decent acting.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    A horror “comedy” about a deranged 12-year-old boy with a script that feels like it was written by a deranged 12-year-old boy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    At 2 hours, 21 minutes, feels like a slow death by a thousand cuts.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    Not much of a plot, but the trouble is that Shana Larsen's script, as directed by Risa Bramon Garcia, isn't very deep. Worse, none of the self-absorbed characters are that likable nor are they funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    A downright dumb movie that, with its breathless pace, lack of character development and uninventive gags, might be torture for even the kids to sit through.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    It's downright boring.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    Quickly degenerates into a grueling piece of unpleasantness.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    It's simply terrible.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    The best that can be said about this film is that it's watchable, and that's not the way it could or should be.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    Dead Man on Campus, a supposed black comedy produced by MTV, is simply awful.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    It's also troublesome that Murphy, a generally charismatic actor, is downright dull here. He and Goldblum are curiously flat in their line readings; they don't seem convinced by the story they're asked to act out, and with good reason.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    What we get are quirky characters who are such cartoons that they undermine the effectiveness of the scare scenes (Brad Dourif's turn as the weird doctor is an example) and well-composed camera angles that mean nothing.

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