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
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Leigh has a gift for demonstrating character from the outside in.
    • 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    The effect is riveting and frightening. You feel you are under siege with the combatants.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    "The Big Sleep" and "The Maltese Falcon" echo loudly throughout.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Minghella is an artist and he has painted himself a masterpiece.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The only film sequels in history that just keep getting better.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his strange, courageous career.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    An independent film so enamored of itself it refuses to have any fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Troubling and troubled.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Now "Rod Tidwell," with Jerry Maguire as a supporting character, would be a movie to pay to see.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    This movie has everything but Humphrey Bogart, and I'm sure he's sorry he was unavailable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    It is an important work, and a very good one.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    There isn't a whole lot of fancy subplotting, just a potpourri of funny and engaging characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    May be the funniest movie about parental and spousal abuse ever made.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    No amount of excellent period costuming and brilliant set decoration can substitute for a good story and decent acting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Overall a well-played chess match of a movie.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    Quickly degenerates into a grueling piece of unpleasantness.

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