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

G. Allen Johnson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Rififi (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Anaconda
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 75
  2. Negative: 16 out of 75
75 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Overall a well-played chess match of a movie.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    It is an important work, and a very good one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    It succeeds because of the frenzied, kinetic direction by Mike Newell, one of the most interesting big-hit directors.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    There's not a whole lot to Waking Ned Devine, but it may be enough for those who like their quirky comedies from the British Isles - a burgeoning genre now - both atmospheric and gentle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Certainly it isn't about to give "Das Boot" a run for its money - but nevertheless it is irresistible entertainment.
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    The weird thing about the films David Mamet has directed is that they have about as much emotion as a cyborg in a science fiction movie, yet by the end of the picture it isn't necessary; by then the audience has supplied their own.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    "The Big Sleep" and "The Maltese Falcon" echo loudly throughout.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    About as warm, pleasing and inviting as a film about divorce, infidelity and terminal cancer can be.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    This overall good feeling helps smooth over the sometimes shocking lapses in logic.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Perhaps a bit miscast, and with a penchant for too many double-takes, Perry nonetheless is game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    The emphasis is on comedic interaction, not plot - too bad, "48 HRS" had both - but the pair adds spice to the predictable opposites-detract gags.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    Fallen Angels is proof that Wong will try anything, and the result is an eclectic mix of images and disjointed editing, sounds and rhythms that are at times as powerful as any piece of filmmaking likely to be seen all year. It can also, every once in awhile, be tedious and trying.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    The writer-director has come up with a sumptuous, happy piece of fluff.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Now "Rod Tidwell," with Jerry Maguire as a supporting character, would be a movie to pay to see.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    What could have been an insightful, irresistible movie is instead a simple, self-contained fable, pleasing to look at but meaningless
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Troubling and troubled.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Dreamy and elegantly filmed.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    If you buy the gross, it's surprisingly funny .
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his strange, courageous career.
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    An independent film so enamored of itself it refuses to have any fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    Competent, to be sure, with some good lines.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 G. Allen Johnson
    SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it.
    • San Francisco Examiner