G. Allen Johnson

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For 107 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 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 Usual Suspects
Lowest review score: 0 Anaconda
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 107
  2. Negative: 20 out of 107
107 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Ran
    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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    Leigh has a gift for demonstrating character from the outside in.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    If you buy the gross, it's surprisingly funny .
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 G. Allen Johnson
    About as warm, pleasing and inviting as a film about divorce, infidelity and terminal cancer can be.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 G. Allen Johnson
    The dialogue is hip, natural and observational.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    It's downright boring.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Troubling and troubled.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 G. Allen Johnson
    An independent film so enamored of itself it refuses to have any fun.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 G. Allen Johnson
    Quickly degenerates into a grueling piece of unpleasantness.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 G. Allen Johnson
    Minghella is an artist and he has painted himself a masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 G. Allen Johnson
    Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his strange, courageous career.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 G. Allen Johnson
    A terribly bad movie, one of the worst of its kind in recent years.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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