For 149 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Bennett's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Star Trek
Lowest review score: 20 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 149
  2. Negative: 9 out of 149
149 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The movie is filled with small moments of tenderness, insight and considerable wisdom.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The brutality of the fights and Schizo's growing ability to outfox his enemies make for a taut and exciting little picture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Smartly put together, with interesting characters and caustic wit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Some of the metaphors are a bit too literal but the director largely succeeds with his story and the surprises are convincing. Best of all the film has a terrific sense of humor and the young actresses exploit it delightfully.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    A smart and sophisticated comedy romp.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Brutal but believable, the film in some ways harks back to early Hollywood, when Jimmy Cagney or Richard Widmark played callow villains out of their depth in everyday life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Powerfully moving but laced with incisive wit, Don't Tell has terrific performances with a wise tone and polished look.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The kind of drama that British television used to do so well, a well-constructed, smartly observed story of ordinary people learning how to communicate with one another.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Fierce and tragic tale of lost hope.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Herzog's strangely beautiful film has marvelous music and hypnotic imagery. A documentary for stoners and people who are that way naturally, it is a cautionary tale for wishful thinkers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The film is about vanity and pride, and the caging of beauty. Its elaborate fabrication has an intoxicating quality that captures the imagination like all good horror stories.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Expertly fashioned documentary-style drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The new picture allows hardly any flourishes of style and character in the 007 tradition, but moviegoers seeking an adrenaline rush will be well pleased.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Boyne's tale is starkly cautionary, and writer-director Herman handles a difficult topic with great sensitivity, drawing splendid performances from his young actors with David Thewlis and Vera Farmiga and the other grown-ups reliably efficient.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    It's a sympathetic portrait of a complex man driven by an anger that still bubbles beneath the surface.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Shot on beautifully utilized film but employing images vividly from the Internet and mobile phones, it's an examination of the power that false ideas may have on people's imagination and beliefs when they are repeated over and over.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Amiel's greatest achievement is that Creation is a deeply human film with moments of genuine lightness and high spirits to go with all the deep thinking.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Astonishingly powerful documentary about really, really hard work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The film gets seriously weird as it goes along, but without losing its sense of direction or taste for offbeat humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Only the film's slow pace softens its powerful message.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    It's an energetic and vivacious film that will appeal to fans of punk rock worldwide and should find its place in the pantheon of great music-film biographies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Good-humored, illuminating and without cant, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's documentary South of the Border is a rebuttal of what he views as the fulminations and lies of right-wing media at home and abroad regarding the socialist democracies of South America.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Jaunty and entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    While the men are Danish, there is a universality to their story and a vitality in the filmmaking that should see the documentary in demand around the world.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    There is a lot of very black humor; and it develops, somewhat surprisingly, into something suggesting a kind of cheerful pessimism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Will mesmerize some and mystify others, while many will be bored silly. It's not a dream, Kaufman says, but it has a dreamlike quality, and those won over by its otherworldly jigsaw puzzle of duplicated characters, multiple environments and shifting time frames will dissect it endlessly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Grungy and uneven, but it has a rollicking pace and clearly intends to be good fun so that audiences may overlook its unsteady rhythms, pretensions and inconsistencies and take it for the fast and very furious ride it wants to be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Moviegoers who know their American political history will respond to the film's immediacy and forgive the film's tight focus and narrow view. Anyone hoping for an entertaining drama about newsmen and politics along the lines of "All the President's Men" will be disappointed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Thought-provoking story of how terror and paranoia affect two Americans who love their country.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The film is well worth seeing for its views of the parched wilderness of far-flung Brazil and its talkative depiction of an unlikely friendship.