For 158 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Bennett's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Mamma Mia!
Lowest review score: 20 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 158
  2. Negative: 12 out of 158
158 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The cast is uniformly fine, but Abbass and Lipaz-Michael shine as two women who bond in the fear that the best of their lives is over and neither of them is happy with what the future holds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    It's a well-constructed and thoughtfully paced drama and almost a thriller, but in the end credibility and tension get lost in the mail.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A winning combination of laughs and genuine shocks.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    As surprising as it is delicious with an indelible performance by new star Sally Hawkins.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Paced deliberately in a way that reinforces the tragedy of evil flourishing when good men do nothing, Good may find boxoffice returns slow to build but the film's aim is true and patient audiences will be well rewarded.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A ramshackle but likeable story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    It's an impressive movie, but the indie filmmaker has little to add to the debate beyond the eternal truth that the innocent always suffer most.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    It satisfies not only in the tradition of yarns boiled hard and wry, but as a savvy comment on fame and ambition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Well crafted and acted, Declan Recks' Irish domestic drama Eden, adapted from his own play by Eugene O'Brien, offers an intimate portrait of a husband and wife who have stopped communicating with each other.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    In a fine ensemble with many well-drawn smaller characters, Bleibtreu ("Run Lola Run", "The Baader-Meinhof Complex") as the hapless brother, Unel ("Head On") as the fussy chef and Bederke, as a waitress, all stand out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The real-life tale of a group of female machinists who took on the Ford Motor Co. in England and earned equal pay for women gets a rousing and entertaining telling in Nigel Cole's crowd-pleasing Made in Dagenham.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Played for laughs drawn from characters rather than funny lines, the Norwegian film is a charmer with Stellan Skarsgard for once in a role worthy of his attention.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Matt Dillon is pitch-perfect as Bukowski's alter ego Hank Chinaski.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    It's entertaining nonsense with major league special effects, larger-than-life characters and inventive monsters that draw on the "Aliens" and "Predator" models, being terrifying but also vaguely sympathetic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A full-flavored, absorbing tragedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The film's economical style, vivid cinematography and tremendous acting should attract audiences far and wide.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A polished, fast-moving, entertaining picture whose mainstream success will depend on audiences' tolerance of its tendency to become an abattoir of extreme carnage.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The star of the show is undoubtedly Blanchett, who has great fun playing Dylan as a showboat who quite knowingly goes about creating his reputation for rebellious independence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Atkinson remains an expert clown, and there are sufficient numbers of gags to ensure that Bean fans worldwide will be kept fairly happy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Beautifully shot and well acted, the film might well cause controversy among fundamentalist believers as a provocative allegory challenging the power of faith.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Could easily be filled with cliches but in the hands of filmmaker John Gray, it's a sparkling piece of entertainment that deserves a wide audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Based on the novel by Ruth Rendell, the film could do well with audiences who have a taste for creepy films about murder in the suburbs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A handsome, fast-paced and innocuous adventure that's easy to take but lacks epic scale.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Captain Jack Sparrow is back in excellent form for his fourth adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is more serious in the hands of a new director, Rob Marshall, and thanks to Penelope Cruz it's also a good deal sexier.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Marianne Faithfull is unforgettable as a middle-class, middle-aged frump …in Sam Garbarski's crowd-pleasing comedy-drama Irina Palm.
    • 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.

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