For 150 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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Bennett's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Coriolanus
Lowest review score: 20 Filth and Wisdom
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 150
  2. Negative: 10 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Matt Dillon is pitch-perfect as Bukowski's alter ego Hank Chinaski.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Despite top-flight acting from Michael Caine and Jude Law, it loses its grip in the third act and let's the air out of what might have been a memorably gripping film.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The film's economical style, vivid cinematography and tremendous acting should attract audiences far and wide.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    As surprising as it is delicious with an indelible performance by new star Sally Hawkins.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Murphy's comic brilliance is at the service of the story and he positively shines with a number of diverse and zany impersonations, most enjoyably a Jesse Jackson takeoff.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A handsome, fast-paced and innocuous adventure that's easy to take but lacks epic scale.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A full-flavored, absorbing tragedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A winning combination of laughs and genuine shocks.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A ramshackle but likeable story.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Presented as a straight documentary about an American pop singer who had one U.K. hit in the 1960s as a member of a boy band and has gone missing ever since, but it plays like the slyest of spoofs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    The film is neither intelligent enough nor silly or grotesque enough to become a lasting favorite.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    The real pirate radio ships, whose days ended in 1967, wound up being towed away for salvage but the film avoids that fate -- like the best rock songs -- with a rousing finish and a pleasing climax.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    Complex but cold tale.