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

Ray Bennett's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Lowest review score: 20 Filth and Wisdom
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 158
  2. Negative: 12 out of 158
158 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    It is a tremendous achievement that shines a light on the way many countries use criminals to further their domestic and international goals. Politically informative, it also offers great drama with excitement and suspense, and no little tragedy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Bennett
    Director Julian Schnabel and screenwriter Ronald Harwood have performed a small miracle in adapting for the screen Jean-Dominique Bauby's autobiography The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    Polished, funny and utterly charming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Bennett
    Anne Proulx's 1997 short story in the New Yorker has been masterfully expanded by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana to provide director Lee with his best movie since "Sense and Sensibility" in 1995.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    With compelling and charismatic performances by Keira Knightley and James McAvoy as the lovers, and a stunning contribution from Romola Garai as their remorseful nemesis, the film goes directly to "The English Patient" territory and might also expect rapturous audiences and major awards.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    It's very difficult to mesh fantasy with reality, but with great charm and a light touch, Almodovar shows exactly how it should be done.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Bennett
    Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    Bright Star may not be a joy forever but it will do until the next joy comes along.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Bennett
    Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in Coriolanus as William Shakespeare's Rambo in a production that delivers heavyweight screen acting at its best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Bennett
    A ferociously entertaining thriller with sympathetic characters, stunning set pieces and pulsating excitement.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    It is a sumptuously told tale of childlike wonder in the face of darkest corruption and war, mixing high comedy, surreal sequences and genuine drama viewed from a wise, jaundiced perspective.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    It succeeds on almost all fronts. The epic film is a high-octane adventure rooted in fact with a raft of arresting characters, big action sequences and twists and turns galore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    With a cast of Scottish, German and French actors all speaking their own language, writer-director Christian Carion has fashioned a deeply moving and uplifting piece.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    The filmmakers succeed brilliantly in weaving these stories together, taking time to explore depth of character and relationships. The suspense builds throughout as everyone involved becomes lost in a place they don't understand with people they don't know if they can trust.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    That rare beast, a terrific movie that boasts intelligent wit, expert storytelling, delightful characters and grown-up dialogue plus suspense and a wicked surprise ending.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    By keeping his (Daly) focus on the two remarkable youngsters without an ounce of sentimentality he succeeds in making something true and satisfying.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    Very funny and a bit sentimental, it's naturalistic comedy of the highest order, with Evets and Henshaw standouts among a terrific cast.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    De Palma's screenplay is outstanding, and he draws wonderfully naturalistic performances from his youthful cast.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Bennett
    It's a delightful piece of filmmaking with a marvelous cast topped by Meryl Streep in one of her smartest and most entertaining performances ever.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    Atom Egoyan has delivered a big, slick and sexy mystery in Where the Truth Lies, turning the Rupert Holmes novel into a sumptuous tale of show business hype and duplicity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Bennett
    Most of all, Earhart wanted to be able to fly free as a bird above the clouds, and director Nair and star Swank make her quest not only understandable but truly impressive.

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