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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Fierce and tragic tale of lost hope.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Strong performances by Kristin Scott Thomas as the stern Aunt Mimi, who raised the future Beatle from the age of 5, and Anne-Marie Duff as his troubled mother heighten the dramatic appeal of what otherwise is quite a dull film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Astonishingly powerful documentary about really, really hard work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    There is little suspense, however, and while all the attention on the small details of their lives is laudable, it isn't very interesting.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Cruz's performance deserves to be seen widely, and it should place her again in line for prizes, but the story's pretensions and downbeat mood will not endear the film to audiences.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    Being in Paris is to be inside a work of art, and it is no surprise that in the charming collection of vignettes that make up Paris je t'aime, the art is love.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    The film is neither intelligent enough nor silly or grotesque enough to become a lasting favorite.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    The film may attract older moviegoers curious to see their generation represented onscreen doing what comes naturally for once. It's doubtful that the general audience will be so inclined.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Jaunty and entertaining.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    The movie is filled with small moments of tenderness, insight and considerable wisdom.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Bennett
    An embarrassment to all concerned, the film was written, directed and produced by Soderbergh for reasons that are not readily apparent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A winning combination of laughs and genuine shocks.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    Thought-provoking story of how terror and paranoia affect two Americans who love their country.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    As much a memorial as it is a docudrama and as such it will interest educators and students, and make for sober television. It's a pity, though, that more of an attempt wasn't made to understand the killer and explain such things as why no one apparently thought to phone for help or hit the fire alarm.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Ang Lee's lugubrious spy epic Lust, Caution brings to mind what soldiers say about war: that it's long periods of boredom relieved by moments of extremely heightened excitement.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    A performance film, but sadly the majority of the performers are not the acts that have played at the long-running pop festival over 35 years, but the exhibitionists who make up the crowd.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    The film's economical style, vivid cinematography and tremendous acting should attract audiences far and wide.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    Colorful, noisy and brimming with special effects, the picture may please young audiences simply looking for loud action, but its corny storyline and brittle lack of warmth may discourage both parents and children.