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 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Lowest review score: 20 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 150
  2. Negative: 10 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    With neither great insight nor any sign of wit, the film is not likely to capture interest outside France.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    What it lacks is a villain, and magic without danger is simply a parlor trick, which is what the film becomes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Politicians, the media, educators, military commanders and a docile public all come under fire in a well-made movie that offers no answers but raises many important questions.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    The film's action takes place mainly in one room, with the five characters posturing like angry macho men but slowly revealing their arrested development and juvenile ignorance of life in general and women in particular.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    A so-called black comedy that is more sort of dull, spotty and yucky.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    A plucky little bird that just won't fly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Tedious humor and sentimentality bury what could have been a pretty good road picture.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    Brainlessly entertaining action picture.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A ramshackle but likeable story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Bennett
    The English term "shambolic" best describes a slow-paced, bloated and self-indulgent picture that combines science fiction, sophomoric humor and grisly violence soaked in a music-video sensibility.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    Lacking coherence and suspense, the picture is likely to attract a cult following while disappointing Coppola's fan base.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    A lame and disappointing affair.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    A short, dour and stodgy creature feature with average 3D effects that draws on so many film influences from westerns, action adventures and sci-fi tales that what fun there is comes from spotting the many sources.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Remaking eccentric English comedies is seldom a good idea, especially the ones from Ealing Studios with all those wonderful character actors. But against all odds, the new version of St. Trinian's almost pulls it off.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    The film belongs to the women, with Knightley going from strength to strength (and showing she can sing!) and Miller again proving that she has everything it takes to be a major movie star.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    With its intelligence at the level of the simple-minded, however, the film is not likely to attract moviegoers who seek something more than a screen filled with kaleidoscopes of colored metal. Fan boys will no doubt love it, but for the uninitiated it's loud, tedious and, at 147 minutes, way too long.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Bennett
    Poorly structured and at times incoherent.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    Surveillance will please the B-movie crowd in theaters and on into the ancillaries
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Bennett
    Witless, soulless and joyless, it displays its video game origins throughout.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Bennett
    Ragged, uneven and potholed with some dire dialogue and performances.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    If the degree of laughter at the wrong moments and the number of walkouts at the Toronto International Film Festival are any indication, the film will appeal only to the most fondly indulgent.