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

Ray Bennett's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Star Trek
Lowest review score: 20 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 158
  2. Negative: 12 out of 158
158 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Bennett
    Amiel's greatest achievement is that Creation is a deeply human film with moments of genuine lightness and high spirits to go with all the deep thinking.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    Jackman does everything required of him, and his range is quite admirable, while Weisz, who has nothing to prove, does looking gorgeous very nicely.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Bennett
    Shot in high definition and filmed at many historic locations, the film somehow still lacks the splendor of an epic, and its urgency to get on with the next plot point leaves much unexplained while context goes out the window.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Bennett
    A handsome, fast-paced and innocuous adventure that's easy to take but lacks epic scale.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    As writer, Allen offers lazy plotting, poor characterization, dull scenes and flat dialogue.
    • 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
    • 50 Ray Bennett
    While Malcolm Venville's Henry's Crime is billed as a comedy it's more funny odd than funny ha-ha.
    • 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
    • 30 Ray Bennett
    A gore fest aimed at indiscriminate action fans. Those interested in learning more about goings on in medieval history will probably find the splatter tedious and off-putting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Bennett
    A lame and disappointing affair.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Bennett
    Jonathan Lynn's lamentable black comedy Wild Target again shows that attractive and charismatic actors can do nothing to save a movie that's charmless, pointless and witless.
    • 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.