For 61 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Conlogue's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Dinner Game
Lowest review score: 0 Never Again
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 61
  2. Negative: 11 out of 61
61 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    None of this quite gets off the ground, and I found myself wanting to bid farewell to Yvan and Charlotte quite a while before the final credits rolled. Not every wannabe Woody Allen is Woody Allen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    So it's a pretty faded experience. I suggest you get out the books, which for once can truly be said to be more spectacular than the movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    A clear case of huevos con hubris.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    But there's no sign of the writerly derring-do that is really essential to daisy-chain storytelling. 200 Cigarettes burns itself out well before midnight.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    Perhaps too much energy was spent on being stylish rather than simply low-rent horrifying. The upshot is not very stylish and not very scary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    It is, alas, très twee. A muchness of silliness. Beautifully filmed silliness, and fetchingly acted tweeness. But give me Cruella de Vil any time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    There's an alchemy that can transform personal experience into a great film, but it was nowhere nearby when Tamara Jenkins wrote and directed this lacklustre first feature.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    A shoot-'em-up for cynical times. Its only asset is Seagal himself, and frankly, he's is getting a bit past it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    Sinbad lacks, alas, the sparkle and inventiveness of the stories that inspired it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    The difficulty with the film starts with the amount of improbability one must swallow. [24 Dec. 1998, p.D10]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    It uses violence as a drug, injecting it into the audience and hoping to addict it. Once the dependence is created, it is simple to feed it with formulaic films.

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