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 0.6 points higher 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ray Conlogue
    Though the Disney logo is on this movie, there is -- possibly excepting little Nemo himself -- not a single cloying, sentimental Disneyesque creature in it. There is, instead, wit and flair in concept and writing, the trademark of the Pixar people who drove the project.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ray Conlogue
    So energized by the subject that it overflows with inventiveness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ray Conlogue
    Clever and confident use of limited resources in an unfamiliar medium. Kenneth Branagh has made the right choice nine out of 10 times, and the tenth is easily forgiven because of the youthful ardor of that bright face and that bright talent. [10 Nov 1989]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    This engaging documentary is an excursion into the immense "art" form of hip-hop.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    The best thing the film does is to show us not only what that mind looks like, but how the creative process itself operates: messily, erratically, outside of most people's morality, but with a force and purposiveness that makes the machinations of the rest of us look irresolute by comparison.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    A beguiling, slow-moving parable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Conlogue
    It's a long time since I've heard a press screening audience applaud a foreign film, but then it's a long time since a French movie has been as funny as The Dinner Game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    Surprisingly entertaining.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    For those who have been waiting for movies to catch up with the graphic possibilities of comic books, wait no longer: The Matrix is among us.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    What a graceful movie this is.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    One of Stephen Chow's extravagant and very funny martial-arts spoof movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    This is a great film for those who share the disabused French view of grownup life, but more particularly for those who want to see one of the great actresses of her generation at the height of her powers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    It's a turning-the-tables story a five-year-old could appreciate -- except for the confusing crowd scenes and haphazard camera work. Technically speaking, Waters' skills haven't improved much over the years.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    Comes as a pleasure. It's a comic drama set in a Chicago hair salon where the characters are engaging and the story has a bustling richness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    Like many of his (young) generation, Villeneuve is front and centre with the visual and musical language. He doesn't always hit the mark, but he is already trying for a symbolic allusiveness that is entirely beyond the reach of many filmmakers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    It's an enjoyable film, carried along by the perennial strength of the story... But it won't have the staying power of the original.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    If you're in the mood for tears and triumph, with a dash of exoticism, Together may well be the film for you.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    It's a good film. But its exotic allure may lead some to mistake it for a great one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    Spartan is all good. Then it isn't. Then it isn't at all good. Not at all.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    This is a grimly thrilling movie that falls somewhere between clear-eyed realism and the improbabilities of an action flick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    This concoction, so bizarre to the adult mind, is actually a charming triumph where its intended under-12 audience is concerned.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    What always feels genuine, movingly so, are the faces of the school children caught up in their account of the unforgotten past.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    It's a movie located in an interesting place, but without quite enough self-confidence really to inhabit it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    What's singular is that it was funded by the current Thai royal family and directed by a royal prince, Chatrichalerm Yukol.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ray Conlogue
    There's not a scrap of imagination in the script.