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

Ray Conlogue's Scores

  • Movies
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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    For those who don't know his (Lelouch's) work, And Now Ladies and Gentlemen will be fun because his style is unique and unpredictable. But for those who have known him in better form, this one is not a must-see.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    It's a movie located in an interesting place, but without quite enough self-confidence really to inhabit it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    This is a film where there isn't the slightest doubt about the dramatic outcome. But the marketing will be a cliffhanger.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    A formula flick. And the formula is not 51 times more entertaining than usual. Maybe 1.5, at best.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    A bit like having a detached retina. One keeps blinking and trying to get it into focus, but it never quite does. What, one wonders, is this movie doing here?
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    In the end, a few genuinely funny moments aside, the script is simply too predictable and unvarying to earn the viewer's loyalty.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    Spartan is all good. Then it isn't. Then it isn't at all good. Not at all.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    Sinbad lacks, alas, the sparkle and inventiveness of the stories that inspired it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    A clear case of huevos con hubris.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    The difficulty with the film starts with the amount of improbability one must swallow. [24 Dec. 1998, p.D10]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Ray Conlogue
    Properly handled, any one of these characters could be made, just barely, believable. But here they simply go off, like rockets, exploding out of nowhere and racing across the screen, one after the other.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ray Conlogue
    There's not a scrap of imagination in the script.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ray Conlogue
    It's possible to insult even a teenager's intelligence.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    Here is a truly unfunny comedy from Universal Studios, which seems determined to prove that Hollywood can be opportunistic and clueless at the same time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    Think of it as trope grope. Things are so relatively democratic nowadays that filmmakers have to rummage through the past for a truly shmaltzy story. And they don't come any shmaltzier than this.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    It's a comic-book idea that might have been fun. But it's beyond the reach of first-time feature director Kevin Donovan, who squanders his main asset, Jackie Chan, and fumbles the vital action sequences.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    This is a miserable sequel to the modestly well-reviewed Final Destination.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    Patch Adams is a flawed visionary, but surely he deserves better than this crass and manipulative movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Conlogue
    This is a film whose sunny and insipid storytelling style is at odds with its material.
    • 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.