For 54 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Greene's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Here
Lowest review score: 23 Nostalgia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
54 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 23 Ray Greene
    Hamm, an extraordinarily subtle actor whose quiet craft often gets overlooked, is perfectly cast for the tone Pellington wants to strike, and he’s able to emote convincingly in the narrow elegiac range in which Nostalgia tries to operate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Ray Greene
    For all its brittle hilarity, Potter has shot her film in black and white. In context, it plays as an avatar of artistic seriousness. Or a warning with implications worth heeding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Ray Greene
    A lovingly crafted fantasy on an epic scale, Mary and the Witch’s Flower is a film about transformation made by filmmakers in transition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 82 Ray Greene
    In a strong field of excellent performances, the standout is easily Shalhoub, who is enthralling and almost entirely sympathetic in what could have been a monochromatic bad guy part.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Greene
    Although Tommy’s Honour has clearly been made by a golf obsessive who loves the links, it’s the rare sports biography that keeps its eye on the ball of character and milieu.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Greene
    Had this well-meaning movie been more willing to directly embrace its origins in Barnes’s luminous prose, it’s quite possible The Sense of an Ending might be something special rather than something worthy.
    • TheWrap
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Greene
    The emotional journey is articulated with so much nuance, and such a vigorous belief in human possibility, that everything The Surrogate touches becomes its own, and is made new.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Greene
    It seems odd to call a detailed portrait of toxic romance lovely, but Keep the Lights On truly is.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Greene
    A movie whose confusing narrative and at times intriguing parts are at war with each other, and never quite gel.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Greene
    The Words is a movie for people who buy their novels at Starbucks, made by people who write their novels at Starbucks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Greene
    The film is light-fingered and charming.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Greene
    This movie will not find an audience. It's got likable stars, a reliable commercial genre and a decent supporting cast, but nobody will turn out to see it, even if it was a labor of love.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Greene
    Red Hook Summer begins as a gentle character comedy and then erupts into a sudden reversal that is possibly the most powerful and disturbing sequence Lee has ever created. It's a film that makes you laugh, weep, rage and gasp, and, love it or hate it, you will definitely talk about it afterward.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Greene
    The audience for this movie will have to be an adventurous one, and even then a substantial portion will be outraged by what they see.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Greene
    Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Greene
    Like "Anvil," this is a crowd-pleasing triumph of the spirit, framed around a story so bizarre it sounds like an urban legend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Greene
    Seek this one out though, because it's too unique and too defiantly strange to survive for long in today's Darwinian and consumerist exhibition environment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Greene
    The Invisible War is that rare, issues-driven documentary that is so powerful it's apt to change minds.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Greene
    Visually sumptuous and with a real literary beauty in both its narrative structure and dialogue.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Greene
    Director David Mackenzie's quietly accomplished film straddles the arthouse world and cult movies with a unique poetic vision.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Greene
    A surprising follow-up to Doremus' low-fi but equally concept-driven 2010 Sundance feature "Douchebag," Like Crazy has appealing performances, a notable tone of realism in the acting and so many borrowed mannerisms from better or more interesting films it feels like a YouTube mash-up made by a Wes Anderson junkie who's studying Sophia Coppola movies while writing a term paper on "Garden State."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Greene
    There is a passionate, combative and riveting documentary to be made about the plight of the American schoolteacher, but unfortunately the well-meaning, unfailingly decent and overly slack American Teacher isn't it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Greene
    Garbus' over-reliance on interviews that state rather than dramatize Fischer's excellence makes this a portrait that too often seems more overheard than inhabited.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Greene
    Higher Ground is a weird film with some very nice moments, but its odd and offbeat combination of comic touches, serious spiritual subject matter and occasional surrealist interludes never quiet gels.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Greene
    Programming the Nation is a lo-fi, issues-driven documentary carried along by the strength of its ideas rather than its artless desktop aesthetic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Greene
    July has mounted a surrealist fable about the delicate balance between relationships and the inner monologue inside each lover, with its incessant demands and individual needs. Unevenness is an aesthetic here - not so much a flaw as a conscious choice.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Greene
    What I can say is if you're flesh and blood, and have ever suffered a substantial loss, you will be moved by Another Earth. And also renewed.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Greene
    In this case, boredom is the deadliest sin.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Greene
    Before The Ledge descends into third act melodrama, there are enough intriguing moments to make the viewer sense the better film this one wanted to be. A real shame that one didn't make it to the screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Greene
    Jig
    Pleasant is an underrated value in moviegoing, and pleasant is a word that describes director Sue Bourne's look at the world of amateur Irish dance competition in spades.

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