For 51 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ron Stringer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 Les Destinées
Lowest review score: 0 The Hillside Strangler
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 51
  2. Negative: 14 out of 51
51 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ron Stringer
    An exquisite metaphor for the high cost and higher returns of an enduring marriage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Stringer
    Tenderhearted Staten Island Christmas comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Stringer
    The excellent cast is headed by Gwyneth Paltrow in the mood-shifting title role and Daniel Craig as the helpless, not-so-happily philandering Hughes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Stringer
    Country singer and sometime actor Tim McGraw excels as the bitter, besotted ex-Panther who can't cut his kid enough slack to follow his own game plan.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Stringer
    Not to mention the good-when-moody, best-when-raucous art-band soundtrack!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Stringer
    You may as well watch the movie too, if only so that another of life's astonishing possibilities won't have entirely passed you by.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Stringer
    It manages, in the course of a single tersely delineated story, to say more about the dark pathology of American racism than any five character arcs in "Crash." So go, by all means, but be prepared to take a beating.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Stringer
    What Ratner brings to the proceedings is an awareness that what worked for "Silence" -- namely screenwriter Ted Tally, production designer Kristi Zea and, of course, Anthony Hopkins as Lecter -- will work overtime here, to enhance the project at hand and provide a seamless connection back to Jonathan Demme's multiple-Oscar winner.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Stringer
    The fun here is not so much in the solid if stolid performances from Bale and co-stars Taye Diggs and Emily Watson (gussied up to resemble the Jefferson Airplane–era Grace Slick) or in Wimmer's overpolished plot devices as it is in the production values.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Stringer
    Performance after performance -- by Kim Stanley, Marlon Brando, Laurette Taylor . . . Never heard of her? That’s reason enough not to miss this movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Stringer
    The final revelation which, however anticipated, however contrived, stings just enough to make it feel like life.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Stringer
    While your personal estimation of this conservative counterprogrammer will depend largely on your politics, Chetwynd and company at least attempt to score their points honestly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Stringer
    An awesome introduction to the sport and the outspoken personalities -- riders, mechanics, engineers, lorry drivers, commentators, fans and girlfriends -- who support it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Stringer
    Impressive supporting cast---, in character parts both expanded and invented, enrich the enterprise.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Stringer
    The main inspiration here seems to be David Lynch, though fans of Fred Walton’s 1979 hair-raiser "When a Stranger Calls" may experience a touch of déjà vu as well.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Stringer
    What's most disturbing about this ineptly scripted, utterly implausible (and at the same time curiously likable) comedy of sin and redemption in TV's home-shopping universe is how close a committed cast and a talented director (Stephen Herek, late of Mr. Holland's Opus) come to pulling it off, to making us feel good about the 110 minutes or so we've just pissed away.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Stringer
    A fine cast of unknowns in a story of faith -- lost, found and continually challenged -- that neither romanticizes nor condescends to its milieu.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Stringer
    Doesn't offer much new in the way of news or analysis. What it does offer is inspiration from an unlikely source, via an unsparing look at one such victim.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    If the trailer for this one left you feeling you'd pretty much got it, plot point by plot point, so really why bother.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    The film should also wow fans of Herbert Wise's "I, Claudius" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" alike.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    Unfortunately, the innovations that attend this updating dilute the iconic weight of the original.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    While decidedly green, at least isn't mealy or tasteless. And if the juice in tyro screenwriter Erica Beeney's witty dialogue can't quite flow through the hard tissue of underripe gimmicks and derivative set pieces, there's enough sweetness in the performances, and tautness in the direction (by Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin), to forestall any serious bellyaching.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    Low-budget, high-camp.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    By highlighting the human costs of slavery to everyone BUT the enslaved -- here, relations between African-American domestics and their owners are cordial, even respectful, on both sides -- Maxwell risks being pilloried as an apologist for that institution.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    To no one's possible satisfaction -- the non-question of how Paige is to ascend to the throne and retain her personal integrity that The Prince and Me falls, finally and irrevocably, flat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    Game Over provides no answers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Stringer
    It's a prolonged, maddening, predictable -- yet curiously pleasurable -- descent into incomprehensibility.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Stringer
    Overlong, hard look at the perils of tampering with Creation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Stringer
    A fine specimen of clean-cut Mormon family entertainment, but it may also be a step in the wrong direction for the fledgling production company.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Stringer
    Still and all, the makeup special effects are as over the top as anything in Hooper and L.M. Kit Carson's 1986 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and -- for those of us without the sense to steer clear of this sort of thing -- that's saying something.

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