Allison Benedikt

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For 103 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allison Benedikt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Squid and the Whale
Lowest review score: 12 Mindhunters
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 103
  2. Negative: 22 out of 103
103 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Allison Benedikt
    Mark my words: Mindhunters will do for psycho-thrillers what "Showgirls" did for stripper movies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    It's hard to breathe in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs, a relentlessly taut Hong Kong cop thriller that, unlike many of its cinematic peers, doesn't burn off tension in choreographed action sequences.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    The "comedy" part of Sex is Comedy comes intentionally from cast-crew interaction.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Allison Benedikt
    The trouble with Bridget redux is also simple: Thai jail.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Allison Benedikt
    Overall the film is alluringly over-the-top without being overcooked.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    Phony, disingenuous family entertainment, suffocated by its green bean casserole approach to Middle America, spineless cardboard characters and paper-thin plot "twists."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    There's something both moving and crass in how directors Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab film these tiny paper fasteners.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    A compelling piece of press criticism as it probes the media as terror's conduit of choice, spreading message and validating violence in the 1970s and today.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    Only resonates when he (Brooks) strips it all away and focuses on parent and child.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Allison Benedikt
    It's a stunningly creepy specimen of Asian horror.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    Though it's hard not to play it, the expectations game is a dangerous one, especially for sequels. And Roach's original, just like his overexposed star, set us up good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    Grace and Quaid imbue what could have been caricatures--with heart, intelligence and great comic timing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Allison Benedikt
    Endearing but predictable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    McAvoy does his best with this subpar, heart-tugging material. At times his mix of easy charm and inner demon pulls Rory out from under the tired script, but those pesky dramatic forces keep pushing him back in for every predictable plot development.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Allison Benedikt
    Full of groovy music and comic characters--many with a priceless reaction to Lovelace's oral party trick--but it hardly manages to say anything new or thoughtful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    Even with a new leading man and a more family-friendly rating, some things never change: The Mask still stars Industrial Light & Magic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    The scenery is pretty and the locals endearing, but Schorr never gets past charming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    Tucker has done a bang-up job, distancing and hypnotizing us with his frenzied, fragmented, sexy images. But war isn't a video game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    I'll describe the central characters in Disney's new ice-skating flick, Ice Princess, and you guess the plot.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    An exhausting, predictable, even maddening moviegoing experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    Just doesn't have the same zing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Allison Benedikt
    So what started as a female "Agent Cody Banks" happily and seamlessly becomes so much more, with style and substance existing in unusual harmony for a spy spoof.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Allison Benedikt
    The gall of Peter and Bobby Farrelly. To think that a romantic comedy might work absent a sleazy wager or maddening miscommunication takes a lot of chutzpah.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    All three men turn in superb and understated performances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Allison Benedikt
    With husband and wife starring, you can't help but wonder which details here are autobiographical. No matter: This is obviously a deeply personal work for Attal, whose comic timing and passion can only serve him well both on screen and off.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Allison Benedikt
    The fatal flaw in David Duchovny's big-screen directorial debut, House of D, is not Robin Williams as a retarded janitor. It's David Duchovny, the man who chose to cast Robin Williams as a retarded janitor.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Allison Benedikt
    A poor man's "When Harry Met Sally."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Allison Benedikt
    Politics hovers over every moment of Another Road Home, Elon's layered, loving and deeply personal documentary about her quest to find the Palestinian caregiver who raised her.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Allison Benedikt
    Its gorgeous black-and-white photography, dirty and matte, will almost convince you that anything this slow, small and bereft of dialogue must be important.

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