For 66 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower 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: 40 out of 66
  2. Negative: 12 out of 66
66 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    What a graceful movie this is.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    Although filmmaker Pan Nalin is a believer in Ayurveda,there is little in the film to convince anybody else.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ray Conlogue
    So energized by the subject that it overflows with inventiveness.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    Here's a truly novel sports film: It actually has a script, decent acting, sympathetic characters. And it's fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    Isn't quite funny enough to make it as a comedy, or touching enough to make it as a romance. It's a pleasant effort that doesn't hit any of its targets.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    This engaging documentary is an excursion into the immense "art" form of hip-hop.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Conlogue
    You don't need to have seen a lot of art films to love The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky. All it takes is compassionate curiosity and perhaps some lingering memory of the world as a child experiences it.
    • 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 63 Ray Conlogue
    A formula flick. And the formula is not 51 times more entertaining than usual. Maybe 1.5, at best.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    Entertaining and well done. Without losing its comic rhythm for a moment, it is also a withering spoof of black victimism and the corrupting effect of racial solidarity on the American legal system.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Conlogue
    But uneven acting isn't fatal here, since Andrew Bergman's screenplay is strong enough and Andrew Fleming's direction seamless enough to carry it forward.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Conlogue
    Sinbad lacks, alas, the sparkle and inventiveness of the stories that inspired it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?

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