Ray Greene

Ray Greene

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Publications:
Boxoffice Magazine , Reel.com
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
213

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 98% The Invisible War (2012) " So powerful it's apt to change minds" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2012
4.5/5 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " 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." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2012
1.5/5 82% Shadow Dancer (2013) " Noxious, reactionary and unashamedly pro-British to a startling degree." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2012
2/5 22% The Words (2012) " A movie for people who buy their novels at Starbucks, made by people who write their novels at Starbucks." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2012
1.5/5 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " 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." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3.5/5 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) " Here's hoping critics and festival programmers can find a way to help Sachs keep the lights on." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
3.5/5 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) " Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
3/5 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " Could easily be a breakout documentary-one that might also invigorate the impressive back catalogue of a deserving and relatively unknown musical artist." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
2/5 76% The Ambassador (2012) " a movie whose confusing narrative and at times intriguing parts are at war with each other, and never quite gel." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2012
4/5 59% Red Hook Summer (2012) " 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." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2012
4/5 94% The Sessions (2012) " 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." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2012
2/5 29% Red Lights (2012) " Writer/director/editor Rodrigo Cortes' paranormal thriller Red Lights should not have played Sundance 2012. In its current form, it should not have played anywhere." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2012
3/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) " Light-fingered and charming." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2012
1/5 73% Simon Killer (2013) " Any American distributor who bothers with this one would be well advised to book it into bondage clubs, where at least half the audience is likely to enjoy pointless, masochistic experiences." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/5 74% The Lie (2011) " The Lie is a sturdy directorial debut from actor Joshua Leonard." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2.5/5 88% Margin Call (2011) " Margin Call's rigorously modulated tone, while it gives the actors time to breathe, also gives the audience more than enough time to lose interest." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2011
2.5/5 67% American Teacher (2011) " 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." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2011
2.5/5 81% Higher Ground (2011) " 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." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2011
3/5 38% Programming The Nation? (2011) " Some excellent interviews and a thoughtful global consideration of its topic more than offset an enervated tone." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2011
5/5 63% Another Earth (2011) " Mike Cahill's Another Earth is such a superb and original narrative film debut that people who write about movies think they're doing it a favor by comparing it to other movies and directors they love." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2011
1.5/5 21% Salvation Boulevard (2011) " In this case, boredom is the deadliest sin." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2011
75% Leave it on the Floor (2013) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
61% Jig (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2011
3.5/5 79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) " Whether Rossi's cautious optimism about the future of a legendary but troubled journalistic institution is justifiable is a story yet to be written, but Page One assures us that if the paper goes down, it will go down swinging." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2011
3.5/5 87% Submarine (2011) " Richard Ayoade's Submarine is an auspicious, controlled and altogether droll debut film that resembles Wes Anderson's Rushmore without being derived from it." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 3, 2011
—— Reagan Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2011
—— Warren Miller's Higher Ground (2006) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2011
3.5/5 89% Buck (2011) " Its emphasis on spectacular landscapes populated by barns, corrals and rolling grass, and on values like family and community, holds a mirror up to lives rarely chronicled with such sympathy in American nonfiction film." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2011
3.5/5 71% The Future (2011) " The fearless creative energy [Miranda July] displays and her unflinching honesty about not just the outer but also the inner world of romantic despair, make The Future a unique and rewarding experience." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2011
4/5 51% Perfect Sense (2012) " David Mackenzie's quietly accomplished film straddles the arthouse world and cult movies with a unique poetic vision." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2011
2/5 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) " Imagine, if you can, a film about Chopin containing precious little of his music but a large number of people telling you how wonderful his compositions are and you have some idea of the frustrating central flaw here." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2011
75% Mei loi ging chaat (Future X-Cops) (2010) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2011
2/5 14% The Ledge (2011) " Noteworthy in that the doomed love triangle at its center also attempts to be a tug of war over faith and devotion of both the secular and spiritual kinds." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2011
5/5 69% Here (2012) " One of those movies so fully achieved it restores your faith in the cinema." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2011
1.5/5 73% Like Crazy (2011) " Protagonists Jacob and Anna are no Romeo and Juliet, despite writer/director Drake Doremus' fraudulent but manful attempts to make them seem so -- at the end of the day, their problems could be solved by a plane ticket and less self-involvement." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2011
2.5/5 65% The Music Never Stopped (2011) " The Music Never Stopped isn't exactly good, but it's definitely better than you fear it is when you reach the halfway mark." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2011
2/5 18% The Art of Getting By (2011) " Homework is an epitome of the quirky, coming of age trend at Sundance, a hollow but likable enough comedy headed for modest box office." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2011
—— Here (2009) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2011
3/5 73% Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2010) " It's impossible to watch this movie without feeling that you're in the presence of a good and decent man." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2010
3.5/5 86% Bhutto (2010) " This is a strong effort with a riveting protagonist." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2010
2/5 63% Howl (2010) " A film at odds with its own message." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2010
3/5 64% Great Directors (2010) " It's flawed, but it beats the veiled promo films we usually get about the inner workings of cinematic creation." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2010
3.5/5 85% Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) " A fine, visually handsome biographical documentary about the brief life and even briefer career of the great 20th Century artist, and a film that demonstrates all the strengths and weaknesses of what might be called the "cinema of personal affiliation."" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2010
3/5 72% I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) " When Carrey is onscreen, everything about the giddy, conflicted man he's been asked to embody is either amusing, sympathetic or true. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2010
5/5 100% Sita Sings the Blues (2008) " The brilliance of Paley's achievement is both graphic and structural-she has not only given Sita the visual specificity of a museum-grade gallery painting but also the intricate and inimitable voice of a classic Modernist novel." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2010
3.5/5 88% Neil Young Trunk Show (2010) " A marvelous document of a still vital musician whose unbending indifference to pop fashion has proven him more creatively durable than any other figure from the golden '60s moment that gave birth to his career." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2010
2/5 53% Green Zone (2010) " An exercise in commercial cowardice masquerading as a thriller about political bravery." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 —— Babnik " It's one of the foremost pleasures of Babnik that Adams opts for a low key and nuanced approach to both performance and scene construction, with Umansky especially effective at playing evil as something banal and unremarkable." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3.5/5 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " A political drama of ideas, rather than an action-driven narrative punctuated by carefully measured doses of violence." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) " The action scenes are pure kinetic motion, which is what Johnston is best at; he fares less well when he goes for mood or suspense." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2010
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