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Ray Greene

Ray Greene

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 69% American Teen (2008) "Burstein or an apologist would probably say that in the YouTube era, overt and even manipulative mediation is a fact of teen life, and that her movie is a reflection of that reality. If so...YouTube is better at being YouTube than American Teen is. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2008
3.5/5 87% Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) "Zenovich has made a feature worthy of its eccentric and reckless central figure at his most cynical and embittered. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2008
4.5/5 59% The Fall (2006) "A paean to the art of storytelling as it existed before mass-produced visual media replaced the spoken word as the primary creative medium. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 9, 2008
3.5/5 94% Iron Man (2008) "Kudos to Iron Man for finding novel twists on an exhausted genre. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2008
1.5/5 38% Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) "A nearly note-perfect anthem for virtually everything about American policy it seeks to critique. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2008
3.5/5 32% Meet The Browns (2008) "Meet the Browns is a typically affectionate, revealing and somewhat sprawling family comedy. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2008
27% Step Up 2 the Streets (2008) "Step Up 2 has only a few points of correlation with its predecessor. It's also probably the single most racist movie that will be released by any major American studio in the first 10 years of the twenty-first century. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2008
84% In Bruges (2008) "A shaggy, not-all-that-good-but-good-enough gangster comedy... violent, intermittently amusing and very 1992. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2008
83% A Raisin in the Sun (2008) "A Raisin in the Sun is a perfectly serviceable television adaptation of the recent Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansbury's classic 1959 play, but why it got a press screening at the Sundance Film Festival is difficult to say. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2008
50% Reversion (2011) "Mia Trachinger's thought-provoking lo-fi science fiction movie/rumination on mortality, memory and destiny, does what any low-budget independent film ought to do, which is to assure the viewer that its maker is capable of great things. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2008
No Score Yet Recycle (2008) "Though Recycle fails to visually dramatize many of the issues it seeks to address, simply taking the viewer on a journey into a mundane reality that has been so sensationalized by the global press borders on something higher than a good film. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2008
91% There Will Be Blood (2007) "When a director who is not yet 40 creates a masterful work that extends his own vocabulary while enlarging our appreciation of earlier masters, the time has come to start comparing that filmmaker primarily against himself. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 26, 2007
86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) "Where previous Sweeneys have found room in the character for both anguish and exultation amidst all the faraway looks and obsessional glowering, Depp skirts along the edge of the emotional chasm without ever really diving in. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 12, 2007
30% Youth Without Youth (2007) "Youth Without Youth is a clear indication that Coppola is as far from a spent force as any world-class filmmaker can be. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 12, 2007
2.5/5 74% Kurt Cobain: About a Son (2007) "About a Son is essential viewing for what remains of the Nirvana/Kurt Cobain cult, interesting but more problematic fare for everyone else. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2007
67% Justice (2004) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2007
1.5/5 58% Zoo (2007) "Zoo is a documentary doomed to remain forever biased and incomplete until somebody figures out how to interview a horse. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2007
3/5 57% The Signal (2008) "The Signal is a moderately subversive and very proficient splatter horror movie of the sort David Cronenberg used to make back in the '70s and '80s. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2007
3/5 74% Son of Rambow (2007) "It's cute and it's funny and its comic view of adolescence as a series of changed alliances and curfew violations is, for the most part, refreshingly free of sentimental cant. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2007
3/5 62% Grace Is Gone (2007) "As Stanley Phillips, Cusak's embodiment of middle-class average-ness is complete and masterful, not only in the big emotional scenes but in the marginal details. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2007
3.5/4 79% Teeth (2007) "It's the stuff of primal phobia and nightmare, and, by presenting it in a way that makes us laugh as well as scream, Teeth actually takes it easy on us, no matter how explicit its presentation may be. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
3.5/5 66% Black Snake Moan (2007) "Filled with sly pleasures for those who can throttle their inner puritan to the floor long enough to find them. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/4 89% Waitress (2007) "Waitress is a real actor's movie, with each part written with great elan to have its own psychology and even its own dialect. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
0/4 0% Weapons (2009) "What this childish wallow was doing in the Dramatic Competition at Sundance only Robert Redford's minions know. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/4 85% War Dance (2007) "The mechanics of Spellbound transplanted to the site of Ugandan civil slaughter becomes a testament to human renewal. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/5 84% Rocket Science (2007) "This is bleak, graveyard humor, bordering on nihilism, but Rocket Science manages to put it across and still retain its essential sweetness. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/4 97% Once (2007) "This touching Irish re-imagining of the classic backstage musical has a filmmaker's eye and a poet's heart. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
2/5 15% Hounddog (2008) "Aimless plotting and stock Southern characters combine to make this movie less than expected. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
1.5/4 80% Chicago 10 (2008) "Brett Morgen's tiresome recreation of a watershed 1960s political trial shoots at fish in a barrel -- and misses. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
100% Our Daily Bread (1934) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2.5/4 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) "What could have been a claustrophobic Japanese variation of Das Boot is a missed opportunity instead. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2006
3/5 67% The Empire in Africa (2006) "[A] harrowing but provocative work of documentary filmmaking. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2006
4/5 94% Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread) (2006) "Blandly surreal and mundanely terrifying -- a beautifully photographed glimpse inside a science-driven and machine-infested parallel reality as hypnotic as it is impersonal." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2006
3.5/5 83% Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (2006) "Eschewing the geopolitical for the personal, Sheridan and Kim manage to tell a sweeping Cold War saga that is at its most undeniably powerful when it is focused tightly on the tracks of two parents' tears." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2006
3/5 65% The History Boys (2006) "It's rare that a movie succeeds almost purely on the basis of non-cinematic elements, but The History Boys is such a film. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2006
3/5 89% Exit: The Right to Die (Exit: Le Droit de Mourir) (2006) "If the film's lack of emotionalism deprives it of dramatic energy, it also forces viewers to react to a highly charged issue intellectually and on the merits, rather than out of manipulated passion. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2006
3/5 100% The Case of the Grinning Cat (2006) "A bright, intelligent soufflé of a film that is both engaged and engaging, and which, like the best French confections, continually rises. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2006
2.5/5 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) "There's a war at the heart of Clint Eastwood's curdled new battleground epic Flags of Our Fathers, and it isn't WWII. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2006
1.5/5 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) "In this Che Guevara t-shirt of a film, the same cliche 'them and us' shadow play that MTV and VH1 stage in everything they produce about the American 1960s is extended so excruciatingly that the era seems to occur year by year in real time. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2006
68% Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2006
1.5/5 12% Little Man (2006) "A fitful, effects-driven and remarkably unambitious summer release about a midget jewel thief masquerading as a baby. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2006
3/4 92% An Unreasonable Man (2007) "Filmmakers Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan sense the inherent drama in such a story of triumph and betrayal, and in their long-winded fashion, they manage to capture something tragic in the unflappable Nader's uncompromising commitment. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
2.5/5 83% Ciudad de Acero (2007) "Steel City yearns to show the sensitive side of blue-collar males. The visual backdrops are believable. The action in the foreground, well, that's another story. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
2.5/5 33% Poseidon (2006) "We get a parade of ciphers so thinly scripted that it's impossible to work up much anxiety about what happens to them. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 12, 2006
3/5 100% The Call of Cthulhu (1969) "The filmmakers themselves are generally paid not in dollars but in status among their fellow obsessives, which makes Call of Cthulhu truly a labor of love. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2006
4/5 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) "If John Cassavetes had made coming-of-age stories, they might have turned out a lot like first-time writer/director Dito Montiel's A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2.5/5 No Score Yet La Tragedia de Macario (2005) "Inspired by a real incident in which 19 illegal immigrants died a similar death, La Tragedia de Macario takes one of the great issues of our time and makes it human in scale. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3/5 86% Quinceañera (2006) "A perfectly serviceable weepie and coming-of-age drama. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3.5/5 57% Special (2006) "With the often uproarious and always poignant comedy Special, co-screenwriters and directors Jeremy Passmore and Hal Haberman have created a moving and pertinent parable for our medicated times. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3/5 75% Sherrybaby (2006) "The compassion of Collyer's attitude toward her wayward and ultimately victimized protagonist slowly builds into a powerful statement on the possibilities of redemption for even the most lost. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3.5/5 88% The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007) "A fascinating character study ... " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2006
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