Ray Loynd

Ray Loynd
Ray Loynd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter Variety
Publications: Hollywood Reporter, Variety

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Heidi (1993) "Heidi," the classic children's novel, has finally been told on the screen the way it should be: not as fluffy Pollyanna but as a thoughtful, shaded tale of love, abandonment and reunion. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1990) There's nothing wrong with dramatizing a reunion between Huck and Tom. The trouble with "Back to Hannibal" is that the production is too romanticized. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
No Score Yet Mark Twain and Me (1991) This show, adult and Goldilocked at the same time, is captivating as an expression of a time and innocence that we can only gaze upon in melancholy wonder. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
100% The Odd Couple (1968) Capitalizing on almost every funny line in the play, and keeping physical setups to a wise minimum, playwright-screenwriter Neil Simon and director Gene Saks have adapted to the screen, fidelity-sharp, the embattled hilarity of The Odd Couple. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
60% Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989) A beguiling BBC drama, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,", unfolds like a cinematic, first-person novel, in this case the odyssey of a girl growing up in a fanatical evangelical environment in northern England. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Precious Victims (1993) The result: A curiously unfulfilling mystery leading to a dry, unsatisfying conclusion. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Empty Cradle (1993) The fear Rebecca Soladay's script really touches is to cast a dark net over the given safety a pregnant woman feels when she enters a delivery room. Talk about untapping basic anxieties and worst-case scenarios. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene (1993) While the script pushes all the standard responses for the hunt-and-run genre , writer Michael Norell creates an appealing, iconoclastic heroine locked into an amusing nicotine habit. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell---Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) Writer Mark Fink does offer a few laughs (mostly from Diamond's loopy, dazed demeanor), but director Jeff Melman can't salvage the ragged material. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
No Score Yet Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (1993) The project's major strength is Plummer's biological mom. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
No Score Yet Love and Betrayal: the Mia Farrow Story (1995) As directed by Karen Arthur, there's a darkening, sobering shadow at work here. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018