Clarence Tsui

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For 37 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Clarence Tsui's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Woman Who Left
Lowest review score: 10 The BreakUp Guru
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
37 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    Lee's eye for everyday Chinese life - whether in isolated rural villages or among aggrieved laborers on fish farms - compensates for the film's minimal commentary on the larger social trauma brought about by human traffickers, and the stigma faced by their victims.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    The Nightingale is technically remarkable. Beyond its socio-political context, however, the film offers hardly anything inventive to the familiar generation-gap rite-of-passage dramedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    Exerting significant control over the film – from a screenplay filled with modern resonance to very effective production design – Lee just barely manages to overcome the jarring problem posed by its (mugging) American cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    While the director unleashes his taut action sequences like clockwork, he's less deft in handling the characterizations and the decade-leaping plot, which seems designed to provide the film with some historical weight.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    Rigor Mortis’ strongest suit lies with its cast. The film comes with lavish (and sometimes distractingly so) digital effects, but it’s the old-timers who are instrumental in injecting humanity and life into the film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    Office is undermined by a simplistic screenplay lacking the nuances and frisson one expects of a cutting-edge satire of a capitalist world propelled by graft and greed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    It's a throwback to Chan's wham-bam action comedies of the past, and a pretty effective one, too.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Clarence Tsui
    Heneral Luna is a sturdy, stirring if perhaps sometimes simplistic historical epic about bravery and treachery in a country at war.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    Tokyo Tribe is a spectacle more in its form than its content.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    While the director prides herself for having a mix of pro and amateur actors improvising scenes, many awkward moments emerge as the characters seemingly are just instructed to let their conversations and interactions flow: the result is missed beats, protracted silences and characters staring at each other or into space for too long.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    Radiance remains mired in underwritten relationships that end up less emotionally engaging than they appear.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    The Demon Strikes Back soldiers loudly along, alternating between high-octane, digitally enhanced skirmishes and the equally cacophonic bickering between the monk and the monkey.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    While certainly lushly mounted, Two Women is at best a piece of dated heritage cinema, and at worst cliche-ridden pomp.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    A straightforward spectacle motored by relentless high-octane action sequences between simplistic heroes and grotesque villains.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Clarence Tsui
    Kwek's critical view of his home country is certainly there, burning brightly, but Unlucky Plaza should be considered a small step for a promising socially-conscious filmmaker trying to connect his fury with the right kind of art.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Clarence Tsui
    Tiny Times certainly offers fantastical lifestyles which is nearly unattainable for most of its viewers. But what makes the film even more beguiling is probably its inability to create empathy, as it goes without accounting for where these individuals came from and why their friendships were so rock-solid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Clarence Tsui
    The film is surprisingly shoddy stylistically.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Clarence Tsui
    Replacing the first two films' simplistic, man-on-the-run premise with a stuttering plot comparatively light on action and stuffed with red herrings and inconsequential characters... Besson's team has signed off the trilogy with a whimper rather than the kind of unfettered bang delivered by the first two films.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Clarence Tsui
    The characters are ciphers, the narrative is dull and even the sights and sounds become numbingly bombastic after a while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Clarence Tsui
    Personal Tailor is, indeed, a sad example of an once eagle-eyed director losing touch with his audience.

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