For 377 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Derek Elley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Atonement
Lowest review score: 10 Fleeing by Night
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 377
377 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Simply fuzzy filmmaking of the worst sort.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    A 2½-hour demo of auteurist self-importance that's artistically bankrupt on almost every level.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Starts intriguingly but ends up thrashing around as a toothless wonder.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Shows a consistent inability to generate any kind of drama when characters open their mouths.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Derek Elley
    An embarrassing failure at almost every level.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Chained to the floor by a script that isn't particularly funny, direction that goes for realism rather than stylization and an almost complete lack of comic timing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Mixes a rites-of-passage story with political and sexual elements to solid but finally uninvolving results.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    A wannabe romantic comedy with miscast leads and a script in desperate need of a good editor.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    A mildly entertaining but dramatically messy kidpic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    As shocking and deliberately manipulative as the original movie and -- some may reckon -- even more pointless.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Game ride that makes the two previous installments look like models of classic filmmaking.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    A shake 'n' bake Brit teen-spy actioner, without a smidgeon of originality, humor or involving characterization, Stormbreaker is a high-profile bust.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    Plays like a movie where the script went missing on the third day of shooting.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    Over-long, under-written and needlessly obscure instead of genuinely atmospheric.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Derek Elley
    A vulgar, Z-grade variant on last year's "Mystery Men" for those who didn't get their fill the first time around.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Derek Elley
    Deadly dull in stretches, and just plain embarrassing in others.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    Depressingly parochial.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Paa
    Though unrecognizable, Amitabh Bachchan is the star of -- and the only reason to go see -- Paa.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    A monumental piece of miscasting in the title role, and an apparently tin ear for the nuances of English dialogue by Gallic helmer Francois Ozon.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    There's an appalling amount of talent at waste up on the screen, starting with Jackson and Carlyle whose tall/short, silent/motormouth double act never clicks.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    The sheer raggedness of the plotting -- and the pic's cynical disdain toward audiences -- is staggering.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Derek Elley
    All mish-mash.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    8MM
    A movie that keeps jumping the gate and finally unravels all over the floor.

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