For 384 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Derek Elley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
Lowest review score: 10 Fleeing by Night
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 384
384 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    Plays like a movie where the script went missing on the third day of shooting.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Derek Elley
    All mish-mash.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    A 2½-hour demo of auteurist self-importance that's artistically bankrupt on almost every level.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Derek Elley
    Charmingly eccentric light comedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Derek Elley
    Visually detailed but emotionally dry.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Derek Elley
    Delightful comedy of manners.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Derek Elley
    A crackerjack serial-killer chiller in "Seven" mold, Tell Me Something cleverly disguises its thoroughly generic content and leaps of logic with highly honed technique and an involving approach to narrative.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Derek Elley
    A smoothly made period romancer that's elevated by strong playing from its whole cast, led by John Turturro and Emily Watson as the starstruck lovers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Derek Elley
    Brings nothing new to the table, and spends far too long making the audience think it will.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Derek Elley
    Starts intriguingly but ends up thrashing around as a toothless wonder.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Derek Elley
    The lowdown on The Low Down: charm 8, content 2.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Derek Elley
    Has all the classic faults of a picture not only directed by an actor but by an actor who is his own producer.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Derek Elley
    A largely dull history lesson…stripped of any backgrounding, peopled with archetypes rather than fully-drawn characters, and features self-consciously arty direction that gets in the way of story-telling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Derek Elley
    Bright and sassy, The Full Monty is a treat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Derek Elley
    Surprisingly conventional Olde London Towne gaslight mystery, gussied up with some doctored visuals, and an eccentric performance by Johnny Depp.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Derek Elley
    A warm, often invigorating and ultimately moving ode to community values.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Derek Elley
    A small picture with a big heart.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Derek Elley
    Some fine screen chemistry between its leads and a spikey, offhandedly comic script by young writer-director John McKay put spice into Crush.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Derek Elley
    Looks set to unsettle as many conservative auds as it will delight nihilistic film buffs.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Derek Elley
    Has some fine individual moments but fails to cohere into a grander, more substantial statement on the themes it aspires to tackle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Derek Elley
    Mediocre, dramatically flat picture.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    The sheer raggedness of the plotting -- and the pic's cynical disdain toward audiences -- is staggering.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Derek Elley
    Pic's potentially inspiring story too often remains grounded by a problematic script and unshapely direction.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Derek Elley
    Chekhov has never seemed such a long haul as in this awkward adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by veteran director Michael Cacoyannis, 77, who's assembled a good roster of names but ones that are not necessarily right for their roles.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Derek Elley
    Depressingly parochial.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Derek Elley
    A good-looking but slim confection that's short on the multi-characterisation and sense of entwined destinies that mark the great Lelouch sagas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Derek Elley
    Overplays its slim hand by a good two reels.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Derek Elley
    A generally entertaining but rather old-fashioned romantic comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Derek Elley
    This slyly humorous, cleverly constructed comedy-drama wends its way through different takes on similar time frames to a warm, inclusive ending.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Derek Elley
    Marvelously involving family saga.

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