For 91 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Gonzalez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Under the Skin
Lowest review score: 12 Nurse 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 91
  2. Negative: 38 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Shame articulates a shallow, even mundane, understanding of an uninteresting man's sex addiction-in a vibrant city rendered dull and anonymous.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The film straddles a very awkward line between creature feature, conspiracy thriller, and domestic drama, all without novelty or suspense.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    In the wake of Bobcat Goldthwait's Wolf Creek, Exists's metaphorical ambitions are as under-realized as its story-circumscribing use of found footage.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Mac Carter repeatedly compromises his intuitive, and often elegantly framed, glances at his main characters' teenage blues by too busily going through amateur-night gesticulations of spooking his audience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The film's relentless turning of its characters' experience into platitudes and homilies is served for our too-easy consumption.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    One wishes it had spared us the remedial theorizing on media culture and artistic representation and license and less apologetically acted the part of a straight-up horror film.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    A jump scare isn't just a jump scare in the films of Scott Derrickson, which isn't to say this wannabe master of horror has entirely perfected the art of sudden dread.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The film's sense of conviction and psychological nuance never rises above that of the "I Learned It from Watching You" anti-drug PSA.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Whatever scant insight the prior films offered into Spain's waning Catholic belief has now been entirely replaced by fascist, cartoonish shows of wish-fulfillment prevarication.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    One can never fully shake the feeling that the sense of unease the filmmakers rouse, every act of seduction, infiltration, and vengeance they orchestrate, is borrowed.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    In Xavier Gens's The Divide, the revolution will not be televised, only the degradation of human civility--and in a mire of clich├ęs more toxic to the mind than the radioactive dust that causes everyone's hair to fall out in the wake of a nuclear explosion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    At least the irony with which this transparently written and dispassionately aestheticized film so demagogically argues for the value of words and pictures is brutally convincing.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The cacophony of visions, broken mirrors, and mutilations only points to the ghost in the machine respecting The Craft as its spirit animal.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The story, more a tangle of violent, symbolic gestures, regards economic exploitation with fetishistic, impossibly overdetermined abandon.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    God bless Robert Duvall. An American cinematic institution, our greatest living actor makes the fortune-cookie bromides of Matthew Dean Russell's Seven Days in Utopia sound like Yates.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Does Katie Holmes's hubby get script-doctoring rights even on her own film projects? That would explain why Troy Nixey's inane Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, at times suggests an anti-Rx PSA.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    A rote home-invasion thriller afraid to be seen as just another rote home-invasion thriller, the film turgidly grasps for profundity by framing bloodlust as patriotic duty.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Like the show, this boring, lazy, clumsily staged, overly lit, unnecessarily 3D-ed contraption even culminates with some half-hearted moral hectoring-in this case, the togetherness of the Smurfs works to validate heteronormative values.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Unlike David Lynch, Ivan Kavanagh isn't interested in catching ideas like fish, of linking the degradation of film to the degradation of consciousness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart's artful consideration of familial friction acerbated by disease, and vice versa, nearly saves Still Alice from the banality of its Lifetime-movie execution.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The purpose of Lynne Ramsay's hodgepodge approach is to distract us from the flimsiness of a story that suggests a snide art-house take on "The Omen."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    A few jolting scares are deployed throughout, but more difficult to shake is how the story's overacting lambs walk a rather programmatic path toward slaughter--or at least anal probing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Jeff Baena's film, at heart, is just another overly familiar story of a boy struggling to get over his first love and who's rewarded for his troubles with a less volatile replacement model.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    It proves that the zombie narrative is still capable of subversion, but does so with the laziest, Lifetime-grade intimations of social relevance.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Just as queerness is conspicuous by its absence, so is any serious consideration of the drug use that often pairs with extended tastings of EDM.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Gus Van Sant's new film offends for how it views the struggles of the landowners at the heart of its story as subservient to their oppressor's triumph of the spirit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The film abounds in excruciatingly obvious, often precious, articulations of grief, where armchair philosophizing volleys back and forth with punishing abandon.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    If a fourth entry wasn't already in the works, [Rec] 3: Genesis could have easily represented the nail in the franchise's coffin.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Yesterday, Solondz blocking the screen meant something, even if it was just his own petulance. Today, a blurred sign only signifies his capitulation to peer pressure.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    This window into the world of youthful competition almost entirely disposes of social awareness in favor of routine drama.

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