For 57 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Gonzalez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Her
Lowest review score: 12 Nurse 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 57
  2. Negative: 19 out of 57
57 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    A germophobe's worst nightmare, Contagion touches on all the dramas big and small, mostly big, we've come to associate with catastrophes such as this, and does so as if it were hurriedly going down and adapting a list of bullet points, never lingering on any one drama in a particularly meaningful fashion.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The film's inconsistent, largely bankrupt style is second to how hard and tackily it leans on the horror of child abuse to goose audiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Remarkably, the highlight of Benson Lee's film, essentially a fiction reboot of his Planet B-Boy, isn't the scene where Chris Brown gets punched in the face.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    This window into the world of youthful competition almost entirely disposes of social awareness in favor of routine drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Paddy Considine's benumbed ambiguity at least works against writer-director Shan Khan's reduction of honor killings to grist for the cheapest of pulpy thrills.
    • 51 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    Kitsch sprung from the lame imagination of adults who probably wish their tweeners lived their lives like Judy Blume characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    Silent House dies a sudden and egregious death when the amateur players in Olsen's company, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens, as her character Sarah's father and uncle, respectively, open their traps.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    By the end of it, you'll be crying uncle--or wish you were watching The Help instead. At least that was a more artful lie.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    John Gulager is neither artist nor genius, bringing only straight-to-video conviction to Piranha 3DD.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    Robert Lieberman's Perverted Justice advert spins its wheels with scene after scene impatiently cut like a montage sequence.