For 148 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Park's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 Children Underground
Lowest review score: 10 Dog Run
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 148
  2. Negative: 40 out of 148
148 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Park
    Succeeds as the rehumanizing of a near mythical figure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Park
    A horror story, told with Dickensian compassion, permeating outrage, and little hope.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    As rich in incidental detail as it is narratively diffuse.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    That the e-graveyard holds as many good ideas as bad is the cold comfort that Chin's film serves up with style and empathy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    Brims with storytelling flourishes and gently deployed life lessons that even accompanying adults may dig
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    Stuffed to the gills with surprises.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    Both a heartwarming tribute to the late Beatle and a study of hair patterns in the aging British male, Concert for George, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall a year to the day after Harrison's death, manages both reverence and joy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    Dodgeball is the most satisfying comedy of the past year--at least among the ones starring Stiller.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    E J-Yong's transposition illuminates, with satisfying crispness, the hyper-Confucian high society of the time, as well as the underground Catholic movement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    This latest and biggest installment is a whimsical success of a very high order: The pace never lags, the invention is incessant, and it makes you want to have a bite of cheese afterward.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    The summer's most romantic interspecies love story.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Chamber's charm lies in the sheer visualization of Rowling's weirder inventions: pots of shrivel-phizzed screaming treelets, Harry's arm gone boneless from a bungled spell, a scolding letter from home that leaps to life as a yapping paper mouth.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Though the characters are in fact sustained improvisations, the roles feel inhabited rather than acted -- a quality acutely present in scenes of excruciating awkwardness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    In their randomness, the bee words take on an oracular quality--shades of kabbalistic gematria, or the "Sortes Vergilanae," the supernatural attributed to symbols on paper.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    The most romantic New York movie since August's "Happy Accidents."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Convoluted but diverting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Kurt Russell is terrific as coach Herb Brooks, psychological tactician out to redeem his being cut from the 1960 U.S. squad, the last one to beat the CCCP.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Eliminates much of its source's plot, focusing on the book's first third. The result is a crisply shot chamber piece for husband, wife, and boy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Braff's naive romanticism is also lovely proof of the film's innocent heart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Conran takes the ghosts in his machine seriously, and the results appear at once meltingly lovely and intriguingly inhuman.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    An unstoppable good-mood generator, the resolutely 2-D SpongeBob SquarePants Movie has more yuks than "Shark Tale" and enough soul to swallow "The Polar Express" whole.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Jessica Yu's elegant new doc In the Realms of the Unreal is a spry, creative response to his (Darger's) oceanic talent and claustrophobic life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Several sharp jolts give the doc its dramatic shape, and one episode in particular, caught with a neighbor's lens, will make you gasp with grief.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Taut even when ridiculous, with flashes of comedy, 3-Iron has less to offer than its predecessors, but at minimum it's the playful exhaustion of a formal constraint.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    The multiple story lines can feel choppy, but the dialogue has snap, and the pants' powers never distract from the teenagers' emotions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Fun and nourishing, Charlie's the topsy-turvy equivalent of a three-course dinner in a single stick of gum.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Though the film lacks some of the paper incarnation's subtlety, Dai's infidelity to his own text keeps things interesting. He busts the book's brief time frame, tweaks countless plot points, and tops it all off with a titanic metaphor not found in his own pages.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    A sign of The Baxter's charm is that it's essentially spoiler-proof: We know from the get-go which couples will pair off, and the pleasures lie in the spring-stepped vibe, the natty throwback wardrobe, and the intricate goofball patter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Nathalie is intricate, provocative, cleanly acted, but it's never entirely convincing--and never more so than in the table-turning climax.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    Mike Leigh mainstay Timothy Spall deftly shades in the designated goner, fellow "Still Crazy" alum Bill Nighy is sweetly wispy as the capable fop, and anger-management counselor Olivia Williams trembles pleasantly as usual.

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