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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    Stuffed to the gills with surprises.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Park
    A horror story, told with Dickensian compassion, permeating outrage, and little hope.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    To this viewer and reader, the decade-old juggernaut is as deeply felt as it is flawed, dense and illogical and laudably "weird."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Park
    Succeeds as the rehumanizing of a near mythical figure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Danny Boyle's Millions is not what we'd expect from the "Trainspotting" and "28 Days Later" director. It's essentially a gentle, kid's-eye parable.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    If music be the food of love, Cool & Crazy could stand a few more hits from the spice rack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    But mostly the film is just hectic and homiletic: two parts exhausting "Men in Black" mayhem to one part family values.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Culkin broods and freaks out ably, but Igby's snotty, dysfunction-derived malaise remains off-putting, mostly because his lines aren't half as clever or empathic as Steers would believe.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    The film stakes out a self-affirming Atkins-free zone that seems unobjectionable in theory, but its speechifying tendencies and familiar familial tensions overwhelm the more delicate scenes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    The clunky manipulations of plot, and the sorry fate awaiting everyone in this foggy House is less wrenching than acted.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    A nimbler approach to border crossing, German-born director Fatih Akin's In July resembles a shaggier "Serendipity," with a similar moony conflation of coincidence and destiny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    Brims with storytelling flourishes and gently deployed life lessons that even accompanying adults may dig
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    The situation -- a mother-daughter mind-body switcheroo -- is as enduringly appealing as it is absurd, and the comedy flows therefrom.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    His story is sad but not humorless.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    As rich in incidental detail as it is narratively diffuse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    Crammed with wild action, obvious but well-mounted gags, and playful effects, the film is refreshingly silly.
    • 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
    • 50 Ed Park
    Seeing BLT has been positioned as a political act. Alas: The film in question seems hardly worth the fuss.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Braff's naive romanticism is also lovely proof of the film's innocent heart.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    The summer's most romantic interspecies love story.

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