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 14.9 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
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    This poorly conceived sequel to Gore Verbinski's "The Ring" ditches that film's scariest conceit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Bledel, consigned to corsets and croquet, looks so weepy for much of Tuck Everlasting. The reason might lie in a script that favors the starchy demands of period melodrama over her TV show's fizzy screwball banter -- or maybe it's just William Hurt's embarrassing brogue.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    The self-consciousness is unintentionally touching, but it wet-blankets the film into a thirdhand lark.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Ismail Merchant's screen adaptation retains much of the novel's incident, but fumbles both the humor and moral ambivalence.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Bears some resemblance to "All About My Mother," but lacks its compatriot's flamboyance, content to traffic in glib banalities and unwitting self-absorption.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Strangely coy about its denominational allegiance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Ultimately everything feels one-sided and sanitized.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Aside from cameos by Jim Broadbent (as the drunken major) and Peter O'Toole (as Nina's reclusive, eccentric father), much of the acting strains for a sophistication that quickly becomes annoying.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Bones splits the difference between horror and social commentary, with pallid returns.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Alas, The White Countess, the final Merchant Ivory film, is something of a lacquered dud.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    White Noise vigorously pushes the supernatural line throughout, but unfortunately its final movement is so incoherent that the whole thing collapses.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Craig keeps Joe Rose on a hair trigger, but Morton is wasted as Claire; Ifans simply looks stoned.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    A huge problem with the whole shebang is that the impressions (all courtesy Cornwell and Sessions) are shaky at best.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Emphatically acted, ponderous, and ultimately a little silly.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Grim headlines aside, FireDancer is hard to recommend, with its haphazard tone, wobbly acting, and cipher-like lead.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    More fun to listen to than watch -- though this still leaves the problem of dialogue.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    As hackneyed as they come, but the overall mood is less cynical than affectionate.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    At least Sean Astin, as a scene-chewing prima donna, seems to be having a good time--and mom Patty Duke gets to call him a "turd."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    The only possible surprise in The Tuxedo would be an extended demonstration of what was once Chan's trademark, the daffily choreographed kineticism forbidden of late by either his own age or the scruples of story editors.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    A flatland of lowest-common-denominated retro-collegiate wackiness.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Syd's (Chris Evans) emotional tailspin is embarrassingly banal, and his assertion that "everybody here hates me" quickly applies to the audience as well.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Less effective in dramatizing the choices facing second-generation Indian Americans than as a showcase for Sheetal Sheth's terrific hair.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    At least Macht emerges relatively unscathed from the mess, content to brood and mutter self-loathing observations while Johansson and (most painfully) Travolta spoon their Southern accents out of a jar and spread it all over the humid scenery.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    CCM's dissipated endgame borrows soggily from "The Ring," resulting in something that wouldn't make it past the first script meeting for Scary Movie 4.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    If The Last Man were the last movie left on earth, there would be a toss-up between presiding over the end of cinema as we know it and another night of delightful hand shadows.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    The story has too many characters, about whom we know too little.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    As earnest as a community-college advertisement, American Chai is enough to make you put away the guitar, sell the amp, and apply to medical school.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    This mockumentary in which a group of failed Brooklyn rappers switch gears after listening to the Beatles wears out its welcome quicker than the shortest track on "The Grey Album."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Most of the action is tedious, and the less you pay attention to the dialogue, the less you'll feel your hand inadvertently twitching as if with joystick.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    In Van Helsing, the orgy of morphing, shrieking, lightning-cracking, and habitual rope-swinging quickly turns oppressive.

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