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 12.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Park's Scores

  • Movies
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
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Stateside's real-life frame allows the complexities of mental illness and military service to lose dramatic tension, resulting in a desultory home stretch of group therapy, tears, and reconciliation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Strangely coy about its denominational allegiance.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    As hackneyed as they come, but the overall mood is less cynical than affectionate.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Chad Friedrichs's doc has too many rock-crit talking heads, too often saying the same thing based on scant information -- a clumsy portrait of the artist that inadvertently serves as a mirror of the critical faculty itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Craig keeps Joe Rose on a hair trigger, but Morton is wasted as Claire; Ifans simply looks stoned.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    The self-consciousness is unintentionally touching, but it wet-blankets the film into a thirdhand lark.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Shark Tale's shallow plot and leagues of padding put it fully in the shadow of last year's animated underwater offering, the nifty, heartfelt "Finding Nemo."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Elf
    Works best as a rapid-fire series of sight gags and absurd remarks.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Ultimately everything feels one-sided and sanitized.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Grim headlines aside, FireDancer is hard to recommend, with its haphazard tone, wobbly acting, and cipher-like lead.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    So true to its title that I've forgotten many of the details already--and I just saw it this morning. This latecomer has been rendered completely obsolete by “Memento.”
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    More fun to listen to than watch -- though this still leaves the problem of dialogue.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Marred by a rambling voice-over at one end and a pat therapeutic resolution on the other, the film has a nice half-hour patch somewhere in the middle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Proves infertile in more ways than one.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    So busy rehashing rom-com clichés that it shirks the genitive, prelude to other flaws.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Though The Sea (and the sea) wants to capture some elemental, unruly truths, it's ultimately an over-lacquered jidai-geki curio, something for the appendix of the next book on Kurosawa.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Director Chuck Russell lacks the visual panache, the comic touch, and perhaps the budget of Sommers's title-bout features, which refined a historically grounded B-movie sensibility into pure, gasp-inducing entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Though ample time is spent mingling Murphy's jabberjaw locutions and Wilson's curveball spaciness, the film leaves only the bitter reek of a botched chemistry experiment.