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

Ed Park's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 Painted Fire
Lowest review score: 10 Eban and Charley
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 148
  2. Negative: 40 out of 148
148 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Scenes end abruptly, laughs are as rare as yetis, and the overarching question seems to be: Can we turn this into a franchise?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    So busy rehashing rom-com clichés that it shirks the genitive, prelude to other flaws.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    The acting is deliberately bad, directed to an ostensibly dreamlike flatness; and it's also just plain bad.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    A shamelessly recycled vision of decrepit high tech.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    If you doubt whether Honey can scrape together the dough, this is probably the movie for you.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Proves infertile in more ways than one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Aware of its awfulness.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Posner's dishearteningly unsophisticated treatment itself rings false.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Affleck and impressively amazonian Alias star Jennifer Garner (as the ninjitsu-savvy daughter of a wealthy tycoon) are lankier than "Spider-Man's" Maguire and Dunst, which is good if you like lanky, but their relationship substitutes cliché for chemistry.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Washington is in default dignified mode here. He capably embodies the hero's transformation from doughy dad to man of action, amid the movie's shameless button-pushing and cheap religious overlay.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Based-on-a-true-story kitschfest.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Why not travel back in time and not make this movie?
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    In The One the maze of death leads only to exhaustion -- a solipsistic extension of Bruce Lee pacing the room of mirrors at the end of "Enter the Dragon."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    "X is to Y, as this shit is to boring."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Too stupid to be satire, too obviously hateful to be classified otherwise, Frank Novak's irritating slice of lumpen life is as reliably soul-killing as its title is nearly meaningless. ("Good Housekeeping" magazine's legal muscle forced a last-minute change.)
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Though it's high time for a probing drama that illuminates the labyrinth of America's immigration system, those responsible for Green Card Fever should have their artistic licenses revoked.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    As genre comeuppance, this might have been nasty fun, but the movie barely makes sense, with its unbelievable naïveté and arbitrary flashbacks.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Even if, per Wilde, all art is quite useless, it need not be quite as useless as this.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    The only drama is in waiting to hear how John Malkovich's reedy consigliere will pronounce his next line.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    Preachy and humorless, Eban and Charley shocks only by the quality of its numbing solipsism.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    It's about following your dreams, no matter what your parents think. Socrates motions for hemlock.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    Dog Run mistakes milieu for meaning; its succinct title's at least a word too long.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    Such confusion makes the script-flipping finale something of a respite, as it gives one an excuse to forget everything that's happened.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    Contains exactly three decent jokes, all stuffed in the last 15 minutes.

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