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 Knockaround Guys
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 148
  2. Negative: 40 out of 148
148 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Seeing BLT has been positioned as a political act. Alas: The film in question seems hardly worth the fuss.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Transpires in a somewhat chintzy fantasy kingdom lousy with more cameos than your typical Love Boat season.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Club's inability to moralize saves it from kitsch.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    The animated scenes conjure aromas of the stilted "Clifford," and the overall approach is to throw preordained movie sequences (rap number, shopping spree) together and hope for the best.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Playful and sentimental, with comic-book characterization and a half-orphaned, filially righteous head case, Janice Beard resembles a British "Amélie."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Despite the wall-to-wall shagging in Cin's loft, -- this Three Days of the Condom is less Last Tango in Sydney than "When Harry Met Sally."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    SK3D, alas, banks it all on a dead-end VR aesthetic, albeit one emitting a certain black-hole fascination.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Despite a fairly explicit lesbian boobfest (projected attendance just went up!), the film is more good-natured than provocative.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Though the acting is tentative at times, with performances not quite landing on the same page, Evergreen is a compassionate slice of Pacific Northwest misery.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Their opposites-attract trajectory entertainingly reaches an applause-inducing climax -- but heeding Eddie's exegetical advice, Prince refuses to end on such an easy emotional note.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Crudely written, haphazardly acted, and improbably fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    All stand-up comedy is oral aggression, but Cho's is an especially fascinating strain.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Camp is self-conscious when the teens aren't singing, but the quote marks fall away as soon as they lift their voices.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    A looking-glass cover version of "The Truman Show," the maudlin Jim Carrey vehicle Bruce Almighty lets the comedian ply his rubber-limbed shtick as well as indulge his pursuit of sappiness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    As parody, it's toothless and often smug, but as random Ferrellspeak generator, it has its delights.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Less a romance than a feature-length plug for 'N Sync and its personalities -- and so, like all ads, not meant for "conscious consumption." Which opens the blissful avenue of sleep.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Hardly a nuanced portrait of a young woman's breakdown, the film nevertheless works up a few scares, particularly a tense call-number hunt in the library stacks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    The most blatant rip-off is of the "Rushmore" soundtrack. But Ralph Walker is no Max Fischer, and his monomania gets dull fast.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    If music be the food of love, Cool & Crazy could stand a few more hits from the spice rack.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    "Sopranos" vet Dominic Chianese is squandered as a banal father confessor.

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