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 15.4 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 Loners
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 148
  2. Negative: 40 out of 148
148 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    Mike Leigh mainstay Timothy Spall deftly shades in the designated goner, fellow "Still Crazy" alum Bill Nighy is sweetly wispy as the capable fop, and anger-management counselor Olivia Williams trembles pleasantly as usual.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    So busy rehashing rom-com clichés that it shirks the genitive, prelude to other flaws.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Conran takes the ghosts in his machine seriously, and the results appear at once meltingly lovely and intriguingly inhuman.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Craig keeps Joe Rose on a hair trigger, but Morton is wasted as Claire; Ifans simply looks stoned.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    That the e-graveyard holds as many good ideas as bad is the cold comfort that Chin's film serves up with style and empathy.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    Has shades of such oleaginous insider-treading as "The Player" and "Celebrity," but the mood, like the lighting, is altogether sunnier.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    The adventure-book pace and topsy-turvy English setting evoke the feel of Stephen Sommers's "Mummy" films.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Emphatically acted, ponderous, and ultimately a little silly.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    The acting is deliberately bad, directed to an ostensibly dreamlike flatness; and it's also just plain bad.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Park
    Succeeds as the rehumanizing of a near mythical figure.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Grim headlines aside, FireDancer is hard to recommend, with its haphazard tone, wobbly acting, and cipher-like lead.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    Numbing but effective debut.

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