For 942 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ella Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Lowest review score: 0 Burzynski
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 942
942 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Bier's portrayal of the brothers' interplay holds few surprises, and the exploitation of the war between East and West is vulgar, contrived and borderline racist.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Overblown melodrama, as muddle-headed as it is palpably sincere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    By all current standards it's a startlingly ingenuous film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    A viscerally effective thriller ends up a repugnant exercise in moral relativism, delivered with the grandstanding swagger of the self-styled provocateur.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Ella Taylor
    Parker has boiled An Ideal Husband into a thuddingly unimaginative costume drama laden with frocks, riding crops, servile butlers and very good actors desperately treading water.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Or
    Doggedly refusing artifice as if cinematic beauty were a filthy capitalist plot, Yedaya drowns her characters in realist grit, a colorless screenplay and no score to speak of, rendering this open book of a movie alienating in all the wrong ways.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    As dull to listen to as it is gorgeous to look at.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    The director gives us not just a pop Holocaust but a prettified, palatable Holocaust.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Among its other sins, the disposable romantic comedy Music and Lyrics fluffs a golden opportunity to make hay with Grant's dark side.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Without serious political and ethical stakes, the story limps to a halt, shrouded in platitude and faux drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    So radiantly awful that, given the egghead credentials of the director and his screenwriter and star Sam Shepard, I initially took the charitable route and assumed I was in the presence of parody.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Ella Taylor
    The skits are dreadful, the jokes suck.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Ella Taylor
    The predicaments of this whiny, unprepossessing crew inspire about as much sympathy as a celebrity divorce.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Ella Taylor
    Replete with false dilemmas, assisted by a dreadfully stagy screenplay and directed with all the animation of a tableau vivant, Metroland is such a draggy bore.
    • L.A. Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Like so many movies of its kind, Dead Man's Shoes gets hopelessly lost in vicious process, and so loses all sight of anything you might optimistically call insight.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Heartless piece of ill will.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Barely competent. The pacing never accelerates beyond sluggish, and Lesnick's script is an awkward pile of gag lines.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Birth may be the most futile application of cinematic and acting skill I've seen all year. A little "Twilight Zone" flummery would have livened up the proceedings to no end.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ella Taylor
    A witless ninny of a movie about Italy, romantic disillusion, Shakespeare, history, more Italy and getting to "yes" in love and intimacy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Self-satisfied, incoherently busy farce.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Today's street-smart moviegoing kids don't need to be so shamelessly pandered to.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Ella Taylor
    The animation is cheesy; the banter isn't funny; the score is noisy and grating; and the critters look like stuffed animals. The best that can be said for The Wild is that it's a most insincere form of flattery. The worst is that it's a sincere form of theft.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Anne Heche is just another neo-noir minx on the make, while Vince Vaughn, grinning and leering as Norman Bates, sinks the movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Ella Taylor
    If you get your jollies from watching women being shot, stabbed and humiliated, you’ll love video director David Dobkin’s pointlessly grisly, tediously derivative feature debut.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    As a movie, it must stand or fall by intense chemistry between the lead characters. Sadly, as co-written by Campion and Moore, In the Cut suffers from a fatal emotional and erotic imbalance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    The pivotal secret of God's Sandbox is no secret minutes into the story, and director Doron Eran doesn't seem to know, or care much, whether he's making feminist agitprop or softcore porn. The two don't mix well.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    The best I can say for Smiling Fish is that it's capable and pleasant, which ought to sound a warning note louder than if I'd said it was awful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    What a letdown that Vincent Ward, who gave us a fabulous gift with Map of the Hu-man Heart, has made this big old tub of schmaltz.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Ella Taylor
    Overproduced, psychologically muddled, and burdened with an enchantingly overheated screenplay.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ella Taylor
    Half a notch above a vanity project, this chipper little number by French director Steve Suissa offers a deadly combination of shamelessness, narcissism and schoolboy comedy.

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