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 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ella Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Opposite of Sex
Lowest review score: 0 Burzynski
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 942
942 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The movie blows a fresh wind of disrespect, high drama and lush romanticism through that stolidly middlebrow subgenre, the period drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    One senses that this is an intensely personal project for Binder, who is not as forgiving as he might be toward the mercurial mother. Still, the film is carried by Costner and Allen, who project a chemistry so incrementally built on reluctant camaraderie, they almost seem like siblings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The crisply sweet banter and the halting intimacy that grows between two shy people with a common goal more than makes up for a wildly implausible plot.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A fresh, buoyant, mischievous and rather jolly meditation - if that's the word for a movie as divinely nuts as this one is - on the meaning of life in an unhappy world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A fetchingly improbable match of material and directors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The Girl From Paris may not have half the smooth technique of "Swimming Pool," but it has 10 times the heart and soul.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The movie is driven almost entirely by its exhilaratingly subversive characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    As naked and bitter and mesmerizing a display of self-pity as you've seen outside as Edward Albee play. By the end of this willfully grimy yet oddly beautiful movie, Billy and Layla have earned grudging sympathy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Goes the distance to avoid banalizing the dilemma of a reasonable couple unhinged by unreasonable events.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Jindabyne wears its class politics lightly, weaving them into a ghost story about the intimate connection between how we treat our living and our dead that will hover around your shoulders long after you leave the theater.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A thrilling example of the cunning political allegory woven into vivid concretism that invigorates contemporary Iranian cinema, Mohammad Rasoulof's Iron Island takes as its monumental central image a sinking ship, symbol of decaying autocracy and the faint hope of liberation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Directed by Agnès Jaoui, who made the equally delightful "The Taste of Others," this comedy of manners with a serious purpose centers on a group of loosely connected neurotics, all working in the rarefied worlds of amateur chorales.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Ondine plumbs the country's most resonant fairy tale and plays impishly along the borders of postcard fantasies of Ireland.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    If you liked "Love, Actually," you'll love this too, another small jewel in the crown of unabashedly commercial, cheerfully middlebrow, eminently exportable British fluff.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Rapp's creepy, ghoulishly funny and, finally, touching new film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Divided We Fall briskly, often hilariously, forbids us to wallow in the specious comfort of untainted local heroes or irredeemable villains.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Too bad for Gilliam and everyone involved, but in the departments of spectacle and schadenfreude, great fun for us.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    As pristine a distillation of Palestinian rage as I've seen outside the evening news.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    This gossamer work is one of the loveliest examples of minimalist cinema I've seen in a long time.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Marc Guggenheim's script is capable and funny, but the film's finest wit is vehicular.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    You begin to wonder whether a story is ever going to show up. When it does, it's worth the wait for a long and well-turned set piece coordinating the heist, and two lovely flips in the plot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    It's hard to know whether to be impressed or appalled by Eva Mozes Kor, the Holocaust survivor in Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh's fascinating documentary who has made forgiving the Nazis her life's work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    In the House is often mordantly funny. Luchini is France's master of deadpan comedy: When he does farce, it carries an undertow of sorrow, and vice versa.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The movie often seems as innocent and goodhearted as its subject. Still, Jebeli is possessed of an impish visual sense. He also has the Iranian gift for bringing to vivid life people we wouldn't give a second glance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Inspector Bellamy is dedicated to the memory of two famous Georges: the drily ironic singer Brassens, and Georges Simenon, whose crime novels go for the jugular of bourgeois France - and dig deep into the black hearts of those who, just when they imagine they have hit bottom, can always sink lower.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    For a film about death and endings, A Prairie Home Companion is a cracking good time - a warm, golden bauble within which to shelter, like the radio show that inspired it, from the misery and ennui that engulf us in and out of the multiplex.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Leaves you with a bland message -- titillation may get your wicky-wack going but love and partnership stay the course -- but the way it gets you there is divine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Open-minded, probing but never prurient, 51 Birch Street is much more than a portrait of suburban ennui. It's a loving, painful map of the gulf between thought and word, between word and deed, that props up good marriages, and sends bad ones to hell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    It’s fascinating that this portrait of the rise, fall and rise of Midwestern organic farmer John Peterson can be read in so many different ways, only some of which appear intentionally in Taggart Siegel’s sympathetic documentary about his friend and fellow artist.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Sensational viewing.

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