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 Lost in Translation
Lowest review score: 0 Burzynski
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 942
942 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Anderson and co-writer Lyn Vaus have a wonderfully light touch with dialogue both comic and sad, and Davis is the perfect mirror for the movie's gracefully shifting moods, and its soulful bossa nova score.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Gluck, an oral historian, has the magpie eye of a born collector of objects, people and ideas, a cheeky appreciation for the ironies life drops on us, and enough of an open mind to let her odyssey lead her where it may.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The speed with which a healthy, relatively young stud can morph into a tub of lard is as horrifying as it is entertaining to watch.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    This highly entertaining spin on eco-catastrophe could turn the most meteorologically challenged among us into Weather Channel freaks.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Contrary to recent rumors that it was a dud, the new Stepford Wives, with its chocolate-box visual style, archly heavy-handed foreshadowing and its scene-for-scene parody of the original's fright strategies (Walken's waxy menace is once again played for laughs), is a gas.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Molina is an actor of unusually elastic gifts, but unlike Willem Dafoe, who has only to bare his scary teeth to send us all scampering for the exits, there's no getting around the fact that Molina has the face of a kindly basset hound even when it's contorted into a deadly grimace.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Director Fly works with a delicate touch, probing the slow, insidious corruption of this fundamentally decent but weak man.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    It's not easy to spend the better part of two hours with your heart parked in your mouth, but this roaring battle epic is worth the risk of your palpitations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A brilliantly atmospheric, sweetly nutty film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Modest, wise ensemble piece.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    McElwee fans will welcome back the wonderful Charleen, his former teacher and lifelong friend, older and mellower but as beguiling and free-spirited as ever.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    This impressive - and utterly depressing - feature debut is another in the current rush of testaments to the power of the new corporation to suck the goodness from its employees and all who have the misfortune to enter its orbit.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    An uproarious and appalling piece of consciousness-raising.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Director Lee Je-Yong gives the book a makeover full of wit and startling beauty as a tragicomedy of Korean manners at the dawn of the Chosun dynasty in the late 18th century, a period known for its gravitas.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A marvelous tribute to a heady age.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    British director, Roger Michell, strikes an assured balance between intense mood piece and Gothic chiller.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    This powerfully rough slice of neo-realism, hitched to soapy melodrama, puts a heartbreakingly human face on the widespread problem of sexual assault in Mexico.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The movie is driven almost entirely by its exhilaratingly subversive characters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Though the progress of this ill-matched love triangle is fun to follow in its self-consciously wacky way, the movie's chief pleasures, at least to a Western eye, are anthropological.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Hectic, lyrical, swooningly romantic and almost unwatchably brutal, Purple Butterfly deploys a modern Asian gangster-movie aesthetic to tell a love story of Shakespearean dimensions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    For sheer urbane elegance coupled with technical mastery and lush, old-fashioned élan, no one working for the studios today comes close to the versatile Soderbergh.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Born Into Brothels will break your heart, then warm it up and leave you with that 7-Up longing to know what happens next to Zana's kids.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Had this idea been pursued to its conclusion instead of the pat, wishfully ready-for-TV ending we're fed, the movie would be a standout.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Cast for fun, and the whimsy is enjoyable both for its parody of heavy-handed "relevant" updates of the play.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    For once, it's no stretch for Jerry Bruckheimer to turn a human life into an action movie. Give or take a pack of screaming clichés in Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue's screenplay, Joel Schumacher's propulsive thriller is also a smart character study, with Cate Blanchett as the jewel in its crown.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Michael Schorr's delightfully deadpan comedy debut blew away the German box office, and once you let yourself sink into its gentle rhythms, as slow and deliberate as those of its protagonist and inflected with tiny but significant shifts of pace and tone, you'll see why.