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 Old Joy
Lowest review score: 0 Burzynski
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 942
942 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Sensational viewing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Its suggestion that Israel, of all nations, should know better than to persecute minorities within and across its borders, give the film a thrilling universal appeal.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The movie's true genius lies in the exquisite animation, a blend of hand-drawn and state-of-the-art digital technology that suggests an old world being bullied into a new one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    With masterful tonal balance and control, and a visual sophistication as yet unusual among Israeli directors, Gabizon catches both the absurdity and the sadness of what it means to live with such daily threat and confusion.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Marvelously conciliatory film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Director Roland Suso Richter gives a raw, frank but sophisticated account of the excruciating logistics of this great escape, and the appalling, inspiring blend of betrayal and courage that attended the group's herculean efforts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A warped, but beautiful and strangely hopeful, coming-of-age tale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    For all its hectic comings and goings, though, Kings & Queen is superbly controlled, gracefully shot and edited, and, for its entire 150 minutes, as engrossing as its meanings are opaque.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Boasts one of the most entertaining and bitterly astute screenplays I've had the pleasure of listening to in a while, with its lengthening spirals of deceit, mendacity and one-upmanship, and its elegant linguistic dances around difficult truths.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A morally complex and emotionally satisfying drama about the vagaries of Catholic response to the Third Reich.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Real kudos goes to Molly Parker, searing as a heroin-addicted mother immobilized by the death of her husband, and to a poised little boy named Harry Eden, who's astonishingly good as the 10-year-old son desperately trying to hold her to the straight and narrow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A painful, hilarious and immensely moving rumination on mid-life angst.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The first half of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a brilliant blend of the best of Burton and Dahl, with some unexpected input from Charles Dickens. In the second half, the contraptions take over, drowning whatever story remains...But it falls frustratingly short of the masterpiece it might have been.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Kurt Russell is adorably self-mocking as the cluelessly enthusiastic dad in his dorky superhero uniform, and even the spiffy effects lack self-importance. "The Incredibles" it ain't, but Sky High will do nicely.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    This gossamer work is one of the loveliest examples of minimalist cinema I've seen in a long time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Brilliantly edited for drama and irony, The Goebbels Experiment juxtaposes little-seen German propaganda films with excerpts from Goebbels' diary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    This is a very funny film about a creepy, excruciatingly lonely world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    A smart, beautiful piece of storytelling, attentive to Le Carré's broad intent, while boldly taking a knife to his more egregious longueurs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Yet the pride and sympathy McNally brings to his characters reminds us how far gay film has progressed from the long, self-lacerating whine of "The Boys in the Band".
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    British actor Damian Lewis, in an astonishingly elastic yet disciplined performance, invests Keane with a richly ambiguous, heartbreaking inner life that's only at peace when he manages to form a tenuous human connection.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Who could resist a movie in which a garden gnome holds the front line in high-tech home security?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Levin crawls into America's woodwork to ferret out anti-Semites of all stripes, then rushes at them with Socratic reasoning -- a futile and often hilarious project, since they prove immune to thought reform, however rational.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Abu-Assad, who made the lovely 2002 film "Rana's Wedding," is a far more gifted observer of the everyday than he is an action director, which is why, in Paradise Now, he productively sidetracks into a persuasive and often very funny portrait of the irrationalities of life under occupation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    All but a silent movie, Frédéric Fonteyne’s strikingly atmospheric film - adapted by Philippe Blasband and Marion Hänsel from a 1937 novel - relies on the extraordinarily mobile face of Emmanuelle Devos to express the pain of a woman who has no language for her inner turmoil.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Seldom have form, content and cultural sensibility been so excitably aligned as in this fascinating, exasperating film about the unholy marriage of power politics and global business.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    Quietly devastating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ella Taylor
    The eerily timely subject of Haneke's film is France's unwilling encounter with the disenfranchised minorities it has tried to sweep under the rug. As one who giggled through his widely admired, irredeemably silly "The Piano Teacher," I wasn't prepared to be easily won over by Caché, but it turns out to be his most human and affecting movie to date.
    • 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.

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