For 28 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 89% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 11% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ellen A. Kim's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 91 The Way Home
Lowest review score: 25 Sorority Boys
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
28 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Ellen A. Kim
    It's an uncluttered, resonant gem that relays its universal points without lectures or confrontations.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Ellen A. Kim
    While it lacks the original's streamlined core, the father-son relationship, the sequel gets by on assembled moments of sentiment
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ellen A. Kim
    The cast, collectively a successful example of the lovable-loser protagonist, shows deft comic timing, particularly Chandrasekhar, who wrings laughs just by his reaction to the locals' racist remarks.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ellen A. Kim
    Schroeder's misstep is trying hard to please his star, whether it be her character's empathetic past or one very fake-looking action climax. His greatest service is keeping her toe-to-toe with her talented co-stars -- and both are the better for it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Ellen A. Kim
    Watching a Bruckheimer with natural comics like Smith and Lawrence makes it all go down easily. If you like this type of movie, that is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ellen A. Kim
    Garner's vulnerable, winning performance strikes emotional chords (not to mention nostalgia) in this fantasy comedy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ellen A. Kim
    It may set itself up as a girlie film with "Ya-Ya" mystics (complete with candles and chanting), but sheds that motif for a much more grounded (and satisfying) film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Ellen A. Kim
    The good news is that Kidman's the best thing in this rather subdued film: sexy, coy and even a bit funny. The bad news is that the movie itself is unlikely to register very long on anyone's radar.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Ellen A. Kim
    Holmes ably handles the starring role, but the handsome Bratt doesn't have enough material to cement his film career. The supporting cast is strong.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Ellen A. Kim
    The film gets snaps just by attempting the high road, and should be enjoyed by its target audience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Ellen A. Kim
    Mostly fun to watch, buoyed by some strong dialogue and performances by the supporting cast.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 67 Ellen A. Kim
    What saves the film is the chemistry between the two leads.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Ellen A. Kim
    This is Epps' showcase. He can't cover all the film's flaws, but he'll sure gab your ear off trying.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Ellen A. Kim
    It would have made for a cool fictional thriller, but The Mothman Prophecies' attempt to stick to true-life roots paralyzes it from being satisfying. It gives you the tingles all right, but they won't follow you out of the theater.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Ellen A. Kim
    Just pretend the acting scenes are commercial breaks, and you'll be fine.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 58 Ellen A. Kim
    Only Carol Kane, hilarious in roller curls and wide tortoiseshell glasses, gets to sink her teeth into her role. At least for Lohan, "Confessions" is her stepping-off point. Now she has to find a film to be her "real" stage.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Ellen A. Kim
    A sweet if bland film.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Ellen A. Kim
    There are more laughs to be wrought out of Myers' militant flight-attendant training school, and they're just not there.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ellen A. Kim
    Even throwing in a spunky fight between female sidekicks (Gabrielle Union and Kelly Hu) isn't enough to float this film over clumsy dialogue and the feeling we've seen it before.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ellen A. Kim
    Purely an easy-to-digest testosterone flick anyway, with standard bikini babes, roaring engines and bikers who circle each other slowly in the dust before they rumble.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ellen A. Kim
    Only Nam, in a pot-induced drawl, infuses the film with great comic timing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ellen A. Kim
    Try as it might, this glossy action adventure isn't nearly as clever as the "Spy Kids" franchise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ellen A. Kim
    The film can't decide between black comedy and bubblegum comedy, so it shoots aimlessly in between.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Ellen A. Kim
    Like many video games, Resident Evil has a drearily long setup, then a lot of blood and gore, then an overextended ending.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 42 Ellen A. Kim
    The gags on which it rests its laughs have been lifted from every other raucous comedy, campus-oriented or not.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 33 Ellen A. Kim
    Crossroads may now fall into the same paragraph as "Glitter," Mariah Carey's disastrous star vehicle.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 33 Ellen A. Kim
    Doesn't even fall in the lowbrow-but-entertaining comedy category. It's unabashedly dumb and pathetically offensive.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Ellen A. Kim
    Somebody in Hollywood thought taking "Some Like It Hot" and "Animal House," sticking them in a blender and serving in Dixie cups was a good idea. That somebody should be fired.