For 222 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Inkoo Kang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 It Felt Like Love
Lowest review score: 10 Ghost Team One
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 222
  2. Negative: 56 out of 222
222 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Devastating in its simplicity and honesty, The Selfish Giant is a colossus of feeling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    It's a delicate yet passionate creation, modest in scope but almost overwhelming in its emotional intricacy, ambition, and resonance. Easily one of the best films so far this year, it's a nearly perfect blend of pimple-faced naturalism, righteous moral fury, nuanced social insight, and unsentimental but devastating drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Kieran Turner's Jobriath A.D. is an exceptional example of this subgenre, a cubist portrait of an unknowable man and a dramatic whodunit about an artist-victim who died by a thousand cuts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    What makes Neighbors exceptional, rather than merely great, is its successful attempt to reinvent the studio comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Hittman's debut isn't just a brilliantly tactile study of the mounting sexual curiosity and frustration of 14-year-old Lila (Gina Piersanti); it's also an important landmark in the oft-ignored subgenre of realistic movies about female adolescence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A love letter to that singular intersection of artistic innovation, cultural legacy, community pride, and family-sustaining (or -straining) commerce known as the restaurant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    It's an ominous, claustrophobic, unhappily sapphic work whose thunderclap of a climax instills terror and awe of the fates' petty, whimsical cruelties.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Grainily shot but radiating life, The Amazing Catfish is an enormously affecting portrait of a family in crisis that dares to hope.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A documentary that's admirably frank about the difficulties of insightfully portraying such a widely lauded — and subtly cagey and habitually self-effacing — figure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The great achievement in writer-director Jono Oliver's poignant, superb debut, Home, lies in the balance between the film's empathy for those like Jack who seek independence and its compassion for others who may need care indefinitely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Grippingly plotted and exquisitely thoughtful, 52 Tuesdays is a poignant reminder that neither confusion nor crisis is doomed to be calamitous.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    An exquisite, hand-drawn marvel and an alternatingly jubilant and heartrending epic pastoral.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Though The Dog can be seen through any number of lenses — a study of media distortion, an illustration of life-sustaining grandiosity, a love story gone deliriously wrong — it's perhaps most meaningful as an exploration of the limits of the gay rights movement's political correctness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    There’s no doubt that The DUFF is clever, funny and quotable enough to become this decade’s “Mean Girls.” Watch your back, Regina George — there’s a new queen bee in town.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    When I Walk is extraordinarily accomplished, poignant, and wise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Unabashedly truthful and restlessly intelligent, Akhavan’s remarkable, near-perfect debut has wit and charisma to spare. Miss it at your own risk.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The Babadook is the rare horror tale that's also a triumph of empathy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A vital, urgent and infuriating look at the devastating failures of the juvenile court system and the insidious reach of prison privatization.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A masterful blend of black humor and queasy dread.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The recent proliferation of gray-haired cinema is a welcome development, but it hasn’t yielded very many notable pictures. “Dreams” doesn’t just buck that trend; it points a new way forward by being frank about living one’s final years and confronting that fact every day.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Inkoo Kang
    A timely, thorough and truly inspiring documentary about the financial and marketing imperatives that lead academic institutions to deny their students safety and justice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Inkoo Kang
    The dramatic weight loss Gyllenhaal endured for the role, which transforms his dreamboat looks into a bat-like mask, is startling. But the actor's performance is just as impressive, nimbly selling Gilroy's occasionally overwritten lines while Louis’ punishing optimism finds new gradations of sadism and rage. Nightcrawler is the arrival of a thrilling character actor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Closed Curtain is richly allegorical, but the film succeeds even more as an exiled artist's reassurance that the law can't stamp out art.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    The film is as heartbreaking as it is heart-stopping.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Raze is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience — and a superbly crafted film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    The Punk Singer fascinatingly traces the evolution of a woman.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Red Army is a thoughtful and cheer-worthy examination of how sports can shape cultures, redraw borders and change history.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Jones’ riveting Western is bleak and very nearly misanthropic, but it's also passionate, earthy, unpredictable, sensitive, and gloriously distinct.

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