For 268 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Inkoo Kang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Short Term 12
Lowest review score: 10 Audrey
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 268
268 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    It’s that devotion to truth that makes Son of Saul such a difficult watch — and also one of year’s most important masterpieces.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Inkoo Kang
    Fassbender manages to find the psychological throughline that makes Macbeth’s increasing mental deterioration — a development that can feel overly formalistic, not to mention moralistic — wholly convincing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The New Girlfriend is a delicate figurine: too quaint to feel necessary in the current climate of ever-bolder representations of trans lives, and yet rescued from disposability by its delicate beauty.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Anchored by exceptional performances by the main actresses, Breathe is a confrontation with the terrifying volatility of adolescence.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Unflinching yet unburdened, Miss You Already is like the best kind of hug: warm, reassuring, cathartic, and a fleeting but vital reminder that there’s at least as much good in the world as there is bad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    First-time helmer Peter Sohn and screenwriter Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) have created a fantastic and frequently exhilarating feature that showcases Pixar’s greatest strengths: technical brilliance, emotional texture, crossover appeal, and an impish sense of humor that takes the utmost advantage of the animated form.
    • 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Inkoo Kang
    Amy
    Amy is both biography and autopsy, an exhaustive chronicle of her rise to the top of the charts and a bare-knuckled indictment of the vulturish men who took advantage of the emotionally vulnerable singer.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Inkoo Kang
    The women’s movements are routinely and depressingly ignored by the movies. But Suffragette isn’t just a dutiful corrective, a lid to cover up a gap, but a necessarily distressing exploration of how much a political vanguard will push and endure to set things right — and how fiercely and eagerly a society that’s resistant to change will punish them for it.

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