For 150 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Inkoo Kang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Short Term 12
Lowest review score: 10 Nothing Without You
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 150
  2. Negative: 36 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Devastating in its simplicity and honesty, The Selfish Giant is a colossus of feeling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    What makes Neighbors exceptional, rather than merely great, is its successful attempt to reinvent the studio comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A masterful blend of black humor and queasy dread.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    When I Walk is extraordinarily accomplished, poignant, and wise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A documentary that's admirably frank about the difficulties of insightfully portraying such a widely lauded — and subtly cagey and habitually self-effacing — figure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    A few of the self-referential gags get recycled one too many times, but an exuberant buoyancy — and the belly-laugh-a-minute pacing of the jokes — makes 22 Jump Street a hilarious highpoint of an already quite funny summer season.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    A winsome mix of funny, harrowing, and smart, it's most commendable for making characters who are addicted to bad behavior—and who refuse to blame themselves for it—somehow exceedingly sympathetic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Belle's extraordinary intelligence is most evident in its slow but satisfying disentanglement of the jumble of privileges and disadvantages that the wealthy, aristocratic, and learned — but also female, half-black, and pitifully sheltered — Dido embodies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    The grande dame's performance, alternately goofy and grave, is an absolute tour de force.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    The film is as heartbreaking as it is heart-stopping.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    The Punk Singer fascinatingly traces the evolution of a woman.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Raze is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience — and a superbly crafted film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Green's resolution is sensitive, expected, yet visionary. And, like the rest of the film, it is shot with a magnificent play of color and light that makes the characters' corner of the world seem like the cradle of compassion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    In the thoughtful and touching coming-of-age tale The Cold Lands, writer-director Tom Gilroy examines self-reliance as a philosophy and way of life.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Whatever Proxy lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Inkoo Kang
    Director Martin Provost's epic portrait of novelist Violette Leduc is so compelling, even thrilling, in its frank depictions of female sexual voracity, professional egotism and twisted variants on the Electra complex that it's easy to overlook his film's shaggy, uneven plotting.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Inkoo Kang
    For all its embarrassment of riches, “Deliver” never manages to transcend its bloody, screechy, pulpy origins. That makes the film both a horror tale and a tragedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Inkoo Kang
    Elemental isn't essential, but it's a fascinating if limited portrait of the diversity of eco-warriordom today.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Inkoo Kang
    Walker never has Pearce explain why he wants to return the lifts, and he never has to. The heights speak for themselves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Inkoo Kang
    Its lo-fi charms — the cutesy-scary monster design, earnest family values and Danny Elfman-esque soundtrack — make the film feel like an '80s throwback in a way that justifies the nostalgia.