For 278 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 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Inkoo Kang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 It Felt Like Love
Lowest review score: 10 Death Note
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 278
278 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    Wallace smartly leaves room for skeptics of Burpo's account to maintain their doubt; what matters most is that audiences understand the film character's reasons for choosing to believe his son's vision/dream/delirium.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    Blended director Frank Coraci, a Happy Madison vet, is too much of a company man to elevate this passion-phobic rom-com beyond something more than an above-average Sandler production.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    In superlative previous films like “The Host” and “Mother,” Bong elevated, then transcended, the humble genres of the monster movie and the murder mystery by refashioning them into exquisitely heart-wrenching human drama. Disappointingly, then, his alchemical touch is absent here. Snowpiercer warms the heart, but doesn't penetrate it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The death- and religion-obsessed Wish I Was Here is such a manifestly personal project that it's a shame it isn't even more idiosyncratic.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    Ultimately, “Anarchy” is too cartoonish in its politics to gain the allegorical resonance it clearly strives for — and worse yet, it's just no fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The Giver is an anti-totalitarian allegory so farcically hyperbolic it feels like only a teenager could have come up with it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    There are too few real humans in Life After Beth, resulting in a lack of both brains and heart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    Love is Strange boasts an abundance of patience and kindness — but not much of a pulse.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    They're thematically richer and more tonally cohesive than their hybrid. But because the two films are so similar to one another, they fail to deliver on the promise of their unique structure, rendering the “he said, she said” complementary design of the two films a dull, self-indulgent gimmick.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The thing that catastrophically sinks “Him” – or “Her,” if that's the film you see second – is that the two films are enough alike that sitting through the second immediately after the first is a slog.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The Judge is tailor-made for Downey's gift for delivering a quippy, arrogant put-down like he's doing his target a favor. Hank's anti-heroism is a refreshing splash of lemon juice with an occasional spritz of sour vinegar. But much of director David Dobkin‘s cynically cloying legal and family drama goes down like a lump of aspartame.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The film largely squanders Woodley's considerable talents by having her talking about (but never showing us) the numb but open wound that is Kat's relationship with her mother. More disappointingly, the film never figures out how to translate Kat's lack of emotion into something that makes us feel anything other than distant pity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The visuals remain homely and brutally efficient, the plot convoluted but the pacing brisk, and the humor often inventive and resourceful — and just as often tired or offensive (to women, people of color, gays and lesbians, old people, take your pick).
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    No amount of self-referential jokes can make up for a lack of heart and spirit. Thankfully, Annie lacks neither.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    Brice’s script boasts a few surprises, but this is essentially a highly competent film about boring people’s boring problems.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    The news is only important insofar as it helps us understand the world. Best of Enemies, though, is only interested in zooming in to gaze lingeringly at the media’s navel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    "Art Addict” may be encyclopedic, but it’s all-too-rarely insightful.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Inkoo Kang
    Director Laura Gabbert pairs her wide-ranging, blithely fawning approach to Gold with a vision of Los Angeles as blinkered as it is tempting.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Inkoo Kang
    Max
    None of these plot points are run through with any thoughtfulness or panache. Despite a great, unaffected performance by Wiggins — the only one among the cast — and the primal joy of seeing the dog actors sprinting, leaping and maybe even emoting, the film is sunk because the characters never transcend their seeming origins in a Disney Channel movie project.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Inkoo Kang
    Grace and poise are certainly embedded in Yousafzai’s DNA, but there’s frustratingly little of her vulnerability or interiority in the film.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 45 Inkoo Kang
    The Last Witch Hunter aims for pulpy, comic-book fun, but it’s never as fleet, funny, or detailed as it needs to be. And if you’re looking for something above middling in terms of plot, characters, world-building, even action sequences, you’ll need to seek it elsewhere.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Inkoo Kang
    Love feels deeply, but not complexly. Both Murphy and Noé’s sustained sex scenes understand want and need, but there’s little to invest in emotionally.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Inkoo Kang
    In terms of anything that has to do with characterization, Chuck Hogan‘s script is punishingly rote. But as bombastic, shoot-‘em-up spectacle, 13 Hours is a visceral, well-paced and often beautiful action-thriller.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    The Kings of Summer plays like an extended sitcom episode, and not a very special one at that.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    The raunchy, feminist-revenge jokes are the best part of this feel-good, you-go-ladies sports comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    It contains more praise than insights, and, chopped into several sections, the documentary could easily become a series of featurettes in the "Extras" section of an American Idiot DVD. Yet Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong still commands the screen.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    False gravity weighs down 2 Jacks, a father-son drama less interested in exploring familial relations than in tut-tutting the millennials.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    Bledsoe leads an impressive cast, but there's only so much the actors can do with writer-director Tony Glazer's underdeveloped script.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    [A] tediously naturalistic and fairly pointless no-budget indie about the compromises of middle-aged femininity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Inkoo Kang
    [An] eager-to-please but creaky and shambling movie.

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