For 894 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Justin Chang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Carlos
Lowest review score: 0 Persecuted
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 894
894 movie reviews
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    • 30 Justin Chang
    An underwhelming survival thriller.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Led by a trio of lackluster performances from Alan Rickman, Rebecca Hall and “Game of Thrones” thesp Richard Madden, this awkward, passionless drama conveys neither the sensuality nor the drawn-out sense of longing required by its period tale of a young secretary who falls in love with his employer’s wife.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    It's a Wonderful Afterlife is a movie to make Frank Capra roll over in his grave from indigestion.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Plunges into a watery grave early on and spends roughly the next 100 minutes gasping for air.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Overplotted and underwhelming, Breaking Point is the type of movie that finds it necessary to invent a far-reaching legal/political conspiracy just so one guy can redeem himself by overthrowing it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Resisting the temptation to invest its characters and storytelling with any particularly winsome, distinctive qualities, the film quickly devolves into an infernally busy and overextended chase sequence crammed with desperately unfunny comic patter and noisy, pointless action.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    It’s as hard for us to get invested in his journey as it is for the film to find a narrative foothold.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    So far-fetched as to make "Kindergarten Cop" look comparatively austere.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    For once, truth in advertising: Dealin’ With Idiots spends 83 minutes doing exactly that.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    The empathy that Taylor summoned so effortlessly in his previous films feels strained and unpersuasive here, and moments that should be lacerating...are overplayed to ghastly effect.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    A handful of solid performances and some subtle ’70s period detailing are hardly enough to recommend this flat, predictable drama.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    This movie doesn’t rise to the level of so-bad-it’s-good. But no less impressively, perhaps, it’s just bad enough that you actually wish it were worse.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Grittily propulsive filmmaking and solid performances from Owen Wilson and Lake Bell aside, there’s no escaping the movie’s hand-wringing manipulations and pandering sense of privilege.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    At no point does the movie manage even a single sequence of sustained tension, or a frisson of genuine terror.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    A risibly overheated, not unenjoyable slab of late-'60s Southern pulp trash, marked by a sticky, sweaty atmosphere of delirium and sexual frustration that only partly excuses the woozy ineptitude of the filmmaking.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    It takes at least a sliver of human interest to make a noir pastiche more than the sum of its influences, and anything resembling authentic feeling has been neatly airbrushed away from this movie’s synthetic surface.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    The key to Seuss' tales, as with all good fables, is not only their cleverness but their surpassing elegance and simplicity, qualities that this busy, over-cluttered contraption of a movie seems entirely uninterested in replicating.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    All in all, it could have been worse. Puerile, crotch-fixated and very occasionally, inanely funny, Adam Sandler's raunchiest star vehicle in years has a small saving grace in Andy Samberg's performance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    The cause of death would appear to be visual-effects overkill in the case of Rigor Mortis, a flashy, incoherent and virtually scare-free Hong Kong horror exercise that marks the directing debut of actor, singer, record producer and fashion maven Juno Mak.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Insofar as Hitman: Agent 47 is about anything, really, it’s about the pleasures of being on location — from the gratuitous image of Ware taking a dip in a five-star-hotel swimming pool to the sight of Singapore’s staggering Gardens by the Bay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Lee and Protosevich have made a picture that, although several shades edgier than the average Hollywood thriller, feels content to shadow its predecessor’s every move while falling short of its unhinged, balls-out delirium.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    At every turn the filmmakers have simplified, banalized and sentimentalized Alice and her psychological landscape in ways that reek of ignorance at best and cynicism at worst.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    An innocuous abduction of viewers' time, if nothing else, King's Ransom is an appealingly cast but terminally bland farce.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    The best miracles are those that creep up on you unexpectedly rather than endlessly announcing themselves, and the ones in Winter’s Tale are fatally obvious and self-congratulatory.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Alas, even Murphy's largely wordless, physically adroit performance can't redeem this tortured exercise in high-concept spiritualist hokum.
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    • 30 Justin Chang
    Andrew Lancaster's helming bow looks smart but lacks confidence in its melodrama and, professional editing aside, resembles a meandering rough cut.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    A dispiritingly lazy high school comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    A ludicrous melodrama that begs to be handled as an over-the-top sex farce is instead treated with the solemnity of a wake, albeit one with a rather lenient dress code.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    Proficiently made but fatally unpersuasive in its portrayal of internecine gang warfare, this thuggish melodrama piles on the foreign accents and paint-by-numbers brutality, all served up with a grim, operatic self-seriousness that gives Cage’s antihero little room to maneuver.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Chang
    What rankles most about Amelia is the timidity and lack of imagination with which Nair approaches one of America's most exceptional and intriguing celebrity life stories.

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