For 77 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ted Shen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Ivansxtc
Lowest review score: 30 Borstal Boy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 77
  2. Negative: 3 out of 77
77 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Ted Shen
    The lovers' seduction in the sand borders on laughable soft porn; later in the film, an act of genital mutilation (part of a prenuptial ritual) injects an unexpected note of terror that reverberates to the end.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    All this could've collapsed into empty shocks if not for Inoue's gripping performance as an exasperated single woman who senses her happiness slipping away with each vengeful blow.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
    Exuberant music and precision choreography furnish the thrills in this thoroughly enjoyable saga.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    Chen tries to generate some suspense, but there's never any doubt which side has to win.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ted Shen
    It's as slick as anything you might find on the Discovery Channel, and the snippets of 3-D computer animation are too cool for words.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
    Despite its farcical moments, Late Marriage leaves an aftertaste as sobering as other recent films that critique cultural conservatives in the Middle East.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
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    Director Rob Cohen supplies plenty of gore, attitude, loud music, and extreme-sports action -- in particular, a thrilling aerial drop that's followed by a crushing avalanche.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
    Franky G.'s performance as the protective yet combustible older brother is as real as it gets.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ted Shen
    The real drama is the city itself, steeped in history yet undergoing a Western face-lift.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ted Shen
    Only August's assured direction and the leads' solid performances elevate this above a TV "disease of the week" movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    Pacino is typically excitable but also strangely sad, as if the case could take all he's got; Williams, on the other hand, tries playing against type but still goes over the top.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
    The premise provides a fine showcase for the two appealing actresses, who appropriate each other's vocal and physical mannerisms with dead-on accuracy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ted Shen
    Arcand's fondness for the good old 60s can be cloying, but despite an uneven cast, he finds a tonal balance between sentimental and cynical that keeps the conversations real and heart wrenching.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
    Timely and informative.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Ted Shen
    One of the film's most poignant moments comes when he and his father discuss his compulsive attraction to young boys.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    Estrada references Welles throughout with his low-angle deep-focus shots, grotesque close-ups, and brassy sound track. The actors are uniformly excellent, embracing their arch roles without succumbing to caricature.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    Shiva's voice-over narration and the commentary from academics (all in English) are spiked with gender-studies jargon but illuminate the history of this peculiar underclass, over 1.3 million strong, which is beginning to gather political power.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Ted Shen
    Sally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ted Shen
    Smart, poignant, and utterly beguiling.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Ted Shen
    Shamelessly derivative and politically expedient.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    Despite the familiar story, both kids are three-dimensional characters, and first-time director Patel embraces their generational dilemmas with feeling and wit.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ted Shen
    The direction is so muted and sentimental and the pacing so soporific that only Ciarian Tanham's saturated color cinematography of the sylvan countryside breaks the monotony.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ted Shen
    In the manner of a southern gothic, they never fail to fascinate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ted Shen
    Its poignance and urgency are undeniable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ted Shen
    Most of the confrontations are shot in close-up, dragging us into the melee as the grungy-looking actors spit out their venomous dialogue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Ted Shen
    A cunning and hilarious update of the giant-insect movies of the 1950s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ted Shen
    The screenplay becomes annoyingly vague--Byler tries to conjure heavy weather out of Charlotte's mysterious past, but the details are confusing and the ending bewilderingly abrupt.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ted Shen
    A wily and dogged inquisitor, Broomfield cajoles and confronts a variety of witnesses, charting a web of intrigue that also involved the LAPD, the FBI, and assorted gangbangers and rogue cops.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ted Shen
    Some of the film's situations and motivations seem convenient or underdeveloped, but Ascaride and Darroussin are riveting, and Guediguian's frankness and empathy illuminate this kaleidoscope of lonely lives.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ted Shen
    The special effects aren't too polished but the script is larded with cutesy life lessons to warm the hearts of dog lovers

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