For 289 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alan Ng's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 90 Superman
Lowest review score: 30 Dolittle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 289
289 movie reviews
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    • 85 Alan Ng
    The Sleeping Negro is unlike your typical drama in that it has a dreamlike visual tone and style and is more an essay about the trials and tribulations of being black in America.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    The story and music shine. Maybe it is not an instant classic like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, but it definitely will enrapture a new generation of Disney fans.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    For a sequel/reboot, Ghostbusters: Afterlife delivers the fun of the original, albeit in very different ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    All around, King Richard is a solid, inspiring film.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    This excellent cast of veteran actors makes comic-book dialogue palatable. In lesser hands, it would’ve come off hokey.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Denis Villeneuve delivers on the big epic space story we’ve been waiting for and comes through in unique and unexpected ways.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The reason Titane works is director Ducournau and actors Lindon and Rousselle’s commitment to their characters and stories. Each performance is played straight without a single wink to the camera.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    No Time To Die tells a fantastic Bond story. It has everything you expect from Bond and appropriately honors Daniel Craig for his service to the Queen.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    It is a good movie, but what elevates it from the pack are the performances from Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Yes, stories like this have been told before, but there’s an earnest, sweet charm to it all that really works.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    It dares to tell an honest history, warts and all, from its inspirational beginnings, which led me to become a Christian to its rapid decline when I learned that even the godly were imperfect people. But then again, maybe God can still use these miscreants of music.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    There’s much to like about The Electrical Life of Louis Wain — the Victorian setting, cats, Cumberbatch, and its visually stunning cinematography. But it may not be enough to spark enough life into a movie-going audience that wants something new.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    If you’ve ever felt alone and ignored in life, Dear Evan Hansen may touch you in profound ways.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    The fun of Sigourney Weaver in directors Wallace Wolodarsky and Maya Forbes’ feature, The Good House, is watching a master actor create an everyday character so believable that she could literally walk into a room and pass as one of us. By the way, everything I said about Weaver equally applies to her co-star Kevin Kline as well.
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    • 75 Alan Ng
    One could say that I Love Us can’t decide what it wants to be. Is it a crime thriller or a family film? This split focus is a legitimate criticism, but somehow director and lead actor Danny Abeckaser manages to pull it off. It’s far from perfect, but it works well enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Good movies make you feel, even if that feeling is not good. Chon ensures you’ll have feelings at the end of Blue Bayou, just not the happy ones.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Montana Story is a solid film set on a standard story structure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The description of the actual re-claiming of the prison by the corrections officers and the national guard is told in horrifying detail, and the torture and punishment of the surviving prisoner are much worse. I dare you to watch it today and not get angry about the racial divide that existed in the 70s.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Tim Roth is great as Neil.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an origin story, and director Destin Daniel Cretton, working from script he wrote alongside Dave Callaham and, Andrew Lanham did a masterful job telling a story that’s not only Asian-American but a Marvel movie at the same time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The Seer and the Unseen has more to offer by showing us the kind and gentle landscape and people of Iceland. It’s best to take the movie for what it is at face value. If you’re the type of person, who just wants to mock an old lady, then you best move on to a different film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The Protégé is just good action-y thriller-y fun with great repeat value. It falls in that mid-range budget for an action film, maybe just a few notches below the Bourne films. So it’s the perfect popcorn and movie outing for the weekend.
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    • 65 Alan Ng
    I’d describe A Dark Foe as a dark ride at Disneyland. You’re invited to step into a vehicle, buckle up, sit back, and enjoy what happens around you. The steady progression into darkness moves rather quickly through one revelation after the other.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Liesl Tommy extracts the proper emotion from every scene, and the music is like truffles on top of a fantastic meal.
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    • 65 Alan Ng
    The ending does have a pretty good payoff to push Masquerade over the recommendation line.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    No one is safe, and decency is thrown out the window. Not since Deadpool has a movie ever been so f****d up. Though Deadpool wandered more into the sexual and scatological terrain, The Suicide Squad, instead, blurs the line between cartoon violence and gory realism.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Jungle Cruise is just plain, good, not-to-be-taken-seriously fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Sheep Without A Shepherd is good fun as both an action flick and a heartfelt crime-thriller at the same time. In case you were wondering, the ending is fantastic, which is traditionally problematic for thrillers in general. It wraps everything up nicely and in a satisfying way.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    The highlight of Snake Eyes is the action.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    I recommend Die In a Gunfight to any film fan that wants to see a different take on the mob love story. I think the romance takes a back seat to the violence when I think an equal footing would have made the film so much better.

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