For 111 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alan Ng's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 90 Tell Me Who I Am
Lowest review score: 40 Cold Blood
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 111
  2. Negative: 0 out of 111
111 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Tell Me Who I Am is an incredible real-life mystery.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Waititi masterfully balances the film’s comedy with the seriousness of the subject. He plays with your emotions to heighten the impact of the story’s message. Nothing in this film feels gratuitous and the tonal shift in the film will hit you like a ton of bricks.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Parasites is a brilliant film and for a thriller, it’s absolutely unpredictable (except in one big way).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Up There succeeds where many dramas like this fail. It balances action beautifully with dialogue. Especially as dialogue-heavy movies tend to vomit exposition at a sickening rate. A hefty portion of character development and revelation comes from its performances.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Personally, I found the subject matter fascinating. I love some sports. Auto racing is not one of them, but I also love stories about saving lives and how innovation and technology is a part of that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Greener Grass is over-the-top hilarity. It’s grounded. It’s smart. It’s downright disgusting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    If there was ever a film that screamed Best Actress Oscar-bait, it’s Judy. But damn, Renée Zellweger is absolutely fantastic in this role, and absolutely deserves Best Actress honors. Yes, I know the year’s not over yet, but the bar is set high.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    The real problem with the film is tone and pace.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    I found McColm’s film intriguing to watch and fascinated by her satirical take on her subject. If you open yourself to the movie just a little, you’ll find yourself identifying with them in times of great personal and emotional failure.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Human Capital is a fantastic study of people being pushed to their limits, not just financial, but emotional and social.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Tom Mercier’s performance is brilliant and engaging.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken is not only informative in the same way Super Size Me was, but his story about opening a fast-food restaurant and the journey he took to get there is entertaining and telling.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Angel of Mine is a good movie for fans of the dysfunctional family melodrama. Primarily from the performances from its leads and a strong story that holds together to the end. The thrills are thrilling but sadly never gets to Fatal Attraction level outcomes.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Whether you’re astonished or offended, Travolta gives a marvelous and unforgettable performance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    As unique as the story is, Becoming Burlesque succeeds in large part to Shiva Negar’s performance as Fatima. She’s engaging and charismatic, and she guides Fatima character arc flawlessly. Your eyes are on her, and you’re with her all the way from caterpillar to butterfly.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    What you find is this isn’t a political film about the self-destructive life of a conservative blowhard. It’s a family drama, set in the world of politics with a message of daring to change the conversation by listening to one another.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    You have to remind yourself constantly, this is real. There are no special effects.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The problem with the film is although we walk away from the theater with a good feeling inside, the film lacks an edge…particularly a dark one. Everyone in the movie is good, wholesome people. No one’s really the villain. Bernadette’s problem is not all that surprising.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Good story and strong acting are a killer combination in this independent film.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    The story is unique, and the end revelations are clever but fall short of mind-blowing (which is the bar). Lathrop Walker carries the film from beginning to end. He’s exciting and likable. He excels at his stunt work and provides the empathy we need for his character to carry us to the finish line.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    From a macro level, Brian Banks should just be a social justice film, but as we peer into the life of Banks himself, you’ll see a deeper and more profound story.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Everyone has defined, and distinct characters and no one is phoning it in. Just sit back and enjoy this unique romantic comedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Affleck carries a great deal of weight in the movie, but its Pniowsky who shines as the young pre-teen learning quickly what it means to be an adult.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    The Peanut Butter Falcon refuses to condescend to its star and tells a story that’s authentic to the life and experiences of adults with Down Syndrome.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Hobbs & Shaw is an action film in every sense of the word. You’re meant to check your brain at the door, shove your face with popcorn, and have a good time. Why would you expect more? This isn’t Shakespeare!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    It’s a good film…a better version of the Coen Brother’s Hail Caesar! A film that kept popping up in my head.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Alan Ng
    The Outsider puts a spin on the western drama but quickly falls back into the conventional tropes of the genre. It best to approach The Outsider knowing that its primary focus is on the story and not action.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    The Lion King is, for the most part, a shot-for-shot remake of the original from 1994, but unlike the Beauty and the Beast remake, this photo-realistic Lion King leaps ahead of the original as the better picture.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    Unfortunately, Stuber never rises to the point of being remarkable in any way. You’ll love it, if you are a fan of either lead, otherwise, it’s a standard buddy movie.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Ng
    Overall, Cold Blood just falls flat. Secrets should be shocking, unpredictable, and strongly impact the story. Here they’re predictable and lacks cleverness in discovering everyone’s true identities and motives.

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