For 202 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alan Ng's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 90 Judy
Lowest review score: 30 Dolittle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 202
202 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Wolfwalkers is a beautiful movie for fans of animation and families with young children. If you want to ween the little ones off Disney’s overproduced glitz and turn them on to alternative forms of animation and storytelling, Wolfwalkers is a great place to start.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Great science-fiction storytelling is not going to come from the big studios anymore. We will find it from new filmmakers with big ideas and very little money. But thankfully, big ideas attract big talent (then hopefully big money), and that’s what we have with Edson Oda’s Nine Days.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World is a highly engaging and fascinating documentary that questions the validity of the “truth” being presented to us on television, in news stories, and through social media. The facts presented are convincing, and the investigation of MH17 plays out like a crime thriller.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story is not just for the fan of action flicks. It’s also an inspiration for women (or anyone) wanting to get into a career that involves danger, excitement, and tells a story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    While the film boasts an all Chinese cast, the story, culturally, is pretty tame.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    In the end, the story of the show Ren & Stimpy is a fascinating one, especially for fans and anyone who wants to push boundaries in Hollywood. It also doesn’t make a hero out of John Kricfalusi, who still desires admiration and sympathy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    It’s a fantastic World War II movie, the action is tense, and the stories on the ground are inspiring and heartbreaking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Although a standard story of teacher and students overcoming their environment, Critical Thinking has enough thrills, excitement, and, most of all, hope to recommend.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Other Music is a compelling story of nostalgia and a memento of what once was.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    If you’re a fan of zombie stories, Peninsula absolutely works. Writers Joo-Suk Park and Sang-Ho Yeon do a spectacular job of world-building beyond the first film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The deliberate use of CG effects, Dixie Egerickx’s performance, and its keen understanding of the true heart and message of the story make The Secret Garden worth watching and may find itself given the title of “classic.”
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Along with Hanks’ story and performance, the reason to see Greyhound is how it builds mystery and creates thrilling moments.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The Shadow of Violence has interesting things to say about violence and, ultimately, how far you would go for your family.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    My biggest frustration with Summerland is three major plotlines mixed like a tossed salad. Each plot is interesting to watch as well as engaging, but transitions from one to the next can clash with the good feelings generated by the previous.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    There’s really only one reason to see Fisherman’s Friends, and it’s the singing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Yes, God, Yes is a good movie overall. The narrative is strong and takes a more serious tone than Saved!.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    Money Plane will be remembered as Adam Copeland’s first feature lead role with some heavy-hitters to back him up. The film is good, tame fun, but in desperate need of memorable, action moments for water-cooler talk.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    It does get a little sappy without a hint of darkness at all. By the end, every plotline is wrapped up nicely with a pretty bow.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Hamilton is a brilliantly shot and produced performance for posterity of one of America’s best contemporary musicals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    If you persevere, Stargirl will grow on you and ultimately pays off.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Ng
    Ultimately, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga fails to transport us into this hyper-realistic world of Iceland as Ferrell is equally unable to endear us to his character of Lars in a film that didn’t need to be two-hours long.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    While The Last Tree is not a happy story nor a political one, it is a real account of immigration with no easy answers. Watch it because it is an honest tale, and Amoo’s masterfully handling of it puts you directly into the shoes of Femi himself.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Director Peter Segal knows what strings to pull to elevate the cuteness factor, and he pulls them hard. It’s all good, actiony fun, when you need a moment to unplug your brain. Even though you’ve seen this all before in other cop buddy movies, it works.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Miss Juneteenth’s brilliance is in its subtlety.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    It’s hard to watch StarDog and TurboCat and not think that Disney and Pixar can do this better. The animation is pretty good with standard cartoon movement and character design. It only lacks the photorealistic details and textures associated with Pixar.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The King of Staten Island is big on heart, but short on laughs (in comparison to Train Wreck and 40-Year-Old Virgin), but that’s not a negative. I like that there are only a few over-the-top moments. The laughs occur as a way to break up the seriousness of the story. It balances drama and comedy perfectly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    What sets Robert Fisk apart from the rest is he’s on the ground and in the middle of the action. He is amazingly able to travel (sometimes) to both sides of a conflict and personally eyewitness the event from both perspectives. This is the heart of This is Not a Movie.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    Artemis Fowl is not a horrible film, but it had the potential to succeed, yet falls flat in the end.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    It’s unique and offers a fresh take on the kitchen environment.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Like a good thriller, Inheritance draws you in and takes you right into the middle of the action. Then when it’s all over, you’ll want to revisit it as soon as possible to pick up on all the little details and clues. It feels real, which adds to the intensity.

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