For 149 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Park's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 Painted Fire
Lowest review score: 10 Knockaround Guys
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 149
  2. Negative: 40 out of 149
149 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    The summer's most romantic interspecies love story.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    The only drama is in waiting to hear how John Malkovich's reedy consigliere will pronounce his next line.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Shark Tale's shallow plot and leagues of padding put it fully in the shadow of last year's animated underwater offering, the nifty, heartfelt "Finding Nemo."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Efficient, suitably anonymous chiller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Elf
    Works best as a rapid-fire series of sight gags and absurd remarks.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    Family goes easy on the schmaltz, and the catastrophes have the puncturing feel of real life.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    The only possible surprise in The Tuxedo would be an extended demonstration of what was once Chan's trademark, the daffily choreographed kineticism forbidden of late by either his own age or the scruples of story editors.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Less a romance than a feature-length plug for 'N Sync and its personalities -- and so, like all ads, not meant for "conscious consumption." Which opens the blissful avenue of sleep.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    The situation -- a mother-daughter mind-body switcheroo -- is as enduringly appealing as it is absurd, and the comedy flows therefrom.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Hardly a nuanced portrait of a young woman's breakdown, the film nevertheless works up a few scares, particularly a tense call-number hunt in the library stacks.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Lighthearted if shy of a lark.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Stateside's real-life frame allows the complexities of mental illness and military service to lose dramatic tension, resulting in a desultory home stretch of group therapy, tears, and reconciliation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    The multiple story lines can feel choppy, but the dialogue has snap, and the pants' powers never distract from the teenagers' emotions.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    Ham-handed to start, with a fondness for cochlea-crushing decibel levels, National Treasure gets more entertaining as the preposterousness rises.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    A flatland of lowest-common-denominated retro-collegiate wackiness.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Ed Park
    Preachy and humorless, Eban and Charley shocks only by the quality of its numbing solipsism.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    If nothing else, Sophie Fillières's Ouch! is a secret pop culture index.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    As a dirtier Deepak, Mistry is blankly sweet, suitable for his role as Subcontinental Rorschach.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Park
    But mostly the film is just hectic and homiletic: two parts exhausting "Men in Black" mayhem to one part family values.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Kurt Russell is terrific as coach Herb Brooks, psychological tactician out to redeem his being cut from the 1960 U.S. squad, the last one to beat the CCCP.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    The low-key animation, featuring little that could not have appeared in its '50s predecessor, is all the more affecting for being so pristinely preserved.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Park
    As rich in incidental detail as it is narratively diffuse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    Culkin broods and freaks out ably, but Igby's snotty, dysfunction-derived malaise remains off-putting, mostly because his lines aren't half as clever or empathic as Steers would believe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Park
    Several sharp jolts give the doc its dramatic shape, and one episode in particular, caught with a neighbor's lens, will make you gasp with grief.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Park
    The most blatant rip-off is of the "Rushmore" soundtrack. But Ralph Walker is no Max Fischer, and his monomania gets dull fast.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Park
    Syd's (Chris Evans) emotional tailspin is embarrassingly banal, and his assertion that "everybody here hates me" quickly applies to the audience as well.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Park
    Posner's dishearteningly unsophisticated treatment itself rings false.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    To this viewer and reader, the decade-old juggernaut is as deeply felt as it is flawed, dense and illogical and laudably "weird."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Park
    In the rare moments when a rifle, grenade, howitzer, bayonet, dagger, fist, land mine, or flamethrower isn't being deployed, the film pushes its melodramatic plotline with soap operatic shamelessness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Park
    A horror story, told with Dickensian compassion, permeating outrage, and little hope.

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