For 344 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Inkoo Kang's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Tully
Lowest review score: 10 Nothing Without You
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 81 out of 344
344 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    In the movies, love is cheap. It’s everywhere and nowhere, too often reduced to a formula or a reward. Beale Street knows better. It restores to love, romantic and familial, its sanctity—an ambition that makes it one of the most distinctive love stories in recent memory.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Devastating in its simplicity and honesty, The Selfish Giant is a colossus of feeling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    It's a delicate yet passionate creation, modest in scope but almost overwhelming in its emotional intricacy, ambition, and resonance. Easily one of the best films so far this year, it's a nearly perfect blend of pimple-faced naturalism, righteous moral fury, nuanced social insight, and unsentimental but devastating drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Kieran Turner's Jobriath A.D. is an exceptional example of this subgenre, a cubist portrait of an unknowable man and a dramatic whodunit about an artist-victim who died by a thousand cuts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    What makes Neighbors exceptional, rather than merely great, is its successful attempt to reinvent the studio comedy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    For all its gentle groundedness, a quality that suffuses much of Kore-eda’s work, Shoplifters strenuously resists romanticizing its main characters. Its compassion is more convincing for it. So is its brilliance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    Hittman's debut isn't just a brilliantly tactile study of the mounting sexual curiosity and frustration of 14-year-old Lila (Gina Piersanti); it's also an important landmark in the oft-ignored subgenre of realistic movies about female adolescence.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    It’s that devotion to truth that makes Son of Saul such a difficult watch — and also one of year’s most important masterpieces.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Inkoo Kang
    I saw Tully twice. After my first screening, I wasn’t sure what to think of the ending. The second time, I was convinced of the film’s brilliance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Inkoo Kang
    Fassbender manages to find the psychological throughline that makes Macbeth’s increasing mental deterioration — a development that can feel overly formalistic, not to mention moralistic — wholly convincing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The New Girlfriend is a delicate figurine: too quaint to feel necessary in the current climate of ever-bolder representations of trans lives, and yet rescued from disposability by its delicate beauty.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A love letter to that singular intersection of artistic innovation, cultural legacy, community pride, and family-sustaining (or -straining) commerce known as the restaurant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    It's an ominous, claustrophobic, unhappily sapphic work whose thunderclap of a climax instills terror and awe of the fates' petty, whimsical cruelties.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Anchored by exceptional performances by the main actresses, Breathe is a confrontation with the terrifying volatility of adolescence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Grainily shot but radiating life, The Amazing Catfish is an enormously affecting portrait of a family in crisis that dares to hope.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    A documentary that's admirably frank about the difficulties of insightfully portraying such a widely lauded — and subtly cagey and habitually self-effacing — figure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The great achievement in writer-director Jono Oliver's poignant, superb debut, Home, lies in the balance between the film's empathy for those like Jack who seek independence and its compassion for others who may need care indefinitely.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Chon’s dense, ambitious, and observant film is full of impressive craft and insight.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The dual portrait that Blindspotting offers is heady and dense and mighty compelling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Grippingly plotted and exquisitely thoughtful, 52 Tuesdays is a poignant reminder that neither confusion nor crisis is doomed to be calamitous.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    An exquisite, hand-drawn marvel and an alternatingly jubilant and heartrending epic pastoral.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Unflinching yet unburdened, Miss You Already is like the best kind of hug: warm, reassuring, cathartic, and a fleeting but vital reminder that there’s at least as much good in the world as there is bad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    First-time helmer Peter Sohn and screenwriter Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) have created a fantastic and frequently exhilarating feature that showcases Pixar’s greatest strengths: technical brilliance, emotional texture, crossover appeal, and an impish sense of humor that takes the utmost advantage of the animated form.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The fissure between father and daughter approaches like a snake. It sneaks up on you, then leaves you in paralyzed shock.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    The best surprise in A Fantastic Woman might be how lived-in Marina’s existence feels despite the tenuousness of her housing, her romantic fulfillment, and her legal rights.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Though The Dog can be seen through any number of lenses — a study of media distortion, an illustration of life-sustaining grandiosity, a love story gone deliriously wrong — it's perhaps most meaningful as an exploration of the limits of the gay rights movement's political correctness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    There’s no doubt that The DUFF is clever, funny and quotable enough to become this decade’s “Mean Girls.” Watch your back, Regina George — there’s a new queen bee in town.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    Emotionally layered, culturally specific, and frequently hilarious, Crazy Rich is a transportive delight, with food montages to die for (the film offers a splendid showcase of Singapore’s justly celebrated street-food scene) and a wedding processional so exquisite I started crying at its sheer beauty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Inkoo Kang
    When I Walk is extraordinarily accomplished, poignant, and wise.

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