For 66 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Will Ashton's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 91 Moana
Lowest review score: 25 Daddy's Home 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 66
  2. Negative: 4 out of 66
66 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Will Ashton
    Landon uses this winning sequel opportunity to not merely redo his refreshingly animated original film but challenge it— building upon its kooky, evergreen foundation and expand the story in scope, scale, genre, and tone.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Will Ashton
    If nothing else, Once Upon a Deadpool is an experiment that’s interesting in theory, but it doesn’t prove fruitful in terms of execution.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Will Ashton
    Despite a commendably committed performance from Tom Hardy (whether it's a good or bad one will still need further evaluation), Venom's a big, stinking gooey mess of a film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Will Ashton
    The House With A Clock On Its Walls has its fair share of charms, but it doesn’t leave you spellbound.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 42 Will Ashton
    Maybe someday, Jennifer Garner will be given a project that proves her talents once again. For now, though, we’re left with Peppermint: a wretched action misfire that leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 33 Will Ashton
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    By establishing little stakes and few moments of genuine connection between the main stars, it lacks the warm authenticity and the stranger-than-fiction reality of the real story, which will ultimately be weirder and more enticing than any narrative version of this story could ever be.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Will Ashton
    In the right moments, Brad Peyton can stage a ceremoniously ludicrous set piece with grace and ease. It’s easy to follow the nonsense found in the last act thanks to his assured hand, and you can tell that he is having an absolute ball with its silliness. If only we could share in that enthusiasm for its tedious first two acts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Will Ashton
    Blockers is the kind of movie that Hollywood typically gets wrong. They make it too crude or too wild or too inconsiderate. Thankfully, Blockers is an unexpected triumph, even if it’s not quite as great as it could’ve been.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Will Ashton
    Despite its strong performances, notably from Reid, Pine, and Witherspoon, its wide collection of marvels and it’s joyful sense of self, A Wrinkle in Time crumbles under expectations. But it’s not so much a failure as it’s a flawed do-gooder that could make our world better. It doesn’t dazzle like the stars and it doesn’t transport us away, but it still offers hope.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Will Ashton
    Game Night is a winner, plain and simple. Brisk and engaging (and surprisingly powered by a score from Cliff Martinez that’s expectedly great), this is a comedy that’s worth rolling the dice on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    As beautiful as the picture is, the pleasures of Early Man are fleeting. Aardman’s own high bar isn’t quite reached this time around, and it might be best to temper your expectations.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    It’s an unexpectedly winning film, and even when you’re ready to write it off, it offers surprises that keeps you engaged. “Quirky,” “cute,” and “weird” may be overused adjectives, but sometimes those words fit, and sometimes those tropes do work well.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    Peter Rabbit isn’t without its odd delights, and while it won’t serve as the definitive version of Potter’s adoring, timeless creation, Gluck’s film may find a way to burrow into your heart.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Will Ashton
    It’s an inspiring story, but Eastwood can’t find the spark to bring it life.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    For fans of the franchise, The Death Cure is a fairly serviceable finale.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    Gudegast does provide a good amount of grimy atmosphere to his L.A. setting, and the action sequences keep you involved even as the running time starts to get gruelling. But, at 140 minutes, Den of Thieves gets too caught up in its own indulgences, and that’s a crime it can’t escape.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Will Ashton
    The real-life heroes who bravely risked their lives deserve something better than the forgettable mediocrity that is 12 Strong, and truth be told, audiences deserve more too.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    With a filmography as curiously inconsistent as Collet-Serra’s, The Commuter is a wild, mostly entertaining combination of the director’s general bag of tricks. It’s over-the-top and fun, even if in its own fleeting way, and by the time you reached your location, you don’t feel swindled.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Will Ashton
    Paul King‘s marvellously rousing, deeply satisfying sequel — is not only another warm, friendly, massively good-natured family-friendly film, but it’s deeply caring, here to give everyone a light and entertaining diversion during these taxing times.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    This whole endeavor never becomes as bewitching as it should be. It’s never more than adequate, and while P.T. Barnum will go down as one of the most interesting men in history, this film won’t pull off the same feat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is, at once, invigorated and underdeveloped, both rousing and slightly underwhelming.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    Too mediocre to become a new classic, it’s easy to be dismissive of the film’s cheap pleasures, but through its good heart and giving spirit, The Man Who Invented Christmas does, in part, capture what makes the holiday season such a joyous time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    Wonder promotes the benefits of human decency in a time when those virtues feel limited, and wins you over by being a pretty good film about being good — and that’s good enough for it to work.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Will Ashton
    A vacuous and generally indifferent effort that lacks even the watered down spark and inspiration of its ho-hum 2015 original...this seasonal comedy sequel is a fruitless, frustrating nothingburger of tired dysfunctional family tropes and conservative-minded family values.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    Through intimate access, personalized interviews and mostly sympathetic portrayals of select people inside the White House, Barker isn’t trying to be objective.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    Through its fine performances, considerate direction and character-focused writing, Only the Brave goes above your average biopic to present something that’s poignant and endearingly familiar, letting Kosinski provide that hard-wrought emotional impact lost in his previous films, while still allowing him to showcase his talents for visuals and location.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Will Ashton
    There’s no shortage of “Goodfellas” wannabes out there, but American Made is a serviceably entertaining one with consistent action and hearty chuckles along the way.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Will Ashton
    It’s not merely that The Only Living Boy in New York is reductive, corny and uninvolving; it’s that it tries to be something more profound and enlightened than it actually is.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    It’s not an easy movie to love and it’s not an easy movie to hate either. It’s annoyingly, persistently just okay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Will Ashton
    Despicable Me 3 is sadly a discouraging, hollow sequel that’s hard to love.

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