For 156 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 19% 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 Wobble Palace
Lowest review score: 30 Dolittle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 156
156 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    As far as thrillers go, The Night Clerk is a little light on thrills. That said, there are more interesting things going on, which makes the film worth watching.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik does what he does best. His portrayal is over-the-top funny and clearly, Carrey is in his element. It reminds me a lot of Fire Marshall Bill.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    In Standing Up, Falling Down, this new style of comedy is light on laughs, but big on heart, weaving together a story of hope, redemption, and second chances with a solid cast led by Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    You expect excellence from Pixar, and excellence is what they deliver in Onward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Premature is teen love portrayed in an adult manner. Its grit and realism distinguish it from other teen love stories that force sappy, profound one-liners meant only for a good trailer moment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Changing the Game makes important arguments that need to be heard.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The Call of the Wild is actually a good story and ultimately works as a movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Olympic Dreams offers a little love in a fantastic location.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    While Buffaloed is light on laughs, it’s Deutch as Peg that is the real joy to watch. She creates a character that is unique, energetic, and thoughtfully developed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The best cure for a bland movie is quality ingredients, and in this case, it’s Manville and Neeson’s performances.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    The Bromley Boys is a light comedic drama, and you’ll have a good time if anything British is your cup of tea.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Enter Horse Girl with an open mind and enjoy the ride.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    I loved Downhill for precisely what it meant to be—a character-driven comedy working its way through a painful and real conflict.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    Birds of Prey: and the Emancipation of one Harley Quinn is a fast-paced action movie with fantastic stunts and set pieces. We’re just not given any good reason to care about Harley Quinn, or her female compatriots needed to be emotionally invested in their ultimate victory or demise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    And Then We Danced works because of a tender and heartfelt performance by Levan Gelbakhiani.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    There were many aspects from a filmmaking and storytelling process that I found admirable, but I just can’t see myself recommending it. I know all too well that my criticisms have everything to do with the very core of J.M. Barrie’s original story and Pan mythology itself.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    In Created Equal, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia tell his life story using over 30 hours of interview time, personal photos, and archival news footage and does not shy away from the big moments of his life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Benedict Cumberbatch proves yet again he’s a star and Merab Ninidze is equally brilliant at his Russian counterpart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Ultimately the success of Summertime comes from director Estrada and his crew, who put the film together with a small semblance of a story. They masterfully piece each poem and poet together like a jigsaw puzzle.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    It’s Odessa Young that does much of the heavy lifting acting-wise, though overshadowed by Moss, as she is the one who ultimately transforms throughout the story. It wouldn’t be fair to leave out director Decker’s visual vision for the film or Sarah Gubbins’ screenplay as they continually keep you off balance from the start and second-guessing almost everyone and everything to the end.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Alan Ng
    It’s insulting to think that children will see a movie solely because you have animals that talk and act silly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    In the end, while I did struggle to follow its central narrative, Bi Gan has my admiration as a filmmaker, though I was hoping it would be a little more profound as it was artful in the end. He connects with you from an emotional standpoint
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    You’re going to watch Ford v Ferrari for the action, underdog story, and more-than-competent cast. Mangold also has the tone and pace of the film down perfectly. I would watch Ford v Ferrari over and over again.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Ng
    As unoriginal and awkward as Like a Boss is, Byrne and Haddish do everything in their power to elevate the mundane script to something worth viewing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    Inherit The Viper had the potential to be an exciting thriller with dramatic family elements. Instead, its characters fall flat as if the actors were not allowed or unwilling to flesh out their characters more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Ip Man 4: The Finale is a thrilling end to the Ip Man saga. The action is fast-paced, and the fighting is poetic. The story not only brings a modern twist to the legend but is just as relevant today as it was in the 70s.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Hell On The Border tells a unique western-style story.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Stevenson’s story is engaging as the David versus the Goliath of the state’s district attorney. There are a lot of great actors on display and put together it feels like an A-List repertory company featuring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and Jamie Fox, to name a few. Then add some outstanding supporting veteran and up-and-coming actors, Just Mercy becomes a solid drama and film.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    The movie, like the play, is a series of delightful songs strung together by a thin, loose thread of a plot, which lends a little credence to all the criticism and mockery online. But once you know this and have been warned by the trailer, what you’re in for is a remarkably fun time at the movies.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    What I love most about Little Women is how Gerwig’s script refuses to turn each character into a stereotype of their time. There is a complexity to each character and a real arc for each.

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