For 165 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 18% 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 Parasite
Lowest review score: 30 Dolittle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 165
165 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Waititi masterfully balances the film’s comedy with the seriousness of the subject. He plays with your emotions to heighten the impact of the story’s message. Nothing in this film feels gratuitous and the tonal shift in the film will hit you like a ton of bricks.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    The documentary may make you angry at times (or throughout), but that’s actually a good thing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    World War I was a new kind of war, because of its use of planes, tanks, and artillery for the first time. Add in the impossible conditions of trench warfare, where men lived in their own filth and alongside piles of decomposing dead comrades—all brought to you in glorious 3D. Even more haunting is the fact that this is real.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    It’s a film that will surprise you if you give it a chance.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Parasites is a brilliant film and for a thriller, it’s absolutely unpredictable (except in one big way).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    You have to remind yourself constantly, this is real. There are no special effects.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    I haven’t seen a crime thriller this good since L.A. Confidential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Love Gilda is one of those documentaries that will make you laugh, touch your heart, and inspire to make the most of your life without fear.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Tell Me Who I Am is an incredible real-life mystery.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    If there was ever a film that screamed Best Actress Oscar-bait, it’s Judy. But damn, Renée Zellweger is absolutely fantastic in this role, and absolutely deserves Best Actress honors. Yes, I know the year’s not over yet, but the bar is set high.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    The Peanut Butter Falcon refuses to condescend to its star and tells a story that’s authentic to the life and experiences of adults with Down Syndrome.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    Greener Grass is over-the-top hilarity. It’s grounded. It’s smart. It’s downright disgusting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    The Lavender Scare is essential to watch and an excellently produced documentary about a time the communist threat overshadowed the so-called “gay threat” from our history books.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    From a macro level, Brian Banks should just be a social justice film, but as we peer into the life of Banks himself, you’ll see a deeper and more profound story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    The Lion King is, for the most part, a shot-for-shot remake of the original from 1994, but unlike the Beauty and the Beast remake, this photo-realistic Lion King leaps ahead of the original as the better picture.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Waldo On Weed does a fantastic job following Waldo’s adventure of healing and convincing audiences on the benefits of medical marijuana. What sets this film apart from other documentaries on the same subject is the personal battles the Dwyer’s would go through.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    The People’s Republic of Desire is a psychological treatise on self-worth, and the lab rats are the citizens of China.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    You expect excellence from Pixar, and excellence is what they deliver in Onward.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    What makes Banana Split, so astonishing is its story—written by the film’s star Hannah Marks and co-writer Joey Power. The script is fearless, and the four members of this love triangle (I know) are brilliantly created and well-developed characters.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    American Factory is an example of my favorite type of documentary. It’s one that merely documents. It has no agenda to push, even though one grows organically throughout.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    With Come As You Are, the laughs are good and abundant, the characters are well-defined, and the story takes us on a wild trip to its heartfelt destination.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken is not only informative in the same way Super Size Me was, but his story about opening a fast-food restaurant and the journey he took to get there is entertaining and telling.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    Whatever bias you may have about Sandler’s comedies fade away here. Sandler gives a genuine and physically brutal performance of a man who’s trying to stay one step ahead of total collapse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    The Biggest Little Farm not only has by-the-minute drama and an ever-present tension between success and failure, but as an accomplished cinematographer, the film’s images of the farm is breathtaking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Alan Ng
    In the final analysis, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is not as good as the first, but comes pretty damn close and is another example of a well-executed sequel. As cliched as it sounds, yes, this is a film for the kiddies, yet suitable for adults.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    You’re definitely going to laugh and laugh out loud. Young has several hilarious moments with his subjects, and the absurdity of these musicals and songs create an endless stream of silly giggles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Wild Rose is one of those films that you have to hunt for, and it’s well worth the effort.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    You must see Operation Finale solely for this interaction between Malkin and Eichmann (Isaac and Kingsley).

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