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
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The final fight at the end is fantastic. It is by far the best X-Men fight in its franchise history (not counting Deadpool).
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    UglyDolls is good for the kids and a great way to occupy their attention for almost 90 minutes. For the adults, it’s just another uninspired children’s film to hold us over until the next one comes along.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Visually speaking, Fletcher’s film is wonderful to watch. The fantastical choices he occasionally makes is grounded and never pull you out of the film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Whether you’re a Godzilla fan or not, you’ll have fun, but you’re not going to walk away feeling like you saw something spectacular or memorable for that matter.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    As a chapter in the Disney classic remakes, Jungle Book still stands at the top. Behind it is Aladdin and Cinderella fighting for second place with the rest as a distant whatever.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    This film could have been an excellent introduction to the world of Pokémon but alas it’s a squandered opportunity.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    What makes See You Yesterday work for me is its fresh take on the overtold, worn-out, time-travel trope and the pitfalls of time travel. A fun and solid story that score big points with its originality and good lead performances. All this to say, See You Yesterday is good science fiction.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    I like that Bull is shot beautifully in a slice-of-life style of storytelling. ... It’s a subtle tale about the bonds of friendship in times of hopelessness.
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    • 75 Alan Ng
    Kulap’s life is on full display in Origin Story. I don’t think I could do it if I were in her shoes. The chamber of secrets has been opened, and she holds nothing back. Her story is fascinating, but also in a way, we become this voyeur into her life, like slowly passing a severe car accident on the freeway getting a good look at the damage.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    You’ll like All Creatures Here Below because you connect with the leads and their story and want to take part on their journey…for better or for worse.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Mayfair’s The Third Wife is a powerful reminder that the oppression of women is not strictly a Western problem and everyone—women or men—want to be free to choose their own path in life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    While having all the key elements of a mystery, director Stacie Passon’s film is more a character study focusing on themes of the safety of sisterhood and self-imposed alienation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    As far as its storytelling, it’s good but rarely rises to the level of inspiring. Fans of Tolkien are going to find a nice, comfortable place in this film, but walk away feeling like they could have dug deeper into this life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    On the pages of the script, it could come across as forced, but thanks to good direction, editing, and the performances by Robert and Fortas this love story works.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The Tomorrow Man is not one of these high-dramas with something profound to say about human natures. It’s more a chance to watch two veteran actors in John Lithgow and Blythe Danner do what they spent their entire lives doing, and that’s act and act real damn good. They find that right balance between being normal and quirky to turn out a grounded performance.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Ihara and Aw’s love story feels real and plays well as represented through fine cuisine.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a big story with big action along the lines of Carlito’s Way. You can easily jump in on this story without needing to see the previous Ip Man films.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Tells a fascinating story backed up by solid, compelling performances by Rockwell and Henson.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Shazam! just refused to take any risks and put all its eggs in the family and comedy basket. The performances by all the leads are the best part of the film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    In these divided times, films centering on political issues either make an earnest attempt to persuade the other side to consider its point of view or play to its political allies and demonize its enemies. The Public does the latter, and the result is to further widen the divide of political discourse with self-righteous finger-pointing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    Performances alone cannot save an uninspired script. The story is not bad per se, but it’s not original or inspired and therefore Making Babies wallows in mediocrity, when it needed to make a choice between going for real laughs or have something profound to say about having children to make the journey worth taking.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    The film boasts a sizeable effects budget too for some nice explosions, blood squirts, and bullet ballet. Sit back, disconnect, and have fun. Even with the lack of an A-List star, Triple Threat finds a way to stand on its own.
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    • 70 Alan Ng
    Erasing Eden’s story is not for everyone. Sometimes I wanted to quit in the same way I almost (and actually) gave up on my friends like Eden. But it pays off in the end if you open your heart and stick it out.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The Vandevere plot effectively turns the film from a cute animated story of talking animals into a thriller with corporate intrigue.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Rather than an over-reliance on special effects, Captive State thrives on the riveting performances from specifically from John Goodman. This is a cat-and-mouse game between the authoritarian pawns of the aliens with immense technological power and the resistance hiding in plain sight. This is one of those films that will have you thinking in the end.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Champs tells a rags-to-riches story set in the brutal landscape of boxing and sports entertainment. You’ll find inspiration from the stories of its three subjects and make you think again about the gladiatorial game and business, we know as boxing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    The problem with Stray is that it doesn’t ever connect with the audience, with the exception of Murphy’s back story. The mystery just unfolds, and we as the audience never engage in the mental exercise of piecing clues together and finding an answer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The true star and the reason to watch Pig Hag is Anna Schlegel as Jodie. She puts it all out there—her anger, vulnerabilities, and sexuality are on full display.

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