For 164 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 The Peanut Butter Falcon
Lowest review score: 30 Dolittle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    Its pace is unbearably slow at times and considering we’re watching a woman essentially wasting seventeen good years of her life chasing a man, tragic is the best way to describe the whole experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Well Groomed serves more to alert you that creative grooming is a thing, but most likely will find it hard to win over those uninterested in the subject.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    It is both inspiring and beautiful and makes an even stronger case for protecting shark since Sharkwater. The message is heavy-handed, but his visual images are stunning to soften the blow.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Much like anyone in the throes of recovery, this journey is not a nice, tight, three-act Hollywood story with a perfect dramatic ending. Finding “normal” is a distant speck on the horizon for Hogancamp and this film depicts only a small segment.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The best thing I can say about A Dog’s Way Home is that it’s an exceptional film, that you’d find on the Hallmark Channel. Science has yet to count just how many strings the human heart has, but A Dog’s Way Home tries to pull every damn one of them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    If you approach Alita: Battle Angel like a standard action film, where you’re there just for the stunts, you will have a good time. The world created by James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez is visually stunning. Rosa Salazar is fantastic as Alita, and she shines in her mocap performance.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    The basic story structure is still intact, but with a significant portion of the blood and gore removed.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    All is True does justice to the Bard, and devout fans of Shakespeare are sure to find a place for it, if not on the shelf alongside his classics, but in a small place in their hearts.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    This film barely gets a recommendation only because it finally gets interesting at the end.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    In Stay Human, Michael Franti examines the idea of staying human in these times when we’ve all embraced cynicism and fear over the optimism and potential of the human spirit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    In the end, what we have with In Like Flynn is an homage to the action-adventure tales of old Hollywood, appealing to the fans of the adventure films of old.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    I found myself just not engaging with the lead characters and storyline as much as I like. In the end, I was just observing people dealing with a problem, while never able to be in the story as it played out.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    Beyond The Night is a solid film with a solid story, good acting, and beautifully shot.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Alan Ng
    The reason to see The Last Movie Star is its performances from both Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter. It’s a sweet, solid film and a suitable bookend to Reynolds’ career as a leading actor.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    As Sawyer, Hermione Corfield is probably the most famous of the film’s cast. She is the film’s solid foundation and carries it to the finale. She’s believable, strong, and sympathetic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is probably the best-animated superhero tale to do justice to the pulp comic book fan both in style and content. It upholds the spirit of Marvel Comics by juxtaposing the humanity of each hero and villain against the prerequisite kick-ass action sequences. At let’s face facts, the art direction is the true star of the film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Alan Ng
    If they had gotten the music right, it could have stood by the original classic.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    It is Foy’s performance and presence that makes you want to stay to the end. She is the girl thrust into leadership with the vulnerabilities of her young age and with youthful curiosity. She’s not a child pretending to be an adult, but a child forced to act like one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Alan Ng
    Colvin’s downward spiral not only sucked the positive energy from her friends and colleagues, but it will take it away from you as well. Quite frankly, this is a good thing. Films don’t always have to end with rainbows and lollipops to be powerful.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    There are enough facts and inspiration to make Tiger worth watching. Mickey Rourke always gives a good performance, and he still fits in the boxing setting. The downside is the story’s structure is unoriginal insuring Tiger will never leap beyond being just a good film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Alan Ng
    The most intriguing aspect of Chef Flynn is its honesty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Alan Ng
    It’s a film that will surprise you if you give it a chance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Alan Ng
    Strip out the thriller moments and you have an interesting film, instead, we’re left with a mediocre thriller that phones in the final act.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    Serious actors will find a whole new respect for these women and their individual contributions to film and theater, who fought through way through a system made for men and blazed a path for those who followed. And fans of one or all the dames will see the object of their fandom be real, open, and honest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Alan Ng
    In Making Montgomery Clift, you see how brilliant an actor Clift was. You see his love of the art of storytelling, developing characters with depth and dimension, and his willingness to put the final product over his own ego. He loved living life just as much as portraying it on screen.
    • 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.

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