For 50 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Luke Parker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Star Is Born
Lowest review score: 20 Replicas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
50 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    Elegant and entrapping, muddy and magnificent, Monos is a thrilling, if ambiguous endeavor of guerilla warfare, human nature, and adolescent anarchy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Luke Parker
    Between the split bones and compulsive carnage, a disjointed script, co-written by Stallone and Matthew Cirulnick, makes Rambo: Last Blood mindless and messy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    As a timely testament to our willingness to validate and support rather than investigate, White Lie is both insightful and terrifying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Parker
    While it takes a few too many cues from similar coming-of-age tales, Honey Boy offers audiences an egoless dissection of Shia LaBeouf’s side of his own story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Parker
    A rebirth for both actor and director, Pain and Glory sees Banderas and Almodóvar at the peak of their electric, heart-wrenching capabilities.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    Any hint of sappiness in the neighborhood is squashed by Hanks’ paralyzingly delightful turn as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Parker
    A macabre masterpiece, Joker’s social relevance may be disputed for years, but the film and its star may never be denied the grandeur of their cinematic revolution.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    For 130 minutes, the writer-director disorients and delights, confidently trailblazing through his murder mystery two, maybe even three steps ahead of the audience. This isn’t a simple, direct testament to the slick, sidesplitting script, nor the fully committed, second-to-none ensemble, but rather a passed inspection of these cogs and their ability to form a purely entertaining experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Parker
    The Lighthouse boasts and thrives off of a maritime rap battle between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattison, whose claustrophobic journey together towards madness is among the sickest and most memorable collaborations in recent memory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Luke Parker
    The Banana Splits Movie is a peculiarly fresh nostalgia trip and has just the right amount of gore to make this otherwise by-the-numbers slasher a surprisingly amusing experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    Good Boys successfully exploits a newfound ground between crudeness and innocence, but nearly runs it dry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Parker
    Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood is a wistful fantasy fueled by a series of top-grade performances, a stampeding collage of Tarantino-isms, and of course, a happy slathering of movie magic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Parker
    Nearly every aesthetic decision that went into this version of the The Lion King detracts from the artistry and the heart that helped its predecessor surpass immortality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    Ari Aster continues on as filmmaking’s ringleader of grief in Midsommar, an unsettling, often shocking portrayal of cultic life that’s rich with both ambition and beauty.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    Yesterday’s lackluster, underwritten script both births its golden egg concept, and also restrains it from ever reaching the next level of sophistication or interest.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Parker
    Toy Story 4 is as mediocre a Toy Story movie as there is and probably can be, but it also marks another unbelievable triumph at Pixar in their never-ending quest to realize the imagination.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    With a greener blend of heart and humor, Shaft safely ushers in the vigilante detective for modern audiences, though safety never seemed to be a factor before.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    A fantasy in nearly every sense of the word, Rocketman reaches for and grabs hold of the stars so often that the dazzle occasionally becomes too much to handle.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut bursts outward with neon electricity, encompassing, even if overcooking, the teenage tropes levied by similar films of the past, while also staying deeply rooted in the here and now.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    Charlie Says may not reach deep enough into the horrors that birthed the Manson Family, but as an exhibit of pathetically prophetic garble used to dehumanize and control women, it’s attentive and provocative.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    Extremely Wicked wobbles between its two best, but unfortunately, contrasting features: Efron’s eerily seductive performance, and the psychological experience of loving a camouflaged monster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Parker
    Endgame is the superhero equivalent to an original cast revival in a long-running Broadway show, and often has the same hair-raising effect.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Parker
    Coupled with an uninvited human story at its forefront, Burton’s chilling style makes Dumbo nearly unrecognizable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Parker
    [The film] is really little more than a collage of gag-worthy and violent attempts at comedy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Parker
    Adopt A Highway seems as confused as its lead character, wandering around and never quite figuring out what story it wants to tell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Parker
    Doff’s directorial debut bursts off the screen with eccentric energy and yet, retains a relentless sense of duty to the company its characters keep. It’s effectively touching as a display of camaraderie, equally ridiculous, and a great deal of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Parker
    [LaBeouf is] one of the few actors capable of turning this protector companion on the page into a layered role.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Parker
    Though The Highwaymen makes sure it tells the right story about Bonnie and Clyde, it doesn’t win the argument that it tells the better one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Parker
    All in all, though it may not be totally awesome, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is still fun, which is what it should be, and you’ll still leave with a song stuck in your head. Maybe even two.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Luke Parker
    Replicas lacks vigor in its plot, intelligence in its science, depth in its ethics, and humanity all around. It’s a disaster.

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