For 191 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Gonzalez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now Redux
Lowest review score: 12 Backtrack
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 191
  2. Negative: 74 out of 191
191 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    For a spell, Boots Riley's cultural ire is so cool-headed that Sorry to Bother You easily distinguishes itself from Mike Judge's similarly themed Idiocracy, but along the way it, too, settles for swinging for the fences—so much so that the target of its satire is no longer in its crosshairs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Hotel Artemis quickly reveals its future setting as an empty pretext for a banally convoluted and sentimentalized show of emotional rehabilitation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    It often plays like a toothless PR video designed to rehabilitate the Catholic Church's reputation in the wake of its global pedophilia scandal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    In the end, Disobedience is less about the subjugation of the self to the group than the courage to embrace uncertainty if one were to break out of the prison of a world one has been born into.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    The film's simple, redundant, but valuable moral lesson to its audience finds comfortable enough expression in an aesthetic that's banal but impressively consistent.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Complicating Sophie Turner's character would have allowed the film to feel as if it had more on its mind than pulling the rug out from under us.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The way that Dominika is at once completely transparent and at the same time impossible to read is Red Sparrow's most intriguing through line, not least of which for the way that Jennifer Lawrence makes you grasp the canny mental gymnastics that her character has to do in order for everything that she says to be at once truth and obfuscation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Emotional complication is what this film, so abundant in last-minute getaways, fake-outs, and half-hearted nods to the franchise's greatest hits, needed so as to elevate it out of its programmatic torpor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The film is a doodle, but in its offhanded way, it effectively attests to the resolute nature of the Russian character.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    At best competently mounted and at worst a case study in watering down chaos for an American market.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    Hany Abu-Assad’s film is notable for the way it fixates on its characters’ rush toward survival, homing in on the intimacy that they achieve without ever suggesting that there’s any actual romance in their future.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Ed Gonzalez
    Sean Baker spends much of The Florida Project charging in vigorously nimble fashion up and down the stairs of the Magic Castle, in and out of its rooms, investing the minutia of the down-and-out lives within this little ecosystem with a bittersweet energy and significance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    In between raids, in between the meetings with ACT UP members and those who hold the keys to their possible survival, BPM is at its most intimate when observing the exchange of war stories.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    The film is only in the business of supplying the sort of fear that hinges entirely on the shock of the exotic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The film may not reimagine our sense of how the ties that bind bad men are rewritten in times of war, but it nonetheless gives a casually electric sense of how hardscrabble lives persist in such times.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    Throughout the film, one wishes for a bit more depth regarding Jessica's professional struggles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    It has the decency to recognize that only Elián González has the right to define his sense of truth for himself.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    The film evokes nothing more strongly than a live-action adaptation of a Crate and Barrel catalog.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    At its best, the film demonstrates that no art is more political than that which depicts the lived experience of the oppressed with accuracy, empathy, and moral clarity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    The effect of the film becomes not unlike watching a puzzle solve itself without demanding either the audience’s emotional or intellectual investment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    The film cartoonishly admonishing Big Oil while hypocritically fetishizing the gas-guzzling appetite of a cute and cuddly machine-creature hybrid.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Ed Gonzalez
    It's a misnomer to label the climax of Steven C. Miller's patently sick Arsenal an actual climax.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Ed Gonzalez
    By the time the film limps toward its Marrakech-set epilogue epilogue, its experiment in social osmosis is as much a failure as its B-sitcom-grade yuks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The film complements its goose-pimply frights with an unabashedly naked emotional gravitas.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ed Gonzalez
    The Lost City of Z links every weathered look that Percy Fawcett throws to the heart of his spiritual yearning.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    Tim Burton's direction reminds us of the distinct, peculiar coyness that was always at the heart of his best films.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The haphazard blending of fact and clips from disparate films unrelated to Shin Sang-ok and Choi Eun-hee's ordeal confuses an already intricate tale.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    Every incident in the film is a time-bidding maneuver, completely and unimaginatively untethered from logic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The film's sustainment of its corkscrew tension is so elegant and methodical as to feel dance-like.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    One comes to resent the film for how it thrills to the possibility of a father hurting his children.

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