With only seven feature films released, the English Edgar Wright (b. 1974) fathered at least two popular cults; that is, those types of works which, due to very particular narrative or audiovisual characteristics, arouse exacerbated interest and even some controversy. It is zombie party and Scott Pilgrim vs the worldthis latest adaptation of the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley (2004-2010).
In prizes, he didn’t have much regard for others or luck. Perhaps the most remarkable thing that can be attributed to him is five BAFTA nominationsthe British Academy of Film and Television Arts trophies, and one at the Venice Film Festival for Last night in Soho, his most recent film. But it is also curious that those in which he participated with the highest box office receipts were not made.
For The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicornby Steven Spielberg (2011), was executive producer and scriptwriterand also wrote the libretto of The ant Man, by Peyton Reed (2015), which he was also going to direct but abandoned due to the usual creative differences; and the two earned over $518 million and $373 million worldwide, respectively. While BabyDriverwith some 228, is the film that Edgar Wright made and follows them in number.
The opinion of specialized critics on the work of Edgar Wright
The figures given in the section of rotten tomatoes for critics, these are the following in terms of Edgar Wright films, ranking them from best to worst:
- BabyDriver (2017): average score of 8.1 out of 10 in 397 reviews.
- zombie party (2004): average of 7.8 in 215 reviews.
- fatal weapon (2007): average of 7.7 in 203 reviews.
- Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010): average of 7.5 in 271 reviews.
- Welcome to the end of the world (2013): average of 7.4 in 244 reviews.
- Last night in Soho (2021): average of 6.9 in 326 reviews.
No data on A handful of fingers (Year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-five).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Fan Reviews
We come back to rotten tomatoesbut this time for the first ranking Edgar Wright films according to user ratings:
- zombie party: average score of 4.3 out of 5 with more than 250,000 votes.
- Last night in Soho: half of 4.3 with over 500 votes.
- fatal weapon: half of 4.2 with more than 250,000 votes.
- BabyDriver: half of 4.1 with over 50,000 votes.
- Scott Pilgrim vs the world: half of 4.1 with over 100,000 votes.
- Welcome to the end of the world: half of 3.7 with over 50,000 votes.
- A handful of fingers: half of 3.5 with over 250 votes.
Reviews of IMDb moviegoers
On the other hand, these are the data that you also provide to us IMDb on public opinion:
- zombie party: average score of 7.9 out of 10 with 543,081 votes.
- missing weapon: half of 7.8 with 492,977 votes.
- BabyDriver: half of 7.6 with 505,138 votes.
- Scott Pilgrim vs the world: half of 7.6 with 412,742 votes.
- Last night in Soho: half of 7.1 with 94,649 votes.
- Welcome to the end of the world: half of 7 with 275,185 votes.
- A handful of fingers: half of 6 with 885 votes.
What FilmAffinity moviegoers say
And, finally, we have here the information that he offers us FilmAffinity:
- zombie party: average score of 6.8 out of 10 with 43,433 votes.
- Last night in Soho: half of 6.7 with 8,224 votes.
- fatal weapon: half of 6.7 with 27,972 votes.
- Scott Pilgrim vs the world: half of 6.6 with 45,268 votes.
- BabyDriver: half of 6.5 with 29,806 votes.
- Welcome to the end of the world: half of 6.1 with 20,237 votes.
- A handful of fingers: half of 5.2 with 56 votes.
Conclusions on the best and worst of Edgar Wright
The opinion of specialist critics indicates that Edgar Wright’s best film is BabyDriverthe Thriller in French musical heist with Ansel Elgort’s Miles, one of the last works Kevin Spacey worked on, as Doc, before his sexual predation scandals became public domain, with three Oscar nominations: best editing, sound and sound effects, and awarded in the first category by the BAFTA Academics.
Instead, there is unanimity among viewers who vote on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and FilmAffinity to say their favorite film by the English director is zombie party. To no one’s surprise, it should be added. The same consonance of opinions concerning worse who created: A handful of fingers, his first movie ; what critics would probably agree on rather than pointing fingers at Last night in Soho if it wasn’t because there is no data available on this.