For 18 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Fienberg's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 83 A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile
Lowest review score: 10 Darkness Falls
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
18 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Fienberg
    Even though The Amina Profile works as a cyber-thriller of sorts, I think it's much more wide-reaching than that, a story about online identity, but also about the danger of media-constructed narratives, one that manages to salute both citizen journalists, but also establishment outlets like NPR.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Fienberg
    The Australian actor taps into something miraculous here -- LaPaglia's ability to convey grief and hope works with Weaver's sensitive reactions to make this a two-actor master class.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Fienberg
    Twohy moves effortlessly between conventions of the sub and horror genres, with long tracking shots and masterful sound design, shock cuts and mismatched mirrors and reflections.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Fienberg
    Taut and well-acted, faltering only when the filmmaker loses faith in the power of his story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Fienberg
    What Gideon's Army does is make a respectful case on the behalf of a profession that too often gets maligned.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Fienberg
    Clement is the reason that Will is tolerable, because if you look at the character's on-the-page actions, he's not an especially well-developed man-child.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Dan Fienberg
    de Ayala is required to supply too much of the energy in a film that is, overall, far too staid for its subject matter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Fienberg
    While the film frequently concentrates on the wrong story, the humanity of the musicians comes through in their own words and actions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Fienberg
    The two encounters with the beast WXIII -- first in a darkened factory, and later in an empty stadium, to the strains of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in G Minor (Pathétique) -- elevate the disappointingly flat animation into a vivid fable of monster and morality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Fienberg
    His veiled misogyny and totally unguarded homophobia are unconvincing, and when he resorts to chestnuts like comparing how black and white people walk, he comes off as a Pryor caricature, rather than as a devotee.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Dan Fienberg
    Schaeffer fails to develop the relationship beyond clichéd signpost events.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Dan Fienberg
    Zombie wants his film to be gleefully demented, but he fails to grasp that loud, inbred evil people torturing stupid, grating benign people isn’t disturbing as much as tedious.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Dan Fienberg
    Kids will probably enjoy the sight of huge, bumbling teddy bears -- Parents will exit wondering why this piece of unnecessary cross-promotion wasn't released straight to video.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 20 Dan Fienberg
    Visually sumptuous but intellectually stultifying.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Dan Fienberg
    Cuba Gooding Jr.'s unrelenting energy can be galvanic in good films, but in lesser efforts it reeks of frenzied futility.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Dan Fienberg
    It's animated cockfighting for children.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 10 Dan Fienberg
    The Master of Disguise represents Adam Sandler's latest attempt to dumb down the universe.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Dan Fienberg
    Black cats, ill-timed power outages and children in peril are just a few of the hoary scare tactics ineffectively rendered in the style of so many films buried in the dark recesses of January.

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