For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 85% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 15% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Big Night
Lowest review score: 20 Soft Toilet Seats
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
20 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    It is one of the most beautifully staged American movies in a very long time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    Not only one of the best films of the year, it's one of the best films of the decade.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 F. X. Feeney
    The Japanese title means chaos, and that is what is let loose when a powerful king foolishly tries to release the reins of power, in the hopes of enjoying a peaceful old age.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 F. X. Feeney
    It's an exhilarating display of filmic artistry.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 92 F. X. Feeney
    I've not stopped thinking about it -- weighing might-have-beens and alternative courses of action, as though remembering an actual event rather than a nimble, superbly-realized fantasy. That's a first-rate achievement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Astonishingly deep and moving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 F. X. Feeney
    It's a disturbing film in the best sense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 F. X. Feeney
    Byrne is a stand-up poet the way some actors are stand-up comics. His innate depth prompts The Usual Suspects to transcend its own cleverness--and this is the movie's smartest, least predictable surprise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 F. X. Feeney
    Has such perfect pitch in small matters that, as it builds, it proves no less capable in tackling bigger issues--and what begin as chuckles become deep belly laughs.