For 164 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 82% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 15% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Amadeus
Lowest review score: 10 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    The Godfather traces the arc of this doomed idealism with a beauty that is still fresh.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    Remains the most popularly successful film ever to render the inner life of an artist.
    • 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.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Has power not only as film scholarship, but as an inquiry into cinema's interplay with our collective memories and the nature of history itself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    We never seem to be looking at actors, but at people; never at scenes, but at life unrehearsed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    It's a cheerfully deranged stunt, executed in a spirit of infectious lunacy that powers the resulting film to its strongest laughs, and weirdest depths.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    A delirious fable about every creature's need for espace.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    No parent who's been roped into leading the troops to a matinee need fear being bored: gags are, Simpsons-like, conceived to tickle several generations at once.
    • 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.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    One of the best films of the year thus far.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    It works its magic with such exuberance and passion that the film's length becomes a part of its fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 F. X. Feeney
    It's a disturbing film in the best sense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Leonard Schrader adapted the screenplay from the novel by Manuel Puig, and his fearless willingness to explore every corner of human nature serves what is greatest and sweetest in the performances of William Hurt and Raul Julia.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 F. X. Feeney
    It's an exhilarating display of filmic artistry.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    It is one of the most beautifully staged American movies in a very long time.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Of the many excellent animated features Disney has produced over the past decade, this is the one that feels the freest, and sweetest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Here is a ghost story so dynamic you could call it a ghost poem.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    What Harris extracts from himself is nothing less than a psychological nude scene, sustained across two hours.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    Part poem, part jungle blossom, all brilliance.
    • 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.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    The deeper strength of Smoke Signals rests on the sensitivity and truthfulness of Farmer’s performance as the ebullient, self-hating alcoholic father, and that of Irene Bedard as the young woman he knew in later life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Above all, Oshima has fashioned a tale of men among men that feels familiar at first, then moves boldly into more enigmatic terrain.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    The alchemy of good acting under the pressure of sublime film sense makes for a miracle in the hearts of the audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    This is the deepest of Jewison's three racially themed films, the other two being "In the Heat of the Night" and "A Soldier's Story."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Breakdown recalls so many good movies, in such unpredictable order, that by the end it simply stands on its own, a solid, logical, edge-of-the-seat sluiceway of escape and pursuit.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Yet Waiting for Guffman is never mean-spirited. Its weird warmth is perfectly embodied by Guest himself, whose flamboyant, stagestruck choreographer, Corky St. Clair, could have (in less ingenious hands) been a cruel, gay-bashing caricature, but instead becomes a hallucinatory Everyman.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Everyone plays their role (and the roles within their roles) to perfection, and writer-director Mamet keeps us guessing what's what and who's who right up until the final minute.