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 10.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Magnolia
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
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    It's fitting, then, that Dinner Rush boasts Hawks-ian virtues: fiery energy, swift, character-driven chitchat and a tough, upbeat sense of how the world works.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Dizdar maintains a knife-edged balance in tone throughout the film
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Bergman's collaboration with Ullmann began when he directed her in "Persona" (1966). Here, with the roles nearly reversed, she shows herself as great an interpreter behind the camera.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director Hans Petter Moland (The Last Lieutenant, Zero Kelvin) has a fine eye for landscapes, but an even surer touch with actors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Here is a ghost story so dynamic you could call it a ghost poem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons works fast, and the world she conjures is powerfully realized.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Enigmas make Panic involving, and suspenseful.
    • 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.

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