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

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Breaking the Waves
Lowest review score: 10 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A smirky black comedy that, like its John Lurie score, is jazzy, dry, and light on its feet.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A fascinating tragedy, easy to underrate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    The Marat/Sade irony of setting these scenes in a madhouse helps, but Macfadyen's volcanic magnetism and spot-on mimicry of Hitler's body language and speech patterns make insight flesh.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    What is surprising, and what one takes away most deeply and happily from Triumph of Love, is a refreshed admiration for Mira Sorvino.
    • L.A. Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    First-time writer-director Paul Morrison has a gift for evoking a time and place.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Less a movie about stepfamilies than a PSA about how cancer makes everyone behave themselves at Christmas.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Taymor has done an inspired job of resurrecting one of Shakespeare's unruliest works, just in time for the new century.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 F. X. Feeney
    As with "The Blair Witch Project," one must swallow one's irritation at paying yet again for big-screen video -- but even so, the spectacle of an America falling apart is acutely and hilariously embodied by Dawn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Inglis offers complicated characters and uniformly worthy performances without falsely manipulating us into sympathizing with anybody but tries too strenuously to fuse his warring polarities of character-driven intrigue and plot-driven treacheries into an allegory of redemption. In the end, that feels like one or two big things too many.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    Here, the volcanic villain behaves like a smart terrorist, taking over almost immediately and holding a collection of excellent actors (Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Don Cheadle) hostage for two hours of "real time."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    At its best, there's a strong (albeit live-action) echo of Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" in Little Manhattan. The movie's hero, Gabe, is a world-weary 10-year-old who addresses us in eloquent voice-overs. Like Charlie Brown, he's in love with a red-headed beauty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 F. X. Feeney
    Goei's sharp-eyed satiric sense evokes the diversity and energy of Singapore, and his good-humored nostalgia makes disco rise from the dead.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A snappy, delightfully balanced bit of historic whimsy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A smoothly structured, earth-toned and well-drawn Japanese anime.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    An abbondanza of busy, situation comedy twists that snip one's suspended disbelief and send it crashing like a chandelier.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    The romance and sheer fun that Where the Money Is packs into its swift 89 minutes follow from the sweet surprise that neither is threatened by the other.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A near miss overall, but enjoyable in its littler particulars.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Well-tuned wisecracks and clever plot twists.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    Some of the performances are remarkably natural amid so much farce.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    To their great credit, writer Benjamin Brand and director Greg Harrison weave these contradictory variations into an effective puzzle, if one that doesn't quite transcend being a puzzle - it never becomes a mystery, like, say, "Mulholland Drive," or even "The Sixth Sense."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 F. X. Feeney
    Economy be damned, lack of originality is the silent killer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    The interactions between the realms of the magical and the everyday are carried off with an easygoing charm.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Overall, King of the Jungle never quite achieves a necessary, culminating insight about charity, or mercy -- though Leguizamo's performance puts one in reach.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    There isn't a moment in the film that isn't overhyped.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    Janssen proves herself an actress of delightful range.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Though the film overall is as disposable as a hot dog, it is just as enjoyable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Silver, manages the deft balance of making Seagal seem both genuinely courageous and charmingly blockheaded.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A happy vulgarity still reigns.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A cleverly plotted, cleanly crafted matinee item -- pure entertainment on a romping continuum with Frankenheimer's "Ronin."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    As powerfully as the film lingers in the mind, one can't help wishing he were led just a bit more by his heart.

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