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

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Iron Giant
Lowest review score: 10 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A snappy, delightfully balanced bit of historic whimsy.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Mystery Men gives proof that satire isn't dead.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Christine Lahti, making her directorial debut, wrings good laughs and strong emotion throughout, largely through the performances.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    This gets my vote as director Franco Zeffirelli’s finest film. Certainly, it’s his most personal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director Gianni Amelio masterfully chronicles the ways two people can betray each other, and especially themselves, in the name of love.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    This is such a dazzlingly self-assured directorial debut that it's hard to know what to praise first.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    There isn't a moment in the film that isn't overhyped.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    The fun is in getting there, and in the mechanics, charted by writer-director Francis Veber.
    • 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.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The picture's deepest strength, however, is the fire Fernán-Gómez conjures from deep within himself, as if "honor" were an extinct volcano he could will into exploding, given enough anger and time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 F. X. Feeney
    Part poem, part jungle blossom, all brilliance.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 F. X. Feeney
    Alas, for now we're at the mercy of a screenplay whose beats are too often as poorly calculated as the movie's title.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 F. X. Feeney
    Fails to fulfill.
    • L.A. Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director David Jacobson has an excitingly clear-eyed, unsentimental feel for the intensity of adolescent passion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Dizdar maintains a knife-edged balance in tone throughout the film
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    It's a fresh installment in what appears to be a self-perpetuating sitcom of British life.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Catches the volatile beauty of what it was to be alive and politically aware in the early '70s with a rare accuracy and depth.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons works fast, and the world she conjures is powerfully realized.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Thrillingly unpredictable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    It's great unruly fun.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Williams is a great clown, and Oedekirk and Shadyac give him room to really cut loose, and cure the movie. That’s as it should be.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The sense of loss aroused by the film is oceanic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Cleverly structured, fast-paced, funny, even moving.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 F. X. Feeney
    The barometer of the film's undoing is Burns' super-low-key performance, which starts out as a pokerfaced spoof on heroic cool, but takes a misstep more fatal than mere time travel can undo.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Director John Dahl ("Red Rock West," "The Last Seduction") has a pronounced knack for snap reversals and out-of-the-blue shocks.
    • 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.

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