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 8.4 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 Godfather
Lowest review score: 10 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    What transpires is so rich that I've seen this movie three times. The joy of being involved with two wholly truthful (if colorfully fucked up) characters is that exhilarating.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    It's a first-rate chamber piece for actors, but Julie Christie brings a particularly layered depth to what could have been a very flat role; a combination of bereaved mother and castaway wife. Her torment and her intermittent joys are so fully communicated that they anchor the film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Demonstrating yet again that he knows few limits as an actor, Duvall not only nails the accent, he inhabits the man's flinty, grudge-bearing contrariness with such a furious commitment that it brings out the best in the actors around him.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Enigmas make Panic involving, and suspenseful.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director Carl Colpaert never loses his balance, despite the David Lynchian leap of faith he asks us to make midway, in a twist so bold as to be a backflip. If anything, this extra layer in the story effectively illuminates the moral choices Jesus must navigate.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Khouri manages, with terrific flair, to keep the extremes of screwball farce and blood-curdling family intensity on one continuum -- not only through the strength of the performances (including one from James Garner, who, as Sida's dad, gets the best one-liners) but in the ways they match across time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Impeccably produced.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    A sharp, upbeat, well-wrought meditation on love and race that kicks the new year in movies off to a terrific start.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    A superb, instructive portrait of an artist at work.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    (Herzog's) tribute to Kinski doubles as a life-affirming monument to creation in all its variety.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    A smart, romantic, heartbreaking pleasure.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    The Wayanses can be crude beyond crude, but they're so clever that their inventiveness takes the place of taste.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    What makes Sunshine unique, what rewards a first viewing and lives in the mind long thereafter, is that Szabo has attempted to place Judaism and Christianity on a continuum that is both historically truthful and highly personal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    A witty, well-crafted comedy that combines primal slapstick with sharp satiric banter to keep children and parents laughing together.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Moll ratchets his suspense with impressive mastery, wringing a maximum of excruciating terror out of the humblest everyday materials.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    It's a sweet chamber piece, beautifully played.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    One's laughter builds on such a rising curve that memories of its flaws burn away.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Penn's own gifts as an actor seem, in turn, to bring out the best in Nicholson, as well as the rest of the cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    First-time director Baltasar Kormakur -- balances tones with a smooth, mature confidence.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Celebrity is one of Woody Allen’s finest. This is a minority opinion….But I prefer Allen when he works in a minor key – “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Radio Days” --precisely because he’s not trying to be profound, only true to firsthand observation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Nearly three and a half hours in length, but owing to its freedom of movement, the film feels weightless.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 F. X. Feeney
    First-time writer-director Mark Hanlon creates a solidly trippy atmosphere.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Writer-director David Jacobson has an excitingly clear-eyed, unsentimental feel for the intensity of adolescent passion.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Thrillingly unpredictable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    It's great unruly fun.

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