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

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story 2
Lowest review score: 10 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The sense of loss aroused by the film is oceanic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    You come away from Boiler Room eager to see what Younger will do next.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Seen in the bowl's metaphoric reflection, Nolte's Adam, with his patronizing wish to build a great art museum to "give something back" to the poor laborers who built his fortune, is a complex American monster.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Whaley successfully balances his scenes on a knife-edge of tenderness and anger that was Truffaut's trademark.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Among the pleasures the film evokes, as few films have, is the bliss of conversation.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    This bright farce is spun from interlocking coincidences that only seem far-fetched.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Even as the psychological interdependencies of the two boys take the foreground, the movie gets more and more crowded with fun-house surprises and cliffhanging set pieces.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The main body of the film earns comparison with the military parables of John Ford, particularly "The Long Gray Line" and "The Wings of Eagles."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Mamet's fixation on language is, nonetheless, more effective onstage than onscreen, where the technical and visual requirements distract from the sounds of the words -- the heart of Mamet's work.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    May lack any transcendent point that would make it exceptional, but it is certainly a worthy start, and worth catching.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Some critics are badly selling the film short, when the story it tells, measured strictly in terms of emotional power and overall fun, is as moving and pleasurable as any matinee item by Ford, Hawks or Raoul Walsh.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Surprisingly moving -- prompting lumps in the throat over what was, after all, a historic moment of the most luminous hope.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Lyrical and funny, Full Grown Men is a tough-minded film about the need to grow up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    We may not fully grasp what Nora saw in Joyce, but what he saw in her is made unmistakable, and worth seeing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Writer Sam Catlin and director Danny Leiner have fashioned an alert, shrewdly observed portrait of a moment in time.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Although the dialogue initially flakes with awkward exposition, writer Ruth Epstein and director Harvey Kahn have fashioned a riveting thriller full of good scares and learned, muckraking insight into the global labyrinth of oil and politics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Excellent performances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    A refreshing breakaway from both idolatry and cynicism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    A film whose story movingly outfoxes any number of shopworn expectations on its way to a singular, heart-rending outcome.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Lurie manages, despite these obstacles, to inspire Redford to give one of the most layered and interesting performances of his career.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The love that grows between Fish and Poinsettia could have turned treacly in the wrong hands, but director Charles Burnett -- has the direct observational style of the silent masters.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 69 F. X. Feeney
    The two leads have a wonderful chemistry together.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 68 F. X. Feeney
    This lightweight thriller has an enjoyable premise.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 68 F. X. Feeney
    They make a believable trio of siblings, but not even their combined wit can lift this script above the maudlin.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 F. X. Feeney
    The good news is that they've resurrected a franchise with wonderful potential and may eventually grow bored enough of recapping past triumphs to take it in more daring directions.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 46 Metascore
    • 65 F. X. Feeney
    A reliably solid treat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    A snappy, delightfully balanced bit of historic whimsy.
    • 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.
    • 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."

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