For 104 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Lovece's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Rififi (re-release)
Lowest review score: 20 The Trumpet of the Swan
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 104
  2. Negative: 14 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Lovece
    Refreshing, innovative and immensely funny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    This is no film for the squeamish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    A meandering and deeply shallow tale of spiritual redemption.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Characters' eccentricities feel contrived and the wackiness seems forced, though the film's amiable ambling does keep the viewer intrigued, if not charmed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Compared with most of what passes for scary movies these days, this is golden: It's not stupid, it's not wussy and it pulls off a couple of pretty nasty jolts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Frank Lovece
    This truly terrifying film version of the best-selling Blatty novel is far superior to the book.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    They STILL didn't get it right this TIME.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The movie sticks with you as few do: It's rewardingly authentic and emotionally real.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    While the unfortunate epilogue strains the naturalism of what's gone on before and leaves a bit of a sour taste, this semi-improvisational comedy otherwise reaches Balzacian brilliance.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Deeply adolescent; its impact is visceral rather than intellectual.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    Even the snowboarding scenes that might have been the visceral heart of this thing are cut in such a way that we never get more than a few seconds of full-frame athletic skill; despite the real-life snowboarders doing the stunt work (including Rob "Sluggo" Boyce, Tara Dakides and Javas Lehn), it all looks like editing-room cheats.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Overall it's a funny film, but parents should decide if the anti-gay and misogynist elements are worth the laughs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    If you've never seen a martial arts movie, this is a great place to start.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    An effective and moving drama about the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    The genial humor is occasionally marred by an overall sexist tone and some downright nasty homophobic and racist attempts at humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    A sad blot on an impressive career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The atmosphere is Southern Gothic pure enough to do Carson McCullers proud -- grotesque, sentimental and dankly nasty -- and Thornton manages not to undermine his own writing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    The glammed-up Kinski looks the same age throughout and only has three expressions: angry, wistful, and someone's-killed-my-dog.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Lovece
    Ran
    Stands separate from the rest, in a pantheon, a true cinematic masterwork of sight, sound, intelligence, and most importantly--passion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Extremely well-shot espionage thriller that might have worked as an old-fashioned guy's-guy movie if the guys involved had any real, human personality and the espionage were actually thrilling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Like the hardscrabble lives of this isolated wasteland, it's equal parts unforgiving white-heat aridity and golden late-afternoon glow.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Despite the Lear-like trappings and the talented young cast, which does its work with considerable grace, it has little momentum or punch.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Heartfelt as Reno and Applegate are here, the film strands them with an impotently blustering, straw-dog villain and a limp, directionless story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    In the end the film has absolutely nothing to say.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Amusing and at times uproarious.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    The movie's physical violence isn't gratuitous -- it's the emotional violence that makes this a movie for grown-ups, not kids.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    That rare film aimed at teenage girls that's still enjoyable for grownup viewers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    The latest offender in the odd "let's see what the cute and funny mentally ill can teach us" genre, this mystery/domestic drama commits all the usual sins and clichés.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    The story's a bore; its arrhythmic stutter of humor and drama, tension and calm never builds into any coherent emotional arc.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Lovece
    In a film mercifully free of the usual warm and fuzzy movie sentimentality, director Maggie Greenwald and her fine cast shatter most hillbilly stereotypes.

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