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

Frank Lovece's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Some brilliant human moments do emerge, and there's nothing wrong with a reminder to live life in harmony, and not to beat yourself up.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Amusing and at times uproarious.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    The funny lines fall flat and the relationships and conversations among adult characters are straight out of 1950s sitcoms. Now that's scary.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Essentially a feature-length episode of the popular Nickelodeon animated series, this faithful expansion is savvy enough to stay put.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    This lively and nicely timed comedy has plenty enough, farce, slapstick and even drawing-room humor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Born and raised in Minnesota, the Coens know their targets well and generally hit them squarely.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    A rare sequel that's better than the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Kristin Scott Thomas is the film's revelation. She takes center stage as a smart, fearless woman who's utterly irresistible.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    It would have been nice if Hardwick had a bigger budget for retakes to work out some of the supporting actors' stiffness, but he does keep the story moving, finding the humor in characters caught up in their own machinations rather than cheap wisecracks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    A massive, sweaty, frequently silly epic that nevertheless delivers enough brute pleasure to pass a rainy afternoon.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's tough-guy dialogue and Bryan Singer's crisp direction give the ensemble cast every opportunity to shine, and they do.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Relentless parade of tragedy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Formulaic but not entirely predictable, it's like old-school Disney, but without Tim Conway.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    The film is a harmless extension of the skit, aimed at fans and best viewed as a showcase for Meadows's considerable talents.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Photographed as harsh spectacle in brown and gray with unfailingly overcast skies, the story is affecting and suspenseful enough when focusing on Vassili, the humble peasant youth, and his patrician adversary playing a chess-like game of cat-and-mouse.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Thought-provoking but proceeding at a crawl, the film suffers from performances that are virtually all pitched to the same note of existential ennui -- thank goodness, then, for Rush, who's arrives like a wake-up blast of compressed air.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Suffers from wishy-washiness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    The title of the film is most unfortunate because it gives no indication of the film's stark theme. Moreau is good as the disenchanted woman, but Mann is less effective.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    A romantic comedy distinguished by the particular roadblocks writer/director Kevin Smith throws up in front of his characters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Most of the film's imagination and energy seem to have gone into the clever casting and flamboyant costume and set design.
    • 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
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Occasionally marred by purple narration; it's also a mite sloppy in terms of time-passage and geography. Yet its mythic characters feel like genuine, hurting human beings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Grownups who grew up on The Jetsons and children who, like the movie's heroes, aren't yet nine years old, should enjoy this film.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Sarandon is terrific and Penn is in top form, but the film is an achingly earnest message movie with a curiously muddled message.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    The non-action scenes are so pedestrian that one suspects the good stuff is less due to workmanlike director Lee Tamahori than to one of the best second-unit crews in the biz.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Deeply adolescent; its impact is visceral rather than intellectual.

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