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

Frank Lovece's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 20 The Wedding Planner
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 104
  2. Negative: 14 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The character designs, however, are much less impressive. Except for the oddly naturalistic Sinclair, the rest look like cartoony characters from one of Disney's '60s films.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The characters may be one-dimensional ciphers with nothing much to say, but boy, do they not say it with style.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    Collapsed into the black hole of its own mythology.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    In the end the film has absolutely nothing to say.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Lovece
    The film's one saving grace is 18-year-old Ellen Muth, who gives one of the screen's most natural, non-Hollywood portrayals of a child.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Relentless parade of tragedy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    This ORANGE is a lemon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    That rare film aimed at teenage girls that's still enjoyable for grownup viewers.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Though the electric organ score is unnecessarily ominous in clearly comical scenes, this is a fascinating early interpretation of what has become a classic tale.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    Inconsistency of tone and internal logic plagues the film throughout.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    It's a classic fantasy scenario, overflowing with creative possibilities, but Carrey's Nolan isn't charmingly misguided or comically loathsome enough to deserve the lesson; he's just a big, inconsequential crybaby.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    This lively and nicely timed comedy has plenty enough, farce, slapstick and even drawing-room humor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    The movie's uninspired animation (including primitive, blocky computer imagery) doesn't help, nor do its astonishingly stereotyped characters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    They STILL didn't get it right this TIME.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Some great things can found in this fluidly kinetic film, well-directed by X-Files series and movie veteran Rob Bowman, including no-nonsense dialogue, epic photography and a terrific score. It's too bad the story is so sloppy and stupid.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Lovece
    The annoying Reg Rogers, on the other hand, who plays Little Caesar creator Raoul Berman, delivers his lines like a stoned Pee-wee Herman, and the scene in which Billy Crystal mutters and drools in a restaurant is just disturbing for anyone who admired his work in the past.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    The able cast brings these emotionally complex characters to life, while making Shawn Slovo's occasionally lyrical dialogue sound perfectly natural.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Deeply adolescent; its impact is visceral rather than intellectual.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Overblown, ridiculously contrived drive-in flick.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    So bewildering it's almost entertaining, this comedy of fiftysomethings and their extramarital affairs is one of those films you can actually see flailing for life.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Lovece
    That rare, unfortunate thing, a total misfire of a movie.