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 2.3 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 Tavern
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 104
  2. Negative: 14 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    That rare film aimed at teenage girls that's still enjoyable for grownup viewers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    While this is just as long as the first film, more convincing special effects help make time fly.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    This sweet, lovingly passionate story is nonetheless a charmer. Anderson's technique -- jaggy, product-testimonial close-ups; eerie still-image insertions -- is arresting, but this is an actors' showcase.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Penn's stark and unvarnished portrait of the challenged Sam makes even the hardest-to-swallow plot acceptable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Captures the way drug addiction gives structure and purpose to aimless lives, and evokes the breathtaking rapture of a fix. All this and a happy ending, too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Feel-good tone notwithstanding (and creepy to boot), there are nagging riddles about the Helfgott story that the film has neither the nerve nor the sense to tackle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The combat visuals that follow are as powerful as those of any war film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    With grace and cleverness, mixing romance and comedy in a genuinely delightful way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.