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 2.7 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 Wedding Planner
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 104
  2. Negative: 14 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Deeply adolescent; its impact is visceral rather than intellectual.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    A romantic comedy distinguished by the particular roadblocks writer/director Kevin Smith throws up in front of his characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Happily, a feeling of genuine comradeship among these athletes shines through, and their irreverent, go-for-broke comments are a jolt of fun compared to the usual canned epigrams from pampered sports multimillionaires.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Overblown, ridiculously contrived drive-in flick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Never has the adage "You can't help who you fall in love with" been more lavishly illustrated than in this historical drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Bighearted and wistful, but with no fresh spin or anything new to say.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    A meandering and deeply shallow tale of spiritual redemption.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    A sad blot on an impressive career.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    This ORANGE is a lemon.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Kudos to writer-director Eric Schaeffer for doing a sexually graphic romantic comedy about fiftysomethings without being patronizing or cutesy. With both heart and guts, he honestly depicts how that moony-eyed, falling-in-love rush of endorphins is the same at 55 as it is at 15.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    They STILL didn't get it right this TIME.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    The movie's uninspired animation (including primitive, blocky computer imagery) doesn't help, nor do its astonishingly stereotyped characters.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Give Steven Spielberg some dinosaurs or a cute, funny alien and he'll spin populist sci-fi till the Arcturan cows come home. Give him a philosophical story about technology changing what it means to live in this world and he'll craft a hodgepodge of shallow and unexplored ideas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    All talk and no action. Never, however, has pedantic navel-gazing been so beautifully drawn.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    In the end the film has absolutely nothing to say.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    The real trouble is Jack: He's narcissistic and tough to like (Pontevecchio's fine, but a younger actor might not have brought an impression of arrested development to the character), and his crude sense of humor borders on the disgusting.