For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Patrick Z. McGavin's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 88 Quitting
Lowest review score: 25 Boat Trip
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Patrick Z. McGavin
    The work of a remarkable new talent. By the movie's towering, final tracking shot, this imaginative, dazzling film achieves distinction.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Patrick Z. McGavin
    Daring and beautifully made, Zhang Yang's Quitting plays like a Chinese "Rebel Without a Cause."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Patrick Z. McGavin
    The film recalls Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" and the minimalism of films such as Lars Von Trier's "The Idiots." Eason and cinematographer Didier Gertsch keep the cameras tight on the actors' bodies and faces, creating palpable unease.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Patrick Z. McGavin
    Magnetic, beautiful stuff.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Patrick Z. McGavin
    The movie belongs to the women, and they perform with attitude and power.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Patrick Z. McGavin
    Though the result is a distant, hyperstylized exaggeration of form and movement, the film itself turns repetitive and exhaustive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Patrick Z. McGavin
    Costa-Gavras' powerful, awkward Amen is a dramatically uneven historical thriller.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Patrick Z. McGavin
    The movie is rich with detail, characters and a specific historical context, even if its narrative is incoherent. But its cheap, gauzy veneer and primitive special effects are fun on their own terms.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Patrick Z. McGavin
    Too full of worship and the culture of celebrity to ever pose the questions that should be asked.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Patrick Z. McGavin
    An insubstantial addition to the cycle. It looks cheap and feels slapped together.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Patrick Z. McGavin
    The film lacks a single emotionally authentic moment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Patrick Z. McGavin
    A movie as unsubtle as its title suggests, Fear is too seriously intended to work as trash and too ungainly and ugly to register as entertainment. [15 Apr 1996]
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Patrick Z. McGavin
    Technically it does not qualify as one of the worst American-made movies ever. It only feels that way. The movie's offenses are too numerous to catalog.