For 291 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paula Nechak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Endurance
Lowest review score: 0 Held Up
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 291
291 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Gorgeously evocative visually.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Lawrence uses the stand-up forum less as a weapon to blast us with his incisive, razor sharp insights into life, sex and ethnicity than as a pulpit or confessional to chronicle his rehabilitation and reformation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    At times, the self-congratulatory tone makes for smug viewing and slow going. In spots, the pace is so all-exclusive that not every viewer will be able to get up and dance to it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Paula Nechak
    It's an unenlightening film that proves youthful anarchy is just as dull as a midlife crisis, and sadly, as predictable, too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Sometimes so intimate it's embarrassing, and the messiness at falling in love at any age is disquieting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    The film ultimately has no contrast and we can't figure out whom to like or dislike.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    For all its somber heaviness and reverential gravity, it never quite pulls all the elements and themes together.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Chereau's film is disjointed and abrupt and it rages when is should be deft. We're given too little too late and, despite the lessons that lie within the affair, the lines between enlightenment and nihilism blur.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    The vapid plot line follows the same narrative arc as "Tootsie" but hasn't the heart or purpose of that film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Much of the monologue feels more self-deprecating and politically intoned than laugh-out-loud hilarious, yet that's pretty much what segregates Cho from less personal stand-up comics like Ellen Degeneres.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    A total guilty pleasure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Something doesn't quite gel in the end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Dizdar humorously compares and contrasts extremes in economics and lifestyles and looks at the west through the eyes of an outsider.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A genre-twisting surprise.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Tainted by cliches, painful improbability and murky points.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 33 Paula Nechak
    Tepid and only sporadically amusing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Predictable and surprisingly confusing in its ultimate message.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    A comic, loving, affectionate glimpse of the '80s, its music and fashions, and most of all at that hard-to-find thing called true friendship.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    There is a certain poignancy to a film that metaphorically examines the stages of a woman's life through each character.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Works well as a metaphor for a more innocent time.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    I scratched my head in wonder as to why this pair of one-dimensional characters couldn't find happiness in such a shallow story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Beautifully acted and conceived -- even if the final vision is not always totally satisfying.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    The film is so crisply acted and smartly drawn that you barely notice the cracks in the veneer.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Brokedown Palace does have some plot implausibilities but Kaplan, manages to turn some hashed story lines into something substantial and emotionally affecting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    But the irony of Les Destinées is that while Assayas is a pro at examining the inner workings of present-day connection and nuance, he's so overwhelmed by the sheer historical scope and detail of this massive saga that after three hours we're starved for emotional involvement with such inaccessible characters.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    An awful, misanthropic, deadly unfunny and badly acted war-of-the-sexes travesty.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    It's not the direction that feels flaccid in this film. Surprisingly, it's the stories themselves, which provide a bit of a giggle but little else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Lacks the cohesive flow of "Fantasia" and suffers from an attention deficit that seems to mark and flaw our current fast-paced technological era.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    While there are maybe two moments of genuinely clever humor, Storytelling is the work of a previously promising filmmaker who, having no new ideas, has morphed into a sniggering schoolboy intent upon being mean.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's LaPaglia's finest, deepest role and he's matched by Armstrong, who makes Sonja's undaunting optimism palpable within a trying marriage that's gulping for breath.

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