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 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paula Nechak's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Endurance
Lowest review score: 0 Held Up
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 291
291 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 33 Paula Nechak
    Assails with its in-your-face, repulsively compelling (like a train wreck) brutality.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 33 Paula Nechak
    The lapses in logic make a weak subplot about a serial killer on the loose just plain silly instead of provocative.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 33 Paula Nechak
    Tepid and only sporadically amusing.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    It has absolutely nothing to say -- no redeeming commentary about nihilistic, narcissistic society and its appetite for instant gratification -- which would have made it sociologically interesting, or at least sort of Faustian in theme. Instead Sex and Death 101 is as empty-headed as its protagonist.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    A perfect example of form without content.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    Tries mightily to have the charm of "Bull Durham," but instead fields raunchy sex jokes, predictable story line, dumb dialogue and a lackluster love affair.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    Since we never see Thomas, we can't care for him. And he's hardly a sympathetic "hero" in his treatment of women and his insistence that other characters honor his personal boundaries while he ignores theirs.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    So poorly constructed and so elementally banal that it's a shock the script was written by the same guy (Nicholas Kazan) who wrote such taut thrillers as "At Close Range" and "Reversal of Fortune."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    What it doesn't have is a script that has anything original, cohesive, or, gasp -- funny -- to say.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    A big dud.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    An awful, misanthropic, deadly unfunny and badly acted war-of-the-sexes travesty.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    Though the pop idol recently said that movies are his ultimate goal, the best thing about On the Line is its music.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    Funny for 15 minutes and then fades into mean-spirited cruelty and stupidity.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    An insufferably insipid comedy with a cruel subtext.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    So badly plotted and written that it rarely makes much sense, even with the elementary story line.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    There's a vicious, crude nerve that snakes through this sequel and it leaves no group unscarred -- but unfortunately, women and the handicapped take most of the thrusts.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Paula Nechak
    A real dud, with few laughs, no characterization, little story, a cluster of stereotypes and clichés and just plain nothing for Foxx to do.