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

Paula Nechak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The most fascinating aspect of the film is how the point of view shifts -- each character, as seen through another's eyes, is something else entirely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    If ever a film seemed poised to take over the spot occupied by the surprise indie hit, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," it's Real Women Have Curves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film dwells more on the sensationalistic aspects than the sport itself but it's impossible to deny the tawdry entertainment value in this compelling film tabloid.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    There is a ton of psychology and inference in this intriguing first feature by French director Anne-Sophie Birot.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is so well acted -- by Byrne, who makes Harry's internalized agonies and continuously carried torch for his ex-wife touching, and by Watson and Hoult -- that its more cloying moments, including a staged version of the musical "Camelot" (which is too long), are a moot point.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Exquisite and fragile in visuals and tone, yet has some difficulty with a choppy narrative.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Difficult to weigh and rate precisely because it deals with real life and real people.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Works well as a metaphor for a more innocent time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A harrowing, frustrating view of paranoia and ineptitude that may seem a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time but evolves more into a mystery.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Jordan unites his favorite actors -- Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Ian Hart and Brendan Gleeson -- with the swoony presence of the talented 29-year-old Cillian Murphy.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A delight and a surprise.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    An edgy comedy with heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    It's a taut, unexpected study that asks many questions about retribution and redemption.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Witherspoon is terrific.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The director's tenacity has resulted in a breathtaking as well as heartbreaking adventure of life and death.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Its only constant is that it's strangely eloquent and quite original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Because the subjects are all mellowing into grandparenthood and their abrasive, wilder days are behind them, this particular "scrapbook" isn't as heavy hitting and hard-edged as its predecessors.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Though Signs & Wonders loses its bubbles and runs flat in its anticlimactic final moments, it's far more inventive and demanding than any movie of recent memory.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Pape Sidy Niang is terrific as the cop, Z, who is viewing America through a new immigrant's eyes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A frothy and deliriously enjoyable souffle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Gorgeous re-creation of another time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    An enigmatic but gorgeous film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    What emerges is a funny and sometimes aching movie that treads familiar dysfunctional family turf but still manages to eke out an emotionally toned balance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    (Fiennes's) Onegin is clueless to anything other than the sensual world, and is finally more repellent than sympathetic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Allen has avoided his usual stable of jokes and one-liners, and the result is a film that feels and looks fresh from the maestro of urban angst.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is not without its flaws, but it sports a terrific production design that integrates magically into the story -- as well as another top-notch performance by Anthony LaPaglia.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    There's something essential and emotional missing in this character-driven piece. It's more an admirably performed and observed study -- of a time, place and three very different people -- than it is the heartbreaking and engrossing story it could have been.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A fresh, well-written comedy that doesn't lag, casts its actors against type and has a real love for its characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is so full of ideas and so dense that its narrative splinters, moving tangentially, and ultimately is weighed down by its rant and rhetoric.

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