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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Funny, eccentric and touchingly just, combining a unique interpretation of the time with an offbeat sense of humor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Sticks in the mind and simply won't go away.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    airily works not only because of Witherspoon and a game supporting cast...but because, with its bark-and-bite agenda wrapped in a blanket of laughs, has the sense to remember that, first and foremost, it's entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Isn't very pretty despite its extraordinary look. In fact, the film is downright queasy and unsettling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The music is truly the thing in Songcatcher and it's awesome, haunting stuff.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A frothy and deliriously enjoyable souffle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Has enough simmering beneath its sweaty, grimy and disconsolate surface to be more than just another rite-of-passage missive set in the '70s.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Beautifully acted and conceived -- even if the final vision is not always totally satisfying.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Truly raunchy but it's more sweetly stupid and silly than anything.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Love. Lust. Recrimination. Jealousy. Resolution. This British female friendship melodrama has them all.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Both sophisticated and elemental enough for all ages to grasp the message.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Cast and crew have a blast making a family movie that spoofs its James Bond-like premise, is jam-packed with action, sweaty-palm suspense and adventurous, high-tech fun effects, and yet never loses its at-the-core heart and sympathies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    An enigmatic but gorgeous film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Brooks has made a movie that is about separation from convenience and having to deal one-on-one with a stranger in a strange land. The result is a profound and moving movie.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Although the start of the movie is a little fragmented, and the last quarter turns predictably rote, the middle is heartfelt, wonderfully diverse and empowering.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Scores high on nastiness, but it has as many surprisingly funny moments as offensive ones.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    While Shrek may trek into that dark territory and has some questionable values simmering beneath the surface, its characters are delightful enough and the film is just sweet-natured and visually sophiscated enough to avoid sinking into the swamp.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Witherspoon is terrific.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    More intelligent and thought-provoking than the usual dumb and dull-witted fare for children.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Gorgeously evocative visually.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Zeffirelli creates a lovely, perfectly composed and lyrical look at life under Mussolini's black-shirted fascist regime. But despite danger on every corner in Italy, there is a tinge of rose-colored sentiment that blurs the events yet lends to the making of an affecting dramatic period piece.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    An empowering film for children, showing them at their most capable, working through problems and finding innovative solutions to overcome what seems like an insurmountable obstacle.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A genre-twisting surprise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The real humor comes, once again from Murphy, whose Donkey is so genuinely funny and clever that he very nearly steals the film. Except that it's stolen by Banderas as a rogue Puss In Boots.