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 1.9 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    More chic and movie-savvy than its predecessor.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    In the end, dark comedy drives the film, but it's overwhelmed by a desire to be liked, really liked.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Often as stillborn in pace as it is conceptually compelling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Writer and first-time director Thomas Bezucha certainly knows how to create warmth, ambience and situation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Tinged with sadness, and despite overstaying its welcome a wee bit, remains an anthem of insurrection, melding its political and humanistic truths into an almost dreamily subversive film tinged with humor and some small hope.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Don't give the kids any sugar before this one -- it's so hyperactive it'll send them into overdrive without it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Ok, I admit at first I was just laughing at the sheer gutsiness of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. But after 10 minutes, I was laughing at the script.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Instead of making fun of the series' fans and their lifestyle, Galaxy Quest targets actors and how an onscreen image can forever lock a performer in a particular role. And that proves to be its saving grace.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Sandler and Watson make something out of their underwritten roles, and that they do is testament to their talents: They make this punchy romantic comedy more engaging than it should be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Makes a case that despite human inability to empathize with the emotional lives of other animals and creatures and to believe they are here only to serve our needs and convenience, birds are as capable of courage, violence, affection and commitment to family as we are.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    It's light and airy and, unlike the land-locked planes, runs the risk of nearly floating away into innocuous obscurity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Although budding star Mendes and Washington sparked in "Training Day," there's less chemistry between them this time as she glowers and frets in her role as a big-city cop.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    What Jeffs -- and Paltrow -- do capture is the shroud of tragedy that hovered over Plath.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Like a family visit during the holidays. Tensions run high, not everyone is likable but being there's an uneasy comfort because everything is so familiar.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    The result is a movie that washes down without much thinking or introspection, provides some laughs and a tear or two, and dishes up a little something to mull over with its messages about friendship and loyalty in the face of naked ambition.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Dedicates itself to the beauty and thrill of bodies and motion and in doing so upstages Altman's cinematic conduit. The medium ultimately surpasses its messenger.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    More like the kid shows that populate Nickelodeon.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    There are too few surprises and even less subtlety in the telling. We can only sit and wait for the next bomb to drop on this poor exploited girl.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Belongs to its trio of "bovine" voice talent -- Roseanne Barr, Dame Judi Dench and Jennifer Tilly -- who play with such tongue-in-cheek delight upon their public personas that it's hard to separate cow character from the celebrities.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    While most movies would sink under the weight of such eccentricity, pretentiousness and earnestness, Garden State is so full of wit and the genuine heart of characters that you can't help but care about what happens to them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    If you're a fan of Maddin's expressionist style, you'll find the humor within. Everyone else will be scratching their heads, despite Maddin's extraordinary visual imagination.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Wanders off on story tangents that can't be called anything other than bizarre, but nevertheless oddly engages.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Here's yet another take on "Pride and Prejudice,"...but all spiced up as colorfully as a dish of curry.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    While Gainsbourg and Stamp are charming, Attal's husband is difficult to like, to say the least. Must a woman as gracious and intelligent as Charlotte really settle for domesticity with such a near-abusive boor?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Rich with insight and cinematic style and beauty, the film tells a uniquely moving and inspiring story. Unfortunately, it takes some stamina to distill its message from its overly long, overindulgent love affair with itself.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    tTere are two things going for Melinda and Melinda: Woody's not in it and Radha Mitchell is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Though Wood is the star, it's Hutz who is the indelible presence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    It may not exactly be a traditional love letter to his wife but actor-turned-executive producer William H. Macy has given her a plum part as Bree in screenwriter-director Duncan Tucker's offbeat road movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Who was Bettie Page? You won't find out in Mary Harron's chirpily cheery chronicle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Before the film flails, like a balloon losing air into a terrible finale, it has the audacity to lay siege to just about every xenophobic bias possible. No one -- or country -- is safe in this comedy and for that alone it's admirable.

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