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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    "Shrek" had some refreshing, genre-twisting innovation but Cats & Dogs plays it safe and nice instead and, by not taking risks, doesn't quite make it out of the doghouse.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    A pedestrian movie with a predictable romance at its heart.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    A decidedly mixed bag.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    You walk away wishing they had more than this scant and often shoddy material with which to enjoy their rollicking and racy good time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Predictable and surprisingly confusing in its ultimate message.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    What it lacks is the wit or even the cynicism to lighten the emotional load.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Amy
    In the end, it trivializes the psychological complexity of the girl's post-traumatic stress and betrays a game group of actors who struggle to find balance between the alternately dark drama and the silly, over-the-top melodrama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    We leave hungry for more of the film's substantial, if less physically perfect, subjects.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Racing Stripes is oddly torn in tone: is it an old-fashioned family drama, a coming-of-age story or a crass comedy? Live action or animation? Unlike "Babe," it fails to integrate its conflicting personalities.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    The jokes run dry, the situation is redundant, the cast becomes tiresome and the running time is interminable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    This is simply another in a long line of utterly unnecessary remakes that, having nothing new to say, clutch at crassness and dumbness.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Hunt and Johansson, two usually good actresses, are vapidly awful, teetering out of their elements in this shakily drawn period piece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    It's the script -- by director Mark Fergus (who also wrote the adapted script for "Children of Men") and Hawk Ostby -- that lets everyone down.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A mystery that isn't mysterious, a thriller that's barely thrilling.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    When a film has to blare its racially and incendiary stance as obviously as Lakeview Terrace, you know it's trying too hard.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Not only did it not engage the adults, its lackluster story line didn't spread much illusion or magic over the kids in the audience either.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Though it does present the facts of Susann's life, it skims them so quickly and with such glorious glee that we never get a sense of who this woman really was.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    As has been the case with most of Shepard's plays, transfer to the movies spells doom.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A sloppily scripted film that contains a silly and superfluous subplot about a crooked cop.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Unremarkable sequel to the 1967 hit.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Kilner and crew cough up a mish-mash of contrasting tones and tempos and wind up a rather odd, misshapen curiosity that wavers into too many styles to avoid a slow death by overkill.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    This collision of popular Emmy-winning TV shows is strangely uninspired and, well, a bit dull.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Tainted by cliches, painful improbability and murky points.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    It has a frenetic, unsettled edginess that chafes against its serene, woodsy, upscale private school setting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    After its midway mark, just lumbers until it fizzles out.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A bafflingly unfunny comedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Though the cast is talented, the script is a mess. It's essentially a collision of missed opportunities.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Pretty silly stuff, designed to appeal more to older kids and adults than the toddler brigade.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Is Queen of the Damned worthy of its hype or should it have a stake driven through its dark heart? The answer lies somewhere in between.