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 2.8 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
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Never offers much enlightenment through its message.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Occasionally falters in its symbolism and storytelling, but still unnerves because we're never quite sure of our bearings, or whose "reality" we're watching.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A genre-twisting surprise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    While there is a faithful following of kids, it just never seems as exciting or sad or emotional -- or as ablaze with personalities -- as what has gone before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    The actors navigate tough characters through emotional mayhem with such intense determination it's a shame they're undercut by the intrusive voice-over.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Doesn't offer much texture or depth of character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    There are some nice ideas floating around this ambitious film, as well as attempts to say them in a unique way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The joy is in watching a talented cast make something crisp and fresh out of material that -- though perfectly adequate and enjoyable -- trespasses little into territory that's new or out of the traditionally plotted points of the genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Chereau's film is disjointed and abrupt and it rages when is should be deft. We're given too little too late and, despite the lessons that lie within the affair, the lines between enlightenment and nihilism blur.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Sticks in the mind and simply won't go away.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    There is a ton of psychology and inference in this intriguing first feature by French director Anne-Sophie Birot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Director Marcelo Pineyro imbues the film with mood and style and yet the violent climax holds little thrall as a lack of character development makes it had to care about the robbers' fate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Compassionate, potent documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    What results is, for a film purporting to reflect the nobility of a beloved book, the propensity to slip occasionally into the fart and belch slapstick that passes for humor in just about every present-day animated movie. It's a misstep that pulls us out of our awe for the carefully studied world the filmmakers have lovingly labored to create.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    While most of the film is well-written and acted, there are some difficulties. Aniston's Olivia is hard to figure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    An enigmatic but gorgeous film.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    (Jarmusch) seems...to introduce gratuitous bloodshed that is out of sync with the engaging, offbeat tempo and dark, comedic moral fable that has come before.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Love. Lust. Recrimination. Jealousy. Resolution. This British female friendship melodrama has them all.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Paula Nechak
    It assaults us with violence, brutality, sexual confusion and anarchy and has enough bruising, punishing humor to keep us laughing with relief.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Paula Nechak
    Terrifically fun entertainment; wonderfully shot and acted, instilled with spirit and life and able to woo us with its exhuberant freshness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    If you can forgive some woeful casting and a plot that is as creakingly thin as an old staircase, you can enjoy director Christopher Nolan's The Prestige.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    What it lacks is the wit or even the cynicism to lighten the emotional load.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Much of the monologue feels more self-deprecating and politically intoned than laugh-out-loud hilarious, yet that's pretty much what segregates Cho from less personal stand-up comics like Ellen Degeneres.

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