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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Works best when it devotes itself to the small group of main characters featured on the show.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Much ado about very little because it takes no stand and gives little insight into the Chopper's psyche.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Jindabyne is uniquely Australian, dealing with Australian issues, and it boasts a wickedly wry conclusion that -- for everything that has come before -- is karmically just.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's compelling, poetic, rebellious, funny and one of the few movies that feels like it's been culled from another time and place yet broodingly bends modern societal taboos.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A frothy and deliriously enjoyable souffle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Who was Bettie Page? You won't find out in Mary Harron's chirpily cheery chronicle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    This nifty little addition to the Winnie the Pooh franchise boasts some nice touches.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    There are a lot of terrific creative energies at play in Robots and they overcome an overreliance on amusement park sensibilities in the animated adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The music is truly the thing in Songcatcher and it's awesome, haunting stuff.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film tugs at us. And we forgive it its faults because it never loses sight of what it's supposed to be even though the story has a manipulative edge and maneuvers our feelings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    Since we never see Thomas, we can't care for him. And he's hardly a sympathetic "hero" in his treatment of women and his insistence that other characters honor his personal boundaries while he ignores theirs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    It's an unashamedly old-fashioned and richly visualized evocation of a time when values were key, trust in your neighbor complete, and a way of life that should be simple is made unfathomably complex because of economic hardship.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    A shapeless comedy that is enjoyable to watch and often clever with its barbs -- and doesn't have very much to say.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Outside of a smart performance by Shawn Hatosy as Tim Dunphy, there just isn't much that's enlightening or new in this intimate recollection.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Certainly kept the toddlers (including mine) at an advance screening engrossed, but for parents and reviewers, it was more of a struggle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Takes itself awfully seriously. It feels a bit like a grudge piece, laboring to grasp at large themes, but it is as trivialized as the capricious world it explores.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Provided you don't take it seriously, it makes for an addictively entertaining diversion that's as hard to stop watching as the books are to stop reading.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    More chic and movie-savvy than its predecessor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Mullan is a great choice as Frank, playing the silent guy with all kinds of baggage perfectly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Beautifully acted and conceived -- even if the final vision is not always totally satisfying.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is a hopeful, rollicking, rocking, humorous, heartbreaking journey.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    There's such a good-natured heart beating beneath the cliches that it's easy to appreciate the film's willingness to poke gentle fun without a whiff of nastiness or judgment.

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