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 1.5 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The biggest tragedy about Milos Forman's foray into the life and times of Spanish artist Francisco De Goya is the waste of so much great raw material.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    An odd charmer with a whisper of autobiography (Blitz makes his film's protagonist a stutterer, just as the director was in school) and it's made even better by young lead actor Reece Thompson.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Swicord has enough savvy to conjure up a terrific cast that compensates for her rote direction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    A darkly funny journey about life ticking by and the change to make wrongs right.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The film is dominated by computer-generated effects and they're most of its problem -- they don't give us anything to emotionally attach to or invest in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A mystery that isn't mysterious, a thriller that's barely thrilling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is a hopeful, rollicking, rocking, humorous, heartbreaking journey.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    It has absolutely nothing to say -- no redeeming commentary about nihilistic, narcissistic society and its appetite for instant gratification -- which would have made it sociologically interesting, or at least sort of Faustian in theme. Instead Sex and Death 101 is as empty-headed as its protagonist.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    While Hunt's directing debut is promising, if understated, it's her performance as schoolteacher April Epner that impresses the audience.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's a solid study in paranoia and gamesmanship.

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