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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    First-time feature film director Max Farberbock has given a terrific visual style, resonance, sense of hope and power to the material.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Daniels gives a career-best performance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It works because it never tries to be more than the very personal memory piece it is.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    There are two reasons Ramsay succeeds with a story that might at best be called morbid: She visually transforms the dreary expanse of dead-end distaste the characters inhabit into a poem of art, music and metaphor -- and she has the perfect actress to embody Morvern.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's the chemistry between Vardalos and Collette that gives the film its magical dazzle. Despite Vardalos' ingratiating, big and breathy presence, Collette, as the pulse and conscience of these two dreamers, very nearly steals the film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Ullmann has honed a too-long and sometimes relentless film that delves into the selfishness of passion but also captures the elusiveness and unpredictability of love.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Darkly funny.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    The performances by Davidtz, Weston, Wilson and especially Adams stand out as Morrison paints his character study with raw, true bits continually tested by the absurdities of pain life dishes up.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's a quiet anti-war film full of lovely, heartbreakingly assured performances and real situations and responses.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's LaPaglia's finest, deepest role and he's matched by Armstrong, who makes Sonja's undaunting optimism palpable within a trying marriage that's gulping for breath.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    If you can forgive some plot artifice and gloss, there's a seductively intuitive and resonant theme resting at the core of Jeremy Podeswa's haunting new film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Compassionate, potent documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It demands people pay attention and look inward to find the private compass that will navigate us through murky sensibilities that are as capable of seducing us as they are Tom Ripley.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    The real find in this lovely family film is Castle-Hughes, who makes Pai's confusion, emotional fragility and devotion palpable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    This devastating film is buoyed by Dequenne's bravura willingness to go all out; she's a baby-faced kid when the camera focuses full on and an exceptionally beautiful young woman in profile.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's a solid study in paranoia and gamesmanship.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Nettelbeck has created a movie recipe that ladles great dollops of dessertlike joy and equally dark tragedy around her strong-willed heroine. It wouldn't work without actors capable of finding vulnerability, humanity and kindness in sometimes inaccessible characters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    The film is so crisply acted and smartly drawn that you barely notice the cracks in the veneer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Captures the lovely, heart-and-eye-opening ode to youthful possibility with affection and compassion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Sometimes so intimate it's embarrassing, and the messiness at falling in love at any age is disquieting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is a hopeful, rollicking, rocking, humorous, heartbreaking journey.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Truly raunchy but it's more sweetly stupid and silly than anything.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Call it "E.T." for a new generation.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The real humor comes, once again from Murphy, whose Donkey is so genuinely funny and clever that he very nearly steals the film. Except that it's stolen by Banderas as a rogue Puss In Boots.
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Breathtaking visual accomplishment.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Mullan is a great choice as Frank, playing the silent guy with all kinds of baggage perfectly.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Brokedown Palace does have some plot implausibilities but Kaplan, manages to turn some hashed story lines into something substantial and emotionally affecting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Isn't so emotionally powerful as the Oscar-winning "When We Were Kings" but which -- in its more intimate way -- still packs a punch.

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