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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    It's a well-acted but rote and strictly by the book "war movie."
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    A heady, impressionistic mixture of biography, fantasy and social history in which it isn't always clear which is which.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Maybury's attempt at a more mainstream movie is really just a simple love story cloaked in a lot of metaphysical mumbo-jumbo.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    While young Coppola is a pro with her camera, she'd be wise to brush up on her storytelling skills.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    The film ultimately has no contrast and we can't figure out whom to like or dislike.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The film leaves an acrid taste with the viewer who sits through its long and winding tale of tortured courtship.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The restless, selfish, unfriendly people created by Lachow as protagonists only make the movie hard to warm up to. It's more akin to fingernails scraping a blackboard than an updated morality play.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Feels the scratches of too much time and tinkling and is as disjointed as a dislocated shoulder.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Flies coach instead of first class, despite a charismatic cast.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    There's not an original idea rattling around in the empty-headed but gorgeous-to-behold period film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    A pedestrian movie with a predictable romance at its heart.
    • 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
    A mess of incohesiveness and fragmented storytelling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Unfortunately, the life has been sucked out of DiCamillo's story about a brave, unusual little mouse.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Shakespeare's comical, all-too-human tale of lust, foreplay and wordplay is buried beneath bad taste.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    A low-maintenance crowd-pleaser, but we've seen the entire film, in thematic snippets, before.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    We leave hungry for more of the film's substantial, if less physically perfect, subjects.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The film, despite the occasional gross-out joke, can't disguise the fact that it's a sweet old sappy -- even dated -- love story. Only Molly Ringwald is missing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Never offers much enlightenment through its message.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    A decidedly mixed bag.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    While the film shuns the glamour or glitz that an American movie might demand, Scherfig tosses us a romantic scenario that is just as simplistic as a Hollywood production.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Much ado about very little because it takes no stand and gives little insight into the Chopper's psyche.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The teen parties and sidekick silliness are time filler, and not very good filler either -- why even Bruce Willis shows up in a scene that has nothing to do with the story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    While the film is technically polished and visually breathtaking, it lacks depth and becomes little more than a lawless fairy tale packed with pretty people.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    It lacks, despite the remarkable techno effects by wizard Stan Winston, originality and charisma.
    • 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.

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