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 2.2 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    What it lacks is the wit or even the cynicism to lighten the emotional load.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    "Shrek" had some refreshing, genre-twisting innovation but Cats & Dogs plays it safe and nice instead and, by not taking risks, doesn't quite make it out of the doghouse.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Can't find its rhythm and stride. It plays it far too safe and slick.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Predictable and surprisingly confusing in its ultimate message.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    An innocuous, hit-and-miss affair.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    I scratched my head in wonder as to why this pair of one-dimensional characters couldn't find happiness in such a shallow story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Despite his harrowing real-life experiences, Downey, good as he is, is simply too young for the part. This callow telling begs for a more mature approach.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    This collision of popular Emmy-winning TV shows is strangely uninspired and, well, a bit dull.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Racing Stripes is oddly torn in tone: is it an old-fashioned family drama, a coming-of-age story or a crass comedy? Live action or animation? Unlike "Babe," it fails to integrate its conflicting personalities.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Hunt and Johansson, two usually good actresses, are vapidly awful, teetering out of their elements in this shakily drawn period piece.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Not only did it not engage the adults, its lackluster story line didn't spread much illusion or magic over the kids in the audience either.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    It has a frenetic, unsettled edginess that chafes against its serene, woodsy, upscale private school setting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Though the cast is talented, the script is a mess. It's essentially a collision of missed opportunities.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A mystery that isn't mysterious, a thriller that's barely thrilling.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Unremarkable sequel to the 1967 hit.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Tainted by cliches, painful improbability and murky points.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A sloppily scripted film that contains a silly and superfluous subplot about a crooked cop.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    It's the script -- by director Mark Fergus (who also wrote the adapted script for "Children of Men") and Hawk Ostby -- that lets everyone down.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    The jokes run dry, the situation is redundant, the cast becomes tiresome and the running time is interminable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    When a film has to blare its racially and incendiary stance as obviously as Lakeview Terrace, you know it's trying too hard.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Though it does present the facts of Susann's life, it skims them so quickly and with such glorious glee that we never get a sense of who this woman really was.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    The vapid plot line follows the same narrative arc as "Tootsie" but hasn't the heart or purpose of that film.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    As has been the case with most of Shepard's plays, transfer to the movies spells doom.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    After its midway mark, just lumbers until it fizzles out.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    This sci-fi film noir craves a passionate center, an intoxicating core or some pulse that makes us want to keep taking that first step into dark waters, but it leaves us drowning in its quiet tedium instead.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Is Queen of the Damned worthy of its hype or should it have a stake driven through its dark heart? The answer lies somewhere in between.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    A bafflingly unfunny comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Starts slowly, takes a turn for the better for a couple of reels and then, not having much to say or anywhere to go, flatlines into something akin to "American Idol."

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