For 70 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Mecca's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 91 Captain America: The First Avenger
Lowest review score: 25 Get a Job
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 70
  2. Negative: 4 out of 70
70 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    Set It Up, from its title on down, is a fresh mixture of a reliable formula.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    Fast and furious in its information and interviews, this documentary is engaging from minute one, rarely letting the viewer off the hook.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    We’ve gotten plenty of sports films over the years, but precious few that wade into the deep, dark machinery that fuel the underdog stories and inspirational tales we love to love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    This is an interesting, frustrating man to focus on, all the way up to his muddled end. That Hawke’s film will introduce a new audience to his music and soulful tenure feels like its own victory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Mecca
    Not unlike the man himself, it is both exciting and exhausting to watch all of this come together, and that alone is worth the journey.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Dan Mecca
    Though it be the lesser of the two films, it’s a nifty dessert to the full meal that is Wilde Salomé.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    Starring an against-type and utterly fascinating Michelle Pfeiffer as the titular Kyra, the film narrows in on the tragedy of getting old in America.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    The Revival is effective in its brevity.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Mecca
    Ultimately, the whole is not as great as the sum of some very effective scenes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Mecca
    Ultimately, the whole point of the picture comes down to the tune “This Is Me.” The crux of the song, led by the impressive Keala Settle, is to be comfortable in your own skin no matter what the masses may say. It’s hard to fight against this kind of positivity, as delivered by these kind faces and kind songs. The Greatest Showman, despite its flaws, is a winning piece of work.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Dan Mecca
    Something happened here, and the full story of the making of this movie will surely be far more interesting than the movie itself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    Many laughs are earned in observing how much money Seal actually made and how much the government played him for a fool. And like many cautionary tales, some of the comedy hurts. Liman and Cruise know this, and the result is something well-crafted, if woefully familiar.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Mecca
    This is Meyers-Shyer’s directorial debut and it shows in spots. The pacing ebbs and flows a bit unevenly and plenty of jokes don’t hit as much as the filmmaking would suggest they do. That said, the casting goes a long way, as does the aforementioned production design.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    Chon has a vision and a voice and a good story to tell, full of social relevance and fiery emotion. Something this energetic and cared for is hard to criticize all that much. It’s a film worth seeking out and telling others about.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Mecca
    The tone is playful, to be sure, but it’s hard to see past the collateral damage. Blame it on the times. Make no mistake, all of this could be forgiven if The Hitman’s Bodyguard had enough laughs. It does not.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Mecca
    As written and directed by Matt Ruskin, the tragic story of Colin Warner doesn’t so much come to life on the screen as it is responsibly recalled in Crown Heights, aided by effective performances and some streamlined storytelling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Dan Mecca
    Despite a stacked cast and some impressive physical comedy, this film slips into ridiculousness without the laughs to back it up.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Mecca
    From start to finish The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel from the popular book series by Stephen King, feels like something salvaged from something else. The result is a mostly entertaining piece of fantasy pulp that is a victim of trying to do too much and too little at the same time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Mecca
    There are plenty of characters and there is plenty of New York City in writer/director Dustin Guy Defa‘s Person To Person, but the whole thing meanders all over without ever really settling somewhere that matters.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    While it does take on the franchise burden in hefty doses, the film remains a fun, and funny, B-movie throughout.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    Throughout Wonder Woman there is an earnestness in tone that plays well, and rarely as saccharine.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Dan Mecca
    There’s a severe tonal problem this movie never reconciles. It wants to be a self-aware, R-rated comedy and a straightforward action picture. At any moment, it’s one or the other but never both.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    At its core, The Wall serves as a well-made, engaging war-time thriller that showcases Liman’s abilities as a top-notch storyteller, no matter the shape or size of the story being told.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    Together, writer/director Joseph Cedar and lead actor Richard Gere craft a singularly memorable character in Norman Oppenheimer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    Folk Hero & Funny Guy rises above cliché thanks to a sure-handed, thought-out script, and memorable performances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    In this digital world that allows for Kong to be as big as a building and believably so, Roberts is smart to pull out all the stops. And if some of the story and character motivation gets left in the dust, so be it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    Goodman moves mostly chronologically and procedurally through it all, using the white nationalist movement as the anchor. It all feels unbelievably relevant in the year 2017. The hate and fear lives on, and continues to burn bright.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Mecca
    There is life and death in every single frame of City of Ghosts, not to be easily forgotten.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Mecca
    The cancer-diagnosis plot device is certainly well-worn and can often be viciously maudlin, but Haley does well in utilizing it as a means to work on something a bit more nuanced.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Mecca
    Forbes and Wolodarsky are clearly fascinated by this character and all of his sins, but not those he sinned against.

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