For 89 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 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 The Snowman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 89
  2. Negative: 5 out of 89
89 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    This is breezy stuff, a welcome respite in the hot summer months.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Dan Mecca
    There has always been a lack of logic to these movies, but all pretense slips away here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    An essential watch for cinephiles and beyond, let Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché be the first step in your discovery of a talented artist that had as much to do with the innovation of cinema as those already firmly established in the canon of the craft.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    In many respects, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind feels like a showcase of immense talent, both in front of and behind the camera. If stories like this can continue to be told with the confidence of fresh filmmaking voices like Chiwetel Ejiofor, we will all be better for it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Mecca
    The biting commentary on modern business never really makes an imprint.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Mecca
    The story inside Official Secrets is one worth telling, but perhaps it would be better to read the book.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    Brittany Runs a Marathon mostly succeeds, and it’s all thanks to Bell. That Colaizzo is trying to do something more is icing on the cake.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Mecca
    Despite a few key emotional moments, there’s not enough in the performance to fully engage from beginning to end.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Mecca
    When Thompson and Kaling are playing off each other, Late Night sings. That so much of it is focused elsewhere feels like a miscalculation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Mecca
    The subject matter is immediate and engaging. But the structure of this film is languid to the point of aggravation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    One sincerely hopes that this is the first of many collaborations between Viswanathan and Baig. Rarely do those behind the camera feel as sync with those in front of the camera as what is conveyed in Hala.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Mecca
    Where’s My Roy Cohn? is a worthy documentary, though it’s hard not to want more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Mecca
    Bittersweet, touching and always funny, The Farewell is lived-in from top to toe.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    The prison drama is a well-worn sub-genre, ripe with predictive beats and expected narrative turns. Those behind this picture are determined to subvert those expectations, and the attempt–though not fully realized–is much appreciated.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Mecca
    The pace picks up quite a bit in the film’s third act, working hard to wrap everything up. It’s extremely rushed and convenient, but by then Blinded By The Light will have either won or lost its viewers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Mecca
    Somewhere in the middle of After The Wedding it becomes clear as day: Michelle Williams is one of a kind. Not that we didn’t know this already. Still, it’s nice to be reminded.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    Velvet Buzzsaw may not be visionary, but it’s a ton of fun.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Mecca
    One can respect what Knight is trying at, while never fully buying into it. Despite the talent and the brazen originality, Serenity‘s reach exceeds its grasp.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Mecca
    There is a clarity to every performance from start to finish, from Roberts all the way down. Yes, the thriller elements that are introduced never fully connect with the tone of the overall experience, but it’s a minuscule criticism.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.

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