For 164 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 82% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 15% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

F. X. Feeney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Amadeus
Lowest review score: 10 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
164 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    There isn't a moment in the film that isn't overhyped.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    Silver, manages the deft balance of making Seagal seem both genuinely courageous and charmingly blockheaded.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Penn's own gifts as an actor seem, in turn, to bring out the best in Nicholson, as well as the rest of the cast.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    It's a sweet chamber piece, beautifully played.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    The fun is in getting there, and in the mechanics, charted by writer-director Francis Veber.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    What is surprising, and what one takes away most deeply and happily from Triumph of Love, is a refreshed admiration for Mira Sorvino.
    • L.A. Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Khouri manages, with terrific flair, to keep the extremes of screwball farce and blood-curdling family intensity on one continuum -- not only through the strength of the performances (including one from James Garner, who, as Sida's dad, gets the best one-liners) but in the ways they match across time.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 F. X. Feeney
    The film works, cleanly, without any tiresome reliance on computer graphics.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 F. X. Feeney
    Mike Myers wrote the abominable script, plays both leads and is miscast in each.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Dizdar maintains a knife-edged balance in tone throughout the film
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Mamet's fixation on language is, nonetheless, more effective onstage than onscreen, where the technical and visual requirements distract from the sounds of the words -- the heart of Mamet's work.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 F. X. Feeney
    The story sinks, along with any deeper laughs, under boringly formulaic motivations and plot twists.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The sense of loss aroused by the film is oceanic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Surprisingly moving -- prompting lumps in the throat over what was, after all, a historic moment of the most luminous hope.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    We never seem to be looking at actors, but at people; never at scenes, but at life unrehearsed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    A superb film by any measure, as deep and harsh as the sin Dillon committed to become great.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    Although this movie doesn't have an ounce of depth, it's so thoroughly amiable and upbeat that you'd have to be in a fighting mood to find fault with it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    Leonard Schrader adapted the screenplay from the novel by Manuel Puig, and his fearless willingness to explore every corner of human nature serves what is greatest and sweetest in the performances of William Hurt and Raul Julia.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    It's a fresh installment in what appears to be a self-perpetuating sitcom of British life.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    A film whose story movingly outfoxes any number of shopworn expectations on its way to a singular, heart-rending outcome.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    The picture's deepest strength, however, is the fire Fernán-Gómez conjures from deep within himself, as if "honor" were an extinct volcano he could will into exploding, given enough anger and time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 F. X. Feeney
    This is the deepest of Jewison's three racially themed films, the other two being "In the Heat of the Night" and "A Soldier's Story."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    A sharp, upbeat, well-wrought meditation on love and race that kicks the new year in movies off to a terrific start.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Excellent performances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 F. X. Feeney
    First-time writer-director Paul Morrison has a gift for evoking a time and place.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Catches the volatile beauty of what it was to be alive and politically aware in the early '70s with a rare accuracy and depth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 F. X. Feeney
    Enigmas make Panic involving, and suspenseful.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 F. X. Feeney
    Thrillingly unpredictable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 F. X. Feeney
    As with "The Blair Witch Project," one must swallow one's irritation at paying yet again for big-screen video -- but even so, the spectacle of an America falling apart is acutely and hilariously embodied by Dawn.

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