For 113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Lovece's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
Lowest review score: 20 Analyze That
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 113
  2. Negative: 16 out of 113
113 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Frank Lovece
    This exquisitely mounted sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) skims past any narrative shortcomings through the complete and convincing totality of the wizarding world it creates, drawing you into another reality with perhaps more verisimilitude than any film in the Harry Potter canon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Frank Lovece
    The filmmakers believe they have better emotional beats at the end than what that hack Dr. Seuss came up with—and in the process make the Grinch pathetic and practically groveling.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Lovece
    Deftly tweaking the tropes of rock biopics, this drama of singer Freddie Mercury and British hitmakers Queen dazzlingly captures an era, a man and the universal quest for identity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    There's something for everybody in The Lost Village, but it's like a beef-casserole milkshake.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Lovece
    Beautiful is the apt description for this hilarious masterpiece that embraces reason, celebrates truth and ultimately believes we're civilized enough to accept both.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    It is a tremendous disappointment to find such estimable folk meandering in an only intermittently amusing story of no clear point or theme.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    As fascinating and well-crafted as it is, The Public Image Is Rotten is ultimately a vanity project, authorized by Lydon and his manager and meant less as an unvarnished journalistic documentary but as a burnishing of, well, his public image.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Frank Lovece
    There is magic in this film's ode to growing old and being with the people who knew us young.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Aside from a witty montage near the start of the movie and sparks of his cheeky, goodhearted subversiveness later on, most of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is bludgeoningly broad and obvious.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Relentless parade of tragedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The ever-charismatic character actor George Coe stands out as a small-town jeweler grateful for a late-life affair.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The movie sticks with you as few do: It's rewardingly authentic and emotionally real.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    In the end the film has absolutely nothing to say.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    The latest offender in the odd "let's see what the cute and funny mentally ill can teach us" genre, this mystery/domestic drama commits all the usual sins and clichés.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Lovece
    A lovely soundtrack by Irish balladeers the Saw Doctors can't make up for the rest of this belabored labor of love.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Formulaic but not entirely predictable, it's like old-school Disney, but without Tim Conway.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    The film is a harmless extension of the skit, aimed at fans and best viewed as a showcase for Meadows's considerable talents.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    The story's a bore; its arrhythmic stutter of humor and drama, tension and calm never builds into any coherent emotional arc.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Photographed as harsh spectacle in brown and gray with unfailingly overcast skies, the story is affecting and suspenseful enough when focusing on Vassili, the humble peasant youth, and his patrician adversary playing a chess-like game of cat-and-mouse.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Thought-provoking but proceeding at a crawl, the film suffers from performances that are virtually all pitched to the same note of existential ennui -- thank goodness, then, for Rush, who's arrives like a wake-up blast of compressed air.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Lovece
    A brilliant surrealistic joke about a group of friends whose attempts to dine are continually thwarted.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Bighearted and wistful, but with no fresh spin or anything new to say.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Suffers from wishy-washiness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    From the opening lines to the epilogue (one of the film's few misfires), this taut first feature from TV producer and novelist Henry Bromell sustains a taut mood of unease and isolation, and the ensemble performances (TV starlet Campbell's included) have the qualities of the highest-caliber stage work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Some brilliant human moments do emerge, and there's nothing wrong with a reminder to live life in harmony, and not to beat yourself up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Like the hardscrabble lives of this isolated wasteland, it's equal parts unforgiving white-heat aridity and golden late-afternoon glow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    If you've never seen a martial arts movie, this is a great place to start.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    Amusing and at times uproarious.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    It differs from American films about the period in its evocation of day-to-day passion. The power of beauty is often dealt with in films, but not so often its powerful curse.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Lovece
    Stiffly animated and featuring uninspired songs.

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