For 112 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 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Lovece's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Smallfoot
Lowest review score: 20 The Young Girl and the Monsoon
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 112
  2. Negative: 16 out of 112
112 movie reviews
    • 50 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Lovece
    Refreshing, innovative and immensely funny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    This is no film for the squeamish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    A meandering and deeply shallow tale of spiritual redemption.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Characters' eccentricities feel contrived and the wackiness seems forced, though the film's amiable ambling does keep the viewer intrigued, if not charmed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    Compared with most of what passes for scary movies these days, this is golden: It's not stupid, it's not wussy and it pulls off a couple of pretty nasty jolts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Frank Lovece
    This truly terrifying film version of the best-selling Blatty novel is far superior to the book.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    They STILL didn't get it right this TIME.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The movie sticks with you as few do: It's rewardingly authentic and emotionally real.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    While the unfortunate epilogue strains the naturalism of what's gone on before and leaves a bit of a sour taste, this semi-improvisational comedy otherwise reaches Balzacian brilliance.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Deeply adolescent; its impact is visceral rather than intellectual.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Lovece
    Even the snowboarding scenes that might have been the visceral heart of this thing are cut in such a way that we never get more than a few seconds of full-frame athletic skill; despite the real-life snowboarders doing the stunt work (including Rob "Sluggo" Boyce, Tara Dakides and Javas Lehn), it all looks like editing-room cheats.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Overall it's a funny film, but parents should decide if the anti-gay and misogynist elements are worth the laughs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    If you've never seen a martial arts movie, this is a great place to start.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Lovece
    An effective and moving drama about the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Lovece
    The genial humor is occasionally marred by an overall sexist tone and some downright nasty homophobic and racist attempts at humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    A sad blot on an impressive career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Lovece
    The atmosphere is Southern Gothic pure enough to do Carson McCullers proud -- grotesque, sentimental and dankly nasty -- and Thornton manages not to undermine his own writing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    The glammed-up Kinski looks the same age throughout and only has three expressions: angry, wistful, and someone's-killed-my-dog.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Lovece
    Ran
    Stands separate from the rest, in a pantheon, a true cinematic masterwork of sight, sound, intelligence, and most importantly--passion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Lovece
    Extremely well-shot espionage thriller that might have worked as an old-fashioned guy's-guy movie if the guys involved had any real, human personality and the espionage were actually thrilling.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Lovece
    Despite the Lear-like trappings and the talented young cast, which does its work with considerable grace, it has little momentum or punch.

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