For 291 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paula Nechak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Endurance
Lowest review score: 0 Held Up
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 291
291 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Tinged with sadness, and despite overstaying its welcome a wee bit, remains an anthem of insurrection, melding its political and humanistic truths into an almost dreamily subversive film tinged with humor and some small hope.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The most fascinating aspect of the film is how the point of view shifts -- each character, as seen through another's eyes, is something else entirely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    If ever a film seemed poised to take over the spot occupied by the surprise indie hit, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," it's Real Women Have Curves.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 16 Paula Nechak
    Funny for 15 minutes and then fades into mean-spirited cruelty and stupidity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    tTere are two things going for Melinda and Melinda: Woody's not in it and Radha Mitchell is.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    A mess of incohesiveness and fragmented storytelling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film dwells more on the sensationalistic aspects than the sport itself but it's impossible to deny the tawdry entertainment value in this compelling film tabloid.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Craig's got the stuff but the ending of this cake is soggy for its protagonist and audience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Meanders as aimlessly as its drugged-out characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    First-time feature film director Max Farberbock has given a terrific visual style, resonance, sense of hope and power to the material.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Wanders off on story tangents that can't be called anything other than bizarre, but nevertheless oddly engages.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    It's a methodical, friendly fairy tale in which everyone is good and the outcome is a given.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    There is a ton of psychology and inference in this intriguing first feature by French director Anne-Sophie Birot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    There are some nice ideas floating around this ambitious film, as well as attempts to say them in a unique way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    The film is so well acted -- by Byrne, who makes Harry's internalized agonies and continuously carried torch for his ex-wife touching, and by Watson and Hoult -- that its more cloying moments, including a staged version of the musical "Camelot" (which is too long), are a moot point.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Exquisite and fragile in visuals and tone, yet has some difficulty with a choppy narrative.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Ok, I admit at first I was just laughing at the sheer gutsiness of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. But after 10 minutes, I was laughing at the script.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Sandler and Watson make something out of their underwritten roles, and that they do is testament to their talents: They make this punchy romantic comedy more engaging than it should be.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Unremarkable sequel to the 1967 hit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Difficult to weigh and rate precisely because it deals with real life and real people.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Disney seems intent upon overdosing audiences with the little guy proving himself against a seemingly superior force.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Daniels gives a career-best performance.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 33 Paula Nechak
    The lapses in logic make a weak subplot about a serial killer on the loose just plain silly instead of provocative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Works well as a metaphor for a more innocent time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Unfortunately, the life has been sucked out of DiCamillo's story about a brave, unusual little mouse.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    Shakespeare's comical, all-too-human tale of lust, foreplay and wordplay is buried beneath bad taste.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    If you're a fan of Maddin's expressionist style, you'll find the humor within. Everyone else will be scratching their heads, despite Maddin's extraordinary visual imagination.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    A harrowing, frustrating view of paranoia and ineptitude that may seem a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time but evolves more into a mystery.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Before the film flails, like a balloon losing air into a terrible finale, it has the audacity to lay siege to just about every xenophobic bias possible. No one -- or country -- is safe in this comedy and for that alone it's admirable.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Paula Nechak
    A perfect example of form without content.

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