F.X. Feeney

F.X. Feeney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Publications:
L.A. Weekly , Movieline , Mr. Showbiz , Variety , Village Voice
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
64
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
93% The Trouble with the Truth (2012) " There isn't a false note in either the dialogue or the performances." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 11, 2012
80% Road To Nowhere (2011) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
100% The Godfather (1972) " Traces the arc of this doomed idealism with a beauty that is still fresh. " — L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 23, 2011
59% Centurion (2010) " [A] highly enjoyable action-adventure." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 24, 2010
6.5/10 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) " Because the movie is long, colorless, uncompromising and, well, Swedish, it's got to be better than any future American version, right?" — Movieline
Posted Jul 8, 2010
83% Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010) " Casino Jack and the United States of Money is indispensable viewing." — Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2010
—— Punctured Hope: A Story About Trokosi and the Young Girls' Slavery in Today's West Africa (2009) " Despite near-fatal drawbacks, Punctured Hope fulfills the stated ambitions of Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu to teach and inspire discussion." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2009
—— Under the Eightball (2009) " Angry passion and visual energy define this extraordinary muckraking documentary." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2009
—— Mr. Sadman (2009) " The film is impeccably cast; it's shot and cut well. Unfortunately, the secret of comedy is that it's the highest form of suspense, and Mr. Sadman is just too bleakly episodic." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2009
—— Victory Day (2009) " Nearly ever word out of the characters' mouths is either an arch piece of exposition or a clanging, nail-on-the-head expulsion of emotion." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2009
—— From Mexico with Love (2009) " Whatever its surface predictabilities, From Mexico With Love has the virtue of coaxing you to care about its people." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2009
—— Janky Promoters (2009) " Everything builds to a fairly careless climax." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2009
34% Adam Resurrected (2008) " One cannot recommend this film strongly enough." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 18, 2008
72% Eden (2008) " This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2008
76% Captain Abu Raed (2007) " Such a subtle yet global view of human struggle -- the whole world viewed through the prism of a single poor neighborhood -- is a mark of extraordinary promise from this remarkable new filmmaker." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 6, 2008
40% Vice (2008) " Writer-director Raul Sanchez Inglis tries to do several ambitious, honorable things with Vice, but for much of the action, they cancel each other out." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 8, 2008
69% Last Stop for Paul (2006) " Mandt directs and acts with great zest and contagious, unpretentious good cheer." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 6, 2008
39% Full Grown Men (2008) " Lyrical and funny, Full Grown Men is a tough-minded film about the need to grow up." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2007
36% Park (2006) " [Makes] the most of thrifty means to highly entertaining effect." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 1, 2007
33% Berkeley (2007) " Roth's gift for unlocking the best in each of his actors does bring those long-ago times to life." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 11, 2007
50% G.I. Jesús (2007) " ... Colpaert has so vividly seized the contemporary moment, and explored it with his own eyes and conscience." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2007
2% Baby Geniuses (1999) " There are ticklish moments, but no real laughs." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2007
95% Commune (2006) " It's good to hear people talking about openheartedness without irony." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 9, 2006
33% Color of the Cross (2006) " A too-specific tale of historic injustice rather than one of divinely benevolent sacrifice on everybody's behalf." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 9, 2006
73% The Great New Wonderful (2006) " Writer Sam Catlin and director Danny Leiner have fashioned an alert, shrewdly observed portrait of a moment in time." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 20, 2006
—— Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters (2006) " A feel-good movie about failure." — Variety
Posted May 19, 2006
52% Down in the Valley (2005) " Jacobson has an excitingly clear-eyed, unsentimental feel for the intensity of adolescent passion." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 11, 2006
87% The Proposition (2005) " The Proposition is a very hard and harsh movie, but it also has a hypnotic, lyrical velocity." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 4, 2006
31% The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji) (2005) " The story it tells, measured strictly in terms of emotional power and overall fun, is as moving and pleasurable as any matinee item by Ford, Hawks or Raoul Walsh." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2006
76% Little Manhattan (2005) " [It's] as if the filmmakers (maybe without even realizing it) are mocking his emotions, implying that kids are just kids, and only think they feel what they're feeling." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2005
90% New York Doll (2005) " Whitely, to his great credit, unfolds this tale simply, just as it was lived." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 27, 2005
71% Voces inocentes, (Innocent Voices) (2005) " A howl of grief and outrage that all middle paths were torched in this tragic war." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2005
6% A Sound of Thunder (2005) " The barometer of the film's undoing is Burns's super low-key performance, which starts out as a poker-faced spoof on heroic cool, but takes a misstep more fatal than mere time-travel can undo." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2005
88% Touch The Sound (2004) " We're led to experience her life as she does -- as an adventure in which setbacks are not challenges, but illuminations of untracked paths." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2005
3.5/5 32% November (2005) " A one-woman Rashomon that plays and replays the same traumatic incident, with shifts in nuance." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2005
72% Crónicas (2005) " Leguizamo's strengths and limitations fit snug with the reporter's own -- the comedic sizzle the actor brings to his best work translates smoothly into hardhearted aggression." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2005
—— The Unwanted Woman (2005) " The film does disintegrate into big speeches as it rounds to its climax - but through these characters, Milani hauntingly maps the souls of men and women at odds in a theocracy." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2005
21% The Deal (2005) " A riveting thriller full of good scares and learned, muckraking insight into the global labyrinth of oil and politics." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 16, 2005
65% We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) " Originally written in the 1970s. That figures, in the best sense: It is worthy of comparison to the lifelike, character-rich films we cherish from that era, and is certainly one of the finest films to come out this year." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2004
61% The Dreamers (2004) " A wise, high-energy conjuring of 1968." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2004
91% Dinner Rush (2001) " Fiery energy, swift, character-driven chitchat and a tough, upbeat sense of how the world works." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2003
82% Innocence (2001) " Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 9, 2002
86% Faithless (2001) " Bergman has reached for a woman's insight his whole career. Ullmann completes this for him." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2002
95% Amadeus (1984) " This dark, exuberant epic is nearly 18 years old, yet remains the most popularly successful film ever to render the inner life of an artist." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2002
74% Afterglow (1997) L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2002
87% Aberdeen (2001) " Moland ... has a fine eye for landscapes, but an even surer touch with actors." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2002
89% 101 Reykjavík (2001) " Kormakur ... balances tones with a smooth, mature confidence." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 30, 2002
50% Scarlet Diva (2000) " This is such a dazzlingly self-assured directorial debut that it's hard to know what to praise first." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2002
95% Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India (2001) " It works its magic with such exuberance and passion that the film's length becomes a part of its fun." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2002
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