For 1,250 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 A Most Violent Year
Lowest review score: 0 I'm Still Here
Score distribution:
1,250 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The most gripping based-on-fact film so far this year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    While the vocal performances of Hanks, Allen and company make up a perfect ensemble, and its visual leaps astound, TS3's real power sneaks up on you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Director Werner Herzog's latest cinematic mind trip blows you away with its beauty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The result is a stunningly nervy sequel that vaporizes any worries that Abrams’ terrific 2009 reboot was a fluke.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Most impressive of all, The Avengers makes superhero movies new again - a colossal task indeed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Mary's search drives The Tillman Story, and throughout this taut, true epic, we see a smart, sometimes angry, always loving family find their destiny: to speak truth to power, to call wartime myths what they are and to show how the American character is not about blind obedience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The battle it documents is both a cornerstone of the past and a reflection of ongoing struggles. DuVernay infuses Selma with that dichotomy, never forgetting how Selma, the place, was a pledge to march ahead.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Chandor (“All is Lost”) has made a movie that quietly but ferociously immerses us in a time and place, with atmosphere done in minimal yet evocative strokes.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    A thrill ride with a brain.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    McQueen has made a film comparable to “Schindler’s List” — art that may be hard to watch, but which is an essential look at man’s inhumanity to man. It is wrenching, but 12 Years a Slave earns its tears in a way few films ever do.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    A work deeper than its nickname, "The Facebook Movie," hints at - coils around your brain. Weeks after seeing it, moments from it will haunt you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Halfway into Blue Valentine, a work so beautifully acted and emotionally honest it is my choice for best movie of the year, there's an amazing flashback scene you hope never ends.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Zipper captures the erasing of one of New York’s most unique stamps by cartoon businesspeople with dollar signs for eyeballs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    When you get through it, though, you can’t help but feel uplifted by this tough-skinned movie that can stand with the best muscular wartime dramas in the American movie canon.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The irony is that Ebert famously lost his actual voice. Yet as the extraordinary documentary Life Itself shows, that couldn’t quiet one of America’s most beloved critics and cultural commentators.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This summer's best popcorn flick.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Despite being about a royal family at a critical moment in history, The King's Speech doesn't shout about its many strengths. Rather, it urges you to lean in close, where its intelligence and heart come through loud and clear.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This bold movie may sound like a stunt, but it’s so much more than that. Linklater is an effortless, genial auteur, and his passions are woven through “Dazed and Confused,” “School of Rock” and the “Before Sunrise” trilogy. Here, his mellow groove becomes an everyday rhythm.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    It shows that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. And how, in case we forget, every age can predict the next.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The new Star Trek is more than a coat of paint on a space-age wagon train. It's an exciting, stellar-yet-earthy blast that successfully blends the hip and the classic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Chimpanzee lets everyone feel like a mini-Jane Goodall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This amazingly beautiful, and amazingly frightening, documentary captures the immediacy of what climate change is doing to the Arctic landscape.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Gyllenhaal is charming and makes unexpected choices in her performance, but this is Bridges' show, and he's as Best Actor-worthy as he's ever been.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The story Stiller tells manages to float in a most peculiar, satisfying way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The focus in James Ponsoldt’s affecting, intelligent drama is a pair of teenagers, and in them is so much complexity and heart that this casually paced gem feels rich in scope. They’re two of the most carefully created figures on screen this year, and yet their normalness takes us by surprise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary, captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Small victories that turn into defeats, long walks to gain little ground, little wounds that get deeper every day - growing old is a war, and movies rarely go there. Michael Haneke's amazing, dignified Amour is the exception.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    An extraordinary, must-see examination of what humans do to killer whales so that these amazing creatures can become one more entertainment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Among an excellent cast, Douglas truly is the nexus; he and Stone make this sequel pay off big-time.

Top Trailers