For 1,301 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 Battleship
Score distribution:
1,301 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Though diligently paced and sharp to look at, the mysteries inside Mother are, finally, bloodless.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Though it takes time to find its courage and heart, Gigante, like its oversized hero, merely has a slow, shy way of doing things.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    "Parnassus," while not unwatchable, is also an elephantine mess.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Sadly, this gorgeous-looking adult movie plays out the same theme over and over, never going anywhere surprising. At least we have Binoche to guide us to hell and back.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Insidious doesn't feature the lazy, home-video-style terror of "Paranormal Activity," thankfully. But it's also pretty normal activity for a ghost story.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    A dramatic tale of survival and horrific memories struggles against distracting melodrama in Sarah's Key, and unfortunately, melodrama wins.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    This is the kind of movie that, in order to puff itself up, quotes Meyer Lansky, Napoleon and Native American sayings. But according to Hoyle — as poker players would say — the film really just does boilerplate Hollywood drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Director Jeff Preiss soaks his movie in a brownish retro atmosphere, which helps smooth over the many dull spots, but only briefly. Though his cast is strong even when the movie lags, they often feel like soloists doing their own thing next to each other — always melodic but never truly meshing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Haunting ideas and efficient storytelling, but director-cowriter Alex Rivera needed to fine-tune a bit more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Director Danis Tanovic never undersells the anger and tension in the family, yet while the emotional underpinnings feel raw, much of "Cirkus" also winds up spinning 'round to obvious, if uncomfortable, places.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Janssen's affectionate, almost-1970s-style view of innocents-at-large may not be polished, but earns points for being from the heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Digs up familiar ground without adding any fresh dirt.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    If "Ice" never really solidifies, it's nonetheless the work of a filmmaker whose seriousness is worth watching out for.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Director Peter Webber (“Girl With a Pearl Earring”) fills the film with conciliatory emotion and jarring vistas of post-atomic landscapes. Unfortunately, Emperor needs more good ol’-fashioned swagger.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Now Bell can break out of the genre. She's served her time.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    This is just one nutso, painfully unfunny family flick.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    This old-fashioned sword-and-sandal drama has all the bread and circuses we've come to know from the movies. It flirts with interesting story choices, but ultimately, all roads lead to boredom.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    The Canyons has more in common with Schrader’s opulent immoral tableaux “The Comfort of Strangers,” “Auto Focus” and “The Walker” than with his other work (including the script for “Taxi Driver”). It’s weaker than those, though, and less biting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Marshall shows off the breathtaking landscape, but with interiors, he populates the ale houses and encampments with cliches - like dueling female warriors, one a mute and the other a white-haired vixen.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Though much of the film's power is tamped down by the passive storytelling style, Dillane's performance as the adult Jakob is compelling, and Ayelet Zurer is beguiling as Jakob's late-in-life soul mate.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Hopped up like a Bugs Bunny cartoon on mescaline and as chatty and uppity as a 5-year-old, Burn After Reading could be seen as the Coen brothers' need to let loose after the tightly wound "No Country for Old Men."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Smith ("American Movie") sees the poetry in everyday people, and lets his rambling story find its own rhythm.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Writer-director Will Slocombe presents a familiar buffet, but there’s good stuff to pick over.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    not a good comedy. But there's no airbrushing out the funny surrounding its star.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Some parents are mellow, and others have instilled emotional problems in their children. This less-than-illuminating work resembles the spelling-bee doc “Spellbound,” only with a promise of high-end endorsements and far more pampering.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    The dissection and discussion, though well-intentioned, winds up lifeless.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Gugino is having a ball, but every scene feels like an oh-so-arch one-act.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    This stately chiller owes a lot to 1960s British flicks like "The Innocents" and "The Haunting," but unfortunately heads towards cliches with every step.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    This rambling, unfocused, shuffling documentary paints the famous standup in broad strokes, only occasionally providing worthy examples of how Winters inspired generations.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    It put-puts along like a moped in busy traffic, content to amble around but not go anywhere.

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