For 1,269 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 No One Lives
Score distribution:
1,269 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The modern stuff is undeniably fawning. But given the eye-popping visuals, you understand the enthusiasm. Especially if you left your heart, and thousands of dollars in quarters, in an arcade.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Oddly engrossing, off-kilter drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Talk about style over substance: The sheer volume of musical, comic-strip and video-game influences, riffs and licks in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" can get exhausting, but they also are what lift this romantic coming-of-age tale from this world to someplace totally ... else.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The movie grips us partly because Bakri’s performance is alternately casual and calculated.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Jodorowsky turns his own youth into an odd, hypnotic mishmash.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It's a shame neither actress can truly "go for the jugular," as Alan says at one point. This is a work that would allow for it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Often it’s the fighters themselves who best sum up the appeal of “the sweet science.”
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Cahill, who did the equally heady, intriguing drama “Another Earth” (2011), keeps the tone consistent. He makes certain his cast walks a savvy tightrope, keeping things taut.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Peepli Live may not consistently hit the mark, but it's savvy and humane, which goes a long way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Scott Thomas breathes more emotion into Juliette's affectless, haunted demeanor than most actors do with pages of dialogue.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Intimate and intellectual, the film — with a title taken from J.D. Salinger — focuses on the type of person you pass on the street, see in a coffee shop or sit next to on the subway who makes you wonder what life he’s led. One full of melody and muse, it turns out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Once it's high-concept plot kicks in, Gervais' hilariously self-deprecating persona is really all that keeps it grounded.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Either the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are getting better, or I've accidentally buried my brain for the winter. The third entry in the franchise - Chip-Wrecked - is, dare I say, the charm.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Branagh, working from a script by Chris Weitz, gives the film emotional heft. James’ performance — never saccharine, often staunchly independent — makes the story’s more regressive elements float away.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Affectionate but also winking (the "Star Wars"-riff title gives away its lack of objectivity), with a good history of how far fandom has come, "A Fan's Hope" is really for those who've turned to the far side, but is ready to turn on a tractor beam for everyone else.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If you're able to think of characters as just air bubbles to get past, then dive in, the excitement's fine.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Director Justin Chadwick ("The Other Boleyn Girl") shows admirable restraint bringing this true story to the screen, and Litando does much with glimmers of emotion and wells of dignity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Families who have already raced to “Monsters University” and “Despicable Me 2” will find Turbo an acceptable third-place finisher. A sort-of escargot-meets-“Cars” adventure, it has some sharp vocal turns and remains fun even when its inventiveness runs out of gas.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The Lifeguard is one of those deceptive movies that, to its credit, winds up being about more than just an easy-to-describe tagline. In this case, that line would be: “Woman goes back to hometown, sleeps with high school boy.”
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    What's cool and always kicky is seeing a country's irreverent movie trash being treated with such, well, reverence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Quiet moments after big decisions are where the power lies in this absorbing French drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    At least Leonardo DiCaprio, grounded and sure, has commitment to spare. His portrayal of Hoover is undeniably terrific.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    An extraordinary morsel of a movie, and yes, you'll want sushi afterward. But it won't taste like Jiro's.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Important and gripping.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Nothing terribly special here, but perfectly played and a spiritual cousin to such early ’90s indies as “Naked in New York” and “Ed’s Next Move.”
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The result is a film almost too reliant on its players to push it through.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The Double belongs to a very specific club. If you’re on its wavelength, it’s a dive into quirky, murky fun. But even if you are, this oddball offering is vague and slippery, a calmer brother to “Brazil” or Orson Welles’ Kafka tale “The Trial.”
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The film features plenty of elements that seem familiar from previous cinematic dystopian visions — class warfare, decrepit living, a feeling of terminal velocity — yet you can’t help but admire director Bong Joon-ho’s high-wire act.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Watching Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko make their art, we’re reminded of how much life is inside even the most abstract of pieces.

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