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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    More mournful than alarmist, Arthus-Bertrand's film goes beyond global warming to look at life out of balance, through a lens darkly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Culminating in a high-scoring, exciting game, "Gunnin'" scores.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The best twist is how Neeson’s growly presence makes a bumpy ride enjoyable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If you're going to pick the werewolf as your favorite monster, there's a lot to appreciate in the shaggy, imperfect but still fun new version of The Wolf Man.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Dilutes the idea some by giving every four-legged hero a story arc. And there's not enough of the first movie's super-erudite monkeys. Yet the sitcom-style silliness is still there, and it's nice to see that the old "grin or frown as you wave a hand across your face" joke still has cross-generational, and cross-species, appeal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer-director Michael Goldbach fills the story with too many distractions, but Dennings, known for "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," is feline and fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This savvy and sensitive company has unapologetically made a movie for (very) young moviegoers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Can’t-look-away stuff, though it’s tough to believe your eyes and ears.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Gorgeously animated and featuring a tapestry of real-looking wonders, Brave is certainly a thing of beauty. But its emotional layers don't yield the same depth.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Affleck is playing someone split down the middle, but we're stuck seeing only one side of him.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If you succumb to The Better Angels, the effect is like falling into a gorgeous photograph, but that also means the narrative in this arthouse film is oblique and sketchy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    So often not in his element — his turn in “Oz the Great and Powerful” is evidence of that — Franco is in freako mode here, and walks a line between spaced-out caricature and just plain Out There.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This absorbing film isn't an apology or an explanation, but it nonetheless holds plenty of answers - including an amusing dissection of that infamously wiry hair-bear 'fro from the man who wore it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A movie with no clear narrative. It pushes boundaries and feels like one man's fever dream. But all those traits would certainly make Allen Ginsberg happy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    While not every family film can plant a flag here, the happily offbeat Mars Needs Moms turns out to be a charming, subversive, minor addition to the club.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The whole movie is about piecing together broken parts. It may not always come together, but what it makes, if you look at it the right way, is endearing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Think you know all about comedy? This thorough, funny and thoroughly funny chronicle of the Catskills Mountains resorts — that is, the Borscht belt — will still teach you a thing or two.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Luckily, Son of Rambow, a comedy that's part kid-buddy flick, part valentine to filmmaking - and full of heart - has both.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Nonetheless, if you're a Force completist, this is as crucial as a bootleg of 1978's "Star Wars Holiday Special." Which, by the way, was awesome.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This mellow chronicle of Nat Hentoff is like a tour through New York’s past.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Finally, a found-footage thriller that merits, and expands on, this irrationally popular format.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The special effects here are wiry martial artists grunting their way through fight after fight. It's exhausting but exhilarating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    For all its shortcomings, “Gigolo” knows when to turn on the charm.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    As a misanthropic guy in a dead-end job, Matthew Broderick is more engaging than when he has to be perky.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Has two aces going for it: Soderbergh's poking at the maze­like holes in American business and Damon's whirling dervish performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Filled with horrific but colorful anecdotes, director Joe Berlinger’s incisive look at the mobster life of Boston career criminal and FBI informant “Whitey” Bulger is essential viewing for fans of lurid, true underworld tales.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Much like “La Belle Noiseuse,” the 1991 Jacques Rivette film it resembles, this contemplative drama washes over you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    All of the actors' vocal performances are spot-on, including McAvoy's gentle Arthur, Nighy's salty GrandSanta and Ashley Jensen's cute stowaway elf Bryony, a chipper little pixie that would make Rudolph's pal Hermey proud.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The cast hits the right notes. Fraser, switching between affable good sport and heroic goofball, clearly doesn't mind this stuff. He realized early on with "George of the Jungle," "Dudley Do-Right" and the "Mummy" movies that his B-movie build and persona is perfect for live-action cartoons.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The actors make the raucousness feel as easy as the cinematic couples therapy.

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