For 1,278 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 Blue Valentine
Lowest review score: 0 The Victim
Score distribution:
1,278 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A delirious, manic, push-the-limits comedy of gaudy amorality that tests the audience’s taste. But it’s a gamble that works, since you leave this adrenaline trip wasted, but invigorated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Belafonte still finds ways to address injustice - and now we have over 50 years of his example to follow and his music to enjoy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Speaking of committed: Duvall, at age 83, nearly steals the show. Always the most inscrutable of the great ’70s actors, Duvall uses his great, unassuming American face to convey pride, confusion, pain and compassion — sometimes all at once.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A kind of historical detective story made up of haunting montages, including a theater performance featuring a heartbroken musician that's absolutely chilling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    By the time Barney gets one final, heartbreaking chance to screw things up, this rich, satisfying film has you hooked.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    For the uninitiated, this fun French documentary detailing the camaraderie and division between filmmakers François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard reveals a time when "the cinema" was something to get excited about and literally fight over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This incredibly moving, touchingly honest and transcendent chronicle of how a handful of people coped after Sept. 11 is not only one of the best distillations of that day, but a monument to humanity lost and gained.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The first film in a while to have a decent heart while quickening your pulse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Every parent in New York should see this movie and then ask why, when solutions exist, our woefully broken school system has yet to be fixed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The stories are horrifying, but essential to hear. Kirby Dick’s important documentary puts a personal face to the staggering numbers.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Together and apart, Hatami and Maadi are magnetic. Hatami, a star in Iranian cinema, lets us see Simin's intelligence and defiant sense of self-worth often with nothing more than a gesture.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As Richard Kuklinski, the Garden State guy who sleepwalks into an infamously deadly life he was born for, Shannon hits a whole other level.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Angelina Jolie is so wickedly enchanting in the magical, magnificent Maleficent, you may not notice how transporting this female-driven blockbuster really is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The layered, tuned-in adaptation by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter avoids calculated sentiment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The American, a movie as coiled as a snake and as still as a sleepy villa, is the rare grownup thriller that knows the link between peace and danger and the tension that comes from both.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A wonderfully entertaining, beautiful Western drama that lets the quirks of the genre gallop freely as it keeps a tight rein throughout.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    World is grounded, offering up a rare case of well-earned hopefulness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This macabre-yet-moving Argentinian drama from director Juan Jose Campanella is nuanced and full of intelligence and emotion; just when you think you have a bead on it, it gently swerves into richer places.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Pure charisma is sometimes the best special effect. That’s what Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg bring to 2 Guns, and after a season full of superhero duds, they deliver a crucial dose of cool.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Krasinki's soft-sell script, lets the movie's ideas get absorbed without grandstanding or pretension. Its issues go down with a smile and common sense, which turns out to be exactly the right formula.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Cooper, Torre and Dane DeHaan, as a soldier smitten with a local girl, stand out among a strong cast. With its big ideas on an intimate scale, this is Sayles' best in a decade.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Intense and, yes, depressing - and earns every minute that it rattles inside your head.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Downey has a winning take on Holmes: He's always on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The strength of Gray’s movie lies in showing the connection between people in a place without rules.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This is the film that fulfills whatever promise Kristen Stewart has shown for more than a decade.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Parents, take note: For all its heart, this is a tougher, more morally complex movie than its predecessors. Young kids carrying their miniversions of Cap’s famous shield may be in for a jolt.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Beginners is filled with crises of identity, but underneath it all is a beautifully humane, sweet and intelligent movie that knows exactly what it is at every moment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This quietly poetic little gem contains many beautiful things, not least of which is leading lady Zoe Kazan, who lets every scene billow and swirl around her effortlessly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A charming indie that combines dreamy aspiration with mucky, hilarious reality.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Ida
    Ida is photographed in gorgeous black-and-white cinematography. A deep focus allows every corner of the simple, serene compositions to be seen clearly. The economy of story and dialogue extends to the running time — at barely 90 minutes, the movie feels full, yet free of excess.

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