For 1,348 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 11.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 The Spectacular Now
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
1348 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Rio
    The main reason this gorgeous-looking, sweet-hearted but so-so movie remains grounded is a herky-jerky, cobbled-together story that squawks when it should sing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer Sarah Koskoff's nuanced script and director Todd Louiso's ("Love, Liza") delicate tone follow indie terrain, but go the right way.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    As a virtual tour of what Earth Day is about, kids ought to be entranced. If it helps them get greener, even better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It also has another watchable turn from Ice Cube, and, as with his previous films, the rap artist-actor leads by example.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This quirky indie has an off-kilter, shaggy appeal and a filling story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Based on a true story, the movie's best scenes involve its heroine breaking down barriers by force of will as much as by legal wrangling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    There’s great repartee between its cast of this “based on a true [but forgotten] story” of World War II. Yet the film overall isn’t colorful enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Because of his easygoing comedy persona, Rudd is a perfect choice — and another example of Marvel’s savvy casting. He never takes anything too seriously, but he seems invested in the emotional side of the story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This eerily unsettling indie takes a few pleasantly unexpected turns before winding up in a traditional place. But if you think it isn’t worth the time, you have another think coming.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Jason Schwartzman does the full Bill Murray in 7 Chinese Brothers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A streak of "Cinema Paradiso" runs through this Italian dramedy - and while it lacks that film's overflowing emotion, it's filled with its own artfulness and warmth.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This all feels like an homage to Gilliam’s “Brazil,” though Zero Theorem also has shadows of “12 Monkeys” and other films in the onetime Monty Python animator’s cinematic carnival.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Though it’s more testimonial exhibit than movie, “Unjust” remains a crucial document.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Mostly, though, there’s hopefulness here, and determination to win a fight worth fighting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Some segments are too long, but Famous Nathan contains a unique flavor that history-loving New Yorkers should relish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A look into one of the most invisible, and crucial, of cinematic disciplines. Using the seminal casting director Marion Dougherty as a subject, the film walks us through the intricacies of casting, with insight from Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and others.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Sometimes a bit of befuddlement is exactly what you need. That's the driving idea behind writer-director Steven Peros' off-kilter, off-the-beaten path comedy, which owes a lot to 1980s indie cinema.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This crisp, involving South African drama comes at you in waves, changing course and tone expertly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The fights are strong (though the 49-year-old director’s are slo-mo), and the surface is calm. Say “Whoa!” if you like, but it’s cool.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Rather than go for big ideas, the movie cozies up to small wonders. Instead of an ah-ha moment, we get a sigh of familiarity. Still, in this biopic about Hawking, there’s one explosion that blows your mind: Eddie Redmayne’s performance. Redmayne as Hawking, if the stars align, should be an Oscar lock.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Here's a rough-and-tumble British drama that, despite a strong spine, ought to be more like its title character: quiet and deadly -- and less showy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Haroun is achingly conscious of day-to-day decisions that seem small when they're made but can suddenly loom large.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This domestic drama from the producers of "Once" could be about the pair from that gentle romance - a decade later.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The problem with Russell Crowe's new take on the legend is that it has one muddy boot in history and the other in fantasy. The middling result is far from a bull's-eye.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It’s rare when a psychological drama gets us into a character’s head without tricks or a voiceover. This drama from Alex Ross Perry burrows so deep that it’s scary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Interviews with survivors fill us in on the personalities of the lost, but the background of K2, with archival footage from 1954, is equally gripping.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    And always there’s Wojtowicz himself, who died in 2006. His patter and persona must be seen to be believed. This guy was a piece of work, and so is The Dog.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    While the film becomes slightly redundant, the anger and strife its characters cannot overcome is awful, poetic and, frankly, astonishing.

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