For 1,253 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:
1,253 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Here, the actor (Di Niro) dials it down and wins us over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A frisky, feisty heist flick with brains and charisma, the movie may make a few errors, but they’re forgotten in the blink of an eye thanks to all the twists, turns and close shaves.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    To eavesdrop on Bernardo Bertolucci, Stephen Frears, Ken Loach and John Sayles, as they talk politics; David Lynch and Todd Haynes, discussing inspiration; and Catherine Breillat, Agnès Varda, Richard Linklater and Liliana Cavani as they riff on controversy and aspiration, even for a little while, is a real treat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The way she (Blanchette) anchors this superb dramedy is a thing of beauty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As in "Purple Rose," the film works best when tweaking the disparate worlds thrown together, though "Midnight" is frothier, and so Wilson shines.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Young Adult may at times be stuck between emotional gears, but that's by design. Like its heroine, the movie refuses to pick up after itself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Benjamin never questions his fate and ­never actually gets to enjoy being a kid. At least there's a thoughtful middle part, where the enigmatic Blanchett comes alive and Benjamin seems haunted by life -- someone we recognize, and not just a vessel tossed about by time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Here, in his best performance since "Spider," Fiennes plays the snarling, entitled general Caius Martius Coriolanus, whose bloody brow and bald head are stained with what's left of his soldiers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Has a mature tapestry of characters, a welcome sense of humor and, most crucially, a lovely Juliette Binoche.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As the cracklingly cool The East shows, they’re the real deal. It’s not easy to make a thriller where brains and guts are so clearly in cahoots.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The actors click into high gear, and Premium Rush delivers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Gibney puts mystery back into a story we thought we knew.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The late King of Pop delivers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Arnold generally steers clear of cinematic melodrama, and Jarvis infuses the entire film with the sort of kinetic spirit that heralds a new talent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Intoxicating, and at times maddening, to watch.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The slick but moving Saving Mr. Banks transcends its corporate pedigree to become a great Disney movie about making a Disney movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The movie respects a viewer’s intelligence, which should also serve as a warning; don’t be lulled into a stupor. Keeping sharp will allow all the fun and menace in this terrific thriller to seep into your head.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    More than just a one-name star of pop culture’s alternative history, Divine’s story — terrorized by bullies, embraced by the outré, where he finds a home — stands for “all the outsiders,” as Waters says (between hilarious anecdotes).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Warm memories of one school under a groove and a moving ending that no screenwriter could improve upon.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Filled with striking images and the ghosts of lives lived in hardship and war, Incendies is tough but impactful.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This superb, cerebral film about unchecked belief is a fictionalized and cutting drama hinging on the origins of Scientology. Scratch around a bit, though, and its wider indictments become clear.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    W.
    A measured and thoughtful meditation on a leader who, this terrific movie believes, inadvertently made the world as roiling as his soul.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Murray is always a delight, but his films with kids (“Meatballs,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) give his unencumbered playfulness even more room to roam.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Ferguson doesn't aim to entertain; he wants answers, and talks to many of the enabling weasels.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The man-versus-the-natural world story is in Weir's wheelhouse, and Harris and Farrell get into a scene-stealing duel. Worth the trek.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Kung Fu Panda 2 plunks down squarely in the spot marked for "chop-socky action with heart."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    What the movie captures overall looks like a scene from a sci-fi, postapocalyptic nightmare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Fast-moving, exciting and contains more twists than a tunnel under Checkpoint Charlie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The cast is strong, and Damon is a dependable center for all this, a classic American good guy wanting to know what's rotten and why.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Neumaier
    Norton, too, keeps us guessing, though his pseudo-tough-guy line readings (and cornrowed hair) are initially distracting. But his scenes with De Niro -- who fills every twitch or glance with Jack's long-buried guilt -- are the guts of the movie.

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