For 1,169 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 72% 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 The Avengers
Lowest review score: 0 Goats
Score distribution:
1,169 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Sturgess is solid and Kingsley predictably sneaky, but the atmosphere -- scurries through the Catholic/Protestant border, tense stand-offs, spontaneous riots -- is what's genuinely gripping.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The movie is filled with fun '50s Americana.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A snapshot of several New York eras that coincide with the Internet's growing pains, We Live in Public focuses on entrepreneur, party-thrower and dot.com bubble participant Josh Harris.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It's about watching two always-fine actors do a lot with very little.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A "Blair Witch"-y creepshow that owes a lot to Japanese horror.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A little more variation in the script, though, might have yielded something truly great.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer-director James Mottern's drama has a lived-in feel, but is notable mainly for Michelle Monaghan's glam-less turn as Diane.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Like a dime-store holiday card, this Christmas Carol is well-crafted but artless, detailed but lacking soul.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Tries to capture that moment -- complete with air guitar-playing deejays -- and unapologetically rides a wave of nostalgia, but ultimately sinks due to a bloated, watery script.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Overlong but ambitious, Woo proves he's as good at tactical maneuvers as he is at close-quarters combat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Haneke's superb cast provide beautifully measured hints at the disconnect between the ribbon's symbolism and the entire town's unspoken atrocities.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The film isn't easy to watch, but its portrait of perseverance and ecological commitment is enlightening.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    There’s visual poetry here and haunted performances from Mezzogiorno and Timi -- who plays two roles, and is especially gripping as Dalser’s grown son.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    That truthfulness, along with the movie's emotional honesty and narrative polish, help tag this NY-grown indie as one to seek out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Watch for a cameo by young animator Tim Burton.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The scope of director Peter Chan's military drama is impressive, though this sometimes-rousing depiction of strategy and loyalty in mid-1800s China pales next to recent, similar historical epics like "Red Cliff" and "Mongol."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The trouble is, too much of director Shawn Levy's '80s-ish lark is filled with noise, when it really needed more quietly silly stuff.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Though there's too much movie-style self-deception, Sheridan is excellent, and his scenes with the consistently engaging, criminally underemployed Campbell Scott are subtle and serene.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The cast is uniformly appealing in out-of-left-field ways, but writer-director Brooks Branch lets the story amble lazily, which -- like Gabriel and almost every character like him you've ever seen -- gets a little tiring.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Eisenberg - seemingly in every other movie nowadays - gives his best performance since 2005's "The Squid and the Whale" in a film that dramatizes a fascinating New York story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Michael Douglas in Solitary Man, has all the tools of the man who plays him at his disposal. At times in this often engaging, occasionally meandering movie, that's enough to score.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Where the film fails, ironically, is in the central love affair. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is undeniably gifted, but his Stravinsky is a blank, stoic presence only comfortable at a piano.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If you're looking for an incisive portrait of self-generated stardom, you won't do better than this.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Amid all the hokey hill stuff, Lawrence's hard eyes and manner draw us in.