For 1,301 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 Heaven Knows What
Lowest review score: 0 I'm Still Here
Score distribution:
1,301 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Amid all the hokey hill stuff, Lawrence's hard eyes and manner draw us in.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Can’t-look-away stuff, though it’s tough to believe your eyes and ears.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The result is a film almost too reliant on its players to push it through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Trippy in the right way, and wholly enchanting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Winds up feeling like a form of emotional tourism. The images recall Terrence Malick, but the film fills "atmosphere" into dry narrative holes where a story should reside.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Like a more personal, less pretentious version of Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel," this spiraling dissection of circumstance, choice and fate is more about thoroughness of vision than tricky storytelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Director Samuel Maoz's gripping you-are-there feel does for tanks what "Das Boot" did for submarines, and that chokehold only gets tighter as this taut drama about the 1982 Israeli-Lebanese war goes on.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Even after experiencing the film, what they've gone through - and how they deal with it - deliberately remains a mystery.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Director Lee Chang-dong's soulful, affecting film is as quiet as a tomb and has a disturbing, critical underside that's hard to shake off.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The final result somehow undersells a man whose life and death were watershed moments in the gay rights movement.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The film features plenty of elements that seem familiar from previous cinematic dystopian visions — class warfare, decrepit living, a feeling of terminal velocity — yet you can’t help but admire director Bong Joon-ho’s high-wire act.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Wiseman films it all without comment, letting the rhythm of the place tell the story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The movie’s spell is solid, even if it doesn’t soar to the heights it could.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Intimate and intellectual, the film — with a title taken from J.D. Salinger — focuses on the type of person you pass on the street, see in a coffee shop or sit next to on the subway who makes you wonder what life he’s led. One full of melody and muse, it turns out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Watching Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko make their art, we’re reminded of how much life is inside even the most abstract of pieces.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal utilize the footage Kim and Scott Roberts had taken throughout the disaster, showing how residents suffered, survived and came together to help when official assistance let them down.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A thoughtful drama about guys who have a moment in the big time before returning home to an odd reflected glory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Aiming for lightness but landing with a thud, Frances Ha is a well-meaning blunder. Director Noah Baumbach’s ode to Brooklyn twentysomething life is a flibbertigibbet fable that, like a self-absorbed flirt you meet at a party, grates on the nerves despite being easy on the eyes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    An emotionally devastating drama that isn't for the squeamish.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Has moments of honesty, but more often the barren landscape - both outside and inside - drains the emotions out of the film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's meditative, at times maddening expression of human mystery and barren landscapes is gorgeous to look at, intriguing to think about and, at times, hard to sit through.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A pensive and searching drama that explores how deep into the national psyche these murders in the Katyn forest went.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    No
    The result was remarkable, but the story of it, while true to the moment, needed — ironically — much more dynamism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Upstream Color is weird, but it’s worth the time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This unhurried, novelistic movie is worth looking into.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Sadly suffers from more than a dollop of boredom. Like the ornate dollhouse that plays a part, "Arrietty" is lovely and well-appointed, but filled with only what you bring to it.

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