For 1,209 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 10.5 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:
1,209 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A quiet, oddly serene movie with a curious soul.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    There’s atmosphere here, but nothing else.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    It was a true media circus, and despite Polanski's work before and since, the film shows how it will forever be his first association in the public consciousness. In the U.S., at least.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    While director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale's epic of criminality and all-consuming conviction ultimately falls a bit short - missing, for instance, a villainous face a la Heath Ledger's Joker - their Batman trilogy ends with a suitably thrilling mix of guts and glory.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Fascinating and, when you see Afghan versions of Simon Cowell and Co. reacting to tryouts, a reminder of how fame and the thirst for it is the same in any language.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    An extraordinary morsel of a movie, and yes, you'll want sushi afterward. But it won't taste like Jiro's.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Director Andrew Dosunmu’s film is big-hearted and rich, frequently using slow motion to underscore an artful intimacy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    These three films (adapted from David Peace's novels by different directors), each a singularly gripping work, together form a towering and emotionally complex achievement.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Saulnier accomplishes something rare here. He has an ability to convey depth of feeling and ominousness without tricks or even musical cues.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Calvary is like a philosophical Agatha Christie mystery. That’s certainly not the worst thing to be. But it’s also the film’s undoing, because the reliance on specific genre cliches undermines the movie’s more serious intentions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Smith ("American Movie") sees the poetry in everyday people, and lets his rambling story find its own rhythm.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The movie hits a beautiful, celebratory note.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The strength of Gray’s movie lies in showing the connection between people in a place without rules.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A sweet testament to the power of intelligence to win over adversity - even in a Brooklyn middle school where the majority of students live below the poverty level.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Adventureland has the structure of a Tilt-a-Whirl ride: It goes where you expect, and may fill you with dread.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Even those who never joined the cult of A Tribe Called Quest will find this clear-eyed chronicle of their career irresistible.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    His story, like the current release "A Separation," shows a glimpse inside Iran of everyday reversals of fortune, and how easy it is to get caught in the crosshairs of bureaucracy, bad judgment and bad luck.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Australian director Cate Shortland’s straightforward approach to the blinders worn by Hitler Youth creates a disconcerting and eerie film, made even more memorable since it’s seen through the prism of childhood’s end.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Without excessive emotion or drama, director Javier Fuentes-León's film - and Mercado's performance - gently captures the power of emotions whose silent rattle is even stronger than reality.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A romantic comedy that feels like real life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    What's cool and always kicky is seeing a country's irreverent movie trash being treated with such, well, reverence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Laughter may be the best medicine, but in Obvious Child, it’s also a helluva cure for dealing with a serious topic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The result is cool and semi-comical, but also serious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer-director Julia Loktev sustains the tension for long, Antonioni-esque passages that portend something momentous. The film delivers in unexpected ways, and then ponders what it means.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Jodorowsky turns his own youth into an odd, hypnotic mishmash.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Kidman is able to draw you in even as the movie's solemn, morbid obviousness wears you out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Mud
    Stripped of his former pretty-boy image, the Texas-born actor is snarly and gnarled, and understands what Nichols is aiming for. That’s crucial, as Mud needs something to stick to.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A charming indie that combines dreamy aspiration with mucky, hilarious reality.

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