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 13.1 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 Dumb and Dumber To
Score distribution:
1348 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Urgent as a heart attack and as timely as the headlines, 99 Homes is one of those films that make other "topical" dramas look tinny. This astute, intense drama boasts sharp performances and belongs in the same company as films like "Margin Call" and "Michael Clayton" -- contemporary stories whose of-the-moment nature only makes their great parts better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    There’s politics involved, along with personal stories, extraordinary tense standoffs and down-and-dirty drug business.
    • 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
    Jodorowsky turns his own youth into an odd, hypnotic mishmash.
    • 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
    • 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
    The good news is it comes very close, and does it without sacrificing its soul. Despite its sense of been-here-slayed-that, director Francis Lawrence expertly delivers thrills, ideas and spectacle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A charming indie that combines dreamy aspiration with mucky, hilarious reality.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Neumaier
    The movie may wear its shagginess on its sleeve, but Stiller knows exactly what he’s doing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A terrific, quirky New York-set character piece.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Howard, whose previous tales of men in professional peril include the topnotch “Apollo 13” as well as “Backdraft” and “Cinderella Man,” works with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle to create a style in the racing scenes that makes the most of every angle. By the time the final lap of Rush starts, we’re up for the ride.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If Hitchcock had done a coming-of-age drama, it might have resembled this haunting, nervous, sad movie about an early twentysomething.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    There's a wonderfully steely spine inside of Tom McCarthy'sWin Win," but it's hard to see at first because it's inside the doughy, everyman person of Paul Giamatti.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    There’s never a false moment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Jack Black adds new depths to his slippery comic persona in Bernie, a movie that may not ultimately add up to much, but which is filled with wonderfully odd details of weird Americana.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This amazingly beautiful, and amazingly frightening, documentary captures the immediacy of what climate change is doing to the Arctic landscape.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The fear, desperation and hope of Time Out of Mind is painfully, hauntingly human.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Full of smarts, sly insight and New York personality. As a feather in its jaunty hat, the movie also reinvigorates the art of screwball comedy.

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