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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 56 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Underworld: Awakening
Score distribution:
1348 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Neumaier
    Freeman is so in-tune with the former South African president's persona you can't take your eyes off him.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Director Megumi Sasaki's film feels like a cozy visit with neighbors whose insights are priceless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The first film in a while to have a decent heart while quickening your pulse.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Joe
    Joe and director David Gordon Green find a middle ground between the old, vulnerable Cage and the one that seemed to eat that other guy. Good to have him back.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Important and gripping.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    The dissection and discussion, though well-intentioned, winds up lifeless.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Overlong but ambitious, Woo proves he's as good at tactical maneuvers as he is at close-quarters combat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Though Rust and Bone aims for a blasé attitude toward disabled drama - in a far more artificial way than another French film, "The Intouchables," did earlier this year - it's underwritten characters and hoary approach plunk it into mediocrity. As wheelchair-bound Stephanie practices her whale-training motions to Katy Perry's "Firework," it's eye-rollingly obvious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This is a terrific time capsule with a resonant message.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Though it teeters at times on the edge between potboiler and melodrama, Arbitrage benefits from a notable lack of sympathy for Gere's Gordon Gekko-like Miller. Rather than seeming pat, Jarecki's straightforward cynicism is pointed and purposeful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Part of the problem with "P&F" is that Tiana and Naveen's connection feels superficial.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    The father is the only one who can leave the house to go to his factory job, and that seems like a paradise for viewers trapped watching this clinically shot claptrap.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The special effects here are wiry martial artists grunting their way through fight after fight. It's exhausting but exhilarating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A smart, ardent, profound movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The action-comedy Zombieland works because it's played with an emphasis on the living, not the undead.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This isn't a therapy session on film; it's a visually stark, lively, organically engrossing movie with a very real handle on the mental processes, and interpersonal demands, that come with issues of life and death.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Wong’s visual grandeur is, as ever, all-encompassing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Neumaier
    Amusing as it is, it never feels real.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Velvety storytelling still feels more thawed-out than heated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Fearless nonfiction filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer") details a history of horrific abuse by Catholic clergy in this tough-to-watch documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A wild and unexpected film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Belafonte still finds ways to address injustice - and now we have over 50 years of his example to follow and his music to enjoy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Lengthy clips of leaders including Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael bring us back to emotional moments in this country's history.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Faour and Muallen give solid performances, but there are a few too many by-the-numbers moments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Haroun is achingly conscious of day-to-day decisions that seem small when they're made but can suddenly loom large.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Pieced together, these behind-the-scenes moments are a thrill for history buffs. From the moon landing to the resignations, this is raw Nixon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Not all of the twists work, but most are self-knowing enough to keep you guessing until its (literally) groundbreaking conclusion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Watching politics and the people in it can be disheartening and depressing. Here’s an antidote: This energizing, uplifting, sharp documentary from director Kevin Gordon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    As a virtual tour of what Earth Day is about, kids ought to be entranced. If it helps them get greener, even better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    What this rich film does go into — in a lengthy tangent that’s less punchy but important — is the impropriety Jobs trafficked in when he allowed himself and high-ranking Apple-ers to be granted backdated stock options. They got wealthy as their product was being made, amid some scandal, for a pittance in China.

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