For 1,349 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 13.3 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 5 Days of War
Score distribution:
1349 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Zipper captures the erasing of one of New York’s most unique stamps by cartoon businesspeople with dollar signs for eyeballs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    The 12-year-old boys who go to see ParaNorman - and who are the only ones who might enjoy it - should double up on the sugary treats to stay awake during this gorgeous-looking but zombi-fied stop-motion animated creep show. It's as slow as a corpse, and half as interesting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Those who came of age during Knievel’s rise, rise and fall will enjoy the fun moments. But this family-sanctioned film comes up short in terms of objectivity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Melancholy, often muddled documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary, captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The result is a stunningly nervy sequel that vaporizes any worries that Abrams’ terrific 2009 reboot was a fluke.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    If you don’t love monkeys already — and really, we all should — then Monkey Kingdom will swing you in the right direction.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Like its antiheroes, this slacker tragedy has moments of calm and originality that are sadly obliterated by a tendency toward the extreme. Still, in a kind of reverse apocalypse, the movie's toughest stretch is its first two-thirds, a navel-gazing, semi-romantic nothing-a-thon that falls away in time for the movie to emerge from the ashes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Mostly, though, there’s hopefulness here, and determination to win a fight worth fighting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    50/50 pulls no punches in its depiction of living day-to-day with illness. There's pain and fear, no question. But this dramatic comedy is also warm, honest and, most especially, funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This uneven but often charming movie produced by Spielberg gets so many things right, including its practiced naivete. What's missing, however, is a crucial sense of connection to itself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Their devotion to their art is admirable, and the film gets under the skin, if never really in our blood.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Slow West isn’t a grand epic of that genre. It’s more like “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” “Dead Man” or the recent “The Homesman,” using familiar signposts to tell a simple, compelling, terrific story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Rather than go for big ideas, the movie cozies up to small wonders. Instead of an ah-ha moment, we get a sigh of familiarity. Still, in this biopic about Hawking, there’s one explosion that blows your mind: Eddie Redmayne’s performance. Redmayne as Hawking, if the stars align, should be an Oscar lock.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Every parent in New York should see this movie and then ask why, when solutions exist, our woefully broken school system has yet to be fixed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi did a wonderful job adapting “The Borrowers” into “The Secret World of Arriety.” But this slow-moving film, also from a book, tends to plod rather than float.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If one performance could tilt a movie the direction it needs to go, John C. Reilly's expertly left-of-center turn in Terri is it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A twisty Italian thriller that takes some liberties with its now-you-see-'em/now-you-don't plot points, but no matter; the way director Giuseppe Capotondi keeps us guessing is deliciously, maliciously deft.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Winstead and director James Ponsoldt add something gripping and modern to the cinema of recovery, a well-mined genre that can still, it seems, yield thoughtful surprises.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    For better or worse, the blood and bone-crunching remains most prominent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Crucial viewing for realists and alarmists both.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    The film, unfortunately, hasn't the depth Malkovich brings to his performance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The politician who almost pathologically asked the question "How'm I doin'?" clearly never needed a view outside his own. Which is as New York as it gets.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    This contemplative drama draws strength from day-to-day ordinariness and a terrific lead performance from Paul Eenhoorn, yet sadly falls short.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A gripping documentary about how unnecesary real estate development can change the soul of New York, brings us inside the lives it touches.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Donald Sutherland's passionate rendition of a speech from Trumbo's 1971 film "Johnny Got His Gun" (based on his novel) is worth the price of admission.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    There could have been more side trips on the road to self-discovery, but the plentiful lessons and derring-'do make Tangled a lock for playground pastimes. And maybe even some knotty parent-kid chats about finding your part in life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Even with no wood sprites, witches or spells, there’s plenty of magic in this coming-of-age charmer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The laughs are what keep the film together, even when the conceit feels been-there-done-that.

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