For 1,282 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:
1,282 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The most gripping based-on-fact film so far this year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    A thrill ride with a brain.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    McQueen has made a film comparable to “Schindler’s List” — art that may be hard to watch, but which is an essential look at man’s inhumanity to man. It is wrenching, but 12 Years a Slave earns its tears in a way few films ever do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    There’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The story Stiller tells manages to float in a most peculiar, satisfying way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The irony is that Ebert famously lost his actual voice. Yet as the extraordinary documentary Life Itself shows, that couldn’t quiet one of America’s most beloved critics and cultural commentators.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is awe-inspiring.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This bold movie may sound like a stunt, but it’s so much more than that. Linklater is an effortless, genial auteur, and his passions are woven through “Dazed and Confused,” “School of Rock” and the “Before Sunrise” trilogy. Here, his mellow groove becomes an everyday rhythm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Fincher is a fearless filmmaker who understands his audience’s intelligence (not to mention their cinematic blood lust). By the end of Gone Girl, we feel like we’ve lived through about four movies, not just one. Good luck letting go of any of them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    When you get through it, though, you can’t help but feel uplifted by this tough-skinned movie that can stand with the best muscular wartime dramas in the American movie canon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The battle it documents is both a cornerstone of the past and a reflection of ongoing struggles. DuVernay infuses Selma with that dichotomy, never forgetting how Selma, the place, was a pledge to march ahead.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Chandor (“All is Lost”) has made a movie that quietly but ferociously immerses us in a time and place, with atmosphere done in minimal yet evocative strokes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Noah Baumbach’s sensational satirical drama While We’re Young is, finally, a movie for grownups to run out and see.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Strap in, load up and hang on because Mad Max: Fury Road is a freaky, ballsy, phenomenal ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    There’s never a false moment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The result is the first comic-book movie in a while that actually feels like a classic comic book: fast, furious and flip. Forget about superheroes with love problems and tortured souls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Entertaining, inventive and old-fashioned in the best way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Entertaining, smart and snappy, this terrific doc, a Sundance favorite, digs into the country's use of steroids and how it affects sports, pop culture and the self-image of young men.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Rotates around a rusty little robotic hero who's built, as the movie is, with such emotion, brains and humor that whole universes exist in his whirring tones and binocular eyes.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    History has made his midair stroll meaningful, but the film shows how even then, everyone - from Petit to his accomplices to the cops who were waiting for him atop the North Tower - recognized the stunt's crazy poetry.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    What he does do finally in this funny, refreshing movie is assert how unrestrained religiosity could guarantee the "end days" many of his subjects admit to looking forward to.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A fast-moving, rock 'em-sock 'em movie that continues the man-vs.-machines series begun 25 years ago.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    W.
    A measured and thoughtful meditation on a leader who, this terrific movie believes, inadvertently made the world as roiling as his soul.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As a whole, Sam Mendes' film of Revolutionary Road comes close but falls short of capturing Richard Yates' terrific novel.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Benjamin never questions his fate and ­never actually gets to enjoy being a kid. At least there's a thoughtful middle part, where the enigmatic Blanchett comes alive and Benjamin seems haunted by life -- someone we recognize, and not just a vessel tossed about by time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This is a role that the Julia Roberts of 1999 couldn't have played, and that's fine. The one we have here is much better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A memorable, monstrous fable that's consistently gripping.

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