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 12.6 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 Pompeii
Score distribution:
1348 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The focus in James Ponsoldt’s affecting, intelligent drama is a pair of teenagers, and in them is so much complexity and heart that this casually paced gem feels rich in scope. They’re two of the most carefully created figures on screen this year, and yet their normalness takes us by surprise.
    • 77 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    One of the best movies of the year.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Small victories that turn into defeats, long walks to gain little ground, little wounds that get deeper every day - growing old is a war, and movies rarely go there. Michael Haneke's amazing, dignified Amour is the exception.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    An extraordinary, must-see examination of what humans do to killer whales so that these amazing creatures can become one more entertainment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Among an excellent cast, Douglas truly is the nexus; he and Stone make this sequel pay off big-time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is awe-inspiring.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
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    Boseman is watchful, winning and confident, but never saintly. Yet he keeps Robinson’s moral spine aligned with his skill and self-respect, showing how he needed all of those to succeed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    There’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Crucial viewing for realists and alarmists both.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Argo is movie magic. Ben Affleck's third directorial outing, is an entertaining, real-life, race-the-clock thriller that nabs you at the start and never makes a wrong move.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    There’s never a false moment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    With his rapid-fire delivery and big heart, Rockwell makes Owen his version of “M*A*S*H”’s Hawkeye Pierce, but the film’s layers of well-observed truths go deeper than that.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This heartbreaking and essential look into the lives of those who put so much into educating other people's children ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a whole.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Delpy and Hawke, who’ve invested this trilogy with the fine shadings of life lived, do extraordinary things with small moments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    As tough-spirited as fans would hope for - and exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Twisted, tortured, terrifying - and terrific.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    One of the most extraordinary films you’ll see this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    One of the best indie films of the year, Humpday is a lighter descendant of "sex lies and videotape," yet burrows just as deep into the male psyche and the human capacity for self-deceit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This is crucial work, evidenced by a line on a wall of R.I.P. graffiti that reads simply, "I am next." This film of common folks fighting the seemingly inevitable is just as moving.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This extraordinary hybrid of a movie lives and breathes the game, yet its achievement is bigger than that. There's a touch of old-fashioned romanticism here, but more crucially there's strategy going on inside Bennett Miller's movie that turns it into something cool and special.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The gristle inside this movie is one of the things that save it from being simply a series of challenges.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A memorable, monstrous fable that's consistently gripping.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Entertaining and smart, with a great, career 2.0 performance from Ashton Kutcher.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The finished "Ring" cycle, a combination of "myth, science and legend" made to order as Wagner imagined it, was unique to every viewer's eye. The making of it will be spellbinding to everyone.
    • 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.

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