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

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 0 88 Minutes
Score distribution:
1349 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    A work of words as lovely as “The Prophet” deserves a better artistic interpretation than this animated venture, which consists mostly of pedestrian, ’70s-quality visuals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    One of the best movies of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This terrific, full-meal chronicle of the men and their mouths lets us hear from them not only during debates, but also in subsequent interviews, memoirs and articles.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    After a while, Vacation starts to reek like a car when the kids have their shoes off. Really, though, that stench is a studio digging through its old titles, trying to find something fresh to remake.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If you’re searching for smart, soulful teen entertainment, you can start looking inside Paper Towns.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Joe Neumaier
    Every joke is lame, every special effect unspecial.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    When boxing cliches work, they can deliver a knockout. When they don’t, as in Southpaw, we get just punch-drunk.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s film underserves its cast of up-and-comers (Thomas Mann, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan), allows the usually solid actor Michael Angarano to go astray with a scenery-chewing role and buries Crudup in fretting and sanctity. Worse, the experiment’s inherent drama is exacted with a tin ear and a cheesy style.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Some segments are too long, but Famous Nathan contains a unique flavor that history-loving New Yorkers should relish.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Stories about mythic figures at the end of their days are compelling — but they still need some zing. That’s what Mr. Holmes is missing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    Irrational Man plays, like so much of Woody Allen’s work over the past 20 years, like a bad Woody Allen parody.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Because of his easygoing comedy persona, Rudd is a perfect choice — and another example of Marvel’s savvy casting. He never takes anything too seriously, but he seems invested in the emotional side of the story.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    Laughable/Bad
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    The brooding and emotional prickliness gets overwhelming. Kidman tries her best to flesh out her character, but writer-director Kim Farrant gives this still-undervalued actress little to do.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    “Holiday” is more palatable than similar, American-bred films like “The Family Stone” or This is Where I Leave You. Still, once Connolly’s sad-eyed, hippie-ish cancer sufferer is gone, there’s little reason to keep going.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    It may not be one of his finest roles or one of his more memorable films. But in its own way, Boulevard may be one that says the most about him.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    Director Benni Diez tries for schlock shocks in this giant-bug flick. Sadly, what’s left out here is the fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    There’s politics involved, along with personal stories, extraordinary tense standoffs and down-and-dirty drug business.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    One achievement of James Cameron’s “Terminator” is that it overcame its low-rent, B-movie trappings. The great sin of “Genisys” is that it costs millions and yet isn’t worth a dime.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    There are laughs in Magic Mike XXL.... But the real eye-openers are the moments of sex-positive, woman-positive and emotion-positive contemplation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    Corey Stoll is the only reason to sit through this muddled Jersey-set drama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    There are parts of “Escape From New York,” “Air Force One,” “Cliffhanger” and countless Luc Besson movies strewn about. Big Game doesn’t stomp on their memory, but like an overenthusiastic fan, it does smother them with amateurish zeal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    Director Andrea Di Stefano’s filmmaking debut has a spotty sense of urgency, but we get to know neither Nick nor Escobar, so both the innocence and the fiery threat lack impact.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Neumaier
    Max
    Dullness, as well as hoary preachiness, neuters the family-and-their-war-dog drama Max.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Rory Culkin’s turn in the deeply felt and haunting Gabriel is so powerful you can’t look away.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Saldana has a harder lift, as Maggie is striving for something better yet has to often be reactive. In scenes with the adorable Wolodarsky and Aufderheide, she listens and acts intently. But there are too many times when she’s forced to just look worried. Still, Saldana, like so many things in Forbes’ likable but tricky film, does her best in a tough situation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Most of the young men interviewed by Berg will be seen, and heard, by many audiences for the first time. Their voices are hard to forget.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Inside Out is the year’s best film so far. After you see it, you’ll say that’s a no-brainer.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Neumaier
    High art swings sort of low in this watchable but thematically repetitive drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The charming, soulful Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a movie that loves movies — which is great, because you’ll love this one.

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