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

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Time Out of Mind
Lowest review score: 0 Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Score distribution:
1348 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Despite some tough-to-take moments, this challenging, smart movie is worth the trip.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Grace, especially, gives a turn that could be a twerpy cousin to Tom Cruise's character in "Magnolia"; Fischer's dead-eyed responses to this Mensa-member/player who think he's book jacket-hot are priceless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    No one conveys late-life elegy and cool intellectual cunning like Langella.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A racial melodrama that, until it stumbles into obvious and maudlin territory, is a thoughtful work thanks to Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie and especially Kevin Costner.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    360
    The reason director Fernando Meirelles' intimate drama 360 succeeds where other adaptations of Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 sexual circle-back play "La Ronde" haven't is, ironically, because it puts less emphasis on body heat and more on intellectual coolness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Director Craig Zobel's indie, based on real cases, has a sharp psychological point and a can't-look-away quality even as it turns horrifically dark.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Wahlberg and Johnson are the saving graces of an in-your-face movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Yoichi Sai's movie may be a bit tough for young viewers, but it is gentle and illuminating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    While McNairy and Mendelsohn are solid but almost too showy, Liotta, Jenkins, Sam Shepard and a chewy supporting cast beautifully fill in the blanks. Killing Them Softly adds each of its characters to a punchy, prosaic tale that believes in America, one way or another.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Overlong but ambitious, Woo proves he's as good at tactical maneuvers as he is at close-quarters combat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Rio
    The main reason this gorgeous-looking, sweet-hearted but so-so movie remains grounded is a herky-jerky, cobbled-together story that squawks when it should sing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer Sarah Koskoff's nuanced script and director Todd Louiso's ("Love, Liza") delicate tone follow indie terrain, but go the right way.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It also has another watchable turn from Ice Cube, and, as with his previous films, the rap artist-actor leads by example.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This quirky indie has an off-kilter, shaggy appeal and a filling story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Based on a true story, the movie's best scenes involve its heroine breaking down barriers by force of will as much as by legal wrangling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    There’s great repartee between its cast of this “based on a true [but forgotten] story” of World War II. Yet the film overall isn’t colorful enough.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This eerily unsettling indie takes a few pleasantly unexpected turns before winding up in a traditional place. But if you think it isn’t worth the time, you have another think coming.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Jason Schwartzman does the full Bill Murray in 7 Chinese Brothers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A streak of "Cinema Paradiso" runs through this Italian dramedy - and while it lacks that film's overflowing emotion, it's filled with its own artfulness and warmth.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This all feels like an homage to Gilliam’s “Brazil,” though Zero Theorem also has shadows of “12 Monkeys” and other films in the onetime Monty Python animator’s cinematic carnival.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Though it’s more testimonial exhibit than movie, “Unjust” remains a crucial document.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Mostly, though, there’s hopefulness here, and determination to win a fight worth fighting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Some segments are too long, but Famous Nathan contains a unique flavor that history-loving New Yorkers should relish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A look into one of the most invisible, and crucial, of cinematic disciplines. Using the seminal casting director Marion Dougherty as a subject, the film walks us through the intricacies of casting, with insight from Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and others.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Sometimes a bit of befuddlement is exactly what you need. That's the driving idea behind writer-director Steven Peros' off-kilter, off-the-beaten path comedy, which owes a lot to 1980s indie cinema.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    This crisp, involving South African drama comes at you in waves, changing course and tone expertly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The fights are strong (though the 49-year-old director’s are slo-mo), and the surface is calm. Say “Whoa!” if you like, but it’s cool.

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