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

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Chasing Ice
Lowest review score: 0 The Loft
Score distribution:
1348 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The deliberate pace Mungiu employs in this incredible work is so engrossing and quietly heartbreaking that its philosophical ending may come as a shock.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Murphy also reveals one more gem when she interviews the New York couple who gave their friend Nell Harper Lee a financial gift in the '50s that allowed her to quit her job and finish the book, an act of generosity that is also one more kindness surrounding this most humane of artworks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A smart, ardent, profound movie.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    To sing the praises of the movie but not give away the revelations is difficult. Let’s just say this: The less you know about what happens in this funny, tasty twisteroo, the better.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This engrossing documentary winds up being about nothing less than making one of Shakespeare’s greatest works come alive through hard work — and the spark that happens within an acting company.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Even those who never joined the cult of A Tribe Called Quest will find this clear-eyed chronicle of their career irresistible.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    We are left, after all the propulsive action, with great turns by Theron and Rapace, and a tightly wound turn by Fassbender, whose eerie, poetically impish mechanical man might have burst from Bradbury's conscience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Though a notch below "Royale," Skyfall follows that reboot's lead, making a now 50-year-old icon as cool as when he began.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    If only this were a media-fueled tall tale and not one poor creature's lifelong nightmare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    When Marilyn Monroe appears, things stop. She is, as portrayed by Michelle Williams, a strange and beautiful alien: Unpredictable, odd, magnetic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Full of smarts, sly insight and New York personality. As a feather in its jaunty hat, the movie also reinvigorates the art of screwball comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A fast and relentless hostage thriller that never stops.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    After a summer of robots, mutants and explosions, the beautifully honest, grownup Love is Strange is a treat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Payne's observational humor and attention to detail yield something emotionally epic. Everything from beachfront jogs to hospital confessions reveals layers of humanity and absurdity.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A fast-moving, rock 'em-sock 'em movie that continues the man-vs.-machines series begun 25 years ago.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The good news is it comes very close, and does it without sacrificing its soul. Despite its sense of been-here-slayed-that, director Francis Lawrence expertly delivers thrills, ideas and spectacle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Affleck keeps the film as fluid as the "Mystic River," and never forgets that Renner is his ace in the hole. The "Hurt Locker" star charges up every scene he's in with feral power, and is rewarded with one of the most exciting sequences seen in any action movie this decade.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Stone relies on his leads to guide us into this hyper-charged inferno, and they fit his juiced-up approach like James Woods and Woody Harrelson did in Stone's equally hopped-up "Salvador" and "Natural Born Killers." He gets us high on what they're selling before it goes south.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Film enthusiasts especially will appreciate this wonky but fascinating documentary about the process of making movies.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Here, the actor (Di Niro) dials it down and wins us over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A frisky, feisty heist flick with brains and charisma, the movie may make a few errors, but they’re forgotten in the blink of an eye thanks to all the twists, turns and close shaves.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    To eavesdrop on Bernardo Bertolucci, Stephen Frears, Ken Loach and John Sayles, as they talk politics; David Lynch and Todd Haynes, discussing inspiration; and Catherine Breillat, Agnès Varda, Richard Linklater and Liliana Cavani as they riff on controversy and aspiration, even for a little while, is a real treat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The way she (Blanchette) anchors this superb dramedy is a thing of beauty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As in "Purple Rose," the film works best when tweaking the disparate worlds thrown together, though "Midnight" is frothier, and so Wilson shines.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Young Adult may at times be stuck between emotional gears, but that's by design. Like its heroine, the movie refuses to pick up after itself.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Here, in his best performance since "Spider," Fiennes plays the snarling, entitled general Caius Martius Coriolanus, whose bloody brow and bald head are stained with what's left of his soldiers.

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