For 1,187 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride
Lowest review score: 0 Battleship
Score distribution:
1,187 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    For the first time since "The Nutty Professor," Eddie Murphy successfully mixes his adult and kid-film personas -- imagine that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Fascinating and, when you see Afghan versions of Simon Cowell and Co. reacting to tryouts, a reminder of how fame and the thirst for it is the same in any language.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Challenging and thoughtful, but is also, like its characters, a prisoner of its own anger.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    What's cool and always kicky is seeing a country's irreverent movie trash being treated with such, well, reverence.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Even with all the inconvenient truths exposed, Stone's film is still, sadly, inescapably crucial.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Sturgess is solid and Kingsley predictably sneaky, but the atmosphere -- scurries through the Catholic/Protestant border, tense stand-offs, spontaneous riots -- is what's genuinely gripping.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Something of a traffic jam--even with his usual restraint, Lee couldn't recount a key moment of the '60s without a blurry parade of personalities--and also lullingly dull.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A snapshot of several New York eras that coincide with the Internet's growing pains, We Live in Public focuses on entrepreneur, party-thrower and dot.com bubble participant Josh Harris.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Whether the young ensemble attains it remains to be seen. The standouts, though, are Naughton, Pennie and Perez De Tagle.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It's about watching two always-fine actors do a lot with very little.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer-director James Mottern's drama has a lived-in feel, but is notable mainly for Michelle Monaghan's glam-less turn as Diane.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Like a dime-store holiday card, this Christmas Carol is well-crafted but artless, detailed but lacking soul.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    As a misanthropic guy in a dead-end job, Matthew Broderick is more engaging than when he has to be perky.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Watch for a cameo by young animator Tim Burton.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Affleck is playing someone split down the middle, but we're stuck seeing only one side of him.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    If you're looking for an incisive portrait of self-generated stardom, you won't do better than this.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The problem with Russell Crowe's new take on the legend is that it has one muddy boot in history and the other in fantasy. The middling result is far from a bull's-eye.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The trouble is, too much of director Shawn Levy's '80s-ish lark is filled with noise, when it really needed more quietly silly stuff.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Writer-director Kari Skogland adapts a beloved Canadian novel gracefully and with plenty of spunk, the same way its main character moves through the world from cradle to grave.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Only in its final scenes do the usual WKW themes emerge in full bloom, but purists shouldn't miss it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Utilizing copious film footage of her puckish subject and new interviews with Haring's contemporaries, gallerists and mentors, director Christina Clausen makes her fascinating movie as big-hearted, city-centric and energetic as its subject.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    It's amazing that in an era of oversharing and reality TV, a doc consisting mostly of cable TV clips and personal reminiscences can be so resonant.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The movie is filled with fun '50s Americana.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    A little more variation in the script, though, might have yielded something truly great.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The film isn't easy to watch, but its portrait of perseverance and ecological commitment is enlightening.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    There’s visual poetry here and haunted performances from Mezzogiorno and Timi -- who plays two roles, and is especially gripping as Dalser’s grown son.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    That truthfulness, along with the movie's emotional honesty and narrative polish, help tag this NY-grown indie as one to seek out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    The scope of director Peter Chan's military drama is impressive, though this sometimes-rousing depiction of strategy and loyalty in mid-1800s China pales next to recent, similar historical epics like "Red Cliff" and "Mongol."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Though there's too much movie-style self-deception, Sheridan is excellent, and his scenes with the consistently engaging, criminally underemployed Campbell Scott are subtle and serene.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Neumaier
    Here's a rough-and-tumble British drama that, despite a strong spine, ought to be more like its title character: quiet and deadly -- and less showy.