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 56 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Battleship
Score distribution:
1,187 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    One of the most extraordinary films you’ll see this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    There’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    Zipper captures the erasing of one of New York’s most unique stamps by cartoon businesspeople with dollar signs for eyeballs.
    • 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.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    This bold movie may sound like a stunt, but it’s so much more than that. Linklater is an effortless, genial auteur, and his passions are woven through “Dazed and Confused,” “School of Rock” and the “Before Sunrise” trilogy. Here, his mellow groove becomes an everyday rhythm.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Neumaier
    The irony is that Ebert famously lost his actual voice. Yet as the extraordinary documentary Life Itself shows, that couldn’t quiet one of America’s most beloved critics and cultural commentators.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Watch Mulligan's face as she goes from weary to awakened, and see it all come together.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Downey has a winning take on Holmes: He's always on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Arnold generally steers clear of cinematic melodrama, and Jarvis infuses the entire film with the sort of kinetic spirit that heralds a new talent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Intense and, yes, depressing - and earns every minute that it rattles inside your head.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A memorable, monstrous fable that's consistently gripping.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The film treats kids' inner lives as more than a fantasy, which is a rare and beautiful thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A romantic comedy that feels like real life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The late King of Pop delivers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Here, the actor (Di Niro) dials it down and wins us over.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A fast-moving, rock 'em-sock 'em movie that continues the man-vs.-machines series begun 25 years ago.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    History has made his midair stroll meaningful, but the film shows how even then, everyone - from Petit to his accomplices to the cops who were waiting for him atop the North Tower - recognized the stunt's crazy poetry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The result is the first comic-book movie in a while that actually feels like a classic comic book: fast, furious and flip. Forget about superheroes with love problems and tortured souls.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As a whole, Sam Mendes' film of Revolutionary Road comes close but falls short of capturing Richard Yates' terrific novel.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Entertaining, inventive and old-fashioned in the best way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Entertaining, smart and snappy, this terrific doc, a Sundance favorite, digs into the country's use of steroids and how it affects sports, pop culture and the self-image of young men.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    It was a true media circus, and despite Polanski's work before and since, the film shows how it will forever be his first association in the public consciousness. In the U.S., at least.