For 721 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Williams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Django Unchained
Lowest review score: 25 Marmaduke
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 721
721 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    While the cast includes Luis Guzman (as a buffoonish deputy) and Johnny Knoxville (as a local gun nut), there's no sense that these are real people in a real town, and Schwarzenegger's Sheriff Owens has the weakest backstory of all.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    It’s nearly tragic to see America’s Greatest Living Actor on the guest list for The Big Wedding, the latest limp comedy about seniors behaving badly.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Kids are too smart to fall for it, and any grown-up who thinks that The Odd Life of Timothy Green is funny or heartwarming has a head made out of cabbage.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Comedies about privileged princesses and unsuitable suitors come in all colors, but Peeples is only palatable on a double bill with pink antacid.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Suffering through this felonious farce could only inspire a prison riot.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    The good news is that Ed Helms doesn’t wake up in a Tijuana brothel with an amputated leg and a donkey in the room. The bad news is that you’ll wish he had.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Where the original play "La Ronde" was a social satire about the transmission of venereal disease, 30 Beats is a sickly stepchild.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Dare we say it? Even the acting is atrocious, with pop-eyed Pacino chewing the scenery like a geezer gumming his oatmeal.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    In trying to lift this lame schtick, De Niro, Douglas, Freeman and Kline are stand-up guys, but Last Vegas is a case of erectile dysfunction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    It’s preposterous schlock masquerading as art.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    McCarthy and first-time director Falcone must have assumed that tossing a drunk and a dunce into a Cadillac would negate the need for a motive or even a script.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    This dead-on-arrival ’toon is some of the worst p.r. for rodents since bubonic plague hit medieval Europe.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    In Secret is so stifled, it makes “Les Misérables” look like “Amélie.”
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    If cranking out this kind of mediocre, head-scratching blarney is the only option available to Hollywood veterans like Reiner, we have some friendly advice: Open a haberdashery.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    This movie is so tone-deaf it would only make sense in Vincent van Gogh’s missing ear.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    A vigilante/torture-porn potpourri, is particularly toxic because it's scented with phony importance.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," we owe you an apology. Among talking-dog movies, Marmaduke is the runt of the litter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    Even by the sloppy, soulless standards of hit man movies, The Mechanic is a mess.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    The sanitized setting and sappy script are so littered with cardboard characters and crass product placements that you'll mourn for the muggers and porno theaters that De Niro cursed in "Taxi Driver."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    For the rest of his life, Spencer Susser can brag to the other ditch diggers that he persuaded two of the best young actors in Hollywood to star in one of the worst movies ever made.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    Surprise — this bad dream is for real.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    Formulaic serial-killer crapola.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    When a celebrity chef like Rodriguez is just going through the motions, we can smell that the grindhouse fad is way past its expiration date. It's time to put a fork in it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    This stinker is only good for endless laughs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    The worst thing about this multifaceted failure is the two-time Oscar winner behind the camera. Where there ought to be a director, there’s nothing but an empty chair.