For 819 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Williams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Up in the Air
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 819
819 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Mired in phoniness up to its neck. And above that, there's nothing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This movie, which was made by an animation studio in Spain, isn't trying to make a social statement; it speaks in the international language of lightweight comedy.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    In Couples Retreat, it's Favreau, not Vaughn, who is wound up, and this vacation comedy goes nowhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    It's a worthy cause and an honorable film, the first full-length Disney cartoon with an African-American heroine. But without a strong story, it's a case of one step forward and two steps back.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    You ought to have a movie that's both smart and sexy. But Jennifer's Body is neither. Most damning of all, it's not scary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Here's a riddle: What's Alice in Wonderland without wonder? It's a beloved character landing in the rubble of wrong-headed revisionism.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Technically proficient enough to keep us intrigued; but we shouldn't have to Google a movie to know if we were scared.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    There are good movies to be made about romantic obsession, but the premise doesn't work if the crazy stalker isn't juxtaposed with a sympathetic victim.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Ultimately it's sunk by the hole in the middle: Paul Campbell (presidential aide Billy on "Battlestar Galactica") who substitutes smarm for charm as the archetypal player who gets played.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Initially, the puzzle structure and a pair of Oscar-winning actresses distract us from the dark vacuum at the center of this enterprise, but when it implodes, it doesn't reverberate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    It's eerie rather than wondrous.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    There's nothing cinematic about this turgid tearjerker except the slumming presence of movie star Harrison Ford.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    What might have seemed like a lively idea -- an all-star roundelay about love in Los Angeles -- is as fossilized as the wooly mammoths in the La Brea Tar Pits.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    While the plot is as flimsy as a hooker's halter top, it's buoyed by two actors with attitude and timing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    a horrific misstep in the branding of Robert Pattinson. The erstwhile teen vampire, who daringly portrayed gay surrealist Salvador DalĂ­ in last year's "Little Ashes," lurches backward into a pile of romantic rubbish.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This gravely serious drama is as insular as a tomb with Muzak. It takes a particularly heavy hand to make us numb to the abduction of two children, but that's the effect of the wall-to-wall music and earnestly dour performances.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    If Repo Men could have sustained its ghoulish humor, it might have been a guilty pleasure.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The kiddie audience will laugh a few times, but it would take an electron microscope to find an original idea or joke in this entire cartoonish movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Hot Tub Time Machine isn't a good movie, but like a bubbling bath it keeps pounding at us until our resistance wears down.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This shrill caper is more like a blind date between fingernail and chalkboard.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    In my old New Jersey public school, the first thing we learned was the smell of baloney.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Letters to Juliet has about half as much Shakespearean content as "Shakes the Clown" and even less sincerity.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The diabolical sadist of the team was director Joe Carnahan.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    So friction-free that it slips from memory before the credits fade.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Its mean-spiritedness, stupidity and squandering of talent is uniquely Hollywood.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Duvall is a powerful actor, and this folksy fable could have been a career-capping feat, but the movie is toothless and slow.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    It's almost offensive that Danny Glover is relegated to playing the mysterious old confidante who haunts the same fishing hole as Cal. By the time Glover's character delivers the homily, Legendary is pinned to the mat.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Weaver is a natural as the imperious Ramona, but the rest of the cast is flattened by the script, particularly White, who is just window-dressing in a movie that could use the rude humor she's displayed elsewhere.

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