For 818 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 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Williams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Dark Knight Rises
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 818
818 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The way that Muppets Most Wanted grabs for the green is criminal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    His (Eastwood) first boring film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The latest Hollywood version of the Godzilla story is neither fun nor fearsome. It’s an empty spectacle in which the humans are as meaningless as the monster.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Letters to Juliet has about half as much Shakespearean content as "Shakes the Clown" and even less sincerity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    What it lacks is the human element. Charlie is more of a rat than a rascal, and instead of working hard to build and operate his robots, he's literally going through the motions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    With such a thin excuse for a leading man, Arthur is a dud.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Second verse, not as good as the first.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Everything about Trouble With the Curve is as streamlined and hollow as a Wiffle Ball bat.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Although it’s superficially grungy, this true story isn’t much more substantive than something that star Vanessa Hudgens might have made for the Disney Channel and considerably less shocking than her career gambit in “Spring Breakers.”
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Congratulations, visitor. You have been randomly selected to beta test an entertainment-software product called “The Internship 2.0.”
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    War of the Buttons is handsomely crafted and it's touting tolerance, but as long as we open the gates to the Trojan horse of historical simplification, there's a danger that Hollywood could attack us with "The Goonies Go to the Gulag." Be vigilant!
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Based on an acclaimed novel by Ron Rash, Serena is like a towering tale that’s been fed into a woodchipper.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The only edge in the movie is represented by Russell Brand, who actually lived the lifestyle, but he's muzzled by a bad Liverpool accent and a gay subplot that's as insincere as the swaggering anthems by fatuous hacks like Foreigner, Starship and Journey.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Pine and the always-watchable Banks make the best of a bad screenplay, but People Like Us gives us nothing that we can relate to.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    30 Minutes or Less could have been a guilty pleasure, but the crusty caper is half baked.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    If this movie wanders into your neighborhood, the only watch that will hold your attention is the timepiece on your wrist.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The fatal flaw of this screenwriting term paper is that Cooper's character is a boring jerk we're supposed to regard as a nice guy who made an honest mistake.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The documentary Live from New York is a separate thing. It doesn’t try to be wild and crazy, and it can’t be comprehensive. Like a land shark, it’s an uncomfortable hybrid that bites off more than it can chew.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    As usual for the comedies he produces, Sandler keeps pooping in the sandbox, and he expects the audience to give him a cookie for it. It’s a shame that he forces Barrymore to get soiled too.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Mired in phoniness up to its neck. And above that, there's nothing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    While the cast is filled with award winners, writer-director Daniel Barnz is a dunce who can't construct an argument without employing flimsy logic and cardboard characters.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    As in the mindless Man on a Ledge, the hero is never really in danger, we're the ones who are trapped.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    For his complex portrayal, Day-Lewis is likely to have roses thrown at his feet, but for the dreadful film in which he's enslaved, emancipated onlookers will reach for the grapes of wrath.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Red 2 is not just a bad movie, it’s bad karma. And the target audience of adult moviegoers who respect the names in its once-vital cast have a bull’s-eye on their collective cranium.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The wrinkles between reality and illusion soon become irritating.

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