For 799 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 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Williams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Up in the Air
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 799
799 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    It’s preposterous schlock masquerading as art.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    This movie is so tone-deaf it would only make sense in Vincent van Gogh’s missing ear.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Sorry, Keanu, but you stole my time and you murdered my brain cells. By the sacred oath of WHOA, there will be blood, and this time it’s personal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Cinderella is so scrubbed of personality, it’s not even worth calling a mess.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Disney’s gimmick of naming movies for its theme-park attractions crashes and burns in Tomorrowland, a here-and-now caper that will confuse children, bore adults and offend anyone who’s ever taken a science class.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    If you’re a fan of the “Taken” movies and tend to give action-hero Neeson the benefit of the doubt, our advice here is simple: Run away!
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Kingsman is like a high-speed collision between a Jaguar and a jaywalking soccer hooligan. It’s ridiculously out of balance, and when you’re stuck in the middle, it doesn’t seem so funny.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    So stupid and hateful, it needs to have a stake driven through its heart before it can spawn a franchise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Here most of the punishment is inflicted on the audience, which gets nailed to a cross of boredom.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    A soulless, overblown bore.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    An utter shipwreck, a would-be adventure with meager rations of magic and a listless crew.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    The best thing you could say about Happy Feet Two is that it doesn't have any product placements or potty jokes. Other than that, this charmless Antarctic cartoon is what it looks like when hell freezes over.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    With this unfunny fourth installment, the "Ice Age" franchise has skidded so far into kiddie land that adults who tread there risk extinction.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Joe Williams
    Even by the sloppy, soulless standards of hit man movies, The Mechanic is a mess.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    As in the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie, there are plenty of pratfalls and bare-knuckle brawls but no sleuthing for us to share.
    • 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    In Secret is so stifled, it makes “Les Misérables” look like “Amélie.”
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    For anyone expecting the second coming of Clouseau, Johnny English Reborn is a karmic catastrophe.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    On Stranger Tides has the fishy smell of something washed ashore and sold as new. But this shipwreck isn't worth a wooden doubloon.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Like the middle-aged dads in this flaccid fiasco, Hall Pass is a decade behind the curve of what's happening.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Whether you're betting on action or laughs, this is a lose-lose scenario.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    A bland family-feud potboiler with no sign of the cook.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Joe Williams
    There is such a thing as an infinitely bad movie, and this is it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    Anyone old enough to have read Jules Verne or seen the way his work was successfully adapted in the past will suffer worse than the kids in the audience who just came to laugh.
    • 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.

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