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 Guardians of the Galaxy
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 818
818 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    There are a few beguiling moments in Holy Motors, particularly a martial-arts sequence and an erotic dance while Mr. Oscar is dressed in a motion-capture body suit, but the road between those moments is so strewn with stalled ideas that audiences who care about character and plot are liable to take the exit to a movie that makes sense.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Lovely to look at, and Vikander does nothing to derail her inevitable ascension to the A-list. But as a story, it evokes a word that no battlefield nurse would ever apply to her experiences: sterile.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    By design it’s monotonous, and with so much clunky hardware, Liman can’t generate the same pace he produced in the “Bourne” movies. Edge of Tomorrow has neither an edge nor a vision of tomorrow that matters today.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Land Ho! is a tepid little movie that goes almost nowhere, and if I had to sit in that rental car for one more boob joke, I’d rather jump into a volcano.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Damsels in Distress is shockingly tone-deaf. Stillman is still capable of a few amusing quips, but his storytelling is sophomoric.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    If you don’t crave the taste of motor oil on your popcorn, Furious 7 can’t end fast enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Fast Five represents Yankee ingenuity of the brutally stupid kind.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    We were promised desolation, but “The Hobbit” just keeps dragon on.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This is another one of those phony movies in which a character burrows into someone else's life without telling them she's an axe murderer, a man or a vampire. Not only that, we're supposed to hope that they get it on. I was hoping that everyone involved would get hit by an asteroid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The delivery pouch for Premium Rush promises a white-hot thriller from the bike-messenger subculture. But what's inside the package seems like a lukewarm action-comedy from the pile of scripts that Matthew Broderick rejected after "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    People over 60 are as sexual and complicated as their grandchildren, and there ought to be more movies about them, but only an audience as constipated as these characters could mistake this lukewarm stream of pablum for a hard nugget of truth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    We need to have a dialogue about the wages of war in the remote-control era. But it’s hard to spark a good dialogue with movies whose dialogue is so bad.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Out of the Furnace is hot air.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Second verse, not as good as the first.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Fans of the franchise will greet Les Misérables as a feast for the senses, but the rest of us are left with crumbs.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Megamind falls flat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    It's as if there's a missing reel of film that could tie the story together and give it the emotional impact it takes for granted.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Judged solely in comparison to its corporate cousins, Iron Man 3 is a defective model. It’s lightweight but slow, padded with cheap jokes to disguise how hollow it is.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Squeezes plenty of color and noise from a thin concept, then runs with it until non-fanatics can’t keep up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Because we don't know or care much about the characters, this Israeli film never fulfills its potential as either an absurdist comedy or a humane drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    OK, the musical ode to Doby the shark elicits a grin, but the low-percentage script is loaded with buckshot, not harpoons, and Anchorman 2 ends up sinking.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    How you feel about Fast & Furious 6 is a matter of perspective. While a middle-age egghead might note that a series that started out as a harmless cars-and-girls fantasy has devolved into a full-blown assault on human intelligence.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    The way that Muppets Most Wanted grabs for the green is criminal.

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