For 788 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 6.8 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: 64 out of 788
788 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    With its broad strokes, this invitation to an important discussion is hard to ignore, but the blood and honey on the table is an unpalatable mix.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Joe Williams
    As predictable as a 3-and-0 pitch down the middle, but when it’s baseball season, who wants dark clouds?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Joe Williams
    It may not be original, but Adam could leave a lump in your throat.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Joe Williams
    Notwithstanding the characters’ spiritual camaraderie, Salles’ emphasizes the hard physical labor and loneliness in Sal’s story, including the jittery rigors of the writing process. When he reaches a crossroads choice between down-and-out Dean and his own rising career, Sal senses that except for the words on a typewritten scroll, his life on the road is gone, real gone.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    After some overly talky revelations, the cornered writer/directors are forced to shatter their absurd shell game with a final act of violence that spoils the breezy, capering mood that prevailed for much of the movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It's a little black dress of a movie, an elegant hint of something sensual that is ultimately denied to us.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Non-Stop: It is what it is.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This shrill caper is more like a blind date between fingernail and chalkboard.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Joe Williams
    Although Steadman’s artwork seems like sloppy pen-and-ink caricature, there’s a method to the madness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    On a minute-to-minute level, it's an engaging mystery, the kind that rewards our participation with eye candy and adrenaline shots. But when we pull back for an overview, we see that it's flat and that pieces are missing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    So friction-free that it slips from memory before the credits fade.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    His (Eastwood) first boring film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Its mean-spiritedness, stupidity and squandering of talent is uniquely Hollywood.
    • 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
    • 75 Joe Williams
    The movie is best enjoyed as a minor-key operatic, not a coherent story. While Law bellows blasphemous poetry, his director orchestrates a noirish light show with a cockeyed rhythm.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It’s amusing fluff, but from an Oscar-winning dramatist, this return to comedy is a bit of a letdown.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Joe Williams
    While Walt and El Grupo is less than a penetrating analysis, it's more than a Mickey Mouse advertisement.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Like an acquaintance couple's baby pictures, Friends With Kids induces coos but isn't as cute as they think.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Joe Williams
    A soulless, overblown bore.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    It's eerie rather than wondrous.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Joe Williams
    Taiwanese director Ang Lee sees the '60s through a rose-colored telephoto lens, but his sympathetic spirit extends the generous message of the hippie era like a passed joint.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It's pure speculation on the filmmakers' part that Gaelic pagans were adorned with bones, blue mud and Mohawks, but the fire-dancing spectacle is a welcome respite from the beefcake of the journey scenes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Hitchcock is an amusing lark, but the clumsy way it dissects the director is for the birds.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    There's an alliance of interesting stories fighting for dominance here, but instead of a clear victory, Hyde Park on Hudson is the site of a muddled truce.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The Hefner we meet here is the likable rogue we already know.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Joe Williams
    May be too light for vampire purists or fans of the original show, but fresh blood is just what the doctor ordered.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Savvy filmgoers will know they are getting a stale product as soon as they see the wrapper: one of those vintage muscle cars that screams “stakeout.”
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    There’s a lot of comic and fantasy potential here, but much of it gets squandered.

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