For 720 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 6.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Williams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Silver Linings Playbook
Lowest review score: 25 Hesher
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 720
720 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Although this sober film spares us some of the grim, survivalist details, the harrowing adventure from a girl's perspective is so compelling that Julia's simultaneous sleuthing seems like an unnecessary distraction.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    L'amour fou means "crazy love," but we don't learn anything crazy about these devoted lovers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It's hard to imagine a better movie about corporate-sanctioned sex trafficking than The Whistleblower. But whether you're ready to confront this true story is a trickier question.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    There's some laughing gas left in the cupboard, but this series may require an infusion of new blood to last until "American Funeral."
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    There's little that's new, revealing or stylish about this basic-black horror story, but if you've got a Goth sensibility, it might suit you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    This loony 'toon is dizzy with wonderments, especially in 3-D. The spindly-limbed character design owes more to Charles Addams' family than to Walt Disney's kingdom, while the story and settings evoke James Bond on laughing gas.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Act of Valor is a competently directed action movie, but forcing the audience to wear such narrow goggles is a dereliction of duty.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    This true story fills a needed niche, spotlighting women's basketball in the era before Title IX promoted equal treatment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Bully is a good start to a necessary conversation, but its loving voice is likely to be drowned out by haters who hide their own wounded hearts behind Internet pseudonyms and broadcast microphones.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The movie is an eyeful, especially in 3-D, but even with humans at the helms of the machines, it’s a hollow exercise in homage.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Compared to other Marvel characters, Thor is a difficult sell.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    If you'd pay to see a film called "Hotel Rwanda: Maniac Manager," you might be receptive to this mixed-message movie, but skeptics should keep one eye on the exit.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Strange hybrid of science lesson and Saturday-morning cartoon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Easy to watch but hard to pin down, like a creature with eight legs going in different directions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The ingredients are in place for a potent finale, but “Catching Fire” is watered down.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Toast is lovely to look at, evoking both the gray-green milieu of Midlands life and the sensuality of good food, but it's like a whipped topping with no base.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Happy, Happy has the makings of a Norwegian "Ice Storm," but it goes out with a whimper.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Built on shaky and blood-soaked ground, but if towering technique is all you want from an action movie, then yippee-ki-yay.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    If your inner amphibian craves a wave, you have the right kind of brain to appreciate the elemental story and scenic backdrops. But advanced mammals might smell something fishy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It’s too cheesy and predictable to be a real miracle, but by Vegas standards, it’s a winner.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Despite some gruesome images and the psychotic fervor of Rakes, it's a frustratingly slow boil.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    If the world were really coming to an end, we'd spend it with Knightley and tell her tag-along friend that there's not enough food for a 50-year-old virgin.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Like the politicians it tries to pull into the big picture, Killing Them Softly promises more than it delivers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Although this Swedish vehicle is thoughtfully engineered and has some vivid streaks of color, it could use a jump start to escape the vanilla ice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Eccentric enough to get mistaken for an uplifting fantasy, but it's Plaza who belongs in the penthouse.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Compared to most teen comedies these days, Fun Size is almost touchingly tame.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Surviving Progress reiterates arguments made in movies such as "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Inside Job," it marshals minds such as Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking, and it utilizes artful imagery reminiscent of films such as "Koyaanisqatsi" and "Up the Yangtze."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Elles is provocative company, but it leaves us feeling hustled.