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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    In skewering the neuroses of New York bohemians, Durham has left us too little to care about.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The double deception of suppressed personality and repressed sexuality could have been the basis for a rewarding character study, but after Albert meets a kindred spirit and dares to dream of a happy ending, her denial and naivete become too much to swallow.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Draining most of the blood, sweat and tears from a true story, this music-minded movie capably covers a song we’ve heard a hundred times before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    To their credit, the creative team has retained the handmade look and unruly spirit of Maurice Sendak's bedtime fable; to their discredit, they haven't added enough narrative or emotional dimension to make it an effective movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    A bait-and-switch comedy. It poses as a naughty "no-mance" about friends who use each other for casual sex, but at the moment of truth it goes limp.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The premise is pure formula.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Like other so-called "mumblecore" movies, including Bronstein's own "Frownland," this is an unnervingly intimate glimpse of dysfunction, with a shaky-cam aesthetic and seemingly improvised dialogue.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It's a pleasure to watch Ryan resurrect her trademark persona, a mix of perkiness and pique, as she flounces around the room. But it's shaded with a middle-age desperation that's half real and half chick-flick shtick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    While it may not be a smorgasbord of red herrings and red meat, Flame and Citron is often chilling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    This quasi-horror film has the great director's usual craftsmanship and a stellar cast, but ultimately it's an infuriating trick that makes its most provocative ideas disappear.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It’s admirable, but Monuments Men just poses on a porous foundation like a statue.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The movie looks like it was made for broadcast television, the place where words and pictures go to die.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The actress and the aviatrix are a match made in heaven, but surrounding the soaring performance is a movie that's mostly earthbound.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It's funny but (sorry, ladies) unrealistic that Jake continuously sneaks away from his young wife to canoodle with Jane. Baldwin is a blast, but the role requires him to indulge in indignities such as a naked webcam conversation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Like a taxidermied owl, Stoker is lovely to look at, but in the end it’s hard to give a hoot.
    • 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."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    This movie may be sickly sweet, but it's harmless; and as a handcrafted antidote to a toxic toy story like "G.I.Joe," Paper Heart has healing properties.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Although the outcome is as predetermined as a prix-fixe menu, the storytelling is as smooth as goose-liver pate through a pastry nozzle.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The CGI effects are a familiar sort and so is the heroic-quest motif. The principal virtue in this modest entertainment is that the young characters act like real teenagers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    It's a credit to the cast and to the worthiness of the idea that this overlong movie works at all. But those of us who already know that racism is bad could use a little more challenge and a little less help.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Strange hybrid of science lesson and Saturday-morning cartoon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
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    While Green is force-feeding us this hard-boiled hokum, he doesn’t distract us with many memorable images, as he did in his earliest films.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The best excuse for watching The Gunman is Penn. His first mainstream leading role in a decade is worthy of comparisons to Matt Damon in the “Bourne” movies; yet it’s also disappointingly shorn of the humor and humanity of which this great actor is capable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Hit and Run isn't a catastrophe, but it leaves loose ends and a more adventurous map by the side of the winding road.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The difference between McKay and Efron is like the difference between a Broadway spectacular and a high school musical.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    This topsy-turvy flick is fitfully funny, but more often it's just odd, like the first draft of a "Twilight Zone" episode that's missing its moral.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The plot is murky, the acting is melodramatic and the movie is way too long, but the target audience will salivate over the inventively choreographed set-pieces.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    A colorful indictment of corporate infestation, but it's missing a prescription.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    With its seductive images and smart dialogue, The City of Your Final Destination has the setting and circumstances for a ripe family drama or a literary love story, yet it never awakens from its siesta.

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