For 789 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 789
789 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Although the characters don’t lapse into stereotypes, neither are they sufficiently funny or fierce to engage us in the issues they raise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Home delivers like a mailman on Valentine’s Day. But when we scratch beneath the sugary surface, there’s something tart inside that’s difficult to digest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The lesson of this likable little movie is that it’s never too late to reclaim your integrity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    The Woman in Gold works, largely because of the odd-couple chemistry between Mirren and Reynolds. It just goes to show that broad strokes are appealing when they’re in the right frame.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Finally the film tips its hand and becomes a bet-the-house warning about climate change.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Joe Williams
    Crowe is effectively restrained in his acting, but in his debut as a director, he overdoes the manipulative music and the pretty images from cinematographer Andrew Lesnie.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Mired in phoniness up to its neck. And above that, there's nothing.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    In Couples Retreat, it's Favreau, not Vaughn, who is wound up, and this vacation comedy goes nowhere.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    You ought to have a movie that's both smart and sexy. But Jennifer's Body is neither. Most damning of all, it's not scary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Here's a riddle: What's Alice in Wonderland without wonder? It's a beloved character landing in the rubble of wrong-headed revisionism.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Technically proficient enough to keep us intrigued; but we shouldn't have to Google a movie to know if we were scared.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    There are good movies to be made about romantic obsession, but the premise doesn't work if the crazy stalker isn't juxtaposed with a sympathetic victim.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Ultimately it's sunk by the hole in the middle: Paul Campbell (presidential aide Billy on "Battlestar Galactica") who substitutes smarm for charm as the archetypal player who gets played.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    Initially, the puzzle structure and a pair of Oscar-winning actresses distract us from the dark vacuum at the center of this enterprise, but when it implodes, it doesn't reverberate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    It's eerie rather than wondrous.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    There's nothing cinematic about this turgid tearjerker except the slumming presence of movie star Harrison Ford.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    What might have seemed like a lively idea -- an all-star roundelay about love in Los Angeles -- is as fossilized as the wooly mammoths in the La Brea Tar Pits.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    While the plot is as flimsy as a hooker's halter top, it's buoyed by two actors with attitude and timing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    a horrific misstep in the branding of Robert Pattinson. The erstwhile teen vampire, who daringly portrayed gay surrealist Salvador Dalí in last year's "Little Ashes," lurches backward into a pile of romantic rubbish.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This gravely serious drama is as insular as a tomb with Muzak. It takes a particularly heavy hand to make us numb to the abduction of two children, but that's the effect of the wall-to-wall music and earnestly dour performances.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    If Repo Men could have sustained its ghoulish humor, it might have been a guilty pleasure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    This shrill caper is more like a blind date between fingernail and chalkboard.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Williams
    In my old New Jersey public school, the first thing we learned was the smell of baloney.

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