Neil Genzlinger

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For 551 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Lowest review score: 0 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Score distribution:
551 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Genzlinger
    This film isn’t content to be merely a “never forget” reminder; it wants to convey just how deep and lasting the pain is, from this attack and, by extension, many others.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Genzlinger
    Documentaries about disabilities don’t come any smarter or more touching than Mission to Lars, a beautiful sibling road trip tale with a heavy-metal flourish.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Genzlinger
    The Oscars are swell, but once in a while a film comes along that is so courageous it deserves consideration for the Nobel Prize. An entire generation has been born and gone to college since the Beastie Boys defined that most basic of civil liberties: You've got to fight for your right to party.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Genzlinger
    Considering that he’s a stick figure, Bill, the main character in It’s Such a Beautiful Day, sure does have a complex internal life. And this animated film by Don Hertzfeldt does an amazing job of making you feel it, in all its sadness, terror and transcendence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Commendably, the film, narrated by John Leguizamo, sugarcoats nothing, and the people involved - the players, their trainers, their parents, the scouts - are remarkably forthright.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Ms. Smith does not fit easily into any box, and neither does this thought-provoking film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The Peanuts Movie may be simultaneously the most charming and the most daring experiment in human genetics ever conducted. At issue is whether the character summaries and back stories of fictional pop-culture figures can be passed from one generation to the next solely through DNA.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Comedy and poignancy weave together in Mr. Virzì's hands, but the maudlin meter only occasionally goes into the red zone. And Ms. Pandolfi gives such an exquisitely understated performance that you don't realize until the very end that the film was as much about her character as it was about Bruno and Anna.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Ms. Blecher draws fine performances out of the young actors and, to her credit, sugarcoats nothing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    A documentary about the unending mess that is the Atlantic Yards project, is unabashedly slanted and as a result will probably be dismissed by those it portrays unflatteringly. That's unfortunate, because this film should be discouraging and dismaying for people on all sides of the project, for what it says about oversize expectations and missed opportunities.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s a curious, bittersweet story, flecked with dashes of bombast and overstatement that Presley himself would have admired.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s an assured, deftly acted movie that builds its creepiness slowly and keeps its secrets well hidden till the end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    This heartfelt documentary is also, more subtly, a tribute to the squadron of caregivers that has enabled Mr. Becker not only to survive for an extraordinarily long time but also to continue to compose music, using virtually the only part of him that still moves, his eyes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    This movie is smarter and better acted and just plain funnier than most of its predecessors in the my-first-time genre, no matter which sex is losing what.
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    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Mr. Rotaru paces the film perfectly, mixing performance footage with scenes of the competitors talking about their lives and the role music plays for them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Revenge is the theme and cheeky is the tone of In Order of Disappearance, a delicious Norwegian film full of icy landscapes and icier hearts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s a study of courageous innovation against an entrenched medical orthodoxy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Captivating documentary about the creation of, and reaction to, the breakthrough play "The Boys in the Band."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s a fantastic collage that the filmmaker, Thorsten Schütte, uses to illuminate not only Zappa (who died of cancer in 1993), but also the cultural upheavals that defined his time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s tantalizing, sublimely creepy stuff that keeps you guessing even after the credits roll.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The film couldn't be more heartening - yes, individual actions do make a difference. But it's bittersweet as well. You can't help wondering about all the children who don't get tapped on the shoulder by the hand of fate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Funny, smart, thought-provoking — and musical, too.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The impalement is a nice touch. The death by wood chipper, pretty sweet. But the best bit of comedy in the ridiculously gory Tucker and Dale vs. Evil eviscerates the field of psychology with no bloodshed at all.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The director, Harold Guskin, and writer, Sandra Jennings, show admirable patience in letting the story unspool, and the actors reward them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The filmmaker, Theo Love, presents the people in the story as they are, without passing judgment and without apology, whether they are investigators or pastors or just ordinary folks caught up in the inexplicable. It’s Americana unvarnished and, because of that, as absorbing as it is respectful.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The script, by Sally Phillips and Neil Jaworski, mocks celebrity culture but never turns too caustic. The movie, like an island vacation, passes pleasantly and all too quickly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    N.P.H, as he's often called in these films, does indeed return, singing and dancing. And talking dirty. He, that stoned baby and a stunning riff on the tongue-stuck-to-a-pole scene in "A Christmas Story" will, for fans of this franchise, make this a blissful holiday season indeed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The film effectively recreates the sense of confusion over how to try to contain the leak and what might happen if the fuel ignited.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    Maybe that's romanticizing things, but baseball wouldn't be half as beautiful without its mythology.

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