Neil Genzlinger

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For 451 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 451
451 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Lots of comedic fight scenes break up the story’s more somber stretches, and the animation, especially in 3-D, is simply gorgeous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Those whose tolerance of Greatest Generation war stories isn't exhausted, not to mention those who still thrive on them, will find the group of men who called themselves the Ritchie Boys good company.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Stands as both a tribute and a study in healing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s adorable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Ellington fans will certainly relish the many vintage clips scattered throughout.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Ms. Bailey’s willingness to let the children talk and to let the viewer impose broader meaning elevates it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It's a Christmas present for cat lovers. Miss Minoes, the tweaked title of a 2001 Dutch film by Vincent Bal, is being given an American theatrical run (dubbed into English), and it's a pleasantly quirky, family-friendly fable with lots of meowing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The movie looks great, the writing is peppered with moments of wit, and there’s even an educational component built in as dinosaur facts are displayed on the screen.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It takes a while to realize that this is actually a sly, very funny comedy, one that stays admirably deadpan every time you think it’s about to veer into gross-out territory.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The script, by Mr. Canon and Doug Simon, eventually strains credulity - even frat boys aren't this dumb - but Mr. Canon, in his first feature, shows a great knack for keeping things moving. The gathering implausibility is dispelled by a nice ending twist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A delicate, haunting study of a woman who has in several senses lost her way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Man Up, a destined-for-romance story in the spirit of “You’ve Got Mail” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” has just enough edge to distinguish it from a Lifetime movie. It also has Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, versatile and likable actors who help the mild story considerably.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Is the film a bit self-promotional? Sure, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Glorious daredevilry is wrapped in a slowly evolving ache in Sunshine Superman, a bittersweet documentary about Carl Boenish, who looked at very tall things and saw an opportunity to leap.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Approach Something Better to Come with the same patience that the filmmaker exhibited in shooting it and you’ll be rewarded. That is, if your definition of “rewarded” includes being dismayed by the bleakness that exists on the edges of prosperity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Free Samples is a modest but pleasant small-budget movie with two bits of laziness in the script, but one particularly sweet performance that makes up for them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The film, by Constance Marks, is a little light on details of Mr. Clash's personal life once he broke through, but otherwise this is a winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist. The Mighty Macs, based on the national championship run of the 1972 women's basketball team at Immaculata College near Philadelphia, is such a film: lots of button pushing, but in the end you're glad you saw it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The best thing about In Search of Beethoven, Phil Grabsky’s biography of the composer, is the company he brings along on the hunt.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The women's efforts have already had a fair amount of publicity, so the attraction here is the cinematography, and it makes good use of Imax and 3-D technology, with lovely aerial views and startling close-ups.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A bit of patience is required to get through The Taste of Tea, but patience is often rewarded, and it certainly is by this droll and oddly touching film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s hard to score big laughs with hidden-camera material these days because there has been so much of it since the “Jackass” TV show, but Mr. Knoxville and his young sidekick still land a few jaw-droppers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    This is a sweet tale that will resonate with anyone who has tried to make a Skype call to a grandparent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A heartfelt documentary about a subject that inflames cat lovers everywhere: declawing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Pitched awfully young, without a shred of the satire or subtlety that is generally found in films aimed at tweeners and above. That's not a bad thing; it just means accompanying grown-ups or older siblings will have to choke down a sizable dose of schmaltz with their fish milkshakes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Its dialogue would probably fit on a couple of sheets of paper. But it sure is creepy, in a throwback sort of way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The history lesson is fascinating, and it’s nice to see an American export other than a Hollywood blockbuster engendering good will.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Despite these flaws, it's refreshing to see a documentary about a normal grown-up who is struggling with problems of life and love, just as so many invisible others do.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Ultimately, it is only partly about Bobby Fischer. It is equally about us — Americans or any other nationality inclined to put too much importance on chess matches, soccer matches, space races, whatever. It’s about how we manufacture celebrities on scant pretext and then destroy them, or allow them to destroy themselves while we watch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    This informative foodie film is more than just footage of assorted chefs cooking delicious-looking cuts of meat. The tour encompasses breeders, butchers, grazing practices and genetics.

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