Neil Genzlinger

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For 367 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Lowest review score: 0 Not Cool
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 367
367 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    There are new tweeners every year. To them, the characters and plot devices in this perfectly competent film might well seem fresh.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A satisfying thrill ride, at least on a par with the earlier installments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The film has too many fits of uncontrolled laughter and other awkwardness that suggest an unedited home movie, but, in general, Twinsters makes for a heartfelt alternative to a traditional documentary approach.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    An admiring but restrained documentary about Darko Kralj, a Paralympic shot-putter from Croatia. The film is more about what it takes to overcome adversity and recommit to finding meaning in life, terrain that anyone with a disability has to negotiate, athlete or not.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The buildup to the actual competition is perfectly paced, with the film never tipping its hand as to the winner. And the championship has all the drama of a high-stakes sporting event: failure under pressure, unexpected triumph, gracious losers and winners both.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The actors get a chance to create a real relationship, and they make the most of the opportunity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Eventually, though, Hey, Boo settles into a pleasant rhythm. It gives the fascinating history of how the book came to be.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The film, directed by Mikkel Norgaard, somehow manages the difficult trick of going into taboo territory without ever feeling dirty. And Mr. Hvam has a knack for misdirection. Just when you're wanting to give his character a hug and forgive all, off he goes into even more inappropriate behavior.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The photography is often lovely, and Ms. Gedeck convincingly portrays a woman who as the ordeal stretches on month after month seems to be gradually losing her individuality and blending into the landscape.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A charming concoction with positive messages for younger children about conquering fears, understanding outsiders and knowing yourself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    There’s nothing like hearing a harrowing tale from the people who lived it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Though colleagues and former students chime in, Mr. Miller lets Mr. Mann and his violin do most of the talking, drawing on assorted interviews and vintage performance clips that convey both the skill and the enthusiasm underpinning his subject’s long career.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A quirky documentary about, yes, a parking lot, is probably not unlike working at such a lot: there are long stretches when not much happens, but every once in a while there's a burst of activity that is kind of enthralling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Detroit Unleaded is about as gentle as comedies come these days, commendably so.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A dandy little documentary whether you view the story it captures as a precursor to the flash fame of the Internet age or as one of the last genuine underground phenomena before the Internet made that whole concept obsolete.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The dancers are prone to feel-good sound bites, but Ms. Berinstein also takes the time to draw out their back stories, making for a sweet group portrait of ordinary folks who found a late splash of fame.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Sure, you've seen this story before, but this version has a freshness nonetheless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Some of Kevin Hart's fans may be disappointed that Laugh at My Pain, a film version of his recent stand-up tour, offers less than an hour of Mr. Hart onstage. But a couple of adornments - one before the concert footage, one after - flesh out this funny, profanity-heavy movie nicely.

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