Neil Genzlinger
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For 227 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 90 The Flag
Lowest review score: 10 Stalker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 227
227 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    A blistering, demented animated series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    An absorbing film by Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein, has both [insight and subtlety], making it as rewarding as it is thought-provoking.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    A deranged series that is simultaneously the highest possible use of the medium and the most profound statement ever made about the human condition. Also, it's hilarious, in an I'm-ashamed-to-be-laughing-at-this sort of way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The advice here is to forget the politics and enjoy the performances and the trip back in time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The smooth telling of Russo's story juxtaposed against the present day, when gay marriage is sanctioned in some states and gay characters are all over prime-time television, drives home how different the cultural landscape is from the one Russo knew.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Under the Dome gets off to an addictive start on Monday, so much so that it’s hard to imagine any second-episode falloff in viewership.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    When Salem isn’t being deliberately outrageous, it’s cultivating a dynamic that could be fruitful as things move along.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Every so often a staff member, usually DiDi, is shown in a quiet moment with a patient, providing actual care. These small scenes end up being surprisingly moving because this fictional hospital unit, in all its ridiculousness, feels somehow true to life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Just when the crowd thinks it knows where he’s going, he jerks the string and sends things in a different direction, to great effect. It’s a gimmick that takes a refined sense of timing and a mastery of misdirection, and Mr. Cosby, who is 76, shows that he still has both.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It hardly needs saying that Ms. Silverman’s material is not for everybody.... But she isn’t spewing things out randomly, hoping to get by on shock value. The execution is fairly intricate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Once the annual avalanche of Halloween-themed episodes, specials and movies overtakes TV, you probably don't expect to be using the word "charming" very often. But charming perfectly describes one such entry, Toy Story of Terror!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Like some of television’s more out-there animated shows, this one is hard to describe beyond broad outlines, because it’s so odd, a combination of droll and naughty that seems improbable but works deliciously.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Though these people may not resemble any job seekers you know, the portraits feel about as honest as reality TV gets.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    We’ve come to expect an eclectic mix from the American Horror Story anthology, and the formula works particularly well in this installment, thanks to uninhibited work by the big-name cast.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The main reason to watch is for its signature gimmick, a set tilted at 22 degrees, where, several times per episode, performers are imprisoned and told to improvise a scene.... There’s no describing how hysterical this is; you have to see it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The real stars are the designers, and it's an eclectic bunch, some already working in the industry, others who dream to.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It would make an interesting documentary even without Mr. Tyson. With him, it becomes a personal test for the viewer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The program finds the human moments in the big-picture timeline.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Humans, a British product based on a Swedish series, feels fresh nonetheless, thanks to a multiple-plotline approach, a deft cast and its refusal to be simplistic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Mr. Burns and Ms. Novick, commendably, don't beat you over the head with the obvious lessons for those today who would legislate personal behavior; they largely let the story of Prohibition speak for itself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The plotting and pacing are what draw you in. The series works like a good page-turner.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    A documentary on PBS that has little to do with the war but is quietly revelatory, just as that earlier work was.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The show probably doesn’t need to resort to voice-overs as often as it does, but it’s generally pretty smart, witty and well acted, and not afraid to turn dark on occasion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The Challenger investigation story doesn’t have quite the level of malfeasance or the cloak-and-dagger undertones of other movies about real-life government or business debacles. But it still makes for an absorbing tale, one that seems well timed for our current moment of bungled websites, unrestrained eavesdropping and public skepticism.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    As with most things Forrest tries in this drolly hilarious show, neither goes quite as planned.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    If Mr. Spielberg’s "Lincoln" achieves greatness largely through the detailed performances of Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and others, Killing Lincoln also has details to recommend it--historical details, the kind of tidbits that (along with Mr. Hanks’s assured narration) can hold your attention, even though the tale is familiar.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    As it starts Season 3 on Monday night, it has evolved into a deftly acted story of small-town dysfunction, creepy when it needs to be yet far more wide ranging than the movie that inspired it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It takes things nice and easy, ending with a lot still to be conveyed as to who is who and what is what in this lush show about the police and the mob in 1947 Los Angeles. But your patience is likely to be rewarded. Episode 2, also being shown on Wednesday, brings things nicely into focus, and prospects seem good that this six-episode series will be a satisfying trip back in time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    S3 cranks up the absurdity level to hilarious proportions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s sophisticated, well-acted television for a warm-weather series.

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