Neil Genzlinger

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For 239 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 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 90 The Flag
Lowest review score: 10 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 239
239 tv reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s sophisticated, well-acted television for a warm-weather series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s built on sharp writing and equally sharp acting, as any good series needs to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s an exceedingly watchable history lesson.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Absurdity is the only real agenda here, and The Tick hits that target. Whether that is enough remains to be seen. The daffiest shows sometimes flame out early, and in its aggressive incongruity The Tick is certainly a descendant of "Police Squad," an experimental classic that lasted just a few episodes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    This quietly addictive program isn't really about what goes on inside the Big Apple's single ring. It's about the people, both under the lights and behind them, who make those performances possible.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Storage Wars is an especially entertaining addition to the genre. Who doesn't love the sound of an auctioneer's voice? Beyond that, the four buyers on whom the show focuses are well chosen, and the "reveals"--the moments when the buyers see what they've acquired and get estimates of its value--are great fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    If the longstanding "SNL" segment is a sort of introductory course in wringing humor from headlines, and Mr. Stewart's "Daily Show" is the advance-level class, Onion News Network is graduate school, requiring much quicker thinking and a greater tolerance for comfort-zone invasion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Because everyone in the Duck dynasty has a well-defined role and sticks to it, the bit works. So does the show.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Valentine Road, directed by Marta Cunningham, is clear in its sympathy for Mr. King, but it is also bracingly willing to explore other sides of this disturbing case and complex subject.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s hard to imagine even the haters not enjoying Annie: It’s the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, a delightful documentary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s not loud or frenetic. It’s not particularly cutting-edge. It’s just funny, in a relaxed way that’s welcome somehow in a television spectrum full of pushiness and intensity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The movie, adapted by Mr. Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy, simultaneously exposes some of the play’s flaws and finds alternate sources of power in the story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The list of people who have been reviled and labeled, explicitly or subtly, as something less than human is long: blacks, Jews, foreigners, people with AIDS, people with disabilities. Zombies notwithstanding, this appealing series, created and written by Dominic Mitchell, works this territory as credibly as any more conventional drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Beneath the light moments and the spy-versus-spy stuff, the series has a perspective that makes it refreshing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    A succinct and well-conceived documentary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    CW's Oh Sit!, a raucous competition show is a hilarious return to the childhood you never had--the fun, danger-filled, almost-anything-goes one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Sometimes this focus on technology feels a bit heavy-handed, but in general this is a series that seems to be growing more assured as it goes along.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The series is structured as an ever-evolving medical detective story, but the filmmakers give it heart as well by juxtaposing the history lessons with present-day personal profiles of cancer patients.... It’s a well-conceived approach to a subject that in other hands might have been dry. Still, be prepared to give it your full attention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Staking out a distinctive place within the genre isn’t easy. Penny Dreadful tries to do so with a combination of literary allusion, fine acting, patience and fearlessness, which, at least for the first two episodes, clicks deliciously.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The presentation is familiar, maybe a little too familiar, by now: actors reading journal entries; vintage photographs lovingly panned; historians adding commentary.... But Mr. Burns, cutting between [Theodore and Franklin's] life stories, probes the intersections with playful insight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Vikings is a mini-series about a band of professional pillagers with a disregard for human life and a relentless focus on gratifying material desires. So it is somewhat surprising that it is also a refreshing study in restraint.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The premise sets it apart, the premiere promises a lot of plot wrinkles and a fast pace, and the acting (with a few exceptions) is decent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The funniest bits rely on incongruity rather than vulgarity. But even the crude stuff has a silver lining.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Lots of amusing cameos add to the fun.... Mr. Gaffigan may not be the greatest actor, but he has a genial charm, which is the first prerequisite to making a show like this work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The premiere episode tends to lapse into a "You go, girl" mode typical of shallow treatments of disability, with fist-pumping and treacly background music.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Though the show is a drama, it is served up with a droll comic sensibility that is a refreshing change.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Would You Rather ...? With Graham Norton on BBC America proves that a fair amount of fun can be generated simply by putting people in chairs and letting them crack wise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    This Good Marty/Bad Marty dynamic may prove more fruitful for the show in the long run than the well-worn punching bag that is corporate America.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    An often entertaining series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    An able cast led by Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal makes it stand out from the stream of interchangeable Hallmark movies that aim for the same tone and audience.

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