Neil Genzlinger

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For 508 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 8.2 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 Back in the Day
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 508
508 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Eva
    The story has several well-disguised twists, and although it’s a drama, it is sprinkled with touches of whimsy, thanks to a colorful collection of robots.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    This is dark comedy indeed, and if viewed as such, it works deliciously.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    If "Wall-E" pushes the boundaries of what can be done in an animated movie, Space Chimps proves that the old formula is still pretty effective when executed well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    You can feel just how jarring and stressful it must be for a soldier to go from the life-and-death adrenaline rush of war to the maddeningly slow world of rehabilitation and forced inactivity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    Generally speaking, bird-watching is a pastime that is extremely interesting to a few people and not at all interesting to anyone else. But Scott Crocker has turned a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody in Ghost Bird, a witty, wistful documentary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    [A] sweet if not very credible film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    A striking experiment in music and moviemaking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    "Star Wars” fans will, of course, love this film, but it’s also a thought-provoking exploration of the dawning of our current age.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The movie sweeps you along with a brisk pace and even dashes of humor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    An assured and thoughtful debut.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    This is not an easy documentary to watch, in the sense that the filmmakers let the story tell itself, without narration or expert commentary. That ultimately makes it all the more touching.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    If you are one of those people who romanticize the East Village in New York when it was at its grungiest, Ten Thousand Saints might be the movie of your dreams. Even if you’re not, it’s still a very fine film, full of quietly impressive performances and young characters who register as authentic.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    At this point no documentarian can possibly have a fresh take on climate change, right? Wrong. The Anthropologist, a stealthily insightful film by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger, improbably mixes that topic with a mother-daughter story to produce a distinctive study of change and human adaptability.
    • 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.

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