For 49 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Young's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Once Upon a Time Verônica
Lowest review score: 30 The Anomaly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
49 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Young
    An unambiguously partisan profile of controversial economics whiz Martin Armstrong — who spent a decade in jail on technicalities relating to fraud charges — it plays like a slickly elaborate sketch for a future Hollywood retelling in the Wolf of Wall Street mold.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Neil Young
    An uneven but promising sophomore outing for Montreal-based Italian director Simone Rapisarda Casanova.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Young
    There's plenty of time for the viewer to muse on what The Wall might or might not symbolize -- when events finally take an abruptly surprising and violent turn, the tonal shift is unsatisfyingly awkward.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Young
    What should be a clammy exercise in claustrophobic, queasy tension becomes, in the hands of writer/director James DeMonaco, an underpowered compendium of over-familiar scare tactics and sledgehammer-subtle social satire.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Young
    While this heartfelt, rough-edged tribute to now largely-forgotten Hollywood actor Sal Mineo isn’t without interest, it’s too small-scale and sketchy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Young
    For the first time his ongoing collaboration with scriptwriter Paul Laverty, Loach's studiously safe-hands approach -- typified by regular collaborator George Fenton's near-incessant score -- can't counterbalance fundamental screenplay flaws.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Young
    Director Macdonald, in his sixth outing of the decade including documentaries, likewise handles proceedings with a self-effacing, uninspired competence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Young
    A steady, austere treatment of a notoriously and riotously rambunctious subject, Set Fire to the Stars takes a non-incendiary, safe-hands approach to potentially combustible material.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    Paying slavish homage to culty genre predecessors from the sixties, seventies and eighties, this steamy tale of a hunky screenwriter, his ethereal blood-sucking paramour and her bad-girl sister can't quite decide whether to be seductively stylish or knowingly cheesy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    The impression is that De Palma is indulging himself with homages to his own Hitchcockian greatest hits, with results that veer close to self-parody on occasion and emphasize just how far this once-outstanding director's creative star has plummeted.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    Awkwardly condensing more than 20 years into a running-time well under two hours, director/co-writer Cao Hamburger needs a bigger canvas for his well-intentioned but underpowered saga.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    There's little in the way of genuine depth, complexity or nuance here, Diaz instead seeks to convey the illusion of profundity by having various characters throw around weighty social and philosophical verbiage in thuddingly sophomoric fashion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    The foursome (most of whom will be in their 30s by the middle of 2015) have long since settled comfortably into their roles, and there's pleasure to be gleaned from the simple physical and verbal rough-housing of their interactions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    A picture whose tone wanders between arid academic exercise and something close to parody of the more pretentious trends in current auteur cinema.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    When in doubt, the director cranks up the assaultively reverberant score from po-faced '80s rockers The The (aka Matt Johnson, the director's brother), which at least provides intermittent pep to this increasingly torpid wallow in the moral mud.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Young
    The Golden Cage (La Jaula de oro) is a lukewarm examination of a hot-potato political issue.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Young
    Pretty pictures alone do not in themselves great cinema make - not for the first time, Reygadas' waywardly wilful approach to screenwriting and structure severely outweighs whatever fleeting pleasures his movies may impart.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Young
    The general air of slipshod incompetence thus torpedoes the intriguing concepts underlying Lewis's screenplay.

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