Neil Genzlinger

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For 551 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Project X
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
551 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    The movie, directed by Steven C. Miller, doesn’t hold a lot of surprises, but there is worse terror-in-the-woods fare out there — rather a lot of it, in fact.
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    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    We’re left once again feeling we’ve had only a glimmer of illumination on a vexingly complex problem.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Genzlinger
    The film, directed by Michael Mailer, wanted to be a steamy romance, but it ended up leaden and occasionally laughable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    The cast is surely capable of sharper comedy, but Will Raee, who directed, doesn’t get everyone on the same page. Ms. Cardellini and Ms. Schaal offer cardboard caricatures, while Mr. Ulrich, among others, plays it mostly straight.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    The fifth Transformers movie, The Last Knight, is far from the worst in this continuing experiment in noisy nonsense based on Hasbro toys. That is thanks largely to two words: Anthony Hopkins.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    Certainly the journey of Rachel Flowers, a blind musician and composer, is impressive, but Hearing Is Believing, a documentary about her, doesn’t put enough effort into giving her tale depth and context.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Genzlinger
    The movie tries for propulsive Tarantino grit but ends up being just another annoying example of Hollywood’s addiction to stories in which graying white men bed beautiful young women and beat up men much more youthful and fit than they are.
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    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s hard to root for a protagonist who is focused only on his own narrow needs and seems indifferent to the broader issues his tale raises.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    If the conclusion doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you’re way too cynical.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    If Mr. Martin’s take on grief is facile, the movie overall is a pleasant trip, and Dean’s doodles — by Mr. Martin himself — are a treat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The best animated movies for children are sublime. This one generally settles for noisy, though it throws in a positive message at the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    You may find this sparse film maddeningly elusive, but chances are you’ll come out of it with your head spinning, in a good way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    With a pair of irresistible leads and a straightforward love-overcomes-adversity story, Everything, Everything scores a direct hit on the teenage-girl market. Others might find it pretty enjoyable as well.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    Unfortunately, the fresh blood has been saddled with a tired story, the family road trip that goes outlandishly awry, and the result is another forgettable film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s not an easy movie to embrace, but it lingers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    Things meander along to the inevitable blowup scene and a too-easy ending in which all is forgiven and personal growth has occurred, though not for the viewing audience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    If Urban Hymn starts with that familiar dynamic, it stays surprisingly fresh thanks to three fine performances and a willingness to be uncompromising.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Cars could easily have been the stars of Lowriders, but the film makes them supporting players in a family drama that’s a mix of strong scenes and shopworn ones punctuated by clichés.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Ray is courageous just for making the decision to change sexes. The film — which, by the way, includes a surprising amount of droll humor — would be better if it trusted the audience to recognize this, rather than piling ordeals worthy of the Labors of Hercules onto its protagonist.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Parts of it work, but the overall package is never really suspenseful enough to have you on edge or overtly funny enough to be a lark.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    It meanders from start to finish, searching for a tone that it never quite finds.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s a study of courageous innovation against an entrenched medical orthodoxy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Mr. Bezmozgis creates a disturbing portrait of a girl turned calculating and nihilistic by her upbringing, and there is no coyness here.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    Here, both the director (Denise Di Novi) and the writer (Christina Hodson) are women, yet that doesn’t translate into a reimagining of the tired formula.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The narrative, read by John Krasinski, is kid-friendly in a cloying sort of way, and unpleasant realities like China’s pollution are not mentioned. So as an introduction for children to exotic creatures in picturesque landscapes, the movie is harmless enough.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It avoids the big confrontation or grand statement; doing so allows it to be an effective, if somewhat uneventful, study of the Brooklyn bubble effect.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    Over all, the movie, directed by Dan Harris and featuring name actors like Kal Penn and Janeane Garofalo in small roles, has a focus problem that leaves its humorous moments obscured and its intentions hazy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s strictly comfort food, 99 percent predictable, though the 1 percent that isn’t — you’ll know it when you see it — is deftly executed.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The animated feature The Boss Baby has some hilarious moments. If, that is, you’re a grown-up.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The story stays intriguing for much of the way, but eventually things cease to make sense.

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