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 10.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Lowest review score: 0 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Score distribution:
551 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    Nowhere does Mr. Core’s film approach the action-movie chops or psychological smarts of Ms. Bigelow’s original or, truth be told, benefit from actors displaying the same charm as her stars. But for a number of liberating airborne seconds, none of that may matter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    The humor in Mr. Krawczyk’s script is deliciously subtle, as it has to be when your lead character is a man of few words; a viewer might easily spend the first half of the movie not even realizing it’s there.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    The film delivers the standard upbeat message about family, along with one particularly outstanding and incongruous cameo that — sorry — won’t be spoiled here.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    This is well-worn territory, and though the two leads are very good, the romance that is supposed to drive the story isn’t particularly well delineated.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    American Hero starts off seeming as if it is going to be a fresh take on superheroes, but Nick Love, who wrote and directed, turns out to have nowhere to go with his intriguing premise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s an assured, deftly acted movie that builds its creepiness slowly and keeps its secrets well hidden till the end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s a curious, bittersweet story, flecked with dashes of bombast and overstatement that Presley himself would have admired.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    There are no suggested solutions here to the difficult issues raised, but the film at least reminds us that it’s important not to accept this new way of warring without scrutinizing it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Genzlinger
    It doesn’t feel like a mere imitation; it has too much wit and too many striking performances for that.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    One of the decade’s odder political stories is revisited, without much illumination, in Sweet Micky for President.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    It doesn’t really succeed in conveying McQueen’s great passion for auto racing. In truth, it mostly makes him seem like a jerk — but cinephiles might enjoy it as a case study of moviemaking gone wrong.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    The film is occasionally amusing but rarely feels genuine.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    The movie briefly picks up some warmth when John and Louis encounter a mother and daughter (Lynn Collins and Emma Fuhrmann) who are also in the midst of some self-discovery, but the movie seems unwilling to linger too long on it for fear of becoming rewarding.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    The Peanuts Movie may be simultaneously the most charming and the most daring experiment in human genetics ever conducted. At issue is whether the character summaries and back stories of fictional pop-culture figures can be passed from one generation to the next solely through DNA.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Genzlinger
    The Sarah character isn’t developed well enough to make her journey enlightening or involving.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    What follows is a decently structured story of personal demons and culinary competition, with a couple of nice twists thrown in, but it’s built with materials that at this point in the life cycle of this genre are mighty shopworn.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s all too dumb and ribald for most tastes, but if you liked all the zombie comedies that came before, well, here’s another one.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Genzlinger
    There are a few sweet moments early in Jem and the Holograms.... But then the movie’s lumbering, overstuffed, unfocused plot shows up, and whatever high hopes we might have had for this latest exploitation of 1980s nostalgia are slowly ground away.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The setup is a scriptwriting gimme — if your central couple lose a child, practically any subsequent behavior is justifiable — but the actors sell what they’re given quite effectively.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The subject matter is only part of what makes Poached one of the more unsettling documentaries to come along lately. The presentation is also pivotal.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Genzlinger
    The sci-fi premise that drives the thriller Reversion is probably close enough to being a reality that the movie should raise goose bumps. Instead it’s uninvolving, thanks to uninspired acting and a script that doesn’t take the central idea very far.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    A horror comedy that proves that with the right actors you can make an amusing movie even if a lot of your ideas are borrowed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    You certainly feel as if you were getting to know the man as he really is, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re gaining much insight.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    It only occasionally delivers the kind of unguarded moment that makes you feel as if you’re getting beneath the media image, and it is not at all interested in discussing broader issues raised by Ms. Yousafzai’s fame.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Neil Genzlinger
    You can get away with this sort of thing if your humor is sharp, but here it’s mostly sophomoric and rarely surprising.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    The film reawakens long-repudiated notions of white supremacy and such, but Mr. Roth is surely not trying to peddle them. He’s merely seeing if he can replicate the formula of the subgenre. And he does, fairly slickly, in fact.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Genzlinger
    Documentaries about disabilities don’t come any smarter or more touching than Mission to Lars, a beautiful sibling road trip tale with a heavy-metal flourish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Bonobos: Back to the Wild is an uncomfortable mix of fictionalized account and nature film, but you have to admire the work it documents.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s tantalizing, sublimely creepy stuff that keeps you guessing even after the credits roll.

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