Neil Genzlinger

Neil Genzlinger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
New York Times
Total Reviews:
481

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
42% Houdini: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The script's flaws aside, the mini-series is watchable for the performances... and for the historical juxtapositions. " — New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2014
46% BoJack Horseman: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " This hilarious and ribald show is not intended for kiddies, or for anyone who cherishes the somewhat cherubic image Will Arnett has recently built up on series like The Millers and Up All Night. " — New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2014
—— Wizard Wars: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The tricks are good, and the gimmick gives the proceedings an appealing insider feel. " — New York Times
Posted Aug 19, 2014
63% Captivated " The film is often just as coy and cagey as Ms. [Pamela] Smart (who is interviewed) and other central figures are when they talk about the crime and their role in it." — New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2014
—— 37 A Final Promise (2014) " It's an awkward mix of sentiment, underdeveloped relationships and rock 'n' roll pretensions, and it never quite gels into the "Love Story" for the 21st century that it wants to be." — New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
9% After (2014) " Viewers ... are left with little to do but endure a lot of seemingly unprovoked family tensions while waiting for the inevitable revelation." — New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
25% Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The series, which stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, is so labored and unfunny that you may find yourself asking: "Wasn't 'Frasier' sharp and urbane? Didn't 'Martin' have some spunk? Where are those two guys?" " — New York Times
Posted Aug 5, 2014
—— Unthinkable: An Airline Captain's Story (2014) " "Unthinkable" is unwatchable, which is too bad, because there are certainly enough oddities in the incident it tries to dramatize to have made for a decent conspiracy theory film." — New York Times
Posted Jul 30, 2014
56% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " Unfortunately, the movie doesn't really do anything truly memorable with all these [guest stars], as if just getting these actors to show up were enough. That's largely true of the sharks as well." — New York Times
Posted Jul 30, 2014
0% Persecuted (2014) " Just why one particular TV preacher is so all-fired important isn't clear, and neither is anything else about this overwrought mess." — New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
39% Rush: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " In a summer well supplied with good new shows, this one has work to do to stand out. " — New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The plotlines here - a fund-raiser for a charity that provides high-heel shoes for dogs occupies the first episode - are kind of amusing, but in general the show looks as if it were far more fun to make than it is to watch. " — New York Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Scott Derrickson, the director, and his special-effects crew really deliver the creepy goods here, providing an apt climax for as taut and credible a movie involving demonic possession as you're likely to see." — New York Times
Posted Jul 1, 2014
92% Bound By Flesh (2014) " It would be hard not to make a thought-provoking, heartstring-tugging film from this source material, and "Bound by Flesh" certainly tells the twins' story effectively ..." — New York Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
85% Ivory Tower (2014) " Can't seem to decide what points it wants to make and ends up making none." — New York Times
Posted Jun 13, 2014
100% Veep: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " If there were any doubt about which is television's best grown-up comedy, this season, the third, for Veep, has put it to rest. " — New York Times
Posted Jun 11, 2014
100% The Only Real Game (2014) " The history lesson is fascinating, and it's nice to see an American export other than a Hollywood blockbuster engendering good will." — New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
70% Burt's Buzz (2014) " The film leaves the impression that it's telling the version of its subject's life that he wants us to hear." — New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
—— Longmire: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " It has settled in as a taken-for-granted steady performer rather than a show that electrifies social media and awards panels. " — New York Times
Posted Jun 2, 2014
50% Emoticon ;) (2014) " "Emoticon ;)" is stuffed with complexities. So why does it feel as facile as that irksome title?" — New York Times
Posted May 29, 2014
60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " Ah, those wacky foreigners and their impossibly charming villages." — New York Times
Posted May 29, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) " It's a frightening thing to see, and an example of how Mr. Kramer and Mr. Murphy take one of the play's strong points and, through the flexibility afforded by film, make it even more powerful." — New York Times
Posted May 22, 2014
82% The Wire: Season 1 (TV, 2002) " The Wire' doesn't have the pulsating, addictive urgency (or the obvious good guys and bad guys) of '24. " — New York Times
Posted May 15, 2014
75% Cyber-Seniors (2014) " A likable intergenerational tale with a bit of unexpected pathos." — New York Times
Posted May 15, 2014
98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " [Osder] cuts between news footage of the events as they unfurled and testimony from hearings held afterward to create a stark, nonjudgmental portrait of an incident that probably needn't have happened." — New York Times
Posted May 13, 2014
57% American Jesus (2014) " It's not clear what Aram Garriga thinks he is accomplishing in his simplistic "American Jesus," but he's not accomplishing much." — New York Times
Posted May 13, 2014
79% Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Oh dear; another show to add to our ever-growing guilty-pleasure lists. " — New York Times
Posted May 13, 2014
18% Moms' Night Out (2014) " Seldom has wackiness been as tedious as it is in "Moms' Night Out," a Christian-themed film that is desperate to make adherents seem wild and crazy but mostly makes them seem incapable of raising children." — New York Times
Posted May 8, 2014
100% Speak The Music: Robert Mann And The Mysteries Of Chamber Music (2014) " Mr. Miller lets Mr. Mann and his violin do most of the talking, drawing on assorted interviews and vintage performance clips that convey both the skill and the enthusiasm underpinning his subject's long career." — New York Times
Posted May 1, 2014
31% Bad Johnson (2014) " A sometimes amusing sex farce ..." — New York Times
Posted May 1, 2014
76% Playing House: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It sure is irritating, and, more to the point, it's not convincing. " — New York Times
Posted Apr 29, 2014
—— Marvin Seth and Stanley (2014) " It still has sublime moments, but it leaves you wanting more of them." — New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
54% Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If you strip away the various questions and back stories involving the station's strategy and just look at Salem as a television show, you've got to admit that it's perversely entertaining. " — New York Times
Posted Apr 18, 2014
83% Kid Cannabis (2014) " A rollicking tale of border-running teenage pot entrepreneurs based on the real-life story of Nate Norman." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
30% Perfect Sisters (2014) " Ms. Breslin and especially Ms. Henley are quite good, elevating a film that seems like an oft-told tale." — New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
21% Frankie & Alice (2014) " It may be that this genre has been forever ruined, or just that it requires a more subtle hand than the one exhibited by Geoffrey Sax, the director here." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
0% 10 Rules For Sleeping Around (2014) " The movie doesn't work even as an instructional video." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
95% Call the Midwife: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " The advice here is to forget the politics and enjoy the performances and the trip back in time. " — New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's actually not a bad strategy that Friends With Better Lives is employing: Make your first episode so gratingly awful that as the series progresses, you have nowhere to go but up. " — New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2014
88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " You should watch it as a twisted comedy. Those who do will be rewarded, especially by the film's outlandish final image." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
14% Refuge (2014) " Just as unsatisfying and unrealistic as a happily-ever-after story about a damsel and a prince she has barely met." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
13% McCanick (2014) " The dour "McCanick" banks way too much on what it is not telling us, making for a movie that thinks it's being cryptically suspenseful but is really just annoying." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " It all adds up to an eventful entry in the Muppet film library but not a classic one." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
77% Teenage (2014) " It settles for interesting when it might have been insightful." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " Matt Dillon and Kurt Russell may not make the most convincing half-brothers, but "The Art of the Steal" is a fairly amusing heist film with some sibling tension helping the story along." — New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
0% War of the Worlds: Goliath (2014) " Considering that the fate of humankind is at stake, "War of the Worlds: Goliath" is remarkably uninvolving." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
80% The Island Of St. Matthews (2014) " It's a stretch to call Mr. Everson's film a documentary." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
0% Saint George: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Here, if the premiere episode is any indication, Mr. Lopez seems merely to be recycling setups from other anemic comedies and, if anything, making them worse. " — New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2014
81% Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Despite such occasional awkwardness, Vikings is an entertaining educated guess about what went on during an intriguing but underexplored moment in history. " — New York Times
Posted Feb 24, 2014
80% The Standbys (2014) " Ms. Riggs gives each actor a story arc of sorts, and all three are personable guides to this backstage world, explaining the process and terminology and talking openly about their lives and jobs." — New York Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
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