Neil Genzlinger

Neil Genzlinger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 541
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
17% Not Cool (2014) " No one involved with it should ever be allowed to work in the movies again. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
29% The Song (2014) " The actors, none of whom have much experience, are quite convincing, but the story - Jed falls, then sees the error of his ways - is an oft-told one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
100% Sleepy Hollow: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " After a long summer, spring and most of a winter, the spunkiest, most outlandish, best-cast drama on television is back. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 23, 2014
86% black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " The episode... visits in rapid succession - always comically - a formidable range of issues Andre encounters as a result of this duality. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 23, 2014
56% Swim Little Fish Swim (2014) " Mumbly dialogue, relentlessly jittery camerawork, a star who is also co-director and co-writer: Yes, it's time for another movie that mistakes the claustrophobic world of young New York artsy types for something interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
No Score Yet Henry & Me " The Yankeeness of it all is a bit much. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
22% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The premiere doesn't always get the balance right - the crime of the week is bland, and a lot of the "cute" comes off as trying too hard - but a few savvy scenes suggest there's potential for improvement. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2014
20% Swearnet: The Movie (2014) " Apparently the Trailer Park Boys have been funny in the past, but you'd never know it from "Swearnet," an incoherent, desperate-feeling effort to branch out. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
81% I Am Eleven (2014) " The project could easily have seemed like a smarmy Nickelodeon special or some variant of "Kids Say the Darndest Things," but Ms. Bailey's willingness to let the children talk and to let the viewer impose broader meaning elevates it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
60% The Rule (2014) " Though it has interesting elements, it doesn't really deliver on that promise, leaving it feeling more like a promotional video than like a rigorous documentary. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
No Score Yet The Quest: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Some parts of the experiment work better than others, but it's always intriguing. It's also mindlessly addictive, even if you're not the World of Warcraft type. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 3, 2014
44% 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
53% 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
No Score Yet Wizard Wars: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " 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
No Score Yet 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
8% 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
No Score Yet 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
59% 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
78% 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
93% 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
83% 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
73% 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
No Score Yet 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
59% 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
77% 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
78% 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
29% 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
No Score Yet 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
27% 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
89% 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
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