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Neil Genzlinger

Neil Genzlinger
Neil Genzlinger's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
41% 100 Streets (2017) It's a portrait of similar struggles existing in proximity of time and place; of individual battles being fought side by side yet alone. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
No Score Yet A Different American Dream (2017) The speakers meander, and the film seems unfocused. But perhaps that's the point. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 5, 2017
86% A Monster Calls (2017) If you prefer to view dying as a natural part of life, a step in a cycle, this film will feel discordant and perhaps counterproductive. But visually it will certainly stick with you, and your children. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 22, 2016
100% Every Brilliant Thing (2016) Mr. Donahoe's heartfelt performance earns him the credibility to speak on a difficult subject. And, surprisingly, the show is full of humor, not to mention delightful audience participation. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 21, 2016
79% Hairspray Live! (2016) All in all, it wasn't an unpleasant revisiting of a great musical; it just wasn't a particularly coherent or revelatory one. Now someone just needs to mount a Broadway revival and cast Ms. Hudson in it. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
80% Beyond the Gates (2016) Shows early promise but eventually ends up in the bin of ordinariness. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
60% Burn Country (2016) Mr. Rains, Ms. Leo and Mr. Franco are all so interesting that you wish they had more to bite into. But the film has a transfixing quality nonetheless. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
84% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) The film, by Justin Bare and Matthew Miele, would be better if it spent less time gushing about how great Mr. Benson is and more time confronting some of the questions his approach raises. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Sometimes the movie, directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is too obviously just a framework for its stars to deploy goofy schtick, but the overall package is naughty, inappropriate fun. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
80% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) If this were a Lifetime movie, it would end with Ms. Smith securing a job as a grocery bagger and viewers coming away feeling that all is fine. It is decidedly not a Lifetime movie. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
75% SiREN (2016) The movie is a not-great horror flick, but if it discourages one future groom from having a final ill-advised night of debauchery, it will have served a purpose. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
100% Off the Rails (2016) An assured and thoughtful debut. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
89% Blood On The Mountain (2016) The film may be one-sided, but if nothing else, it is a reminder that the "coal equals jobs" equation is a serious oversimplification. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
0% Life on the Line (2016) A terrible movie about the workers who keep the electrical grid functioning. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
47% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) Yes, it's uncomfortable watching a terror-themed tale in a city that so recently dealt with real terrorism. But if you can get past that, the movie sweeps you along with a brisk pace and even dashes of humor. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
100% The Anthropologist (2016) At this point no documentarian can possibly have a fresh take on climate change, right? Wrong. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
63% Dreamland (2016) It's a smart, understated sex comedy, a description that suggests a certain maturity. You'd never suspect it was the first feature from its director, Robert Schwartzman. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) The film's leaden treatment of this incredible story somehow sucks all the drama out of it. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016) "My Dead Boyfriend" desperately tries to look and sound like a quirky indie hit, but that's not an achievable goal when you have an unlikable lead character indifferently rendered by a name star. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
33% The Pickle Recipe (2016) The pickles in "The Pickle Recipe" apparently have quite a kick. The movie, though, is pretty flavorless. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
40% A Billion Lives (2016) The kind of documentary that asks you to accept one set of experts' version of things and reject another's, when you suspect that disinterested parties are probably rare on either side. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
0% The Unspoken (2016) Some of the frights work reasonably well; and Ms. Ferland is convincing. But there aren't enough surprises or innovations to make this one stand out in the sea of horror fare that comes along this time of year. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
60% It Had to Be You (2016) Cristin Milioti is so quirkily endearing in the lead role that she makes it easy to just go with the airy tale. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Deliciously creepy, thanks largely to a terrific performance by the youngest of its stars. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
70% Before the Flood (2016) This film promises early on to set itself apart by detailing specific things individuals can do to mitigate the environmental damage, but those suggestions end up being disappointingly few. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
28% The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) Some things can't be replicated or recaptured, and thanks to Fox we now know that one of them is the subversive magic of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2016
55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) Mr. Moore has basically made an earnest but not very entertaining pro-Clinton campaign film ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2016
57% Ordinary World (2016) The film turns into a predictable midlife-crisis yarn. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
60% Desierto (2016) Is it a cautionary tale for would-be border crossers, or an indictment of anti-immigrant rage? Doesn't matter; the gory unpleasantness overrides everything else. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) The film is at its best when it's in parody mode, though it keeps that card too close to the vest for much of its two-hour length. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 10, 2016
93% Newtown (2016) This film isn't content to be merely a "never forget" reminder; it wants to convey just how deep and lasting the pain is, from this attack and, by extension, many others. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) The title character is a child, but two adult actors, Kathy Bates and Glenn Close, really give "The Great Gilly Hopkins" its considerable heart. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
20% The Late Bloomer (2016) To make the premise of a 30-year-old who acts like a 15-year-old work, Mr. Pollak has made everyone else in the film act like a 15-year-old, too. It doesn't quite click. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
89% Do Not Resist (2016) The film doesn't unearth anything that hasn't already been voiced, and it could use more details on the scope of the phenomenon. But with more police shootings in the headlines just in the past few days, it's nothing if not timely. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) The story isn't flashy and neither is the animation in "Long Way North," qualities that give the film a certain low-key charm in an age of fast-moving sagas eye-poppingly served. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
12% I.T. (2016) There's not much to recommend this formulaic film ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
90% SEED: The Untold Story (2016) The film would be better if it had fewer shots of quixotic explorers sampling jungle plants while airy music plays and more hard information. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
63% Storks (2016) A harmless enough way to occupy a youngster for an hour and a half. It's just not especially rich in extraordinary characters or moments. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016) Everybody involved with the awful comedy "Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?..." owes Aristophanes an apology. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 90 percent familiar and a bit hagiographic as well, but just try watching it without smiling. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
94% Command and Control (2016) Since 1980, our weaponry has grown far more sophisticated; whether the sophistication of its handlers has grown as well is something you'll be pondering after the ending credits roll. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 13, 2016
12% When the Bough Breaks (2016) Perhaps you were wondering if it were still possible to wring any suspense out of an unbalanced-third-wheel plot. "When the Bough Breaks," about a surrogate pregnancy gone horribly wrong, has a definitive answer: No, it isn't. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2016
67% Brother Nature (2016) Mind-numbing ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
13% Ithaca (2016) Ms. Ryan's muted approach may be what we've come to expect of looks back at this period ... But she executes the formula well. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) It's not clear whether "The 9th Life of Louis Drax" is deliberately inconsistent or merely an example of confused filmmaking. One thing is certain, however: It sure leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
33% Skiptrace (2016) Mr. Chan has done these unlikely-buddy yarns before, of course - "Shanghai Noon," the "Rush Hour" movies - and sometimes has made the conceit work, but this incarnation lacks originality and spark. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
60% Zoom (2016) Mr. Morelli mixes live-action and animated scenes to good effect. He doesn't have time to give his characters depth, but there's pleasure in figuring out how they connect and pondering the movie's modest themes. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
43% The Hollars (2016) The swirl of anxiety plays out too patly in Jim Strouse's script, but the performers, especially Ms. Martindale and the jittery Mr. Copley, keep it enjoyable, even touching at times. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
83% In Order of Disappearance (2016) A delicious Norwegian film full of icy landscapes and icier hearts. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
83% Imperium (2016) Images of white Americans excoriating other races and giving the Nazi salute have long been a surefire way to get moviegoers' blood boiling, and Mr. Ragussis pushes that button relentlessly, as if illuminating this world for the first time. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016