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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
No Score Yet American Jihad (2017) The film would be better if it teased out its ideas about personal interventions and how mainstream Muslims might be brought into such an approach, but it's still full of food for thought served at just the right moment.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
No Score Yet In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017) Long stretches are just the usual food-speak about local ingredients and childhoods spent watching Grandma cook. Its best segments, though, are an informative take on a subject that is still very much evolving.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
100% Cries From Syria (2017) If the idea of cozying up to Russia strikes you as harmless, or all those Syrian refugees are too far away to seem real, the HBO documentary Cries From Syria is something you ought to watch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
71% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) Aboud ... works some obvious parallels as he tells the story of a timid young woman, her cranky old neighbor and the garden that separates them, but enjoyable performances keep the tale from becoming too heavy-handed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
21% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) "The Ottoman Lieutenant" is an overwrought nurse romance merged with a history lesson, a combination that is hard to take as seriously as the film wants to be taken.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
21% The Shack (2017) As the film passes the two-hour mark, it begins to feel as if it's treading water. People of faith already know that there are no cut-and-dried answers to the kinds of questions Mack is asking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
39% Wolves (2017) It's as if Bart Freundlich, who wrote and directed, loses confidence in the performances and decides he'd better throw in every cliché in the genre.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
39% Rock Dog (2017) The film, based on a Chinese graphic novel and directed by Ash Brannon, keeps its animation simple and its story lines clear, which makes it reliable fare for the 10-and-younger set.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
30% Don't Hang Up (2017) A formulaic story of teenagers behaving badly and getting what's coming to them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
100% Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (2017) It's a pileup of sorrow, survivor guilt, anger and defiance that sometimes grows unruly.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
20% 1 Night (One Night) (2017) The journey could be a bit more eventful, but the payoff is charming.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
6% Rings (2017) Fans of the franchise will probably be pleased ... Too many horror sequels are content merely to recycle what worked the first time.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
75% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) (2017) The film has accidental topicality now with the debate over immigration swirling, but you don't need to burden it with politics to be touched by its tale of a child who is pulled by two very different cultural worlds.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
17% Lost in Florence (2017) The male-fantasy earmarks of "Lost in Florence," a guy-perspective romance written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer, are hard to ignore, but it's still a reasonably pleasant film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Clumsily manipulative dreck.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
80% Beyond the Gates (2016) Shows early promise but eventually ends up in the bin of ordinariness.‐ New York Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
85% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
41% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
100% Off the Rails (2016) An assured and thoughtful debut.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
90% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
46% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
29% The Pickle Recipe (2016) The pickles in "The Pickle Recipe" apparently have quite a kick. The movie, though, is pretty flavorless.‐ New York Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Deliciously creepy, thanks largely to a terrific performance by the youngest of its stars.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
71% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
53% Ordinary World (2016) The film turns into a predictable midlife-crisis yarn.‐ New York Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016