Neil Genzlinger Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Descendants 2 (2016) The kids are largely on their own in Descendants 2. That makes for a dumber film, but the target audience for this colorful tuneful fluff won't care and may even consider it an improvement.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
9% First Kill (2017) A decently executed but generic thriller ... most notable for advancing the dubious theory that the best way to help a child who is being bullied is to traumatize the heck out of him.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
17% Blind (2017) The film, directed by Michael Mailer, wanted to be a steamy romance, but it ended up leaden and occasionally laughable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
No Score Yet Mike and the Mad Dog (2017) It's an enjoyable excursion for fans of the longtime radio partners Mike Francesa and Chris Russo.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
88% Almost Sunrise (2017) We're left ... feeling we've had only a glimmer of illumination on a vexingly complex problem.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) The film, which had a brief theatrical release last year, is a feel-good story for the age of viral video.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
92% Tour De Pharmacy (2017) The film is directed by Jake Szymanski and written by Murray Miller, who paired so well on an earlier installment in what we can only hope will be a series of sports dismantlings.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
20% Austin Found (2017) Comedies don't come much dumber.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) If for some reason the drawn-out and incoherent battle scenes are what you liked about the earlier films, the climactic one here is still both of those things. The movie is shorter than the last one, though, and considerably more bearable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
60% Hearing Is Believing (2017) Ms. Flowers's career is just beginning. There might be a better documentary to be made about her some years in the future.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) A bunch of well-known faces look lost in "Once Upon a Time in Venice," which is billed as an action-comedy but has little comedy and less action.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
67% Miles (2017) It's hard to root for a protagonist who is focused only on his own narrow needs and seems indifferent to the broader issues his tale raises.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
84% Megan Leavey (2017) If the conclusion doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're way too cynical.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
75% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) The film, elusive and impressionistic, is at least somewhat successful in capturing that inner tumult.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) It provides delightful evidence that there is plenty of life yet in the population born before the Great Depression. Now the broader culture needs to consider how to change its preconceptions if 90 is the new 65.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The best animated movies for children are sublime. This one generally settles for noisy, though it throws in a positive message at the end.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
63% Dean (2017) Mr. Martin, taking a lesson from Woody Allen, gives his character lots of amusing opportunities to skewer pretentiousness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
90% Icaros: A Vision (2017) You may find this sparse film maddeningly elusive, but chances are you'll come out of it with your head spinning, in a good way.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
44% Everything, Everything (2017) With a pair of irresistible leads and a straightforward love-overcomes-adversity story, "Everything, Everything" scores a direct hit on the teenage-girl market. Others might find it pretty enjoyable as well.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
90% Paint It Black (2017) It's not an easy movie to embrace, but it lingers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Another forgettable film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
100% Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017) The strangeness of this killing speaks for itself, and the director, Erin Lee Carr, largely just lets it do so.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
79% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) What do you get if you make a movie about an aimless, unpleasant road trip? Good guess. For verification, see "Folk Hero & Funny Guy."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
55% Lowriders (2017) A mix of strong scenes and shopworn ones punctuated by clichés.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
58% Urban Hymn (2017) The fight scenes are nasty, the language is harsh and the three leads are utterly convincing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
33% 3 Generations (2017) Good intentions abound in "3 Generations," a movie about a New York teenager transitioning from female to male, but they lead to a certain overzealousness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
68% Take Me (2017) Parts of it work, but the overall package is never really suspenseful enough to have you on edge or overtly funny enough to be a lark.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
88% One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2017) It isn't sharp enough to be funny or profound enough to be touching. It meanders from start to finish, searching for a tone that it never quite finds.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% Natasha (2017) Mr. Bezmozgis creates a disturbing portrait of a girl turned calculating and nihilistic by her upbringing, and there is no coyness here.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) So watch the film for a well acted CliffsNotes version of the book - intriguing and thought provoking, but also frustrating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
26% Unforgettable (2017) It's woman in jeopardy meets woman on the verge, a reductive brand of thriller from another decade, freshened here only with the addition of a plot element involving Facebook.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) As an introduction for children to exotic creatures in picturesque landscapes, the movie is harmless enough.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
67% Little Boxes (2017) Countless movies have examined what happens when a country mouse goes to the city; this one shows that leaving a gentrified urban oasis for a small-town world can be just as jolting.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
48% Going in Style (2017) It's strictly comfort food, 99 percent predictable, though the 1 percent that isn't - you'll know it when you see it - is deftly executed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
55% Speech & Debate (2017) Over all, the movie ... has a focus problem that leaves its humorous moments obscured and its intentions hazy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
52% The Boss Baby (2017) It's a movie whose story is aimed at the siblings of newborns - the 8-and-under crowd, more or less. They'll follow the plot for most of the way; they just might be puzzled by their accompanying parent's reactions. "What's so funny, Dad?"‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
44% The Discovery (2017) You're left thinking that the most interesting stuff was what happened immediately after "the discovery," the part of the yarn that the film skips over.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
100% 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
92% 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
68% 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
20% 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
20% 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
36% 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
44% 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
25% 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
7% 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
70% 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