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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
88% 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
46% 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
88% Paint It Black (2017) It's not an easy movie to embrace, but it lingers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
19% 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
75% 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
30% 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
63% 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
87% 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
62% 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
27% 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
84% 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
46% 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
43% 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
91% 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
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
19% 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
27% 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
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
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
30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Clumsily manipulative dreck.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
40% 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