For 187 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Story of the Weeping Camel
Lowest review score: 10 Deterrence
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 187
187 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Gallo
    The singing and dancing in this Chicago are uniformly splendid, right down to Gere's tap dancing. The high wit and dark eroticism Marshall brings to the famous "Cell Block Tango" number are matchless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Gallo
    It gracefully defies the usual categories, gets under your skin in ways you cannot anticipate, then works its way straight toward the heart. It's far and away the bravest and best movie of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Gallo
    The result is a vivid anthropological document suffused with plenty of emotion and a touch of ancient magic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    In short, Just Say Yes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Impeccably acted by a fine ensemble cast, it's a sheer pleasure to behold.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    This lovely movie, simply and beautifully shot in Brazil's northeastern countryside by cinematographer Breno Silveira, is satisfying from start to finish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    It's difficult to imagine a more eloquent tribute.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Davies has nailed Wharton's bitter satire of the flights and follies of New York society in the Gilded Age, and leading lady Gillian Anderson shows dazzling range in her portrayal of the book's doomed heroine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    This is anything but pleasant stuff, but it's a must-see for anyone interested in men and women, fathers and sons, and the kind of murder mystery in which the real casualty is the human soul.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    In this modest but brilliant little movie, we find ourselves immersed in life itself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    The bittersweet charm of this extraordinary film is trumped only by its wisdom. Without resorting to schmaltz or sticky pathos, director Vladimír Michálek (a child of 49) fashions an allegory about aging, friendship and love that equals (and often surpasses) the best American movies on those tricky subjects, from "Cocoon" to "On Golden Pond."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    A fascinating, frequently hilarious meditation on delusion, self-loathing and personal salesmanship
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    An ideal film for movie buffs, who are bound to delight in each new misfortune even as they sympathize with the documentarians' sometimes inflated vision of a tortured genius at work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Waking Ned Devine works up enough feel-good momentum that in the end it's irresistible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    A fluent, intelligent piece of work whose sex and violence are anything but gratuitous, and exactly the kind of highly personal, no-holds-barred vision of life on the ragged edge that independents always aspire to but rarely have the goods to achieve.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    As is common in a Frankenheimer picture, the plot lines get a bit tangled in Ronin, but the atmosphere is tense, the style impeccable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Karen Moncrieff makes an extraordinary debut as a feature film writer and director with this observant drama about a budding teenage poet who, amid many traumas, finds the courage to become herself and set out as an artist.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    This uncommonly clever, surprisingly poignant fairy tale packs a social wallop that we're not quite prepared for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    It takes an especially fine-tuned director and an inventive actor to cut as close to the bone as Spider does.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    In the end, what Minghella has wrought is a nearly perfect drama of love and war (still the great subjects, after all), an epic that's fluent, frightening and beautiful all at once, that lifts the heart and dashes our dreams in about equal measure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    One of Void's great strengths is that it doesn't say much about "voids." It simply shows us, in incredibly vivid detail, heart-stopping danger and the raw will to survive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Baby may not be quite as compelling as Mystic River or Unforgiven, but there's something so stirring, and disquieting, too, in his quest that we cannot help but pay close attention to him. In the middle of his long career's third act, he's still searching for the secrets in things with striking resolve. You certainly can't ask more than that of any 75-year-old ex-gunslinger.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    So thoughtful and provocative that we cannot help but become engrossed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly professional, frequently spectacular piece of muckraking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Not just great fun but high art.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Happily, North Country is not all social-realist grit or straight sermonizing. Not only is Theron achingly real, the fine supporting performances here lend even more dramatic reach and human scale.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    If, in its groundbreaking assault on the mythology of the American West, Brokeback Mountain gets a lot of people into a furious lather, so be it.