For 249 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Man Who Wasn't There
Lowest review score: 10 Deterrence
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    The movie is more a loose collection of skits than a coherent whole. But then, it's never coherence we're looking for when Atkinson's exhausting imagination is cut loose from its fetters. The weird bonus here is John Malkovich's over-the-top performance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Its substance and high ambitions, salted with humor, make for a rewarding two hours in the dark.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Most obvious crime is first-degree dullness, giving us a thriller without thrills and a mystery devoid of urgent questions.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    As usual, Hollywood hitmeister Bay is more interested in blowing stuff up than in addressing deep questions like the morality of science and the false myths of civilization, and these explosions go on for over two hours.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Bill Gallo
    In short, let nothing deter you from staying home.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Its loose-limbed sweetness and gruff irreverence are just right.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Constantly touching, surprisingly funny, semi-surrealist exploration of the creative act.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The movie's not great, but Mom might like it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    In the end, the filmmakers strike a bad bargain between action and myth: In their obvious attempt to shoo everyone into the tent--romantic and roughneck alike--they don't serve either end of the spectrum very well.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    Carrey and the Farrellys are equal-opportunity offenders.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Emperor gives off a distinctly musty odor -- not least because Kline's character.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Vertical Limit represents another kind of propaganda--namely the current Hollywood notion that the bigger and louder and longer a movie is, the more people will want to see it, even if that means getting numbed before your popcorn's cold.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    These wonderfully adept actresses take so much pleasure in playing long-faded Southern belles, in mixing the genteel and the bawdy as they conduct their extended therapy session, that it will be difficult for even the most hardened Yankee curmudgeon to resist them.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Hardball is not as bad as it sounds, and at its best it's charming.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Carrey's brand of exhausting physical comedy is a far cry from Segal's useful bewilderment, so this ride is both rougher and loonier.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    This resolutely old-fashioned movie is less a drama of the streets than a kind of recruiting film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    It's a workmanlike adventure yarn, intermittently reverent to the canon but not very inspired, and it must be said that Banderas is starting to show signs of wear.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Cox, bespectacled and deglamorized here, shows some acting ability, but by the time you get through this 78-minute bag of tricks, you could be suffering from a case of perceptual overload.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    As witch movies go -- even lighthearted, supposedly comic witch movies -- Practical Magic is conspicuously lacking in supernatural phenomena.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Unfortunately, Bullock and Affleck don't strike many sparks or produce many yuks…they're not exactly built for comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Bruce Nolan is one deeply disgruntled barrel of laughs--the emotional kin of Bill Murray's cynical weatherman in "Groundhog Day."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Means to be heavy in terms of psychology, provocation and the examination of emotion, but it sinks like a stone the minute it hits the surface.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    Competently if unremarkably directed by Englishwoman Clare Kilner, should prove compelling enough to Moore's huge legion of fans.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Like hundreds of doomed movie protagonists before him, the hero of Life as a House doesn't have long to live. By the second reel, you may find yourself wishing his time on the planet was even shorter.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Overloaded with oddities but a bit short on horse sense, this is one of those stubbornly defiant, attitude-driven movies that's so busy scrambling genres, breaking rules, and dashing expectations on the road to becoming art that it slips off into the ditch.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    What a shame to squander the dramatic riches of Jones's life on third-rate caricature and paint-by-numbers storytelling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Atkins has trouble keeping the tension high and the jokes rolling. Halfway through he begins tripping over the noir genre's dark rules, and in the end he veers off into a haze of romantic redemption that Billy Wilder and Nicholas Ray would have scoffed at.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly unremarkable police action movie starring the magnetic Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Mangold gets stuck in the gooey sweet spots of his tale a little more often than he breaks loose with a bracing jolt of perversity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Bill Gallo
    Connie and Carla doesn't just do violence to the memory of Wilder's brilliant sex farce (Some Like It Hot); it's so clumsy, it might give cross-dressing itself a bad name.

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