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 5.3 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A vivid double portrait of the artistic sensibility in its many weathers -- expressed by two fine actors clearly engaged in a labor of love.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The movies' time-honored old-man-and-boy theme has rarely been used to such great advantage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A fresh, intimate, gloriously unpolished performance film that measures up to the classics of the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Rookie writer-director Dylan Kidd, late of NYU film school, knows how to get the best out of jittery, handheld camera shots, and he knows how to go for the jugular. Roger is the bleakest comic portrait of misogynist self-delusion we've seen in a long time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not the easiest film in the world to untangle, but our attentions are soon rewarded.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    One beautiful piece of work--as alert and aware a survey of interpersonal relations as you're likely to find at the movies this year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This valentine to Trekkiedom (produced by, who else, Paramount) doesn't go in very deep--probably doesn't intend to--but it's also not quite the promotional piece the studio may have envisioned.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Touching, frequently hilarious.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    There are no hearts and flowers in Loach's hard-edged world, no kindly interventions, no signs from heaven. Instead, he gives us the unvarnished facts about working-class exploitation and the failure of ambition in low places.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The unfettered comedy of life bubbling up from the Spanish unconscious continues to be proudly liberationist, gloriously extreme, and achingly human.
    • 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."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Unsettling, morally complex and timely view of American power abroad. Many will find it courageous and some, no doubt, will absolutely revile it, but no one is likely to look away from the screen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    In the end, Stone Reader gives us an old-fashioned romantic's view of writers and their craft--complete with the hint of a happy ending.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Holes is a nicely made movie for kids, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and--thanks to director Davis--a bit harder-edged than the usual Disney fare.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is probably the funniest Mamet piece to date (but not the weightiest), and it might be destined to take a seat alongside "The Player" and "Sunset Boulevard" in the front row of movieland satires.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This full-tilt visual and aural bombardment is simply a lot of fun. It never lets up. Nor does it ever want to.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Moviegoers bewailing the absence of literacy and shallowness of character they usually get for their seven bucks need look no further than this fluent and satisfying triptych for a source of hope.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The whole thing is absolutely beautiful to look at, even when it has a bad case of the cutes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The plot's a trifle, but so what. Director Lynn (My Cousin Vinny) stages a series of seamless, ebullient show-stoppers that encompass every musical style from gospel and soul to contemporary R&B and hip-hop, and the choreography ranks with anything you'll find on Broadway.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is provocative stuff--and not just for its searing indictment of Brazilian society.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Hopkins' beautifully detailed, deeply felt acting remains a joy to watch...But an even greater pleasure, at least for my money, is Kidman's dark turn as Faunia Farley.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not pleasant stuff, but it's important, and thoroughly heart-wrenching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    An unabashed flag-waver and one of the best feel-good sports movies ever, this authentic charmer does for its young hockey players what John Wayne used to do for the U.S. Marines, and it lifts us, too, onto the boys' cloud of belief.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    If you're in the mood for a quiet, beautifully acted little drama, liberally spiked with comedy, about the universal desires of the human heart, this may be the obscure gem you're looking for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The film splits the difference between the brutal reality of the cable-TV prison series "Oz" and the romanticized fantasy of "The Shawshank Redemption" and provides a vivid, well-rounded gallery of inmate portraits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Thanks to Spielberg's vivid storytelling and Hanks' matchless gift for bringing the common man to life, this is a relentlessly charming movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This vivid exploration of the human animal creates a romantic alchemy that's raw, unsettling, and touching.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Maugham's signature wit and tragic colorations are well served by director Istvan Szabo (Mephisto) and screenwriter Ronald Harwood (The Dresser).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Like all good concert films, it's the next best thing to being there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Full of intellectual stimulation as well as low, dark pleasures--"Carnal Knowledge" redux!