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 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 American Beauty
Lowest review score: 10 Deterrence
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The most liberating thing about this funny, touching, heartfelt little movie is the way it defies the rules and, in the end, begins to set its heroines free. They've earned it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    En route, we also get a chance to examine the nature of the self and the responsibilities of science. Das Experiment has all this and more, excitingly packaged as a prison movie featuring superb performances and high emotional tension.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The movies' time-honored old-man-and-boy theme has rarely been used to such great advantage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Touching, frequently hilarious.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The political, social, and linguistic adjustments Parker makes to this hugely entertaining Husband give it fresh relevance without betraying the original.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Quick-witted, spicy Irish comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is a highly original film blessed with fetching complications all its own and some hair-raising turns of plot.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's a pleasure to watch these two superb actresses circle and attack, conspire and conflict in the corporate shark tank, and it's just as profound a pleasure to behold a talented new filmmaker who's managed to succeed his first time out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not the easiest film in the world to untangle, but our attentions are soon rewarded.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's a bewildering but deeply satisfying paradox, this constant, nearly silent collision in Tran's films of the visible world and the turbulent, unseen world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is provocative stuff--and not just for its searing indictment of Brazilian society.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    In elevating bawdy teen farce to political metaphor without squeezing the fun out, Alfonso Cuarón has pulled off a nice little miracle.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly likable, if familiar, Woody Allen comedy -- not the most original or revealing tintype in the director's gallery, perhaps, but blessedly free of the self-conscious hand-wringing and tortured navel-gazing that impede the former Mr. Konigsberg's more sluggish efforts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This vivid exploration of the human animal creates a romantic alchemy that's raw, unsettling, and touching.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A fresh, intimate, gloriously unpolished performance film that measures up to the classics of the genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not pleasant stuff, but it's important, and thoroughly heart-wrenching.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Like all good concert films, it's the next best thing to being there.
    • 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."