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

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 American Beauty
Lowest review score: 10 Deterrence
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 187
187 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The low-wattage thrills, lukewarm jokes and unconvincing caricatures we encounter in The Big Bounce simply don't generate that kind of excitement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The flashy sensationalism of The Sixth Sense -- maybe the best thing about it -- is at war with its desire for contemplation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    Carrey and the Farrellys are equal-opportunity offenders.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The dumbed-down movie version of Frances Mayes' best-selling travel memoir Under the Tuscan Sun is a virtual case study of Hollywood's irrepressible urge to lower the bar in the hopes of upping the take.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    This is a Tom Cruise vehicle, pure and simple, and that means it's destined to be the biggest chunk of guilty white-boy wish fulfillment since Kevin Costner got down with the Sioux in "Dances With Wolves." In fact, the parallels are all but plagiaristic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    There's so much EFFORT here to convince us of the switcheroo (already one of Hollywood's oldest ploys) that we soon weary of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    Suffice it to say that Cruise never seems right in this part--never as treacherous as he should be, nor as mysteriously tortured. Foxx has his moments, but there's no room for his trademark humor, and we can never quite get our minds around the idea that the hit man has beguiled the cabbie.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The whole thing has a dour resolve that undermines its attempts at humor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    As another exposé of stubbornness, petty opportunism, and greed, there's some residual value in the story of two unappealing characters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Along with his tedious array of tricks and twists, Parkhill stuffs the film with enough dizzying flashbacks, camera jitters and rock-and-roll editing techniques to drive a 14-year-old MTV addict nuts.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Comes straight out of the Forrest Gump School of Interpersonal Magic, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    This badly muddled adaptation of a complex novel chases after Guterson's many skeins and themes with no unifying principle in mind.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    Emperor gives off a distinctly musty odor -- not least because Kline's character.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    The cumulative effect of the movie's many Kodak moments and stretches of greeting-card sentiment is that they kill us with kindness.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Here is the horror-action genre at its silliest and most uninspired.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Billed as a comedy, this low-wattage sitcom is both ill-tempered and mean-spirited.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    This highly sanitized, heavily costumed, dramatically inert nonsense makes last year's dreadful golf biopic "Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius" look like a masterpiece.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Witless, terminally irritating remake.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    The pseudo-mystical nonsense in Brian Helgeland's supernatural thriller far outweighs its scare factor.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Consistently fails to deliver the charm it presumes to have.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    In the little war between charm and belligerence that is the real centerpiece of Lost and Found, romantic comedy takes a beating.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    As witch movies go -- even lighthearted, supposedly comic witch movies -- Practical Magic is conspicuously lacking in supernatural phenomena.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Get out your hankies and weep for the heart-tugging disaster Message in a Bottle.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Ryan never quite convinces us she's seen the inside of a fight gym, much less that she's worthy to be Rocky in a miniskirt. On the other hand, her director here was not Campion but actor Charles S. Dutton, whose behind-the-camera skills, developed via cable TV, tend toward the cartoonish.