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 4.9 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly professional, frequently spectacular piece of muckraking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Lawrence constructs a vivid pastiche of human foibles, nicely flavored with a touch of suspense and some well-timed jolts of humor. In the end it's a terrifically entertaining film, if not quite so profound as the makers might wish.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    This uncommonly clever, surprisingly poignant fairy tale packs a social wallop that we're not quite prepared for.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Impeccably acted by a fine ensemble cast, it's a sheer pleasure to behold.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    The result is a lovely piece of writing brought to life by a terrific cast, a vivid sense of place and, not incidentally, some perfectly chosen pop tunes by such as Bree Sharp, Leona Naess, Smog and Tin Star. As for Lauren Ambrose, her big-screen debut is a revelation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Money Can't Buy You Happiness. It hasn't been this vividly re-examined in decades, and we're the richer for it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's vastly enjoyable in a low-down, scandal-mongering way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Here's a knowing look at female friendship, spiked with raw urban humor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Generous in spirit and fearlessly observant, this tale of an outcast Vietnamese man's journey to freedom deserves a place of honor among the great films portraying emigrant tenacity.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Disturbing, beautifully acted movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A psychotic we can't help falling for, Edward Norton's beautifully drawn and richly nuanced dreamer could, in time, prove to be one of the most memorable movie characters of recent years.
    • 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).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Mrs. Henderson hits all its marks, well-worn though they be, and Dench fans will once more find themselves glorying in her reckless spirit.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Sugar Town's tunes are terrific, and the writing is sharp. But the typecasting is a work of genius.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Full of intellectual stimulation as well as low, dark pleasures--"Carnal Knowledge" redux!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A fascinating, highly literate film.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The cornerstone of this fascinating film is a peculiar but absolutely solid love story. In terms of intellectual and emotional stimulation, who could ask for more?
    • 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.
    • 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
    Can be as howlingly funny as it is touching.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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