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 Happiness
Lowest review score: 10 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Eight Below splits into two movies--the compelling tale of the dogs' struggle to pull together and survive and the much less interesting one about Jerry Shepard's emotional trauma and his search for redemption.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    A mood-switching meditation on love and death that goes out of its way to yank our chains.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Arteta and White manage to bring off both the comedy and the tenderness in this tale of a jilted friend who sticks to his passions like chewing gum on a shoe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Constantly touching, surprisingly funny, semi-surrealist exploration of the creative act.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    As a musical feast, Groove works well. As a celebration of tribal ritual, it's even better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Happily, this irreverent, sharply observant comedy sweeps us into the maelstrom too. Amid the glut of teen movies rolling out of the studios every week, Election deserves special attention.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Connoisseurs of horror are bound to play favorites here (this amateur votes for Box), but there's one more thing that connects these three films--the brilliant cinematography of Christopher Doyle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Scrupulously accurate, sometimes-tedious account of Stephen Glass' malfeasance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Jack's odyssey, despite some clunky writing and predictable first-movie missteps, gives off a flavor and a flair that stick with you.
    • 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.)
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Whatever Dark Blue World lacks in pyrotechnics it makes up for with richly drawn characters, high drama and pointed historical ironies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Combining the tragic and the comic, this drama is amateurish in places, but it's a triumph of atmosphere (the makers are both North Carolinians) and the acting is first-rate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    We expect some depth and perspective from filmmakers, but even in talking about the movie Peralta sounds like an ex-high school quarterback who never got over the Big Game, or an old campus revolutionary who's never glimpsed the folly that went along with the fervor.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Flecked with delicious malice, and the kids, especially newcomer Coughlin, performs with verve and high energy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Shot in the mean streets of a great and compelling city, here's a fascinating vision of societal upheaval that would likely awe De Sica himself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    We do glimpse the dynamic interplay between rising comedian Eddie Griffin's hilarious obsessions and the loving, screwed-up people who made him what he is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    This first generation of Native American movie directors has already managed to make great strides: While prodding the collective conscience of the U.S. mainstream with their disturbing views of the reservation, they have also opened the door to a vibrant spirit world unknown to all but a few.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    The young actors, all first-timers chosen in auditions in Puglia and Basilicata, are completely natural.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Hardball is not as bad as it sounds, and at its best it's charming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Paul Cox's admirers are sure to embrace this latest eruption of sincerity and sensitivity.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Here is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" inflated to lethal proportion, or "The War of the Roses" reimagined as World War III.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    As American history, Glory Road is by turns inspirational and thrilling. But, in keeping with Hollywood's gift for exaggeration, a couple of things about it are completely bogus.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Exceptionally smart and charming.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    For Caan's shtick alone, The Yards is worthwhile, but we may also be witnessing the emergence, in Gray, of a young filmmaker who's just starting to find the range.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Picture the dopes from "Dumb and Dumber" getting mixed up in organized crime -- but without benefit of Jim Carrey's rubberized pratfalls or his go-to-hell anarchism.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly unremarkable police action movie starring the magnetic Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Happily, the director and writer Andrea Gibb treat little Frankie with as much dramatic respect as the grown-up characters, and he saves the movie from killing sweetness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Homer would be hard-pressed to find any remaining shred of "The Iliad" in this over-the-top entertainment. It has a lot of loud passion but not much poetry, and that's appropriate for a movie that could well be subtitled My Big Fat Greek Bloodletting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Little Ralph comes off like "Billy Elliot" on steroids. Still, this an energetic movie that can be truly hilarious in spots, and it captures perfectly the oppressive atmosphere of a Catholic boys' school in the ’50s.

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