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 The Man Who Wasn't There
Lowest review score: 10 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    The young actors, all first-timers chosen in auditions in Puglia and Basilicata, are completely natural.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Indeed, in this era of muckraking left-wing documentaries, The Inheritance offers a more fascinating fictionalized look at what cut-throat capitalism can do to conscience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Stacy Peralta may think otherwise, but this 101-minute homage to the heroes of surfing is nothing if not a monument to their self-absorption--and to his own. That's probably inevitable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    This special-effects-crammed action blockbuster is not rocket science. It's more like rocket fun.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    This is a grim and sometimes guilt-ridden examination of the Third Reich in collapse. But it's also weirdly sympathetic, and not just to the peripheral figures in Hitler's twisted world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    So, if you want to see this loud but rather ordinary epic, don't expect its tricked-up cultural and theological messages to carry much water. For entertainment value, it's hard to beat the climactic siege of Jerusalem, a Ridley Scott-perfect half-hour that matches anything in "Troy" or "Gladiator" for sheer, bloody, helmet-bashing mayhem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    By the end, you may be exhausted by the effort of trying to unravel the thing, but you may also be taken by the power of its spell. This is a movie that compels you to watch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    You might feel constrained when it comes to a standing ovation, but there's certainly enough substance and yuk here to go along for the ride.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Analyze This won't win any Oscars, and its comedy is pretty tortured in places, but the pleasures of watching DeNiro onscreen never diminish--not even when he's putting the glories of his criminal past at risk.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Constantly touching, surprisingly funny, semi-surrealist exploration of the creative act.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Paul Cox's admirers are sure to embrace this latest eruption of sincerity and sensitivity.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.)
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Despite a couple of low-budget, rookie-director rough spots, this fascinating look at Israel in ferment feels as immediate as the latest news footage from Gaza and, because of its heightened, well-shaped dramas, twice as powerful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Hardball is not as bad as it sounds, and at its best it's charming.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Despite his natty wardrobe and calculated sangfroid, Penn doesn't summon up quite the right image.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Surprisingly tender and resolutely unpostmodern.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Whatever else is weak or indulgent in this fledgling effort -- self-consciousness and a certain grim solemnity come to mind -- it has the jolt of truth about it, like a lot of thinly veiled fiction.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A reasonably entertaining -- and occasionally very moving -- picture.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    An engaging preapocalyptic fantasy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    This sweet-tempered retelling of "Romeo and Juliet," which substitutes uplift for tragedy, gives off enough energy and light that the audience wants to believe in it even if society's impacted prejudices continue to say otherwise.

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