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 Deterrence
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Hardball is not as bad as it sounds, and at its best it's charming.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Flecked with delicious malice, and the kids, especially newcomer Coughlin, performs with verve and high energy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    The movie is more a loose collection of skits than a coherent whole. But then, it's never coherence we're looking for when Atkinson's exhausting imagination is cut loose from its fetters. The weird bonus here is John Malkovich's over-the-top performance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    As a musical feast, Groove works well. As a celebration of tribal ritual, it's even better.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Scrupulously accurate, sometimes-tedious account of Stephen Glass' malfeasance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Broken Wings' great strength is that it doesn't overreach. These characters undergo no enormous sea changes, no crazy upheavals. Instead, they find themselves trying to roll with the punches--trying to maintain and survive.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    A former yeshiva student himself, Gorlin turns this tale of political intrigue and the search for divinity into an act of liberation -- if not outright defiance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    The horrors therein are vivid, even if the movie is a bit plodding.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Its substance and high ambitions, salted with humor, make for a rewarding two hours in the dark.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    In Mary Katherine Gallagher's dogged perseverance, it's easy to find not only cheap laughs but real soul. In her way, she's a saint.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Even in Las Vegas, which is possibly the most irrational place on earth, drama demands a bit of dramatic logic. Romantic fairy tales just don't play well on The Strip, despite its fake Eiffel Towers, bogus Italian palazzos and strike-it-rich fantasies.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Arcand loyalists are bound to miss Rémy, but at least he goes out in style. Even the antagonists will have to admit that.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    This special-effects-crammed action blockbuster is not rocket science. It's more like rocket fun.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    This is low-rent summer fun, exuberantly mounted, so leave your IQ in the glove compartment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    A mood-switching meditation on love and death that goes out of its way to yank our chains.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    The result is a kind of quirky, high-toned soap opera.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    If the Navy is looking for splashy recruiting tools, it could do worse than Stealth, a zillion-dollar action movie stuffed with futuristic jet fighters, glamorous carrier pilots and an overload of explosive, mostly digital derring-do.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Instead of slick heroism, the saving grace of The Matador (which was obviously made on something less than a blockbuster budget) lies in the comic interplay between Brosnan's ignoble Mr. Noble and the hapless square he picks to serve his purposes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Carrey's brand of exhausting physical comedy is a far cry from Segal's useful bewilderment, so this ride is both rougher and loonier.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A reasonably entertaining -- and occasionally very moving -- picture.