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

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Chicago
Lowest review score: 10 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Scrupulously accurate, sometimes-tedious account of Stephen Glass' malfeasance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    Paul Cox's admirers are sure to embrace this latest eruption of sincerity and sensitivity.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    In the end, Stevie is a relentlessly messy, sometimes trying picture of family dysfunction, official neglect and personal tragedy, a disturbing redneck soap opera about real people and real consequences in which the protagonist--like the filmmaker--often proves to be as unlikable as he is sympathetic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A perfect marriage of author and director.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    In the end, Stone Reader gives us an old-fashioned romantic's view of writers and their craft--complete with the hint of a happy ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    The problem here lies not in the abundance of blood--we've seen that before--but in the film's pounding insistence, which prevails for all two hours and 40 minutes, that we also absorb a rather thin and unreliable history lesson.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 20 Bill Gallo
    It's a paint-by-numbers job of the worst sort, stuffed with more tired old baseball baloney than Harry Caray and about as dramatic as shagging flies in St. Pete.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's a bewildering but deeply satisfying paradox, this constant, nearly silent collision in Tran's films of the visible world and the turbulent, unseen world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    So thoughtful and provocative that we cannot help but become engrossed.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    This uncommonly clever, surprisingly poignant fairy tale packs a social wallop that we're not quite prepared for.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not pleasant stuff, but it's important, and thoroughly heart-wrenching.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Waking Ned Devine works up enough feel-good momentum that in the end it's irresistible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Holes is a nicely made movie for kids, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and--thanks to director Davis--a bit harder-edged than the usual Disney fare.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Too much attention to art-deco detail, a meandering story that hesitates whenever it wants to touch an emotional chord, then squanders the opportunity with an eccentric line-reading or an extravagant camera angle.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Moviegoers bewailing the absence of literacy and shallowness of character they usually get for their seven bucks need look no further than this fluent and satisfying triptych for a source of hope.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    This is a deeply disturbing (if not very satisfying) view of what happened at Columbine and in other school shootings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Beautifully observed, miraculously unsentimental comedy-drama.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Disturbing, beautifully acted movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This nicely acted study of a love that survived all manner of trauma is a must-see for Joyce fans, feminist historians great and small and admirers of the Emerald Isle.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Not a film for everyone, but if you're in the mood for a little sensory overload, some spirited intellectual gymnastics and an introduction to the most intriguing new actress Europe has produced in years, get in line with the rest of the thrill-seekers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The movies' time-honored old-man-and-boy theme has rarely been used to such great advantage.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Impeccably acted by a fine ensemble cast, it's a sheer pleasure to behold.

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