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

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 American Beauty
Lowest review score: 10 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    A mood-switching meditation on love and death that goes out of its way to yank our chains.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Happily, North Country is not all social-realist grit or straight sermonizing. Not only is Theron achingly real, the fine supporting performances here lend even more dramatic reach and human scale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    A fluent, intelligent piece of work whose sex and violence are anything but gratuitous, and exactly the kind of highly personal, no-holds-barred vision of life on the ragged edge that independents always aspire to but rarely have the goods to achieve.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The World's Fastest Indian is not likely to be regarded as some kind of masterpiece--far from it--but Hopkins once more keeps our ears open and our eyes fixed on the screen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    The bittersweet charm of this extraordinary film is trumped only by its wisdom. Without resorting to schmaltz or sticky pathos, director Vladimír Michálek (a child of 49) fashions an allegory about aging, friendship and love that equals (and often surpasses) the best American movies on those tricky subjects, from "Cocoon" to "On Golden Pond."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Not just another lawyer movie, but rather one of the most striking dramas of the year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The cast has plenty of room to emote, but their task feels a bit empty and thankless. For the most part, they're carrying the director's water.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The political, social, and linguistic adjustments Parker makes to this hugely entertaining Husband give it fresh relevance without betraying the original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's a pleasure to watch these two superb actresses circle and attack, conspire and conflict in the corporate shark tank, and it's just as profound a pleasure to behold a talented new filmmaker who's managed to succeed his first time out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    As is common in a Frankenheimer picture, the plot lines get a bit tangled in Ronin, but the atmosphere is tense, the style impeccable.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    A fascinating, frequently hilarious meditation on delusion, self-loathing and personal salesmanship
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Thoroughly entertaining Home Movie carries on a grand tradition of American documentary -- seeking out the eccentrics and contrarians among us.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This vivid exploration of the human animal creates a romantic alchemy that's raw, unsettling, and touching.
    • 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
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    This lovely movie, simply and beautifully shot in Brazil's northeastern countryside by cinematographer Breno Silveira, is satisfying from start to finish.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Here's a knowing look at female friendship, spiked with raw urban humor.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Full of intellectual stimulation as well as low, dark pleasures--"Carnal Knowledge" redux!
    • 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).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    An engaging preapocalyptic fantasy.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Ali
    Muhammad Ali's spirit, his life force, is not quite present here, despite Smith's astonishing mimicry and Mann's considerable perspiration.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Quick-witted, spicy Irish comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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