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

Bill Gallo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Story of the Weeping Camel
Lowest review score: 10 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Bill Gallo
    In short, let nothing deter you from staying home.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Ryan never quite convinces us she's seen the inside of a fight gym, much less that she's worthy to be Rocky in a miniskirt. On the other hand, her director here was not Campion but actor Charles S. Dutton, whose behind-the-camera skills, developed via cable TV, tend toward the cartoonish.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    If you love Kawasakis, Hondas, and Yamahas, and don't mind tin-eared writing, get down to the multiplex.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    This badly muddled adaptation of a complex novel chases after Guterson's many skeins and themes with no unifying principle in mind.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    You'd better be in the mood for a blitz of bumper-sticker philosophy, a major machismo transfusion and 94 minutes' worth of mind-numbing repetition, complete with a musical score seemingly lifted from reality TV.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    If, in its groundbreaking assault on the mythology of the American West, Brokeback Mountain gets a lot of people into a furious lather, so be it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Bill Gallo
    Anyone who expects a little drama with their screen sex will have to go elsewhere.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Gallo
    There is more anxiety than loving humor in the proceedings, and a noticeable lack of charm.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    An occasionally amusing but wrongheaded remake that arrives more than four decades after the original blazed across the screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's vastly enjoyable in a low-down, scandal-mongering way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    If, having seen "Jackass" half a dozen times, you now yearn to watch a pair of identical twins from Texas Tech cavort in the wet T-shirt contest or hear mobs of drunken undergraduates screaming for more margaritas, here's your flick.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Gallo
    Moviegoers might have preferred a little more care with the characters. As it is, Alma comes off not as a courageous trailblazer but as an indiscriminate adventuress.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Gallo
    In his observant, swiftly paced Stardom, Arcand does it all with relentless wit, high style, and a suggestion of tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The flashy sensationalism of The Sixth Sense -- maybe the best thing about it -- is at war with its desire for contemplation.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly unremarkable police action movie starring the magnetic Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Here's a knowing look at female friendship, spiked with raw urban humor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    In short, Just Say Yes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The whole thing has a dour resolve that undermines its attempts at humor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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