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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Beautifully observed, miraculously unsentimental comedy-drama.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Not just another lawyer movie, but rather one of the most striking dramas of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Wise and surprisingly witty, the film is a minor masterpiece and could serve as a fitting companion piece to America's "In the Bedroom," another superb film about the torments of bereavement.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    For better or worse, the filmmaker says nothing directly political about the cruel fate suffered by her people, but the dark poetry of her allusions is powerful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Money Can't Buy You Happiness. It hasn't been this vividly re-examined in decades, and we're the richer for it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    An authentic and thrilling glimpse into Inuit culture and tradition.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    By the time Sprecher's skeins, set forth in 13 related episodes, come together, we've got as clear a view of the big picture as we got assembling the elements of "Nashville," "Lantana" or "Magnolia".
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Gallo
    Despite a little rough stuff here and there, this is one of the more insightful and affecting teen-trauma films of recent years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The most liberating thing about this funny, touching, heartfelt little movie is the way it defies the rules and, in the end, begins to set its heroines free. They've earned it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Can be as howlingly funny as it is touching.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Sugar Town's tunes are terrific, and the writing is sharp. But the typecasting is a work of genius.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A vivid double portrait of the artistic sensibility in its many weathers -- expressed by two fine actors clearly engaged in a labor of love.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The movies' time-honored old-man-and-boy theme has rarely been used to such great advantage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A fresh, intimate, gloriously unpolished performance film that measures up to the classics of the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Rookie writer-director Dylan Kidd, late of NYU film school, knows how to get the best out of jittery, handheld camera shots, and he knows how to go for the jugular. Roger is the bleakest comic portrait of misogynist self-delusion we've seen in a long time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not the easiest film in the world to untangle, but our attentions are soon rewarded.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    One beautiful piece of work--as alert and aware a survey of interpersonal relations as you're likely to find at the movies this year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This valentine to Trekkiedom (produced by, who else, Paramount) doesn't go in very deep--probably doesn't intend to--but it's also not quite the promotional piece the studio may have envisioned.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Touching, frequently hilarious.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    There are no hearts and flowers in Loach's hard-edged world, no kindly interventions, no signs from heaven. Instead, he gives us the unvarnished facts about working-class exploitation and the failure of ambition in low places.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The unfettered comedy of life bubbling up from the Spanish unconscious continues to be proudly liberationist, gloriously extreme, and achingly human.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Bruce Nolan is one deeply disgruntled barrel of laughs--the emotional kin of Bill Murray's cynical weatherman in "Groundhog Day."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Unsettling, morally complex and timely view of American power abroad. Many will find it courageous and some, no doubt, will absolutely revile it, but no one is likely to look away from the screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is probably the funniest Mamet piece to date (but not the weightiest), and it might be destined to take a seat alongside "The Player" and "Sunset Boulevard" in the front row of movieland satires.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This full-tilt visual and aural bombardment is simply a lot of fun. It never lets up. Nor does it ever want to.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The whole thing is absolutely beautiful to look at, even when it has a bad case of the cutes.