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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The plot's a trifle, but so what. Director Lynn (My Cousin Vinny) stages a series of seamless, ebullient show-stoppers that encompass every musical style from gospel and soul to contemporary R&B and hip-hop, and the choreography ranks with anything you'll find on Broadway.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is provocative stuff--and not just for its searing indictment of Brazilian society.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Hopkins' beautifully detailed, deeply felt acting remains a joy to watch...But an even greater pleasure, at least for my money, is Kidman's dark turn as Faunia Farley.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is not pleasant stuff, but it's important, and thoroughly heart-wrenching.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    If you're in the mood for a quiet, beautifully acted little drama, liberally spiked with comedy, about the universal desires of the human heart, this may be the obscure gem you're looking 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Thanks to Spielberg's vivid storytelling and Hanks' matchless gift for bringing the common man to life, this is a relentlessly charming movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This vivid exploration of the human animal creates a romantic alchemy that's raw, unsettling, and touching.
    • 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).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Like all good concert films, it's the next best thing to being there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Full of intellectual stimulation as well as low, dark pleasures--"Carnal Knowledge" redux!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A fascinating, highly literate film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A beautifully acted, graceful, and intelligent film that usefully dramatizes the gulf between Fortress Bush and the relativist politics of Western Europe.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    A perfect marriage of author and director.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    If you're shopping for neatly tied bundles of plot and the rigid arcs of "character development" common to mainstream movies, look elsewhere. Whether he's playing on the road or at home, Jarmusch always throws a lot of off-speed stuff, and that's his glory.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    For Jordan, this is a return to top form.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    Disturbing, beautifully acted movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    This is a highly original film blessed with fetching complications all its own and some hair-raising turns of plot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    In the end, leaves you feeling both violated and startlingly informed, as if a mugger had whacked you in a dark alley.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    If there's any justice in moviedom, this summer's feel-good hit will be an unassuming Dutch comedy called Everybody's Famous!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    The cornerstone of this fascinating film is a peculiar but absolutely solid love story. In terms of intellectual and emotional stimulation, who could ask for more?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    In elevating bawdy teen farce to political metaphor without squeezing the fun out, Alfonso Cuarón has pulled off a nice little miracle.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    En route, we also get a chance to examine the nature of the self and the responsibilities of science. Das Experiment has all this and more, excitingly packaged as a prison movie featuring superb performances and high emotional tension.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Gallo
    It's vastly enjoyable in a low-down, scandal-mongering way.