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 Deterrence
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    In the end, it demonstrates all over again the virtual impossibility of doing Nabokov justice on film, because his work is so resolutely and brilliantly made of words.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    This unstinting look at growing up in the 1990s never pulls its punches. Bridging the angst of Generation X and the uncertainties of Generation Y, Chick reveals the romantic traumas, career screwups and self-absorbed fantasies of a group of eastern college grads.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Surprisingly tender and resolutely unpostmodern.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    AKA
    Alternately fascinating and distracting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A teen-anxiety movie that leaves no doubt where it stands on "family values" and moral absolutes: It approves. The shock troops of the Cinema Without Limits army are unlikely to buy many tickets, but those who do will probably see the thing as sanctimonious pabulum -- even for its target audience of adolescents.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    There are many winning moments here, but director Nigel Cole (Saving Grace) sometimes imparts to the thing a terrible case of the cutes and an overeagerness to please.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Despite his natty wardrobe and calculated sangfroid, Penn doesn't summon up quite the right image.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    A thoroughly unremarkable police action movie starring the magnetic Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    An engaging preapocalyptic fantasy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Some Marvel fans and die-hard devotees of Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder who played The Hulk on television (and who does a brief walk-on here), may find Ang Lee's whole enterprise grandiose and, given its not-always-successful attempt to fuse brains and brawn, a little bit silly.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Hamburg's smartypants banter is a bit spotty, but the bathroom humor, of all things, hits the mark, and Stiller's trademark wide-eyed bafflement wins the day again.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    This sweet-tempered retelling of "Romeo and Juliet," which substitutes uplift for tragedy, gives off enough energy and light that the audience wants to believe in it even if society's impacted prejudices continue to say otherwise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    For now, it might be best to acknowledge this as an impressive debut and wait for the grown-up stuff to come.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    The film is amateurish in places, but fascinating: Bring your eager hypothalamus and your tuned-up frontal lobes with you. They'll get a workout.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    This resolutely old-fashioned movie is less a drama of the streets than a kind of recruiting film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Gallo
    Homer would be hard-pressed to find any remaining shred of "The Iliad" in this over-the-top entertainment. It has a lot of loud passion but not much poetry, and that's appropriate for a movie that could well be subtitled My Big Fat Greek Bloodletting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    Director Thomas Carter (no relation to Ken) relies on processed emotion and stock characters, and not even the inevitable Big Game excites us very much.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    Yes
    Shades of "House of Sand and Fog," without the compelling drama.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    As usual, Hollywood hitmeister Bay is more interested in blowing stuff up than in addressing deep questions like the morality of science and the false myths of civilization, and these explosions go on for over two hours.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    The movie's not great, but Mom might like it.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Gallo
    If you love Kawasakis, Hondas, and Yamahas, and don't mind tin-eared writing, get down to the multiplex.