Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,189 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Before Midnight
Lowest review score: 20 Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?
Score distribution:
1189 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Boyhood is not just a great movie, it's a landmark achievement in film.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's one of the best movies of the year, one of the best entries ever in the Way We Live Now oeuvre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Inside Out is terrific, a mind-bending concept turned into a brilliant film, a return to form for Pixar not just in terms of quality but in taking risks — risks that pay off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    50/50 is a tremendous movie. It's also a really funny one, which doesn't mean it won't make you cry.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    A great movie, a look inside a world so foreign that it might as well be another planet, yet so universal that its observations are painfully familiar to anyone, anywhere.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    A genuine triumph, a great movie with astounding performances so natural, so genuine, that you forget it's a movie.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    What a great movie.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Artist is such an engaging, delightful film that, if you like movies, you will walk out of the theater with a smile. You just will; it's that inspired.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Foster was born to this kind of role, rugged but soulful, and he’s outstanding. The surprise is Pine, giving by far his best performance.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    A great movie, an astonishing achievement on nearly every level.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The acting is outstanding, the direction assured if straightforward. 12 Years a Slave is a history lesson of the best type. It’s brilliant. But, more crucially, it’s important. It’s brutal truth that demands to be seen.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is a remarkable achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Her
    Her is an outstanding movie, in part because of its originality, but also because of its execution.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Wreck-It Ralph is smart, funny, sweet and sassy. And that's just Sarah Silverman's character... The movie is a treat for kids and the parents they drag to see it. Or maybe it'll be the other way around. Either way. It doesn't matter how you get to it. Just get there.
    • Arizona Republic
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The visuals are stunning, perhaps the most fully realized of any film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is particularly rewarding to see Clooney outside his comfort zone of self-composed cool in The Descendants, Alexander Payne's beautifully gentle, funny and moving film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Simply put, Argo is why we go to movies.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    McCarthy and his brilliant cast make hard work and truth-telling inspiring.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Birdman is a treat. But it's also more than that. It's a full-fledged wonder.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Though everyone is older this time around, and the themes are darker, harder to enjoy, the conversation is just as engrossing. So is the film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It makes you think. And that's invaluable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    What makes 56 Up, like the “Up” films before it, so remarkable is how it puts these stories together, giving us an ensemble of characters as interesting as any in a scripted drama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    There was a cry from Wallace fans when Segel was cast (some are still up in arms), but he’s terrific. So is Eisenberg, in an even more difficult role.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Carol is a simple story that sneaks up on you. Todd Haynes takes such care in the telling of it — and the gorgeous depiction of it — that it's impossible not to be moved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's terrific. It's about many things, but dread infuses them all. You won't be grossed out. You'll be creeped out. And that's a lot more satisfying.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jean-Marc Vallee’s film is anything but standard, thanks to an astonishing performance by Matthew McConaughey.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Take my word for it, or better yet go find out for yourself: Big Hero 6 is a treat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    As with "The Central Park Five," you come away from the film impressed by the storytelling but enraged by the facts. It's outrageous that this kind of thing happens, but Berg does an outstanding job of showing us how it does.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Scarier than anything you'll find in a horror movie this time of year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    At times hilarious but ultimately heartbreaking, Project Nim is a great chronicle of the 1970s and all the nutty ideas that implies; academia in particular comes in for a hard reckoning.

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