Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,273 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Inside Out
Lowest review score: 20 Love the Coopers
Score distribution:
1273 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    A movie that makes little sense, is dumb when it's not being stupid and yet is still at times laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    As a film, it’s like science fiction, a visit to Planet Obscenely Wealthy. It is weirdly compelling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    A perfectly serviceable thriller, smarter than many, but it has too much of a reputation to live up to.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Although the film features a powerhouse performance by Clarke Peters as Da Good Bishop Enouch Rouse, it's saddled with a sloppy story.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Scott does a nice job with the first part of the film, setting the stage for what is ultimately a disappointing conclusion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Does the movie have anything new to say, anything different from John G. Avildsen's 1984 original, with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita? Not particularly.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It almost works. Actually, it does work, hitting the requisite number of hip notes. It just doesn’t dazzle, and that’s kind of a surprise.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Fichtner is always good; just trying to sort out his accent here is kind of fun. Plotnick is the key, however. He plays it straight, even as the world around him grows weirder by the minute. Often he seems confused by the proceedings, which is fitting: Join the club, pal. But we’re having a better time of it than he is.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jason Schwartzman has become, without question, the go-to actor when you want a character with off-putting, even annoying traits, yet need to have the audience side with him just enough not to want to strangle him.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Clearly set up to be the first film in a franchise. It's not a bad movie, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The film, directed and co-written by Kevin Reynolds ("Fandango," um, "Waterworld"), is a nice-enough telling of the Resurrection of Jesus, which at times seems like it also wants to be a Very Special Episode of "CSI: Jerusalem." It's well-made and well-acted.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Just Go with It provides not only the title of the film but a one-step instruction for how best to enjoy it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Smith’s performance, in which he resists the urge to go over the top, and the subject matter make Concussion an interesting movie, but not the urgent one it could have been.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It just sort of chugs along in predictable fashion, bolstered by a couple of good performances here, thrown off-track every now and then by implausible or unearned developments there, but overall a decent effort.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Where does creativity come from? And how do the lucky few who are touched by it make it last? Can they? Touched with Fire isn't a perfect study of the question, and it can't really provide a complete answer, probably because there isn't one. But thanks to Holmes and Kirby, it at least asks in a compelling way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a well-made movie, well-acted (Costner and Branagh seem to be having an especially good time) and a pleasant diversion. They’ll probably make several more. But it doesn’t exactly put the “thrill” in action thriller.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Goosebumps,”Rob Letterman’s film based on the R.L. Stine books (pretty much all of them), is silly, goofy, a little scary, a little poignant and a lot of fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The script makes the characters a little too witty and spot-on with cultural references, but what makes it work, to the extent that it does, is the innate liability of Sudeikis and Brie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    No one wants to live in the past, but in The Peanuts Movie, the old stuff still stands up, while the new story is just flimsy glue holding the classic bits in place.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Writer and director Mark Elijah Rosenberg paces things patiently, which in some cases is a polite way of saying there are boring stretches.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The intentions are solid here, but the execution is not... But the actors are compelling, and the issue is, of course, always worth discussion. It's not a great movie, but, if nothing else, Frontera is worthwhile on those fronts.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Allied is a decent movie, but frustrating — it should have been great, but never gets out of its own way long enough to be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's an interesting idea that loses steam as it gains gore. The development of the story is much better than the payoff. It's fun while it lasts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It offers Bratt maybe his best role ever as Che, a tough-guy neighborhood personality struggling to come to grips with his son's homosexuality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Forget Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. I'm backing Team David, as in David Slade, the director who has finally managed to breathe some life into the "Twilight" series, heretofore a deadly dull undead undertaking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Woman isn't simply a gore-fest. It's just mostly a gore-fest, with a little more going on, as well.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Pacino and his director don't get back to basics — given that Pacino plays the title character, an aging rock star who long ago sold out, that wouldn't make sense. But the actor brings such a charming attitude to the role that his performance feels far more genuine than the story itself.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Joy
    The script feels not half-finished, but maybe three-quarters. Lawrence does what she can to make up the missing 25 percent, but even she can’t perform miracles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Should you see it? Sure. The absolutely absurd, over-the-top Vegas chase scene assures you’ll get your money’s worth in ridiculousness. (Not all of Greengrass’ set pieces are smart.) But in truth, you’ll be there because it’s a Bourne movie, and you’ll like it a little better than you should because it is.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s fun enough in places, outrageous (in mostly a good way) in others. Ultimately, however, the plot falters enough that it’s more like a two-hour audition for Great Actress. Chastain passes with flying colors, even if the movie doesn’t.

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