Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,359 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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Spotlight
Lowest review score: 20 Brick Mansions
Score distribution:
1359 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    What Cars 2 lacks is that moment the best Pixar films have, when parents and children alike stand slack-jawed with awe at something wonderful happening on-screen - when the films move beyond mere entertainment and become something more, something better.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Probably it's a combination of those and other elements that leads to Diaz's bad teacher not being as bad as she might have been and Bad Teacher not as good as it could have been.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The film is interesting and at times enlightening, but it's all over the map.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    A Little Help is worth watching, mostly for Fischer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The rest of the cast is fine, actually, but Rudd spares nothing in making Ned a lovable loser, with the emphasis on "loser."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Wants to scare you, but it can't quite seal the deal.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you're willing to accept Killer Elite as a shoot-'em-up action movie with good actors taking the spots of the usual lunk heads (but spouting the usual nonsense), you'll be pleased with the film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Director Marc Forster moves from one thing to the next so quickly the movie plays like a two-hour-plus trailer. Something feels like it's missing here, even at that length.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    This Footloose it's a pleasant reminder of the past for fans of the first one, and an agreeable-enough experience for everyone else.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    What you would expect from the third film in an unlikely franchise: less of the same.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    A jumbled, messy movie that has some winning moments but jumps around too much to hold your interest for long.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ultimately, the best relationship in the movie remains that of Holmes and Watson, which is to say, Downey and Law. Their pairing is what makes the movie; the explosions and bells and whistles Ritchie employs are mere distractions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ribisi has become the go-to guy for movie psychos, giving everything to performances like this one or as Moburg, the dissolute reporter in "The Rum Diary."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    A curious misfire, a stylized biography of one of the most powerful women in politics, portrayed by the greatest actress of our time, that asks more questions than it answers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Close's performance is a study in repression -- too much so, really.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Subtlety may not be Watkins' strong suit, but he knows how to frame a scene for maximum tension and dread.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Too often Washington is made to simply sit and observe -- which is not a fatal mistake because he is such a good actor that even then he's worth watching. Worse, though, at times he's gone altogether. That's not the only flaw in the fairly straightforward thriller, but it's the biggest.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It would benefit greatly from having real actors in the major roles. That the bad guys -- who are actors -- are more charismatic is certainly not due to the fact that we are on their side. It's because they know how to make us want to watch.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Good in spots, overall Cage is fine. Nothing more, nothing less. Kind of like Seeking Justice.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    There are few issues more bitterly divisive than abortion, with emotions and rhetoric running at fever pitch. October Baby is a faith-based movie that resides staunchly in the pro-life camp. Yet directors Andrew and Jon Erwin, who also contributed to the story, rarely let their film get didactic, instead going for a more low-key approach.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    As reinventions of fairy tales go, this one has some pretty big holes. Not all of the twists on the story work, but for the most part it's well-meaning, goofy good fun.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    American Reunion depends more on the audience's feelings for recognizable characters than telling an original story, so adjust your expectations accordingly.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    What ultimately waters down a movie like Touchback, aside from a really sappy ending, is that we know the answers going in.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Unfortunately, stretching things out dilutes the charms of Segel and Blunt, which are considerable.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The movie drags on way too long, but there are things to like.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The good news is that it's better than the second "Men in Black." The bad news is: not all that much. There are a couple of clever ideas, a few funny moments, a wealth of computer-generated special effects. But it's hollow at its core, and the asides have lost some of their spark.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Madagascar 3 has a problem: It rarely slows down enough to let us really enjoy it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's all well done and cute and forgettable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The best of the lot. It's not great, but the mean-spiritedness that permeated the first film and stuck around a bit for the second is mostly gone.

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