Bill Goodykoontz
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For 974 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 20 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 974
974 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Boyhood is not just a great movie, it's a landmark achievement in film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    A great movie, an astonishing achievement on nearly every level.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    This isn't a warts-and-all portrayal. More like a warts-and-little-else one. But it is an inspired film, a beautiful exploration of art and creation and difficulty, with Spall's brilliant performance at its center.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Riva, meanwhile, is astounding, not just in the way she portrays the physical manifestation of her decline, particularly later in the film, but also earlier, when she knows she is fading and does not wish to do so. The look in her eyes, the sadness in her face, is crushing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    This is one of the strangest yet most satisfying movie experiences of the year, one of those films in which you can’t really appreciate what you’ve seen until it’s over. You just have to trust that the trip is worth the trouble. And it is.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A sense of dread hovers over all these characters, and, by extension, the audience. It's in the air of the place, like oxygen. And vodka. Lots of vodka. Yet Zvyagintsev's achievement, or one of them, is creating a film that is not one long downer. It's not exactly a laugh riot, but we do care about these people.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Toy Story 3 is very much a worthy entry in the series, a movie well worth making (and seeing). It continues the legacy. It just doesn't expand upon it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    What a great movie.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Using the interviews along with news footage and occasional re-enactments, Moreh conducts a kind of primer in the organization’s history, which is, in its own way, a history of modern Israel. It’s fascinating.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ida
    Spare, haunting and in its own way beautiful, Ida is an absorbing film about discovering the truth, and the attendant price we pay to learn it.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Her
    Her is an outstanding movie, in part because of its originality, but also because of its execution.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    As its title suggests, This Is Not a Film may not be what we're used to in a movie, but in many ways it's much, much more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Boasting terrific acting, a brilliant soundtrack, outrageous outfits and hair, and a kinda-sorta based-on-fact story of ambition and greed, it’s relentless, in the best possible way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Act of Killing is a horrifying film, a surreal experience that explores the limits of human cruelty. It’s a film that is absolutely hard to watch. It’s also a film that absolutely should be seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    There is strength in simplicity, something the Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One Night and its brilliant star, Marion Cotillard, prove emphatically.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's the best kind of fairy tale — tough, deep and meaningful, with a heroine who stays true to herself in spite of shallow temptations.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Yun's performance is genuinely beautiful, a haunting expression of life, of its disappointments and its possibilities, rendered in a way that befits the title.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is insane. In a good way. Whoever said "Too much is never enough" made an impression on Miller, who uses the phrase as a starting point and blasts off from there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The last act takes a couple of turns that rely too heavily on coincidence, but overall Whiplash (the title comes from the name of one of the songs the band plays) hits very few sour notes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    To say that the film is uncomfortable to watch is an understatement. It's searing. Yet it's also invaluable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a terrific movie.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Checking in at nearly three hours and so full of passions and appetites, it’s impossible for it not to exhaust you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The story Snowden tells is, of course, absorbing, disturbing and, yes, scary. Poitras' film, playing out as more and more is revealed, reported and published, comes off like a real-life spy thriller.

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