For 87 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 20 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 87
  2. Negative: 5 out of 87
87 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Slow, stark and sometimes surreptitiously beautiful, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon is as cold and clinical an examination of evil as you could imagine.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Secret in Their Eyes never lets you forget that you're watching a movie - and never lets you wish you were doing anything else.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A compulsively watchable look at Rivers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Please Give is an almost perfectly rendered slice of life, buoyant with wonderful performances.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Polanski builds suspense slowly, exquisitely. It's not a matter of shocking the audience, although there are surprises, but of creating an ever-growing sense of dread.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It relies on a singularly brilliant performance by Colin Firth to make it one of the year's more satisfying films.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Never miss a chance to see Helen Mirren. You certainly could do worse as far as movie advice goes. Mirren may not be the only reason to see The Last Station, about the final year of Leo Tolstoy's long, eventful life, but she's the best reason.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    There's no hard-and-fast rule that says you have to like the main character in a movie. It's more a custom, really - a custom that Ben Stiller stretches nearly to the breaking point in Greenberg.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    There is a predictability to the story, but that's OK. The acting is superb, Holbrook in particular, making That Evening Sun an understated pleasure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A perverse delight, the rare film that makes you feel good about feeling bad (or at least watching others do so).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Terribly Happy must surely be the greatest Danish Western ever made.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The visuals are stunning, perhaps the most fully realized of any film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Although Jonah Hill has been sweetly, profanely funny in such films as "Superbad" and "Get Him to the Greek," in Cyrus he's a revelation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Baruchel is outstanding, giving Hiccup just the right amount of confidence buried several layers beneath the shame he feels in not continuing the family business. Butler's a head-banger from way back, so he's convincing. And Ferrera gets the grrl-power vibe just right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Writer and director Ti West accesses all the hot buttons for fans of the genre in a manner that doesn't make fun of it (and its followers) in a "Scary Movie" way, but instead treats it with the appropriate amount of respect. (Key word: appropriate.)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Settles for simply being goofy good fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    This is unhinged genius, an amazing piece of acting. Brutal, yes, but magnetic all the same.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's Douglas' movie - and you've got a fine movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    What's breathtaking here is the scope of greed, corruption, arrogance and above all cynicism on display, not just regarding the system of government but the people it ostensibly serves.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Most of all, though, it's a welcome, offbeat look at a couple of originals, something that's in woefully short supply.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A funny, heartfelt look at families, relationships and the lies that prop them up as much as tear them down.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's also perfectly content to be an insanely violent, funny take on an established genre. And in that respect, Kick-Ass lives up to its name.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    An unruly mix of science, morality, family dysfunction, horror and finger-down-the-throat gross-out ridiculousness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you're game, "Parnassus" is a richly rewarding experience. If not, it comes off like pretentious nonsense.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Runaways broke new ground. And if "The Runaways" doesn't, it's still a movie worth watching - and listening to.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Suffice it to say that it's something that would make Austin Powers blush, baby, but it's not supposed to be funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    As an encore for Brand's Aldous, it's a welcome return. And for Hill, it's a chance to really shine.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Eventually, all of the stories will come together in a somewhat contrived way. The film's parts are greater than the whole. But the parts are worth the effort.