Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,299 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 20 30 Beats
Score distribution:
1299 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Trachtenberg is patient building this world, and the actors do a good job inhabiting it. Winstead is a terrific actress, and she makes Michelle's desperation and inventiveness believable. Goodman is never better than when playing a nut, and while we aren't sure if that's what he's doing here, the possibility makes for an intriguing portrayal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Interesting as it is, Narco Cultura aims to tell the story of what’s happened in Juarez and in Mexico (and, by virtue of its immense appetite for drugs, the U.S.). Instead, it feels more like a couple of intriguing chapters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The film soldiers on through a couple of possible endings, and if its real destination is never truly in doubt, Mbatha-Raw makes the trip interesting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    While individually some of the scenes are terrific, they don't add up to much, making Hail, Caesar! one of the Coens' lesser comedies, better than "Intolerable Cruelty," say, but nowhere near the genius of "The Big Lewbowski."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Pete’s Dragon is a good movie. But it could have used a little more of the magic its characters are searching for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The film is interesting and at times enlightening, but it's all over the map.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    There’s a story within a story here, one more compelling and relatable than the other. Perhaps that’s by design. But even if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean the two parts co-exist comfortably, no matter what the intent.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s as if Boyle is saying he isn’t afraid to visit the past. And he does it about as successfully as one could — T2 is a movie worth seeing and enjoying if you’ve seen the first film (less so if you haven’t). What he’s not as successful at is telling us why.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Welcome back, Whit Stillman -- with Damsels in Distress, the hipper-than-thou club is back in session.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    In "The Player," Robert Altman carves up Hollywood with knowing, surgical precision. Cronenberg is a gifted filmmaker in his own right, but here he takes a meat-ax to the place. He gets what he's after but leaves quite a mess.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s a mix of good films that could have been a single outstanding one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s fun while it lasts, but ultimately forgettable, kind of like the people they stole from.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    While there is some magic here, it’s not the transportive experience it might have been.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    An unruly mix of science, morality, family dysfunction, horror and finger-down-the-throat gross-out ridiculousness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Conjuring 2 won't make anyone forget the first film, but it's good enough that you'll hope they make another.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jensen has a real gift for comedic editing, knowing just how long to play out a bit and when to move on. And Mikkelsen goes all in with his performance (as does everyone else).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The problem with Peyton Reed's film is that when he shrinks the always-affable Paul Rudd, he shrinks a big part of Rudd's charisma, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Melfi, who also wrote the script, goes for broke on the sappy front. It's a credit to Murray's skill — or maybe the strength of his personality — that he never submits completely to all the heart-string tugging.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Everest is a sprawling mess of a movie, one you feel like could have been great but instead roams all over the place and winds up being just pretty good.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Niccol looks at the pilot's struggles and the toll this remote form of warfare takes on his life. It's certainly intriguing, but he tells his story in such broad, obvious strokes that the movie isn't as powerful as it could be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    An enjoyable movie, in many ways a beautiful movie to look at. One only wishes he'd been a little more ambitious.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The story, based on the Michael Connelly novel, grows increasingly far-fetched - at times it plays like an expensive pilot for a TV series, maybe a "Young Barnaby Jones" or something.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Vacth is good throughout. It's tough to make a disaffected character hold your interest, but she does.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Patricia Clarkson is kind of funny as Jamie's mom, an unreformed hippie. And Timberlake and Kunis get in a few good laughs before it's over. But with such a well-worn story, you can't shake the idea you've seen this kind of thing before.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you like your musicals enormous, over the top and bang-on-the-head manipulative, Les Miserables is the movie for you.
    • Arizona Republic
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Even as big-budget blockbusters go, this is a hard movie to connect with.

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