Bill Goodykoontz
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For 829 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Before Midnight
Lowest review score: 20 30 Beats
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 829
829 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Captain Phillips is a voyage well-worth taking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    There are many remarkable things about Gloria, Sebastián Lelio’s film about a woman in her late 50s seeking love or something like it. Foremost is the performance by Paulina García in the title role.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    What makes 56 Up, like the “Up” films before it, so remarkable is how it puts these stories together, giving us an ensemble of characters as interesting as any in a scripted drama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The love the two have for each other, particularly she for him, is obvious and moving. So, too, is not just the desire to create, but the need to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's this simple: If you like movies, you need to see Side by Side.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    127 Hours is based on Ralston's memoir, and it's a really good movie because director Danny Boyle is a genius.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Chomet's defiantly two-dimensional artwork is warm, inviting, beautiful, establishing immediately a comfort level, at least for audiences of, ahem, a certain age.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Villeneuve's telling of her story - and of her children's - is painful, searing and something close to brilliant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The only flaw here is the score. It's beautiful but so obtrusive, particularly at the start, that it threatens to turn the proceedings into melodrama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    There is no particularly cathartic climax to Frances Ha. Instead there is a more realistic depiction of Frances’ growth. Like Gerwig’s performance, it’s natural, it’s realistic, perfectly believable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    James Ponsoldt’s film, and its stars, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, continually take us in unexpected directions, giving the film an unexpected depth. It feels real, its emotions earned.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Some of the behavior of Uriel and Eliezer will make you squirm. But Ashkenazi and Bar-Aba are so compelling in their performances of difficult men that you'll gladly suffer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is gripping from the start, not just because of the quality of the music, but because of Marley's magnetic, challenging personality, as well.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Le Havre is a small bit of movie magic, a story that plays more as a fable even as it deals with something as topical as immigration.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Lego Movie is a delight, a funny, fast-moving film that should satisfy adults and children alike.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Once it's done, you feel terrible for these people, for their lives, for their daughter, especially. Is that entertainment? To each his own, but it is compelling and, yes, rewarding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is exceptional acting, and Locke is a tremendous piece of filmmaking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A delightful film - gentle, playful, creative and ultimately happy - though it's a tricky journey.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Whatever you like or hate, or like and hate, about Quentin Tarantino's movies, is in full display here. It's long (too long) and bloody, profane and gleeful, with movie-genre references stuffed so tightly into each scene they practically spill out onto the theater floor. Restraint is not his strong suit...Entertainment is, and Django has plenty of that.
    • Arizona Republic
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The great success for Mendes and Craig, however, is that while Skyfall obviously has a great fondness for the past, it's not trapped there. It also anticipates Bond's future. In this immensely satisfying movie, so do we.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s all a neat trick. Or exercise. Or brain-teaser. Whatever you want to call it, Upstream Color is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. But once you have seen it, once isn’t going to be enough
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A mix of comedy, science fiction, nostalgia, adolescent wish-fulfillment and beer, beer, beer, its parts shouldn’t fit together as neatly as they do. But somehow Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have again managed to make a movie that is knowing, touching and hilarious.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    For a movie that seems at times to have no idea what it's trying to do, 'Silver Linings Playbook' is compulsively watchable. ... Throwing together so many movie tropes and blending them is both a brilliant idea and a scary one, but one that Russell proves well capable of handling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Melancholia is an intense, exhausting experience. That may not sound appealing, and for some, it won't be. But nor should it be off-putting. Proceed with caution, perhaps. But proceed nevertheless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Queen of Versailles is funny, sad, infuriating, instructive. It's the American Dream inflated to ridiculous extremes, until it bursts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A gorgeously shot, well-acted Western that resonates more the more you let it settle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Along the way, Koichi and Ryunosuke grow up a little bit; Kore-eda isn't opposed to letting reality intrude on their lives. It's not sad, but more wistful -- the young actors make it so. They are delightful. So, too, is I Wish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is undeniably fun to see such a great movie sliced and diced and put back together in so many ways. Too often when we see a movie we like, we just say it’s good, recommend it to someone and leave it at that.