Bill Goodykoontz
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For 1,000 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 6.3 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:
1,000 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Quirky, funny and a little claustrophobic (by design), it’s confident enough in what it’s trying to accomplish to take the chance on the title. And what he’s trying to accomplish is ambitious.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Cash was the star, after all. Saul Holiff was an important part of that, but My Father and the Man in Black makes a rather clunky case for it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Bright Days Ahead offers an interesting twist on the May-December romance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Close's performance is a study in repression -- too much so, really.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It has a great voice cast, a kinda-sorta interesting premise and the 3-D is effective, but somehow it just doesn't add up.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    There is nothing about Evil Dead as groundbreaking as Raimi’s films (particularly the first two). But it’s smarter and better done than a lot of what’s come since those movies were made, which is to say there is at least some thought behind the killings.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Geography Club almost makes up in good intentions what it lacks in technique and execution. Almost.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Horror comedies can be wildly entertaining -- "The Return of the Living Dead," from 1985, for instance. It sends up horror movies in hilarious fashion while still managing to be gross-out scary. The Revenant never rises to that level. Nor does it seem to want to.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Scott Frank's atmospheric thriller is a step up from Neeson's usual shoot-'em-ups. Not a giant leap, but a step up nonetheless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a slight movie that makes "Broadcast News" look like "All the President's Men" in comparison.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The atmosphere is appropriately creepy, and there are some starts, if not outright scares...But it just gets stupid.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    We’ve seen the elements that make up Paper Towns before, but that’s OK. Schreier proves adept at avoiding clichés, and is helped by his actors.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The struggle between faith and reason somehow gets sidetracked, resulting in a sometimes silly, too-obvious journey.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a well-made movie, well-acted (Costner and Branagh seem to be having an especially good time) and a pleasant diversion. They’ll probably make several more. But it doesn’t exactly put the “thrill” in action thriller.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's all very pleasant, very inspiring, just not very surprising.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    The look of the film is impressive enough, but the performances are merely OK. The same goes for the story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s engaging at times and wonderful to look at, but feels like it’s on the cusp of something bigger. But whatever that bigger thing is, it never arrives.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    There’s no rescuing Non-Stop from its own worse impulses. The likable Neeson’s implausible second act as an action star continues, but not in a believable direction.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Wants to scare you, but it can't quite seal the deal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's an uneven proposition, veering wildly from genuinely funny scenes directly into ridiculousness and back again. But every time Shawn Levy's movie makes that journey, it's harder to get back on solid footing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    There are a couple of intriguing ideas floating around here and there, but that's all they do - float around, unmoored by any sense of reality and, thus, suspense.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    True enough, she's trying to do the right thing. But she never quite gets there. And that gets old, making "Ramona" wear out its welcome long before it should have.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Taking the bad-cop genre to the extreme, Filth lives up to its title and then some, but a no-holds performance by James McAvoy is reason enough to watch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jolie's performance so overshadows the rest of the cast (and the rest of the movie) that you sometimes feel as if the other characters are, like us, just standing around watching her. This is not, however, the fault of the other actors. It's the fault of screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who doesn't give them much to do that's challenging or interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    The movie is content to simply mimic the old Stooges, bringing nothing new to the table.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    [Pacino] and Green sometimes overplay their hand. That is, overplay the underplaying, which sounds patently ridiculous but is the exact description warranted here.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Cloud Atlas is ambitious in nature, epic in scope and, ultimately, a big, overstuffed mess. [24 Oct 2012]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    It seems hollow, somehow false, even by its own campy standards.

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