Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,092 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 50/50
Lowest review score: 20 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
1092 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Woman isn't simply a gore-fest. It's just mostly a gore-fest, with a little more going on, as well.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    The good news is that it's better than the second "Men in Black." The bad news is: not all that much. There are a couple of clever ideas, a few funny moments, a wealth of computer-generated special effects. But it's hollow at its core, and the asides have lost some of their spark.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Fichtner is always good; just trying to sort out his accent here is kind of fun. Plotnick is the key, however. He plays it straight, even as the world around him grows weirder by the minute. Often he seems confused by the proceedings, which is fitting: Join the club, pal. But we’re having a better time of it than he is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    You shouldn't be able to read a book faster than you can see it play out on-screen.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Night Before wants to make you laugh and cry, but it doesn’t give us enough opportunities to do enough of either.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The story of how Moore made the movie is ultimately more interesting than the film he’s put together. It’s not for lack of trying. It’s more a lack of a cogent story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Uplifting, it's not. But Low Down is a worthwhile look at a deeply flawed man, his daughter, and the unusual bond that existed between them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    Some of the imagery is memorable, in a twisted-horror kind of way. Zombie has no trouble scaring up atmosphere. But other scenes are ridiculous, unintentionally funny, particularly one he builds up to ominously, only to give us a silly payoff.
    • 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
    • 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
    Jason Schwartzman has become, without question, the go-to actor when you want a character with off-putting, even annoying traits, yet need to have the audience side with him just enough not to want to strangle him.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.

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