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 50/50
Lowest review score: 20 Midget Zombie Takeover
Score distribution:
1299 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Boyhood is not just a great movie, it's a landmark achievement in film.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Moonlight is a minor miracle, a movie that mines beauty out of the ugliest situations, and a glimmer of hope from heartbreak.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The acting is outstanding, the direction assured if straightforward. 12 Years a Slave is a history lesson of the best type. It’s brilliant. But, more crucially, it’s important. It’s brutal truth that demands to be seen.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece in a minor key, an exploration of grief that never lets its characters — or its audience — off the hook. It manages this even when it’s funny, which is surprisingly often.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is a remarkable achievement.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Carol is a simple story that sneaks up on you. Todd Haynes takes such care in the telling of it — and the gorgeous depiction of it — that it's impossible not to be moved.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's one of the best movies of the year, one of the best entries ever in the Way We Live Now oeuvre.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Its importance lies in Baldwin’s insistence on exposing truths, many of them uncomfortable, many of them more urgent than ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    A great movie, an astonishing achievement on nearly every level.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    A great movie, a look inside a world so foreign that it might as well be another planet, yet so universal that its observations are painfully familiar to anyone, anywhere.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Though everyone is older this time around, and the themes are darker, harder to enjoy, the conversation is just as engrossing. So is the film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Brilliant performances from Tom Courtenay and especially Charlotte Rampling make the proceedings all the more genuine, as they bring to piercing life the relationship of two people who maybe don't know as much about each other as they once believed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    This isn't a warts-and-all portrayal. More like a warts-and-little-else one. But it is an inspired film, a beautiful exploration of art and creation and difficulty, with Spall's brilliant performance at its center.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Inside Out is terrific, a mind-bending concept turned into a brilliant film, a return to form for Pixar not just in terms of quality but in taking risks — risks that pay off.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Riva, meanwhile, is astounding, not just in the way she portrays the physical manifestation of her decline, particularly later in the film, but also earlier, when she knows she is fading and does not wish to do so. The look in her eyes, the sadness in her face, is crushing.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Maren Ade's film, an Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film, is almost painful to watch at times, but it's also funny and touching and reflective of the world, all courtesy of Ade and terrific performances by Peter Simonischek as a goofy father who refuses to act his age and Sandra Hüller as his daughter, as buttoned-up as her dad isn't.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    McCarthy and his brilliant cast make hard work and truth-telling inspiring.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Gosling is terrific, playing hangdog and irritable yet still managing to be someone you root for (even if you want to smack him in the head every now and then). Stone is even better. It’s her best performance, and that’s saying something. Their relationship, their chemistry, everything about it, and everything about La La Land is, well, magic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    This is one of the strangest yet most satisfying movie experiences of the year, one of those films in which you can’t really appreciate what you’ve seen until it’s over. You just have to trust that the trip is worth the trouble. And it is.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A sense of dread hovers over all these characters, and, by extension, the audience. It's in the air of the place, like oxygen. And vodka. Lots of vodka. Yet Zvyagintsev's achievement, or one of them, is creating a film that is not one long downer. It's not exactly a laugh riot, but we do care about these people.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    What Rukun wants, one suspects, is closure. What he gives the rest of us is a face in which to see the pain the butchers caused, a reminder that the architects of a massive tragedy remain present and unrepentant, the personification of the evil men do and a warning that it could happen again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    What a great movie.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Using the interviews along with news footage and occasional re-enactments, Moreh conducts a kind of primer in the organization’s history, which is, in its own way, a history of modern Israel. It’s fascinating.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ida
    Spare, haunting and in its own way beautiful, Ida is an absorbing film about discovering the truth, and the attendant price we pay to learn it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Only Yesterday is a mature work of art, no matter what the genre, no matter what the format, no matter what.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Her
    Her is an outstanding movie, in part because of its originality, but also because of its execution.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    As its title suggests, This Is Not a Film may not be what we're used to in a movie, but in many ways it's much, much more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Genuine, honest, thrilling.

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