Bill Goodykoontz
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For 843 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Argo
Lowest review score: 20 Brick Mansions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 843
843 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Boyhood is not just a great movie, it's a landmark achievement in film.
    • 97 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
    It is a remarkable achievement.
    • 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
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Boasting terrific acting, a brilliant soundtrack, outrageous outfits and hair, and a kinda-sorta based-on-fact story of ambition and greed, it’s relentless, in the best possible way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Act of Killing is a horrifying film, a surreal experience that explores the limits of human cruelty. It’s a film that is absolutely hard to watch. It’s also a film that absolutely should be seen.
    • 89 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Yun's performance is genuinely beautiful, a haunting expression of life, of its disappointments and its possibilities, rendered in a way that befits the title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Artist is such an engaging, delightful film that, if you like movies, you will walk out of the theater with a smile. You just will; it's that inspired.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    To say that the film is uncomfortable to watch is an understatement. It's searing. Yet it's also invaluable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Scarier than anything you'll find in a horror movie this time of year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A host of British acting royalty, meanwhile, roams around the film: Derek Jacobi as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Claire Bloom as Queen Mary, Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill and so on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a terrific movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    If it sounds like so much backroom politicking, it is. But it's exceptionally interesting, entertaining backroom politicking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Watching the film, emotions range from sadness, of course, to frustration to outright anger.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The whole film is an exercise in trust and the lack thereof. In the end, it’s a kind of horror film, really, a reminder that these sorts of things were endured by so many for so long, with hope an unlikely ally.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Simply put, Argo is why we go to movies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The film is not an epic. It's not a masterpiece. But it is an involving study of men searching, searching for answers, for belonging, for a foothold in life at a time when footholds were hard to find.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A mixture of magical realism, Southern gothic, coming-of-age movie, star turn for first-timers, disaster story and out-and-out strangeness. It's unlike any film you've seen.