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 Brick Mansions
Score distribution:
1299 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is insane. In a good way. Whoever said "Too much is never enough" made an impression on Miller, who uses the phrase as a starting point and blasts off from there.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Paterson keeps plugging away, despite the intrusion of some outside forces. Making art is simply part of his makeup, and it makes Paterson a hopeful film.
    • 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
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's the best kind of fairy tale — tough, deep and meaningful, with a heroine who stays true to herself in spite of shallow temptations.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Son of Saul offers Nemes' harrowing vision of the possibility of peace, at least within oneself. And it is a singular vision, one that demands to be shared.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    There is strength in simplicity, something the Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One Night and its brilliant star, Marion Cotillard, prove emphatically.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The ending is stunning, a brilliant and forceful reclamation that doesn’t necessarily provide answers, but does provide hard-earned satisfaction.
    • 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
    The last act takes a couple of turns that rely too heavily on coincidence, but overall Whiplash (the title comes from the name of one of the songs the band plays) hits very few sour notes.
    • 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
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    [Huppert's] remarkable. So, too, is Things to Come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a terrific movie.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Checking in at nearly three hours and so full of passions and appetites, it’s impossible for it not to exhaust you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The story Snowden tells is, of course, absorbing, disturbing and, yes, scary. Poitras' film, playing out as more and more is revealed, reported and published, comes off like a real-life spy thriller.
    • 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
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Foster was born to this kind of role, rugged but soulful, and he’s outstanding. The surprise is Pine, giving by far his best performance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a movie that should be seen, a throwback to a looser, freer cinema. Wake in Fright has a tremendous '70s vibe to it, a "they-don't-make-them-like-this-anymore" feel that is as welcome as a cold beer in the Outback. [25 Oct 2012]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Kaufman and King somehow give felt puppets an independence they might otherwise have lacked. How? The magic of movies, I guess. Or, more likely, the magic of Kaufman’s mind.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Birdman is a treat. But it's also more than that. It's a full-fledged wonder.
    • 87 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Brooklyn often feels like a throwback in the best way, while Ronan has an old-time star turn, and she makes the most of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The girls bring a passion to the band that they can muster nowhere else in their lives. Not everyone gets what they're doing — well, no one, really — but that's the point. This is a knowing film, and a liberating one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a sort of slow-boil Russian noir, if that genre exists, and if it doesn't, it does now. It's also a statement on class discrepancy in post-Soviet Russia. Arrogance, betrayal, crime and violence are all part of the story, directed and co-written by Andrei Zvyagintsev.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Any fan of acting — any fan of movies — will be thrilled.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    With shifting loyalties, unlikely heroes, truths revealed and a little help from friends, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 winds the series up in a most-satisfying fashion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Life Itself is a joy for people who love movies or who love anything with an unwavering passion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    On some level Moneyball is about loyalty: loyalty to an idea, loyalty to a partnership forged by desperation, loyalty to the values you believe in. Whether that was Lewis' intention in the book, or Beane's intention in taking the risk, doesn't matter. It's the formula Miller came up with for the film, and with the team of Pitt and Hill, it's a winning one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The easiest way to describe My Golden Days is as a coming-of-age romance, but Arnaud Desplechin’s film, with its memories and carefully nursed grudges and moments of heartbreak and betrayal, feels weightier than that.

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