Bill Goodykoontz
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For 1,002 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 The Artist
Lowest review score: 20 Left Behind
Score distribution:
1,002 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    Birdman is a treat. But it's also more than that. It's a full-fledged wonder.
    • 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
    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
    Ostlund's film is beautiful, capturing both the stunning scenery and the danger of the slopes and the mountains. Sure, everything looks great, but it could all fall apart in disastrous fashion at any moment.
    • 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
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Nebraska is as cold and unforgiving as its setting, yet just as stunning.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Babadook is a terrific horror film.
    • 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
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Rodriguez and Taylor are terrific. Their confidence is infectious, yet they never let us forget the challenges their lives offer.
    • 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
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ernest & Celestine draws on plenty of classics, animated and otherwise, for inspiration, but the film manages to be delightful on its own offbeat terms.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Chen captures with both humor and heartbreaking realism the complicated mechanics of the family dynamic and how outside forces work to shape it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's just as accurately described as a bunch of British guys sitting around acting. But what actors! The cast includes Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Mark Strong,Ciarán Hinds and Toby Jones.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Not just a fascinating character study but a kind of horror movie as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Engagement with the enemy isn't a possibility here. It's a certainty. The unit will face fire daily, sometimes as often as four or five times. The stress is incredible, the courage displayed even more so.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Beautiful, baffling, poetic, pretentious, it's one big ball of moviedom. Malick tackles the whole shooting match, pondering (and showing) the creation of the universe, life itself, death and the afterlife, and everything in between.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Greenwood is fantastic; his Meek occasionally lets down his facade of omniscience - but only occasionally. And Williams gives Emily not dignity exactly, but a calm, steely insistence on survival.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It isn’t just a terrific movie. It’s an important one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you're willing to let a movie wash over you and work at what it might mean, you'll love "Holy Motors," Leos Carax's surreal ode to … identity? Movies? Performance?
    • Arizona Republic
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    There isn't a false note among the performances. It's the first movie for Hayward and Gilman; whatever awkwardness they display is appropriate. Willis may never have been better. Norton is fantastic. Murray and McDormand are also ... well, you get the idea.

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