For 87 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 20 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 87
  2. Negative: 5 out of 87
87 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    An enjoyable movie, in many ways a beautiful movie to look at. One only wishes he'd been a little more ambitious.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is a question that has vexed lovers of fine cinema for years: What if you made a teen sex comedy with grown-ups? And now, thanks to Hot Tub Time Machine, we have our answer: It would be pretty cool.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    To pretend that the film doesn't make a political statement is silly. Of course it does. It wouldn't be effective at all if it didn't.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's not a great movie so much as it is great moviemaking. It's basically a potboiler genre film, a B-movie with big talent attached.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    It does give Cera a chance to play at being a bad boy. But it's just that - playing at it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Does the movie have anything new to say, anything different from John G. Avildsen's 1984 original, with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita? Not particularly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you found "Shrek the Third," the third film in the "Shrek" franchise, tired, it will probably come as no surprise that Shrek Forever After is downright exhausted.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Forget Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. I'm backing Team David, as in David Slade, the director who has finally managed to breathe some life into the "Twilight" series, heretofore a deadly dull undead undertaking.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Daybreakers isn't a great film, but it's a good one, and in a market oddly lousy with vampire tales, it's an original.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Bigger, louder and dumber than its predecessor, Iron Man 2 is still a lot of fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Bill Goodykoontz
    A mean-spirited little movie, investing its limited charms in all the wrong characters.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    True enough, she's trying to do the right thing. But she never quite gets there. And that gets old, making "Ramona" wear out its welcome long before it should have.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Both the film and television project were directed by Martin Campbell. He creates a nice level of tension throughout, and there are a couple of legitimate shocks (including one jaw-dropper).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The interviews throughout are the best part of the movie - the least heavy-handed, yet most effective, element. There is a message here of the necessity for tolerance, but 8: The Mormon Proposition would have been better had its makers presented it in a more consistent, artful fashion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    A lot of fun for horror fans, a nice little jaunt through paranoia and conspiracy theories.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Barber uses various stylistic devices - hand-held cameras, cellphone cameras, etc. - that make a somewhat slow story seem to move at a brisker pace.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    His (Borte) film would have been much better had it stuck to its guns as social commentary and not lapsed into a predictable, and predictably lame, love story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Carroll purists and freshman English majors may be aghast at the change in story, but for those who watched "Avatar" and marveled at the images but were left wanting by the wooden acting and tired story, "Alice" is a treat.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Scott's epic - and it's hard to think of anything this big, this elaborate and, no doubt, this expensive as anything but - is very much an origination story, a prequel, if you will.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Its over-the-top violence is cartoonish at times, menacing at others - which is a good thing. And truly, if one must wander a barren, post-apocalyptic landscape with somebody, who better to wander with than Denzel Washington?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    A pretty good action movie for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, it lasts 106.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    Nothing seems real here, with everything too broadly drawn.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The audience should be given game controllers upon entering the theater. It wouldn't mean the film would make any more sense, but at least you'd feel like you had some say in the matter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    Trouble is, it all adds up to . . . not much.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The story is the problem here, devolving into a ridiculous situation that produces far more groans than chills or thrills.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Percy Jackson isn't a great movie, but it's a good one, trotting out kernels of Greek mythology like so many Disney Channel references. For the most part, it works.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It offers Bratt maybe his best role ever as Che, a tough-guy neighborhood personality struggling to come to grips with his son's homosexuality.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you are a stickler for movies that follow the laws of, say, physics, nature and common sense, The A-Team might not be for you. If, on the other hand, you get a kick out of exchanges like this - "Are they trying to shoot down that other drone?" "No. They're trying to fly that tank" - then you're in for a treat.