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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Goodykoontz
    The visuals are stunning, perhaps the most fully realized of any film.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A perverse delight, the rare film that makes you feel good about feeling bad (or at least watching others do so).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Secret in Their Eyes never lets you forget that you're watching a movie - and never lets you wish you were doing anything else.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Please Give is an almost perfectly rendered slice of life, buoyant with wonderful performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's Douglas' movie - and you've got a fine movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you're game, "Parnassus" is a richly rewarding experience. If not, it comes off like pretentious nonsense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Slow, stark and sometimes surreptitiously beautiful, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon is as cold and clinical an examination of evil as you could imagine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It relies on a singularly brilliant performance by Colin Firth to make it one of the year's more satisfying films.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Never miss a chance to see Helen Mirren. You certainly could do worse as far as movie advice goes. Mirren may not be the only reason to see The Last Station, about the final year of Leo Tolstoy's long, eventful life, but she's the best reason.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    This is unhinged genius, an amazing piece of acting. Brutal, yes, but magnetic all the same.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    As an encore for Brand's Aldous, it's a welcome return. And for Hill, it's a chance to really shine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A compulsively watchable look at Rivers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's also perfectly content to be an insanely violent, funny take on an established genre. And in that respect, Kick-Ass lives up to its name.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    There is a predictability to the story, but that's OK. The acting is superb, Holbrook in particular, making That Evening Sun an understated pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Terribly Happy must surely be the greatest Danish Western ever made.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Polanski builds suspense slowly, exquisitely. It's not a matter of shocking the audience, although there are surprises, but of creating an ever-growing sense of dread.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A funny, heartfelt look at families, relationships and the lies that prop them up as much as tear them down.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Most of all, though, it's a welcome, offbeat look at a couple of originals, something that's in woefully short supply.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    What's breathtaking here is the scope of greed, corruption, arrogance and above all cynicism on display, not just regarding the system of government but the people it ostensibly serves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Although Jonah Hill has been sweetly, profanely funny in such films as "Superbad" and "Get Him to the Greek," in Cyrus he's a revelation.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Writer and director Ti West accesses all the hot buttons for fans of the genre in a manner that doesn't make fun of it (and its followers) in a "Scary Movie" way, but instead treats it with the appropriate amount of respect. (Key word: appropriate.)