Bill Goodykoontz
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For 957 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 6.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 20 Furry Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 957
957 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    127 Hours is based on Ralston's memoir, and it's a really good movie because director Danny Boyle is a genius.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    David O. Russell's film makes use of some terrific performances - Christian Bale is brilliant, as is Melissa Leo, even by their lofty standards.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Once it's done, you feel terrible for these people, for their lives, for their daughter, especially. Is that entertainment? To each his own, but it is compelling and, yes, rewarding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The acting is uniformly terrific, just a marvel to watch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Chomet's defiantly two-dimensional artwork is warm, inviting, beautiful, establishing immediately a comfort level, at least for audiences of, ahem, a certain age.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Shaffer's inexperience pays off. He's completely natural as a mixed-up kid (and great on the mat).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Villeneuve's telling of her story - and of her children's - is painful, searing and something close to brilliant.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Everything Must Go leaves the resolution open, not telegraphing Nick's future. It is as unsettled as life, and the film is all the better for 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A delightful film - gentle, playful, creative and ultimately happy - though it's a tricky journey.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    At times hilarious but ultimately heartbreaking, Project Nim is a great chronicle of the 1970s and all the nutty ideas that implies; academia in particular comes in for a hard reckoning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    For much of the movie Morris simply lets the loquacious McKinney talk, and she never, ever stops. And she never disappoints.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A fantastically entertaining movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Bursts at the seams with wild creativity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Not just a fascinating character study but a kind of horror movie as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A terrific piece of entertainment. The financial lingo will please money wonks. But the film as a whole focuses more on the people and personalities who went into such a catastrophic failure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Olsen makes us understand, as best we can, Martha's plight. She has a tenuous grip on reality, and, thanks to Olsen's performance and Durkin's sure hand, by the film's end, so do we.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Clever and current without being cynical, smart without being condescending, funny without being exclusionary to grown-ups or to kids.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    What Scorsese has really made is a beautifully crafted love letter to movies, the passion of his life. What sounded like an odd pairing winds up being a perfect fit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Melancholia is an intense, exhausting experience. That may not sound appealing, and for some, it won't be. But nor should it be off-putting. Proceed with caution, perhaps. But proceed nevertheless.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    This isn't a movie for everyone, but for fans of quirky charm leavened occasionally by uncomfortable, realistic exchanges, it's a small delight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Some of the behavior of Uriel and Eliezer will make you squirm. But Ashkenazi and Bar-Aba are so compelling in their performances of difficult men that you'll gladly suffer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Cabin in the Woods is a fantastic poke in the eye of our horror-movie expectations.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is gripping from the start, not just because of the quality of the music, but because of Marley's magnetic, challenging personality, as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jiro Ono is a magician.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The real hero here is Joss Whedon, who directs the film with a fanboy's enthusiasm and a thorough knowledge of the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The catharsis found here is far quieter, and much more effective, whether it be the pain expressed in a student's essay or the honesty found in a simple gesture, one that ends the film in beautifully moving fashion.
    • 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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