Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,254 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 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 Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?
Score distribution:
1254 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is intelligent, moving and wholly original.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Not just a fascinating character study but a kind of horror movie as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    If it sounds like so much backroom politicking, it is. But it's exceptionally interesting, entertaining backroom politicking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Although it can be harrowing and disturbing, Joachim Trier's film -- and Lie's performance -- are so masterful that the movie seems more like a searing portrait of self-discovery and realization, with the understanding that not everything you learn about yourself will be pleasant.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Room is a terrific movie, one that has two outstanding performances, confident direction and a story line that is both harrowing and moving.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    David Fincher's meticulous direction pays off in spades. From the way he expresses the book's construction — not quite he-said/she-said, but a version of that — to the way the film looks (cold and uncaring, like its characters) to his work with actors (go Tyler Perry!), Gone Girl delivers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    A delightful film - gentle, playful, creative and ultimately happy - though it's a tricky journey.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The Big Short manages to entertain you while making you really, really mad.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Bursts at the seams with wild creativity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    I love movies like The Wailing. Na Hong-jin’s film is like a genre buffet, with horror as the main course, but a hearty helping of mystery, crime drama, black comedy and family relations on the menu, as well. Don’t forget the side dishes of religion, superstition and ritual. It’s a full meal.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Birbiglia, whose previous feature was the well-received “Sleepwalk with Me,” has made a tiny gem, a delightful film as surprising as it is satisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    What Boyle and Sorkin are after here is a portrait of Jobs, not a photograph. And they have succeeded in making one, in wildly entertaining fashion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The great success for Mendes and Craig, however, is that while Skyfall obviously has a great fondness for the past, it's not trapped there. It also anticipates Bond's future. In this immensely satisfying movie, so do we.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    This is not an anti-religious polemic, though it easily could have gone that way. Instead it is a much more thoughtful film and in some ways more troubling. No one is trying to do the wrong thing here, but, as with most things in life, it becomes increasingly hard to know what the right thing might be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Star Trek Into Darkness is a giddy homage to what’s come before it, but it also at least tries to go boldly where ... well, you know.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Directors Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori’s film Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me looks at the band’s rise, such as it was, and its inevitable crumbling, as well as the influence its recorded legacy had on popular music. And it’s terrific.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    In theory, we go to movies for enjoyment. Director Rodrigo Cortés inverts that notion with Buried, a terrific, claustrophobic, fist-clenching film in which he tortures his audience in exquisite fashion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Jiro Ono is a magician.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    You may or may not be surprised by developments here, but it doesn’t really matter. What does is the honesty of the characters and the absolute delight it is to spend time with them.
    • 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.

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