Bill Goodykoontz
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For 895 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 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 Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 895
895 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s fascinating and funny while forcing us to consider the line between technology and art.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's a terrific movie.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    [Jodorowsky's] a hoot, and so is Jodorowsky's Dune. But it's something more, too, a look at twisted genius and missed opportunities, a sad but intriguing combination.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It is exceptional acting, and Locke is a tremendous piece of filmmaking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ida
    Spare, haunting and in its own way beautiful, Ida is an absorbing film about discovering the truth, and the attendant price we pay to learn it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    There are surprises and plenty of action. What's good about Snowpiercer is how they all blend together; each element informs the other.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's easy to get carried away with movies like this, which lend themselves to fanboy hype. It's not a perfect movie. But it is one that is hugely enjoyable, bears repeated viewings and will be as funny in 10 years (or 50) as it is now. And that's pretty swell.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Frank is a true original, a film that heads in one direction only to veer off in another, yet never loses sight of where it's going.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    In addition to the performances — truly, everyone is good — what stands out is Sachs' direction. It's measured, patient. The scenes play out as one imagines the characters' lives would.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's feel-good, no question about it. But it's also absorbing, important and inspiring.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Simien's film is one of those rare works that teach by appearing not to — you laugh at some of the antics, cringe at others, but the film is so entertaining you may forget you're learning something.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The last act takes a couple of turns that rely too heavily on coincidence, but overall Whiplash (the title comes from the name of one of the songs the band plays) hits very few sour notes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Take my word for it, or better yet go find out for yourself: Big Hero 6 is a treat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    This is unhinged genius, an amazing piece of acting. Brutal, yes, but magnetic all the same.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    If you're game, "Parnassus" is a richly rewarding experience. If not, it comes off like pretentious nonsense.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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