For 105 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Stamets' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Ida
Lowest review score: 12 The Room
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 105
  2. Negative: 5 out of 105
105 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    The masterful script deals with telling words.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Stamets
    Key action points are edited with finesse, but the denouement, with its dutiful hail of gunfire, is heartless and mechanical.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Stamets
    Ida
    Ida reaches spiritual depth through affecting performances rendered in sublime black-and-white compositions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Stamets
    [A] stunning “documentary of the imagination."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    This saga of romance works with an unromantic style.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    This thoughtful film is designed with taste. Music is minimal. Cuing a little Nine Inch Nails at the end, Poitras enables “citizenfour” to commit an act of reverse surveillance on the NSA.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The Missing Picture is a wrenching yet tender memoir by Rithy Panh about life and death in the time of Pol Pot.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Stamets
    Level Five (1996) is a poetic if occasionally opaque film essay on the 1945 Battle of Okinawa.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    Despite our narrow angle on Nepal, Manakamana peers into lives at close range.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The Past is an understated study of two marriages in transition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Stamets
    Observant with mannered edits, Jem Cohen’s modest story delivers a character sketch and a traveler’s essay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    This moving, Oscar-nominated documentary is an odyssey of a tragic observer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Dispiriting as Blackfish is at times, it offers beautiful advocacy for orca freedom. Anecdotes and data indicate these mammals are highly sensitive and social. Treating them as we do for our entertainment and profit is unconscionable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    At Berkeley earns credit for documenting a distinctly articulate community.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Stamets
    This is vicarious cinema at its best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Murmelstein answers his accusers in The Last of the Unjust. Over a compelling three hours and 38 minutes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    [A] diverting documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Jim Jarmusch stocks his latest low-key indie with more than his usual characters in low-velocity drift. The Akron-born auteur infuses the title couple of Only Lovers Left Alive with his taste for culture, if not cuisine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    [Kirby Dick's] new documentary enrages, yet makes its case in an even-tempered manner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    A Touch of Sin is humanist critique of the country’s turn to capitalism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Stamets
    Hicks may devote too much time on hospital errands and bedside moments as Terry’s health declines. But he succeeds at honoring the career of one man who is helping another’s.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    The first-rate Italian comedy Reality — which fakes Pope Benedict appearing in St. Peter’s Square — likens consecration to elevating an “everyman” to pop celebrity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    A diverting tutorial with this takeaway: “Let’s be puzzled about what seems obvious.”
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Stamets
    May errs in styling this human interest saga.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Resisting screen rules is Godard’s forte.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The ethical considerations of these physicians and their patients is the focus, not the pro-lifers and their death threats.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Morales trafficks in familiar formulas of an everyman in a bind with evil men. What sets Graceland apart are the conflicted values of its characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Stamets
    An obliquely clinical love story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Stamets
    A naturalist comic of inarticulate manners, writer-director Andrew Bujalski attempts the ensemble styles of Robert Altman and Christopher Guest to peer into a micro-culture in Computer Chess.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The film is extremely rich in visual inventiveness and depth of feeling — with numerous sequences that could almost pass muster as individual shorts.

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