For 90 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Stamets' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Act of Killing
Lowest review score: 12 The Room
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 90
  2. Negative: 5 out of 90
90 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Stamets
    [A] stunning “documentary of the imagination."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Stamets
    Ida
    Ida reaches spiritual depth through affecting performances rendered in sublime black-and-white compositions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    This saga of romance works with an unromantic style.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Stamets
    Observant with mannered edits, Jem Cohen’s modest story delivers a character sketch and a traveler’s essay.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    [A] diverting documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Murmelstein answers his accusers in The Last of the Unjust. Over a compelling three hours and 38 minutes.
    • 77 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
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    A Touch of Sin is humanist critique of the country’s turn to capitalism.
    • 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
    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 Attack is not just about an incident targeting Israelis. This is also the story of not knowing Palestinians.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Joe
    Gripping and at times agonizing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Stamets
    Like Father, Like Son is always wise about the quandary faced by the two fathers and the two mothers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    This late adulthood lark is a treat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The elegant style of the fighting sequences does more than display camera and kung fu technique — this style also shows fighters living with honor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Kim deals with an ancient suspicion of money that predates Marx, MasterCard and Madoff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Stamets
    For the most part this is a scenic and well-scored Holocaust survival tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony is one more bravo for the iconic masterpiece.