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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Hannah Arendt takes seriously the life of the mind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    This understated documentary, though, has no agenda to shame any one family or agency.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Director Philipp Kadelbach crafts a war drama cued to the ethics of the characters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The Past is an understated study of two marriages in transition.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    In the introspective The Last Sentence Swedish director Jan Troell invokes ’50’s and ’60’s Swedish cinema: masterly black-and-white cinematography, philosophical angst, a lifeless marriage and loved ones visiting from the afterlife.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    [This] timely documentary is less persuasive about translating logic into political and economic reality.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Murmelstein answers his accusers in The Last of the Unjust. Over a compelling three hours and 38 minutes.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Supermensch sells the impression that its subject is a genuinely good guy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Spectacle matters more than story for Reygadas, who wants to create a world onscreen instead of developing characters or critiquing society.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Resisting screen rules is Godard’s forte.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    This buddy/road film builds tension with its missing person quest in a border-crossing underworld.
    • 73 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    A diverting tutorial with this takeaway: “Let’s be puzzled about what seems obvious.”
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Slocombe may not carve up his kin for Cold Turkey, but he serves a wry repast.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Servillo charms in his dual turn, then takes it up a notch when one brother shows off his childhood knack for impersonating his look-alike.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    We get a parable of individualism and its perils for a turn-of-the-20th century woman, one proclaimed by a critic of her time “a revolt against nature: a woman genius.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Dhoom:3 entertains as a spectacle of chases, bank capers, magic acts and song-and-dance numbers.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Instead of venturing outside Outpost Restrepo, we hear what the soldiers feel about their 15-month deployment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    [Kirby Dick's] new documentary enrages, yet makes its case in an even-tempered manner.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    The Attack is not just about an incident targeting Israelis. This is also the story of not knowing Palestinians.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    [A] diverting documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    Kim deals with an ancient suspicion of money that predates Marx, MasterCard and Madoff.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    In his press notes, Winterbottom adds: “We didn’t make the moral too obvious, or too heavy-handed.” And they don’t. But the bottom line is unmistakable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    You’re Next benefits from skilled script-keepers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Stamets
    A family implodes with a biting commentary on patriarchy.

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