For 176 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Puffy Chair
Lowest review score: 0 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 176
  2. Negative: 21 out of 176
176 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    Free of the ghetto clich├ęs that fill the movies made by people who have never lived in one, Killer of Sheep is a strongly individual portrait of black, working-class America.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    A miracle of a movie that is both fairy tale and slice of life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    Actors Laia Marull and Luis Tosar explore the intricate details of a relationship based on the laws of attraction and repulsion, in which the intellect is repeatedly devastated by primal passion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    Ripe with characters and events reflecting the psychic travails of today's young adults.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    Another worthy performance comes from Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    A heartbreaking look at broken trust.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    While the significance of the imagery, including the slow disintegration of an immense piece of sculpted petroleum, is elusive, the strangeness of Barney's visual sense never fails to stimulate the senses.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    An allegory of our times, Shotgun Stories is a tragedy of biblical scale and an intimate family drama. Unlike the more lauded films of last year, which glorified a national preoccupation with bloody deeds, Shotgun Stories is a passionate cry to end the violence and a reminder that we, as free individuals, have the power to determine our own destinies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Bill White
    Most political films involving children are vicious or sentimental. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, set in 1970 when Brazil was under the military dictatorship of General Emilio Medici, is neither.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Bill White
    Everlasting Moments both is a tribute to Larsson -- a relative of the director's wife, Jan (author of the original story) -- and a love letter to the art of photography.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Machuca is a quiet film, moving sadly toward its inevitable climax, the final scenes a lesson in the methods by which the military restores order to a divided country.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Genuinely funny and sweet, the film's "everybody wins" philosophy resonates beyond the feel-good surfaces.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    The dark, rotting interiors and sunless winter skies create a festering atmosphere of unexpiated guilt as Kremer ponders the question of how a decent man is to navigate the rivers of hell.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Speaks in the raw mumble of the dirty South. A regional film in the truest sense, it does for Memphis what its producer, John Singleton, once did for South Central Los Angeles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    A lesson in listening.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Margaret Brown's honest and non-judgmental film captures the artist's high and low points, from early appearances on regional television shows such as "Nashville Now" to the drunken and disorderly performances that defined his later years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    There is more comedy than outrage in this critique of sexual inequality in Iran.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    A top-flight example of cinematic storytelling, thanks in large part to the unusual narration, spoken in English by David Gulpilil.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Even without the oral history, this trippy exploration of Cobain's earthy habitations would be worth seeing as a "Koyaanisqatsi" for the Puget Sound area.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Meirelles adds another perspective, that the epidemic might be a good thing if, by being thrown into the darkness together, we may once again recognize the human family to which we all belong.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Captures both the spirituality and humanity of monastic life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Captures the open-air rock festival experience more completely than any previous film of its kind.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    And who would have guessed that, in this age of excess and one-upmanship, when bigger is always better, the year's most romantic screen kiss would last a mere two seconds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Most films about illegal immigration are set on the Mexican border, and Frozen River is free of the stereotypical characters and situations of that familiar setting. It also offers a rare look at modern Native American life, exploring the ambiguity of what it means to say that the laws of the white man cannot be enforced on Indian territory.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Although set in England with a predominantly British cast, Death at a Funeral is no stiff-upper-lipped comedy, but a lean, mean, and often crude, farce.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Stunningly beautiful film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Yes
    From the floating particles of dirt that open the film to the final image of a man and woman on a beach, Yes insists that we live with our mistakes since there is no escaping them.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Fukada captures the stubborn individualism of a girl who embraces an unpopular lifestyle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Suffers from a simplistic reductionism that suggests buying from local organic farmers might help avert the possibility of a worldwide famine triggered by Monsanto's suicide gene. It is a noble and quaint solution to a situation that won't be easily swayed by consumer votes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Most disappointing is the ending, which, in projecting the possibility of a saner and more hopeful world, is a bit of a cop-out.

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