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 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Take My Eyes
Lowest review score: 0 Underclassman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 176
  2. Negative: 21 out of 176
176 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Despite its flaws, Walk on Water is a sometimes engaging story of emotional opposites who become mystifyingly attracted to each other.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Despite the scenic appeal of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, the film may prove too nerve-racking for casual viewers. It is a racing movie for the inside track.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    The Beautiful Country has an epic bearing, but a trite and troubled script makes it more a visual tirade than an engaging odyssey.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Most of the film, however, goes down easily enough. The Queer Strokes, an all-gay rowing team, provide a humorous contrast to the less sexually confidant characters.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    The concert footage, which is exceptionally well photographed and recorded, offers clips of varying lengths from a wealth of songs. The rest of the film glimpses the stress disorders that can develop when average people with problems become popular celebrities.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    There are shocking facts and supportive images, but the film lacks investigative spirit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    An inspiring story of pluck, but its politics fall flat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    So slight that it barely qualifies as a movie, 10 Items or Less squeaks by on the charm of its leads.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    This is standard fare on the subject of father and son relations.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    One of the strangest things about J.L. Aronson's often fascinating film is the presence of Sufjan Stevens, who recently has become a star in his own right, as Smith's bandmate and protégé. One can only wonder what Stevens, who possesses a pleasant voice and a solid grasp of song craft, found in such a mentor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    While their stories are well worth telling, first-time director Ruskin fails to shape his material into the dynamic film it might have been.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    The story is pure gobbledygook.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Amounts to little more than high-class soap opera.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    At its best, The Promotion offers a sympathetic view of ordinary people caught on the hamster wheel of corporate politics.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    The result is an initially hilarious picture that grows perplexingly trite as screenwriter Peter Straughan transforms Young's sly observations into assembly-line pap.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Perhaps, like Al Gore's lecture on global warming, the force of its argument will stir some of those who see it to further research the subject.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Pleasant viewing, but the unbalanced script and amateur performances keep it from being much more than a walk in the park.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Garity, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, gives the kind of performance rarely seen in today's movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Its combination of maudlin sincerity, cruel slapstick, exotic romanticism and boogie-down dance sequences may befuddle more than it entertains.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    The movie has a soul, and its good-natured charm may well win over the most cynical heart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Fascinating as these spiders and frogs must be to one another, a human being need not be put into such close proximity to their private dances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Although entertaining, Rize is a somewhat duplicitous undertaking.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    As a sports documentary, Murderball is tame and uninvolving. It does however, offer a hard-edged and unsentimental portrait of strong-willed people.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    The most interesting moments in the film are the videotapes sent back and forth between the parents and students, as they communicate the sadness of children separated from their distant families.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    A confused and improbable redemption song.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Never more than a dull and confused film about Bolivia's 2003 presidential election.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    The soundtrack is a mess, with period music out of sync with the period, as when the 1967 song, "White Rabbit," underscores a 1965 acid trip.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Low-production values, including glaring inconsistencies in the makeup department, add to the bargain-basement atmosphere of this kidsploitation quickie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    In trying for realism, Machado only achieves dramatic inertness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Rampling is fascinating as Ellen, the aging romantic who hardens her vulnerability with a materialist philosophy regarding the buying and selling of sex. The other two actresses give more superficial performances, with Young totally unconvincing as a Southern neurotic.

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