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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Shotgun Stories
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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    A heartbreaking look at broken trust.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    There is more comedy than outrage in this critique of sexual inequality in Iran.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    It works as a wistful coda to suggest that the song will go on long after the show is over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The film doesn't shy away from the political side of hip-hop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    It is ironic that the core audience for Chop Shop is that very crowd that has recently taken steps to redevelop the Iron Triangle into something more Manhattan-friendly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Journeys into a new heart of darkness, the destination of which lies outside the frontiers of humanity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Director Brown has made a career of chronicling the history of American folk music, and Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is a worthy companion piece to his 1982 debut, "The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time?"
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    A slight but wise comedy about the loneliness that makes all men brothers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The stories of the other competitors are just as fascinating, particularly that of Bernard Moitessier who, after nearly a year at sea, could not bear to return to England, and turned sail for Tahiti.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Stanley Nelson's documentary shows how a religion becomes a cult, and how people are deceived by an ideal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Control is director Anton Corbijin's first feature, and he too frequently makes the mistake of falling back on his rock video skills.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Ripe with offbeat Americana, Beesley's rockumentary is also a portrait of growing up in a white-trash Okie ghetto.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    An inspiring story of pluck, but its politics fall flat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    With more sympathy for Johnston's suffering and less reveling in the fruits of his madness, The Devil and Daniel Johnston could have been a great film instead of a disturbing one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    A lesson in listening.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Although entertaining, Rize is a somewhat duplicitous undertaking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    This unusual journey behind prison bars is not only a plea for the rehabilitation of incarcerated criminals, but a testament to the redemptive powers of art.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The embittered men make fascinating subjects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    In a genre that has been battered by the cheap grotesqueries of special effects, it is a pleasure to be unsettled by something as simple as an invasive beam of light in the shadows of a haunted house.
    • 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.

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