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

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Deliver Us from Evil
Lowest review score: 0 Underclassman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 176
  2. Negative: 21 out of 176
176 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    This is a film about brave women who left home as teenagers and have been on their own ever since. Now, nearing the end of that road, they face their inevitable decline with a cheerful vivacity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    In its best moments, The Cats of Mirikitani captures both the tragedy and transcendence of his life, from the Sacramento-born, Hiroshima-raised youth who returned to the States in 1937 rather than join the Japanese Imperial Army, to the proudly self-sufficient man who struggled through New York's fierce winters until gaining recognition both as an artist and a human being.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    With adventurous forays into questionable neighborhoods and stimulating tours through street markets, "Crossing the Bridge" is about the city as much as its music.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Driving Lessons was written by director Jeremy Brock as a vehicle for Grint and Walters, who appeared together in the Harry Potter movies. They make a terrific screen couple. Walters is alternately zany and poignant, with Grint the perfect foil, a bemused, confused innocent who only wants to do good.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Hardcore remains, in the words of Minor Threat's Ian MacKaye, the voice of "kids who refuse to be slotted into generic kids roles," so fans of current groups such as Disturbed may feel shortchanged by allegations that it was all over by 1986.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The rude naturalism of the opening scenes between Wilson and Jacob recalls the spirited vulgarity of "Clerks," with dialogue that would be hopelessly offensive were it not so funny and true to life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Cusack, who is beginning to look disturbingly like Dustin Hoffman, is not only the film's center, but its orbit as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Journeys into a new heart of darkness, the destination of which lies outside the frontiers of humanity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Although this is director Mark Obenhaus' first ski movie, it is every bit as exciting as the popular Warren Miller pictures, and boasts an unobstrusive soundtrack in place of the heavy metal racket that fuels most sports documentaries.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Stunningly beautiful film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    A thrilling and scary ride.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Not since Spike Lee's "Bamboozled" has such an irreverent carnival of African American stereotypes been so irreverently sent up.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    An inspirational portrait of an unwanted kid who brought culture to a world that had known only violence.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Once the story moves up north to Indianapolis, things become pat and predictable. But for its first 80 minutes, Great World of Sound hits all the right notes.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Garbarski recovers from the melodrama with a final image that is so sweet, so simple and so understated that one is tempted to say it is perfect.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    A special film, one that refuses to package a person's life into a comfortably familiar genre.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    What is ultimately so special about this film is its handling of the relationship between Lennon and wife, Yoko Ono.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Cunha and Silva, both featured in 2002's similarly themed "City of God," have been playing these roles since they were 13, and the rapport between them is electrifying. Much of the sweetness of the film comes from what they bring to their roles.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Contrary to its title, Virtual JFK is less a counter-history of the Vietnam years than a tribute to John F. Kennedy's stubborn resistance to a military that pressured him to go to war on six occasions during his short presidency.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    The film comes to life when Cohen is on screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    An eye-opener for those unfamiliar with the tribulations many immigrants endure on their road to American citizenship. And yes, it is also a fairy tale, but not all fairy tales are for children.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Deepened by the socioeconomic undercurrent that suggests the lengths to which workers are forced to prostitute themselves to survive corporate downsizing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Although the film is entertaining, its cleverness is not enough to cover its shortcomings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    A slight but wise comedy about the loneliness that makes all men brothers.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    The cast is perfect, but the script is like a low ceiling, keeping a lid on what should have been a confluence of riotous misadventures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    The life of a prison guard is dull, no matter who is in the cell. Director Bille August makes what he can of this material, always holding our interest but never fulfilling the promise of a close encounter with one of the 20th century's most controversial leaders.

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