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

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Killer of Sheep
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
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since "When Harry Met Sally."
    • 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?"
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The pleasure of watching such well-crafted entertainment offsets the small disappointments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    John Sayles ventures into August Wilson territory with Honeydripper.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Journeys into a new heart of darkness, the destination of which lies outside the frontiers of humanity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Offers compelling footage, but its revisionism can be distracting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Filmmaker Pray, who is building an impressive body of documentaries on American subcultures, including the Seattle grunge scene in "Hype," graffiti artists in "Infamy" and truckers in "Big Rig," does an admirable job of allowing his subjects to represent themselves.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Unlike the worthless torture porn that is destroying the genre, Stuck is a horror movie with a reason for being.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Were it not for its pat resolutions, Mister Foe might deserve a mention alongside such classic psycho-sexual thrillers as "Vertigo" and "Peeping Tom." Instead, Mackenzie has reined in the strangeness to deliver a conventional, if better than average, mystery.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Yu has a good time making fun of white people, in particular a pair of rival ping-pong teachers who seem inspired by the gay villains in the Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever."
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Despite the cultural and artistic differences among the contributors, the overall production design maintains a unified tone, helped in part by Laurent Perez's eerie soundtrack.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    A hilariously spry effort from an equally unpromising premise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    A cross between David Bowie and Maria Callas, the German singer took androgyny to an unearthly level.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    While a fascinating subject, Bruce is a bit of a poseur, keenly aware of how he comes across on camera.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    The film comes to life when Cohen is on screen.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    If the Polish brothers haven't quite mastered the mechanics of mainstream filmmaking, they have succeeded in bringing an independent spirit to the studio film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    The meshing of Moliere and Tartuffe into one character creates so many complications and loose ends that it is a fool's errand to try to make sense of the story.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Although the film is entertaining, its cleverness is not enough to cover its shortcomings.