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

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Time to Leave
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
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    A cross between David Bowie and Maria Callas, the German singer took androgyny to an unearthly level.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    A wide-ranging, disturbing look at our obsession with our looks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    A moving and touching documentary.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Director Mitchell Lichtenstein finds new ground in the over-tilled suburbia of David Lynch and John Waters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    The story is pure gobbledygook.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Garity, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, gives the kind of performance rarely seen in today's movies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Amounts to little more than high-class soap opera.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    This is standard fare on the subject of father and son relations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    An inspiring story of pluck, but its politics fall flat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    There are shocking facts and supportive images, but the film lacks investigative spirit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    There is a lot of history to be learned here, but the teaching is so slow paced that the most alert student may fall into a stupor by the end of class.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Director Takashi Miike's dish of sukiyaki spaghetti ala Sergio Corbucci is badly seasoned with scraps of reservoir dogs.
    • 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.

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