For 65 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 92% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 4% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Zwecker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Turner
Lowest review score: 25 Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 65
  2. Negative: 4 out of 65
65 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Zwecker
    Mr. Turner is far more than merely an explosion of color and toned nuance for the eye. The real reason to make this a must-see of this holiday season is to wallow in the Oscar-worthy acting talent of Leigh’s veteran player Timothy Spall.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This is a very promising first feature by Eggers and showcases some exceptional acting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    The visuals are spectacular, the 3D technology is artfully used and the storyline is jam-packed with so many funny lines, it’s hard to catch all the jokes that are delivered in rapid-fire succession.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This is a must-see for anyone who loves theater, acting and especially individuals like Elaine Stritch unafraid to bare their souls — so all of us can gain more insight into the complicated essence of the human condition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This film moves effortlessly from some pretty intense dramatic moments to hilarious scenes showcasing the contrasting lifestyles of the gay and straight worlds to some vignettes of incredible poignancy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    Director Steven Frears deserves special mention. A lesser filmmaker could so easily have turned this project into mushy, sentimental junk. The tear-jerking moments here are heartfelt and real. It’s the kind of filmmaking we see too little of today.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Zwecker
    Not only does this second movie match the charm, wit, animation skill and intelligent storytelling of the original, I think it even exceeds it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Zwecker
    This is a terrific movie that will keep audiences gripping their seats from start to finish, and a great deal of that is due to the magnificent acting jobs by Goodman, Winstead and co-star John Gallagher Jr.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Zwecker
    The film works as well as it does due to the genius of Benedict Cumberbatch and the way he has inhabited Alan Turing’s persona.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    There are certainly a lot of actors who can match Hill and Tatum as comic actors, but it’s the oddball connection between these two that makes for a very entertaining couple of hours at the movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Marling has crafted a nicely taut, suspenseful cinematic journey into the world of corporate espionage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    Co-writers/directors Faxon and Rast have created a little gem of a film. Without question, The Way Way Back is the best coming-of-age movie of the summer and should be seen by audiences of all ages.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    I think the secret to the appeal of the entire “Kung Fu Panda” franchise is the enormous affection we feel for Po, that seemingly bumbling good guy who also can rise to the occasion and showcase true heroism and mystical power.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Kon-Tiki reminds us how important it is to expand our horizons by making discoveries, exploring new worlds and pushing ourselves to the absolute limits of human endurance.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Anyone interested in the appeal of cults and the psychological lure of a charismatic leader will appreciate The Source Family.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This small film (virtually all of it filmed in Tobi’s New York apartment) is a real gem. Stewart is the main draw and he doesn’t disappoint one bit. Gugino delivers a richly layered performance, tricky as the part calls for supreme subtlety. Lillard is a major revelation here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    This well-crafted picture is a lovely work of true art, enhanced by terrific animated sequences illustrating Jerry Lee’s love of drawing cartoons and Frank’s ability to concoct tales of the brothers as heroic figures.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    The new globetrotting, caper-packed romp with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the lovable team certainly is just as good as, and often an improvement on, the 2011 offering.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    The fulcrum to the success of Goosebumps, it must be noted, is the perfect casting of Jack Black as Stine.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Unlike so many sequels, this fun-filled 3D adventure is sure to entertain younger kids but also charm the adults who will be accompanying them to the multiplexes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    This is a very silly film, but one that will keep you laughing — or at least loudly chuckling — from start to finish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    While the outcome is pretty predictable and borderline formulaic, this is a well-paced romantic comedy that works due to its engaging cast — with special kudos going out to Radcliffe and Kazan, but also Driver, who delivers perfectly as the fast-talking, libido-driven hunkster.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    This second film is again heartwarming and includes some nice performances from Connick, Gamble and Morgan Freeman.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    Cahill has not only made a thoughtful and compelling movie about science, but he’s also given us an intriguing story that delves into the age-old debate of faith vs. hard proof involving the possibility of a higher spiritual power.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    Beyond the visuals, what makes The Maze Runner so compelling is its attention-grabbing storyline.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Overall this is a solid, intelligent movie about the joys of expanding our horizons — in all directions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Zwecker
    The film ends up feeling more like a very long music video.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    Bad Grandpa obviously is not for everyone, but Johnny Knoxville and “Jackass” fans will eat it up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    From the opening frame right up to the whirlwind finale, you will be treated to non-stop action, clever dialogue and quite a bit of zany energy. If I’d fault anything about this fun romp, it’s that the filmmakers tried to jam-pack too much into one movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    The saving grace for this film is the group of young actors.

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