For 80 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 92% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 5% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Zwecker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Imitation Game
Lowest review score: 25 Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 80
  2. Negative: 6 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Planes: Fire & Rescue is a good improvement over “Planes,” which Disney released last year. The story is stronger, there are some wonderful additions to the voice talent and the 3D cinematography is well-utilized.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Overall this is a solid, intelligent movie about the joys of expanding our horizons — in all directions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    If one can put that historic reality aside — and Rickman and fellow screenwriters Jeremy Brock and Alison Deegan make that possible via their straightforward script — A Little Chaos becomes a highly enjoyable journey to a rarified world 300-plus years ago.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Pan
    Full of non-stop action, an intriguing new take on J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” tale and some old-fashioned, swashbuckling mischief led by Hugh Jackman, director Joe Wright’s Pan is one heck of a charming romp.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    With a nice, unexpected twist at the end, The Forest delivers as a healthy dose of psychological cinematic terror and an impressive first feature directing effort.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    This is not great moviemaking by any stretch of the imagination, but the spot-on comic timing of the principals here — especially former “Parks and Recreation” star Plaza — captured my funny bone and kept it happily working overtime from start to finish.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    I cannot stress enough how truly stunning the brilliant visuals are in this movie. Laika has again crafted a world that is such an original vision, one that will live on as a new classic in the world of animation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    While A Tale of Love and Darkness is often difficult to watch — because of all the sadness it presents — it is also a beautiful film in that it makes us think about existing in a world where we do not completely fit in.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Big kudos go out to screenwriter Barrett for creating a script that throws out so many curve balls. Just when you think the story is going in one direction — you get some nice jolts and surprise twists
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Saylor has created a character who will haunt you for some time after you leave the theater.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Inferno delivers as an engaging thriller that I frankly enjoyed far more than Howard’s last Brown outing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    For fans of “Resident Evil,” I believe this final film will not disappoint, but it also will likely encourage newcomers to the saga to go back and play a bit of catch-up by watching the earlier movies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    This delightful, silly animated romp makes for a really fun time in the theater.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    While this charming movie will be targeted to senior audiences, I hope younger generations check it out — as the humor and underlying messages are truly universal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    While the plot is a bit shaky in parts, the overall effect of creating needed tension and some outright, out-of-your-seat jumps of fright is quite effective.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    While Peeples follows a very predictable course as a romantic comedy and does not break any ground in that genre of filmmaking, this movie is more engaging than you might expect.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    Bad Grandpa obviously is not for everyone, but Johnny Knoxville and “Jackass” fans will eat it up.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    While the overall concept of the script is pretty creative and original, at several points along the way the storyline gets a bit muddled.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    While the animation is quite good and the filmmakers have brought together an excellent group of actors to provide the voice talent, the storyline leaves us with a tale more reminiscent of Saturday morning kids’ programming.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    The best parts of Need for Speed are the actual racing and chasing sequences — a true thrill ride for the audience as the story unfolds.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    This company of actors pulls together and delivers a lot of punch to a pedestrian script inspired by quite an amazing tale.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    The life lessons about morals and values are soft-pedaled pretty well and packaged in a mostly funny romp as the trio of mothers’ night-on-the-town turns in all sorts of bizarre and wacky ways.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    Wonderful as it is to watch great actors delve deeply into their roles, it’s a shame that the material they are delivering is just so damn confusing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    The saving grace for this film is the group of young actors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Zwecker
    This second film is again heartwarming and includes some nice performances from Connick, Gamble and Morgan Freeman.

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