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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Zwecker
    This is one helluva compelling film that presents us with several of the very best performances of the year. Lerman and Letts, in particular, present us with fully-developed characterizations that will remain with audiences long after they leave the theater.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Bill Zwecker
    Without question, Broadway producer Amanda Lipitz’s brilliant feature film directorial debut is deeply moving and inspirational, but unlike most documentaries it also makes for very entertaining viewing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This is a very promising first feature by Eggers and showcases some exceptional acting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    Beyond the visuals, what makes The Maze Runner so compelling is its attention-grabbing storyline.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    Red 2 not only delivers the action, laughs and thrills of the original — in many ways it surpasses it.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    On all levels, Trolls delivers. It is nicely paced, the jokes are spot-on (and will work for both the kids and their parents) and, again, this is visually a very special piece of animated artistry.
    • 77 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This film is a winner. It will not only entertain you, but also make you think about what it takes to bring happiness into your own life.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    This is an intelligent, deeply moving film that is about so much more than a rich lady with delusional dreams about her own musical abilities. It is, in fact, quite an uplifting homage to the spirit of confidence in the face of enormous adversity.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    For those looking for non-stop action, pretty dazzling special effects and solid acting by the young protagonists, Insurgent will not disappoint.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Bill Zwecker
    The strength of Burger’s movie is the fact that a non-reader of Roth’s work can enjoy Divergent and not be confused by any aspect of the storyline.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Marling has crafted a nicely taut, suspenseful cinematic journey into the world of corporate espionage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Saylor has created a character who will haunt you for some time after you leave the theater.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Bill Zwecker
    Overall this is a solid, intelligent movie about the joys of expanding our horizons — in all directions.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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