William Arnold
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For 1,179 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

William Arnold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 After the Wedding
Lowest review score: 0 Domino
Score distribution:
1,179 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A delicious one-time treat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    All told, Cars is a knockout.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A suspenseful, elegant entertainment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Moves along its course and overflows at its climax with that indefinable but unmistakable assurance of a master filmmaker who knows just what he wants to say, is in total command of his medium and is in no mood to make any compromises.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A true gem: perhaps the most thoroughly charming, and completely satisfying, independent film I've seen in the past two or three years.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Together is a likely candidate to become that one foreign-language film that jumps out of the art houses each year to become a mainstream phenomenon.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    I haven't been so captivated, chilled and surprised by a movie in years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    At age 37, she's (Bonnaire) developed into a consummate film actress and a unique star whose enigmatic persona has never had a more exhilarating showcase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Ray
    An extraordinary piece of biography.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Like all Jackie Chan films, this one works best as a rousing action film. From beginning to end, Rumble is filled with imaginative and breathtaking stunts (all done by Chan sans stuntman) and a succession of epic fight scenes that are hypnotic, exhilarating, masterfully choreographed and great fun. [23 Feb 1996, p.3]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It's so fluid and cinematic that it's hard to even envision how the piece worked on stage.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Awakenings, directed by Penny Marshall, is a curiously engaging, genuinely haunting movie that rises above some dubious handicapped jokes and strange casting decisions to be truly special. [11 Jan 1991, p.5]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It not only pushes the computer-generated film envelope to the very edge, it's every bit as charming, funny and exciting as the original. In fact, I enjoyed it quite a bit more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Its dazzling blend of rock magic and 3-D technology just may be ushering in a whole new kind of musical theater.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Indeed, it is a uniquely dreamlike, lushly romantic, highly erotic and prototypically Coppolaesque version of the story - a movie that does for the vampire genre what "The Godfather" did for the gangster saga, and what "Apocalypse Now" did for the war movie: raises it to the level of grand opera. [13 Nov 1992, p.5]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Funny, muckraking documentary.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It's an extraordinary feat of animation, possibly the most lovingly conceived, uncompromisingly executed and totally successful animated film since "The Lion King."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A film with the epic scale and fearless common-sense vision of Water is a revelation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Soars on its purity of form, subdued elegance and tidy professionalism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A dynamite comedy-drama that, unless it stiffs big-time at the box office, should be up for multi-Oscar nominations come February.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    First and foremost, it soars because its grand design and numerous story problems were worked out half a century ago by a guy named Tolkien, and Jackson was smart enough to realize this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Altman always manages to pop up with another masterpiece -- and darned if he hasn't done it again.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Cinema does not get much better than this.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Absorbing, scary documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Not only does it recapture -- and enhance -- the subtle emotional core that has made the film so beloved for the past three-quarters of a century, it delivers the most eye-boggling, hair-raising movie thrill ride since 1993's "Jurassic Park."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It's a magical film -- an exquisitely made and exceedingly wise family drama that communicates a touching sense of the universality of the human condition, and leaves us with the rich emotional satisfaction we just don't seem to get often at the movies anymore.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Absolutely riveting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A highly original and unusually powerful drama that deserves comparison to the great Scandinavian films of the past.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    As powerful as the movie remains and as much as I enjoyed this new cut, I have to say that the additional footage -- material that Coppola felt he had to excise 20 years ago to reach a commercial length -- has turned out to be something of a mixed blessing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Antonioni's moviemaking panache and distinctive narrative rhythm rarely have seemed so enticing and satisfying.

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