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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

William Arnold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Closet
Lowest review score: 0 Mary Reilly
Score distribution:
1,179 movie reviews
    • 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
    Soars on its purity of form, subdued elegance and tidy professionalism.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Hilarious, near-flawless.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Above all, the film is a classic of "poetic realism," that distinct brand of pessimistic '30s French urban drama that gave lyrical, sometimes even surrealistic, interpretations to working-class romances and underworld characters, settings and dramas.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    In what was indisputably his finest moment as a filmmaker, Forman summoned the absolute best work of his craftsmen -- costumes, makeup, camerawork, production design -- and merged them with his own storytelling sense and his special way with actors to create what has to stand as cinema's most successful musical epic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A brilliantly conceived, boldly executed, cumulatively thrilling fantasy epic that expands the art of film and is sure to be the middle link of one of the movies' greatest trilogies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    The movie is never mechanical or emotionally contrived, and at its heart is a guileless, enchanting performance by Tautou.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    No one does this genre better than actor-writer-director Christopher Guest.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    People who have seen it seem to be crazy about it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It's not only the most gentle and effortlessly funny movie so far this year, it's a film with a style and sensibility that wonderfully harkens back to Hollywood's golden age of sophisticated comedy, and in particular to the masterpieces of Crowe's filmmaking idol, Billy Wilder.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    The granddaddy of all caper/heist movies. The work that defined the genre for the subsequent four decades of filmmakers, none of whom was able to surpass it for style or suspense.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    I haven't been so captivated, chilled and surprised by a movie in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A delicious one-time treat.
    • 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.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    The final scene of Balthazar's demise is one of cinema's most moving and haunting moments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It's an emotionally gripping, daringly genre-twisting, consummately crafted piece of filmmaking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    The movie grabs us from its heart-pounding opening sequence and pulls us inexorably along its trajectory with the grip of the last gruesome act of a Greek tragedy. Its fascination is not what happens but HOW it happens.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    A suspenseful, elegant entertainment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    It's so fluid and cinematic that it's hard to even envision how the piece worked on stage.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    The movie is so well-cast, sympathetically acted and delicately directed -- and so genuinely touching and funny -- that it leaps right out of the narrow confines of the family bonding formula.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 William Arnold
    Antonioni's moviemaking panache and distinctive narrative rhythm rarely have seemed so enticing and satisfying.