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

William Arnold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Proof
Lowest review score: 0 The Musketeer
Score distribution:
1,179 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 William Arnold
    Though it seems long and its pace occasionally lags, it certainly struck me as a well-mounted, gloriously eye-filling and often exhilarating entertainment that brings back some of the delicious excitement of the great movie musicals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 William Arnold
    Forget "Raising Helen" and "The Notebook," this is the movie summer's most touching young romance.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 William Arnold
    Like all great film noir, however, the real delight of this film is in its mood and atmosphere.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 William Arnold
    It's an exciting action spectacle and a thoughtful, cumulatively moving family drama.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 William Arnold
    Broad and funny, its sensibility is very campy and it's out to be loved by everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    There's no denying the skill and flair with which director Paul Greengrass has restaged this unhappy event, creating an uncanny sense of immediacy and allowing us to be a fly on the wall at a seminal '70s tragedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It is purely and fearlessly a girl-and-her-horse movie that isn't trying to be all things for all audiences.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    In his first role since turning 40, Cruise displays a likable new maturity, and an unexpected willingness to look weak and foolish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Control Room is even more effective in showing the dilemma of the people who make up Al-Jazeera. In a sense, these are "our" Arabs, in that they're Western-educated, conduct their business in English and seem to believe in the basic American principles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's impossible to praise too highly the verve, skill and authenticity with which Spielberg brings off his alien invasion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's an absorbing, progressively unsettling and ultimately very inspiring biographical reflection that, in the interest of creating its subject's internal landscape, plays some chilling tricks on its audience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Although it's often uneven and rambling, its sum conveys an unusual richness and satisfaction. While most films these days are about nothing, this film seems to be about everything that's plaguing the human spirit in a relentlessly globalizing world.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The film has an exciting visual texture that gives body to Brown's bestseller-ese prose, and uniformly strong performances that give dimension, depth and interest to characters that the author never entirely brought to life. In this sense, I found it much more entertaining and satisfying than the novel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Visceral, alive and very scary.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Melancholy, haunting and riveting true-crime saga.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's not so much a sequel or even a remake for a new generation of moviegoers as it's a retranslation for the old one: an irresistible statement that "Yo, life ain't over till it's over."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's a beautifully crafted, almost perfectly sustained little drama that skillfully makes a subtle, bittersweet point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Yet, as good as it is in so many ways, there's no getting around the fact that this briefest Harry and first directed by an unknown filmmaker (David Yates) is the least substantial of the bunch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Flies so gallantly in the face of what's supposed to work at the movies these days that you just have to love it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Skillfully crafted, flawlessly paced, intellectually challenging tension of classics like "Bad Day at Black Rock."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The film's added enigma makes the play's title even more appropriate, but it results in a more ambiguous and perhaps less satisfying dramatic experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The supporting performers all shine, especially Irons in the thankless role of the clueless cuckold husband.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The film is downright repulsive in places, and otherwise pushes the envelope for an art film, but it's a dazzling piece of filmmaking that wins us over with its boldness and artistry.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's not an instant classic, but it's imaginatively drawn, full of charming characters, alive with action sequences and blissfully free of the snickering scatology and endless pop-culture references.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Gradually and inexorably, the small crises of the children assume a poignant dramatic profluence, and the soothing patience of the teacher begins to have an almost hypnotically balming effect on the viewer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's bleak, credulity straining and often stomach-turning, but it definitely works as a heart-tugging character study, and Rourke's performance as the has-been title character is golden.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It is Ferrell's best movie and the summer's funniest comedy so far.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Its concept is gutsy, its script is literate and intelligent, its visuals and cinematic craftsmanship are mouth-dropping, and its vision of the insanity of various religions vying to dominate the real estate of the Holy Land comes through with great power.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    A perceptive, fascinating and relatively evenhanded look at the most radical arm of the American student rebellion of the Vietnam era.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    A dazzling movie, gorgeous to look at, involving on both emotional and intellectual levels, and often thrilling.

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