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 Sixth Sense
Lowest review score: 0 Domino
Score distribution:
1,179 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Douglas brings a hilarious kind of Gordon Gekko assurance to his character, and Brooks' long-suffering, naggy persona -- which hasn't had a showcase this strong since "Lost in America" -- sparks off it like Hope with Crosby.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Like Kubrick, Field doesn't make any moral judgments about his characters, and his film remains stubbornly enigmatic. It can be read as a high-class revenge thriller, an ode to the futility of vengeance or almost anything in between.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Like Spielberg, even if the content is questionable or the performance is missing, his scenes always manage to be visually thrilling.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Wise, entertaining and often very funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Philip Messina's claustrophobic sets and Cliff Martinez's elegantly creepy score add to the film's distinction and work off Clooney's performance and Soderbergh's staging to create an hypnotic spell and suggest a cosmos full of spiritual possibility.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    A gracefully subtle, sweet-spirited French parable of the brotherhood of man that was nominated for a Golden Globe, won Omar Sharif a César Award for best actor and has been a surprise hit in Europe.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    A powerful experience, filled with dazzlingly executed action sequences that generally avoid the rock music and drugged-out conventions of "Apocalypse Now," and even exude a certain core of humanity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's funny, touching and crammed to the rafters with clever dialogue, splashy production numbers and stiff-upper-lip charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    An unusually engrossing World War II epic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The film is an across-the-board charmer that should appeal to children as well as their parents, aficionados of animation and old-movie buffs who will be challenged to sort out the blur of seemingly hundreds of classic film references.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    With so much going for it, it's sad that Red Eye goes into such a third-act tailspin and cliched slasher-flick finale.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Dillane gives such a layered, detailed, utterly convincing performance as a man struggling with an inescapable and suffocating burden of guilt that he quickly makes us forget that he's too old for the part.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Above all, the film is just wonderfully ... well, Fellini-esque. It looks like nothing the cinema has seen since then.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Hayek throws herself into this dream Hispanic role with a teeth-clenching gusto. She strikes a potent chemistry with Molina and she gradually makes us believe she is Kahlo.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    A suspenseful, fascinating movie that milks the premise for all it's worth.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's an ingratiating star vehicle and elegant entertainment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    I loved it...Without trying very hard, Farnsworth commands a unique and immensely appealing screen presence that could be called "a compilation of all the great western heroes of the movie past."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    An absorbing, exciting costume drama that works as a historical romance, a family tragedy and a showcase for its young stars.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Despite a few weak points, the most heavily dramatic Sandler vehicle to date is a striking, genuinely touching, meticulously well-acted friendship parable, and a big audience pleaser.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Moves like a bullet and, even if they're overblown, the action sequences are still mostly exhilarating and hypnotic. Moreover, the film's human dimension and character development is richer and more rewarding than the genre requires, and its philosophical underpinning more intellectually audacious and seductive: The film is more of a mind-trip than I expected.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    First-time director Ali Selim does an exceptional job throughout, his movie has the balance, uncluttered leanness and emotional impact of a Willa Cather short story, and it's no surprise that it has been nominated for Best First Feature in the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The casting also works. As the Khan, Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano ("Zatoichi") is all effortless charisma, and Chinese actor Honglei Sun (as his best friend-turned-enemy) and Mongolian actress Khulan Chuluun (as his faithful wife, Borte) are just as effective.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Movie is so hip-swingingly infectious and leaves us with such a high that it's hard not to suspect that -- handled right -- it could well become the fall version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Too bad they didn't skip the gags and one-liners, along with the songs, and go the distance in making this an authentic dinosaur world.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Another harrowingly cynical dirty-cop movie in the recent tradition of "Training Day" and "Narc." Yet it's so much more complex, engrossing and satisfying than those films that the comparison is not entirely fair.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    A gripping, terrifying, profoundly touching human drama that's definitely worth seeing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It has a terrific retro style, it's well-directed and it makes an engrossing showcase for its trio of stars.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Mesmerizing and curiously satisfying idyll that gradually, slyly maneuvers us into a whole new way of looking at the delicate relationship between man, art and Mother Nature.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Jewison handles this rich tapestry of non-linear scenes with the skill of the old pro he is, and carefully modulates the drama to create the maximum emotional impact.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Both intellectually absorbing and emotionally gripping.

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