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 In Her Shoes
Lowest review score: 0 Me, Myself & Irene
Score distribution:
1,179 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The movie never falls into gushy moments of inspiration and Schnabel never tries to manipulate any particular response from the audience. We're left to make of it what we will.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Avoid the hype, just go enjoy the movie
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Dazzles us with computer-generated animation that has never looked quite so boldly exotic or shimmeringly beautiful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Throughout, it's clouded -- for me at least -- by a nagging sense that it's straining too hard to build the media clash into more of an historic event than it was.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Comes together with a wry sense of humor, a total lack of gratuitous movie nonsense and a graceful dignity that allows the humanity of his characters to shine through in a very special way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Has the sensibility of a Hollywood "woman's picture" of the '40s -- the weepie saga of a married woman trapped in an untenable situation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    An endearing comedy that could well end up being one of the year's big hits.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Zwick's narrative skills keep us hooked on the story, and the first-rate production values and imaginative use of locations (it was shot in Mozambique) give the film an enthralling scope and epic sweep.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    This great Elizabethean masterpiece comes alive in a rich cinematic version that proves the past 400 years have done nothing to dim its uncanny power to mirror the human condition. [18 jan 1991]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The film below it is such an entertaining and poignantly bittersweet take-down of a good man's midlife crisis that the translation still works like a charm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Not quite up to the exalted level of the two predecessors ("Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2"), be assured it's still the most eye-popping and thoroughly entertaining animated film to come down the pike so far this year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's a partisan campaign film, of course, but a subtle one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Blanchett is, warts-and-all, letter perfect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Many will find the subject matter disturbing, but it's clearly one of the holiday season's richest and most daring movie entries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Forster carries the movie with an effortless grace and professionalism, creating a character of surprising nobility who is the very opposite of the Willy Loman caricature that's been the de rigueur salesman stereotype in movies of the past 50 years.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Mostly very good. It's exactly the big fix of Saturday-matinee adventure, blazing special effects, inside humor and sly self-references for which its fans have been lusting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Ireland says he was after the kind of "elegant simplicity" of the great Hollywood romantic dramas of the '50s, and, for the most part, this is exactly what he pulls off.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    She's foul-mouthed, trashy, a legal pit bull ... and she's wonderful.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Somehow the movie works like a clock. Its scenes and sensibility are all more than familiar, but it exudes a kind of nostalgic spy-movie charm and, at the same time, is so fresh and free of the usual thriller nonsense that it all seems to be happening for the first time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It makes an unsettling case that America is fast becoming the thing it professes to hate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It marks an impressive debut for first-time writer-director Mark Romanek, especially considering his background is in music video. His script is uncluttered and potent, and his direction manipulates a devastating climax that ties the photo/voyeuristic theme together very effectively.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Goes down like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    An extraordinarily taunt and suspenseful psychological thriller.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    As a goofy little fantasy, however, this film has loads of charm.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Bale is totally convincing, if not especially endearing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Flat-out one of the more exciting and original gut-busters that Hollywood has produced in many a month. It's virtually all action, but the action is never mindless and it is full of marvelous surprises every step of the way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    At 160 minutes, it's a bit long and uneventful for anyone who is not at least a moderate fan of the musicals.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Far-fetched but deliciously exciting aerial nail-biter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It captures the excitement of a breaking star, it generates a raw and unsettling emotional power and it honors the aesthetic of hip-hop in way that's never quite been done on film before.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The surprise is that it's one of the most exciting and enjoyable disaster epics to come out of Hollywood in some time.

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