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 Queen
Lowest review score: 0 Me, Myself & Irene
Score distribution:
1,179 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Wise, entertaining and often very funny.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Bale is totally convincing, if not especially endearing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's boldly acted, absorbing and satisfying as a history lesson and chock-full of extravagantly brutal battle sequences.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The film is a melancholy but poetic meditation on the fragility of the gift of life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It lets down in the last act and is probably too mired in serial-murderer-movie formulaics to garner Oscar attention. But it's his tightest, best film since "Unforgiven."
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Makes the translation with all its wit, incisive dialogue and eccentric characters intact, and then some.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Blanchett is, warts-and-all, letter perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Based on a best-selling book by Fortune magazine writers Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, the film approaches Enron through the Horatio Alger saga of its founder, Kenneth Lay, the son of a dirt-poor Missouri Baptist minister.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    This is the most impressive directing debut by a "name" British actor in a long, long time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It's a consciousness-raising personal odyssey in the tradition of such recent indie hits as "Sideways" and "About Schmidt" -- only less obviously comedic and, as always with Jarmusch, blissfully unresolved.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Far-fetched but deliciously exciting aerial nail-biter.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Indeed, it has to be one of the most eerie, morbidly absorbing and psychologically compelling movies ever made about a writer in the agonizing process of creating an important piece of literature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The movie is entertaining, reasonably true to the facts of its subject's life and full of music.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The story is so compelling and the movie is such a pleasure to the eyes and ears.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    An extraordinarily taunt and suspenseful psychological thriller.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The movie works best as spectacle: as a piece of old-style, non-CGI, on-location epic filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    Elegant and enjoyably disorienting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It is Ferrell's best movie and the summer's funniest comedy so far.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The lack of stellar performances gradually becomes a virtue of the movie as we forget we're watching actors in roles, and Stone builds a documentarylike veracity that gives the saga of the trapped cops and their loved ones a riveting immediacy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It packs surprising punch as a biopic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    This latest remake goes back to the spirit and letter of Eric Knight's 1940 novel.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    It makes an unsettling case that America is fast becoming the thing it professes to hate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 William Arnold
    The movie is an extraordinary personal adventure that views everything through the eyes of its hero as it carries him from one apocalyptic situation to another.
    • 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.