For 107 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

William Goss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Before Midnight
Lowest review score: 25 Texas Chainsaw 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 107
  2. Negative: 4 out of 107
107 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 William Goss
    Before Midnight manages to be an emotionally astute and tremendously enjoyable conclusion to this rather improbable trilogy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 William Goss
    Mud
    That Nichols is able to orchestrate this entire journey with steady tension and lyrical imagery is a testament to his storytelling capabilities.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 95 William Goss
    Like the best of fiction, it conveys greater truth about coming to terms with the world at large, and regardless of whether each individual scene is ultimately justified in its inclusion, the cumulative impact of seeing something resembling a life unfold over a mere two hours and forty minutes is overwhelming.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 William Goss
    The fact that Cuarón’s film strives to be something more than thoroughly harrowing — no small feat in and of itself — solidifies its existence as a marvel of not just technical craft but sheer imagination as well
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 William Goss
    A superb tearjerker in between beautiful bluegrass ballads.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 William Goss
    Teller manages a careful enough balance between painstaking technique and a larger cultural context over 80 brisk minutes to make even minor revelations feel like major moments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 William Goss
    A knowing take on movies and maturity alike, The World’s End is just as thoroughly thoughtful as those which came before it, and maybe more than ever, you’ll find yourself laughing to keep from crying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 William Goss
    [Brie Larson's] performance is something of a quiet revelation, and in turn, the same could be said of the film itself.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 87 William Goss
    A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 86 William Goss
    Ejiofor’s tightly clenched conviction perfectly embodies hope and righteousness against all odds. He gives the best performance of his career to date, and what’s more, he gives “Slave” its bruised, beating heart with every scene.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 William Goss
    Among the stronger American horror films of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 William Goss
    A well-polished production with a remarkable soundtrack.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 William Goss
    Rarely a moment is ever wasted, a consequence ignored, and though the climax is a corker, the final shot is even better. Prisoners requires and rewards your attention in equal measure. Be ready.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 William Goss
    Good luck finding a modern martial-arts epic that can even hold a candle to it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    Downey, Jr. remains a rightfully cherished smartass figure, having as much a ball with Black’s one-liners as he had in “KKBB,” and he sells Tony’s newfound post-traumatic vulnerability more credibly than the film does.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    The truth is, while Red Lights isn't terrifically scary, it is thrilling in other ways, constantly playful and often tongue-in-cheek as it works through the hokey conventions of the genre.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    V/H/S delivers the thrills and chills craftily and with a better batting average than usual.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    Park allows this macabre coming-of-age tale to be defined by mood and style above all else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    As willfully oblique as his first film was densely foreboding, a rumination on the perils and pleasures of interpersonal connection that would seem to refuse any easy connection with even the most curious of audiences.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    Moore’s movie may not seem to make much sense...but he does set up bits at the beginning that do come to pay off in ridiculous ways, and cinematographer Lucas Lee Graham pulls off the commendable feat of shooting the film with some margin of legitimate composition in spite of the crew’s apparent guerrilla antics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 William Goss
    Under the Skin is a deliberately oblique piece of work that prizes rhythms and textures above hows and whys.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 William Goss
    In a film about how hard it is to know what you want, and then to express it, Swanberg gets to the heart of the matters of the heart with disarming doses of both charm and wisdom.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 81 William Goss
    A potent encapsulation of how fame and finance beget fear and grief.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 William Goss
    Wan has marshaled his crack sense of supernatural menace into making his most satisfying scare story yet.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 William Goss
    A.C.O.D. proves to be both a solid debut for Zicherman and a worthy vehicle for Scott and company, one that provides plenty of awkward laughs and generally gives the American farce a good name again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 William Goss
    Steady-handed action is enough to elevate this film above its predecessor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 79 William Goss
    Occupies an odd middle ground between their Apatow-produced bromances, the giddy gruesomeness of the recent “Aftershock” and the confined social abrasiveness of “It’s a Disaster.”
    • 55 Metascore
    • 79 William Goss
    In a season stuffed with empty eye candy, 2 Guns comes along as something of a welcome burrito — plenty satisfying and hardly nutritious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 William Goss
    The Trip to Italy is plenty enjoyable for fans of the first one and these two, but by the end, it also has the consistency of reheated comfort food.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 William Goss
    An efficient and effectively exciting globe-spanning zombie thriller.