Bill Goodykoontz

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For 1,510 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 50/50
Lowest review score: 20 Left Behind
Score distribution:
1510 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s the kind of movie that, if you give yourself to it, you’ll love.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    If Greene had simply told the story in more straightforward documentary fashion, Bisbee ’17 would be an interesting film. By telling the story within the story, he’s done something more: He’s made an urgent, powerful one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Gleeson is terrific as Faraday struggles — with his feelings for Caroline, with her feelings for him, with the notion that some of what’s going on at Hundreds Hall may not have a rational explanation. The evolution of his character is subtle, but hauntingly effective.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    A compelling film, and an excruciatingly entertaining one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Byrne is a delight.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is a fascinating and undeniably irresistible look into that world. You just feel, despite Bowers' sunny disposition, a little dirty about enjoying it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    What's most enjoyable about Crazy Rich Asians is that, while it never forfeits its sense of responsibility, it also never forfeits its sense of fun. Chu wants you to slobber over the settings, to imagine what a life like this might be like — and to ensure that being Asian is a part of that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Dark Money exposes the dangers of unbridled, anonymous political spending so expertly that it will make you fume with anger, practically quake with distress. Which is exactly why you need to see it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    The movie is a big disappointment, because ultimately Slender Man does not get the full-on creep-out treatment such an intriguing character deserves. Here he's just a generic horror bad guy, doing standard horror-bad-guy things. He could be anything, really, and therefore winds up, like the movie, being not much.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Whether you like The Meg depends on how much you like seeing Jason Statham in and out of a wetsuit, doing action-hero things. He's certainly good at it, and he's the best thing about the movie, not that the competition is particularly fierce.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee’s best movie in years, bringing together everything that makes him such a dynamic, exciting, urgent filmmaker – as well as some of what can drive you crazy about him, too.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    Dog Days isn't so much a movie as an emotional delivery system, meant to make you laugh a little, cry a little and say, "Awww" about 10,000 times. On that front, it's a complete success. As an actual film, well, not so much.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    McQueen is an intriguing look at genius, its inspiration and ultimately its cost.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Puzzle just kind of chugs along at its own pace, one of those small movies that packs a bigger punch, one in which, sorry, all the pieces fit.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 20 Bill Goodykoontz
    D'Souza fans and Trump apologists will flock to this, misguided moths to a misleading flame. In that way, it's a perfect representation of the current climate. In every other way, it's a mess.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Whether it’s the next in a long line or a summation of a fun series, Mission: Impossible — Fallout is a movie that all but defines escapism at its finest.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    It could be a really showy role, but Phoenix is patient, letting the character, and the audience, come to him. It's a journey worth taking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    The transition between junior high and high school is exhilarating, traumatic, funny and horrifying, and Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade captures the whole experience perfectly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    The King is one of those films that we sometimes see being made while they're making it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Johnson is his usual amiable self, but the best thing about the movie is Campbell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley's see-it-to-believe-it feature debut as a director, goes from agreeably strange to weird to surreal, but its brilliance lies in how it never stops feeling real, genuine, lived-in.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    As with most prequels, there's ultimately not a lot of suspense, since we know what's going to happen in the next installments. Tell us something something to care about.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Much like "Ant-Man," it's a kind of pressure-relief valve, coasting on Paul Rudd's goofy charm. That's more on display than in the first film; returning director Peyton Reed manages not to shrink Rudd's appeal when he shrinks his character.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Sicario: Day of the Soldado is exciting, and still delivers nihilistic thrills. But this time around, the filmmakers are satisfied with that and not much more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The commercials were funny and unexpected. The movie, not so much, although there are some solid laughs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Leave No Trace is a beautiful film, heartbreaking in the self-awareness — both existing and burgeoning — of its characters.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    J.A. Bayona's film never figures out what it wants to be, casting about for a coherent tone. Thanks in large part to Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow's script, it doesn't find one. But at least it has some fun making the effort.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Tag
    The biggest problem is the whiplash-inducing tonal shifts. Director Jeff Tomsic, working from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick, swings from violent slapstick to tender moments in slapdash fashion. You can’t get a handle on it, though maybe that’s fitting in a movie about trying to keep from being tagged.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s good — funny, smart and contemporary. By definition it can’t be as groundbreaking as the first film, but never does it feel like a cash grab.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Mostly it's brilliant, challenging, deliberate, scary as all get out. It's as much a portrait of a dysfunctional family as it is a horror movie. But don't let that relax you. It's definitely a horror movie.

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