For 176 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill White's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Drawing Restraint 9
Lowest review score: 0 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 176
  2. Negative: 21 out of 176
176 movie reviews
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Bill White
    When the little girl tells her decapititated doll, "It's not just a bad dream," she is right. It's just a bad movie.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Katharina Otto-Bernstein's oral history of Wilson's life and work, narrated by Wilson, with a handful of sycophants joining in on the choruses, is monstrously one-sided. It does, however, offer insights into the director's methods and motivations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Control is director Anton Corbijin's first feature, and he too frequently makes the mistake of falling back on his rock video skills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    With more sympathy for Johnston's suffering and less reveling in the fruits of his madness, The Devil and Daniel Johnston could have been a great film instead of a disturbing one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    There is a lot of history to be learned here, but the teaching is so slow paced that the most alert student may fall into a stupor by the end of class.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    Despite the scenic appeal of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, the film may prove too nerve-racking for casual viewers. It is a racing movie for the inside track.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Bill White
    The film's one original moment comes when Bluto has a conversation with a cow. The rest of it, from the distorting lens used randomly to suggest unreality, to the twist ending lifted verbatim from the superior "High Tension," is about as imaginative as a portobello steak with onions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    It is ironic that the core audience for Chop Shop is that very crowd that has recently taken steps to redevelop the Iron Triangle into something more Manhattan-friendly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Director Brown has made a career of chronicling the history of American folk music, and Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is a worthy companion piece to his 1982 debut, "The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time?"
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Takes a humorously gentle approach to the culture clash between the primitive and the modern. With wonderfully natural performances by the children, this is a family movie that crosses cultural boundaries in a celebration of the magical possibilities inherent in everyday objects.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since "When Harry Met Sally."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill White
    Director Takashi Miike's dish of sukiyaki spaghetti ala Sergio Corbucci is badly seasoned with scraps of reservoir dogs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Bill White
    It is not giving away much to say that everything ends as expected, just not soon enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Bill White
    The Beautiful Country has an epic bearing, but a trite and troubled script makes it more a visual tirade than an engaging odyssey.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Bill White
    A disaster on all levels.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Bill White
    For those whose idea of hilarity is an adult and a kid throwing fireworks at each other, then getting stoned and playing piggyback in the mall, this movie should be a refreshing tonic.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Bill White
    Three movies gasp for life inside the clumsily titled Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Life on the freeway is hell, but what comes next for these workers might be worse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    The film comes to life when Cohen is on screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    An eye-opener for those unfamiliar with the tribulations many immigrants endure on their road to American citizenship. And yes, it is also a fairy tale, but not all fairy tales are for children.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Zhang is a master of detail and spectacle. There is also plenty of comedy, particularly in the scenes with linguistically challenged translators.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Bill White
    It is a pretentious and incoherent blend of ghost story and frontier adventure that becomes more preposterous and idiotic with each passing scene.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Bill White
    Even without the oral history, this trippy exploration of Cobain's earthy habitations would be worth seeing as a "Koyaanisqatsi" for the Puget Sound area.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Bill White
    Deepened by the socioeconomic undercurrent that suggests the lengths to which workers are forced to prostitute themselves to survive corporate downsizing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    Panayotopoulou casts a transcendent eye upon her downbeat subject matter, never dodging the unsentimental truth that growing up is about learning to live with the loss of those things we have loved.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The Groomsmen, while as corny as a Staten Island marriage proposal, rings true on many levels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    John Sayles ventures into August Wilson territory with Honeydripper.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Bill White
    Although set 10 years after high school graduation, Just Friends is a dumb teen comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Bill White
    The film is imaginative but ugly, with bodily functions an unending source for grotesque and revolting imagery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bill White
    An allegory of our times, Shotgun Stories is a tragedy of biblical scale and an intimate family drama. Unlike the more lauded films of last year, which glorified a national preoccupation with bloody deeds, Shotgun Stories is a passionate cry to end the violence and a reminder that we, as free individuals, have the power to determine our own destinies.

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