Bill Clark

Bill Clark

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
I have been involved with DVD and film review for eight years, since the age of sixteen. I was the founder and operator of The DVD Line, one of the very first online DVD review sites. When it closed down in the summer of 2000, I did DVD reviews part time for DVD Angle. In 2003 I founded FromTheBalcony.com, which is an ever-growing site of reviews and editorials. I am a member of the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA), and the Internet Entertainment Writers Association (IEWA).
Publications:
DVD Angle , FromTheBalcony , rec.arts.movies.reviews
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
504
Total QuickRatings:
38
Location:
Columbus, OH

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 504
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ —— Bollywood and Vine (2004) " Edward Jordon's script is loaded with witty dialogue and well-developed characters." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 13, 2013
B+ 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " The Incredible Burt Wonderstone won't blow you away with originality, but I'll be damned if it's not the most consistently funny comedy in recent memory." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Mar 15, 2013
F 19% Identity Thief (2013) " Identity Thief is a cinematic shart - a huge mess that's no fun to clean up." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 8, 2013
B- 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " High entertainment this is not, but as a period-driven action picture loosely based on a tumultuous time in Los Angeles' history, it's a strangely entertaining and bonkers experience." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 28, 2013
B 47% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) " As a showcase for Cirque's astonishing assortment of shows, it's a must-see for fans." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 27, 2012
A- 90% Lincoln (2012) " Lincoln is Spielberg's best film since 2005's Munich, and one of 2012's finest." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 27, 2012
A 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Zero Dark Thirty has nary a wasted scene and very little in the way of respite from the intensity and power of its story and execution." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 19, 2012
B 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Hitchcock is most engaging when concentrating on the nitty gritty of Psycho's development, as opposed to the potboiler subplot involving his wife that leaves very little at stake." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 15, 2012
B+ 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " A well-made spectacle that makes up for overall lacking story and character development with one incredible action scene after the next." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 14, 2012
D 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Hyde Park on Hudson is a disappointingly bland mix of drama and comedy that never comes close to gelling." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 8, 2012
B+ 91% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) " Safety Not Guaranteed is an original worth seeking out." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 8, 2012
A 98% The Invisible War (2012) " The Invisible War is a crushing indictment of a system that is way off the rails." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 20, 2012
B 92% Skyfall (2012) " It's a fine action film. I just wish I could say it was more fun." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 8, 2012
C- 78% Flight (2012) " Flight is amazing while it's airborne, but much less so on the ground." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 1, 2012
A 96% Argo (2012) " Affleck has crafted a truly old school suspense movie that is as involving as any film I've seen this year." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 1, 2012
D- 12% Alex Cross (2012) " A warmed-over relic from the 90's incompetently directed by Rob Cohen, Alex Cross is a mess from top to bottom." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Oct 18, 2012
B+ 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " After a string of disappointments, it's nice to see Burton get back to his bread and butter: giving us a demented blend of laughs, drama, and scares." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Oct 6, 2012
B+ 93% Looper (2012) " Engaging, exciting, and successfully cross-breeding elements of Terminator and even Pet Sematary, Looper is a solid work of palatable science-fiction." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Oct 6, 2012
B+ 64% The Campaign (2012) " The first half alone warrants a watch and fans of Ferrell and Galifianakis will not be disappointed." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 9, 2012
B 53% Safe House (2012) " For those starving for a gritty, competently-made action film that's not loaded down with corny CGI, this is the ticket." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 12, 2012
D+ 66% The Woman in Black (2012) " Creepy only in its few moments of psychological horror, The Woman in Black is really nothing more than a jump scare marathon." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 3, 2012
C 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) " You're never bored, but you're also aware of how much better it could be." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 27, 2012
C 40% Red Tails (2012) " Red Tails has Lucas' fingerprints all over it in that the action scenes are thrilling, but pretty much everything else is half-baked and a cliché of a cliché." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 22, 2012
C+ 74% Rampart (2012) " What we're left with is a procedural that's difficult to get completely invested in." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 24, 2011
A 96% The Muppets (2011) " It's funny, moving, quick-witted, and way better than anything your kids are watching on TV these days." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 22, 2011
C- 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) " Why are these movies so depressing?" — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 22, 2011
C+ 43% J. Edgar (2011) " Interesting things happen onscreen, but there is an inexplicably empty, sterile feel to the whole affair." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 13, 2011
B+ 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) " The laughs aren't quite as consistent and you kind of get the feeling that Kal Penn and John Cho are outgrowing this stuff, but it nevertheless delivers for fans of the stoner now-trilogy." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 3, 2011
B+ 84% Contagion (2011) " A tense, first-rate thriller that will have you running for the soap and water once the end credits start rolling." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Sep 8, 2011
B- 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " You'll get your laughs, but you'll also wish it had gone for the throat in the end." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 7, 2011
B- 35% Larry Crowne (2011) " ...there is a wholesome, even naïve (by today's standards) outlook at work that really comes off as refreshing." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 30, 2011
B 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third in the Earth-destroying series, delivers the goods, plain and simple." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 28, 2011
C- 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Did no one, at any point, simply ask, "do we really want Larry the Cable Guy carrying this movie?"" — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 23, 2011
B 45% Bad Teacher (2011) " It provides a compact runtime (oh, how I've missed you, 90-minute movie) and a quality laughs/minute ratio." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 23, 2011
D- 26% Green Lantern (2011) " Green Lantern isn't just bad, it's Fantastic Four bad." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 16, 2011
C+ 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Whereas the original had the wonderful epiphany of watching a comedy that actually didn't suck, The Hangover Part II sticks strictly to its own formula - and to a fault." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 25, 2011
C- 33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " On Stranger Tides has the faint stink of a phoned-in cash grab, and box office receipts will likely confirm fears that this is not the last we've heard from Jack Sparrow and company." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 20, 2011
C- 88% Rango (2011) " This is one of those movies where the grandiose vision is there, but it never gels." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Mar 4, 2011
A- 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " You won't think too deeply about the supernatural possibilities presented in the film, but you will respect them as clever and absorbing storytelling devices." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Mar 4, 2011
D 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " This is a whimper of a film simply trying to capitalize on the success of the Twilight formula and, well, every superhero movie under the sun." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 17, 2011
C 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " Is it worth the trouble and heartache? Blue Valentine comes close, but the uneven examination of its central couple makes for a depressing and ultimately unsatisfactory experience." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 29, 2011
C 53% The Mechanic (2011) " As a January time-waster you could do worse, but it's long past time to start demanding more of this genre than shoddily-written revenge stories shot with the bungee cam." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 27, 2011
B+ 43% The Green Hornet (2011) " While the package as a whole never truly strikes a consistent tone, the boundless energy, surprisingly irreverent dialogue, and creative action sequences carry the day." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 13, 2011
D- 24% The Dilemma (2011) " ...stretches patience, common sense, and anyone's ability to stomach Vince Vaughn rambling his way through an eternally long two hours." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 13, 2011
C- 51% Tron Legacy (2010) " After the initial awe of the first act wears off, TRON: Legacy becomes a long, slow, and alarmingly uninteresting ride." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 18, 2010
B 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) " While a little too neat and buttoned-up, it's an effective character study that actually trends successfully into dark comedy territory during the second act." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A 87% Black Swan (2010) " Black Swan is a true suspense experience, and it's a welcome one." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 13, 2010
A 93% 127 Hours (2010) " ...a film that is undeniably grueling, but also full of hope, oddball humor, and a reminder that no matter how bad you think things are, they can always be worse." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 13, 2010
D- 43% Faster (2010) " Faster actually wants us to take this seriously, and it's crushed under its own weight with this assertion." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 24, 2010
B+ 71% Red (2010) " While not perfect, RED is the popcorn film of the fall season, not to mention more entertaining than most of the pictures from what was a pathetic summer. " — FromTheBalcony
Posted Oct 14, 2010
D 28% Life as We Know It (2010) " Life As We Know It contains what has to be the most unappetizing setup in romantic comedy history." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Oct 7, 2010
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