Bill Goodykoontz

Bill Goodykoontz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Bill Goodykoontz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Arizona Republic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "The Shaun the Sheep Movie manages to be smart, moving and hilarious without the inclusion of a single word of dialogue. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 31, 2015
4.5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "A reminder that the architects of a massive tragedy remain present and unrepentant, the personification of the evil men do and a warning that it could happen again. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/5 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Efron and Bentley seem woefully out of place as would-be electronic dance music DJs. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 41% No Escape (2015) "Bang, boom, bam. That's about the size of things in No Escape, a movie banking on its admittedly first-rate action drowning out its political tone-deafness. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 26, 2015
4/5 97% Being Evel (2015) "There was a dark side to this complex man, and while it takes director Daniel Junge a while to get there, he does eventually in "Being Evel," his entertaining and sometimes uncomfortable documentary about the daredevil. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 69% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "With top-shelf talent like Bill Plympton, Tomm Moore and Nina Paley on board, it's no surprise that the segments are as attractive as they are different. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "There is something about the siren call of the TV camera that can turn even big thinkers into brawlers. It was true then and it's true now, and "Best of Enemies" serves as a thoroughly enjoyable reminder. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It almost works. Actually, it does work, hitting the requisite number of hip notes. It just doesn't dazzle, and that's kind of a surprise. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 78% Cop Car (2015) "Bacon can play just about anything, and he's having a good time here as a guy not quite smart enough to keep himself out of trouble, but wily enough to try to dig himself out of it. It's fun to watch. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) ""Straight Outta Compton," F. Gary Gray's biopic of pioneering gangsta rappers N.W.A., manages to feel urgent and alive, even as it plays like the coolest episode of VH1's "Behind the Music" ever. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "You think the man could act? You should hear him talk. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4.5/5 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The film consists of the two men talking, and not a lot else. But the performances, by Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky, are perfect. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "What might have been must be better than what's here, because what's here isn't much. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 99% Phoenix (2015) "Hoss is perfect in a challenging role, a woman trying to recover bits of the person she once was, but having to do so in service to a greedy scheme that robs her of the very identity she is trying to recover. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/5 82% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "It's an interesting film, consistently entertaining, a mile wide and an inch deep. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 100% Apu Trilogy "This is in many ways essential film education. Yet the consumption of it is never a chore. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/5 26% Vacation (2015) "It falls to Helms to carry the movie, and he's not quite up to it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 55% Paper Towns (2015) "We've seen the elements that make up "Paper Towns" before, but that's OK. Schreier proves adept at avoiding clich├ęs, and is helped by his actors. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/5 80% Batkid Begins (2015) "Cynics can carp. Let them. But don't be one of them. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 95% Tangerine (2015) "Rodriguez and Taylor are terrific. Their confidence is infectious, yet they never let us forget the challenges their lives offer. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/5 40% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen builds to a climax that is ridiculous and a comment on ... I don't know. Fate? Folly? There are plenty of both in "Irrational Man," but they're not often a comfortable mix. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Sherlock Holmes is a kind of detective Superman, and what makes "Mr. Holmes" so intriguing - in addition to a terrific performance by Ian McKellen as the title character - is seeing him facing his own personal Kryptonite. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Dark Awakening (2015) "Ugly, absurd, mean-spirited, nonsensical - shall we continue? " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Once the romance takes off, the entire film shifts. It becomes more of a conventional romantic comedy, albeit one with really dirty words. And it remains hilarious, because Schumer seems to be incapable of being anything else. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "It chugs along happily enough, but never kicks into the higher gear you keep waiting (and hoping) for. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/5 20% Self/less (2015) "Turns an intriguing idea into a B-movie action flick. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3.5/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "It's a short film, weighing in at 79 minutes, but that feels about right. You probably wouldn't want to spend a lot more time with these folks, no matter how intriguing their company. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Forbes' story and her direction of it may seem too sunny for some. But she keeps us refreshingly off-balance throughout, by letting us in on her memories the way she recalls them. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "[Green] gives Pacino a lot to work with here, and at times it pays off in spades. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "It's stunning (and amazingly well done) and hard to believe. Yet it's all true, as far as we know. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "The film, like most of MacFarlane's work, is a mix of occasional laugh-out-loud moments - there are some here - and cringe-worthy misfires that play a lot more tone-deaf than he seems to intend. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "The cast is game to try anything, but there's just not much here for them to work with. Like most zombies, "Burying the Ex" is an idea that should have stayed dead. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4.5/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "It's a fine line between being gratingly self-conscious and really smart; more times than not, "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" comes out on the winning side of that equation. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4.5/5 88% Dope (2015) "The acting is uniformly good. This is Moore's first big role, and he delivers a performance both entertaining and believable. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "You want to see this movie. You need to see this movie. Because "Inside Out" is terrific, a mind-bending concept turned into a brilliant film, a return to form for Pixar not just in terms of quality but in taking risks - risks that pay off. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 70% The Nightmare (2015) "It just isn't as informative as it could be. It's plenty scary, and on that level satisfying. It would be great to see Ascher make a full-on horror feature. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "This is World War I from a woman's point of view, a different perspective than we usually see. It's the story of someone who doesn't fight ... but for whom the horrors of war are just as vivid and devastating. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Look, let's not kid ourselves. Every third person on the planet will go to see this movie, and they will find exactly what they seek, nothing more but certainly nothing less. It's that nothing more part that ultimately disappoints. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/5 74% The Connection (2015) "It may prove too slow for some and the meandering can be a little maddening, but overall it's worth the effort. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3.5/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Dano is brilliant as the younger Wilson. He is an artist fighting against whatever demons threaten to consume him, struggling to get his songs out while he still can. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 93% Spy (2015) "Finally, after the promise shown in "Bridesmaids" but sold short since by weak scripts in films like "Tammy" and "Identity Thief," Melissa McCarthy gets a movie vehicle worthy of her talents. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 32% Entourage (2015) "The big-screen version of Entourage is constructed like the series, another chapter in a sequel-ready story. If you wanted something more, you won't get it. But you will get this, and if it does well, likely more of it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2.5/5 20% Barely Lethal (2015) "There are the makings of a kind of nicely twisted "Grosse Point Blank" for kids here, a crazy idea with real consequences. But the script, by John D'Arco, doesn't pull that off. Instead, the movie just gets silly. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 28, 2015
1.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Hahahaha. Really, that's about all there is to say about "San Andreas" ... " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "It's a big soap opera set against blastoffs, none of which is convincing. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "This is repugnant stuff. But, at least in the film, there's no gray area. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "It's always entertaining to see a genre tweaked, at least when it's done so with the proper mix of respect and madness at work in "Slow West." " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) ""I'll See You in My Dreams" is a remarkably pleasant experience at the movies. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "The film is ambitious, challenging the audience to keep up. That's a plus, mostly. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/5 83% Animals (2015) "The way Schiffli blends grim reality with drug-induced fantasy is fascinating. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 14, 2015
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