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Bill Goodykoontz

Bill Goodykoontz

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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 81% Deadpool (2016) "It takes a strong stomach for extreme violence and over-the-top obscenity, but if you're willing to roll with that, "Deadpool" is a hoot. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "While individually some of the scenes are terrific, they don't add up to much, making "Hail, Caesar!" one of the Coens' lesser comedies, better than "Intolerable Cruelty," say, but nowhere near the genius of "The Big Lewbowski." " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Feb 3, 2016
4/5 95% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) "The pencil and crayon drawings come to vivid, colorful life to tell a more complex (if hardly subtle) story than you would expect. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 28, 2016
5/5 97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "Welles' vision and imagination is unmatched in film. His use of light in a forbidding, dark castle is a wonder. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/5 80% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "The "Kung Fu Panda" formula works, still, and if directors Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh don't reinvent the panda-as-martial-artist wheel, they avoid making the story seem stale. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 27, 2016
2.5/5 20% Durant's Never Closes "Jack Durant was, by all accounts, a larger-than-life personality, someone who would make a fascinating subject for a really good movie. "Durant's Never Closes" isn't it, alas. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4.5/5 96% 45 Years (2015) "This is not an actual horror movie, but the tension grows so great in some scenes you might mistake it for one. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 96% Theeb (2015) "The burden rests on Eid's shoulders, and he more than carries it. He's a natural, showing us Theeb's curiosity, loyalty and ingenuity while still retaining the innocence of a boy who has been sheltered from the world outside the desert. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "It's when bullets fly that Bay is at his best. He stages the battles well, and builds tension effectively and at times inventively. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4.5/5 95% Son of Saul (2015) "A Holocaust drama like you have never seen before. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 11% The Forest (2016) ""The Forest" is one of those horror movies that starts with an intriguing idea but has no idea what to do with it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4.5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "It's fair to say that "Anomalisa" is unlike any movie you've ever seen, which is something fair to say about pretty much any movie Charlie Kaufman is involved in. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "Director and co-writer Iñárritu is aiming high with this film, based on a true story - and he never lets you forget it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 60% Joy (2015) "The script feels not half-finished, but maybe three-quarters. Lawrence does what she can to make up the missing 25 percent, but even she can't perform miracles. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/5 62% Concussion (2015) "Smith's performance, in which he resists the urge to go over the top, and the subject matter make "Concussion" an interesting movie, but not the urgent one it could have been. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4.5/5 93% Carol (2015) "Cate Blanchett is outstanding as a married woman who falls for a younger woman. As that younger woman, Rooney Mara is even better. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino seems to have no shortage of creativity or inspiration. What he needs to find is someone who isn't afraid to occasionally say, "Cut." " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) ""The Big Short" manages to entertain you while making you really, really mad. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/5 73% Youth (2015) "Absolutely beautiful and sometimes maddening while never offering easy answers. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) ""The Danish Girl" is beautifully shot and tastefully made and acted, but only Vikander seems willing to take chances. Happily, she does. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "What Abrams has done is find and return the ingredient crucial to the original three films in the franchise that was sorely lacking in the second round: fun. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "We never doubt the enormity or ferocity of the beast, nor the trials of the men who unwisely went hunting for it. We just don't live and die by the outcome. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "Why do we need another "Macbeth?" There's a two-part answer: A) Michael Fassbender. B) Marion Cotillard. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "In an age in which celebrity gossip and page views trump all, hearing two masters talk intelligently about movies and how they're made is, if nothing else, a welcome treat. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/5 95% The Wonders (2015) ""The Wonders" is one of those films that's easier to experience than explain, which is almost always a good thing. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "It is intense and uneven, moving and maddening, all in just about equal measure. But an angry Lee is an interesting Lee, and he's really angry here. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 2, 2015
2.5/5 62% Legend (2015) ""Legend" could serve as a kind of greatest-hits collection for the best actor working today. Unfortunately, it's also supposed to serve as a movie proper, and that's where it falls short. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "If the plot of "Creed" echoes the original "Rocky," at least it's echoing something worthwhile. But there are differences. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3.5/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Trying to figure out where "The Good Dinosaur" fits into the Pixar pantheon is a parlor game best put off for later. In the moment the film has to stand on its own, and it does. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/5 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "A solid mystery, nothing more. Given the cast, that's a letdown. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "It's like a fashion magazine put out a video to help you sleep. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "As Bruce Springsteen says in the film, "Everybody in a record store is a little bit of your friend for 20 minutes or so." And he's right - including all the ups and downs that friendship entails. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/5 80% Man Up (2015) "Bell and Pegg, both terrific comic actors, mine small gestures and reactions for laughs. But they're at their best when they're talking, and they talk a lot in "Man Up." " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "As it turns out, they saved the best for last. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" is a dark film, in a dramatically satisfying way. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Night Before (2015) ""The Night Before" wants to make you laugh and cry, but it doesn't give us enough opportunities to do enough of either. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3/5 33% My All American (2015) "The movie is much like its hero, Freddie - straightforward, sweet, hard-working and predictable. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "This is a terrific cast, but it's dispiriting to see them put through these paces. Nothing seems genuinely felt. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 72% Trumbo (2015) "It's a history lesson told in breezy fashion, but that doesn't make it any less important. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 12, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Let's cut to the chase: "Spotlight" is a flat-out great movie. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4.5/5 98% Brooklyn (2015) "This is a deceptively complex story, arriving in the guise of simplicity. And what drives it is Ronan's beautiful performance. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) ""The Peanuts Movie" didn't need to be made, but if it gets a new audience to Schulz's best work, it's done its job. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 68% Miss You Already (2015) "Collette's work is so compulsively watchable that "Miss You Already" is worth a watch for that reason alone. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3.5/5 64% Spectre (2015) "Had it been the first Bond film with Craig in the title role, the reaction likely would be "wow!" This is some good stuff, way deeper than the silly Bonds. But with history behind us, it feels a little slight. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3.5/5 96% The Armor Of Light (2015) ""The Armor of Light" can be frustrating and painful to watch. But ultimately, there is hope here. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/5 29% Burnt (2015) "This should be a better movie than it is. As it stands, though, it's merely - sorry - unappetizing. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Despite Sandra Bullock's best efforts, she can't make "Our Brand Is Crisis" much more than what it is: A predictable political comedy that hits all the expected beats and goes sappy exactly when you think it will. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3.5/5 100% Meadowland (2015) "Wilson and Wilde have a light touch that makes them perfect for the comedies they often make. Here, Morano leads them to much darker places, and they plunge right in. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 81% Victoria (2015) "The planning must have been herculean. But it's a testament to the skill on the part of Schipper and the actors that it plays realistically. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4.5/5 96% Room (2015) ""Room" is a terrific movie, one that has two outstanding performances, confident direction and a story line that is both harrowing and moving. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "The film goes too wide and gets a little soft at the end, but not fatally so. It's the rare horror film - well, sort of horror - that you and your children can enjoy together. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 15, 2015
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