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
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 50% 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 45% 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 81% Me & Earl & 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 89% 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 82% 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 95% 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 31% 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 16% 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 76% 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
4/5 96% Iris (2015) "The film plays like a refreshingly frank visit with a favorite relative. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The movie is really just a group of sketches strung together. But so was "Animal House" and "Caddyshack," really, and no one complains about them. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "It is insane. In a good way. Whoever said "Too much is never enough" made an impression on Miller, who uses the phrase as a starting point and blasts off from there. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 13, 2015
3.5/5 51% Maggie (2015) "If you thought there was nothing new under the zombie-themed sun, or that Arnold Schwarzenegger can't act, give "Maggie" a try. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 70% Welcome to Me (2015) "It's difficult to know what to feel when watching "Welcome to Me." That's a compliment. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Sure, it's a literary classic, but when you translate that to film, doesn't it usually mean stodgy, old-fashioned and, above all else, boring? Not in this case. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Wastes the talents of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as egregiously as one could possibly imagine, resorting to lame jokes, cliches and incompetent storytelling to pass the time. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Giroux's refusal to pass judgment on his characters prevents us from doing so, and the film is much more powerful for it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/5 44% Adult Beginners (2015) ""Adult Beginners" doesn't reinvent the comeuppance comedy, and it's a better movie because of it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "There is much to like about "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." There was much to love about "The Avengers," and therein lies the difference. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 29, 2015
4/5 91% White God (2015) "What it all means is open to interpretation. Read it as a parable or as a horror movie. Read it as the story of love between a girl and her dog. Read it however you want. No matter what your take, you won't be disappointed. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/5 18% Little Boy (2015) "It will likely appeal to the faithful, but that's as far as it goes. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The makings of an interesting movie are here, but the script, written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, collapses on itself in the third act. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4.5/5 91% Ex Machina (2015) "It's great when a movie messes with your head. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "The film is fascinating in its exploration of the give-and-take between art and commerce. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/5 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "The movie is beautifully shot and Crowe is adept at filming war action and the camaraderie that forms even among former enemies. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "It's interesting to wonder how the film will age, given the short shelf life of technology. In two years all this might seem as dated as a dial-up modem, technology not nearly advanced enough to support the action here. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 33% Beyond The Reach (2015) ""Beyond the Reach" is a misfire, one of those movies that never quite rises to the level of guilty pleasure. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "When and where your frustration and anger boil over while watching "The Hunting Ground" is an individual experience, one that will be different for everyone who sees it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/5 48% True Story (2015) "That the main characters are played by James Franco and Jonah Hill makes it more interesting - a good thing because most of the story is two guys sitting around talking. You'll be glad it's them. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 15, 2015
2.5/5 31% Desert Dancer (2015) "It's all over the place. All these are fine places to be when it comes to movies. It's just exhausting to try to be in all of them at once. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "It is a fascinating film, and if it skimps somewhat on the moral complications of this kind of art, it holds nothing back in terms of volume: Image after image grabs our eye and often grips our throat. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 97% An Honest Liar (2015) ""An Honest Liar" is a fascinating look at what the truth means, and how it means different things to different people. It's also a reminder that no one has a monopoly on it. Not even the Amazing Randi. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/5 73% 3 Hearts (2015) "3 Hearts" brings together an all-star team of French actresses in a movie about a love triangle that could not be more French unless everyone smoked more. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "If you're in the mood for something different, you're in luck: "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" takes elements of the traditional quest story into completely new places. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 84% While We're Young (2015) "A sharp look at getting older, growing up and assuming responsibility. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 2, 2015
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