Bill Muller

Bill Muller

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Bill Muller's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) "The movie serves as a convenient locale for Dench and Blanchett to showcase their abilities, but it could be more involving. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 4, 2007
2.5/5 69% Freedom Writers (2007) "Try as they might, the kids in Freedom Writers can't break free from Hollywood formula. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 4, 2007
3.5/4 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) "There's too much talent and too strong a story to mess it up. There was potential for more here, but this incarnation is nothing to be ashamed of, and some of the actors answer the bell. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3.5/5 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) "This is Smith as you've never seen him -- an unsure, struggling, frustrated guy trying to hold together his family and failing. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3.5/5 78% Dreamgirls (2006) "How many of us have a chance to visit Broadway and see an A-quality show? That's the experience with Dreamgirls, and there's something to be said for it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 26, 2006
4.5/5 92% Children of Men (2006) "Everything comes together in Children of Men, from Owen's white-knuckled performance to the eclectic soundtrack. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 26, 2006
4/5 92% Volver (2006) "Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar always has fun toying with our perceptions and expectations and does it yet again with Volver, a darkly comic look at mortality and family secrets. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2/5 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) "Except for helping you maintain a consistently slow pulse rate, The Good Shepherd isn't good for much. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 21, 2006
3/5 44% Night at the Museum (2006) "It's never too late to enjoy a little holiday fantasy, such as spending a Night at the Museum. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 21, 2006
3.5/5 49% We Are Marshall (2006) "Among sports movies, We Are Marshall scores enough for respectability. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 21, 2006
4/5 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) "The Italian Stallion gallantly fights one last time in Rocky Balboa, an endearing final chapter that has more in common with the 1976 original than any of the sequels. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 19, 2006
4/5 100% Deliver Us From Evil (2006) "Deliver Us Evil is more terrifying than any horror movie, because it's about something that really happened. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 15, 2006
2.5/5 65% The History Boys (2006) "Although grounded in the fact-based world of academia, The History Boys offers little of substance. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 15, 2006
2.5/5 31% Unaccompanied Minors (2006) "Nothing more than Home Alone in an airport. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 7, 2006
1.5/5 47% The Holiday (2006) "Give yourself a holiday and avoid this movie. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 7, 2006
3.5/5 65% Apocalypto (2006) "Although it's a pretty good bet that much of the audience won't be beguiled by Gibson's end-of-the-world metaphors, no one can deny he made an entertaining movie. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 7, 2006
4/5 62% Blood Diamond (2006) "Blood Diamond deserves kudos for shedding light on the dark underbelly of the diamond trade, but it's too accomplished an action film to have the impact of, say, Hotel Rwanda or even this year's Catch a Fire. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 7, 2006
3.5/5 38% The Nativity Story (2006) "The Nativity Story becomes the anti-Passion, a movie that makes a statement against violence rather than exploiting it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 30, 2006
3.5/5 50% For Your Consideration (2006) "For Your Consideration won't win an Oscar, but it probably will win some adulation from hard-core Guest fans. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 24, 2006
3/5 46% Bobby (2006) "What little plot Bobby has is overshadowed by the star spotting. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 23, 2006
3/5 88% Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006) "In watching the documentary Shut Up & Sing, one thought comes to mind. We all may be over the Dixie Chicks. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 16, 2006
4/5 95% Casino Royale (2006) "The movie also travels the dark path of the book, which I won't detail here, but just know that Bond has to suffer for his art. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 16, 2006
2/5 25% A Good Year (2006) "A Good Year feels as if it takes a year to watch, and not a very good year at that. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3.5/5 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) "If Stranger Than Fiction has a central flaw, it's overly sentimental. Although the story would work better as a tragedy, Forster and Helm can't resist tacking on a mushy love story, involving Crick and combative tax cheat Ana Pascal. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 10, 2006
4.5/5 69% Babel (2006) "As each story comes to its conclusion, some characters rise above, while others are crushed under the weight of the day's events. The tales are equal parts miracle and tragedy. And that's often what life is, which makes Babel ring true. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3.5/5 72% Flushed Away (2006) "With Flushed Away, Aardman [Animations] has moved away from a guy and his dog to a girl and her mouse, but they're almost just as fun. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 2, 2006
4/5 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) "The trailer makes Borat seem like a harmless farce, but the movie is among the most offensive ever made. And among the funniest. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Nov 2, 2006
4/5 31% Running With Scissors (2006) "The movie lacks the immediacy of other tales of suburban dysfunction, such as American Beauty, but the performances carry it along swiftly. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 27, 2006
4/5 76% Catch a Fire (2006) "The characters are not plot-serving constructs, so they behave in ways that are often contradictory, much like real people. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 26, 2006
3/5 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) "You could argue that the story is as much about the aftermath as the battle, but Eastwood still jumps around too much. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 19, 2006
2/5 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) "A largely static, desperately pseudo-hip attempt to reconstruct the events leading up to the French Revolution from the vantage point of a 1980s punk rocker. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 19, 2006
2.5/5 76% The Prestige (2006) "Parts of the film really stand out, but taken as a whole, it's a labyrinth of conflicting ideas. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 19, 2006
4/5 97% The Queen (2006) "Smartly relevant and affecting, commenting not only on the isolation of the monarchy but also on a tabloid culture run wild. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 19, 2006
4/5 73% Infamous (2006) "Toby Jones, the British actor with the impossible task of following an Oscar winner, gives a stellar, idiosyncratic performance as Capote. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 12, 2006
4/5 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) "Rare is the actor who can accomplish an instant transformation from beast to buddy, but Whitaker makes it look easy. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 12, 2006
4/5 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) "Humanizing Lennon to those who might find the man a bit inaccessible, and adding the word 'courage' to his long list of positive attributes. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 12, 2006
2.5/5 34% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) "If they'd given this kid an umbrella, you could guarantee it would rain. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 12, 2006
2.5/5 21% Man of the Year (2006) "Though Williams can still make us laugh, Man of the Year doesn't deserve your vote. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 12, 2006
2/5 13% Love's Abiding Joy (2006) "The acting borders on melodrama and the movie obviously was edited for TV. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 5, 2006
4.5/5 91% The Departed (2006) "It took a while, but Martin Scorsese has returned to the Mean Streets. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/5 37% The Guardian (2006) "Like a light out on the ocean, you can see everything coming for miles in The Guardian. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3.5/5 48% Open Season (2006) "Although Open Season isn't the perfect animated movie, it features enough humor and gags to entertain most small kids. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 29, 2006
4/5 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) "The film is wonderfully innovative. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 28, 2006
2/5 33% Flyboys (2006) "Near the start of Flyboys, the squadron's grizzled vet hands suicide pistols to the new pilots, to be used if they find themselves in a no-win situation. Unfortunately, the audience is offered no such option. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 21, 2006
2.5/5 57% Confetti (2006) "Confetti fires off the occasional good line, but it mostly just beats its jokes to within an inch of their very short lives. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3/5 11% All The King's Men (2006) "Although there's a tremendous amount of firepower on-screen, much of it goes to waste, as Zaillian struggles to maintain momentum. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3.5/5 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) "Fearless is a graceful and tightly edited kung fu movie, though many of Li's gravity defying moves are assisted by wirework. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3.5/5 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "The best you can say about The Black Dahlia: For people who like this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they will like. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2.5/5 41% Everyone's Hero (2006) "I can't say Everyone's Hero strikes out -- it might distract little kids for a while -- but the directors needn't bother practicing their home run trots. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 14, 2006
4/5 46% The Last Kiss (2006) "An old tale, to be sure, but The Last Kiss doesn't feel tired. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 14, 2006
3/5 54% The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King) (2005) "Although true fans of old-style kung fu movies will love The Protector, the uninitiated may be put off by the movie's slipshod editing, the waxworks acting and the confusing story. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 7, 2006
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