William Goss

William Goss

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Austin Chronicle , Cinematical , eFilmCritic.com , Empire Magazine , Film School Rejects , Film.com , Horror Squad , MSN Movies , Orlando Weekly , Pajiba , The Dissolve , The Playlist
Critics' Group:
Florida Film Critics Circle, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
782

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
63% The Maze Runner (2014) " It's the best of the Hunger Games wannabes we've seen so far." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2014
44% Tusk (2014) " As if at the flip of a switch, the tone swerves from bearably irreverent to exhaustively indulgent." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2014
71% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) " ...proves to be remarkably joyless when compared to the corny but effective charms of its predecessor." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 12, 2014
7% The Identical (2014) " Evidently made with deep pockets but muddled intentions, The Identical is a folly largely unworthy of its hidden idol." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 3, 2014
27% As Above/So Below (2014) " It's tough to get too worked up, as head-mounted cameras whip between fleeting figures and panicked faces with all the tension of a jittery recording of a trip through your local haunted house." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 3, 2014
37% If I Stay (2014) " We're spared the otherworldly garishness and tonal whiplash of Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, but this fusion of milquetoast romance and maudlin handwringing remains beholden to a questionable degree of wish fulfillment." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2014
20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " The viable chemistry between these two leads keeps the ball in the air, even when the balls land elsewhere in strained homophobic gags." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2014
67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " ...has the careful polish of a campaign ad and the imposed narrative of your average National Geographic special." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 14, 2014
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " By this point in the season, there's something to be said for generic bombast that at least has the courtesy to come in under two hours." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 13, 2014
60% Hercules (2014) " Ratner has fashioned an adequate action-adventure around Johnson's horse-heaving he-man, a hero who's still larger than life even after the legend has supposedly been stripped away." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2014
78% Get On Up (2014) " "You look backward, you're dead," Brown warns his audience early on, and sure enough, whenever the narrative does just that, it threatens to lose its flicker of life." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " Director Jake Kasdan struggles to mine the panicky high-concept premise for three acts' worth of story, let alone 90 minutes of laughs." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 17, 2014
58% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " The story has a welcome sense of continuous momentum, and what's more, DeMonaco has a better handle on both his skewering of the entitled upper class and the righteous anger of the targeted lower class." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2014
84% Coherence (2014) " ...grounds a mounting sense of paranoia among a set of credibly flawed relationships before doling out its eerie revelations with care." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 9, 2014
48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Despite the shaky-cam aesthetic, Dave Green's first feature still makes for a brisk, appealing adventure capably anchored by four young actors." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " It's no Once - hell, it's not even Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - but if one is willing to accept the poppy indulgence of it all, Begin Again is equally easy on the eyes and ears. In other words, it's the Maroon 5 of movies." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " "You can't keep spending money on junk to make new junk!" Tanned teen Tessa pleads with her pops. Clearly, she doesn't realize she's in a Michael Bay movie..." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 27, 2014
70% Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014) " ...evocative of Lars von Trier's similarly unflinching Dogville and equally bound to start some conversations among those willing to stomach it." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 25, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " A story about pop that doesn't boast any of its own." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 25, 2014
24% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " ...a more frantic, less funny reunion pic that proves whatever happens in Vegas will happen in just about every movie set there." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 18, 2014
23% Devil's Knot (2014) " ...feels more like a stiff book report than a sobering account of an all-American tragedy." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2014
55% The Signal (2014) " ...a bit like seeing a Nike commercial make a drunken pass at its friend's manga collection while the X-Files DVDs watch from across the room; it may not make much sense, but at least it's never boring." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 11, 2014
88% Wild Tales " Ideally structured and often wickedly dark." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 29, 2014
63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " As one movie, it may not be a groundbreaking look at relationships, but what remains is an unusually delicate American drama." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 29, 2014
50% Maps to the Stars (2014) " Moore delivers the film's most consistently, fascinatingly insecure performance, embodying an entire industry's desperation and determination within the fraying persona of a nearly-there has-been." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 29, 2014
90% Mommy " The outsized gestures often land with genuine emotion." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 29, 2014
25% Lost River " Any five minutes of the film would be well-suited to a cool music video, with only the last fifteen minutes or so threatening to become genuinely, giddily unhinged." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 28, 2014
95% Two Days, One Night " For a proven talent, this is an especially intimate showcase, and Cotillard rises to the occasion." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 23, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) " ...doesn't deliver the same kind of genre-rattling excitement as most similar efforts, but from scene to scene, moment to moment, it's an enthralling watch." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 22, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " This 'toon doesn't lack heart amid all the high-flying antics, but it may have benefited from a heartier dose of imagination." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2014
19% The Captive " By the end, one wonders less about whether certain characters will survive this ordeal and more about whether certain careers can." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) " Foxcatcher skillfully thrives on that tension of the calm before the storm..." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2014
100% Mr. Turner (2014) " A slowgoing yet rich showcase for veteran character actor Timothy Spall." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 16, 2014
10% Grace Of Monaco " Grace seems to think that well-applied glamour can save the world; alas, Olivier Dahan's film makes a poor case for the same." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 14, 2014
80% Faults (2015) " A strangely funny, often eerie accomplishment." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 24, 2014
46% Space Station 76 (2014) " As a repressed blowhard whose every suicide attempt is thwarted by the station's safety protocols, the boorish, mustachioed Wilson is hilarious in ways that his prior performances had only barely suggested." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 24, 2014
—— Fort Tilden " Co-writer/directors Bliss and Rogers thread the navel-gazing needle with remarkable wit, as if channeling Sofia Coppola's After Hours." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " The lore of Hercules has spanned centuries, yet it's unlikely to ever see a more generic treatment on film than that of Renny Harlin's overblown origin story." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2014
88% Chef (2014) " ...at its best when demonstrating its creator's talents rather than having characters explicitly expound on them." — Film.com
Posted Mar 9, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " At least offers something resembling ideas of morality and mortality in the guise of a silly shoot-'em-up, even if those ideas are eventually given short shrift." — Film.com
Posted Feb 12, 2014
87% A Field in England (2014) " A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom." — Film.com
Posted Feb 10, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " A frustratingly flat film that drifts from moment to moment with a curious lack of urgency and an overbearing sense of self-importance." — Film.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
92% Frank (2014) " Endearing enough to plaster a smile on any face hiding beneath its own ever-grinning facade." — Film.com
Posted Feb 3, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " Tom Hardy owns this taut, telling character study." — Film.com
Posted Jan 30, 2014
100% The Babadook (2014) " An impressively chilling exercise in old-school restraint." — Film.com
Posted Jan 28, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " Linklater's third masterpiece in the past decade should only affect anyone who's ever been someone else's sibling, child, parent, lover or friend." — Film.com
Posted Jan 27, 2014
68% They Came Together (2014) " A very fast, often very funny riff on a very tired Hollywood formula." — Film.com
Posted Jan 26, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Plenty enjoyable for fans of the first one, but by the end, it also has the consistency of reheated comfort food." — Film.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " A spectacular crescendo of ultraviolence that re-defines overkill." — Film.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
42% Wish I Was Here (2014) " ...laden with enough truth to make you wish it had been better, more restrained, more disciplined, more trusting in its own emotional sensitivity to spare us all manner of dorky detours." — Film.com
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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