Bill Goodykoontz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bill Goodykoontz

Bill Goodykoontz
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 85%

Sully (2016)

"There is something compelling about someone who simply shows up for the job, day after day, carving out the remarkable from the unremarkable." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 7, 2016
3/5 40%

Morgan (2016)

""Morgan" ... is creepy, and sometimes pretty smart. And sometimes not." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/5 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"Much is promised and too little is delivered." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"A good start for Portman, with promise of better things to come." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 89%

Morris from America (2016)

"Hartigan touches on loneliness, fatherhood, casual racism and the difficulty of trying to figure out who you are and where you fit in, no matter your age." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"A nice little mix tape of a horror movie, incorporating elements of familiar films into something satisfyingly different." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 45%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"This is a genre that has been elevated by great films. "Hands of Stone" is a decent boxing movie, but it won't be counted among them." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 93%

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

"I enjoyed it immensely." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"The comedy hits more than it misses; this is a really funny movie. And it's thoughtful, in its @$*# way." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"A sweet movie with a good message about how magic can be found, if you know where to look." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/5 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"It's another showcase for Streep - nothing new on that front, but still enjoyable." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 11, 2016
5/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Let's make it easy: If you like sitting in a dark room looking at pictures that move, you should see "Hell or High Water." It's terrific." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 82%

Indignation (2016)

"It is a movie about ideas and living with them. Well, that and sex." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4.5/5 99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"A tiny gem, a delightful film as surprising as it is satisfying." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"It's probably best to think of "Suicide Squad" as a primer, an entry into a side world of the DC Universe that may pay bigger benefits in later films." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 95%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"Fontaine ("Gemma Bovary," "Coco Before Chanel") has just the right touch. There is no melodrama here, simply women of faith living day to day." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/5 65%

Nerve (2016)

"It comes off like a combination of "The Hunger Games," "Saw" and Pokemon Go. Maybe that sounds like a good thing. It's not." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Damon is still compulsively watchable as Bourne, still haunted even if he's found some of the answers he's been looking for." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 86%

Phantom Boy (2016)

""Phantom Boy" is a quiet, peaceful little animated film, arriving just in time as a salve for a noisy, angry world." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 28, 2016
1/5 4%

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

"This thing is madness." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/5 70%

Café Society (2016)

"It'll probably never make it into anyone's list of the 10 most-important Allen films. But I'd watch it again over a few movies that would." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3.5/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"In some ways the film is like an amusement park ride. You see the curves and twists coming, but if you're going fast enough, they're scary anyway." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"What's most notable about the new film is how closely it hews to Gene Roddenberry's original TV series, at least in spirit." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Ross doesn't explicitly take sides. In fact, he strikes a little too neat a balance at the end, if anything. But that takes nothing away from the intriguing idea and Mortensen's terrific performance, both of which make the film more than worthwhile." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 14, 2016
4/5 92%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"You don't have to be a fan of Frank Zappa's music to enjoy "Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in HIs Own Words," Thorsten Schutte's documentary." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

""Ghostbusters" is a pretty good movie. Will it capture the public imagination like the first one? Probably not." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3.5/5 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Thanks to Cranston's performance - along with a game supporting cast - and Brad Furman's tension-building direction, the movie works." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 12, 2016
2/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

""Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" gives us too much hangover and not enough buzz." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"A lot of movies abandon smart ideas. "The Secret Life of Pets" is one of them. There are still some laughs, and the animals are cute." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Dennison is a marvel, completely unself-conscious in his portrayal of a kid who is lost but thinks if he acts tough, it'll look like he's found. Neill, playing a different sort of character for him (quiet, unfriendly), is also outstanding." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"While there is some magic here, it's not the transportive experience it might have been." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 82%

Les Cowboys (2016)

""Les Cowboys" keeps you off-kilter from the start." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

""Swiss Army Man" is crazy, magical, absurd, funny, sad, creepy - all that and probably more." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 54%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"There are some good ideas in there, even timely. But eventually, like everything else in the movie, they're washed away in a sea of blood and a hail of bullets." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Look, this isn't supposed to be Serious Cinema. I get that. I also know that there is a cinematic place for over-the-top action. I also know that it doesn't have to be stupid, because I saw "Mad Max: Fury Road."" ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 24, 2016
4.5/5 97%

The Fits (2016)

"You honestly don't know what to expect, and when the film is done, you're not exactly sure what has happened." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

""Free State of Jones" is a well-intentioned slog through a potentially fascinating bit of Civil War history, brought to life only by Matthew McConaughey's performance, and then only occasionally." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 87%

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

"It's compelling, and of course the music, taken from all parts of the world and played by musicians on every sort of instrument, is intriguing." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 78%

The Shallows (2016)

"We're gonna need a bigger boat?" "We're gonna need a smaller bikini," more like." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"The film is visually striking, even if the images don't always make sense." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 23, 2016
96%

De Palma (2016)

"De Palma is a deceptively simple documentary film: Director Brian De Palma sits in front of a fireplace for nearly two hours and talks about his life and career. If you love movies, it's time well spent." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/5 49%

Genius (2016)

"The film has its fascinating moments. The performances aren't really among them." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4.5/5 96%

De Palma (2016)

"If you love movies, it's time well spent." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"It's a trip we've been on before. Johnson and Hart make the journey a little more pleasant than it could have been." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Like the original, "Finding Dory" makes us understand the fears, joys, struggles and triumphs of family. See it with yours." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2.5/5 35%

Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016)

"Guzman overpowers the rest of the movie - but like LeBron James and his one-man show during the 2015 NBA Finals, that's not ideal." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"With big success comes big expectations, and "The Conjuring 2" is loaded with them. It doesn't live up to them, quite, but it's still scary and worth seeing." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4.5/5 98%

The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)

"It's an unforgiving film, one whose story you may question when it's over. But you won't forget it." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 45%

Approaching the Unknown (2016)

"Credit Rosenberg for tackling the big ideas. If he bit off a little more than he can chew, so be it." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2.5/5 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"The plot is filled with clichés and the attempt at the bigger picture - the value of a life - is muddy at best. You may find the film courageous, but you're more likely to find it ... sad." ‐Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 2, 2016
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