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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 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "A film that is so old-fashioned and comforting that, for much of the time, watching it feels like cuddling up under a soft good-movie blanket. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "Is it too much? Oh, yeah. But if you like this kind of thing, too much is never enough. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4.5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "The acting is superb, no easy feat when trying to recite Sorkin's words while walking down seemingly endless hallways. Fassbender doesn't look a thing like Jobs and it doesn't matter a bit. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/5 47% Freeheld (2015) "A well-meaning movie whose sterling intentions, timely and provocative subject and terrific cast are muted to near oblivion by uninspired storytelling and direction. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/5 72% The Final Girls (2015) "Todd Strauss-Schulson's meta send-up of '80s sex-equals-death slasher movies keeps its goofy good humor throughout, and tosses in a little almost-genuine feeling into the mix for good measure. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 91% 99 Homes (2015) "Bahrani's film asks a timely, yet timeless, question: How far would you go to save your home? Would you be wiling to lose yourself in the bargain? " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/5 26% Pan (2015) "Was anyone clamoring for the story of how Hook and Peter came to be? Maybe, but they won't find it in "Pan," not really. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "Mendelsohn manages to make us simultaneously feel sorry for him and hope, against what seem like steep odds, that he somehow succeeds. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Damon is terrific. But this is by no means a one-man show. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "It's tempting to call this a horror movie for people who don't like the genre, but it's more accurate to call it a movie for people who like good movies, no matter what type. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/5 85% The Walk (2015) "Zemeckis ... nearly sinks the film before redeeming it in spectacular fashion. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 29, 2015
2.5/5 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Hotel Transylvania 2 is better than the original. Mind you, this is a low hurdle to clear. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/5 9% Stonewall (2015) "What an oddly tone-deaf film. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Genius is fascinating, particularly when it is complicated, as it always seems to be. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 60% The Intern (2015) ""The Intern" is idiotic, unrealistic, Boomer wish fulfillment that has no business working on any level. I quite enjoyed it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 91% Queen of Earth (2015) ""Queen of Earth" isn't a laugh riot, not by a long shot. But it is a good movie, and a fascinating study of descent. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "It's pretty regular in terms of plot and story - the kind of thing we've seen many times before, though usually with less likable actors and without all the dirty jokes. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Director Wes Ball's film is a mad dash from one place to the next, with little time in between for rest, recuperation or plot development. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 72% Everest (2015) ""Everest" is a sprawling mess of a movie, one you feel like could have been great but instead roams all over the place and winds up being just pretty good. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "The acting in "Black Mass" is tremendous. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "We've seen plenty of stories about the arrival of a mysterious stranger upsetting the order of things. But "The Second Mother," Brazilian writer and director Anna Muylaert's outstanding film, is different. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 89% Meru (2015) "What drives these men? "Because it's there" merely scratches the surface. "Meru" may not answer the question completely - likely nothing can - but it is a thrilling, harrowing attempt. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Gibney, much like Jobs, takes a lot of existing information and packages it attractively. There isn't much new here, but if the story is familiar, Gibney at least tells it in an interesting way. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 74% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) "Schwartzman ... gives Larry enough humanity and a modicum of personal growth that you keep coming back for more. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "The Shaun the Sheep Movie manages to be smart, moving and hilarious without the inclusion of a single word of dialogue. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 31, 2015
4.5/5 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "A reminder that the architects of a massive tragedy remain present and unrepentant, the personification of the evil men do and a warning that it could happen again. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/5 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Efron and Bentley seem woefully out of place as would-be electronic dance music DJs. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 46% No Escape (2015) "Bang, boom, bam. That's about the size of things in No Escape, a movie banking on its admittedly first-rate action drowning out its political tone-deafness. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 26, 2015
4/5 97% Being Evel (2015) "There was a dark side to this complex man, and while it takes director Daniel Junge a while to get there, he does eventually in "Being Evel," his entertaining and sometimes uncomfortable documentary about the daredevil. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "With top-shelf talent like Bill Plympton, Tomm Moore and Nina Paley on board, it's no surprise that the segments are as attractive as they are different. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "There is something about the siren call of the TV camera that can turn even big thinkers into brawlers. It was true then and it's true now, and "Best of Enemies" serves as a thoroughly enjoyable reminder. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It almost works. Actually, it does work, hitting the requisite number of hip notes. It just doesn't dazzle, and that's kind of a surprise. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 79% Cop Car (2015) "Bacon can play just about anything, and he's having a good time here as a guy not quite smart enough to keep himself out of trouble, but wily enough to try to dig himself out of it. It's fun to watch. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) ""Straight Outta Compton," F. Gary Gray's biopic of pioneering gangsta rappers N.W.A., manages to feel urgent and alive, even as it plays like the coolest episode of VH1's "Behind the Music" ever. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "You think the man could act? You should hear him talk. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4.5/5 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The film consists of the two men talking, and not a lot else. But the performances, by Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky, are perfect. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "What might have been must be better than what's here, because what's here isn't much. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Hoss is perfect in a challenging role, a woman trying to recover bits of the person she once was, but having to do so in service to a greedy scheme that robs her of the very identity she is trying to recover. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/5 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "It's an interesting film, consistently entertaining, a mile wide and an inch deep. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 100% Apu Trilogy "This is in many ways essential film education. Yet the consumption of it is never a chore. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/5 27% Vacation (2015) "It falls to Helms to carry the movie, and he's not quite up to it. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "We've seen the elements that make up "Paper Towns" before, but that's OK. Schreier proves adept at avoiding clich├ęs, and is helped by his actors. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/5 81% Batkid Begins (2015) "Cynics can carp. Let them. But don't be one of them. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 96% Tangerine (2015) "Rodriguez and Taylor are terrific. Their confidence is infectious, yet they never let us forget the challenges their lives offer. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen builds to a climax that is ridiculous and a comment on ... I don't know. Fate? Folly? There are plenty of both in "Irrational Man," but they're not often a comfortable mix. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Sherlock Holmes is a kind of detective Superman, and what makes "Mr. Holmes" so intriguing - in addition to a terrific performance by Ian McKellen as the title character - is seeing him facing his own personal Kryptonite. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Dark Awakening (2015) "Ugly, absurd, mean-spirited, nonsensical - shall we continue? " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Once the romance takes off, the entire film shifts. It becomes more of a conventional romantic comedy, albeit one with really dirty words. And it remains hilarious, because Schumer seems to be incapable of being anything else. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "It chugs along happily enough, but never kicks into the higher gear you keep waiting (and hoping) for. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/5 21% Self/less (2015) "Turns an intriguing idea into a B-movie action flick. " ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3.5/5 81% 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
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