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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
2.5/5 46% The Promise (2017) George tries his best to give the film an epic sweep, but he substitutes quantity of plot threads for quality of story.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray expertly shows the massiveness of these undertakings ... and also the spirit of adventure required of someone who knows nature can't be tamed but can't stop trying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 86% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) There is no reason anyone should like Norman - in the wrong hands you'd walk out of the theater five minutes after the movie started. But Cedar and Gere make Norman someone you root for, after a fashion.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 87% Their Finest (2017) A war film, yes, and a film about empowerment and romance. But it's also a movie about movies.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 78% Colossal (2017) "Colossal" is a monstrously imaginative movie with a premise so bizarre it's amazing it ever got made. But it's a good thing it did.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The movie is the third cheeseburger, the fourth beer, the fifth ice-cream sandwich. It's gluttony, which is kind of enjoyable when you're in the middle of committing it but leaves you feeling sluggish and remorseful later ...‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 88% Frantz (2017) "Frantz," a moving film set in post-World War I Europe, looks at truth and lies and the necessity for both in a grieving world that makes no sense.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 64% Gifted (2017) The film grabs you - you know you're being manipulated but you don't really mind, because it's fun to watch this bunch work.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 74% The Void (2017) It's gloriously off the rails, unhinged, absolutely bonkers. If you're a fan of a certain type of horror film, that's a good thing.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It's a good movie about great heroism, and you wish it was more.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) [Perkins] shows a lot of patience for a first-time director. Let's hope the audience stays with him throughout.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Car Dogs (2017) Thanks to the cast, it's a lot more pleasant to spend time on this lot than a real one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 68% Life (2017) Part of the problem is that, in trying to convey the chaos of abject fear, Espinosa makes it hard to figure out the architecture of the ship, so we don't know where anyone's running.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/5 16% CHIPS (2017) "CHIPS" is a miserable movie, an exercise in stupidity that takes whatever nostalgia one had for the late-1970s television series - this assumes anyone actually had nostalgia for it - and beats it to death on a bed of idiocy.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 90% Raw (2017) "Raw" is a lot of things: a terrific feature debut by a promising filmmaker; an effective metaphor; an acting showcase; and, not least of all, a gross-out horror film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 45% Song to Song (2017) "Song to Song" isn't the sleepy disappointment Malick's last two films were, but it's hard not to wish he'd wake up.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) At its best "Power Rangers" plays a little like a low-rent "Breakfast Club." Unfortunately it's not always at its best, and when it's not, you get exactly what you'd expect: generic teen hero fare.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) "Personal Shopper" draws you in, interesting from all angles.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Payne's screenplay doesn't always live up to Broadbent's talents. But the actor never disappoints, and "The Sense of an Ending" is so much better as a result.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It's quite good, thanks to the sturdiness of the story, the jaw-dropping visuals and, most importantly, the one thing the first film didn't offer: Emma Watson.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/5 100% Love & Taxes (2017) "Love & Taxes" is an odd little title for an odd little movie, and yet it delivers exactly what it promises. And in an entertaining way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 100% The Last Laugh (2017) What's fascinating is the difference in perspectives.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2.5/5 33% The Last Word (2017) Nothing in the movie will surprise you, unless you've never heard an 8-year-old drop an F-bomb.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Kong: Skull Island" is one of those movies best described as big, dumb fun.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3.5/5 66% Before I Fall (2017) Deutch gives us a character to root for. It's a strong performance in a movie that sneaks up on you, and wins you over.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) "Logan" is a serious take on the comic-book genre, the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, and it's a good one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2.5/5 20% Table 19 (2017) Unfortunately, while there is good chemistry between the actors (good bad chemistry between Robinson and Kudrow, which is tricky to pull off), the story ultimately is as predictable as a bad toast from the best man (yes, that's here, too).‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/5 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) The romance turns it into a soap-opera treatment, undercut by iffy acting and a story that never captures what Mendeluk is striving for.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 69% American Fable (2017) "American Fable" has its problems ... but it's a promising debut for Hamilton.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Whitford and Keener in particular are having a ball, letting something a little sinister bubble up in their outwardly friendly behavior. But it's Kaluuya who stands out most.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2.5/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Once you get past the premise, there's not a lot farther to go.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) About the best that can be hoped for "A Cure for Wellness" is a late-night slot in cable-TV rotation around Halloween, when paying less attention makes its many shortcomings stand out less.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) "I Am Not Your Negro" is important. And urgent. And almost certainly unlikely to be seen by the people who would benefit from it most.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) This is a horrible movie. Which makes it not a lot different from the first film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's just as ridiculously entertaining, an orgy of balletic violence that isn't for everyone, but has its own twisted beauty.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) What a treat "The LEGO Batman Movie" is. As they say in the first film (except this time for real): Everything is awesome.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It seems unfinished, choppy, the storytelling almost of the after-school special variety.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4.5/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's a terrific movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 76% The Daughter (2017) While the acting draws us into the story, it plays like a daytime soap opera with really good actors and Australian accents.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4.5/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) "Toni Erdmann" is worth every minute of your time.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/5 42% Gold (2017) It's ... one of those movies that sounds, on paper, like it should be terrific. But they don't show movies on paper, which is too bad for Gaghan.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 32% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's often cloying, absurdly melodramatic, and the premise exists largely as a tear-manufacturing device.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Founder (2017) "The Founder" examines a kind of bigger-is-better, bullying capitalism that is, for the moment at least, celebrated. That doesn't make it a better movie, but it does make it a timely one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 95% Paterson (2016) If it sounds like not much happens in this film, well, have you ever seen a Jim Jarmusch movie?‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/5 75% Split (2017) After that streak of deadly misfires it's nice to see Shyamalan enjoying himself again.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) What we're left with are a few PG-13 murders, uninspired performances, some not-so-scary urban legends and a couple of actresses who must be wondering how they got here.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 83% Julieta (2016) The director of films like "Talk to Me," "Volver," "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" and "All About My Mother" has made a movie a bit more reserved, but still richly satisfying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) If you're looking for the big plot twist, the dramatic breakdown, the heroic action or some other revelation, you won't find it here. Instead we see a woman working through her life, albeit in unconventional ways.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) A well-meaning, well-executed movie that tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013 as a crime thriller - an interesting choice that works well, for the most part.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) People love to pile on Ben Affleck, and "Live by Night" isn't going to help his case.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017