Bill O'Driscoll

Bill O'Driscoll
Bill O'Driscoll's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pittsburgh City Paper
Publications: Pittsburgh City Paper

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) Depicting that toll fairly, and soldiers as flawed people with doubts and fears as well as triumphs, deepens our understanding of war. Still, Hurt Locker probably won't change anyone's interpretation of current events. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) In Million Dollar Baby, Eastwood makes us believe both that [the] relationship is completely surprising and wholly a product of fate. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
49% Downsizing (2017) But [Alexander] Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor maintain their sense of humor, even if the film ultimately feels less like satire and more like a poignant brief for humanism - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) At two-and-a-half hours, with about nine separate cliffhanger endings, it's a bit long, but Johnson's keen visual sense, doses of humor and a couple of cameos buoy the film - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) Beyond painting Bloom as a young woman who saw an opportunity and grabbed it, the film's attempts at psychology don't pan out very convincingly. But for sheer voyeurism, this study of an illicit but unusually well-bankrolled demimonde is quite satisfying. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Like all good kids' movies, it's more complex than it seems. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
92% Fences (2016) Wilson's powerful story, which encompasses not just love, sex, race, oedipal clashes, betrayal and death, but even music and sport, has the scope of a Great American Novel. Washington and company do it justice. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
29% Dreamcatcher (2003) If this is after all a movie about growing up, you wonder why it's framed as a juvenile fantasy. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2003
76% Gladiator (2000) While the film masks its more reactionary sentiments with the rhetoric of democracy, it's entertaining enough doubletalk. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2003