William Bibbiani

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For 95 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

William Bibbiani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 95 The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Lowest review score: 19 Leatherface
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 95
  2. Negative: 11 out of 95
95 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 79 William Bibbiani
    The House With a Clock in Its Walls is easily Eli Roth’s best motion picture, and that’s not an attempt to damn the film with faint praise. It’s a spooky and amusing piece of family-friendly Halloween cinema, sharply produced and mostly effective, told with skill and panache.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 William Bibbiani
    A Simple Favor is a sharply dressed comedy-thriller, and the screenplay is even sharper. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively dominate the screen in two of their best and funniest roles, and director Paul Feig is in rare form, using spry humor to make this subversive and creepy thriller more unusual and unpredictable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 William Bibbiani
    The film’s failure to modulate its tone, its intensity and its messaging makes it a dreary, one-note production.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 William Bibbiani
    It’s a deliberately paced, ultraviolent, outlandishly stylish delivery system for Nicolas Cage’s wild-eyed acting style, and a thoughtful meditation about why Death Metal totally rules.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 William Bibbiani
    There are lots of jokes, even though they’re only sporadically funny. There are lots of action sequences, even though they’re edited haphazardly and sometimes hard to follow. There are lots of monsters, even though the more we learn about them, the harder it is to care.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 William Bibbiani
    Schnabel creates a natural, immersive motion picture that conveys the experience of being, living with, and painting like Vincent Van Gogh.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 67 William Bibbiani
    Whether you find it exciting or troubling might vary from person to person, but either way Jennifer Garner delivers a standout performance that demands recognition, and will hopefully lead to better action movie roles for the actor in the future.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 William Bibbiani
    It’s a spooky, entertaining, but totally goofy entry in “The Conjure-verse.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 93 William Bibbiani
    Let the Corpses Tan is high-octane high art. It’s incredibly violent. It’s unexpectedly playful. It’s strikingly sumptuous. And its depths could easily be mistaken for shallow stylistic overtures. But if you examine the surface more closely, you’ll discover it’s impressively smart. It may be one of the most rapturous movies of its kind.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 William Bibbiani
    The Little Stranger has all the disquieting atmosphere of a total void, and like a total void, not a lot happens in it. You might get sucked into the cold, but you’ll grow bored quickly.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 William Bibbiani
    Mile 22 is a straight-to-video action movie that got the big budget treatment, and not in the good, cheesy, fun way. It’s an undercooked story with characters who don’t know how to express themselves without yelling, and it’s full of laughable plot points.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 51 William Bibbiani
    All the genre elements play like an afterthought, and that's frustrating because the rest of the movie isn't quite spry enough to stay interesting without action, adventure, or at least little more weirdness.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 William Bibbiani
    A-X-L may be a dog, but he’s designed to be a weapon, so he looks like nightmare fuel. And nightmare fuel usually isn’t the best centerpiece for a family-friendly flick.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 79 William Bibbiani
    The Happytime Murders may not be a timeless classic on par with Roger Rabbit, but it’s more interesting and nuanced than its raunchy, violent humor suggests. The puppeteering is fantastic, the characters are interesting, and although the story isn’t ingenious the jokes are usually funny.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 William Bibbiani
    Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich almost works. The dialogue and performances are unusually good for this kind of material, and the gore effects are shocking. But the changes the filmmakers made to this franchise have unpleasant consequences, which dramatically reduce the film's entertainment value, and arguably rob these iconic puppets of the very characteristics that made them special.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 79 William Bibbiani
    Alpha comes close to greatness, specifically that rare kind of greatness that we reserve for timeless epics, or at least gorgeous Frank Frazetta illustrations. The story and protagonist aren’t quite rich enough to take it to the next level.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 William Bibbiani
    One of Spike Lee’s best movies. With a dynamite cast, sharp script and pointed humor that underscores real-life, disturbing horrors, it’s an entertaining crime drama that amuses and shocks and invites the audience into a complex and impassioned conversation about the power of racism - and the moving image - to influence our lives.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 73 William Bibbiani
    The Meg is a big, dumb shark movie that takes itself a little too seriously, and that’s the point. Jason Statham is perfect for the material, the shark attacks are entertainingly broad, and the supporting cast brings personality to the otherwise straightforward script.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 William Bibbiani
    A formulaic and depressing motion picture that takes meaningful characters and strips them of their reason to exist.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 William Bibbiani
    The Darkest Minds is smart. It has a lot to convey to its young audience, and the strong cast does everything in their power to illustrate those themes and to bring their characters to earnest, believable life. But it’s not quite thrilling enough to sneak its mission statements under anyone’s noses, so it plays a bit more like a manifesto than a sci-fi thriller.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 William Bibbiani
    It’s a kind and thoughtful drama that respects its characters and has faith in them, letting them live and breathe and find the meaning in their own lives.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 71 William Bibbiani
    The Equalizer 2 makes more-or-less the same impact as “The Equalizer.” It’s a reasonably satisfying mid-budget action thriller, with slick style and an intriguing hero, who only uses violence when necessary, and as a means of redemption for himself and his community.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 22 William Bibbiani
    The scares are ridiculous, the plot makes no sense, and you’ll probably spend the whole running time wishing someone would spill a drink on their keyboard and erase the movie's hard drive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 William Bibbiani
    Despite the film’s good intentions it’s an underwhelming adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, with cute side gags that make more of an impression than the characters or the story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 William Bibbiani
    Joaquin Phoenix gives an admirable performance as an interesting artist, whose life story otherwise gets the short shrift by this conventional drama with a frustratingly narrow focus.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 81 William Bibbiani
    Living up to the legacy of Die Hard is a tall order, and Skyscraper never reaches those heights. But it's a gigantic and silly blockbuster matinee of a movie, with likable performances, absurd action sequences, and a heck of a lot of duct tape.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 William Bibbiani
    Fireworks takes you on that little journey. It may affect you deeply, or it may just come and go, a fizzling sentimental aside in an otherwise hectic day. But it’s hard to deny that it approaches its fantastical story with maturity and grace, and a thoughtfulness about what it would truly mean to leap into a “what if” and seriously consider never coming out again.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 81 William Bibbiani
    The First Purge completely earns its action-packed and rousing finale, but getting there certainly takes a while.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 William Bibbiani
    Berg’s life is a natural for the movies, but it’s difficult to imagine how the film we got out of it turned out so dramatically inert.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 William Bibbiani
    Damsel is viciously whimsical, if such a thing is possible, and it’s thrillingly subversive. But the punchline comes early, and it’s only repeated as the film progresses.

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