William Bibbiani

William Bibbiani
Tomatometer-approved critic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
53% Escape Room (2019) It's a movie about escape rooms that literally kill you, and if you're willing to buy into that premise, it's about as good as a movie with that premise could probably be.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4.1/10 9% Holmes and Watson (2018) The lazy gags, wasted supporting cast and unfocused writing make the film an unfunny chore, which evokes but doesn't come close to their earlier comedic outings.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7.9/10 63% Vice (2018) Vice is a funny and vicious political commentary, revealing in clear, thrilling detail a man whom filmmaker Adam McKay considers one of the most insidious and dangerous political figures of the last fifty years.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
64% Aquaman (2018) Wan seems to be operating under the philosophy that sci-fi/fantasy should stretch the limits of the imagination, even at the cost of possibly looking ludicrous. Either way, you're in for a spectacle.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
92% Bumblebee (2018) As a course correction for the series, pulling the previously complex mythology way back and starting over from scratch, it's enormously effective.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
26% Mortal Engines (2018) The only rational response to Mortal Engines is "Wow."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
8.1/10 76% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) A delightful Christmas/horror/comedy/musical hybrid, with a great cast, entertaining gore and a storyline that's easy to take seriously... even though it's fundamentally absurd.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
17% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) A dreary horror thriller, without any of those pesky thrills.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
26% Elliot The Littlest Reindeer (2018) It's the toothbrush at the bottom of your stocking: It's well-intentioned, and you might get some use out of it, but let's just pray it's not the highlight of your holiday season.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" represents some of the best superhero storytelling on the market.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
8/10 71% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Kurt Russell is one of the all-time great movie Santa Clauses.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4.5/10 16% Robin Hood (2018) As long as there is economic disparity, the story of Robin Hood will always be relevant. But you wouldn't know it by watching this movie.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
6.5/10 90% Widows (2018) There's no denying the power of that cast and the particular vision of McQueen, who turns Widows into something truly distinctive... if not necessarily effective.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
82% Instant Family (2018) [It] looks, sounds, and sometimes acts like a dumb comedy. But stick with it, and you'll discover that Sean Anders' latest is an earnest, moving family drama that just happens to be kinda funny.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
9.5/10 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) In [this film the Coens] haven't just made a funny, sentimental, exciting and blistering western, they've also unlocked their entire filmography for anyone who may have missed the connections before.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
81% Overlord (2018) The angles are dynamic and jagged, framing the action for maximum shock value. It's as though the design philosophy for Overlord was to try to get banned in the 1950s, and it works.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) "The Crimes of Grindelwald" probably had enough plot to drive a four-hour mini-series, but even so, what we get is often absorbing and grand. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
72% Indivisible (2018) Although the film has a few battle sequences, it portrays soldiers as sensitive men and women with complex feelings who depend on each other for emotional support as they ponder the philosophical ramifications of death.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
6.4/10 64% Suspiria (2018) [It] is an interesting intellectual exercise, too ambitious to be ignored yet too overbearing to be enjoyed. Despite moments of genuine terror the film is less interesting in being scary than it is in humanizing what scares us.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Alvarez's film isn't a harsh character study or a brutal indictment of a misogynistic society: It's a fast-moving thriller about nuclear launch codes, and there's hardly any time for little luxuries like character development and themes.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
9.5/10 93% Stan & Ollie (2018) One of the most delightful films of the year.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
54% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) The events in Searcy's film demand to be taken seriously. The way he portrays them, sometimes, cannot.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Forget the promise of Blumhouse taking over the franchise and giving it to a respectable director like David Gordon Green: This isn't a glorious rebirth, it's a functional facsimile, and it's a wholly satisfying piece of slasher entertainment regardless. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
7.8/10 67% Beautiful Boy (2018) It may not be a great movie, but Timothe√© Chalamet delivers a performance so vibrant that it almost rubs off on everything else, and he's matched in every scene by Steve Carell, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8.9/10 97% The Hate U Give (2018) It's a film that may one day be required viewing for adolescents, and it might just change them the way that these events change its protagonist.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) The script is more contrived than ever, the characters are largely underwritten, and the monsters look cheap and get very little to do.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
39% Hell Fest (2018) Captures all the fun and excitement of wandering aimlessly through an amusement park with boring people you don't like.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) "Bad Times at the El Royale" is vibrant motion picture, in a way few films are nowadays. One might even call it indulgent, although "decadent" is probably more accurate.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) The film struggles to find a satisfying conclusion to such an interesting set-up, and the disappointing finale Barinholtz settles on has the frustrating effect of muting the film's arguments.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Roth has connected with his own inner weirdo, found the still-beating heart inside him, and decided to nurture it - instead of ripping it out and eating it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
8.7/10 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is a sharply dressed comedy-thriller, and the screenplay is even sharper.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
62% Bel Canto (2018) The film's failure to modulate its tone, its intensity and its messaging makes it a dreary, one-note production. Worse yet, it's flat.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) If revenge films are a dime a dozen, then Mandy cost a bunch of dimes. The plot is straightforward but visually, aurally, symbolically, it's a heavy motion picture that may be too much for some audiences to handle.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) As we learn over the course of the film why the Predators keep coming back to Earth, we also see that Black doesn't take the stories and themes that the previous Predator movies explored seriously either. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
6.7/10 12% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint is a modest thriller... 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.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Moves at a fast clip, like it's desperate to get to the next set piece. A little more action and a little less gore, and it could have made a rollicking installment of Universal's defunct "Dark Universe" franchise.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
81% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Any film could give you the gist of Van Gogh's life story, but perhaps only this one can make you feel what it would be like to stand in a field with this brilliant mind, and watch him make magic out of scenery.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
77% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) It's a dense shootout of a movie, incorporating elements of the spaghetti western, the ultraviolent grindhouse, and a surreal rumination on art itself. It's violent, it's gaudy, it's erotic; it's ravishing in every way.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
64% The Little Stranger (2018) Abrahamson seems fascinated with the idea of gothic storytelling, but he hasn't quite got the knack of it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
5.1/10 30% Kin (2018) 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.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
25% A.X.L. (2018) Meanwhile, the scientists who lost A-X-L spend half the movie watching these events unfold on a computer screen, doing not a danged thing because they want to see how it all pans out. They are, it must be said, lousy scientists.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
7.9/10 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Works best as a strongly worded, overdue statement that puppeteering is a more versatile art form than most people realize, and can be used to tell any kind of story. Even a profane one.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
5/10 66% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) 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.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
4.5/10 23% Mile 22 (2018) So sloppily cut together that it's hard to be impressed by even the film's most hardcore moments and brutal kills.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
79% Alpha (2018) The story is straightforward, directional, a direct but difficult path from danger to safety, punctuated by life-threatening adventures. What could have made other storytellers stir-crazy seems to have unleashed something philosophical in Albert Hughes.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
9.5/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Invites the audience into a complex and impassioned conversation about the power of racism - and the moving image - to influence our lives.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7.3/10 45% The Meg (2018) A big, dumb shark movie that takes itself a little too seriously, and that's the point. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/10 72% Christopher Robin (2018) When artists worry about what big corporations might do after they buy the rights to their creations, Disney's Christopher Robin is exactly what they're worried about.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Looks a heck of a lot like other superhero movies and YA adaptations, and it's loaded with a ton of on-the-nose metaphors for youthful oppression. But if it ain't broke, don't fix it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) To say that it's MacDonald's best performance would do the rest of her exceptional career a disservice, but she brings the richness and grace of her finest work to Agnes, and she's instrumental to the film's understated success.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018