For 36 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Reservoir Dogs
Lowest review score: 16 Phantoms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
36 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    But it's Polanski who pries the genre open until it goes metaphysical.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Steven Spielberg overcame the lumpy plotting of Peter Benchley's novel to create an efficient, graceful fright machine in Jaws.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ty Burr
    From the opening shot of a burnt-orange GTO cruising a high school parking lot to the strains of Aerosmith's ''Sweet Emotion,'' Richard Linklater's film nails mid-'70s adolescence so precisely that you'll need Clearasil by the end credits.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Ty Burr
    The result has the dingy grace of pigeons flying across an urban wasteland.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Ty Burr
    For once, too, David Mamet the director outshines David Mamet the writer.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ty Burr
    The improvisations are a mixed bag -- Reed and Fox are surprisingly hilarious, while Roseanne is a shrieking horror show -- but the air of gentle play and a wistful sense that Brooklyn is some kind of lost Eden put this one up on the more structured "Smoke."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Ty Burr
    Ang Lee's film of the Jane Austen novel slavishly follows the gospel according to Merchant Ivory, swooning over characters declaiming modestly while surrounded by topiary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Ty Burr
    For a movie that's mostly a plotless mix of old sci-fi flicks and Bowie-esque gender-bending, Rocky Horror continues to charm. That's due in part to the honest delight we take in the freedoms this movie so cheerfully flaunts.