For 1,988 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,988 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The problem is that both Philippa Goslett's script and Paul Morrison's direction lack the stylistic craziness - the sense of real, lunatic danger - a project like this desperately needs.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A glorious disaster.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    She has been made lovable -- and a Vanity Fair with a lovable Becky Sharp has no reason to exist. It's as if Shakespeare had put Hamlet on Prozac: What's the point?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Has a welcome humor but only in theory, and theory, chilly and self-involved, is where this filmmaker seems most at home. Like its bio-digital sirens, the movie never quite comes alive.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Watching this movie in 3-D is very much like sticking one's head in a blender and hitting "pulse."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It's a working illustration of what differentiates movie stars from TV stars. When we buy a ticket for a George Clooney movie, it's because we want to see George Clooney (or Emma Stone or Tom Hanks or whomever). The real stars of "Glee," on the other hand, are the characters, not the actors.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Is there a statute of limitations for how many good actors can be wasted in a bad movie?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The ugly duckling of Nickelodeon's after-bath lineup. That's its strength.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The movie's primary pleasure is Hopkins, who manages to take the role of Father Lucas seriously without being serious about it at all.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Imagine some very smart people setting out to make a very naughty action film and shooting themselves in the foot. Voila: Crank: High Voltage.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The director deserves admiration for sticking to her guns, but here's a heretical notion: Maybe the producer's cut would have been a better movie. This version may be too late, but it's also too little, and that's what hurts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Truly, there is nothing the woman (Isabelle Huppert) can't do - except save "Promise'' from the valley of the shadow of bad French movie pretensions.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is a movie that's both clever and stupid - an interesting feat.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If you're up for a relentlessly overripe melodrama that takes place in movie-Europe as opposed to the real thing (the Parisian streetwalkers in berets are a good tip-off), by all means catch Head in the Clouds.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Williams gives a performance that's honest and carefully wrought but on some level still a stunt. All that courtliness is wearing him out, and it's wearing us out too.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A laughably inept series of adolescent poses trying to pass itself off as a movie.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Pure Saturday matinee kiddie fodder and this close to going straight to DVD.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A comedy that can’t even admit to its own overwhelming sense of disgust.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Ye bites off substantially more than he can chew.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A blandly filmed and subtext-heavy talkathon that wastes a game cast on a group of characters about whom it's almost impossible to care. If this were a cocktail party, you'd be back home with a good book already.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film pulls off the remarkable feat of immersing a viewer in their world without providing any insights whatsoever.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Worst of all, the movie's simply not very shocking. Madonna has made a career out of toying with image and ego, but this is a vanity project in the smallest sense possible.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The producers - Fox Films and the usually reliable Walden Media - have tried to gin up the story for multiplex audiences. They've succeeded in making a movie for no audience at all.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Too many cliches and not enough energy have come along for the ride.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    One aches to think what the great "Looney Tunes" directors could have done with this material.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Earnest and predictable, Crossover deserves more than the horselaughs that will probably greet it in theaters -- but not a lot more. The movie is harmless, which is both its strength and its weakness.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    How's the movie? Technologically incredible, aesthetically pretty hideous, and narratively lumpy: Kids who aren't cynics (i.e., 9 and under) will roll with it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    RV
    RV has teeth -- more teeth than the last few Steve Martin films, anyway -- but it's terrified to bite down, knowing that the paying audience would feel it more than anyone.

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