For 1,997 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 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:
1,997 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The dialogue is brightly self-conscious, and sometimes it clicks. Just as often it curdles into an entitled whining.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    There are about 15 minutes of genuine, bust-a-gut comedy in Bringing Down the House, and, surprisingly, they belong to Steve Martin, who hasn't been funny on film in years.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    One doesn’t really want to beat up on Girl Most Likely, because it means well and everyone in it appears to be having a good time. But so many things are wrong with the film, from a script that’s bright but never sharp to the editing that leaves scenes hanging flaccidly in the breeze.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Speaking as both a parent and a critic, I do believe I'd rather drive rusty railroad spikes through my eyes than have to sit through one more computer generated family film about talking animals. The bad news for Hollywood is that after seeing Barnyard my kids feel the same way.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Bacon makes an appropriately detestable villain; unfortunately, he's the most interesting character here. As for Love, well, this puts her one career rung closer to ''Hollywood Squares.''
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If anything, Burke & Hare is a slaphappy mess that recalls Landis's earliest work on 1970s midnight movies like "Schlock'' and "The Kentucky Fried Movie.''
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The movie’s a somber affair, but if you see it in the right frame of mind, it’s the guilty-pleasure hoot of the season.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    And that dog -- or, rather, that digitally enhanced replicant -- is just plain creepy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    This third go-round for the "Wolf Pack" doesn't bother to Xerox the original 2009 hit comedy, as 2011's witless "Hangover 2" did. Instead, the new movie heads in different, if utterly formulaic, directions. So it's not terrible. It's just bad.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is movie goulash: made with love, impossible to digest.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film is low budget but puffed with self-importance, and it offers proof that Hollywood filmmakers should probably steer clear of topics that actually matter.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 33 Ty Burr
    Carpool is affably stupid Saturday-matinee fare -- good for opiating the kids for a few hours -- but let's just say it's no Big Bully.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Any good will the movie generates, though, is grated right back off by Black, whose obnoxiousness has lost whatever charm it once possessed.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Sanctimonious claptrap -- an inert pageant of waxen figures that fails completely as drama even as it insults the sensibilities of anyone not clinging to rosy memories of the slave-era South.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    ''Health Inspector" hopes to do for Larry what ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" did for Jim Carrey, who in this context looks like Noel Coward.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    By far the funniest part of Strange Wilderness is the trailer for "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" that's running before it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Women on the 6th Floor is delicate and sensitive and utter bollocks - a bourgeois wet dream made to soothe the souls and stir the loins of powerful men in midlife crisis. But some of us wish we could see this movie told from the maids' point of view.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Take represents the downside of the new documentary renaissance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Kick-Ass 2 is a special kind of crap: the kind smart people make for audiences they think are stupid.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A film of singularly boneheaded conceits, Butterfly is populated by, and appears to have been made by, stoned college dudes more hung up on oh-wow twists than the need to make sense.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired (Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth ) to the charming (Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City").
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Irene in Time is the initial first-run feature to debut at the Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston’s newest art house cinema. Both the theater and its audiences deserve much better.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The accidental comedy sensation of the year to date.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Consider this the sequel to "Ernest in the Army " that the late Jim Varney never got around to making. It's not very good but at least it's not evil.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A wan, derivative entry in the torture-porn cycle.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A black-dressing young intellectual of my acquaintance recently ascribed a "lazy generosity" to Garfield and his daily antics. If so, the movie gets the laziness but misses the generosity.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    After "Gothika " and "Catwoman ," a viewer has to wonder: Why does this woman keep making thrillers if she can't bring herself to be thrilled?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Pain & Gain, a jokey but fatally tone-deaf true-crime caper, plays like “Fargo” for idiots.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Never quite as dumb as "Harold & Kumar," but it's nowhere near as smart, and that's what kills it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A genre cheapie from its digital-video camerawork to its Casiotone soundtrack to its bland, buff cast, the movie is a cultural watershed in a dry gulch.

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