For 1,994 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 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Magdalene Sisters
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,994 movie reviews
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A sex comedy that appears to have been made by people who've never actually had sex.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Worse than junk, in fact. Beyond Borders so trivializes the plight of the world's displaced peoples that it becomes actively obnoxious.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The exact cinematic equivalent of a classic Bob Dylan song. It's also proof that what is towering genius in one medium can go insanely wrong in another.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    ''Love" doesn't have a plot so much as it has a concept, scribbled in crayon.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Eerily similar in its story line to "In the Cut," the much pasted Meg Ryan sex-and-death thriller that came out last year. Only it's worse.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You've seen dozens of movies like this on cable in the wee hours.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Lovely Bones, then, is something special: A spectacular, cringe-inducing failure as both a book adaptation and a film.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Despite all that onscreen turgidness, Anatomy of Hell is itself so much a matter of the mind that it never rises above theory.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    One could forgive a budget this threadbare, performances this amateurish, a plot this tortuous if the 3-D effects passed the cool test. Sadly, watching ''Adventures" is an experience akin to seeing the world through dung-colored glasses.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    No one on the screen bothers to commit to a character.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A miscast, underwritten, drably directed adaptation of a very popular novel, it's the feel-bad film of the summer and an almost perfect example of how not to turn a book into a movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Some documentaries are an embarrassment of riches. Salinger is merely an embarrassment.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You come away with only the memory of Christie, the film's perfect California blonde, lying insensate on the beach in the final ravages of AIDS - a potent and frightening image the rest of The Informers can't live up to.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Picture Timberlake in the booth recording his lines and you have the best joke in the movie. Everything else is actively painful, a frenetic, unfunny mix of action, romance, dud dialogue, and icky things popping out of the screen.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    There's not much else for viewers to do but give themselves over to the whims of the bad-movie gods.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Like most family movies these days, "Alvin" is torn between the glitz that sells and the homilies that endure. It's a load of Ting Tang Wallet-Wallet Bling Blang.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Hess has made a classic rookie director mistake: Any spoof has to be at least as smart as the thing it’s spoofing, and this one’s twice as dumb.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Ten is a virtually snicker-free exercise in audience pain. It's less a movie than an endurance test.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    At nearly two hours, Mirrors is overlong for a summer horror toss-off, and the movie's three or four false endings make it seem even more of a haul.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A pox upon history and an insult to the 16th president of the United States. It's that, of course - actually, that's the point - but this joyless, deafening cinematic headache commits a different crime. It's a sin against entertainment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    "Prison isn't all that different from a nightclub,'' comments Alig toward the end. Funny; this movie isn't all that different from prison.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The overall tone is one of mild Sex Pistols excess combined with Monkees-era high jinks.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Me, I'm a Johnny Rotten man, so this limp culture-clash comedy with a heart of patchouli just made me want to stab my eyeballs out.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    If you boil off dialogue, performance, narrative logic and grind a movie down to the nub of genre, will there be any suspense left? The answer is yes, but only in a Pavlovian sense. You react to this dull shockathon like a wired lab rat who's seen it all before. And guess what? You have.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Carlos Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet is a failure of skill.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Musketeer's fight scenes are underlit, overmiked, and appallingly edited, with none of the spacious grace that even routine Asian action flicks get right. Worse, the narrative scenes make less sense.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    One of those loud, cringe-y female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    That this witless, formulaic sequel to the hit comedy Analyze This even dares to spoof ''The Sopranos'' is embarrassing. It's like Freddie Prinze Jr. slamming Gene Hackman as a bad actor.

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