For 1,947 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 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Reservoir Dogs
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,947 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Unfunny, predictable, and vulgar, it’s the generic equivalent of a Judd Apatow movie. As always, you get what you pay for.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Pain & Gain, a jokey but fatally tone-deaf true-crime caper, plays like “Fargo” for idiots.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Some documentaries are an embarrassment of riches. Salinger is merely an embarrassment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    3 Days to Kill is pretty terrible, but it’s not really Kevin Costner’s fault.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Carlos Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet is a failure of skill.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    As an actor, Braff does thin-skinned sad-sack quite well. As a writer, he’s hopelessly banal. As a director, he’s a disaster.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 16 Ty Burr
    It's nearly unwatchable, a farrago of confusing direction, stupid plot coincidences, and banal dialogue.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey, and in Old Dogs, we have the season’s blue-ribbon gobbler.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The problem with the "Alien vs. Predator" series is that the humans keep getting in the way.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    For a movie to pretend, in the face of the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children directly or indirectly caused by our presence there, that we can wage war without anyone really getting hurt isn't naive, or wishful thinking, or a jim-dandy way to spend a Saturday night at the movies. It's an obscenity.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Saved from total puff only by the obnoxiousness of its star, who seems to be laboring under the delusion that he's the next Eddie Murphy.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The Heart Is Deceitful wants to cauterize us into feeling something -- anything -- but it's far too heartless to know what.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It's a remarkably laugh-free comedy that takes on a dark subject and skitters along its surface.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    For proof that some actresses can take on a misconceived role and get out alive, there's Huffman as Lilly.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Who on earth is this embarrassment -- easily the worst film of the year to date -- aimed at?
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    A weirdly airless disaster, a turkey so insistently DOA that the dialogue serves as its own epitaph.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Kranks is a feel-good movie in which every character is hateful (except, sigh, the cancer lady), and a Christmas movie too chickenhearted to mention Jesus.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    If the producers had dug up Ted Geisel's body and hung it from a tree, they couldn't have desecrated the man more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Finding Amanda, unfortunately, is one vast, irritating surface.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Vengeance has the odor of court-ordered community service. The jokes never rise above the groin. The trees look plastic, the characters more so.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It's more like "Porky's for Dummies," a thoroughly depressing teen farce in which Internet voyeurism has replaced human intimacy and where privacy is SO 20th century.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The most painful movie so far in a year that's already scraping the bottom of the barrel, Your Highness is a tedious, dung-colored misfire that sullies the genre of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "The Princess Bride."
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Ty Burr
    Easily the worst movie of the week, month, year, and Bullock’s entire career. It is to comedy what leprosy once was to the island of Molokai: a plague best contemplated from many miles away.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Ty Burr
    A live-action film based on a line of dolls, it's pure marketing chum for tweeners: a proudly shallow, purposefully bland ode to girly-girl narcissism. I could actually feel my brain stem shrivel up as I watched it.

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