For 2,339 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% 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
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Shape of Water
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
2339 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    There's a delicate balance here between expression and belligerence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Thorough and sadly engrossing documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    No
    No is a comedy, but of a dangerous sort. Its eyes are open and the laughs tend to stick in your throat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The scene appalls but doesn't offend; it's a "Worst-Case-Scenario Survival Handbook'' nightmare that resonates on the metaphysical level.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I’m not sure Lore holds up to repeated viewings — Shortland’s style is so feverish it could quickly turn precious — but it demands to be seen at least once.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Even more than "Chicken Run," Were-Rabbit is a tiny plasticine masterpiece.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The joke's on us, it turns out; as a director, Affleck has come through with a sharp, morally ambiguous piece of pulp crackerjack.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Like a nightmare you recall during waking hours, and then only in its vast outlines, Antichrist has the power to haunt beyond words. For better and for worse, it is exactly the movie von Trier wanted to make and a piece of staggeringly pure cinema.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The director can work wonders within his celluloid universe, but when the time comes to hand us back to reality, he stumbles. With this movie, that hurts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It’s a long, jangling, melodious soak, rich with backstage incident and wall-to-wall hits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Does Antarctica attract dreamers or create them? It's a thread that runs throughout the film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A proudly Calvinist work - I mean the comic strip character, not the philosopher - that understands the delights of deep play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Some movies rest on an actor's face, and The Counterfeiters has a great one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Self-consciously poetic and shot within a luscious inch of its life, the film's also an engrossing heartbreaker: a family saga that spans continents, political administrations, and decades of travail to arrive at a harder, wiser place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The ''R'' rating is understandable, but absurd. This is a family film in the most complicated and, ultimately, most cheering sense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This is one cinematic novella that stays with you for quite a while.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I have seen the future of Hollywood movie stardom, and its name is America Ferrera.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film is startlingly even-handed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Please Give is a moral comedy that feels at times like one of the late Eric Rohmer’s deceptively breezy miniatures, or a mid-period Woody Allen movie minus the fussiness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I don't think I've seen a mainstream movie get fatherhood so right since "Kramer vs . Kramer": the fear, the indulgence, the snappishness, the pre-occupied "uh-huhs" as a child natters about his day, the steamrolling waves of love.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Fighter is this close to a triumph: a movie that steeps us in the grit of its time and place - Lowell, Mass., in the 1990s - and electrifyingly dramatizes Ward's battles with the family that almost loved him to death.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is just about the sloppiest Shakespeare ever put on the screen. It may also be the most exhilarating — a profound trifle that reminds you how close Shakespeare’s comedies verge on darkness before pirouetting back into the light.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It makes politics exciting again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Seesawing between despair and soul-affirming inspiration, God Grew Tired of Us is a documentary to make you proud of what America offers to the rest of the world and worried that it can't keep its promises.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Shine a Light did something I didn't think was possible. It got me caring about the Rolling Stones again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Ends on a note of triumphant populism, but the film’s bitter aftertaste hints that when we ignore the details, we only ensure they’ll be repeated.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    At its best, The Sleeping Beauty reclaims fairy tales as a kind of oral folk REM state, chewing over anxieties about adulthood, behavior, sex, and belonging in potent symbolic form.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Screenwriter Kaufman is in fine meta-fettle here, even if he's still losing control of his material toward the end, and while it's too soon to tell whether Clooney has the stuff of a great director, he certainly knows who to hire.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Utterly adorable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Turns out to be one of the finer peeks into the creative process of staging a play. Granted, that's a tiny genre, and the film's core audience -- theater majors and the people who love them -- is narrow. The lessons, however, are big.

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