For 2,215 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Hugo
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
2215 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Wake in Fright is a monster movie, and the monster is us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Director Paul Greengrass creates an aura of urgency so compelling, so rooted in detail, that we temporarily forget what we know and hold our breaths for two-plus hours of tightening suspense.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Pacific Rim is, hands down, the blockbuster event of the summer — a titanic sci-fi action fantasy that has been invested, against all expectations, with a heart, a brain, and something approximating a soul.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Normally I’d recommend a rock ’n’ roll documentary to the band’s fans, but since the cult of the Mekons is infinitesimally small, if fanatically devoted, I have no problem recommending Revenge of the Mekons to everyone who hasn’t heard of the group. All 99.9 percent of you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Writer-director Coogler could easily have turned Fruitvale Station into a work of agitprop — a film to work you into a froth of anger — but he’s after things that are harder to grasp: the measure of a man’s life and the smaller struggles, satisfactions, and injustices that can fill it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What does it add up to? What’s it all about, Wes? In a word: evanescence.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A bleakly comic, brutally Darwinian gangland saga that at times comes close to being this year's "Drive." It also does something that, if you're from around these parts, seems downright perverse. It takes the Boston out of George V. Higgins.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This startling, assured feature debut from New Hampshire-born, Brooklyn-based writer-director Robert Eggers has one foot in early American history and another in legend and fairy tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Inland Empire may be the most aggressively surreal feature film ever released to movie theaters in this country, and it's possibly close to the movie David Lynch carries around in his head.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Among the most insane mainstream movies ever released.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The key to why the new ''American'' is so good and so true, though, is Brendan Fraser as the title character.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The hidden message of The Oath is so inescapable as to be Shakespearean: Character will out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Giants has SO many insistent high points, in fact, that its breathlessness threatens to turn monotonous.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    When The Departed roars to life, as it does in so many of its scenes, you feel like nobody understands movies -- the delirious highs, the unforgiving moral depths -- as well as this man does. Welcome back, Marty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A near-masterpiece of mood and menace, and one that deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Too often the movies view the problems of Africa through Western eyes, but "Devil" turns that weakness to a literal strength, because Steidle could do nothing in his position except take photographs.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Elle may be the purest distillation of his worldview yet, and it’s a terrifying thrill.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    There’s a lot, in fact, that keeps this film from greatness. One performance alone recommends it. That’s enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    In its unstated cynicism, beauty, and self-pity, Last Days fits the myth of Cobain like a torn pair of jeans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Goblet of Fire is the entry in which Rowling finally took off the gloves.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The most playful film to come out of the French New Wave, it's also the last time Jean-Luc Godard appeared to have any fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Set two years later, the sequel's the better film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Smartly written and beautifully played, The Savages is about that point in life where you look around and realize that where you are is probably as far as you're going to get. In spite of this, the movie's a comedy, dry and humane.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Elena reveals a filmmaker in full command of his art and not much interested in catering to an audience. If you want this film, you have to meet it more than halfway.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A puzzle: a hermetically sealed period piece so intensely relevant to our current state of affairs that it takes your breath away.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Rabbit Hole is a personal project for Kidman - she produced the film after falling in love with the play - and it seems to have revived the quickness in her. That ice-blue gaze has found its focus again, and it looks deep into the one thing none of us want to face.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Waltz With Bashir not only breathes but it howls - and sobs and curses and croons and, in the end, when sound proves useless in the face of calamity, falls into awful silence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film confirms director Audiard as a master of visual mood, in this case one of barely expressed emotional panic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    That film remains an electrifying testament to pop music as a communal creative act.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Builds slowly and naturally to an unbearable personal crisis.

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