For 2,240 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Moolaadé
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
2240 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Pascale Ferran's Lady Chatterley is sensual in escalating degrees of heat, but the film's eroticism, which is substantial, is laid on with a caress. The movie's a slow-motion swoon back into Eden -- a nature documentary about humans -- and it's hypnotic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    In the tradition of ethnographic dramas from "Nanook of the North" to "The Fast Runner," Tulpan drops us in the middle of a godforsaken nowhere and marvels at the people who live there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Wild Tales rockets along with sleek, amoral charm and a masterful sense of cinematic storytelling; it’s worth noting that one of the producers is Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    With pained gentleness, her film insists we make our homelands within us and take them wherever we go.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An agit-doc of unusual depth. It has a point -- that the primary business of America over the past half-century has been waging war -- and it supports that point with nuance, research, and a willingness to hear the other side of the argument.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Compston's performance and the downer milieu, presented with appropriate paint-peeling profanity, are more than enough to keep an audience riveted and ultimately moved close to tears.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A miniature masterpiece of documentary observation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    If you're not in the mood, the whole thing will probably seem pretty silly. But if you are -- oh, if you are -- I Am Love may be the richest, tastiest truffle you're likely to savor all summer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A fitting, expertly made final chapter, freighted with hard-won emotions, shot through with a sense of farewell, and fully aware of the epic stakes involved.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Because Demme genuinely likes people and is interested in them, Ricki and the Flash feels like “Stella Dallas” as remade by Jean Renoir — it’s a humanist suburban fable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Arrival would be nothing without Adams.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Elegant, insistent movie -- a great gray filmmaker's finest in years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Philomena is a tearjerker of rare honesty and craft.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It’s noted that General Tso himself was a guardian of Chinese tradition and would himself shudder at what the dish named for him has become. On the other hand, what does “authenticity” even mean when it comes to cuisine that has assimilated into another culture along with the people who make it? The best food — the kind we want again and again — always tastes like home. Wherever that is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Hunting Ground does a fine and fierce job of portraying campus sexual assault as a national disease. It never dares to suggest that it’s a symptom.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Just because David Foster Wallace would almost certainly have hated The End of the Tour doesn’t mean that it’s not a worthwhile movie. And in fact James Ponsoldt’s dramatic adaptation of Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky’s memoir about his 1996 road trip with Wallace is pretty excellent: heartfelt, probing, funny, above all touching.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It is first and foremost a moral tale, and an overpowering one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Grueling yet ultimately exhilarating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The first great cinematic experience of 2014.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Mines laughs from the ways in which its antihero's reductive philosophy consistently goes kerflooey in his face, but there's a weary sadness to it as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Nothing if not a celebration of our willingness to be gulled by life's charming strangers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's an inside-the-park home run -- a small, lovingly overwritten comic drama about fate, failure, and primal longing. To put it in words a Sox fan would understand, the movie hurts good.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An exquisitely filmed, emotionally transfixing epic about a white South African boy's journey to return his pet cheetah to the wild.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Formally, the movie's a lasting pleasure: Reed's incisive direction; Greene's easy yet weighted dialogue; the farseeing deep-focus photography of Georges Perinal; Vincent Korda's luxuriant sets.

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