For 2,205 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 Girlhood
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
2205 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The problem with the "Alien vs. Predator" series is that the humans keep getting in the way.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    2 1/2 hours of tumescence disguised as a motion picture.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Ramsay delivers an overdirected, conceptually obnoxious art film that's torture to sit through, listen to, and think about.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Ye bites off substantially more than he can chew.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    A sociopolitical prankumentary in which the prank blows up in the filmmaker's face, exploding-cigar style.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Take represents the downside of the new documentary renaissance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Sure, go ahead and take the kids. But, for pity's sake, read them the book first.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since "Green Lantern."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Jarmusch has come up with a dud.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Regrettably, it’s terrible poetry: a roughly chronological jumble of archival footage, unconvincing period reenactments, gauzy voice-overs, and half-baked ideas that makes one yearn for the stolid dullness of a History Channel documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Settles for the cliches of American suspense films, right down to an ending that leaves the door open to a possible sequel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Even a fan, however, might prefer the excellent, recently released concert DVD "Pixies: Live at the Paradise in Boston" to this tepid behind-the-scenes experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Big Eyes may not be Tim Burton’s absolute worst movie — we’ll always have “Planet of the Apes” — but it’s pretty close to the bottom. It’s also the film that reveals his weaknesses as a director and, by their absence, his strengths. Gaudy, shallow, shrill, smug, the movie proves beyond a whisker of doubt that Burton has little interest in human beings unless they can be reduced to cartoons.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Despite a frisky soundtrack that starts off with James Brown’s “Sex Machine” — trust me, it’s downhill from there — this is the visual equivalent of Muzak. You don’t have to see it to have seen it.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Young children and adults with high pain thresholds will enjoy the movie during its brief pause on the way to your On Demand menu.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Jackson has marched the modern fantasy-action epic into a thundering blind alley; the movie exhausts your senses without ever engaging your imagination.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    “Baby” is to Helen Fielding’s original 1996 novel and its 2001 movie adaptation what “Sex and the City 2” was to the HBO series — a cause not for celebration but overdue burial.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    An attempt to turn the 2005 nonfiction bestseller into a high-energy docu-romp, Freakonomics is a misconceived botch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Ball's trying to be honest about adolescent coming of age, but since he's dishonest about everything else, the movie collapses in on itself.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The movie plays like a global-political farce made by people who’ve never left the Upper West Side.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    I could pile on the cooking metaphors until you cried "uncle," but the fact remains that there's a very good movie in here that its makers have failed to bring off.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The film is low budget but puffed with self-importance, and it offers proof that Hollywood filmmakers should probably steer clear of topics that actually matter.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    I say kill off everybody else and bring back Farrell for the sequel.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Hobbled by its vaguely insulting comic-book version of the '60s and by a humorlessness that can only come from talented people convinced they're creating work for the ages.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The result is a revenge thriller that's too taken with its own ambience to actually thrill.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie returns Kinney's tale to live-action reality, and the party's over.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    While there are moments of eldritch atmosphere and a few pro forma jolts, nothing here justifies our attention, let alone the film's inexplicable R rating.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    I don't know if I've ever seen a movie as spectacularly tone-deaf as Hyde Park on Hudson.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Hopefully the last, of the fake trailer spinoffs of 2007's "Grindhouse." It makes last year's "Machete" look like "The King's Speech."

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