For 1,910 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Chinatown
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,910 movie reviews
    • 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."
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    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."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Aggressive visual invention is rarely its own reward, and this movie does nothing to better the odds.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Hints at a place where desire, fear, pleasure, and power all intersect, but it never actually goes there.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    If ever a movie were lost in translation, it’s Mood Indigo, the latest from the scattershot genius Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Science of Sleep”). With his penchant for sad-sack dreamers and gonzo visual gags, Gondry can make a director like Wes Anderson look like a prig, and “Mood” allows him freer access to his fancy than usual.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Behind the familiar hits, Jersey Boys is a story about the pressures and rewards of professionalism. Far too little of that has made it into this biopic. It’s just too mediocre to be true.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Zwigoff's overdue for a turkey, in other words. Art School Confidential is it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Essentially, an act of terrorism against entertainment. It's inconsequential, potty - mouthed, extremely silly, and -- the worst sin of all -- dead boring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Be warned, though: This is the multiplex equivalent of ADD.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    The producers of Ella Enchanted probably assume, correctly, that many more kids haven't read the book than have, and they're out to give that audience a slick, shallow good time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Handsomely shot and with a likable lead in Kuno Becker, it also suffers from a script so outrageously generic you could buy it at Costco.