For 1,922 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 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,922 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Once is the first rock musical that actually makes sense. People don't burst into song in this movie because the orchestra's swelling out of nowhere. The guy and the girl are working musicians -- or they'd like to be, if they could make a living at it -- and they're played by working musicians.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Richly provocative entertainment, as heady as a cocktail party with the Manhattan literati and as vaguely troubling as the morning after.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It's the only film that exists of the Ghetto, and it's both revelatory and profoundly suspect.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    If you don’t really understand women — or don’t even want to — it’s easier to just call them a mystery and let it go at that. For all the close-ups, that may be why Blue Is the Warmest Color never gets close enough.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The chance to watch a four-star classic the way it was meant to be seen -- fresh print, big screen -- is so rare as to be worth the trip.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    With a tranquil fearlessness, it goes beyond the death of memory, to see what might be found in the unexplored country beyond. The answer is both frightening and comforting: More love. Unspecified love. Universal love.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The miracle is that 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is better: tighter, smarter, funnier.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The movie isn't badly done, just overdone - a cozy art-house crowd-pleaser coasting on the expectations of its genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Up
    On the most basic level the new film is pure vaudeville: a loopy flyaway fantasy that's hysterically funny if only to keep the darkness at bay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What does it add up to? What’s it all about, Wes? In a word: evanescence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Wake in Fright is a monster movie, and the monster is us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Spare and elegant and harrowing, it's an ode to childhood trust being stretched until it snaps.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Even more than "Chicken Run," Were-Rabbit is a tiny plasticine masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    All Is Lost works quite brilliantly on its most basic narrative level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Fateless looks man's inhumanity to man square in the eye and pronounces it standard operating procedure, and that may be the greater horror.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Brokeback may be too polished for some people, too elegantly dispassionate in its study of choked passion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The Dardennes achieve lyricism without seeming to try.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A messy, congenial empowerment story that knows how aggravating adolescence can be when you refuse to fit in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Murderball is a paradox: a movie about quadriplegics that insists we look beyond their disability.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Moneyball is a hilarious and provocative change-up, entertaining without feeling the need to swing for the fences.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Epic in scope, ambition, and execution, it's a classic swords-and-samurai film with postmodern blood and guts, and it's completely satisfying.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It makes politics exciting again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    As taut and suspenseful as any fictional mystery.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A haunting experience, one that requires patience (and then some) but that offers spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic rewards beyond the immediate power of words to describe.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It’s a movie that floods you with emotion when you least expect it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    You may even feel like dancing in the aisles yourself. Sure, the real world doesn't always work this way. Have you forgotten that this is one of the reasons why we go to movies in the first place?