For 1,988 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Jaws
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,988 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A cruelly precise, often bleakly comic account of upper-middle-class privilege coming unglued when the cosmos throws a curveball.
    • 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
    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?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    More than "Unforgiven," more than "Mystic River," it is Clint Eastwood's autumnal masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Babadook remains a potent journey through the fears, anxieties, and repressed rages of motherhood. The ending, remarkably, gets to have it both ways, reminding us that some of the scariest monsters are the ones we learn to live with.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Movies like The Kids Are All Right -- beautifully written, impeccably played, funny and randy and true -- don't come along very often.
    • 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
    • 100 Ty Burr
    But it's Polanski who pries the genre open until it goes metaphysical.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Like the best spiritual movies, of whatever faith, "Of Gods and Men" moves us toward a union with the infinite, and when we come to the monks' last supper, the moment is staggeringly powerful.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It isn't often you get to meet the devil in all his glory, but here he is in Deliver Us From Evil, and his name is Father Oliver O'Grady.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Odd, moving, strained cinematic poetry.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    As its title implies, This Is England isn't a hyperstylized head-trip a la "Trainspotting" but a straightforward calling to account.
    • 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
    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A miniature masterpiece of documentary observation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    She's (Hushpuppy) trying to make sense of this world, and the movie, pitched between realism and fable, is the story of how she finally does. That balance is the key to the movie's magic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The subject is the privileged state of childhood itself - how we're all lucky to have had it and how it so easily floats away from our grasp.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    There are three Poles in The Pianist -- Szpilman, Polanski, and Frederic Chopin. Of the three, fittingly, Chopin speaks the loudest.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Lebanon gives us viscerally violent, intensely distressing glimpses into war's annihilation of people, places, and communities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    One of the best, most karmically satisfying comedies of the year, much to the chagrin of the people who are in it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Ghobadi shows us a world where a village pond can hold both rare goldfish and unforgivable evil, and where every step is onto booby-trapped terrain.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film is as spare and unvarnished as a wooden temple floating on a lake, but its reflections run deep, and it can ripple your thoughts for months.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Best of all, An Education isn’t alarmist. It knows other people can’t seduce us if we don’t seduce ourselves first and that Jenny is level-headed enough to handle it and learn.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    In its attention to detail and awareness of betrayals both political and human, "Tinker Tailor'' is a movie for grown-ups.

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