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 Dig!
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
2205 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Citzenfour is prosaic in its presentation and profoundly chilling in its details, and if you think Snowden is a traitor, you should probably see it. If you think he’s a hero, you should probably see it. If you haven’t made up your mind — well, you get the idea.
    • 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
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The dialogue is terse and funny while hinting at much larger matters, such as the way poverty can be handed from generation to generation like a bad gene or a disease.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
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    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
    Wake in Fright is a monster movie, and the monster is us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Birdman finds Iñárritu in the mood for play, and with a mighty cast that fields every pitch he throws.
    • 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
    Braga has hardly stopped working since, on either continent, but Aquarius is a comeback, a homecoming, and a character film in which both the heroine and the actress playing her are characters of the first order.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Crowley and his creative team — cinematographer Yves Bélanger, designer François Séguin, composer Michael Brook, costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux — build a cinematic snow-globe of nostalgia, a portrait of two worlds that aches with family lost and freedoms found. It is a beautiful film to experience.
    • 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
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Even more than "Chicken Run," Were-Rabbit is a tiny plasticine masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The heroine’s voice-overs, delivered into the microphone of a Bell & Howell tape recorder in Minnie’s bedroom, are the movie’s motor. They’re proud and insecure, profanely comic, dripping with adolescent wisdom and self-absorption.
    • 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
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The result is something that feels fresh, even revelatory — a work of elegiac bio-doc impressionism. Listen to Me Marlon gets under the skin of the most mysterious performer of the 20th century and forces us to recalibrate all our feelings about him.
    • 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
    • 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
    The performances are uniformly excellent, but pride of place goes to Bennett’s Sir James, an upper class twit of Pythonesque proportions. Rarely has a character this moronic been this happy.
    • 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
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Steven Spielberg overcame the lumpy plotting of Peter Benchley's novel to create an efficient, graceful fright machine in Jaws.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    As taut and suspenseful as any fictional mystery.

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