For 1,813 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 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Duck Season
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,813 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's Cronenberg's finest film, it's star Ralph Fiennes's riskiest role, it's a tour de force for actress Miranda Richardson.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The attitude of many “UP” fans hovers between voyeurism and concern, between cherishing these people as distant friends and as extensions of ourselves. They’re canaries in the coal mine of human existence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Set two years later, the sequel's the better film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The result is insanely good, and the best time I've had at the movies in ages.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film is startlingly even-handed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    After 152 epic minutes, ‘Lake of Fire’ comes down to this: If you’re not living this woman’s life, maybe you shouldn’t tell her what to do.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Blistering and brilliant work.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Terrifically compelling and, more than that, unexpectedly moving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Sweeney Todd comes as close to raging at normalcy as Burton has dared. It's no coincidence that the rage is borrowed from a greater artist.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Venus is rollickingly funny at times -- but there's an undercurrent of extraordinarily clear-eyed sadness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It’s much too easy to call Ajami an Arab-Israeli “Crash,’’ but it’s a pretty good place to start.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The scene appalls but doesn't offend; it's a "Worst-Case-Scenario Survival Handbook'' nightmare that resonates on the metaphysical level.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    A handcrafted jewel of a movie, The Illusionist understands the illusions that sustain us in youth and that we have to let slip in the end. It's the rare work of art that cherishes both the magic and the trick.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A mystery, a melodrama, a prison film, and a love story, Incendies is foremost a scream of rage at a society destroyed by religion and by men.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Entertaining and enraging.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Essentially a dramatic reenactment of a generation's coping strategies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An exquisitely filmed, emotionally transfixing epic about a white South African boy's journey to return his pet cheetah to the wild.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    A predictable conspiracy thriller that somehow ends up diminishing the real urgency of the West's humanitarian disconnect from Africa. If it sends audiences home to log on to the Amnesty International website, terrific -- but that still doesn't make it a very good movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    He (Cretton) just loves this place and these people so much, he wanted to give us more of them. For that, we should be grateful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    In its unhurried fashion, Sugar can take its place with the best baseball movies. Where most focus on the grand slam, this one's about the life that surrounds the game and everything that comes after.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This is one cinematic novella that stays with you for quite a while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    If it were any more real - if it were Imax, say -- the audience would be molting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Utterly adorable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Namesake has a deep, alluvial poetry to it, like a mighty river reaching the sea. It's mysterious and ordinary, insightful and banal, rambling and precise, and it is altogether unexpected.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    So what is Hunger? Unexpectedly, a visually ravishing tour of hell and a meditation on freedom that at best is wordlessly profound and at worst interestingly obscure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A Hijacking tells a simple story whose ripples ultimately turn into tidal waves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Anvil! is one of the sweetest, funniest films I've seen this year. Also the loudest and most foulmouthed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What on earth is The Trip, besides hugely enjoyable?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Michael Clayton is about the gap between predatory professionalism and the sins of real life - about how those sins can corrode the hardest business suit of armor.