For 1,905 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:
1,905 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The movie’s not all glorious noise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    A strange and very beautiful documentary about the gray area between obsession and art.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    20 Feet From Stardom may possibly be the happiest time you’ll have at the movies all summer, but it comes with a heavy load of frustration. The joy...is in the sound of women singing their big, beautiful hearts out. The pain comes from the anonymity they’ve spent their lives working under and fighting against.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Where Pina excels - where it resembles no previous dance film - is in the staging of several of Bausch's signature works for Wenders's cameras.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    You probably won't see a better directorial debut this year than David Michôd's Animal Kingdom.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    An exhilarating tale of magic, machines, memories, and dreams, Martin Scorsese pulls off the neatest trick of all. He marshals the marvels of modern movie technology - up to and including the dreaded 3-D - to create a love letter to the earliest of movies and, by extension, to every movie from then to now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Director Paul Greengrass creates an aura of urgency so compelling, so rooted in detail, that we temporarily forget what we know and hold our breaths for two-plus hours of tightening suspense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    If the movie’s about anything, it’s about the tension between what we owe our families and what we owe ourselves.
    • 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
    What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
    • 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
    • 75 Ty Burr
    If it were any more real - if it were Imax, say -- the audience would be molting.