For 1,946 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 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Murderball
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,946 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Osama works simply as the story of one unlucky young girl.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The ''R'' rating is understandable, but absurd. This is a family film in the most complicated and, ultimately, most cheering sense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    There's a quiet metaphor here: How do you teach children without touching them - their minds, their souls, their sensitivities?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An engrossing and enraging drama of one chimpanzee and his life's journey across a landscape of human folly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Should you see it? Of course you should. Anything Miyazaki does is worth your time. But the movie’s a gorgeous, problematic anomaly in an illustrious career.
    • 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
    The first great cinematic experience of 2014.
    • 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
    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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    One of those lovely little movies that starts out being about a handful of people and ends up being about all of us. That’s a tricky act to pull off and the talented writer-director Ira Sachs stumbles occasionally over moments of self-conscious lyricism. But then the film recovers its balance, looks at its characters with fondness and with faith, and quietly soars.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    It’s a relief to find a rock-doc that eschews the usual grainy hand-held wobble for steady camerawork and crisp compositions. The movie looks gorgeous — an artful frame into which Cave can pour his demons.
    • 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.

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