For 2,020 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 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
2,020 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Happy-Go-Lucky isn't one of Leigh's epic social canvases like "Secrets & Lies" or even "Topsy-Turvy"; rather, it's an edgy character study whose message only gradually emerges.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Ty Burr
    Ang Lee's film of the Jane Austen novel slavishly follows the gospel according to Merchant Ivory, swooning over characters declaiming modestly while surrounded by topiary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The key to why the new ''American'' is so good and so true, though, is Brendan Fraser as the title character.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    By the end of this sincerely calculated, always watchable movie, everything has burned away but the fury, including whatever you may think or have thought about the actor you’re looking at. That’s how good the performance is.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Longley takes us through that country without a map; he's an artful, optimistic empiricist who believes what we see matters infinitely more than what we're told.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The music is terrific, as it should be in a movie where T Bone Burnett wrote the songs with Stephen Bruton.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An entertainment to be not just seen but absorbed on a molecular level; it's as close to a full-body experience as we'll get until they invent the holo-suits. Cameron aims for sheer wonderment, and he delivers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    By forgoing actual human beings, the director has made his most charming, least annoyingly fey film - a thing of lovely comic wisdom.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    As a ranking cabinet minister in the brutally funny political satire In the Loop, actor Peter Capaldi unfurls dazzling verbal ribbons of the foulest language imaginable, thunderbolts of vulgarity that carry the force of precision carpet-bombing.
    • 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
    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
    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.

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