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 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,905 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This is one cinematic novella that stays with you for quite a while.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A cleareyed, disarmingly tender adolescent romance that bears comparison with the best of its genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    As sagas of endurance in the face of ridiculous odds go, this story is up there with Shackleton and ''Into Thin Air.''
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Smartly filmed (aside from a few distracting editing fripperies), but it's so dazzled by its subject and saddened by his martyrdom that it never moves past the heroic politics of dissent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    At its most interesting, the movie offers us the sight of people desperately embracing faith in the hopes it will pull them through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Doesn't derive its power from the turning wheels of plot suspense but from the simple act of looking and not blinking.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Filmed with a cold, poetic beauty, The Return slowly strips away motivation until it arrives at a place of myth both private and oddly universal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    You come away impressed, oppressed, provoked, and beaten down, holding on to Ledger's squirrelly incandescence as a beacon in the darkness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Burma VJ’ retorts that eyes and ears are everywhere in our ever-tightening global communications mesh. Voices, too, and they get heard. The generals and the ayatollahs have every right to be scared.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Does what too many independent American movies only pretend to do: Takes you to an unnoticed corner of our country and shows what it's like to actually live there.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's spookily touching to see this massed group of former rock gods gathered to honor one of their fallen. Bald spots and graying shags predominate; the giant velvet lapels of 1969 have given way to sensible sport coats; the granny glasses are for real.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The anti-"Kill Bill." This is an old man's movie in all the good ways: gentle, humanistic, rich with observation, quietly aware of all that can't be solved by the sword.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The first great cinematic experience of 2014.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    It’s rooted in observed reality and idiosyncratic individuals. It’s possible, Silva is saying, to live among people and still be terribly, crushingly isolated.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This is the first time, though, his (Mortensen)performance seemed so much bigger than the film surrounding it. That he manages the feat with so few wasted gestures puts him in line with the greats.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Grueling yet ultimately exhilarating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Mao had it wrong; in ''Revolution,'' political power comes out of the barrel of a TV tube.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    That smart, hip, human comedy you've been waiting for all year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The opening 15 minutes of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World are so well crafted that they restore your faith in commercial cinema.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A visually overwhelming labor of love, a hand-drawn medieval adventure tale that seeks and finds cosmic connections.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    So there's a hole at the center of "Pete Seeger" that the movie fills with loving remembrances, testimonials, and new interview footage of the singer at his hand-built cabin in upstate New York.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A history lesson for a country and a people forced to forget at gunpoint.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The seductively gripping cinematic stunt that calls itself Locke bears a slight resemblance to the recent “All Is Lost.”