For 1,994 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 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,994 movie reviews
    • 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
    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
    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.
    • 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
    • 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
    It’s a slap-happy movie and often scurrilously funny — the sound of a gifted comic mind finally finding its onscreen voice.
    • 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.”
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    What sustains the film is its tone of almost hallucinatory foreboding. White Material isn't about the calm before the storm but the seconds before the deluge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie’s tone is hushed, restrained; emotional damage is crammed way back where no one can see it yet defines everything through a murky prism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Bright Star is a thing of beauty and a joy for a movie season that needs it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Fish Tank should be seen for what it does well and for what it hints may come, if Andrea Arnold and her audiences are lucky.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    No
    No is a comedy, but of a dangerous sort. Its eyes are open and the laughs tend to stick in your throat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    It's to the "Lethal Weapon" movies what left-hand driving on a country lane is to a freeway chase: pokey, more than a little daft, but with a bloody surprise around every hedge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Comparisons have been made to the films of Jim Jarmusch and early David Lynch, both warranted. Amirpour wears her influences like a badge of honor but she also has a nascent sensibility of her own, arguably more feminine and certainly more sensual.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Still: The Hours is a book about people writing, reading, and living another book, and that literariness makes the movie resist itself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Mostly it’s a footloose tour through the noise and sun of a summer metropolis and an unassumingly wise portrait of a friendship.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The Wrestler is a character study, no more and no less, yet it's open-ended enough to function as many things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Cousin Jules is one of those rare experiences that’s rooted in the past yet feels very much of the moment. On top of that, it’s timeless.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Goblet of Fire is the entry in which Rowling finally took off the gloves.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    If you look fast, you'll see Waters himself in a cameo (as a flasher; what else?), proof the new film is in touch with its dyed roots.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    It's not so much a remake as it is a loving re-creation of the 1933 original on extra-strength steroids, with a side order of Botox. You've seen it all before but most assuredly never like this.

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