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 Le Cercle Rouge (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
1,905 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The filmmaker's obsessions have got the better of him. That said, I can't recommend the film highly enough, since bad Miyazaki is still leagues better than anyone else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Giants has SO many insistent high points, in fact, that its breathlessness threatens to turn monotonous.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Watching Room 237 is like being stuck on an airplane next to a stranger hellbent on convincing you of his very detailed, very paranoid theory of the universe. Actually, it’s like being stuck on a plane full of those guys, each with a different yet compellingly insane take on reality. And the in-flight entertainment features only one movie: “The Shining.”
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Pascale Ferran's Lady Chatterley is sensual in escalating degrees of heat, but the film's eroticism, which is substantial, is laid on with a caress. The movie's a slow-motion swoon back into Eden -- a nature documentary about humans -- and it's hypnotic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's a small, profoundly satisfying movie that keeps echoing long after it's over.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    "The Corpse Bride" with teeth, Bruno Bettelheim retooled for the multiplex, a nightmare of daft and creative consequence. I really liked it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie's still a wickedly droll put-on. Better yet, beneath the fun lurks a dry and weary sigh at life's refusal to match the tidiness of art.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A puzzle: a hermetically sealed period piece so intensely relevant to our current state of affairs that it takes your breath away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Dardennes resist the expected cliches: The climactic scenes gather force and purpose and the movie seems headed for a breakthrough of some sort, but then it glides softly and unexpectedly to a halt.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It looks at the all-American obsession with winning and chortles darkly. You still come out of the movie wanting to give your family a hug.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A meditative and intensely beautiful documentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    There's humor in "Le Quattro Volte," and then a deep, abiding sadness, and beyond that a larger, more graceful comedy that extends to the horizons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    While the “Paradise Lost” films captured events as they unfolded in the heat of battle, West of Memphis has the luxury of at least partial closure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Despite a moving, canny incarnation of the man by Frank Langella, despite a slickly entertaining coffee-table production as only Ron Howard knows how, the movie feels cooked up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It’s a deceptively impersonal style, because Beyond the Hills seethes with astonishment and rage at a broken society marooned between the 21st century and the 16th.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert body.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Harrowing and inexorable, the film recaptures the progressive insanity of Jim Jones and the hundreds of worshipers in his thrall, and it certainly gives you willies to last for days.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Like last year's Inuit sensation ''The Fast Runner,'' the Maori drama Whale Rider is based on a folk myth, and it's told with an elemental timelessness that feels like a swan dive into prehistory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    I wish Hotel Rwanda felt like something more than a very, very good TV movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    One of the smarter, more unexpectedly touching documentaries of the year, and I recommend it to you whether you love Rivers or loathe the very thought of her.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Coriolanus leaves an acrid, unfinished taste. Fiennes, making his directorial debut, gets into the meat of the thing, and he takes advantage of the bluntness of the text; even Shakespeare newcomers will be able to follow along.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    As superbly crafted -- as good -- as this movie is, Condon never really owns up to the cloud of pessimism at its center.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    The catch in Gabrielle is that the audience pays as well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Steven Spielberg overcame the lumpy plotting of Peter Benchley's novel to create an efficient, graceful fright machine in Jaws.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Exhilaratingly slow, which for many will simply mean SLOW... Those who can downshift appropriately, however, stand to be enraptured.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    A novelist and screenwriter, Claudel's directing for the first time here, and he leans on melodramatic contrivances more than he needs to. Still, he gives us a lean and observant weepie, and the mystery of Thomas's Juliette pulls you in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    You come out of the theater impressed by the scope of Eastwood's reach and frustrated by how little remains in his grasp. As gifted as this filmmaker is, this isn't the sort of thing he does best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Reprise is exceptionally smart about the crushing expectations brought to the table by those who love us.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Where most documentaries offer us facts to hold on to, his (McElwee's) are obsessed with the mystery of things we don't know and never will.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It’s a work of cruel comic genius, in some ways even crueler than “No Country for Old Men.’’