For 1,907 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 Night Across the Street
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
1,907 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It's worth stressing how deeply pleasurable Moolaad is to watch.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It's a performance (Giamatti's) so nuanced and so real in its everyday pain that it doesn't stand a chance of winning an Oscar. But it should.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The chance to watch a four-star classic the way it was meant to be seen -- fresh print, big screen -- is so rare as to be worth the trip.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Days of Being Wild shows Wong discovering his own cinematic language, and he's as astonished as we are.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    More than "Unforgiven," more than "Mystic River," it is Clint Eastwood's autumnal masterpiece.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    This is the kind of film that reminds you of what movies, at their best, are capable of.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Ghobadi shows us a world where a village pond can hold both rare goldfish and unforgivable evil, and where every step is onto booby-trapped terrain.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It's an account of what helplessness does to a man whose philosophy of life has been founded on decisive action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Murderball is a paradox: a movie about quadriplegics that insists we look beyond their disability.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Exhilaratingly slow, which for many will simply mean SLOW... Those who can downshift appropriately, however, stand to be enraptured.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The new film lives up to expectations and, indeed, pushes past them into virtually unmapped territory.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    What's most shocking about The Passenger 30 years later? Seeing Jack Nicholson at the lean, sardonic height of his youthful powers? Finding a Michelangelo Antonioni movie with an actual plot?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It's an altogether satisfying drama -- the sort of movie some people complain they don't make anymore. So here it is; what's your excuse?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The New World is something I don't think I've ever seen before on a movie screen: an epic lyrical dialectic. Self-indulgent, gorgeous, maddening, grueling, ultimately transcendent, it's a Terrence Malick movie all the way, and possibly the director's most sustained work since 1972's "Badlands."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It's one of the small, pitch-perfect treasures of the movie year.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The results bear witness to a time when sacrifice was bleached of everything but itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The documentary any American with an opinion on our involvement in Iraq owes it to his or her conscience to see.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    A subtle, often very funny, ultimately touching tragedy of royal manners and meaning.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    No matter their wealth or social status, these people share disappointments and elations and a sense that life, in the end, may be what life is about.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    It is harrowing, heartbreaking, cheering, and unforgettable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    A comic put-on of awe-inspiring crudity and death-defying satire and by a long shot the funniest film of the year. It is "Jackass" with a brain and Mark Twain with full frontal male nudity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Eloquent, bloody, and daringly simple.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    One of the transporting film experiences of this or any other year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Once is the first rock musical that actually makes sense. People don't burst into song in this movie because the orchestra's swelling out of nowhere. The guy and the girl are working musicians -- or they'd like to be, if they could make a living at it -- and they're played by working musicians.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    As its title implies, This Is England isn't a hyperstylized head-trip a la "Trainspotting" but a straightforward calling to account.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Compact, nasty, and altogether wonderful, a tale of brotherly greed and New York comeuppance that shows an old dog dusting off old tricks using new technology.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The Coens also understand the stark immediacy of this tale, and they visualize it with brilliantly judged details.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The strangest thing about Todd Haynes's new movie isn't that he cast six actors to play the various faces and phases of Bob Dylan. It's that he needed only six.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Writer-director Cristian Mungiu confirms the Romanian cinema renaissance while creating a paradoxical marvel: a bleak tale of illegal abortion that powerfully affirms one's faith in people.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    In his masterful and haunting documentary Up the Yangtze, Yung Chang shows the old China drowning helplessly under the weight of the new.