For 1,867 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 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
1,867 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    ''Love" doesn't have a plot so much as it has a concept, scribbled in crayon.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    One could forgive a budget this threadbare, performances this amateurish, a plot this tortuous if the 3-D effects passed the cool test. Sadly, watching ''Adventures" is an experience akin to seeing the world through dung-colored glasses.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A genre cheapie from its digital-video camerawork to its Casiotone soundtrack to its bland, buff cast, the movie is a cultural watershed in a dry gulch.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    ''Health Inspector" hopes to do for Larry what ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" did for Jim Carrey, who in this context looks like Noel Coward.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The accidental comedy sensation of the year to date.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Making a comedy that celebrates binge drinking and cretinous behavior isn't a crime against nature. Making one that's as brutally unfunny as Beerfest is.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The results are dull, of all things. The movie itself feels like an overstuffed burrito,
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired (Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth ) to the charming (Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City").
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A pallidly "hip" revision of classic fairy tales that would be better told straight up if anyone had the nerve. It will divert small children, but so will a brightly colored object if you twirl it.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    If you boil off dialogue, performance, narrative logic and grind a movie down to the nub of genre, will there be any suspense left? The answer is yes, but only in a Pavlovian sense. You react to this dull shockathon like a wired lab rat who's seen it all before. And guess what? You have.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Essentially, an act of terrorism against entertainment. It's inconsequential, potty - mouthed, extremely silly, and -- the worst sin of all -- dead boring.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    After "Gothika " and "Catwoman ," a viewer has to wonder: Why does this woman keep making thrillers if she can't bring herself to be thrilled?
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Consider this the sequel to "Ernest in the Army " that the late Jim Varney never got around to making. It's not very good but at least it's not evil.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A wan, derivative entry in the torture-porn cycle.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Ten is a virtually snicker-free exercise in audience pain. It's less a movie than an endurance test.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A dull little PG-rated spook story for tweener girls.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Like most family movies these days, "Alvin" is torn between the glitz that sells and the homilies that endure. It's a load of Ting Tang Wallet-Wallet Bling Blang.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    By far the funniest part of Strange Wilderness is the trailer for "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" that's running before it.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You've seen dozens of movies like this on cable in the wee hours.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    It's mostly harmless dum-dum stuff, though.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    So, yea, it is a stinker. But it is prophesied that in six months time you shall come across 10,000 B.C.’ in the land of Pay-Per-View. And you shall say: ‘‘Pass the popcorn.’’
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    At nearly two hours, Mirrors is overlong for a summer horror toss-off, and the movie's three or four false endings make it seem even more of a haul.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A sex comedy that appears to have been made by people who've never actually had sex.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    You come away with only the memory of Christie, the film's perfect California blonde, lying insensate on the beach in the final ravages of AIDS - a potent and frightening image the rest of The Informers can't live up to.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Any good will the movie generates, though, is grated right back off by Black, whose obnoxiousness has lost whatever charm it once possessed.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Everything about Couples Retreat feels plastic, though: the jokes, the trees, the extras, the attitudes. It’s dumbed-down entertainment aimed at a dumbed-down audience - the comedy equivalent of a McMansion.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Lovely Bones, then, is something special: A spectacular, cringe-inducing failure as both a book adaptation and a film.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Irene in Time is the initial first-run feature to debut at the Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston’s newest art house cinema. Both the theater and its audiences deserve much better.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Last Airbender' is dreadful, an incomprehensible fantasy-action epic that makes the 2007 film "The Golden Compass,'' a similarly botched adaptation of a beloved property from another medium, look like a four-star classic.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Picture Timberlake in the booth recording his lines and you have the best joke in the movie. Everything else is actively painful, a frenetic, unfunny mix of action, romance, dud dialogue, and icky things popping out of the screen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A miscast, underwritten, drably directed adaptation of a very popular novel, it's the feel-bad film of the summer and an almost perfect example of how not to turn a book into a movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    The Women on the 6th Floor is delicate and sensitive and utter bollocks - a bourgeois wet dream made to soothe the souls and stir the loins of powerful men in midlife crisis. But some of us wish we could see this movie told from the maids' point of view.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Ramsay delivers an overdirected, conceptually obnoxious art film that's torture to sit through, listen to, and think about.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Me, I'm a Johnny Rotten man, so this limp culture-clash comedy with a heart of patchouli just made me want to stab my eyeballs out.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A pox upon history and an insult to the 16th president of the United States. It's that, of course - actually, that's the point - but this joyless, deafening cinematic headache commits a different crime. It's a sin against entertainment.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Unfunny, predictable, and vulgar, it’s the generic equivalent of a Judd Apatow movie. As always, you get what you pay for.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Pain & Gain, a jokey but fatally tone-deaf true-crime caper, plays like “Fargo” for idiots.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Kick-Ass 2 is a special kind of crap: the kind smart people make for audiences they think are stupid.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Hess has made a classic rookie director mistake: Any spoof has to be at least as smart as the thing it’s spoofing, and this one’s twice as dumb.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Some documentaries are an embarrassment of riches. Salinger is merely an embarrassment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    Carlos Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet is a failure of skill.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    3 Days to Kill is pretty terrible, but it’s not really Kevin Costner’s fault.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    One of those loud, cringe-y female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    As an actor, Braff does thin-skinned sad-sack quite well. As a writer, he’s hopelessly banal. As a director, he’s a disaster.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Who on earth is this embarrassment -- easily the worst film of the year to date -- aimed at?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    If the producers had dug up Ted Geisel's body and hung it from a tree, they couldn't have desecrated the man more.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    A weirdly airless disaster, a turkey so insistently DOA that the dialogue serves as its own epitaph.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Kranks is a feel-good movie in which every character is hateful (except, sigh, the cancer lady), and a Christmas movie too chickenhearted to mention Jesus.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    For a movie to pretend, in the face of the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children directly or indirectly caused by our presence there, that we can wage war without anyone really getting hurt isn't naive, or wishful thinking, or a jim-dandy way to spend a Saturday night at the movies. It's an obscenity.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Saved from total puff only by the obnoxiousness of its star, who seems to be laboring under the delusion that he's the next Eddie Murphy.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The Heart Is Deceitful wants to cauterize us into feeling something -- anything -- but it's far too heartless to know what.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It's a remarkably laugh-free comedy that takes on a dark subject and skitters along its surface.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    For proof that some actresses can take on a misconceived role and get out alive, there's Huffman as Lilly.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The problem with the "Alien vs. Predator" series is that the humans keep getting in the way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Finding Amanda, unfortunately, is one vast, irritating surface.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey, and in Old Dogs, we have the season’s blue-ribbon gobbler.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    Vengeance has the odor of court-ordered community service. The jokes never rise above the groin. The trees look plastic, the characters more so.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    It's more like "Porky's for Dummies," a thoroughly depressing teen farce in which Internet voyeurism has replaced human intimacy and where privacy is SO 20th century.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Ty Burr
    The most painful movie so far in a year that's already scraping the bottom of the barrel, Your Highness is a tedious, dung-colored misfire that sullies the genre of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "The Princess Bride."
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Ty Burr
    An overlong, joyless, and inconsequential affair, full of dead air, and possessing only a few moments of jaw-dropping bad taste. It's a dull disaster.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Ty Burr
    A live-action film based on a line of dolls, it's pure marketing chum for tweeners: a proudly shallow, purposefully bland ode to girly-girl narcissism. I could actually feel my brain stem shrivel up as I watched it.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Ty Burr
    Easily the worst movie of the week, month, year, and Bullock’s entire career. It is to comedy what leprosy once was to the island of Molokai: a plague best contemplated from many miles away.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Ty Burr
    This is first-degree cultural homicide.