For 2,188 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
2188 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Jackie is a chamber drama rather than an epic; an impressionistic work of emotional opera rather than a chronological parade. What is this movie trying to do? Simply dramatize everything that can go on inside a woman simultaneously marginalized and revered.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ty Burr
    From the opening shot of a burnt-orange GTO cruising a high school parking lot to the strains of Aerosmith's ''Sweet Emotion,'' Richard Linklater's film nails mid-'70s adolescence so precisely that you'll need Clearasil by the end credits.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Just don't expect the truth. An extremely bent, highly amusing form of the truth, maybe, but not the truth. 24 Hour Party People shares with the current Robert Evans documentary ''The Kid Stays in the Picture'' an awareness that a good anecdote often trumps the facts, but here the cheats are cheekily laid bare.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Polite but emotionally devastating, How I Killed My Father throws such questions out like smart bombs, and they detonate long after the end-credits have rolled.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Mines laughs from the ways in which its antihero's reductive philosophy consistently goes kerflooey in his face, but there's a weary sadness to it as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Essential viewing for anyone who wants to know the roots -- and perils -- of modern political dissent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    May not be the best movie ever made about the perils of family life, but it is among the most ruthlessly comic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Screenwriter Kaufman is in fine meta-fettle here, even if he's still losing control of his material toward the end, and while it's too soon to tell whether Clooney has the stuff of a great director, he certainly knows who to hire.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The thread that winds through their stories is love lost and connections found, but only the audience is able to weave it into something to keep.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The ''R'' rating is understandable, but absurd. This is a family film in the most complicated and, ultimately, most cheering sense.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Watching Gus Van Sant's Gerry is the cinematic equivalent of watching paint dry. I mean that as high praise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The most playful film to come out of the French New Wave, it's also the last time Jean-Luc Godard appeared to have any fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Across the board, the performances testify, often hilariously, to the pain these characters feel and inflict but are incapable of expressing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The filmmakers are smart to cut between their primary interview and later footage of Junge watching that interview and offering further commentary -- living footnotes, as it were.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I have seen the future of Hollywood movie stardom, and its name is America Ferrera.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Compston's performance and the downer milieu, presented with appropriate paint-peeling profanity, are more than enough to keep an audience riveted and ultimately moved close to tears.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Nothing if not a celebration of our willingness to be gulled by life's charming strangers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A rambunctious joy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The key to why the new ''American'' is so good and so true, though, is Brendan Fraser as the title character.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie's strength is its refusal to offer easy answers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's a honey of a performance: controlled, achingly human, and funny in the deepest ways.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Scorsese and his team of Grade A talents are working on an operatic scale here, and like many operas, this is long, overwrought, sprawling, and more than frequently brilliant. It also hits just enough discordant notes to keep it from greatness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It's Cronenberg's finest film, it's star Ralph Fiennes's riskiest role, it's a tour de force for actress Miranda Richardson.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Pixar is so good at what it does that every other kiddie-entertainment purveyor -- including parent company Disney -- flounders in comparison.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A comedy, and for all its cliches and clumsiness, close to a great one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A tremendous human drama, with each stage of its characters' journey a white-knuckle thriller in miniature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Utterly adorable.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
    • 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.

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