For 2,768 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Boys State
Lowest review score: 0 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Score distribution:
2768 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Well, there are worse ideas for movies and certainly worse casts, and Michael Lembeck’s genial, predictable comedy rolls along on well-worn tracks elevated by the class and commitment of actors who’ve earned our affection over decades of work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Like a cool lemon ice on a blistering summer day, In the Heights feels like a reward.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Heading straight to streaming platform Paramount+ without the embarrassment of appearing in theaters first, the movie is both blissfully incoherent and weirdly generic, as if it had been assembled from the spare parts of other movies and glued together with stuntwork.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ty Burr
    A stultifying drama based on the 2009 season of the Abilene High Eagles, Lights suffers from sermonizing dialogue, amateurish performances, and an ugly racial blind spot disguised as white savior paternalism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Petzold is a gifted filmmaker pulled in opposite directions by politics and melodrama, and when they’re in perfect tension, as in Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2014), a masterpiece can result. Undine, by contrast, is the slightest bit waterlogged.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Dream Horse is a very nice movie, about very nice people, but nice is rarely enough, and thank goodness Toni Collette knows that.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Some films wear their length like an epic and some just wear you out; Army of the Dead tends increasingly toward the latter.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The scariest aspect of New Order is that in 2021 it doesn’t feel far-fetched at all.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    It’s solid, well-acted, thought-provoking fare, if rarely rising to the level of inspired.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    Even the gunplay, of which there is plenty, feels secondhand.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Gunda ― which doubles as the name of the movie and the name of the pig ― is as close as we may ever come to experiencing the world as animals do, specifically the animals that become our food.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The producers include Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the inspired duo behind The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, and The Mitchells vs. the Machines has the same breakneck gift for comic timing and a willingness to throw anything at the screen if it’ll get a laugh, including an angry Furby the size of an office tower.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Writer-director Casimir Nozkowski has great fun coming up with new exasperations for his main character, and Henry has a slow burn to rival old-time masters like Edgar Kennedy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film has an epic sense of devastated wonder that can only come from standing as far back from the parade as one possibly can while still holding on to one’s empathy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    One nice thing about Mila Kunis’s portrayal of a heroin addict in Rodrigo García’s Four Good Days is that the vanity’s up front, in the character and in the star’s nervy embrace of a woman who has become human wreckage.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    Hardcore fans and gamers will thrill to the contractually required scene where a fighter has his still-beating heart ripped out of his chest. But that’s the only time Mortal Kombat shows a pulse.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Writer-director Sødahl expertly balances the sentimental and the acerbic, the grave and the altar. But Hope lives or dies on its central performances, and they are perfectly realized.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Together Together sounds like a really bad idea on paper, and for the first half-hour or so, it’s a really bad idea on screen. Yet a funny thing happens to this surrogate-pregnancy romantic comedy (I told you it was a bad idea) as it bumps along: It develops curious and unexpected pockets of feeling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Believability takes a back seat here, obviously, and the special effects are so over-the-top bloody as to be more comical than scary; unlike In the Earth, a much slicker British horror film opening in theaters this week, Jakob’s Wife proudly embraces its inherent B-ness. But it’s the star who makes this a low-down hoot while rooting it in some tart and deserved observations about the battle of the sexes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Ty Burr
    We’ve been here before and many, many times, and Monday, newly available on demand, doesn’t give us enough reason to be here again.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Like Field, the new movie has a sneakily dark sense of humor, a taste for the odd bit of gore, and a love of psychedelic mushrooms and cinematic hallucinations.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Voyagers shows that Burger can still move a story along with craft, pace, and skill, even if that story is, in the end, awfully predictable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie, a balm for the senses and the soul, celebrates and discreetly mourns an activity that stretches back to antiquity and is slowly being snuffed out by global market forces.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    From its title on down to the rugelach, Shiva Baby is an instant classic in the Jewish comedy of mortification, a genre that combines hilarity, anxiety, resentment and schmaltz.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The film is a shrine to a hardy subculture, its people, and the animals they love. Long may they run.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    French Exit allows Pfeiffer free rein to play, and her performance is glorious in a major key of scornful hauteur and a minor key of self-pity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Godzilla vs. Kong has speed, wit, and a refreshing refusal to take itself very seriously.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    The Human Voice is a banquet disguised as a light lunch, heady with flavors; you come away blissfully sated and hungry for more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ty Burr
    It’s a shame: Odenkirk begins the movie with a rep as a smart and slippery performer, but by the end of Nobody, he could be anybody.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Tina is celebratory and glossy, with no mention of her recent health issues, her son’s 2018 suicide, or other painful subjects. The life is still more than eventful enough.

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