For 2,785 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Kid Stays in the Picture
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
2785 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Old
    Old is a fiendish idea only partially realized.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    The movies have a long history of “kids putting on a show.” Summertime belongs to that tradition even as it expands its boundaries into the heartsore world offscreen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Pig
    Pig is a thoughtful, well-made movie for an audience primed for junk: It’s pearls before swine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    If you miss Anthony Bourdain — and for many, the celebrity chef’s death in 2018 felt like the loss of a close and troubled friend — Morgan Neville’s Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is a salve.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    It’s fiery. It’s big. It’s deafening. It’s dull.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Summer of 85, the latest from the prolific director of Swimming Pool (2002) and By the Grace of God (2018), looks like a sunny, sybaritic gay coming-of-age story along the lines of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name (2017), but it turns out to be something darker and more ambiguous, less about sexuality than self.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    I Carry You With Me is an act of memory, of romance, and of friendship all in one — a movie that takes the kind of undocumented immigrants’ saga we think we know and recasts it in a dreamy, bittersweet light.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Ty Burr
    Summer of Soul captures a moment of the past that was launching itself into the future in a way that feels wholly relevant and inspirational to the present. The movie is a gift.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    No Sudden Move is a terrific movie — an unflashy near-masterpiece of professionalism on both sides of the camera.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    A cautionary tale for the fleet-fingered social media generation, Zola explodes off the screen in a burst of emoji confetti.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Now “the best British band to ever come out of America” gets the documentary treatment from director Edgar Wright, himself a cheeky bugger (Sean of the Dead, Baby Driver), and it is superbly entertaining whether you love Sparks, hate them, or just have never heard of them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Siberia is a Freudian wallow made by a New York street fighter of a Fellini, and it is nothing if not authentic in its stress-fractured machismo.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ty Burr
    Almost as generic as its title, Fatherhood is made real enough to matter by the strength of its performances and the sincerity of its makers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Ty Burr
    Luca has energy to spare and it’s certainly easy on the eyes, if not as visually outrageous as, say, the recent Coco. The moral lessons — be true to your friends, overcome your fears — are tidy and shopworn, fresh to young audiences but lacking the jolts of originality that make classic Pixar films an all-ages proposition.
    • 52 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 68 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.
    • 89 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.
    • 81 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.

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