Ty Burr

Ty Burr

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Ty Burr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "It is a joy for audiences seeking entertainment, an ingenious work of craft for those paying close attention, and a wallop of feeling that's still too rare coming from a cartoon. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/4 74% The Connection (2015) "It's a stylish affair, very solidly made if not exactly breaking new ground in our understanding of events or in the way the movies depict them. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/4 90% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) ""A Pigeon" skips with slow-motion grace across a series of absurdist tableaux, a mocking oom-pah-pah soundtrack the only connective tissue. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 48% Live From New York! (2015) ""It was time to destroy TV," recalls Chase about the 1975 launch. The irony is that "SNL" ended up reaffirming it instead. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) ""Jurassic World" is a roadworthy retread, a summer blockbuster that has more than its share of absurdities and bald patches but gets by anyway because dinosaurs. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 89% Love & Mercy (2015) "In all honesty, one Brian would have done the trick, but which of these story lines would you choose? If the filmmakers' indecision is detrimental to the final product, it's also pretty understandable. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Nightmare (2015) "Less a straight doc than a psycho-cinematic inquiry into unknown territory, it's really something to see. Whether it's something to believe is another matter. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 81% Results (2015) "What happens when a rigorously non-mainstream filmmaker tries to reverse-engineer a mainstream romantic comedy? The result, in all its charming perversity, is "Results." " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "When is an image held for too long? At what point does a shot's duration outlast its emotional information? As ardent and earnest as it is, "Felix and Meira" is a test case. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 28, 2015
1.5/4 19% Aloha (2015) ""Aloha" is as generic as its title. The islands exist solely as an exotic backdrop for the pretty Hollywood haoles to play in. Business as usual, and I never thought I'd say that about a Cameron Crowe movie. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 28, 2015
3/4 91% Slow West (2015) "It's all of 84 minutes. But when it's done, you know you've seen something. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/4 76% Good Kill (2015) ""Good Kill" wants to use the movies as a Trojan horse to confront us with our international sins. It's a worthy effort, even if it's not a very well-built horse. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) ""I'll See You in My Dreams" may be the first movie since 1974's "Lovin' Molly" to put Danner at its center; the results are a minor revelation and a reminder of where the real acting talent in this family lies. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Rapturous on a scene-by-scene basis and nearly incoherent when taken as a whole, the movie is idealistic and deranged, inspirational and very, very conflicted. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 100% One Cut, One Life (2015) "It's a thing of lovely imperfections: profound and banal, self-absorbed and insightful, weighted with grief and buoyed by resilience. In short, as messy and precious as life itself. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 14, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "The shock, really, is how tender Mad Max: Fury Road ultimately becomes. The film just wraps that tenderness in one of the most epic action extravaganzas of recent years. It's enough to renew your faith in movies. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 13, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The movie, to its credit, holds on to the book's singular vision of a willful woman undoing several social strata of hapless men. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 7, 2015
70% Welcome to Me (2015) "A nervy, discomfiting comedy starring Kristen Wiig and a deep bench of supporting talent. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 7, 2015
8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "In the pro forma end-credit outtakes, we see the stars muff their lines, mug for the camera, and generally have a good time. It's nice that someone does. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 7, 2015
4/4 95% Girlhood (2015) "The movie captures that heady adolescent sense of time stopping and the moment mattering while standing far enough back to let us acknowledge all the pitfalls Marieme is moving too fast to see. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "From this vantage point, what's most miraculous is that, almost by accident, Lambert and Stamp corralled the chaos of four unsightly, sulky talents and fashioned it into something for the ages. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The climactic act of "Age of Ultron" is full of colossal ka-booms and special effects, but it also has heft and reason and a bass-note of emotion. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2.5/4 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "It suggests nothing so much as a movie version of a book-club novel that has yet to be written. That doesn't have to be an insult, and it isn't. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 48% True Story (2015) "Leads with its chin from the title on down and which turns a startling tale of true crime and false identities into a heavy-breathing drama that, ironically, fails to convince. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 91% Ex Machina (2015) ""Ex Machina" isn't quite "Citizen Kane" for an era of Internet tycoons, but it suggests that that's not such a bad idea. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A meditation on fame, acting, aging, and acceptance, "Clouds" is a multilayered rapture on the subject of woman, performing. Not only does the film demand repeat viewings, it rewards them. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 81% Ned Rifle (2015) "At its worst, "Ned Rifle" is a self-involved movie about self-involved people. When it clicks, though, we're in a pared-down moral universe that carries unsettling echoes of our own. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 91% White God (2015) "Think "The Incredible Journey" crossed with "The Birds" crossed with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." Or maybe just imagine "Cujo" as told from the dog's point of view. Don't take grandma. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 84% While We're Young (2015) "Baumbach may be the sharpest social satirist of his generation - in some ways, he's a Woody Allen with clearer vision and fewer nervous tics - but the message of this droll, enjoyable bourgeois vaudeville can be boiled down to Father Knows Best. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/4 52% Woman in Gold (2015) ""Woman in Gold" is dutiful and surprisingly dull, rolling along pre-ordained tracks and the familiar cadences of screenwriter Alexi Kaye Campbell's dialogue and situations. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1.5/4 18% Serena (2015) "It's reassuring, really, to be reminded that top-tier Hollywood stars can make lousy choices just like the rest of us. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/4 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "As portraits of mental illness go, "Kumiko" is slender but even-handed, neither romanticizing its heroine's mania nor tipping into melodrama or horror. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2.5/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) "So shameless is this movie's urge to batter you into laughter and tears that you give in, exhausted and maybe even a little grateful. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 96% It Follows (2015) "Where most teen horror movies revel in the peer group splintering and getting slaughtered, this one is more interested in how people gather around a loved one and shield her from harm. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "I'm attaching four stars more out of helplessness than critical acumen, by the way; if the film is beyond language, it's certainly beyond a traditional rating system. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The movie needs to be seen and discussed by everyone within shouting distance of the college experience: parents, students (of both genders), administrators, alumni, coaches - the list goes on. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 85% Cinderella (2015) ""Cinderella" has been made with enough skill and sincerity to disarm all but the most jaded viewers. It's a happy ending for everyone -- Disney's accountants most of all. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Szifr├│n gives us a window onto other people's worst impulses rather than a mirror reflecting our own; the laughs come fast and full, and they come a little too easily. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.5/4 94% The Search For General Tso (2015) "Keeps digging and digging until it has not only solved the enigma of this particular dish but cast a light on an entire secret chronology of food, immigrant culture, and the way the two amplify each other. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/4 81% Queen and Country (2015) "There's no way around the fact that this is a lesser endeavor than "Hope and Glory," but when it's good, which is often enough, "Queen and Country" glows with a master storyteller's sense of memory. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 5, 2015
96% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "Dore's film should be seen. Take your daughters. And your sons. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 26, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "You come out feeling you've been had by well-intentioned crooks who aren't ready for the big show. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 26, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "A lot of the movie works, but enough doesn't for "Maps to the Stars" to go down as a lost opportunity and one of this director's braver missteps. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "Jordan comes out of this movie respectably, while Kendrick comes out of it a star. In fact, she's potentially the first great movie musical star of her generation. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/4 99% Leviathan (2014) ""Leviathan" plays like downer Tolstoy, masterfully specific to these people and unforgivingly allegorical toward the country at large. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 90% Mommy (2015) "Dolan is able to weave dialogue, camerawork, a fluid yet urgent editing style, and a magpie's ear for pop music into a cinematic world that you can almost hold in your hand before it starts spilling over. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1.5/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The credits for "Jupiter Ascending" acknowledge nearly 1,600 artists, technicians, visual imagineers, and pixel-pushers who have labored mightily to bring this story to life. Their efforts only reveal the underlying conceptual hollowness. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) ""Still Alice" is much too clear-eyed to hold out false hope, but it's a moving testimonial to going down with grace. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Coursing underneath the film's calm, observant surface is a fury at a system that sets people in the same leaky boat at each other's throats. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/4 36% Song One (2015) "Take away the Brooklyn chic and the medical emergency, and "Song One" is a pretty good study-hall daydream. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
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