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, Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 64% Digging For Fire (2015) "While it has its charms, Swanberg is tilling soil here that has been churned since humanity began, and he doesn't come up with very much that's new. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/4 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) ""We Are Your Friends" is a drama set in the electronic dance music scene and starring Zac Efron, and, yes, that sentence just canceled itself out. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 82% Mistress America (2015) "What sustains the film is its fascination with a group of lovely, horrible people - narcissists who are nevertheless able to improvise something glittering and almost meaningful out of their inability to matter. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/4 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) ""The Diary of a Teenage Girl" is a breakthrough moment in the culture in that it depicts youthful female sexuality ... not just with the unapologetic frankness the boys usually get, but with an awareness of all the places a girl's urges will take her ... " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/4 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "It's as if Riley has ushered us into the darkened chamber of the actor's memories, where Brando himself can whisper in our ear. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 13, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) ""Man" is a celebration of a time when secret agents dressed impeccably, bantered with style, and had exceptionally cool toys. That the movie is almost instantly forgettable is part of the pleasure. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) ""Ricki and the Flash" feels like "Stella Dallas" as remade by Jean Renoir - it's a humanist suburban fable. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
1/4 26% Dark Places (2015) "Paquet-Brenner wrings the suspense out of "Dark Places" almost from the get-go, with a plodding pace and characters who are meant to be powerfully repressed but only come across as drab. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 99% Phoenix (2015) "Like its heroine, "Phoenix" speaks low but with bitter clarity. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Made with love and skill, the movie deserves to be seen. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
1.5/4 26% Vacation (2015) "It holds on to the original's acrid cynicism for the first 40 minutes or so before turning predictable and bland. There are some real, nasty laughs to be had here, but they're front-loaded. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/4 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "There's a rage far beneath Adi's placid expression and the director's dispassionate style. It's not a rage for vengeance but anger at an all-consuming blindness. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "You can discuss the incongruities on the drive home; while the movie's playing, you're having too much fun getting manhandled by experts. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 30, 2015
86% The Tribe (2015) "If "The Tribe" were set in the hearing world, its desolation would seem reductive and forced, a pose rather than a statement. Without words, the movie becomes a nihilistic fable and, indeed, something unheard of until now. It's silent opera. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 23, 2015
84% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "It does make for a fascinating, if skin-crawling, two hours at the movies, and Angarano is a charismatic manipulator, both in and out of character. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "This is a genre with especially sturdy bones, and when "Southpaw" connects, which is more often than you might expect, you feel it down to your toes. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) ""Trainwreck" serves as confirmation that a star is born, a seemingly average woman whose above-average superpowers include reminding us of our own. Where she goes from here should be fascinating to watch. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/4 87% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) "Above all, the movie celebrates a band that half-heartedly tried to be rock stars and became people instead, singing people's music with the fervor and affection of companions together as night gathers and closing time nears. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "This acceptably diverting superhero outing keeps threatening to break free and become something special, but in the end, there's just too much at stake. And that's a shame, especially for Paul Rudd fans. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Even if it leaves you wanting more, "Cartel Land" deserves to be seen. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/4 97% Amy (2015) ""Amy" doesn't depart from the standard behind-the-music template, but it does deepen the format immeasurably, through the intimacy of its archival materials and the focus of its approach. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/4 82% The Overnight (2015) ""The Overnight" isn't much - in fact, it's hardly anything. For what it is, though, it's enough. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Matthew McConaughey has wisely opted out of the sequel - his character, stripper-impresario Dallas, has either passed on or moved overseas, it's not entirely clear - and with him goes much of the first film's gonzo spark. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) ""I'll be back," the man said, and he kept the promise, but I'm not sure we wanted him back like this. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2015
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 91% 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 49% 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 90% 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 75% 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 97% 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 84% 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
71% 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 63% 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 45% 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 92% 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
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