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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 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "Charming, melancholy, and, in the end, not terribly memorable, "Microbe & Gasoline" shows the gifted filmmaking eccentric Michel Gondry pulling back to more personal territory. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "It might even feel like you're back in your rec room, circa 1967, drinking Tang and waiting for the Tribbles. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/4 96% The Fits (2016) "The movie is a nearly perfect thing, made with such assurance that every shot holds weight and widens your heart. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 91% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) "It gives us war as seen by the women it rolls over and it quietly exults as they help each other back to their feet. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "These characters might even be more fun to watch in a movie that wasn't as beholden to its source. I'm saying I want a sequel, and maybe you should too. This one's pretty good. But it had a chance to be great. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/4 39% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Devine's slackadaisical approach infects the rest of "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," which starts out amusingly enough before caving in to a forced march of "Oh no they didn't" gags. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 7, 2016
1.5/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Filmmakers, it's time to pack up Greystoke Manor. Tarzan is dead. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "This is frustrating: "Swiss Army Man" debuts a unique creative sensibility that its makers are unable to sustain. It's also exhilarating: They're just getting started. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 73% The BFG (2016) "Mostly, it works as a singular and slightly wobbly mash-up of two creative artists and their differing sensibilities, and it benefits greatly from the contributions of one brilliant actor and one little girl. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 43% Free State of Jones (2016) ""Free State of Jones" is a deeply strange movie, but that's fine - so is the history on which it's based. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/4 95% De Palma (2016) ""De Palma" is a cinematic sampler that makes you want to gorge on the whole unholy buffet. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "Painless, strained, occasionally amusing, and utterly disposable - just another studio buddy comedy/action movie that forgot where it put the script. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 89% Dheepan (2016) "A Jacques Audiard movie looks deceptively naturalistic, but it's as tightly coiled as a thriller and it hides allegories. Despite a controversial left-hand turn in the final moments, "Dheepan" is no exception. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "Genial, silly, and instantly forgettable, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" is just another piece of product from the larger "Saturday Night Live" universe, a way for a former cast member to try to prove he's capable of carrying a movie. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "The movie flunks the Bechdel Test with abandon but mostly with awareness - it's about the impossibility of being sensible, of having a plan, when it comes to love. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1.5/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "The movie is gaudy, loud, complacent, and vulgar. As such, it's acceptable entertainment for 21st-century children and audiences who want to be treated like children. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/4 96% Weiner (2016) "The movie's a galvanizing, tragicomic work of 21st-century schadenfreude, marred only by a barely repressed giddiness on the part of the filmmakers. But why shouldn't they be dazzled by their good fortune? " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "The property is running on bald tires, and, for all its ear-splitting racket and lavish effects, "Apocalypse" is the barest of retreads. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) ""Love & Friendship" is a film to make an action fan tear his or her hair out; it's all walking and talking. But what talking! " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "For a movie predicated on slapstick forward momentum, we spend an awful lot of time driving backward. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 57% Money Monster (2016) "It's well made, juicily acted, a fun watch, but for all its financial-vigilante noise, the movie's a slick Hollywood response to the depredations of Wall Street. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 88% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "So confident is this director's touch that "Mountains May Depart" holds you with the humanity of its telling rather than the gloom of its conclusions. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "You watch "A Bigger Splash" mesmerized by its creamy surfaces and mildly antsy as to what, exactly, is going on. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/4 81% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "You can't accuse "Men & Chicken" of false advertising: There are men and there are chickens. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "The filmmakers ... understand that they've built up a vast ensemble of character types, all of them played by better-than-average actors, and that they can mix and match the drama, comedy, or action as they see fit. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 94% Colliding Dreams (2016) "Directed from the center-left with an ear to parties on both sides of the West Bank separation barrier, it's knowledgeable and unhysterical, openhearted without seeming naïve. Those on the extremes will probably hate it. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 78% Keanu (2016) "If you're in the right mood and seeing it with the right crowd, "Keanu" can put you close to a giggle coma, even as you realize the material's far beneath the talents of its stars. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/4 91% Green Room (2016) "The setup is as elemental as a campfire story but "Green Room" dresses it anew. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/4 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) ""Elvis & Nixon" is a guilty-pleasure hoot that's also, in a fumbling way, rather sad. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Favreau has proved he can make big studio contraptions seem warm and nearly human - he's the Baloo of filmmakers - and the great strength of this "Jungle Book" is how busy it is with personalities and incident. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 75% We The People: The Market Basket Effect (2016) "The filmmakers have made this for the purposes of near-term celebration rather than long-term understanding, and they're probably judging their audience well. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "See it for Cheadle - for his performance and his ambition - but know that his everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach does a disservice to the man whose life he's telling. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 86% Born To Be Blue (2016) "When Hawke's Baker finally slips out of the whiney loser persona and performs "My Funny Valentine," the scene evokes Baker's elusive melancholy and wistful torment, making the earlier fumblings worth the struggle. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
4/4 100% The Dying of the Light (2016) "You get an overwhelming sense of kinship and continuity here, between young hopefuls... and the older generation to which they're apprentice -- and to the generations before them, as well. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "A delightfully deranged steampunk adventure. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 53% Demolition (2016) "What keeps you interested in Demolition is accompanying Davis as he solves the mystery of himself. What keeps you checking your watch is that the character's not terribly interesting to begin with. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "It all sounds terribly murky, but few filmmakers are as gifted at making you want to peer through the murk. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) ""Everybody Wants Some!!" is a nice long soak in the Proustian detritus of its era. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2.5/4 96% Marguerite (2016) "It piles too much on its serving plate, and at 129 minutes it's definitely overlong. But it has Frot, an actress with the wise, patient eyes of a cat, and she invests Marguerite with the multiple meanings the rest of the film elegantly fumbles. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/4 97% Krisha (2016) "At times you laugh in horror. At other times you shrink from the screen. There are truths here. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Eventually the script's illogic and the relentless pounding of the action scenes wear you down. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "It's clockwork entertainment, in the end - a precisely calibrated schematic in which every aspect of the ethical quandary balances every other aspect, and the only variable is your own moral compass. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 62% Creative Control (2016) "Even after establishing David as a panicky wreck addicted to his morning Xanax chewables and evening booze, the movie doesn't dramatize his ensuing breakdown so that it makes sense or generates much sympathy. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "[Malick] seems to be working ever closer to some kind of ur-movie in his head - the film he has always wanted to see and maybe even be. But he's also in danger of working his way down to an audience of one. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "In its attentive and hushed way, the movie is about collision: between stubborn farmers and the government veterinary board, between ancient ways and modern times, between two old, hardheaded brothers. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 94% In The Shadow of Women (2016) "Garrel's gaze is cool and steady, and he's not interested in villains. He knows this is an old story and an eternal one, and that men and women are helpless to avoid repeating it. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "The movie plays like a global-political farce made by people who've never left the Upper West Side. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3.5/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) "The movie will probably go over the heads of little children, but it's certainly for thoughtful older kids and their parents. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "The infectious "Eddie the Eagle" succeeds by mining both aspects of Edwards's story with an equally deft touch. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1.5/4 54% Triple 9 (2016) "Hillcoat brings stray moments of style and surprise to "Triple 9" but not nearly enough to save it; for every twist you don't see coming, there are five you probably will. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 25, 2016
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