Ty Burr

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1.5/4 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) "The Dead Don't Die" feels like the work of an artist who hasn't just run out of ideas but may have given up hope. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 79% Late Night (2019) You'll have a good time nevertheless. But don't be surprised if you come out wishing that there actually were a late-night comedy show starring Emma Thompson instead of just a movie about one. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) But for a series supposedly dedicated to the pleasure of superhero movies, "Dark Phoenix" somehow ends up illustrating their limits. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/4 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) You may carry the echoes of this indefinable masterpiece long after you've awakened from it. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/4 89% Rocketman (2019) Which is to say that as long as "Rocketman" is charting the jet-propelled rise of Elton John in the early 1970s, it is an absolute gas. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 89% Non-Fiction (2019) The cast finesses Assayas's thickets of talk and double-talk with ease, but it's Binoche who's the heart of "Non-Fiction." - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 78% Photograph (2019) There's a good deal of heart, art, sympathy, and substance here, which is why's it's all the more frustrating that "Photograph" fails to develop. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 71% All Is True (2019) "All is True" is expertly acted and handsomely filmed but suffers from an excess of sentimentality, a rash of revelations, and a surfeit of subtext, with characters blurting out the hidden motives for their behavior instead of simply behaving them. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 89% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg is a major filmmaker pointing herself in new directions -- the past and future simultaneously - and hashing out the places where memory tells the truth and where it only offers more romanticism, more lies. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 57% Aladdin (2019) With "Aladdin," they've done the leveling with just enough style and pizazz that most moviegoers won't care that it's a retread, and the leads are good enough to make you hope they'll go on to something real. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) "Booksmart" gives the girls onscreen and their older sisters behind it a chance to have fun in ways silly, salty, and magnanimous toward all concerned. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 61% ANIARA (2019) "Aniara" may be the coolest, costliest, most dystopian shaggy-dog story ever filmed. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
1.5/4 61% Trial by Fire (2019) Powerful stuff, but unpowerfully told, in part because the energies in "Trial by Fire" are split between proving Todd Willingham's innocence and building an argument against the death penalty no matter what the verdict. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 15% The Hustle (2019) It may beguile the casual observer, but look closer and you'll know you've been had. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 97% Working Woman (2019) "Working Woman" sends an audience out steaming that justice in such cases often remains undone. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 95% Shadow (2019) Shadow isn't quite as perfect as one might wish. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/4 51% Tolkien (2019) Origin tales usually give us the backstories of beloved characters. "Tolkien," by contrast, dramatizes the events that created a creator. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/4 81% Long Shot (2019) "Long Shot" is awfully funny when it's not being completely preposterous - and sometimes even when it is. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/4 81% Dogman (2019) The movie is a parable about what happens if we allow the takers, the bullies, and the ego-monsters to dictate our lives unopposed; as such, it's relevant to history and to today's headlines. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
2/4 72% Teen Spirit (2019) "Teen Spirit" is a stylish doodle. But it's from a first-time filmmaker who's still learning to draw and who likes to color outside the lines. So watch this space. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 96% Little Woods (2019) DaCosta has made a suspense film in which we root for the heroes to break the law, and then she sends us home to ponder all the reasons they need to. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Beneath the japery and rough-edged filmmaking is an abiding love for the work - its passion and resilience - and respect for the women whose hidden lifelong language that work may have been. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3.5/4 94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) "The Wild Pear Tree" wends its patient, intelligent way toward a rapprochement between the generations, an acceptance of the past and the land, and a weary wising-up of its central figure. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) As cinematic treats go, the craft remains as rare as any of Sir Lionel's finds. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/4 46% Little (2019) Enjoyable and disposable, "Little" is made for the moment, and if its tried-and-true lessons stick with a middle-schooler or two, we could do worse. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) It stands as a mighty historical document, a balm to the soul, and proof of genius. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/4 82% The Brink (2019) "The Brink" shows a salesman tirelessly peddling poison door to door and knowing it's only a matter of time before someone lets him in. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 93% Diane (2019) The more adventurous or open-hearted may step into this film and find a kind of translucent everyday poetry. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
C- 29% Empire Records (1995) The movie is too blatant a throwback to crass '80s teen fodder to really work. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2.5/4 55% The Beach Bum (2019) "The Beach Bum" is a riches-to-rags-to-riches story as American as Horatio Alger, Thomas Pynchon, and Hunter S. Thompson. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/4 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo flies! The movie, sadly, never soars. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 94% Us (2019) A handful of eek-eek-eek scenes aside, the movie's not so much gory as intensely unnerving, with just enough laughs larded in to remind us we're having a good time. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) The movie is both ridiculous and enjoyable. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/4 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) at War" exudes a puckish sense of humor even as it deals with dire matters. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/4 95% Transit (2019) Transit could have been a comedy that Camus might appreciate...The movie haunts, but more in theory than in fact. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/4 31% Mapplethorpe (2019) There's a way to frame great art and the problematic artists who make it, but "Mapplethorpe" hasn't figured it out. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/4 71% Climax (2019) Surprisingly, hell turns out to be not very interesting when seen close up, and "Climax" is a bad trip that crashes before its characters do. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Without making a fuss, it's a movie about regaining oneself and one's values in a universe where the boys are busy fighting. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3.5/5 88% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) A rumination on art, politics, history, and mankind's eternal folly disguised as a cinematic collage. It's plotless but it has shape; random but with purpose. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
1.5/4 60% Greta (2019) No one is well served by this misfire. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
2.5/4 70% The Invisibles (2019) "The Invisibles" favors quantity of remembrance over quality of any one experience. It's worth attending to, obviously, even if the movie somehow manages to do less with more. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" has a visual sumptuousness and a fluid agility that make it worth experiencing even if you're not paying attention to the story. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/4 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) "Everybody Knows" is a reminder that sometimes we just want to go to movies to watch pretty people screw up their lives. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/4 77% Never Look Away (2019) Lightning has not struck twice. At over three hours long, "Never Look Away" is a sumptuous epic of post-World War II Germany whose points are many and unsharpened. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) "Everything's Not Awesome," but just enough is to keep this series in one piece. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/4 91% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2019) Great animation not only shows us what could never be; it visualizes what already is but hidden out of sight. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/4 81% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2019) What awful childhood traumas are gnawing at the members of the Academy's short films and feature animation branch? - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
94% The Report (2019) A gripping procedural about the tenacity and moral certainty needed to navigate a complex Washington minefield. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/4 19% Serenity (2019) Go... for the delirious nonsense of Lane's character constantly asking Baker to find her cat - the movie can't make up its mind whether she's talking dirty or not - or for Hathaway doing her very best Jessica Rabbit impression. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
A+ 96% Céline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) (1974) It's as if Borges had cast Thelma and Louise in Groundhog Day. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019