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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Boston (2017) A smartly produced and remarkably well-researched history of the Boston Marathon...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Ersatz and predictable, I Feel Pretty just wanders in circles of amiable confusion, and the star never finds a groove that connects the two halves of Renee into one believable woman.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/4 95% 24 Frames (2018) "24 Frames" is slow cinema at its slowest, and as meaningful as you want to make it. Above all, it breathes with the sensibility of an artist who saw beauty in people and places where most of us never thought to look.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Peacemaker (2018) By the end of "The Peacemaker," you feel you're watching a Samuel Beckett character furiously trying to improvise himself out of the play. In the process, he's bringing the rest of us along.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/4 91% Lean on Pete (2018) What sustains the movie - and Charley, and the audience - is its faith in the essential innocence of people, even as Haigh looks coolly at the damage they've suffered and the damage they inflict.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/4 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Through it all walks Phoenix as Joe, and rarely has this mercurial actor seemed so simultaneously threatening and vulnerable, unstoppable and lost.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/4 57% Ramen Heads (2018) "Ramen: Whispered in anticipation or delight, it's enough to stir the emotions" is how the film's voice-over narration begins. It gets more effusive from there.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) The central concept isn't terribly original, but Krasinski's treatment of it is unadorned and fresh. The movie grabs you at the start and never lets go.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
2.5/4 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) An entertainingly brutal portrait of feckless privilege and buried tragedy, hewing reasonably close to those points we know to be true and juicily provocative about what happened in rooms you and I weren't privy to.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
3.5/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz is a director of gallows humor and creamy visual control, and the movie at times dances along the edge of magical realism only to pull the characters and the audience back with a jolt.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) It overuses '80s nostalgia as shorthand for genuine emotional involvement, and it presents us with a rapturous digital wonderworld only to sternly lecture us that reality is the better value.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" is a visual bento box assembled by a gifted dilettante, an outsider who loves the art of a place but seems much less interested in its meaning to the people and culture that created it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/4 79% Unsane (2018) "Unsane" is a game, and a nasty one at that, but you can tell Soderbergh and his players are having fun with it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
1.5/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) It all feels depressingly generic, and as the fun leaks out over the course of two long hours, a viewer starts to push back against the film's rickety suspension of disbelief.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/4 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) There are moments where you may want to stop the film to assure yourself you're seeing what you're seeing, so disordering to the senses are Goldsworthy's re-orderings of nature.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Vladimir Putin's Ministry of Culture ministry has banned "The Death of Stalin" from being shown in Russia. There can be no greater praise.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/4 41% Gringo (2018) The stage is set for a good, nasty, slam-bang farce, and "Gringo" makes it about two-thirds of the way there.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/4 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) The movie's about two people - and, by extension, the culture and country of which they're a part - confronting the fact that they're no longer recognizably human.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) What holds A Wrinkle in Time together -- why kids should love it even as we fallen grown-ups pick at the nits -- is the strength of family feeling at its center. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
1.5/4 17% Death Wish (2018) "Death Wish" is a catechism for an audience terrified that their firepower and their influence are dwindling.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
3/4 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Ultimately stands as a tragedy of what might have been and never came to be, for both its subject and for us.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/4 81% The Party (2018) Potter has assembled all the makings of an acid-bath of a social satire but somehow avoids the killing blow.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) [A] gently heart-wrenching, quietly furious movie ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) "The Insult" is optimistic enough to leave the door open to hope. But it's also realistic enough to only leave it ajar.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 82% Early Man (2018) "Early Man" isn't the most original movie ever made, but it made me laugh and it sent me home with an idiot grin on my face. These days I take what I can get, and so should you.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3.5/4 96% Black Panther (2018) It's very, very good -- in its best scenes, exhilarating.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) While the entries are strong, they're far from definitive.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3.5/4 100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) While the entries are strong, they're far from definitive.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3.5/4 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) "BPM" is an affecting memorial about being alive and being heard - a movie that says the only things that matter in life are love, righteous struggle, and the joy of being with others. It shakes all three until their atoms get up and dance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2.5/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) If the movie meanders, it's refreshing to see a May-September romance in which May is played by the man for once and where the sex is happy, frank, and frequent.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/4 84% The Final Year (2018) "The Final Year" isn't just a memorial for the way things were. It's a pressing reminder that they don't have to be the way they are now.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1.5/4 28% Proud Mary (2018) Where the movie falls and can't get up is in the dialogue, the camerawork, and the editing.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) "Phantom Thread" is a thing of beauty with darkness at its center.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Post (2018) This is Spielberg back in "Lincoln" territory, making historical figures more mythic by making them seem more human.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2/4 73% Hostiles (2018) They're all left to twist in a film that imagines it has the epic historical melancholy of Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" or James Grey's "The Immigrant" but instead becomes defined by lugubriousness. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie is taller, bigger than the tiny, fierce Harding, but she gets the athlete's forward drive, and the anger that seemed to fuel the dynamo, and when life hands Tonya lemons, Robbie sets her jaw and bears down.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2.5/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) It's tempting to think of "Molly's Game" in poker terms: Sorkin's holding a queen, a king, and at least a couple of aces, but the tell is that he talks too much, and in the end you realize he's bluffing.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/4 51% Downsizing (2017) The film's ultimate message - help other people, basically - is, while useful and necessary, dramatically rather slack ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) You may not realize how strong the acting is until you replay the movie in your head later.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/4 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Overproduced, possibly auto-tuned, hitting a carotid-popping emotional climax in the first 10 seconds and staying there, the tunes ... are sub-Andrew Lloyd Webber schlock made bearable only by the conviction of the cast.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2.5/4 81% Tom of Finland (2017) In a subtle but wily performance, Strang never loses sight of his character's innate sense of resistance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In short, it feels like a new hope.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
1/4 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) "Wonder Wheel" will strike fans as an embarrassment and doubters as further evidence of decline - proof of Allen's lack of interest or engagement in a world beyond his shrinking artistic comfort zone.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) "The Shape of Water" is a love story like no other, and it features one of the year's most heart-wrenching performances nestled in a supreme confabulation of cinematic craft.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) "Darkest Hour" is good, glib entertainment. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) "The Disaster Artist" is a love letter to a freak, straddling the line between admiring and appalled.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2.5/4 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) You're left with another Denzel Washington performance that gets under your skin and stays there, rankling away. That's a lot more than most movies offer - even the better ones.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" is a day-glo firecracker celebrating a country and a culture that has been (and continues to be) much maligned, and it's at its most vibrant when it journeys into and beyond the shadow of death.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2/4 40% Justice League (2017) The filmmaking is just slipshod, with action sequences that swing in and out of coherence and dialogue scenes framed for maximum awkwardness.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is quite a show and the best evidence yet that someone, somewhere, should erect a statue of Frances McDormand‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017