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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 95% Nico, 1988 (2018) "Nico, 1988" is worth a look... for its portrait of a spirit absolutely unyielding, who expected the worst from life and found cold, beautiful comfort when she got it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 83% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" is a scrapbook made by the people who were there.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/4 97% BlacKkKlansman (2018) One of the director's strongest yet most entertaining works in years.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 90% Far From the Tree (2018) At its most radical and empathetic, "Far From the Tree" urges us to start thinking of disability in terms of identity, not as a locus of struggle but a place of being.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/4 44% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) A forced McKinnon is a diminished McKinnon. She's able to put together a caricature, but never a character.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) See the movie, for its urgency, for its performances, and for the vibrant portrait of a community being erased in the names of progress and profit.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) At its best, an exercise in pure action-movie propulsion and an essay in how to get from Point A to Point B in the most ingenious and exhausting way imaginable.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 95% The Green Fog (2018) Eerie, witty, and unexpectedly moving.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) I wish I could tell you that "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" is ridiculous and I hated it, but the fact is that it's ridiculous and I loved every minute.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham's filmmaking is unfussy yet thought through, so Fisher's seemingly artless performance is actually a pretty brilliant piece of acting.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/4 48% Skyscraper (2018) As a streaming option on a slow night or a long flight, the movie has its uses. But you've seen almost all of this before, with more wit and a better villain.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) While the narrative of "Sorry to Bother You" follows an over-familiar arc of ambition, pride, fall, and atonement, the details are hilarious and quite a bit sharper than you may first realize.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Well after the astonishment of its narrative fades, "Three Identical Strangers" is a movie to make you think twice about your own siblings - and maybe take a long look in the mirror at yourself.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/4 95% Zama (2018) Some movies unfold as dreams; "Zama" dances us playfully toward the edge of nightmare and then asks us to open our eyes.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is disposable pop trash, not worth taking seriously for a moment and therefore eminently worthy of your attention at this moment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/4 74% Damsel (2018) The frontier as a symbol not of manifest destiny but of man's idiocy? There's an interesting movie in that. "Damsel" gets about halfway there.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) The movie shines a gentle but insistent light on America's underclass and walking wounded, the people in the cracks just getting by.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 97% The Endless (2018) This is Benson and Moorhead's most professionally-made movie to date, but they hold on to an amateurish enthusiasm that works largely for the best.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2/4 35% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Missed opportunities are everywhere.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) It's enough for a fun fright night at the movies but lacks anything else: character, mystery, wonder, danger. The film's a rush for an audience that only wants the high.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/4 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) The themes here are rich, the treatment indulgent and harmless, like a pre-fab version of a John Carney movie.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 82% Nancy (2018) "Nancy" is an eccentric, pungent gift of a film about a woman without identity played by an actress without persona.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/4 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) In the end, the feeling you may take with you as you leave the theater, despite the forced good cheer of the finale and Michael Giacchino's airily mellifluous score, is one of disenchantment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) High-concept, low-budget, proudly set-bound, "Hotel Artemis" shouldn't work at all. Somehow, miraculously, it does.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2.5/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) While it hums along smoothly and delivers a reasonably enjoyable two hours at the movies, no one will mistake it for inspired.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Aster has spent a lot of time studying "The Shining," "The Exorcist," and "Rosemary's Baby." It's nice to have a classicist back in town.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 39% Mary Shelley (2018) The director and her star make their point under the meticulously appointed cover of the film's 18th-century setting, but they make it plainly, cleanly, and with fire.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/4 48% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) If the message gets a little mixed up in all the delight, it's all part of the party.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 95% Filmworker (2018) Tony Zierra's fond and slightly unsettling film is, among other things, a reminder of the egolessness necessary for great egos to flourish.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/4 68% The Seagull (2018) Great, thoughtful acting can take you only so far, and "The Seagull" has been brought into close-up without ever coming into focus.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) As a B-movie, "Solo" delivers, sometimes in a way that reminds a viewer of this franchise's roots in classic Saturday matinee adventure serials and sometimes simply as proficient, dutiful, time-passing entertainment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The star does his schtick and invites us in for a giggle but there's no weight to the character or to Reynolds's playing of him. He's like Robert Downey Jr. without the soul.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1/4 53% Book Club (2018) Fonda and Steenburgen never transcend the plastic sitcom shallowness of their roles, sad to say, and it's distressing to think that many younger viewers will be coming to all four actresses for the first time here.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) "A Man of His Word" honors and celebrates the shock of a man of God who would rather make this life better than hand out empty promises about the next.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/4 73% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) "Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc" is very likely the first medieval heavy-metal musical ever to grace the silver screen. Sadly, it's not quite as fun as that sounds.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) A dry, lightly sad, and very French comedy of romantic neurosis, brought to us by two great artists, director Claire Denis and star Juliette Binoche.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/4 26% Overboard (2018) At its very occasional best, "Overboard" rises to the level of a decent telenovela parody.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 86% Tully (2018) Theron does minor miracles in the lead, her eyes registering Marlo's pride, insecurity, desperation, and rage, all under the smiling surface of the capable mom next to you at the supermarket.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 94% RBG (2018) "RBG" is a documentary love letter to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and it assumes you love her too.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There are some decent laughs before things turn serious, and the deft timing that has always been one of the sneakier pleasures of this multi-chapter behemoth is in evidence as heroes collide in attitude and physique.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
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 92% 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 87% 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 80% 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