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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
4/4 92% 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 88% 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 74% 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 89% 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 81% 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 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) 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 55% 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 80% 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 30% 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 92% 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 49% 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 93% 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
3.5/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is four-square and unshowy, and you might mistake it for old-fashioned. But the presence of an African-American director behind the camera affects everything in front of it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) In Ronan's marvelous performance, tough and transparent at the same time, we can see the blurred outlines of the equally assured filmmaker behind her.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/4 87% Novitiate (2017) It's well worth seeing ... not least for the ways it conveys the profound intensity of religious devotion and the costs such devotion can exact.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Anyone who can't enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they've given up on the movies, and on life.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 54% LBJ (2017) It ultimately whittles a fascinating and flawed public figure down into a simplified hero of history.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 69% Wonderstruck (2017) If you're the right impressionable age - 9 or 10 or 11 - "Wonderstruck" may possibly strike you as the best movie ever made.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1.5/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" has been designed as a punishment. It succeeds all too well.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) What's the point of "Suburbicon"?‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) "Goodbye Christopher Robin" works in spite of itself, because it understands what Milne's creation meant to him and to a post-war world and to every child and parent since: a place forever innocent and forever England.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) In the playing, "Professor Marston" is both a breakthrough and fairly stodgy.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 34% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Why does this movie feel so tentative, so conflicted?‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The film's emotional undercurrent is both tender and insistent. We are as our fathers sculpted us, says "The Meyerowitz Stories," and we spend a lifetime learning to move and breathe on our own.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) "The Florida Project" is - in nerve, guts, heart, and mind - one of the finest films of 2017.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2.5/4 83% Loving Vincent (2017) By the final scenes you may feel like you're overdosing on a cake that's all frosting.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 98% Lucky (2017) It is, simply, a lovely time at the movies.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Somewhere in "Blade Runner 2049" is a terrific 100-minute movie struggling to get out.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 87% American Made (2017) "American Made" really does deserve to be on a double-bill with "Top Gun," and I'm betting Cruise knows it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) "Ex Libris" is a profoundly hopeful movie. We could use that right now.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The chalk lines in "Battle of the Sexes" stretch into the past and future, measuring how far we've come since then and how far we have to go.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1.5/4 20% Woodshock (2017) The Mulleaveys know how to make pretty, pointed pictures, but they haven't yet figured out what to do with them.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1.5/4 50% Year by the Sea (2017) "Year by the Sea" is for audiences who don't trust the shiftiness of nuance and craft, of messages that rise up from dramatic situations rather than being pasted on top of them, and who would prefer their life lessons stated loudly ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 92% Stronger (2017) [Jake] Gyllenhaal's excellent, but, playing his girlfriend, Tatiana Maslany (star of TV's 'Orphan Black') is something special.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
39% I Love You, Daddy (2017) [I Love you,] Daddy is a formally sloppy but conceptually audacious movie whose genuine laughs disguise the areas in which it fears to tread.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) You realize the director has bought into the myth along with everyone else, to the point where he thinks the life itself is all the story you need. That's not art, that's worship, and it's what sent J.D. Salinger heading for the hills in the first place.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 97% Whose Streets? (2017) "Whose Streets?" illustrates a generational changing of the guard in the rhetoric and aims of social activism, along with a growing impatience and a reliance on tactics that can seem as naive as they are highly visible.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/4 91% Good Time (2017) You might hate this movie, but with a passion that almost proves its power. Anyway, when was the last time a film grabbed you by the lapels and refused to let go?‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) "Patti Cake$" charts a path of rise and fall, breakthrough and disappointment, montage and romance that would be woefully predictable if we weren't having so much fun tagging along.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/4 92% Logan Lucky (2017) It ... feels like the director is trying to reverse-engineer one of the Coen brothers' loopier excursions and not getting every one of the pieces in order. But he comes close.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Cretton works well in tightly focused emotional hothouses; handed a decade-spanning commercial saga, he falls back on predictable storytelling beats and easy ironies.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The movie makes me finally want to test-drive one of the "Dark Tower" novels, if only to see what King himself was able to bring to the party. Maybe that's been his evil plan all along.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/4 84% Detroit (2017) "Detroit" may be flawed in its bluntness and its inability to provide every character with an interior existence beyond villain and victim. But it remains inescapable in its conclusions ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/4 74% Landline (2017) "Landline" is a very nice movie about the ways people can be not nice to each other at all, and it never quite overcomes its innate passive aggressiveness.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017