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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
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 96% 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
59% 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 32% 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 99% 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 88% 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 84% 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 93% 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 48% 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 82% 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
3/4 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) The result is hardly a classic, but it's a damn fine action movie - it works.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Pugh and the film around her hold an audience transfixed and conflicted to the end.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) A streak of honest sentiment, earned under the most hellish of circumstances, courses through this movie and provides it with spine and a soul.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2.5/4 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The movie's wonderful, dopey high-summer space nonsense ... that allows the writer-director to match his fizzing visual sensibility to the source's camp (but not really) "Flash Gordon" sci-fi head-trip.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) "War for the Planet of the Apes" is a work made of anthropomorphized animals and computerized smoke and mirrors, but at its core is an urgency that we like to associate with being human. The movie makes you wonder if it's time to rethink that.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Adolescent in all the right ways: limber, reckless, full of youthful brio and uncertainty.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
85% Okja (2017) No one, but no one, makes movies like Bong, a South Korean master who combines baroque concepts, epic visuals, international casts, and a sense of humor that can make you laugh out loud in the middle of the darkest doings.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) "The Beguiled" is a solid and at times eerily subversive piece of work, but it shows that there may be limits to Sofia Coppola's ambition and her nerve.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) "Baby Driver" somehow maintains a tone of sweetness even as bullets fly, blood spurts, and gears are stripped. In fact, the movie feels like Tarantino minus the sleaze.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/4 44% The Bad Batch (2017) By the final sequences, the excitement of seeing what a young filmmaker with a ferociously distinct sensibility is going to do next has evaporated into the hot desert air.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The rock 'em sock 'em finale of Last Knight finally comes after over two hours...and it features, once again, the threat of Earth's complete destruction. If it means they'll stop making Transformer movies, I'm starting to think that's not such a bad deal.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
2/4 46% Rough Night (2017) An enthusiastic formulaic gender twist on "The Hangover," with just enough dopey laughs to make it bearable.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 77% The Hero (2017) "The Hero" may not be a great movie but it's a welcome tribute to a lanky, taciturn presence - a love letter to an actor that reminds us of why we ought to love him, too.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) In a mere 83 minutes, "Beatriz at Dinner" gets close to the heart of the matter. It has the length of a palate cleanser but the weight of a full meal.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1.5/4 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The movie dances along the edge of incredulity and bad taste before pulling back from the abyss in a way that feels even more mawkish and calculated.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The movie's never a chore to watch. But neither does it engage us the way this kind of story should, by pulling us into the hero's mania and getting us to feel what he feels.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/4 85% Band Aid (2017) A clever and heartfelt comedy-drama that remains aloft as long as it retains its sense of humor; when the going gets serious, the dialogue turns therapeutic and heavy.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 89% It Comes At Night (2017) The final scenes are both ambiguous and terrifying, and they left a preview audience as shaken as any I've seen.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/4 16% The Mummy (2017) It plays, in fact, like a movie directed by a producer, someone checking items off a to-do list rather than telling a story in a consistent tone.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1.5/4 48% Churchill (2017) Winston Churchill may not have been a paragon in life, but in this film and this performance, he's more sinned against than sinning.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/4 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) It feels like nothing's happening until you realize everything is, right before your eyes.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Your daughters should love it -- and so should your sons.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) It would be cheering to report that it's a great movie, but you can't have everything.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 44% Everything, Everything (2017) The movie reminds you of what it's like to fall in love for the first time, in all its glory and embarrassment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/4 92% Obit (2017) As someone who takes great pleasure in both reading and writing valedictions to the recently deceased, I can personally attest that the movie's dead on.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) As an A-level horror movie, "Alien: Covenant" is satisfying enough to arguably stand as the third-best entry in the series, after "Alien" and James Cameron's majestic "Aliens" (1986).‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 83% The Lovers (2017) With luck, by the end, you may hear what Jacobs does: the aching romantic movie imprisoned in each of us, desperate for release.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 81% Risk (2017) "Risk" makes a case that character is stronger than idealism or ideology - that who you are will always trump what you hope to achieve.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
1/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Remember the Knights Who Say Ni? Ritchie's are the Knights to Whom You'll Say No.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/4 91% Glory (2017) Grozeva and Valchanov relate their morality play with ... fluid, grimy realism ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) Shaw's animation is a loopy, inventive mish-mosh of elements: thick pen outlines, fine etching work, washes of finger-painted color, and the occasional outbreak of full-on psychedelia.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The sharp comic timing and devil-may-care breeziness of the original only return intermittently, and the new film's emphasis is on family feuds and forgiveness. It's heavy on the feels. There are hugs.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere revels in the nuances of the role; in its attention to both detail and larger affect, this really is one of his finest performances ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The movie is 141 minutes long but you rarely feel its weight; that's how confident a filmmaker Gray has become.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 66% Free Fire (2017) It's a highly enjoyable 90 minutes, especially if your tastes run to the violent, the absurd, and the violently absurd.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) "A Quiet Passion" is the work of a master craftsman whose interest has always been the ways outer reality frames and shapes our inner landscapes.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) Vigalondo extends our modern egotism and entitlement - the idea that my problems are the world's problems - until it becomes the stuff of surreal farce, and then he brings it back down to size.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
1.5/4 15% Queen of the Desert (2017) The script Herzog himself has written to dramatize Bell's life, and the film he has made from that script, is laughably hollow and inert.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017