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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
2/4 60% 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 47% 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 93% 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 71% 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 87% 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 84% 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 93% Glory (2017) Grozeva and Valchanov relate their morality play with ... fluid, grimy realism ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 85% 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 81% 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 87% 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 88% 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 67% 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 92% 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 79% 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 16% 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
3.5/4 95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) The director keeps his characters and audience bobbing together over waters that grow deeper and deeper, until it's impossible to distinguish the everyday from the profound.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 46% Going in Style (2017) No one was actually asking for a remake of the 1979 comedy about a trio of senior citizens who rob a bank. On the other hand, who among us is not happy to see Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin get a chance to strut their stuff?‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It's all well-intentioned and plushly mounted and fundamentally decent, and the history lesson may send moviegoers back to Ackerman's book.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 89% Frantz (2017) "Frantz" is pleasurable slow going, developing its themes at an amble but with a measure of suspense, sympathy toward its characters, and a lasting faith in filmmaking craft.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 45% Song to Song (2017) "Song to Song" reminds a viewer of what latter-day Malick does best ... place pretty Caucasian chalk outlines within a filmic world of such paralyzing beauty that we're prompted to appreciate the reality into which we stagger once the film is over.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 79% Personal Shopper (2017) What's the point of "Personal Shopper"? Perhaps simply being in the presence of an uncertain young woman played by a luminous young performer as she fully comes into her own.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) "T2 Trainspotting" wears out its welcome slowly, like a group of old men running out of stories to tell in an afternoon pub.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 94% Neruda (2016) "Neruda" is a dream of Chile, of what it was and might have been, brought to the screen by a master dreamer.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) You and your kids want Happily Ever After? Dust off the DVD of the 1991 original - or go long and dial up Jean Cocteau's 1949 "Beauty and the Beast," still the greatest movie version of this tale as old as time.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Kong: Skull Island" is a Saturday afternoon monster movie, nothing more and nothing less - that's what's good about it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) It's well worth seeking out for older kids who don't mind reading subtitles, their parents, and any adults who can appreciate a good story movingly and creatively told.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) At nearly three hours, "Toni Erdmann" is expansive but rarely self-indulgent, and the emotional payoff, when it comes, feels truly and bizarrely earned.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) If you're 13 and have a purple streak, you'll probably be sobbing happily into your box of rubberized nachos. The rest of us can only wonder if we were ever that young while praying for better dialogue.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/4 25% The Comedian (2017) The stand-up routines - from Jackie and the pros alike - are funny and blue enough to shock a few laughs out of you, sometimes in spite of your better judgment, and the star seems once again genuinely invested in creating a character.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) He told the truth about the consequences of America's original sin with unblinking, blistering candor, and with a logic of thought and an elegance of affect that made it impossible for a white majority to dismiss what he was saying.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/4 42% Gold (2017) The movie's an easy, engaging watch, even if it's literally all over the map.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) "Tower" is, in a sense, about the last day of this country's innocence, or whatever was left of it after Dallas, 1963.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 84% The Founder (2017) "The Founder" is fast food for thought.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/4 95% Paterson (2016) I think Jarmusch has actually remade "Groundhog Day" as a work of spiritual ecstasy. I also think Paterson the man may be a Zen Ralph Kramden.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) The problems are a screenplay that can't decide which story to tell, unmemorable casting choices in key supporting roles, and a central performance that, curiously, isn't very much there.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) It breathes with the open-ended friendliness of a '70s film - vintage Jonathan Demme, perhaps.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 85% Silence (2017) As a work of craft, "Silence" is unparalleled. As a work of spirit, it aches with sincerity. As a work of art, it feels as though it hasn't fully left its maker's head.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) The film's made with more heart than art and more skill than subtlety, and it works primarily because of the women that it portrays and the actresses who portray them.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/4 86% Lion (2016) "Lion" is shameless and heartfelt and you'll probably have a good, happy cry at the end.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 93% Fences (2016) You don't get groundbreaking cinema from "Fences," but what you do get - two titanic performances and an immeasurable American drama - makes up for that.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) At best, it's unnecessary. At worst, it's vaguely insulting.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) It's a film for those who feel a little out of step with the 21st century, as Mia does with her love of classic cinema and Sebastian does with his angry jazz certainty. A lot of us can relate. If you can't, we don't really want to hear about it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It offers more details of interoffice politics among the squabbling factions of both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance than probably anyone but a mid-level manager cares for. Yet you generally feel you're in good hands.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/4 89% Jackie (2016) What is this movie trying to do? Simply dramatize everything that can go on inside a woman simultaneously marginalized and revered.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The sadness of "Manchester by the Sea" is the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
3.5/4 90% Elle (2016) Huppert is phenomenal in her most unnerving performance since Michael Haneke's "The Piano Teacher."‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) This is not a well-made film but it is an enjoyable one, in part because it's genuinely unpredictable and in part because it's a pleasure to see one of the great stars of his era on a movie screen once more.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/4 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) A gifted director ruining a good book by literalizing what a writer made us visualize for ourselves.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2.5/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The movie works unnervingly well in its individual scenes, but it's a coffee-table book of a nightmare, easy to admire, easy to close the cover on.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016