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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
2.5/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) It's all CGI smoke and mirrors, but the illusion holds; at times, you grip your seat for fear of falling out and down.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/4 95% Atlantics (2019) [Diop] has woven all these concerns and more into a bewitching and masterful film unlike any you've ever seen.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3/4 99% Varda by Agnès (2019) One of the treats of "Varda by Agnès" is seeing the director in photos and on-set footage over the years, forever self-possessed, always questing.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3.5/4 83% Queen & Slim (2019) See it for the arrivals of a directorial talent and a stunning young actress, and see it to remind yourself of this country's ancient and eternal sins.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/4 96% Knives Out (2019) "Knives Out" plays fast and it plays farcical, but it also plays fair. Most of all, it plays like a dream.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 96% Marriage Story (2019) You may find yourself crying for them occasionally; I did.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2.5/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Let's go ahead and call Marielle Heller the most skillful director working in Hollywood at the moment, because I can't think of anyone else who could keep "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" from collapsing into a bath of heartwarming schmoo.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/4 93% Honey Boy (2019) The direction by the Israeli filmmaker Alma Har'el goes a long way to making "Honey Boy" watchable, bearable, relatable. Poetic, even.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/4 85% Waves (2019) [A] powerful artistic undertow that sucks viewers in and spits them out gasping.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Even Henry Ford II gets the message here: Sometimes you have to go along with the ride.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) It's the ultimate fusing of Scorsese's two sides... And even though it takes a while to get there, the movie is a masterpiece, one made by a man counting down his own years as if they were rosary beads.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/4 58% Frankie (2019) It's a little too late but it's also surpassingly lovely: an aching frame around the human muddle before we go home for good.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/4 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) The movie... is antic, poetic, funny, and alarming in equal measure - a real ride, although where the ride is taking both its hero and the audience is always in question.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/4 74% Harriet (2019) "Harriet" is a big, conventional Hollywood bio-pic except for the parts that aren't conventional at all... and the movie as a whole is worthy - a stirring if somewhat ham-fisted telling of a life that needs to be known by all Americans.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) "By the Grace of God" isn't about people losing faith in God but finding faith in each other.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) It's an Eddie Murphy movie when all is said and done, though, and it's been far too long since we've had one worthy of his talent.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) "Parasite" isn't really a monster movie. Yet on at least one of its nearly infinite levels it is - and the monsters are us.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) The problem with high-frame-rate productions is that they don't look like what we're used to calling "movies." The problem with this one is that there wasn't much movie there to begin with.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2.5/4 41% The Laundromat (2019) Does it work? Enough for an evening's diversion... but not enough to get you good and mad, the way you should and the filmmakers intend.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/4 69% Joker (2019) This Joker has a ruined poetry to him that makes his victimhood seem a badge of honor and his homicidal urges seem a just, if horrifying, form of retribution.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/4 83% Judy (2019) "JUDY" IS A MOVIE OF GROTESQUE SENTIMENTALITY, and I know that sounds like a bad thing, but hear me out.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2.5/4 100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) It's a curio for the completist, but not an unworthy one.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) "The Goldfinch," John Crowley's film adaptation of Tartt's novel, lands unsatisfyingly in the middle.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/4 99% Honeyland (2019) Grave and wise, "Honeyland" is ultimately an act of faith, and the filmmakers extend the idea of balance all the way to the film's implicit moral.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2.5/4 83% Official Secrets (2019) "Official Secrets" scratches the surface of a deep and dark universe of things we're not supposed to know but should.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
1.5/4 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) Based on what we see here, the work was almost absurdly greater than the inspiration.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2.5/4 82% This is not Berlin (2019) The details are fresh and the lead actor holds the screen even as his character withholds himself, defining who he will be in his own time and on his own terms.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/4 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Like its heroine, "Brittany Runs a Marathon" works its way up from the easy comic 2Ks to a more nuanced drama of self-confidence that's able to go the distance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/4 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," mishandles Maria Semple's best-selling comic novel into a clattery mess. There are deftly human moments to be found, but you have to dig for them like potatoes.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2/4 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) It's a PG movie with pleasantly canned life lessons, and it's safe for kids and adults alike, although anyone with a shred of cynicism may not want to be seen caving in to the script's emotional inevitabilities.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/4 86% The Nightingale (2019) "The Nightingale" strives to be an epic and pulls it off, even if there are one or two false summits before the final scenes. It's painful to watch because the truth is often painful, especially when so many myths of empire have accreted around it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
1/4 22% The Kitchen (2019) "The Kitchen" isn't just a poorly made movie. It's a screwed-up one.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2.5/4 78% Leto (2019) Maybe you had to be there, but it's a movie's job to take us, and this one gets only partway.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) All the films in this franchise are family affairs, but you may find yourself wanting to spend more time on this branch of the tree.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) "David Crosby: Remember My Name" is a testament of achievement and a portrait of ego, but it never quite gets past its subject's illusions to properly consider his art.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 76% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) The movie keeps you guessing, mostly in pleasure, at both its meanings and its methods.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The byplay between DiCaprio and Pitt is delicious and finely drawn - you'd better believe Tarantino knows he's dealing with two of our last old-school movie stars and sneakiest actors.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/4 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Mannered and remote, the movie throws a lot of punches but hardly ever connects.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/4 99% The Farewell (2019) Like her heroine, Wang straddles the fence and argues from either side of it; like her, the movie is profoundly Chinese-American, speaking to both audiences and able to be enjoyed by both.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
1.5/4 42% Stuber (2019) Nanjiani deserves better, Bautista deserves better, and you deserve better.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) If a talented filmmaker opening the throttle of his imagination as wide as it can go appeals to you, you should give "Under the Silver Lake" a look. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
2.5/4 90% The Third Wife (2019) There's a fury underlying this film that goes unexpressed to the point of almost going unacknowledged, and it saps "The Third Wife" of a strength and momentum it could use.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/4 83% Midsommar (2019) "Midsommar" understands that the scariest things sometimes happen in broad daylight.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) "Spider-Man: Far from Home" isn't really a superhero movie. It's a wholesome teen comedy disguised as a superhero movie.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
2/4 60% Ophelia (2019) There's too much method in this "Ophelia" and not nearly enough madness.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/4 63% Yesterday (2019) "Yesterday" may seem like a cinematic Savoy Truffle: a sugary concoction that tastes sweet but can end only in regret and cavities.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/4 85% Une femme mariée: Suite de fragments d'un film tourné en 1964 (A Married Woman) (1964) Beauty in this movie is squeezed out of modern life until it fills the cracks between the characters' feelings.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) For millennial audiences who've grown up with Woody and the gang over years of toy stories, the movie may even seem a minor miracle - proof that faith can be kept in a faithless world.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2.5/4 93% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Despite its unearthed treasures, "Eyes" remains a scrapbook by comparison, and a self-indulgent one.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/4 67% The Quiet One (2019) If there's a Rosebud buried there, "The Quiet One" doesn't find it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019