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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 25% The Goldfinch (2019) "The Goldfinch," John Crowley's film adaptation of Tartt's novel, lands unsatisfyingly in the middle. - Boston Globe EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2.5/4 80% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2.5/4 80% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/4 88% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/4 46% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2/4 43% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2.5/4 77% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 75% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) The movie keeps you guessing, mostly in pleasure, at both its meanings and its methods. - Boston Globe EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/4 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Mannered and remote, the movie throws a lot of punches but hardly ever connects. - Boston Globe EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
1.5/4 42% Stuber (2019) Nanjiani deserves better, Bautista deserves better, and you deserve better. - Boston Globe EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
2.5/4 89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/4 83% Midsommar (2019) "Midsommar" understands that the scariest things sometimes happen in broad daylight. - Boston Globe EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
2/4 58% Ophelia (2019) There's too much method in this "Ophelia" and not nearly enough madness. - Boston Globe EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
1.5/4 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) "The Dead Don't Die" feels like the work of an artist who hasn't just run out of ideas but may have given up hope. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 80% Late Night (2019) You'll have a good time nevertheless. But don't be surprised if you come out wishing that there actually were a late-night comedy show starring Emma Thompson instead of just a movie about one. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) But for a series supposedly dedicated to the pleasure of superhero movies, "Dark Phoenix" somehow ends up illustrating their limits. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/4 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) You may carry the echoes of this indefinable masterpiece long after you've awakened from it. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/4 89% Rocketman (2019) Which is to say that as long as "Rocketman" is charting the jet-propelled rise of Elton John in the early 1970s, it is an absolute gas. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 89% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) The cast finesses Assayas's thickets of talk and double-talk with ease, but it's Binoche who's the heart of "Non-Fiction." - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 79% Photograph (2019) There's a good deal of heart, art, sympathy, and substance here, which is why's it's all the more frustrating that "Photograph" fails to develop. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 71% All Is True (2019) "All is True" is expertly acted and handsomely filmed but suffers from an excess of sentimentality, a rash of revelations, and a surfeit of subtext, with characters blurting out the hidden motives for their behavior instead of simply behaving them. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 89% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg is a major filmmaker pointing herself in new directions -- the past and future simultaneously - and hashing out the places where memory tells the truth and where it only offers more romanticism, more lies. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 57% Aladdin (2019) With "Aladdin," they've done the leveling with just enough style and pizazz that most moviegoers won't care that it's a retread, and the leads are good enough to make you hope they'll go on to something real. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) "Booksmart" gives the girls onscreen and their older sisters behind it a chance to have fun in ways silly, salty, and magnanimous toward all concerned. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 69% ANIARA (2019) "Aniara" may be the coolest, costliest, most dystopian shaggy-dog story ever filmed. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
1.5/4 61% Trial by Fire (2019) Powerful stuff, but unpowerfully told, in part because the energies in "Trial by Fire" are split between proving Todd Willingham's innocence and building an argument against the death penalty no matter what the verdict. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 14% The Hustle (2019) It may beguile the casual observer, but look closer and you'll know you've been had. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 97% Working Woman (2019) "Working Woman" sends an audience out steaming that justice in such cases often remains undone. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 95% Shadow (2019) Shadow isn't quite as perfect as one might wish. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/4 51% Tolkien (2019) Origin tales usually give us the backstories of beloved characters. "Tolkien," by contrast, dramatizes the events that created a creator. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/4 81% Long Shot (2019) "Long Shot" is awfully funny when it's not being completely preposterous - and sometimes even when it is. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/4 83% Dogman (2019) The movie is a parable about what happens if we allow the takers, the bullies, and the ego-monsters to dictate our lives unopposed; as such, it's relevant to history and to today's headlines. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
2/4 73% Teen Spirit (2019) "Teen Spirit" is a stylish doodle. But it's from a first-time filmmaker who's still learning to draw and who likes to color outside the lines. So watch this space. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 96% Little Woods (2019) DaCosta has made a suspense film in which we root for the heroes to break the law, and then she sends us home to ponder all the reasons they need to. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Beneath the japery and rough-edged filmmaking is an abiding love for the work - its passion and resilience - and respect for the women whose hidden lifelong language that work may have been. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019