Best-Reviewed Movies 2015 – Limited Release

 

#1

Room (2015)
94%

#1
Adjusted Score: 104.637%
Critics Consensus: Led by incredible work from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, Room makes for an unforgettably harrowing -- and undeniably rewarding -- experience.
Synopsis: Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother... [More]
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

#2

Timbuktu (2015)
99%

#2
Adjusted Score: 102.721%
Critics Consensus: Gracefully assembled and ultimately disquieting, Timbuktu is a timely film with a powerful message.
Synopsis: Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim... [More]
Directed By: Abderrahmane Sissako

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.709%
Critics Consensus: Smarter, fresher, and funnier than a modern vampire movie has any right to be, What We Do in the Shadows is bloody good fun.
Synopsis: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern... [More]

#4
Adjusted Score: 102.023%
Critics Consensus: On paper, GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem might seem less than thrilling, but on the screen, it delivers two hours of nonstop, tightly wound, brilliantly acted drama.
Synopsis: An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put... [More]

#5

Amy (2015)
94%

#5
Adjusted Score: 101.2%
Critics Consensus: As riveting as it is sad, Amy is a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity -- and the lethal spiral of addiction.
Synopsis: Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With... [More]
Directed By: Asif Kapadia

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 101.609%
Critics Consensus: Seymour Bernstein's genuineness shines so brightly in Seymour: An Introduction that viewers will forgive debuting director Ethan Hawke's reverent treatment.
Synopsis: Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned 15 he was teaching... [More]
Directed By: Ethan Hawke

#7

Phoenix (2015)
98%

#7
Adjusted Score: 101.97%
Critics Consensus: Tense, complex, and drenched in atmosphere, Phoenix is a well-acted, smartly crafted war drama that finds writer-director Christian Petzold working at peak power.
Synopsis: A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning... [More]
Directed By: Christian Petzold

#8

45 Years (2015)
97%

#8
Adjusted Score: 103.703%
Critics Consensus: 45 Years offers richly thought-provoking rewards for fans of adult cinema -- and a mesmerizing acting showcase for leads Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.
Synopsis: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well.... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Haigh

#9

Iris (2015)
98%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100.893%
Critics Consensus: A small, insightful feature with a deceptively thoughtful thesis, Iris adds a bittersweet postscript to director Albert Maysles' filmography.
Synopsis: IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had... [More]
Directed By: Albert Maysles

#10

'71 (2015)
95%

#10
Adjusted Score: 99.384%
Critics Consensus: Powerfully directed and acted, '71 stays true to its fact-based origins while remaining as gripping as any solidly crafted action thriller.
Synopsis: '71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O'Connell) accidentally abandoned by... [More]
Directed By: Yann Demange

  • Pember

    Joke. ‘Weighted’ according to some arbitrary formula/points system distribution. The best reviewed films of the year are actually Mad Max, Carol, Spotlight, Inside Out, Brooklyn, 45 Years, Room, Sicario, Amy, The Martian, seen clearly from their Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic scores and average ratings. Just take the limited releases from there.

    • Top Lel

      This list is for limited release films. Those are all wide releases.

      • Koparoma

        errr. No. That list includes 45 Years, Room and Amy – all in the above Limited Release list – just (for some reason?) in different order.

        That’s his whole point… Why ‘weight’ Limited Release movies to get a different ranking? Surely that re-weighting’s either good enough to be applied for all movies… or none??

      • Timber56

        No, 5 of those films are limited release. Maybe one or two will go wide at some point.
        Yes, Koparoma, that’s exactly point: “Why ‘weight’ Limited Release movies to get a different ranking?”
        It applies to all rankings, including the wide releases and the genre rankings.

  • elotz

    BS. “Carol” was, by far, the BEST film of 2015.

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