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The Cannes 2021 Movie Scorecard
Cannes made its splashy in-person return for 2021! The fest hosted the debuts of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta, Leos Carax’s Annette, and the Palme d’Or winner: Julia Ducournau’s Titane. See every movie that screened that got a Tomatometer (from in-competition to gala entries like F9) with our Cannes 2021 Scorecard! —Alex Vo
Adjusted Score: 106573%
Critics Consensus: The Worst Person in the World concludes Joachim Trier's Oslo Trilogy with a romantic comedy that delightfully subverts the genre's well-worn tropes.
The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103569%
Critics Consensus: The Velvet Underground takes a fittingly idiosyncratic approach to delivering a rock documentary that captures the band as well as its era.
The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104892%
Critics Consensus: A Hero finds writer-director Asghar Farhadi once again grappling with weighty themes -- with the audience emerging as the winner.
Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96606%
Critics Consensus: Discomfiting and dreamy, Clara Sola brings a sensual surreality to a story of oppressed autonomy, with debuting star Wendy Chinchilla Araya providing a mesmerizing focal point.
In a remote village in Costa Rica, 40-year-old Clara endures a repressively religious and withdrawn life under the command of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95619%
Critics Consensus: Drawing on another terrific performance from Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir Part II continues its story with profound emotional complexity and elegant storytelling.
In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101347%
Critics Consensus: Thrillingly provocative and original, Titane reaffirms writer-director Julia Ducournau's delightfully disturbing vision.
Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys, often used in medical prostheses due... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99205%
Critics Consensus: Led by Simon Rex's magnetic performance, Red Rocket is another vibrant, ground-level look at modern American life from director/co-writer Sean Baker.
The audacious new film from writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine), starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94803%
Critics Consensus: Everything Went Fine faces serious themes with an effectively light touch -- and the estimable talents of its brilliant veteran stars.
When André (André Dussollier) contacts his adult daughter, Emmanuèle, (Sophie Marceau) with a devastating final wish, she is forced to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97630%
Critics Consensus: Lingui, the Sacred Bonds uses one family's fraught story to offer a forceful rejoinder to the oppressive norms of patriarchal culture.
On the outskirts of N'Djamena in Chad, Amina lives alone with her only 15-year-old daughter Maria. Her already fragile world... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99171%
Critics Consensus: An absorbingly reflective documentary that benefits from its subject's self-chronicling, Val offers an intimate look at a unique life and career.
For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood's most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83501%
Critics Consensus: Mothering Sunday works at a frustratingly chilly remove, but involving performances and solid overall craft mean it's rarely less than engaging.
On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83042%
Critics Consensus: Annette's experimental approach to its emotional extremes marks an ambitious, if not peculiar, return for director Leos Carax.
Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95719%
Critics Consensus: Memoria finds writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul branching out into English-language filmmaking without forsaking any of his own lyrical cinematic vocabulary.
Ever since being startled by a loud 'bang' at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89528%
Critics Consensus: A loving ode to the spirit of journalism, The French Dispatch will be most enjoyed by fans of Wes Anderson's meticulously arranged aesthetic.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83636%
Critics Consensus: Stillwater isn't perfect, but its thoughtful approach to intelligent themes -- and strong performances from its leads -- give this timely drama a steadily building power.
Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award® winner Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92806%
Critics Consensus: Precariously walking a tightrope of varying genres and tones, Benedetta provokes salient questions about sexual freedom and its relationship to faith.
Based on a true story, a 17th-century nun becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair with a novice. But it... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99772%
Critics Consensus: A stark and emotionally resonant look at the life of a farm animal, Cow simply yet insistently asks the viewer to reconsider their relationship with their food.
Academy Award-winner Andrea Arnold returns with an intimate portrait of one dairy cow's life. The film highlights the beauty and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100042%
Critics Consensus: Although its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, After Yang yields rich rewards for those willing to settle into its low-key wavelength.
When his young daughter's beloved companion -- an android named Yang -- malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58788%
Critics Consensus: An unforgettable blend of the conventional and the singularly strange, Aline is definitely odd, but it's also oddly entertaining.
For Aline Dieu, nothing in the world matters more than music, family and love. Her powerful and emotional voice captivates... [More]
Adjusted Score: 74431%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Famed journalist Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche) goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of cleaning people in the north of France,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90013%
Critics Consensus: Minor but charming, the well-acted Bergman Island uses the titular filmmaker's legacy as the launchpad for a dreamlike rumination on romance and creativity.
BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76346%
Critics Consensus: An occasionally uneasy blend of human drama and message movie, Ahed's Knee forcefully reaffirms that the personal is political.
A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97643%
Critics Consensus: Nitram asks viewers to face a gut-wrenchingly grim moment in Australian history -- but rewards that effort with a gripping, well-acted character study.
Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87354%
Critics Consensus: Minor but engaging Audiard, Paris, 13th District explores millennial love through a visually compelling lens that's partly undercut by its episodic narrative structure.
Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy -- they're... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63336%
Critics Consensus: Although it's frustratingly casual with the line between facts and conjecture, JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass reaffirms Oliver Stone's gifts as an engaging raconteur.
Thirty years after his film JFK, filmmaker Oliver Stone takes viewers on a journey though recently declassified evidence in the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 74449%
Critics Consensus: F9 sends the franchise hurtling further over the top than ever, but director Justin Lin's knack for preposterous set pieces keeps the action humming.
Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82218%
Critics Consensus: Blue Bayou can be indelicate in its attempts to tug the heartstrings, but solid acting and a genuinely affecting story make this drama difficult to ignore.
From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68531%
Critics Consensus: France might have benefited from a more passionate approach to its themes, but Léa Seydoux leads an amusing send-up of celebrity culture.
In FRANCE, a satirical drama set in contemporary Paris, Léa Seydoux stars as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar... [More]
Adjusted Score: 43287%
Critics Consensus: Flag Day benefits from powerful performances and a moving fact-based story, but it's largely lost in the movie's melodramatic din.
Jennifer Vogel's father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50090%
Critics Consensus: Lacking the essential spark of director Nanni Moretti's best work, Three Floors does a dreary disservice to its laudable themes.
The lives of three families living in the same apartment building in Rome's Prati neighbourhood.... [More]
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Rehana, an assistant professor at a medical college, strains to combine her complex roles as a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter,... [More]