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Cannes 2022 Movie Scorecard

Discover every movie that screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival that got enough reviews for a Tomatometer! Major highlights included Top Gun: Maverick, Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave, Kelly Reichardt’s Showing Up, Claire Denis’ The Stars at Noon, David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, and James Gray’s Armageddon Time. Alex Vo

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Adjusted Score: 103017%
Critics Consensus: A poetic tribute to tenacity, All That Breathes uses two brothers' tireless efforts to make a broader point about finding triumph within tragedy.
Synopsis: In one of the world's most populated cities, cows, rats, monkeys, frogs, and hogs jostle cheek-by-jowl with people. Here, two... [More]
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Directed By: Shaunak Sen

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EO (2022)
96%

#2
Adjusted Score: 104284%
Critics Consensus: Bravely updating Bresson with brilliant results, EO is a donkey-driven drama that'll stubbornly stick with you long after the credits roll.
Synopsis: The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic... [More]
Directed By: Jerzy Skolimowski

#3

Pacifiction (2022)
87%

#3
Adjusted Score: 90038%
Critics Consensus: Narratively sparse and visually vast, Pacifiction is a tsunami of a political thriller that philosophically rewards those willing to weather it.
Synopsis: On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official DE ROLLER is... [More]
Directed By: Albert Serra

#4

More than Ever (2022)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 93727%
Critics Consensus: Led by a pair of layered, soulful performances, More Than Ever is a sensitive drama that poses nuanced questions about love and mortality.
Synopsis: Hélène and Mathieu have been happy together for many years. The bond between them is deep. Faced with an existential... [More]
Directed By: Emily Atef

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Funny Pages (2022)
82%

#5
Adjusted Score: 86997%
Critics Consensus: It won't be for all tastes, but Funny Pages deserves credit for telling a coming-of-age story that leans heavier on cringe comedy than nostalgia.
Synopsis: A bitingly funny coming-of-age story of a teenage cartoonist who rejects the comforts of his suburban life in a misguided... [More]
Directed By: Owen Kline

#6

Harka (2022)
94%

#6
Adjusted Score: 86649%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Dreaming of a better life, Ali makes a precarious living selling contraband gas on the streets of Tunisia. Forced to... [More]
Directed By: Lotfy Nathan

#7

Father & Soldier (2022)
75%

#7
Adjusted Score: 34940%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A father enlists in the army to stick by his teenage son, and they must fight in the trenches of... [More]
Directed By: Mathieu Vadepied

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 122506%
Critics Consensus: Top Gun: Maverick pulls off a feat even trickier than a 4G inverted dive, delivering a long-belated sequel that surpasses its predecessor in wildly entertaining style.
Synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is... [More]
Directed By: Joseph Kosinski

#9

One Fine Morning (2022)
93%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100534%
Critics Consensus: Finely wrought to a fault, One Fine Morning presents a subtle, well-acted look at life and love.
Synopsis: Sandra, a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her... [More]
Directed By: Mia Hansen-Løve

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R.M.N. (2022)
97%

#11
Adjusted Score: 101017%
Critics Consensus: R.M.N.'s spare, elegant approach lends a deceptively cool surface to its caustic take on cultural divisions.
Synopsis: Award-winning director Cristian Mungiu's (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) gripping portrait of ethnic and economic resentments tearing at the... [More]
Directed By: Cristian Mungiu

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 106897%
Critics Consensus: If Decision to Leave isn't quite on the same level as Park Chan-wook's masterpieces, this romantic thriller is still a remarkable achievement by any other metric.
Synopsis: From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed?... [More]
Directed By: Park Chan-wook

#13

Holy Spider (2022)
83%

#13
Adjusted Score: 90131%
Critics Consensus: Holy Spider foregoes subtlety in favor of a viscerally outraged dramatization inspired by appalling actual events.
Synopsis: In HOLY SPIDER, we follow family man Saeed as he embarks on his own religious quest -- to "cleanse" the... [More]
Directed By: Ali Abbasi

#14

Nostalgia (2022)
89%

#14
Adjusted Score: 89557%
Critics Consensus: Walking the tightrope between gangster drama and character study, Nostalgia takes us through the criminal underbelly of Naples in search of a past that may be better left behind.
Synopsis: After living 40 years abroad, Felice returns to Naples and discovers again places and codes of the city, facing a... [More]
Directed By: Mario Martone

#15

Close (2022)
91%

#15
Adjusted Score: 98880%
Critics Consensus: So moving for a majority of its runtime that not even a manipulative ending can ruin the experience, Close is a tender and powerfully acted look at childhood innocence lost.
Synopsis: Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the... [More]
Directed By: Lukas Dhont

#16

Armageddon Time (2022)
76%

#16
Adjusted Score: 88032%
Critics Consensus: Armageddon Time finds writer-director James Gray excavating his own past and returning with a well-acted drama refreshingly free of nostalgia.
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, ARMAGEDDON TIME is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the... [More]
Directed By: James Gray

#17

Elvis (2022)
77%

#17
Adjusted Score: 98951%
Critics Consensus: The standard rock biopic formula gets all shook up in Elvis, with Baz Luhrmann's dazzling energy and style perfectly complemented by Austin Butler's outstanding lead performance.
Synopsis: The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship... [More]
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

#18

Leila's Brothers (2022)
86%

#18
Adjusted Score: 69406%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: At 40 years old, Leila has spent her whole life taking care of her parents and her four brothers. The... [More]
Directed By: Saeed Roustayi

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 95492%
Critics Consensus: Quintessential if not classic Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future finds the director revisiting familiar themes with typically unsettling flair.
Synopsis: As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice... [More]
Directed By: David Cronenberg

#20

Broker (2022)
94%

#20
Adjusted Score: 101765%
Critics Consensus: Broker skirts the edges of sentimentality, but is consistently grounded by Kore-eda Hirokazu's warm, tenderly melancholic approach.
Synopsis: The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can't... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda

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#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 85902%
Critics Consensus: If at times opaquely and certainly prolongedly, Tchaikovski's Wife elegantly captures a heartbroken woman's obsession with her prominent spouse who struggled with his own censured sexuality.
Synopsis: Tumultuous relationship between Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the most famous Russian composer of all time, and his wife Antonina Miliukova.... [More]
Directed By: Kirill Serebrennikov

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#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 94997%
Critics Consensus: Patient, profound and sometimes a bit ponderous, The Eight Mountains reaches breathtaking peaks in its careful observance of an intimate friendship.
Synopsis: After meeting as children over a series of summers in the Italian Alps, Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi)... [More]

#26

Men (2022)
69%

#26
Adjusted Score: 83397%
Critics Consensus: If its narrative and thematic reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, magnetic performances from a stellar cast help Men make the most of its horror provocations.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#27

Cairo Conspiracy (2022)
85%

#27
Adjusted Score: 86710%
Critics Consensus: Although it may not fully unlock the promise of its tension-rich setting and premise, Cairo Conspiracy's strong performances and sophisticated script offer solidly satisfying compensation.
Synopsis: Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the... [More]
Directed By: Tarik Saleh

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 87031%
Critics Consensus: Triangle of Sadness lacks the sharp edges of Östlund's earlier work, but this blackly humorous swipe at the obscenely affluent has its own rewards.
Synopsis: In Ruben Östlund's wickedly funny Palme d'Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Östlund

#29
Adjusted Score: 74095%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An electrifying glimpse into the life of music legend Jerry Lee Lewis -- from his rise to the top of... [More]
Starring: Jerry Lee Lewis
Directed By: Ethan Coen

#30

The Silent Twins (2022)
67%

#30
Adjusted Score: 70959%
Critics Consensus: Although it struggles to really get inside the true story that inspired it, The Silent Twins is still a well-acted and poignant dramatization of actual events.
Synopsis: THE SILENT TWINS is the astounding true story of twin sisters who only communicated with one another. As a result,... [More]
Directed By: Agnieszka Smoczynska

#31
Adjusted Score: 69823%
Critics Consensus: Its characters may be hard to take, but When You Finish Saving the World makes some cogent sociopolitical points.
Synopsis: Evelyn (Julianne Moore) has devoted herself to helping people in hard times, but she struggles to connect with her son... [More]
Directed By: Jesse Eisenberg

#32
Adjusted Score: 84935%
Critics Consensus: Although its story isn't as impressive as its visual marvels, it's hard not to admire Three Thousand Years of Longing's sheer ambition.
Synopsis: Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic -- content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

#33

Final Cut (2022)
72%

#33
Adjusted Score: 75325%
Critics Consensus: Although it'll be more satisfying to viewers who haven't already seen the original, Final Cut offers playfully entertaining meta commentary on the art of the remake.
Synopsis: Oscar® winner Michel Hazanavicius' remake of Shin'ichirô Ueda's cult hit One Cut of the Dead follows a director (Romain Duris,... [More]
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius

#34

Hunt (2022)
68%

#34
Adjusted Score: 70229%
Critics Consensus: Although it frequently forsakes action in favor of a needlessly knotty narrative, Hunt has enough thrills to satisfy more forgiving espionage fans.
Synopsis: After a high-ranking North Korean official requests asylum, KCIA Foreign Unit chief Park Pyong-ho (LEE Jung Jae) and Domestic Unit... [More]
Directed By: Lee Jung-jae

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#36
Adjusted Score: 60153%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Alice and Louis are brother and sister. She is an actress; he was a teacher and poet. For more than... [More]
Directed By: Arnaud Desplechin

#37

Forever Young (2022)
50%

#37
Adjusted Score: 50153%
Critics Consensus: An exercise in omphaloskepsis, Forever Young embellishes the exuberance and arrogance of youth but fails to silver-line it with humility.
Synopsis: At the end of the 1980's, Stella, Victor, Adèle and Etienne are 20 years old. They take the entrance exam... [More]