Summer Movie Scorecard 2017

#28

Atomic Blonde (2017)
79%

#28
Adjusted Score: 99430%
Critics Consensus: Atomic Blonde gets enough mileage out of its stylish action sequences -- and ever-magnetic star -- to make up for a narrative that's somewhat less hard-hitting than its protagonist.
Synopsis: Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who's willing to use all of... [More]
Directed By: David Leitch

#27

The Little Hours (2017)
78%

#27
Adjusted Score: 84431%
Critics Consensus: The Little Hours gets plenty of goofy mileage out of its gifted ensemble, anchoring its ribald laughs in a period comedy with some surprisingly timely subtext.
Synopsis: Medieval nuns Alessandra, Fernanda, and Ginevra lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Baena

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 82904%
Critics Consensus: Beatriz at Dinner offers timely social commentary enlivened by powerful, layered performances from Salma Hayek and John Lithgow.
Synopsis: Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy.... [More]
Directed By: Miguel Arteta

#25

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
76%

#25
Adjusted Score: 84187%
Critics Consensus: Excellent cinematography and Rachel Weisz's entrancing performance keep My Cousin Rachel alluring despite a central mystery that's rather easily unlocked.
Synopsis: Philip is a young Englishman who finds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows revenge against... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#24

The Hero (2017)
77%

#24
Adjusted Score: 82733%
Critics Consensus: The Hero rests on Sam Elliott's understated performance, which proves more than capable of carrying the film through the less inspired moments of its somewhat clichéd story.
Synopsis: Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#23
Adjusted Score: 88245%
Critics Consensus: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power makes a plea for environmental responsibility that adds a persuasive -- albeit arguably less impactful -- coda to its acclaimed predecessor.
Synopsis: Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and... [More]
Directed By: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

#22

Brigsby Bear (2017)
83%

#22
Adjusted Score: 91720%
Critics Consensus: Audiences attuned to Brigsby Bear's strange frequency will be moved by its earnest -- and endearingly original -- approach to pop culture's impact and the creative urge.
Synopsis: The show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the... [More]
Directed By: Dave McCary

#21

The Beguiled (2017)
78%

#21
Adjusted Score: 96322%
Critics Consensus: The Beguiled adds just enough extra depth to its source material to set itself apart, and director Sofia Coppola's restrained touch is enlivened by strong performances from the cast.
Synopsis: Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#20

Detroit (2017)
82%

#20
Adjusted Score: 98799%
Critics Consensus: Detroit delivers a gut-wrenching -- and essential -- dramatization of a tragic chapter from America's past that draws distressing parallels to the present.
Synopsis: In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later,... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

#19
Adjusted Score: 108885%
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that's almost as fun -- if not quite as thrillingly fresh -- as its predecessor.
Synopsis: Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries... [More]
Directed By: James Gunn

#18

Megan Leavey (2017)
86%

#18
Adjusted Score: 91148%
Critics Consensus: Megan Leavey honors its real-life subjects with a sensitive, uplifting drama whose honest emotion more than makes up for its mild approach to the story.
Synopsis: The true life story of Megan Leavey, a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with a military combat... [More]

#17

Okja (2017)
86%

#17
Adjusted Score: 99111%
Critics Consensus: Okja sees Bong Joon-ho continuing to create defiantly eclectic entertainment -- and still hitting more than enough of his narrative targets in the midst of a tricky tonal juggling act.
Synopsis: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho

#16

Wind River (2017)
87%

#16
Adjusted Score: 100872%
Critics Consensus: Wind River lures viewers into a character-driven mystery with smart writing, a strong cast, and a skillfully rendered setting that delivers the bitter chill promised by its title.
Synopsis: Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in... [More]
Directed By: Taylor Sheridan

#15
Adjusted Score: 93958%
Critics Consensus: With a tidy plot, clean animation, and humor that fits its source material snugly, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is entertainment that won't drive a wedge between family members.
Synopsis: George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When... [More]
Directed By: David Soren

#14

Ingrid Goes West (2017)
85%

#14
Adjusted Score: 95527%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.
Synopsis: Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by... [More]
Directed By: Matt Spicer

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 Next