Summer Movie Scorecard 2018

The Summer Movie Scorecard ranks all the major releases throughout May, June, July, and August (and that one week in April) by Tomatometer. To qualify, a movie needs to be released in 600+ theaters and/or accrue 80 Tomatometer reviews. See the best, and worst, movies had to offer this charmed Summer season of 2018! Alex Vo

#69

Death of a Nation (2018)
0%88%

#69
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Through historical re-creations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza exposes hidden history and truths.... [More]

#68

Slender Man (2018)
8%16%

#68
Adjusted Score: 11059%
Critics Consensus: Slender Man might be thin, but he's positively robust compared to the flimsy assortment of scares generated by the would-be chiller that bears his name.
Synopsis: Small-town best friends Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man -- a... [More]
Directed By: Sylvain White

#67

Action Point (2018)
16%26%

#67
Adjusted Score: 17486%
Critics Consensus: Ouch.
Synopsis: D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point -- a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with... [More]
Directed By: Tim Kirkby

#66

Show Dogs (2018)
16%26%

#66
Adjusted Score: 18146%
Critics Consensus: Show Dogs may entertain very young viewers, but for anyone else, it threatens the cinematic equivalent of a rolled-up newspaper on the snout.
Synopsis: After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI... [More]
Directed By: Raja Gosnell

#65

The Darkest Minds (2018)
15%72%

#65
Adjusted Score: 21154%
Critics Consensus: The Darkest Minds does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field of YA adaptations, leaving all but the least demanding viewers feeling dystopian déjà vu.
Synopsis: When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

#64

Mile 22 (2018)
23%44%

#64
Adjusted Score: 31792%
Critics Consensus: Mile 22 lets the bullets fly -- and not much else -- in a thrill-deficient action thriller whose title proves sadly fitting for a film that feels close to a marathon endurance test.
Synopsis: CIA operative James Silva leads a small but lethal paramilitary team on an urgent and dangerous mission. They must transport... [More]
Directed By: Peter Berg

#63

The Happytime Murders (2018)
23%40%

#63
Adjusted Score: 34633%
Critics Consensus: The Happytime Murders wastes its intriguingly transgressive premise on a witless comedy that blindly pushes buttons instead of attempting to tell an entertaining story.
Synopsis: Detective Phil Philips is a down-on-his-luck puppet who used to work for the Los Angeles Police Department. When two puppets... [More]
Directed By: Brian Henson

#62

A-X-L (2018)
25%58%

#62
Adjusted Score: 25218%
Critics Consensus: Clumsily recalling numerous superior movies about unlikely human/robot friendships, A.X.L. is an obsolete adventure made from frequently malfunctioning parts.
Synopsis: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog that has advanced artificial intelligence created by the military. After an experiment gone wrong,... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Daly

#61

Overboard (2018)
23%54%

#61
Adjusted Score: 26566%
Critics Consensus: Overboard makes poor use of the ever-charming Anna Faris -- and chooses questionable source material -- to offer a remake that fails to clear the fairly low bar set by the original.
Synopsis: Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who's hired to clean a luxury yacht that belongs to Leonardo --... [More]
Directed By: Rob Greenberg

#60

Breaking In (2018)
27%31%

#60
Adjusted Score: 31479%
Critics Consensus: Breaking In is proof that Gabrielle Union deserves more leading roles -- particularly in films that offer more than this rote, disposable action thriller.
Synopsis: Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in... [More]
Directed By: James McTeigue

#59

Kin (2018)
35%53%

#59
Adjusted Score: 38972%
Critics Consensus: Part family drama, part sci-fi adventure, Kin struggles to balance its narrative until a late twist that suggests it all might have worked better as the first episode of a TV series.
Synopsis: While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon a high-tech gun that holds special powers. When his... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker

#58

Life of the Party (2018)
38%39%

#58
Adjusted Score: 44915%
Critics Consensus: Life of the Party's good-natured humor and abundance of onscreen talent aren't enough to make up for jumbled direction and a script that misses far more often than it hits.
Synopsis: When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime and dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college.... [More]
Directed By: Ben Falcone

#57

The Meg (2018)
46%42%

#57
Adjusted Score: 60677%
Critics Consensus: The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills -- or the cheesy bite -- to make it worth diving in.
Synopsis: Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at... [More]
Directed By: Jon Turteltaub

#56

Skyscraper (2018)
48%68%

#56
Adjusted Score: 61967%
Critics Consensus: Well-cast yet derivative, Skyscraper isn't exactly a towering action thriller feat, but it's solidly constructed enough to stand among the genre's more mildly diverting features.
Synopsis: Will Sawyer is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he's on... [More]

#55

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
49%56%

#55
Adjusted Score: 58557%
Critics Consensus: The Spy Who Dumped Me isn't the funniest or most inventive spy comedy, but Kate McKinnon remains as compulsively watchable as ever.
Synopsis: Best friends Audrey and Morgan are going about their humdrum lives in Los Angeles -- until Audrey's ex-boyfriend suddenly shows... [More]
Directed By: Susanna Fogel

#54
#54
Adjusted Score: 67968%
Critics Consensus: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom adds another set piece-packed entry to the blockbuster franchise, although genuinely thrilling moments are in increasingly short supply.
Synopsis: Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island... [More]
Directed By: J. A. Bayona

#53

The Equalizer 2 (2018)
52%60%

#53
Adjusted Score: 61608%
Critics Consensus: The Equalizer 2 delivers the visceral charge of a standard vigilante thriller, but this reunion of trusted talents ultimately proves a disappointing case study in diminishing returns.
Synopsis: If you have a problem and there is nowhere else to turn, the mysterious and elusive Robert McCall will deliver... [More]
Directed By: Antoine Fuqua

#52

Superfly (2018)
51%46%

#52
Adjusted Score: 55226%
Critics Consensus: Superfly updates the blaxploitation original with a stylish remake that's exciting and visually arresting enough to offer its own slickly staged action rewards, but disappointingly short on social subtext.
Synopsis: Cocaine kingpin Youngblood Priest realizes that it's time to get out of the game after surviving a violent attack from... [More]
Directed By: Director X

#51

Book Club (2018)
54%51%

#51
Adjusted Score: 62487%
Critics Consensus: Book Club only intermittently rises to the level of its impressive veteran cast; fortunately, they're more than enough to bring pedestrian material entertainingly to life.
Synopsis: Four friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles the infamous "50 Shades of Grey." From discovering... [More]
Directed By: Bill Holderman

#50

Bad Samaritan (2018)
53%65%

#50
Adjusted Score: 55907%
Critics Consensus: Bad Samaritan delivers a handful of genre thrills -- and a stellar central performance by David Tennant -- that help offset iffy direction and a disappointingly mundane story.
Synopsis: A young valet breaks into a man's home and discovers a terrified woman who's chained and gagged. After notifying the... [More]
Directed By: Dean Devlin

#49

Papillon (2017)
52%66%

#49
Adjusted Score: 56632%
Critics Consensus: Papillon puts its own well-acted, solidly produced spin on a previously adapted tale, although it suffers in comparison to the 1973 version.
Synopsis: The epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned... [More]
Directed By: Michael Noer

#48

The First Purge (2018)
55%27%

#48
Adjusted Score: 62980%
Critics Consensus: The First Purge should satisfy fans of the franchise and filmgoers in the mood for violent vicarious thrills, even if its subtextual reach exceeds its grasp.
Synopsis: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America... [More]
Directed By: Gerard McMurray

#47

Tag (2018)
56%56%

#47
Adjusted Score: 65401%
Critics Consensus: For audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
Synopsis: One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag -- risking... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Tomsic

#46

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
60%40%

#46
Adjusted Score: 65037%
Critics Consensus: Unfriended: Dark Web is more interested in chills than an exploration of its timely themes, but horror fans should still find this sequel to be steadily, undeniably effective.
Synopsis: After finding a laptop, a young man goes online to play a game with five of his good friends. He... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Susco

#45
Adjusted Score: 67038%
Critics Consensus: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation delivers exactly what fans will expect - which means another 97 agreeably lightweight minutes of fast-paced gags and colorful animation.
Synopsis: Your favorite monster family boards a luxury cruise ship so Dracula can take a summer vacation from the hotel. It's... [More]
Directed By: Genndy Tartakovsky

#44

Hotel Artemis (2018)
57%35%

#44
Adjusted Score: 65132%
Critics Consensus: Hotel Artemis has a few flashes of wit and an intriguing cast, but mostly it's just a serviceable chunk of slightly futuristic violence -- which might be all its audience is looking for.
Synopsis: As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis -- a 13-story,... [More]
Directed By: Drew Pearce

#43

Dog Days (2018)
62%75%

#43
Adjusted Score: 64501%
Critics Consensus: Dog Days is frivolous but frothy, sporting a forgettable cast of human characters but a lovable troupe of pooches that ought to delight viewers looking for a gentle affirmation of humanity's bond with their furry friends.
Synopsis: Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog's therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of... [More]
Directed By: Ken Marino

#42

The Little Stranger (2018)
65%34%

#42
Adjusted Score: 71204%
Critics Consensus: The Little Stranger's reliance on atmosphere may satisfy audiences in the mood for sophisticated horror fare -- while frustrating those seeking more visceral thrills.
Synopsis: During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family for more... [More]
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

#41

Operation Finale (2018)
61%64%

#41
Adjusted Score: 66951%
Critics Consensus: Operation Finale is well-intentioned, well-acted, and overall entertaining, even if the depth and complexity of the real-life events depicted can get a little lost in their dramatization.
Synopsis: Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track... [More]
Directed By: Chris Weitz

#40

Uncle Drew (2018)
61%48%

#40
Adjusted Score: 65175%
Critics Consensus: Kyrie Irving's crossover to comedy is amiable enough to score with basketball fans, but Uncle Drew is held back by formulaic plotting and too much product placement.
Synopsis: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is... [More]
Directed By: Charles Stone III

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 75815%
Critics Consensus: Though less subversive than its predecessor, Sicario: Day of the Soldado succeeds as a stylish, dynamic thriller -- even if its amoral machismo makes for grim viewing.
Synopsis: FBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the... [More]
Directed By: Stefano Sollima

#38

On Chesil Beach (2017)
68%61%

#38
Adjusted Score: 75625%
Critics Consensus: On Chesil Beach presents a well-acted and solidly crafted adaptation of a small yet resonant story with deceptively rich subtext.
Synopsis: In 1962, newlyweds Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Cooke

#37

Ocean's 8 (2018)
68%45%

#37
Adjusted Score: 85518%
Critics Consensus: Ocean's 8 isn't quite as smooth as its predecessors, but still has enough cast chemistry and flair to lift the price of a ticket from filmgoers up for an undemanding caper.
Synopsis: Debbie Ocean assembles an all-female team of thieves and specialists for a heist during the Met Gala, aiming for the... [More]
Directed By: Gary Ross

#36

The Seagull (2018)
67%45%

#36
Adjusted Score: 72393%
Critics Consensus: The latest iteration of The Seagull does little to distinguish itself from other Chekhov adaptations but provides a pleasing showcase for its sterling cast.
Synopsis: At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingenue Nina.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mayer

#35

Christopher Robin (2018)
72%83%

#35
Adjusted Score: 85054%
Critics Consensus: Christopher Robin may not equal A.A. Milne's stories -- or their animated Disney adaptations -- but it should prove sweet enough for audiences seeking a little childhood magic.
Synopsis: Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal,... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 92556%
Critics Consensus: A flawed yet fun and fast-paced space adventure, Solo: A Star Wars Story should satisfy newcomers to the saga as well as longtime fans who check their expectations at the theater door.
Synopsis: Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#33

Adrift (2018)
69%65%

#33
Adjusted Score: 78352%
Critics Consensus: Adrift sails smoothly between love story and survival drama, thanks in large part to a gripping central performance from Shailene Woodley.
Synopsis: Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes... [More]
Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

#32
Adjusted Score: 84690%
Critics Consensus: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot avoids inspirational biopic clichés thanks to sensitive work from writer-director Gus Van Sant and the admirable efforts of a well-chosen cast.
Synopsis: After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 92104%
Critics Consensus: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again doubles down on just about everything fans loved about the original -- and my my, how can fans resist it?
Synopsis: In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series... [More]
Directed By: Ol Parker

#30

Alpha (2018)
80%71%

#30
Adjusted Score: 85900%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Alpha offers a canine-assisted epic adventure that blends rousing action with an extra helping of canine charm.
Synopsis: Young Keda tries to survive alone in the wilderness after he's left for dead during his first hunt with his... [More]
Directed By: Albert Hughes

#29

Puzzle (2018)
83%75%

#29
Adjusted Score: 88801%
Critics Consensus: Puzzle transcends its quirky premise with honest emotion -- and Kelly Macdonald, whose nicely understated performance proves she's too often underutilized.
Synopsis: A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New... [More]
Directed By: Marc Turtletaub

#28

Deadpool 2 (2018)
84%85%

#28
Adjusted Score: 104359%
Critics Consensus: Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds' undeniable charm.
Synopsis: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of... [More]
Directed By: David Leitch

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 108809%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Synopsis: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet --... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

#26
Adjusted Score: 94538%
Critics Consensus: The Miseducation of Cameron Post tells its timely coming-of-age story with wit, compassion, and an affecting overall generosity of spirit.
Synopsis: In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent... [More]
Directed By: Desiree Akhavan

#25

Disobedience (2017)
84%75%

#25
Adjusted Score: 93604%
Critics Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.
Synopsis: New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

#24

Let the Sunshine In (2017)
87%32%

#24
Adjusted Score: 93306%
Critics Consensus: Let the Sunshine In pairs a powerful performance from Juliette Binoche with a layered drama that presents director Claire Denis at her most assured.
Synopsis: Isabelle, a Parisian artist and divorced mother, is looking for love.... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#23

American Animals (2018)
88%81%

#23
Adjusted Score: 97857%
Critics Consensus: American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller.
Synopsis: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After... [More]
Directed By: Bart Layton

#22

Whitney (2018)
88%75%

#22
Adjusted Score: 95422%
Critics Consensus: Whitney shifts from soaring highs to heartbreaking lows with palpable emotion and grace befitting its singular subject.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Macdonald

#21

Upgrade (2018)
88%87%

#21
Adjusted Score: 96893%
Critics Consensus: Like its augmented protagonist, Upgrade's old-fashioned innards get a high-tech boost -- one made even more powerful thanks to sharp humor and a solidly well-told story.
Synopsis: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

#20

Tully (2018)
87%75%

#20
Adjusted Score: 100516%
Critics Consensus: Tully delves into the modern parenthood experience with an admirably deft blend of humor and raw honesty, brought to life by an outstanding performance by Charlize Theron.
Synopsis: A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno").... [More]
Directed By: Jason Reitman

#19

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
87%80%

#19
Adjusted Score: 103028%
Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.
Synopsis: Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope... [More]
Directed By: Peyton Reed

#18

Hereditary (2018)
90%69%

#18
Adjusted Score: 108435%
Critics Consensus: Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.
Synopsis: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Ari Aster

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 96799%
Critics Consensus: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distills the enduring appeal of its colorful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humor fuels its infectious fun -- and belies a surprising level of intelligence.
Synopsis: It seems that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies -- all but the Teen... [More]

#16

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
92%74%

#16
Adjusted Score: 99118%
Critics Consensus: Thoroughly sweet, comfortably familiar, and elevated by the chemistry between Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, Hearts Beat Loud offers feel-good father-daughter drama.
Synopsis: In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#15

Searching (2018)
92%87%

#15
Adjusted Score: 104191%
Critics Consensus: Searching's timely premise and original execution are further bolstered by well-rounded characters brought to life by a talented cast.
Synopsis: David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides... [More]
Directed By: Aneesh Chaganty

#14

First Reformed (2017)
94%68%

#14
Adjusted Score: 105633%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by delicate work from writer-director Paul Schrader and elevated by a standout performance by Ethan Hawke, First Reformed takes a sensitive and suspenseful look at weighty themes.
Synopsis: The pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#13

Revenge (2017)
93%58%

#13
Adjusted Score: 98849%
Critics Consensus: Revenge slices and dices genre tropes, working within an exploitation framework while adding a timely -- yet never less than viscerally thrilling -- feminist spin.
Synopsis: Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend -- until his two sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced... [More]
Directed By: Coralie Fargeat

#12

Blindspotting (2018)
94%87%

#12
Adjusted Score: 102031%
Critics Consensus: As timely as it is overall impactful, Blindspotting blends buddy comedy with seething social commentary, and rises on the strength of Daveed Diggs' powerful performance.
Synopsis: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his... [More]
Directed By: Carlos López Estrada

#11

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
91%76%

#11
Adjusted Score: 108772%
Critics Consensus: With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.
Synopsis: Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised... [More]
Directed By: Jon M. Chu

#10

Incredibles 2 (2018)
93%84%

#10
Adjusted Score: 111787%
Critics Consensus: Incredibles 2 reunites Pixar's family crimefighting team for a long-awaited follow-up that may not quite live up to the original, but comes close enough to earn its name.
Synopsis: Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again.... [More]
Directed By: Brad Bird

#9

RBG (2018)
93%78%

#9
Adjusted Score: 101183%
Critics Consensus: RBG might be preaching to the choir of viewers who admire Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but it does so effectively.
Synopsis: An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her... [More]
Directed By: Betsy West, Julie Cohen

#8

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
93%71%

#8
Adjusted Score: 107830%
Critics Consensus: Fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original, Sorry to Bother You loudly heralds the arrival of a fresh filmmaking talent in writer-director Boots Riley.
Synopsis: In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers... [More]
Directed By: Boots Riley

#7

Beast (2017)
92%74%

#7
Adjusted Score: 98458%
Critics Consensus: Beast plays like bleak poetry, unfurling its psychological thrills while guided by its captivating leads and mesmerizing, visceral visuals.
Synopsis: In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her... [More]
Directed By: Michael Pearce

#6

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
96%83%

#6
Adjusted Score: 117831%
Critics Consensus: BlacKkKlansman uses history to offer bitingly trenchant commentary on current events -- and brings out some of Spike Lee's hardest-hitting work in decades along the way.
Synopsis: Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name... [More]
Directed By: Spike Lee

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 104589%
Critics Consensus: Surreal and surprising, Three Identical Strangers effectively questions the nature of reality and identity.
Synopsis: Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global... [More]
Directed By: Tim Wardle

#4
Adjusted Score: 118374%
Critics Consensus: Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout lives up to the "impossible" part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.
Synopsis: Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions.... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 109140%
Critics Consensus: Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show... [More]
Directed By: Morgan Neville

#2

McQueen (2018)
99%79%

#2
Adjusted Score: 104443%
Critics Consensus: McQueen offers an intimate, well-sourced, and overall moving look at a young life and brilliant career that were tragically cut short.
Synopsis: Archival footage and interviews with friends and family offer insight into the extraordinary life and career of British fashion designer... [More]

#1

Leave No Trace (2018)
100%80%

#1
Adjusted Score: 111735%
Critics Consensus: Leave No Trace takes an effectively low-key approach to a potentially sensationalistic story -- and further benefits from brilliant work by Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie.
Synopsis: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Ore.,... [More]
Directed By: Debra Granik