Sundance 2016 Tomatometer Scores

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival concluded over the weekend, featuring highlights like Daniel Radcliffe’s farting corpse movie (Swiss Army Man), films from indie mainstays like Whit Stillman and Kelly Reichardt, and Grand Jury Prize winner The Birth of a Nation, which sold for a record $17.5 million to Fox Searchlight. And now with our Sundance 2016 countdown, you can discover every festival movie that got enough reviews to qualify for a Tomatometer!


31 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 47.906%
Critics Consensus: 31 delivers all the high-energy gore Rob Zombie fans have come to expect, but a lack of fresh ideas and likable characters mean only the already converted need apply.
Synopsis: 31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a... [More]
Directed By: Rob Zombie


Belgica (2016)

Adjusted Score: 29.737%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Belgica is the story of two brothers: charismatic and temperamental Frank - a husband, father, and incurable womaniser - and... [More]
Directed By: Felix Van Groeningen

Adjusted Score: 81.887%
Critics Consensus: The Birth of a Nation overpowers its narrative flaws and uneven execution through sheer conviction, rising on Nate Parker's assured direction and the strength of its vital message.
Synopsis: Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially... [More]
Directed By: Nate Parker

Adjusted Score: 90.277%
Critics Consensus: Captain Fantastic's thought-provoking themes -- and an absorbing starring turn from Viggo Mortensen -- add up to an above-average family drama with unexpected twists.
Synopsis: Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to... [More]
Directed By: Matt Ross

Adjusted Score: 98.389%
Critics Consensus: Cemetery of Splendor gracefully eludes efforts to pin down its meaning while offering patient viewers another gently hypnotic wonder from writer/director Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Synopsis: Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes... [More]


Certain Women (2016)

Adjusted Score: 97.837%
Critics Consensus: Certain Women further demonstrates writer-director Kelly Reichardt's gift for telling the stories of ordinary people with uncommon empathy and skill.
Synopsis: The lives of three woman intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. Based on stories by... [More]
Directed By: Kelly Reichardt





Complete Unknown (2016)

Adjusted Score: 53.092%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom's (Michael Shannon) co-worker... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Marston


Dark Night (2017)

Adjusted Score: 63.382%
Critics Consensus: Dark Night's narrative coherence isn't always on par with its visual beauty, but for patient viewers, it adds up to an absorbing, thought-provoking, and thoroughly singular statement.
Synopsis: A haunting, artfully understated critique of American gun culture, Tim Sutton's third feature is loosely based around the 2012 massacre... [More]
Directed By: Tim Sutton

Adjusted Score: 101.1%
Critics Consensus: As rich visually as it is thematically, Embrace of the Serpent offers a feast of the senses for film fans seeking a dose of bracing originality.
Synopsis: Embrace of the Serpent features the encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor... [More]
Directed By: Ciro Guerra

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  • Matt Ross

    Nat Turner murdered children and now we’re making films mythologizing the SOB?

    • When are you going to eat your hat like you promised?

    • Raoul Walsh

      George Bush killed babies and we re-elected him, the SOB

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