Sundance 2017 Tomatometer Scores

#78

My Happy Family (2017)
100%

#78
Adjusted Score: 100170%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A middle-aged Georgian woman leaves her husband and their multi-generational home, setting out to build a new life for herself.... [More]

#77
#77
Adjusted Score: 104986%
Critics Consensus: My Life as a Zucchini's silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story whose colorful visuals delight the senses even as it braves dark emotional depths.
Synopsis: A police officer (Nick Offerman) and some new friends help an orphan adjust to life at a foster home.... [More]
Directed By: Claude Barras

#76

The Little Hours (2017)
78%

#76
Adjusted Score: 84429%
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

#75

Newness (2017)
71%

#75
Adjusted Score: 70600%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical... [More]
Directed By: Drake Doremus

#74

Novitiate (2017)
86%

#74
Adjusted Score: 91317%
Critics Consensus: Led by a gripping performance from Melissa Leo, Novitiate grapples uncompromisingly -- and ultimately compellingly -- with questions of faith and feminism.
Synopsis: Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl's first initiation... [More]
Directed By: Maggie Betts

#73

Oklahoma City (2017)
97%

#73
Adjusted Score: 97696%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Barak Goodman examines the circumstances surrounding the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Barak Goodman

#72

Patti Cake$ (2017)
86%

#72
Adjusted Score: 95001%
Critics Consensus: Patti Cake$ hits a number of predictable beats, but adds enough fresh elements -- not least Danielle MacDonald's potentially starmaking turn -- to make its underdog story work.
Synopsis: Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps... [More]
Directed By: Geremy Jasper

#71

Person to Person (2017)
54%

#71
Adjusted Score: 55808%
Critics Consensus: Person to Person's moments of insight and absorbing character development are scattered among an aimless, disjointed narrative.
Synopsis: During a single day in New York City, different characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions... [More]
Directed By: Dustin Guy Defa

#70

The Polka King (2017)
67%

#70
Adjusted Score: 68103%
Critics Consensus: Despite moments of hilarity and a talented ensemble, discordant direction and a sloppy script keep The Polka King from truly singing.
Synopsis: The rise and fall of Pennsylvania polka sensation Jan Lewan, who ultimately fleeced millions from investors through his polka-related activities.... [More]

#69

Quest (2017)
98%

#69
Adjusted Score: 100567%
Critics Consensus: Simultaneously sweeping and intimate, Quest uses one family's experiences to offer thoughtful, wide-ranging observations about modern American life.
Synopsis: Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Olshefski

#68

Raw (2016)
93%

#68
Adjusted Score: 102250%
Critics Consensus: Raw's lurid violence and sexuality live up to its title, but they're anchored with an immersive atmosphere and deep symbolism that linger long after the provocative visuals fade.
Synopsis: Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school.... [More]
Directed By: Julia Ducournau

#67

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
30%

#67
Adjusted Score: 34147%
Critics Consensus: Rebel in the Rye attempts to dramatize J.D. Salinger's life and creative process, but falters with a lack of dramatic impetus or a cohesive thesis about the reclusive author.
Synopsis: Author J.D. Salinger leads a reclusive lifestyle after the success of his popular and controversial novel "The Catcher in the... [More]
Directed By: Danny Strong

#66

Red Dog: True Blue (2016)
100%

#66
Adjusted Score: 66293%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An 11-year-old boy strikes up a friendship with a scrappy dog which will one day become an Australian legend.... [More]
Directed By: Kriv Stenders

#65

Roxanne Roxanne (2017)
70%

#65
Adjusted Score: 70755%
Critics Consensus: Roxanne Roxanne belatedly honors its subject with a gripping character-driven biopic that serves as a primer for a trailblazing career while telling an often tragic story.
Synopsis: The most feared battle emcee in the early 1980s in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge... [More]
Directed By: Michael Larnell

#64
Adjusted Score: 11579%
Critics Consensus: There's no mystery here: The Vanishing of Sydney Hall may be nicely shot, but it is ultimately vapid and forgettable.
Synopsis: An enigmatic detective embarks on a cross-country search for a once-prominent author who's mysteriously disappeared after a string of dangerous... [More]
Directed By: Shawn Christensen

#63

Step (2017)
96%

#63
Adjusted Score: 101025%
Critics Consensus: Step tells an irresistibly crowd-pleasing story in a thoroughly absorbing way -- and while smartly incorporating a variety of timely themes.
Synopsis: The senior year of a girls' high school step team in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become... [More]
Starring: Blessin Giraldo
Directed By: Amanda Lipitz

#62

Strong Island (2017)
100%

#62
Adjusted Score: 101749%
Critics Consensus: Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America.
Synopsis: When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since... [More]
Directed By: Yance Ford

#61

Their Finest (2016)
90%

#61
Adjusted Score: 97873%
Critics Consensus: Carried along by a winning performance from Gemma Arterton, Their Finest smoothly combines comedy and wartime drama to crowd-pleasing effect.
Synopsis: In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on... [More]
Directed By: Lone Scherfig

#60

Thoroughbreds (2017)
88%

#60
Adjusted Score: 96825%
Critics Consensus: Thoroughbreds juggles genres with panache, delivering a well-written and refreshingly unpredictable entry in the teen thriller genre.
Synopsis: Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished... [More]
Directed By: Cory Finley

#59

Trophy (2017)
96%

#59
Adjusted Score: 97924%
Critics Consensus: Trophy offers a thought-provoking look at big-game hunting that should challenge, trouble, and enrage viewers regardless of their personal perspective.
Synopsis: This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels... [More]

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