The Sundance 2023 Scorecard

Welcome to the Sundance 2023 Scorecard, which tracked every movie that played at the fest that got enough enough reviews for a Tomatometer. Check out our guide to 15 movies we couldn’t wait to see out of this year’s Sundance, including All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (from producer Barry Jenkins), Cat Person (based on the viral New Yorker short story), Flora and Son (the latest intimate musical odyssey from John Carney), Magazine Dreams (Jonathan Majors’ big year begins here), and Shortcomings (Randall Park’s directorial debut).

#1

Talk to Me (2023)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 101772%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an ancient embalmed hand, they become hooked on the... [More]

#2
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The film, which will incorporate documentary, archival and scripted elements, will recount Fox's extraordinary story in his own words --... [More]
Starring: Michael J. Fox
Directed By: Davis Guggenheim

#3

Cassandro (2023)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the... [More]
Directed By: Roger Ross Williams

#4

The Starling Girl (2023)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Laurel Parmet

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in the Philippines at the end of World War II, In My Mother's Skin follows the story of Tala,... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Lim Dagatan

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Raven Jackson

#7

A Thousand and One (2023)
100%

#7
Adjusted Score: 100250%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A THOUSAND AND ONE follows unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor), who kidnaps six-year-old Terry from the foster care system.... [More]
Directed By: A.V. Rockwell

#8

Fairyland (2023)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Durham

#9

Past Lives (2023)
100%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100093%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Celine Song

#10
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Hite Report, a groundbreaking study of the intimate experiences of women, remains one of the bestselling books of all... [More]
Starring: Dakota Johnson
Directed By: Nicole Newnham

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Mstyslav Chernov

#12

Fancy Dance (2023)
100%

#12
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Following the disappearance of her sister, a Native American hustler kidnaps her niece from the child's white grandparents and sets... [More]
Directed By: Erica Tremblay

#13

Against the Tide (2023)
100%

#13
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Sarvnik Kaur

#14

Mamacruz (2023)
100%

#14
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Patricia Ortega

#15

Animalia (2023)
100%

#15
Adjusted Score: 100006%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Itto, a young woman from a modest rural background, is slowly adapting to the Moroccan privileged codes of her husband's... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Alaoui

#16

KOKOMO CITY (2023)
100%

#16
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: D Smith

#17

Fremont (2023)
100%

#17
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Donya works for a Chinese fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Formerly a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan,... [More]
Directed By: Babak Jalali

#18

Bad Press (2023)
100%

#18
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:

#19

The Stroll (2023)
100%

#19
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Qasim Basir

#21

Shayda (2023)
100%

#21
Adjusted Score: 82982%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Noora Niasari

#22

Slow (2023)
100%

#22
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship,... [More]
Directed By: Marija Kavtaradze

#23
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A look at the life of poet Nikki Giovanni and the revolutionary historical periods through which she lived, from the... [More]
Starring: Nikki Giovanni

#24
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Itsy Levan is devastated by her parents' decision to leave the city and buy a fixer upper in the middle... [More]
Directed By: Jake Van Wagoner

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Luke Lorentzen

#26

Earth Mama (2023)
100%

#26
Adjusted Score: 49707%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Savanah Leaf

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the competitive world of high school mariachi, the musicians from the South Texas borderlands reign supreme. Under the guidance... [More]
Starring:

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Kadi Kivilo
Directed By: Anna Hints

#29

Beyond Utopia (2023)
100%

#29
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Madeleine Gavin

#30

Milisuthando (2023)
100%

#30
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in past and present South Africa, "Milisuthando" is a poetic coming-of-age personal essay documentary on love and what it... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Milisuthando Bongela

#31

The Tuba Thieves (2023)
100%

#31
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Alison O'Daniel

#32
Adjusted Score: 50012%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: First-time feature director Amanda Kim tells the remarkable story of Paik as a citizen of the world and trailblazing artist,... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Amanda Kim

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic and unexpected players in the history of basketball: Stephen... [More]
Starring: Steph Curry
Directed By: Peter Nicks

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and above all entertaining, You Hurt My Feelings finds writer-director Nicole Holofcener as sharply perceptive as ever.
Synopsis: Beth (Louis-Dreyfus), a popular writer, and her husband Don, a well-liked teacher, share the kind of relationship that truly, seriously,... [More]
Directed By: Nicole Holofcener

#35

birth/rebirth (2023)
97%

#35
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Firmly rooted in classic horror, Birth/Rebirth uses a familiar framework to tease at fundamental fears from a chillingly relatable angle.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Laura Moss

#36

Joyland (2022)
96%

#36
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Ranas--a happily patriarchal joint family--yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line. Their youngest... [More]
Directed By: Saim Sadiq

#37

Rye Lane (2023)
96%

#37
Adjusted Score: 97061%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson), two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an... [More]
Directed By: Raine Allen Miller

#38
Adjusted Score: 97018%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The rock 'n' roll icon who helped shape the world of music.... [More]
Directed By: Lisa Cortes

#39

Passages (2023)
93%

#39
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Ira Sachs

#40

Shortcomings (2023)
87%

#40
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A hilariously irreverent examination of racial politics, sexual mores, and pop culture, SHORTCOMINGS follows Ben, a cynical Bay Area movie... [More]
Directed By: Randall Park

#41

Flora and Son (2023)
94%

#41
Adjusted Score: 94326%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A woman manages to connect with her troubled teenage son through a guitar discarded in a dumpster.... [More]
Directed By: John Carney

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The radical honesty of the books by trailblazing author Judy Blume changed the way millions of adolescent readers understood themselves,... [More]
Starring: Judy Blume
Directed By: Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Anton Corbijn

#44

Girl (2023)
92%

#44
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Ama and her mother, Grace, take solace in the gentle but isolated world they obsessively create. But Ama’s thirst... [More]
Directed By: Adura Onashile

#45
#45
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Rachel is 40 years old, with no children. She loves her life: her high school students, her friends, her ex,... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Zlotowski

#46

Heroic (2023)
92%

#46
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: David Zonana

#47

Mutt (2023)
92%

#47
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

#48

A Little Prayer (2023)
88%

#48
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Angus MacLachlan

#49

Fair Play (2023)
89%

#49
Adjusted Score: 92518%
Critics Consensus: With assured style that's at times reminiscent of the best '90s nail-biting thrillers, Fair Play juxtaposes premarital disharmony with greed and gender politics in the cutthroat finance world.
Synopsis: An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a newly engaged couple's relationship to the brink.... [More]
Directed By: Chloe Domont

#50

Polite Society (2023)
91%

#50
Adjusted Score: 92762%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A merry mash-up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, POLITE SOCIETY follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes... [More]
Directed By: Nida Manzoor

#51

Radical (2023)
90%

#51
Adjusted Score: 90688%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence, a frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Zalla

#52

When It Melts (2023)
91%

#52
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Many years after a sweltering summer that spun out of control, Eva returns to the village she grew up in... [More]
Directed By: Veerle Baetens

#53

Iron Butterflies (2023)
90%

#53
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the summer of 2014, sunflower fields and coal mines in eastern Ukraine turn into a 12 square kilometers crime... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Roman Liubyi

#54

Infinity Pool (2023)
88%

#54
Adjusted Score: 97920%
Critics Consensus: Turbulent waters even for strong swimmers, Infinity Pool provides a visceral all-inclusive retreat of Cronenbergian perversion for those wanting to escape commercial sundries.
Synopsis: While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of... [More]
Directed By: Brandon Cronenberg

#55

L'immensità (2022)
81%

#55
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Emanuele Crialese

#56

My Animal (2023)
82%

#56
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Heather, an outcast teenage goalie, longs to play on the hockey team of her small northern town. She meets and... [More]
Directed By: Jacqueline Castel

#57

Joonam (2023)
88%

#57
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind, a young... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Sierra Urich

#58

Victim/Suspect (2023)
88%

#58
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Investigative journalist Rae de Leon uncovers and examines the pattern of young women being ignored by authorities after being sexually... [More]
Starring: Rae De Leon
Directed By: Nancy Schwartzman

#59

Scrapper (2023)
87%

#59
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Charlotte Regan

#60
#60
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Silva

#61

Magazine Dreams (2023)
88%

#61
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Its dramatic form may get a little wobbly during certain reps, but Jonathan Majors' incredibly committed performance makes Magazine Dreams well worth a watch.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Elijah Bynum

#62
#62
Adjusted Score: 50119%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Blending 40 years of home movies, raw film archive, and intimate present-day verité, a poignant reflection from Amy Ray and... [More]
Directed By: Alexandria Bombach

#63

Plan C (2023)
83%

#63
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: With a controversial visionary at the helm, a grassroots network fights to expand access to abortion pills across the United... [More]
Directed By: Tracy Droz Tragos

#64

Eileen (2023)
81%

#64
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Subverting expectations with nearly every well-heeled step, Eileen uses one toxic relationship to explore the unpredictable effect of perceived personal power.
Synopsis: Eileen is a peculiar young woman -- aloof and unfazed by the gloomy nature of her job at the local... [More]
Directed By: William Oldroyd

#65
#65
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the next decade, NASA will send astronauts to Mars for the first time. Separated from Earth, and unable to... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Ido Mizrahy

#66

Theater Camp (2023)
84%

#66
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: THEATER CAMP follows the eccentric staff of a rundown camp in upstate New York who must band together with the... [More]

#67
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Brooke Shields
Directed By: Lana Wilson

#68

Drift (2023)
75%

#68
Adjusted Score: 75014%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo), a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island where she tries to survive, then... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Chen

#69

Deep Rising (2023)
83%

#69
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: "Deep Rising" exposes the complex machinations of a secret organization empowered to green-light massive extractions of metals necessary for batteries,... [More]
Starring: Jason Momoa
Directed By: Matthieu Rytz

#70

Blueback (2022)
79%

#70
Adjusted Score: 79578%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Blueback is a timely tale about the ocean, a beautiful marine creature, and a young girl's power to change the... [More]
Directed By: Robert Connolly

#71

Jamojaya (2023)
73%

#71
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Justin Chon

#72

Kim's Video (2023)
69%

#72
Adjusted Score: 70177%
Critics Consensus: Kim's Video represents something of a missed opportunity, but this incredible story is gripping enough to overcome an uneven telling.
Synopsis: With the ghosts of cinema past leading his way, cinephile and filmmaker David Redmon sets off on a seemingly quixotic... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin

#73
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Departing from corporate comedy,Sometimes I Think About Dying modestly explores critical human connection through a superbly, melancholic Daisy Ridley.
Synopsis: Fran, who likes to think about dying, makes the new guy at work laugh, which leads to dating and more,... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Lambert

#74
Adjusted Score: 74921%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two teenagers come up with a plan to ensure their families' futures when an occupying alien race's promise of economic... [More]
Directed By: Cory Finley

#75
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring:

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Maryam Keshavarz

#77
#77
Adjusted Score: 58472%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Augusto and Paulina have been together and in love for 25 years. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s... [More]
Directed By: Maite Alberdi

#78
#78
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The camera is a fantastic machine. Filmmakers Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck once again turn their cameras directly on... [More]
Starring:

#79
Adjusted Score: 58240%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Sing J. Lee

#80
#80
Adjusted Score: 80423%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of talking rats.... [More]

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two young Italian boys spend their childhoods together in a secluded alpine village roaming the surrounding peaks and valleys before... [More]

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A champion freediver trains to break a world record with the help of an expert safety diver, and the two... [More]
Starring: Alessia Zecchini
Directed By: Laura McGann

#83

Justice (2023)
67%

#83
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In director Doug Liman’s first documentary feature, Justice presents never-before-seen evidence and key interviews with those closely involved in the... [More]
Starring: Brett Kavanaugh
Directed By: Doug Liman

#84

Divinity (2023)
57%

#84
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Eddie Alcazar

#85
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: While navigating daily discrimination, a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like... [More]
Starring: Ella Glendining
Directed By: Ella Glendining

#86
#86
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A hot-tempered high school senior finds his claustrophobic life suddenly thrust into an enticing, dangerous direction after he is robbed... [More]
Directed By: Thembi Banks

#87
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The story follows fledgling Satanist Marcus J. Trillbury (Onyx) as he attends a once-in-a-lifetime ritual at his idol BARTOK THE... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Bowser

#88

Sorcery (2023)
57%

#88
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On the remote island of Chiloé in the late 19th century, an Indigenous girl named Rosa lives and works with... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Murray

#89

Bad Behaviour (2023)
48%

#89
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The film tells the story of Lucy (Jennifer Connelly), a former child actress who seeks enlightenment at a retreat led... [More]
Directed By: Alice Englert

#90

Cat Person (2023)
42%

#90
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Feasting fancifully on its own coarse innovations, Cat Person is a drawn-out adaptation that doesn't land on its feet.
Synopsis: When Margot, a college sophomore goes on a date with the older Robert, she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live... [More]
Directed By: Susanna Fogel

#91
#91
Adjusted Score: 33101%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a not-so-distant future, AI is all the rage and nature is becoming a distant memory. Tech giant Pegasus offers... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Barthes

#92

Run Rabbit Run (2023)
32%

#92
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Run Rabbit Run boasts some powerhouse performances, but they're largely overwhelmed by a thin plot and overreliance on stale horror tropes.
Synopsis: A doctor is frightened by her young daughter’s inexplicable memories of a past identity.... [More]
Directed By: Daina Reid