TIFF 2016 Tomatometer Scores

Another Toronto International Film Festival draws to a close and all its attendant major movies (ArrivalLa La Land, A Monster Calls) are fleeing the border as we speak, soon to take residence in multiplexes and art house screens alike across the globe. Need a list on what to keep an eye out for? Here’s every TIFF 2016 movie that generated enough reviews and interest for individual Tomatometers!

Adjusted Score: 101.073%
Critics Consensus: After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness.
Synopsis: Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda


All I See Is You (2017)

Adjusted Score: 27.438%
Critics Consensus: All I See Is You hints at a number of intriguing questions with its premise, but they dissolve in a stylish yet empty psychodrama that fails to connect.
Synopsis: Directed by Marc Forster, the psychological drama ALL I SEE IS YOU, defies genre to tell this obsessive love story.... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster


Amanda Knox (2016)

Adjusted Score: 84.033%
Critics Consensus: Amanda Knox honors its subject with an absorbing -- if slightly incomplete -- look at the details and troubling implications of her arrest and subsequent fight for freedom.
Synopsis: Was she a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naive student abroad trapped in an endless nightmare?... [More]


American Honey (2016)

Adjusted Score: 87.681%
Critics Consensus: American Honey offers a refreshingly unconventional take on the coming-of-age drama whose narrative risks add up to a rewarding experience even if they don't all pay off.
Synopsis: Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American... [More]
Directed By: Andrea Arnold


Aquarius (2016)

Adjusted Score: 100.573%
Critics Consensus: Led by a powerful performance from Sônia Braga, Aquarius uses a conflict between a tenant and developers to take an insightful look at the relationship between space and identity.
Synopsis: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings... [More]


Arrival (2016)

Adjusted Score: 110.234%
Critics Consensus: Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person's sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.
Synopsis: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team--lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)--are brought together... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve


The Bad Batch (2017)

Adjusted Score: 50.417%
Critics Consensus: The Bad Batch has its moments, but it's too thinly written and self-indulgent to justify its length or compensate for its slow narrative drift.
Synopsis: The aforementioned girl is Arlen, (Suki Waterhouse), one of thousands of Americans deemed unacceptable to society, who is unceremoniously dumped... [More]
Directed By: Ana Lily Amirpour


Barry (2016)

Adjusted Score: 80.948%
Critics Consensus: Barry opens a speculative window into a future president's formative college years, offering a flawed yet compelling glimpse of American history in the making.
Synopsis: Vikram Gandhi directed this biopic about Barack Obama (Devon Terrell), which focuses on his life as a student at Columbia... [More]
Directed By: Vikram Gandhi

Adjusted Score: 55.601%
Critics Consensus: The Belko Experiment offers a few moments of lurid fun for genre enthusiasts, but lacks enough subversive smarts to consistently engage once the carnage kicks in.
Synopsis: In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia... [More]
Directed By: Greg McLean

Adjusted Score: 81.756%
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


Blair Witch (2016)

Adjusted Score: 44.977%
Critics Consensus: Blair Witch doles out a handful of effective scares, but aside from a few new twists, it mainly offers a belated rehash of the original -- and far more memorable -- first film.
Synopsis: A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance... [More]
Directed By: Adam Wingard


Bleed For This (2016)

Adjusted Score: 73.844%
Critics Consensus: Bleed for This rises on the strength of Miles Teller's starring performance to deliver a solid fact-based boxing drama that takes a few genre clichés on the chin but keeps on coming.
Synopsis: BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history.... [More]
Directed By: Ben Younger





Blue Jay (2016)

Adjusted Score: 90.27%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Former high school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) have been out of touch for more than 20... [More]
Directed By: Alexandre Lehmann


Brain on Fire (2018)

Adjusted Score: 9.759%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Brain on Fire follows Cahalan (Moretz), a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and... [More]
Directed By: Gerard Barrett


Brimstone (2017)

Adjusted Score: 43.358%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit, a frontier woman turned fugitive is hunted by a vengeful preacher in... [More]
Directed By: Martin Koolhoven

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