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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! Alex Vo

#93

After the Storm (2016)
96%

#93
Adjusted Score: 106087%
Critics Consensus: After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness.
Synopsis: A dissolute private detective (Hiroshi Abe) attempts to reconnect with his distrustful family following the death of his father.... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Kore-eda

#92

All I See Is You (2016)
29%

#92
Adjusted Score: 30638%
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: Gina is a beautiful young woman who's still haunted by the accident that took her sight years earlier. Living in... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster

#91

Amanda Knox (2016)
83%

#91
Adjusted Score: 85175%
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: The trial, conviction and acquittal of Amanda Knox for the murder of an exchange student in Italy.... [More]

#90

American Honey (2016)
79%

#90
Adjusted Score: 91826%
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 (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives across... [More]
Directed By: Andrea Arnold

#89

Aquarius (2016)
97%

#89
Adjusted Score: 104998%
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, vows to live in her apartment until she dies after a developer... [More]

#88

Arrival (2016)
95%

#88
Adjusted Score: 122721%
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: Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#87

The Bad Batch (2016)
46%

#87
Adjusted Score: 52113%
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: Arlen is abandoned in a Texas wasteland that is fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape,... [More]
Directed By: Ana Lily Amirpour

#86

Barry (2016)
80%

#86
Adjusted Score: 82696%
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: Barack Obama arrives in New York in the fall of 1981 for his junior year at Columbia University. He struggles... [More]
Directed By: Vikram Gandhi

#85
#85
Adjusted Score: 61676%
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: An ordinary day at the office becomes a horrific quest for survival when 80 employees (John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn,... [More]
Directed By: Greg McLean

#84
#84
Adjusted Score: 89431%
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: Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of... [More]
Directed By: Nate Parker

#83

Blair Witch (2016)
37%

#83
Adjusted Score: 51301%
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 young man and his friends venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mystery surrounding his... [More]
Directed By: Adam Wingard

#82

Bleed for This (2016)
70%

#82
Adjusted Score: 77862%
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: Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza (Miles Teller), a local Providence boxer, shoots to stardom after winning two world title fights.... [More]
Directed By: Ben Younger

#81

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#81

Blue Jay (2016)
91%

#81
Adjusted Score: 92380%
Critics Consensus: Blue Jay's song will warm the soul of any hopeless romantic who loves trips down memory lane, impromptu dance scenes, and naturally performed two-handers.
Synopsis: Former high school sweethearts Jim and Amanda have been out of touch for more than 20 years -- but they... [More]
Directed By: Alex Lehmann

#80

Brain on Fire (2016)
13%

#80
Adjusted Score: 12039%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures. As... [More]
Directed By: Gerard Barrett

#79

Brimstone (2016)
43%

#79
Adjusted Score: 47185%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A frontier woman turns fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit and is hunted by... [More]
Directed By: Martin Koolhoven

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