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2023 Toronto Film Festival Movie Scorecard: Best Movies at TIFF

See every movie playing at TIFF that’s getting enough reviews for a Tomatometer! Major movies playing at the fest include Pain Hustlers (starring Emily Blunt and Chris Evans), Seven Veils (Amanda Seyfried, back with her Chloe director Atom Egoyan), Rustin (starring Colman Domingo), Backspot (from young writer-director pairing of D.W. Waterson and Devery Jacobs), Dicks: The Musical (with Megan Thee Stallion), Dumb Money (starring Paul Dano and Seth Rogen), Fingernails (with Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed), Lee (starring Kate Winslet), Mother, Couch (with Ewan McGregor), Next Goal Wins (directed by Taika Waititi), and The Boy and the Heron (Hayao Miyazaki’s possibly final film).

Get our thoughts on the 11 must-see films at TIFF, and check back as we add new movies to guide throughout the fest!

And now the People’s Choice winners have been announced, with American Fiction tops for narrative film, Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe receiving the Documentary award, and Midnight Madness going to Dicks: The Musical!

#1

Stop Making Sense (1984)
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Adjusted Score: 106178%
Critics Consensus: Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense captures the energetic, unpredictable live act of peak Talking Heads with color and visual wit.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Jonathan Demme captures Talking Heads and an ecstatic ensemble of musicians at their exhilarating best in this iconic live... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

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Adjusted Score: 110858%
Critics Consensus: Soulfully exploring thought-provoking themes through a beautifully animated lens, The Boy and the Heron is another Miyazaki masterpiece.
Synopsis: From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure. After... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

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Fallen Leaves (2023)
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Adjusted Score: 106439%
Critics Consensus: A quirky tale of star-crossed lovers, Fallen Leaves is a life-affirming gem from Finnish filmmaker Kaurismäki.
Synopsis: In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a local karaoke bar. However, the... [More]
Directed By: Aki Kaurismäki

#4

Shayda (2023)
96%

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Adjusted Score: 99952%
Critics Consensus: An understated yet impactful story of female empowerment, Shayda establishes first-time feature filmmaker Noora Niasari as a remarkably assured talent.
Synopsis: SHAYDA, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women's shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year,... [More]
Directed By: Noora Niasari

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Adjusted Score: 100397%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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Directed By: Azazel Jacobs

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Adjusted Score: 102750%
Critics Consensus: A smart and provocative modern parable with the heart of a thriller, The Teachers' Lounge brilliantly uses its setting as the backdrop for a look at how quickly even tight-knit communities can be destabilized.
Synopsis: Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among... [More]
Directed By: Ilker Çatak

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Adjusted Score: 99795%
Critics Consensus: Following its own alluringly inscrutable path between past, present, reality, and dreams, Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell rewards patient viewers with an absorbing spiritual odyssey.
Synopsis: Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or for best first film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the enthralling Inside the... [More]
Directed By: Pham Thien An

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Adjusted Score: 97689%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Frybread Face and Me follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their... [More]
Directed By: Billy Luther

#9

The Settlers (2023)
93%

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Adjusted Score: 95555%
Critics Consensus: As harrowing as it is humane, The Settlers serves as a sharp-edged excavation of long-marginalized history.
Synopsis: Chile, 1901. Three horsemen embark on an expedition, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner's vast property. Accompanying a reckless British... [More]

#10

Sing Sing (2023)
96%

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Adjusted Score: 96572%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Divine G (Colman Domingo), imprisoned at Sing Sing for a crime he didn't commit, finds purpose by acting in a... [More]
Directed By: Greg Kwedar

#11

The Burial (2023)
92%

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Adjusted Score: 98167%
Critics Consensus: A solid courtroom drama led by a pair of nicely contrasted performances, The Burial hits the expected genre beats -- and remains a crowd-pleasing treat at every turn.
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral home owner Jeremiah O'Keefe (Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee... [More]
Directed By: Maggie Betts

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Adjusted Score: 86680%
Critics Consensus: Joanna Arnow finds bleak humor in the struggle to connect with The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed, a deadpan comedy that discomfits as confidently as it amuses.
Synopsis: Ann, a morose New Yorker in her 30's, feels stuck in all areas of her life. To her dismay, the... [More]
Directed By: Joanna Arnow

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Inshallah a Boy (2023)
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Adjusted Score: 100630%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A widow pretends to be pregnant with a son in order to save her daughter and home from a relative... [More]
Directed By: Amjad Al Rasheed

#16

Robot Dreams (2023)
99%

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Adjusted Score: 102835%
Critics Consensus: As heartbreaking as it is heartwarming, Robot Dreams is the stuff good animation is made of.
Synopsis: DOG lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Pablo Berger

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Mountains (2023)
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Adjusted Score: 64044%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: While looking for a new home for his family, a Haitian demolition worker is faced with the realities of redevelopment... [More]
Directed By: Monica Sorelle

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Toll (2023)
100%

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Adjusted Score: 93160%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Suellen, a Brazilian toll booth attendant and mother, falls in with a gang of thieves in an attempt to keep... [More]
Directed By: Carolina Markowicz

#19

The King Tide (2023)
94%

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Adjusted Score: 94048%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the mayor of an idyllic island village discovers a child with mysterious powers awash on their shores, the once... [More]
Directed By: Christian Sparkes

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Chuck Chuck Baby (2023)
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Adjusted Score: 64134%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Present day, industrial North Wales. Helen, late 30's, spends her nights packing chickens and her days caring for dying mother-figure... [More]
Directed By: Janis Pugh

#22

God is a Woman (2023)
100%

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Adjusted Score: 55399%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1975, French Oscar-winning director Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau travels to Panama to film the Kuna community, where women are sacred. Gaisseau,... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Andres Peyrot

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Adjusted Score: 93271%
Critics Consensus: Surrounding its poignant insights with a gentle layer of crowd-pleasing comedy, The Monk and the Gun is a timely political satire that underscores the fragility of democracy.
Synopsis: The Monk And The Gun captures the wonder and disruption as Bhutan becomes one of the world's youngest democracies. Known... [More]
Directed By: Pawo Choyning Dorji

#24

Days of Happiness (2023)
100%

#24
Adjusted Score: 52415%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Emma, a talented conductor and rising star on the Montreal stage, has a complicated relationship with her father and agent,... [More]
Directed By: Chloé Robichaud

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Solo (2023)
92%

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Adjusted Score: 92398%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Simon (Théodore Pellerin) is a rising star in Montreal's drag scene performing lively disco pop numbers weekly at his local... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Dupuis

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City of Wind (2023)
100%

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Adjusted Score: 40775%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ze is a timid 17-year-old shaman. He studies hard at school to succeed in the cold, callous society of modern... [More]

#27

Shoshana (2023)
70%

#27
Adjusted Score: 70573%
Critics Consensus: Shoshana is a solidly fact-based historical thriller whose complex themes are occasionally underserved by director Michael Winterbottom's facile treatment.
Synopsis: Inspired by real events, SHOSHANA is a political thriller set in 1930s Tel Aviv. Thomas Wilkin, who works in the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#28
Adjusted Score: 29129%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the Umbrella Men's successful heist, Jerome, Morty, Mila, Keisha and Auntie Val are moving up in the world. Life... [More]
Directed By: John Barker

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Adjusted Score: 29102%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When investigative journalist Luyanda Masinda narrowly survives the assassination of her whistleblower lover, she joins forces with his inside man... [More]
Directed By: Ian Gabriel

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Adjusted Score: 111315%
Critics Consensus: A smart, solidly crafted procedural that's anchored in family drama, Anatomy of a Fall finds star Sandra Hüller and director/co-writer Justine Triet operating at peak power.
Synopsis: For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a... [More]
Directed By: Justine Triet

#32

Hit Man (2023)
97%

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Adjusted Score: 103984%
Critics Consensus: A deceptively dark thriller that's also loaded with laughs, Hit Man is an outstanding showcase for leading man Glen Powell -- and one of the most purely entertaining films of Richard Linklater's career.
Synopsis: Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater's sunlit neo-noir stars Glen Powell as strait-laced professor Gary Johnson, who moonlights as a fake hit... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

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Monster (2023)
97%

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Adjusted Score: 105265%
Critics Consensus: Gently devastating in its compassion, Monster is a masterpiece of shifting perspectives that surprises to the end.
Synopsis: When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda

#34

Limbo (2023)
92%

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Adjusted Score: 94088%
Critics Consensus: Limbo probes Aboriginal injustices with a patient eye, using the scars of history as the backdrop and basis for a powerfully minimalist mystery.
Synopsis: Travis Hurley (Simon Baker), a detective, arrives in the remote outback town of Limbo to investigate the cold case murder... [More]
Directed By: Ivan Sen

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Adjusted Score: 97215%
Critics Consensus: Evil Does Not Exist stands on the battle lines between modern civilization and the natural world, offering a perspective that's as quietly measured as it is entrancing.
Synopsis: In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi and his daughter, Hana, lead a modest life... [More]
Directed By: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

#36

American Fiction (2023)
93%

#36
Adjusted Score: 108548%
Critics Consensus: Jeffrey Wright and American Fiction will forever be inextricable thanks to the actor's committed approach to the pointedly humorous and insightful material.
Synopsis: AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey... [More]
Directed By: Cord Jefferson

#37

The Royal Hotel (2023)
89%

#37
Adjusted Score: 96391%
Critics Consensus: A chilling immersion into a place and time fraught with constant danger, The Royal Hotel reunites Kitty Green and Julia Garner to electrifying effect.
Synopsis: Americans Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an... [More]
Directed By: Kitty Green

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Adjusted Score: 111753%
Critics Consensus: Dispassionately examining the ordinary existence of people complicit in horrific crimes, The Zone of Interest forces us to take a cold look at the mundanity behind an unforgivable brutality.
Synopsis: The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer

#39

Perfect Days (2023)
96%

#39
Adjusted Score: 105255%
Critics Consensus: An absorbing slice-of-life drama led by a remarkable Kôji Yakusho performance, Perfect Days adds a quietly soaring gem to director/co-writer Wim Wenders' estimable filmography.
Synopsis: Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured... [More]
Directed By: Wim Wenders

#40

The Holdovers (2023)
97%

#40
Adjusted Score: 116744%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully bittersweet, The Holdovers marks a satisfying return to form for director Alexander Payne.
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Payne

#41

The Delinquents (2023)
86%

#41
Adjusted Score: 89195%
Critics Consensus: Breaking through the genre wall, The Delinquents is an astute existential heist movie that will reward patient viewers with a humorous fable about freedom.
Synopsis: Buenos Aires bank employee Morán dreams up a scheme to liberate himself from corporate monotony: he'll steal enough money to... [More]
Directed By: Rodrigo Moreno

#42

How to Have Sex (2023)
96%

#42
Adjusted Score: 102983%
Critics Consensus: A powerful debut for Molly Manning Walker, How to Have Sex authentically captures female adolescence and friendship with sobering effervescence.
Synopsis: Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday -- drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the... [More]
Directed By: Molly Manning Walker

#43

La Chimera (2023)
94%

#43
Adjusted Score: 100808%
Critics Consensus: If La Chimera is a wild, improbable pursuit, this marvelous and magical tale by Alice Rochrwacher is the pie in the sky to behold.
Synopsis: Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli,... [More]
Directed By: Alice Rohrwacher

#44

Nyad (2023)
85%

#44
Adjusted Score: 93381%
Critics Consensus: Nyad is an uplifting sports biopic strictly on the merits of its story, but it's the outstanding performances from Annette Bening and Jodie Foster that really keep this picture afloat.
Synopsis: A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in... [More]

#45

Four Daughters (2023)
96%

#45
Adjusted Score: 99603%
Critics Consensus: Four Daughters' unique approach to documenting real-life horror is a formal gamble that only underscores the bravery and resilience of its subjects.
Synopsis: This riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a... [More]
Directed By: Kaouther Ben Hania

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Close Your Eyes (2023)
94%

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Adjusted Score: 95098%
Critics Consensus: A near-masterpiece for director/co-writer Victor Erice, Close Your Eyes ends his long gap between films with a moving meditation on memory, identity, and cinema itself.
Synopsis: CLOSE YOUR EYES turns on a famous Spanish actor, Julio Arenas, who disappears while filming a movie. Although his body... [More]
Directed By: Víctor Erice

#48

Flora and Son (2023)
93%

#48
Adjusted Score: 101090%
Critics Consensus: Another music-fueled crowd-pleaser from writer-director John Carney, Flora and Son proves almost impossible to resist.
Synopsis: Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén... [More]
Directed By: John Carney

#49

National Anthem (2023)
95%

#49
Adjusted Score: 95107%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Dylan (Charlie Plummer), a soft-spoken 21-year-old construction worker, is the de facto father figure to his little brother and works... [More]
Directed By: Luke Gilford

#50

Copa 71 (2023)
97%

#50
Adjusted Score: 97805%
Critics Consensus: Copa 71 uses the real-life saga of a group of pioneering athletes to shine a light on a chapter from sports history that's as infuriating as it is inspiring.
Synopsis: The extraordinary story of the 1971 Women's World Cup, which was held in Mexico City and witnessed by more than... [More]

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Adjusted Score: 91312%
Critics Consensus: Led by Jodie Comer's gripping performance in the central role, The End We Start From offers a thoughtful, haunting look at the end of the world.
Synopsis: When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As... [More]
Directed By: Mahalia Belo

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Unicorns (2023)
92%

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Adjusted Score: 69631%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Unable to deny the spark between them the pair are forced down the unexpected path of transformation, where they must... [More]

#54

One Life (2023)
91%

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Adjusted Score: 97983%
Critics Consensus: Held aloft by outstanding work from a tremendous cast, One Life pays heartwarming tribute to a remarkable humanitarian effort.
Synopsis: Based on the book If It's Not Impossible...: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, ONE LIFE tells... [More]
Directed By: James Hawes

#55

Fair Play (2023)
85%

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Adjusted Score: 97460%
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: When a coveted promotion at a cutthroat financial firm arises, once supportive exchanges between lovers Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke... [More]
Directed By: Chloe Domont

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Adjusted Score: 91970%
Critics Consensus: Deftly directed by star Anna Kendrick, Woman of the Hour uses an incredible true story as the foundation for a powerful examination of the intersection between systemic misogyny and violence.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Anna Kendrick

#58

Rustin (2023)
83%

#58
Adjusted Score: 91847%
Critics Consensus: Colman Domingo is sensational in Rustin, a stirring biopic that shines an overdue light on a remarkable legacy of public service.
Synopsis: The architect of 1963's momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world... [More]
Directed By: George C. Wolfe

#59

The Beast (2023)
85%

#59
Adjusted Score: 90235%
Critics Consensus: Unwieldy but rewarding, The Beast uses its sci-fi conceit to explore intriguing themes in largely satisfying fashion.
Synopsis: The year is 2044: artificial intelligence controls all facets of a stoic society as humans routinely "erase" their feelings. Hoping... [More]
Directed By: Bertrand Bonello

#60

Quiz Lady (2023)
81%

#60
Adjusted Score: 85244%
Critics Consensus: Quiz Lady's perfectly matched leads help Jessica Yu's occasionally uneven comedy overcome its periodic wobbles and land on the right side of hilarious and heartfelt.
Synopsis: In Quiz Lady, a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina), and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister... [More]
Directed By: Jessica Yu

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Adjusted Score: 95319%
Critics Consensus: About Dry Grasses keeps us warm with dark humor through its unhurried and verbose wintry meditation on the human condition.
Synopsis: Nestled away in wintry East Anatolia, public-school art teacher Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu) yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan... [More]
Directed By: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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The Breaking Ice (2023)
94%

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Adjusted Score: 95034%
Critics Consensus: A beautifully filmed portrait of twentysomething ennui, The Breaking Ice explores interpersonal connections with a subtle, delicate touch.
Synopsis: Young urbanite Haofeng feels lost and adrift on China's northern border. By chance, he goes on a tour led by... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Chen

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Memory (2023)
85%

#63
Adjusted Score: 90468%
Critics Consensus: A searingly powerful union of filmmaker and cast, Memory finds writer/director Michel Franco exploring complex, mature themes brought brilliantly to life by stars Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard.
Synopsis: Sylvia (Jessica Chastain) is a social worker who leads a simple and structured life: her daughter, her job, her AA... [More]
Directed By: Michel Franco

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Adjusted Score: 93273%
Critics Consensus: A playful documentary with a poetic spirit, Orlando, My Political Biography uses a seminal novel as the framework for an exploration of personal identity.
Synopsis: "Come, come! I'm sick to death of this particular self. I want another." Taking Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando: A Biography... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Paul B. Preciado

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Backspot (2023)
85%

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Adjusted Score: 85573%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An ambitious cheerleader (Devery Jacobs) faces both new adversity and the increased drive for perfection and triumph when she and... [More]
Directed By: D.W. Waterson

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Music (2023)
82%

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Adjusted Score: 82282%
Critics Consensus: Another minimalist and abstract offering from Angela Schanelec, Music is the type of art that requires surrendering impatience and logic to feel the beat.
Synopsis: Abandoned at birth in the Greek mountains on a stormy night, Jon is taken in and adopted, without having known... [More]
Directed By: Angela Schanelec

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Adjusted Score: 73118%
Critics Consensus: From its eyebrow-raising title to its gleefully provocative humor, talented cast, and catchy songs, Dicks: The Musical is a cult movie in the making.
Synopsis: Two self-obsessed businessmen discover they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced parents.... [More]
Directed By: Larry Charles

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Adjusted Score: 101584%
Critics Consensus: Mads Mikkelson leads us through the savage terrain of The Promised Land with a glimmer of hope in this epic Nordic tale with Western bones.
Synopsis: In 18th century Denmark, Captain Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) -- a proud, ambitious, but impoverished war hero -- sets out... [More]
Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel

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Daddio (2023)
83%

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Adjusted Score: 58021%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: New York City. JFK airport. A young woman jumps into the backseat of a yellow taxi, the cabbie throws the... [More]
Directed By: Christy Hall

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We Grown Now (2023)
93%

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Adjusted Score: 96017%
Critics Consensus: Casting grim environs in a nostalgic glow, We Grown Now is a coming-of-age story whose tinges of fantasy only make it feel more honest.
Synopsis: In 1992 Chicago, as Michael Jordan solidifies himself as a champion, a story of two young legends in their own... [More]
Directed By: Minhal Baig

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Dumb Money (2023)
84%

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Adjusted Score: 96577%
Critics Consensus: Dumb Money's crowd-pleasing dramatization of real-life stock hijinks may not tell the complete story, but it's rousingly entertaining nonetheless.
Synopsis: Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped... [More]
Directed By: Craig Gillespie

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Adjusted Score: 84740%
Critics Consensus: A solid step forward for Viggo Mortensen as a director, The Dead Don't Hurt offers viewers a comfortably old-fashioned Western with a satisfying, character-driven story.
Synopsis: The Dead Don't Hurt is a story of star-crossed lovers on the western U.S. frontier in the 1860s. Vivienne Le... [More]
Directed By: Viggo Mortensen

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Adjusted Score: 86680%
Critics Consensus: Based on indefensible truths,Kidnapped tackles institutional abuse with cinematic pomp and political circumstance.
Synopsis: In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope's soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By... [More]
Directed By: Marco Bellocchio

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The Convert (2023)
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Adjusted Score: 46583%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: New Zealand in the 1830s is a largely Māori world, dominated by tribal wars. Seeking redemption from a dark past,... [More]
Directed By: Lee Tamahori

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Adjusted Score: 83620%
Critics Consensus: Silver Dollar Road's overwhelming compassion for its subjects helps this powerful story transcend its occasionally uneven telling.
Synopsis: From Academy-Award Nominee Raoul Peck, Silver Dollar Road follows the story of the Reels family as told by the matriarch... [More]
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Directed By: Raoul Peck

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Homecoming (2023)
69%

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Adjusted Score: 52230%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Khédidja works for a wealthy Parisian family who offered her to mind their children for a summer in Corsica. Bringing... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Corsini

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Riddle Of Fire (2023)
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Adjusted Score: 83913%
Critics Consensus: With its charmingly childlike perspective, Riddle of Fire channels the spirit of youthful adventure with enough exuberance to overcome an occasionally shaggy structure.
Synopsis: This neo-fairytale set in Wyoming, USA follows three mischievous children as they embark on an odyssey when their mother asks... [More]
Directed By: Weston Razooli

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Seven Veils (2023)
75%

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Adjusted Score: 69857%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Earnest theatre director Jeanine (Amanda Seyfried) has been given the task of remounting her former mentor's most famous work, the... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

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Boy Kills World (2023)
59%

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Adjusted Score: 66857%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by Bill Skarsgård's all-in performance, Boy Kills World may offer just enough action thrills to offset its thinly written characters and predictable plot.
Synopsis: Bill Skarsgård stars as "Boy" who vows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Famke Janssen),... [More]
Directed By: Moritz Mohr

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Ezra (2023)
67%

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Adjusted Score: 67924%
Critics Consensus: Good performances give Ezra a resonant emotional core even when its script strains credulity, balancing out into a solid family drama.
Synopsis: EZRA follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro), while struggling to co-parent... [More]
Directed By: Tony Goldwyn

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The New Boy (2023)
72%

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Adjusted Score: 73503%
Critics Consensus: The New Boy bites off more than it can comfortably chew, but this heady exploration of faith and cultural tensions has an ethereal allure.
Synopsis: In the 1940s, during the dead of night, a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan arrives at a remote monastery run by a... [More]
Directed By: Warwick Thornton

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Lee (2023)
68%

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Adjusted Score: 68456%
Critics Consensus: Kate Winslet's gripping performance in the title role helps elevate Lee beyond its disappointingly conventional biopic trappings.
Synopsis: Lee, the directorial feature from award-winning Cinematographer Ellen Kuras, portrays a pivotal decade in the life of American war correspondent... [More]
Directed By: Ellen Kuras

#88

Hell of a Summer (2023)
50%

#88
Adjusted Score: 40760%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Finn Wolfhard, Billy Bryk

#89
#89
Adjusted Score: 58774%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Ladj Ly

#90
Adjusted Score: 72048%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: LIL NAS X: LONG LIVE MONTERO captures the creative dynamo and mesmerizing star power of Lil Nas X, the groundbreaking,... [More]

#91

Wildcat (2023)
54%

#91
Adjusted Score: 57080%
Critics Consensus: Wildcat brings careful craft and solid acting to bear on an admirable idea; unfortunately, it still struggles to present a compelling picture of a brilliant author's inner life.
Synopsis: Directed and co-written by four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, WILDCAT invites the audience to weave in and out of... [More]
Directed By: Ethan Hawke

#92

Knox Goes Away (2023)
62%

#92
Adjusted Score: 65137%
Critics Consensus: Michael Keaton directs Michael Keaton in Knox Goes Away, and gets a terrific performance out of himself -- albeit one that's left stranded by an underwhelming screenplay.
Synopsis: When a contract killer has a rapidly evolving form of dementia, he is offered an opportunity to redeem himself by... [More]
Directed By: Michael Keaton

#93
#93
Adjusted Score: 87323%
Critics Consensus: Thanks largely to a strong cast that leans into the story's humorous side, Wicked Little Letters is a diverting comedy even if the mystery at its core isn't particularly clever.
Synopsis: A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based... [More]
Directed By: Thea Sharrock

#94

Gonzo Girl (2023)
57%

#94
Adjusted Score: 45716%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Patricia Arquette

#95

Close to You (2023)
44%

#95
Adjusted Score: 44048%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sam (Elliot Page) has a chance encounter with an old friend (Hillary Baack) on his way home to a dreaded... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Savage

#96

Fingernails (2023)
60%

#96
Adjusted Score: 67158%
Critics Consensus: A trio of solid performances help Fingernails get its thought-provoking ideas across in spite of an occasionally underwhelming story.
Synopsis: Anna (Jessie Buckley) and Ryan (Jeremy Allen White) have found true love. It's been proven by a controversial new technology.... [More]
Directed By: Christos Nikou

#97

The Critic (2023)
47%

#97
Adjusted Score: 47106%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The reimagining of Anthony Quinn's novel 'Curtain Call' centers on Jimmy Erskine (Ian McKellen), the Daily Chronicle's most famous and... [More]
Directed By: Anand Tucker

#98

Next Goal Wins (2023)
45%

#98
Adjusted Score: 53614%
Critics Consensus: Next Goal Wins finds director/co-writer Taika Waititi with his heart in the right place, even if his crowd-pleasing aim has noticeably strayed from its target.
Synopsis: Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team,... [More]
Directed By: Taika Waititi

#99

Aggro Dr1ft (2023)
38%

#99
Adjusted Score: 38981%
Critics Consensus: Aggro Dr1ft's innovative and eye-catching visuals are largely undermined by a frequently inscrutable story that aims for provocation but too often frustrates and annoys.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Harmony Korine uses infrared photography in a dreamlike portrait of a tormented assassin.... [More]
Directed By: Harmony Korine

#100

Sorry/Not Sorry (2023)
58%

#100
Adjusted Score: 40527%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An inside look at Louis CK's public downfall and surprising return to the spotlight. Featuring interviews with women who spoke... [More]
Directed By: Cara Mones, Caroline Suh

#101
#101
Adjusted Score: 17530%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A feature-length, in-depth look at one of the world's most successful rock groups. This film tells the real story of... [More]
Starring: Nickelback
Directed By: Leigh Brooks

#102

Reptile (2023)
45%

#102
Adjusted Score: 48895%
Critics Consensus: Strong work from Benicio del Toro and Alicia Silverstone isn't enough to make up for Reptile's convoluted and ultimately underwhelming story.
Synopsis: Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective attempts to uncover the truth in a... [More]
Directed By: Grant Singer

#103

Mother, Couch (2023)
36%

#103
Adjusted Score: 29354%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a remote furniture store, Mother stations herself on a green couch, refusing to get up, leaving her three estranged... [More]
Directed By: Niclas Larsson

#104

Finestkind (2023)
30%

#104
Adjusted Score: 30749%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Finestkind tells the story of two brothers (Ben Foster & Toby Wallace), raised in different worlds, who are reunited as... [More]
Directed By: Brian Helgeland

#105

North Star (2023)
28%

#105
Adjusted Score: 28048%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Kristin Scott Thomas

#106

Poolman (2023)
22%

#106
Adjusted Score: 23971%
Critics Consensus: First-time director Chris Pine has clearly watched and loved numerous classic L.A.-based neo-noir comedies; unfortunately, Poolman suggests he'd have been better off not trying to add his own entry to the genre.
Synopsis: In Chris Pine's feature directorial debut, Poolman tells the story of Darren Barrenman (Pine), a native Angeleno who spends his... [More]
Directed By: Chris Pine

#107

Pain Hustlers (2023)
23%

#107
Adjusted Score: 28526%
Critics Consensus: Pain Hustlers has some great actors and a worthwhile premise, but lackluster execution dooms this dramatic look at the opioid epidemic.
Synopsis: Liza Drake (Emily Blunt) is a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end... [More]
Directed By: David Yates