TIFF 2017 Scorecard
Martin McDonagh, the writer/director behind In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, tickled TIFF audiences blood red with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, taking home the festival’s People’s Choice Award. Read on to see every movie from Toronto this year that got a Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 94.005%
Critics Consensus: Brawl in Cell Block 99 rides a committed Vince Vaughn performance into the brutally violent -- and undeniably entertaining -- depths of prison-set grindhouse genre fare.
A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.93%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong work from Margot Robbie and Alison Janney, I, Tonya finds the humor in its real-life story without losing sight of its more tragic -- and emotionally resonant -- elements.
Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 114.525%
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.918%
Critics Consensus: Subtle and tender, A Fantastic Woman handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.
Marina (Daniela Vega), a transgender nightclub singer, comes under suspicion when her much older lover Orlando (Francisco Reyes) dies suddenly.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.951%
Critics Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.
From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.53%
Critics Consensus: Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that's equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.
Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.354%
Critics Consensus: Sweet Country makes brilliant use of the Australian outback as the setting for a hard-hitting story that satisfies as a character study as well as a sociopolitical statement.
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.483%
Critics Consensus: I Am Not a Witch approaches real-life injustices with a beguiling blend of sorrow, anger, and humor, marking debuting writer-director Rungano Nyoni as an exciting new talent.
After a banal accident in her village, Shula, an eight-year-old girl, is accused of witchcraft. After a quick trial, she... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.241%
Critics Consensus: Mom and Dad's gonzo premise serves as an effective springboard for a wickedly dark, bloody comedy - and an appropriately over-the-top performance from Nicolas Cage.
A strange disorder suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.031%
Critics Consensus: The Insult uses its familiar courtroom drama framework to deliver a hard-hitting statement on modern Middle Eastern politics that's as gripping as it is thought-provoking.
In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.071%
Critics Consensus: Félicité depicts a culture and a setting unfamiliar to many viewers, but its themes - and Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu's performance - transcend borders.
Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into... [More]
Adjusted Score: 41.427%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.168%
Critics Consensus: Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces Places is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda.
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more... [More]
Adjusted Score: 32.405%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Adjusted Score: 98.9%
Critics Consensus: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library adds another remarkable chapter to documentarian Frederick Wiseman's career-long quest for observational excellence.
In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109.504%
Critics Consensus: The Shape of Water finds Guillermo del Toro at his visually distinctive best -- and matched by an emotionally absorbing story brought to life by a stellar Sally Hawkins performance.
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109.627%
Critics Consensus: Call Me by Your Name offers a melancholy, powerfully affecting portrait of first love, empathetically acted by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.17%
Critics Consensus: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deftly balances black comedy against searing drama -- and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.285%
Critics Consensus: Mudbound offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond their period setting.
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families... [More]
Adjusted Score: 107.98%
Critics Consensus: The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.
The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.57%
Critics Consensus: Moving without resorting to melodrama, BPM offers an engrossing look at a pivotal period in history that lingers long after the closing credits roll.
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.424%
Critics Consensus: Stronger rises on the power of its well-chosen ensemble to offer an emotionally resonant fact-based story that transcends inspirational drama clichés.
STRONGER is the inspirational and heroic true-life story of Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), the man whose iconic photo from the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.225%
Critics Consensus: The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.031%
Critics Consensus: The Rider's hard-hitting drama is only made more effective through writer-director Chloé Zhao's use of untrained actors to tell the movie's fact-based tale.
Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.592%
Critics Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.
The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.692%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by delicate work from writer-director Paul Schrader and elevated by a standout performance by Ethan Hawke, First Reformed takes a sensitive and suspenseful look at weighty themes.
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.402%
Critics Consensus: Powered by an intriguing story and a pair of outstanding performances from Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, Molly's Game marks a solid debut for writer-director Aaron Sorkin.
MOLLY'S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive... [More]