TIFF 2017 Scorecard

#134

Thelma (2017)
93%

#134
Adjusted Score: 98.034%
Critics Consensus: Thelma plays with genre tropes in unexpected ways, delivering a thoughtfully twisty supernatural thriller with a lingering impact.
Synopsis: Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of... [More]
Directed By: Joachim Trier

#133

Hostiles (2018)
73%

#133
Adjusted Score: 82.854%
Critics Consensus: Hostiles benefits from stunning visuals and a solid central performance from Christian Bale, both of which help elevate its uneven story.
Synopsis: Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees... [More]
Directed By: Scott Cooper

#132

Downsizing (2017)
51%

#132
Adjusted Score: 62.261%
Critics Consensus: Downsizing assembles a talented cast in pursuit of some truly interesting ideas -- which may be enough for some audiences to forgive the final product's frustrating shortcomings.
Synopsis: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Payne

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 78.898%
Critics Consensus: The Day After may rank among the slighter works in writer-director Hong Sang-soo's filmography, yet it still presents an absorbingly earnest look at relationships in turmoil.
Synopsis: South Korean Master Hong Sangsoo's 21st feature as director, The Day After, is a mordantly comic tale of infidelity and... [More]
Directed By: Hong Sang-soo

#130
#130
Adjusted Score: 46.289%
Critics Consensus: The Mountain Between Us may be too far-fetched for some viewers to appreciate, but it's elevated by reliably engaging performances from Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
Synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote... [More]
Directed By: Hany Abu-Assad

#129

The Square (2017)
84%

#129
Adjusted Score: 91.592%
Critics Consensus: The Square finds writer-director Ruben Östlund as ambitious as ever -- and delivering an unforgettably unusual work whose challenging themes pay thought-provoking dividends.
Synopsis: Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Östlund

#128

Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018)
84%

#128
Adjusted Score: 90.651%
Critics Consensus: Borg vs McEnroe makes tennis improbably cinematic -- and brings the absolute best out of Shia LaBeouf, who delivers some of the best work of his career.
Synopsis: It's the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the... [More]
Directed By: Janus Metz

#127
Adjusted Score: 72.72%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8,... [More]
Directed By: Bruno Dumont

#126

mother! (2017)
69%

#126
Adjusted Score: 82.771%
Critics Consensus: There's no denying that mother! is the thought-provoking product of a singularly ambitious artistic vision, though it may be too unwieldy for mainstream tastes.
Synopsis: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky... [More]
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

#125

Victoria & Abdul (2017)
66%

#125
Adjusted Score: 73.496%
Critics Consensus: Victoria & Abdul reunites Dame Judi Dench with the role of Queen Victoria -- which is all this period drama needs to overcome its imbalanced narrative.
Synopsis: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench)... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Frears

#124

The Journey (2017)
69%

#124
Adjusted Score: 71.862%
Critics Consensus: The Journey's narrative deficiencies undermine a powerful fact-based story, but those problems are often offset by solid work from Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall.
Synopsis: THE JOURNEY is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to... [More]
Directed By: Nick Hamm

#123

On Chesil Beach (2018)
68%

#123
Adjusted Score: 73.938%
Critics Consensus: On Chesil Beach presents a well-acted and solidly crafted adaptation of a small yet resonant story with deceptively rich subtext.
Synopsis: Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Cooke

#122

Breathe (2017)
66%

#122
Adjusted Score: 72.144%
Critics Consensus: Strong performances from Breathe's well-matched leads help add an edge to a biopic that takes a decidedly heartwarming approach to its real-life story.
Synopsis: For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew... [More]
Directed By: Andy Serkis

#121

Kodachrome (2018)
71%

#121
Adjusted Score: 72.432%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Matt Ryder (Sudeikis) is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder (Harris) cross country to deliver four... [More]
Directed By: Mark Raso

#120
Adjusted Score: 60.207%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Michel Franco

#119

Happy End (2017)
68%

#119
Adjusted Score: 73.034%
Critics Consensus: Happy End is far from Haneke's best work, yet it still succeeds in forcing audiences to confront -- and uncomfortably consider -- the dark side of human nature.
Synopsis: Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious... [More]
Directed By: Michael Haneke

#118

Papillon (2018)
67%

#118
Adjusted Score: 35.757%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", PAPILLON follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie... [More]
Directed By: Michael Noer

#117

Manhunt (2017)
64%

#117
Adjusted Score: 64.207%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: John Woo

#116
#116
Adjusted Score: 24.135%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Evelyn, a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son, Fin with her zest for life. When father... [More]

#115
Adjusted Score: 24.328%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Since Spurlock's long-overdue indictment of the fast food industry in 2004, healthy menu options have become a popular trend, buoyed... [More]
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#114
#114
Adjusted Score: 40.635%
Critics Consensus: The Leisure Seeker certainly doesn't suffer from any shortage of acting talent, but it's largely squandered on a predictable, diffuse drama with little to say.
Synopsis: The film stars Academy Award-winner (R) Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner (R) Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going... [More]
Directed By: Paolo Virzì

#113
#113
Adjusted Score: 39.172%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Louis C.K.'s I LOVE YOU, DADDY is a bittersweet comedy about successful TV writer/producer Glen Topher (C.K.), who panics when... [More]
Starring:
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#112
#112
Adjusted Score: 57.014%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Naomi Kawase

#111
Adjusted Score: 58.626%
Critics Consensus: Godard Mon Amour imagines a chapter from Jean-Luc Godard's life with no shortage of whimsy, but lacks its subject's essential inspiration.
Synopsis: Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne... [More]
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius

#110
#110
Adjusted Score: 58.192%
Critics Consensus: Intriguing yet heavy-handed, Roman J. Israel, Esq. makes the most of -- but never quite lives up to -- Denzel Washington's magnetic performance in the title role.
Synopsis: Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system.... [More]
Directed By: Dan Gilroy

#109
#109
Adjusted Score: 14.529%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A thirty-year-old woman, troubled by her past and struggling with a dysfunctional relationship with her father, seeks sexual and emotional... [More]

#108

Chappaquiddick (2018)
80%

#108
Adjusted Score: 85.701%
Critics Consensus: Chappaquidick can't help leaving some of this true story's most intriguing questions unanswered, but it's bolstered by outstanding work from Jason Clarke in the central role.
Synopsis: In the riveting suspense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as... [More]
Directed By: John Curran

#107
#107
Adjusted Score: 48.656%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Santiago Mitre

#106
Adjusted Score: 39.213%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Mark Felt - The Man Who Brought Down the White House centers on "Deep Throat", the pseudonym given to the... [More]
Directed By: Peter Landesman

#105

The Upside (2018)
55%

#105
Adjusted Score: 35.875%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on the French film The Intouchables, this touching comedy revolves around an unlikely friendship that develops between a wealthy... [More]
Directed By: Neil Burger

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