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Venice Film Festival 2023 Movie Scorecard

See the Tomatometer scores for all the movies screening at the 2023 Venice Film Festival! Now in its 80th edition, the fest premieres new films from directors Michael Mann (Ferrari), Ava DuVernay (Origin), David Fincher (The Killer), Richard Linklater (Hit Man), Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things), Bradley Cooper (Maestro), Sofia Coppola (Priscilla), and in the case of William Friedkin, his final opus (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial). Read more about the 8 must-watch films at Venice.

As more critics reviews come in, we’ll update the Scorecard until closing night on September 9th.

#1

Poor Things (2023)
92%

#1
Adjusted Score: 113903%
Critics Consensus: Wildly imaginative and exhilaratingly over the top, Poor Things is a bizarre, brilliant tour de force for director Yorgos Lanthimos and star Emma Stone.
Synopsis: From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a... [More]
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos

#2

Hit Man (2023)
95%

#2
Adjusted Score: 111208%
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

#3

Hollywoodgate (2023)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 42403%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Immediately after the US withdraws from Afghanistan, the Taliban occupied the "Hollywood Gate" complex, claimed to be a former CIA... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Ibrahim Nash'at

#4

Hoard  (2023)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 93818%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: 1984, London: 7 year old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins... [More]
Directed By: Luna Carmoon

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 42424%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A look at the all-too-short life and career of enigmatic comedy legend Andy Kaufman, including never-before-seen footage and intimate interviews... [More]
Starring: Andy Kaufman
Directed By: Alex Braverman

#6

Hesitation Wound (2023)
82%

#6
Adjusted Score: 54657%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In HESITATION WOUND Canan (Tülin Özen), a criminal lawyer who divides her time between the courthouse and her mother's hospital... [More]
Directed By: Selman Nacar

#7
Adjusted Score: 30171%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: It's summer in Budapest, high school student Abel is struggling to focus on his final exams, whilst coming to the... [More]
Directed By: Gábor Reisz

#8
Adjusted Score: 99938%
Critics Consensus: With The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson returns to the world of Roald Dahl -- and proves his distinctive style is a comfortable fit for one of the author's sweetest stories.
Synopsis: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: A rich man learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. He... [More]
Directed By: Wes Anderson

#9

Priscilla (2023)
84%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100995%
Critics Consensus: With Cailee Spaeny's performance in the title role leading the way, Priscilla sees Sofia Coppola taking a tender yet clear-eyed look at the often toxic blend created by mixing first love and fame.
Synopsis: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 98967%
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

#11

Maestro (2023)
78%

#11
Adjusted Score: 97055%
Critics Consensus: Led by a pair of powerful performances, Maestro serves as a stirring overview of a tremendous talent's life and legacy.
Synopsis: Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.... [More]
Directed By: Bradley Cooper

#12

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#12

#13
Adjusted Score: 96211%
Critics Consensus: The final film from a master of the medium, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial serves as a gripping reminder that a single setting, a solid cast, and some sharply written dialogue is sometimes all you need.
Synopsis: At the start of a naval court-martial, Barney Greenwald (Jason Clarke), a skeptical naval lawyer, reluctantly agrees to defend Lt.... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#14

Coup de Chance (2023)
82%

#14
Adjusted Score: 85968%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen's 50th film, Coup de Chance adds yet another creative rebound to the writer-director's oeuvre with a charming thriller that makes up in wit what it lacks in surprises.
Synopsis: COUP DE CHANCE is about the important role chance and luck play in our lives. Fanny (Lou de Laâge) and... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#15

El Conde (2023)
82%

#15
Adjusted Score: 88089%
Critics Consensus: A darkly delirious satire rooted in real-life horror, El Conde finds Pablo Larraín revisiting familiar themes without losing their provocative power.
Synopsis: El Conde is a dark comedy/horror that imagines a parallel universe inspired by the recent history of Chile. The film... [More]
Directed By: Pablo Larraín

#16

Origin (2023)
82%

#16
Adjusted Score: 92815%
Critics Consensus: A moving drama that's unafraid to ask big questions, Origin honors its source material with powerful performances in service of a deeply emotional story.
Synopsis: While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, Isabel sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery. Despite the colossal... [More]
Directed By: Ava DuVernay

#17

The Beast (2023)
87%

#17
Adjusted Score: 93877%
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

#18

The Killer (2023)
85%

#18
Adjusted Score: 101632%
Critics Consensus: The Killer finds director David Fincher on firm footing with a stylish and engaging thriller that proves a perfect match for leading man Michael Fassbender.
Synopsis: After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn't personal.... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 67019%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: 1962. A physical congress in Switzerland. An Iranian guest. A mysterious pianist. A bizarre cloud formation in the sky and... [More]
Directed By: Timm Kröger

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 103756%
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

#21

Ferrari (2023)
72%

#21
Adjusted Score: 86814%
Critics Consensus: Sleek and well-acted, Ferrari overcomes its occasionally underpowered narrative to deliver a rousing and admirably complex biopic.
Synopsis: Ferrari is set during the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle and danger of 1950's Formula 1, ex-racer, Enzo Ferrari,... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann

#22

Making of (2023)
60%

#22
Adjusted Score: 22121%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Simon, a well-known French filmmaker, starts shooting his next film. A story about workers fighting to protect their factory from... [More]
Directed By: Cédric Kahn

#23
Adjusted Score: 87544%
Critics Consensus: Well-written and classically constructed, In the Land of Saints and Sinners is one of the better action thrillers Liam Neeson's made in recent years.
Synopsis: Ireland, 1970s. Eager to leave his dark past behind, Finbar Murphy (Liam Neeson) leads a quiet life in the remote... [More]
Directed By: Robert Lorenz

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#25

DogMan (2023)
57%

#25
Adjusted Score: 59938%
Critics Consensus: While Besson, Landry Jones, and a pack of mutts lend DogMan their roaring souls, this entry offers ample creative risks and kibbled returns.
Synopsis: Following a traumatic childhood, a man finds salvation and justice through his connection with dogs.... [More]
Directed By: Luc Besson

#26

Finally Dawn (2023)
42%

#26
Adjusted Score: 30533%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1950’s Cinecittà, a young girl becomes the lead in a journey of self-discovery through the course of one long,... [More]
Directed By: Saverio Costanzo

#27

Aggro Dr1ft (2023)
41%

#27
Adjusted Score: 42242%
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

#28

Comandante (2023)
27%

#28
Adjusted Score: 17909%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Edoardo De Angelis

#29

The Palace (2023)
10%

#29
Adjusted Score: 10204%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: New Year's Eve 1999, a luxurious Swiss hotel where the lives of hotel workers and various guests get intertwined.... [More]