Venice Film Festival 2017 Scorecard

The Shape of Water took home the Golden Lion, and Foxtrot was awarded Jury Prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Read on to see every movie that played in Italy over the last week and got enough reviews for a Tomatometer!

Adjusted Score: 101542%
Critics Consensus: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library adds another remarkable chapter to documentarian Frederick Wiseman's career-long quest for observational excellence.
Synopsis: Filmmakers delve into the New York Public Library, discovering a world of devoted bibliophiles and beneficiaries across 92 branches.... [More]
Directed By: Frederick Wiseman


Foxtrot (2017)

Adjusted Score: 101164%
Critics Consensus: Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that's equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.
Synopsis: A knock on the door leads to unfathomable grief as a man and his wife learn that their son died... [More]
Directed By: Samuel Maoz


The Insult (2017)

Adjusted Score: 92539%
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.
Synopsis: A minor incident between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee turns into an explosive trial that ends up dividing... [More]
Directed By: Ziad Doueiri


Sweet Country (2017)

Adjusted Score: 100045%
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.
Synopsis: An Aboriginal man goes on the run after he kills a white man in self-defense.... [More]
Directed By: Warwick Thornton

Adjusted Score: 96711%
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.
Synopsis: A former boxer loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this... [More]
Directed By: S. Craig Zahler

Adjusted Score: 128107%
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.
Synopsis: Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

Adjusted Score: 122095%
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.
Synopsis: After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three... [More]
Directed By: Martin McDonagh


First Reformed (2017)

Adjusted Score: 108119%
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.
Synopsis: The pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader


Lean on Pete (2017)

Adjusted Score: 100219%
Critics Consensus: Lean on Pete avoids mawkish melodrama, offering an empathetic yet clear-eyed portrayal of a young man at a crossroads that confirms Charley Plummer as a major talent.
Synopsis: Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Haigh


Zama (2017)

Adjusted Score: 102214%
Critics Consensus: Zama offers a series of scathingly insightful observations about colonialism and class dynamics -- and satisfyingly ends a long wait between projects from writer-director Lucrecia Martel.
Synopsis: Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him... [More]
Directed By: Lucrecia Martel


Human Flow (2017)

Adjusted Score: 98478%
Critics Consensus: Epic in scope yet clear-eyed and intimate, Human Flow offers a singularly expansive -- and sobering -- perspective on the global refugee crisis.
Synopsis: More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and... [More]
Directed By: Ai Weiwei


West of Sunshine (2017)

Adjusted Score: 85324%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A father has less than one day left to come good on a debt to a dangerous loan shark, while... [More]
Directed By: Jason Raftopoulos

Adjusted Score: 90534%
Critics Consensus: Our Souls at Night honors the quiet strength of its source material by offering a simple yet sturdy canvas for two talented veteran leads to bring its story to life.
Synopsis: Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower, have lived next door to each other for years. When Addie... [More]
Directed By: Ritesh Batra


mother! (2017)

Adjusted Score: 97444%
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 young woman spends her days renovating the Victorian mansion that she lives in with her husband in the countryside.... [More]
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky


Downsizing (2017)

Adjusted Score: 69256%
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: Mild-mannered therapist Paul Safranek and his wife, Audrey, decide to undergo a process in which scientists shrink people down to... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Payne


Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Adjusted Score: 79985%
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: Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Frears


Manhunt (2017)

Adjusted Score: 66950%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After he is framed for a vile crime, a Chinese pharmaceutical lawyer teams up with a Japanese detective to stop... [More]
Directed By: John Woo

Adjusted Score: 43084%
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: Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John and Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston... [More]
Directed By: Paolo Virzì


Suburbicon (2017)

Adjusted Score: 47044%
Critics Consensus: A disappointing misfire for director George Clooney, Suburbicon attempts to juggle social satire, racial commentary, and murder mystery -- and ends up making a mess of all three.
Synopsis: Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns -- the perfect place to raise a... [More]
Directed By: George Clooney

Adjusted Score: 15184%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An actress's nightmare about killing her abusive ex-boyfriend manifests itself in reality.... [More]
Directed By: James Toback


Loving Pablo (2017)

Adjusted Score: 33120%
Critics Consensus: Loving Pablo bungles its seemingly cinematic real-life story -- and a pair of talented stars -- in producing a lurid biopic that adds nothing to the Escobar subgenre.
Synopsis: In the early 1980s, Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo begins a tumultuous love affair with Pablo Escobar -- the world's most... [More]

Tag Cloud

classics First Reviews Musicals Funimation TV movies Dark Horse Comics black Shondaland Sneak Peek obituary biopic comic book movies Nickelodeon mob Cosplay Cannes genre DGA Opinion PaleyFest Emmy Nominations Star Wars Celebration cancelled TV shows crime drama new zealand Awards Comics on TV A24 dexter Mindy Kaling Comedy video sopranos Elton John emmy awards Acorn TV new york vs. streaming movies Tubi jurassic park The Arrangement Family animated book adaptation Marvel Studios Superheroe Neflix Bravo police drama facebook TCA Winter 2020 A&E Set visit Brie Larson Best Actor trailers pirates of the caribbean 2020 reviews 21st Century Fox Reality RT History golden globe awards cinemax Photos 94th Oscars Tarantino richard e. Grant The Walt Disney Company Sundance series Black History Month Universal marvel cinematic universe best football latino comiccon Song of Ice and Fire hispanic Sci-Fi Indigenous japanese TV venice canceled USA Box Office Paramount Pictures dceu FX on Hulu satire witnail blockbusters History Esquire royal family streamig Apple TV+ Pacific Islander trophy green book Polls and Games San Diego Comic-Con sequels target war BBC One OWN Sundance TV versus Chernobyl prank Watching Series Comic Book ghosts chucky Reality Competition spanish language die hard Disney Channel Premiere Dates GoT scorecard Ovation wonder woman fresh comedies children's TV E3 talk show saw deadpool hist crossover art house docuseries festivals Arrowverse japan Exclusive Video Cartoon Network Christmas sag awards political drama Emmys mockumentary TruTV Martial Arts slashers scene in color film series SundanceTV 2021 BET Film Festival Best Director strong female leads South by Southwest Film Festival APB scene in color series rt labs critics edition dc MSNBC what to watch 4/20 broadcast Thanksgiving space Infographic news blaxploitation Disney streaming service leaderboard 20th Century Fox Epix Disney Hear Us Out breaking bad President elevated horror Disney Plus AMC Plus stop motion comics Pet Sematary asian-american FOX CMT National Geographic Logo Syfy parents supernatural period drama Oscar foreign remakes SXSW Adult Swim ABC Signature live event Turner Classic Movies Discovery Channel nfl spinoff Awards Tour 90s documentary Year in Review Focus Features halloween tv tv talk Stephen King based on movie rotten movies we love SDCC Biopics Apple TV Plus screen actors guild Anna Paquin 2015 Pixar finale Country Pirates Avengers Black Mirror archives Food Network Prime Video anime LGBTQ HBO Go TBS BAFTA Nat Geo YouTube Red Pride Month disaster mutant live action VH1 Schedule australia Oscars Universal Pictures Broadway YouTube anthology halloween CBS All Access monster movies dramedy target scene in color comic rotten Nominations werewolf dreamworks CNN Lionsgate kids zero dark thirty Alien casting Sony rt labs Calendar Rocky The Academy E! Crackle travel 71st Emmy Awards canceled TV shows Spike psychological thriller theme song Mary Poppins Returns cults Quiz TCM GLAAD Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Turner Instagram Live BBC renewed TV shows First Look IFC Films 79th Golden Globes Awards Starz Extras concert robots popular toronto sitcom television Character Guide rom-coms toy story FX stoner action-comedy cats adaptation Captain marvel DirecTV Geeked Week VOD Native adventure AMC dragons scene in color Hallmark Christmas movies worst movies NYCC game of thrones Sundance Now Certified Fresh hidden camera Star Trek Writers Guild of America Musical diversity universal monsters movie Winter TV criterion NBA films American Society of Cinematographers Drama Paramount Network PlayStation DC Comics women MTV See It Skip It directors Sony Pictures Warner Bros. politics true crime sequel Masterpiece Tumblr binge international Election adenture interviews Rock ViacomCBS BET Awards mission: impossible Apple New York Comic Con free movies worst telelvision TIFF 72 Emmy Awards joker boxoffice VICE science fiction Tokyo Olympics harry potter Trivia 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Tags: Comedy Britbox dogs Trophy Talk MCU superman TV Land indie sports 45 HBO 99% unscripted suspense MGM Star Wars Best Actress golden globes crime thriller 1990s Peacock name the review batman all-time Amazon Prime Showtime independent Baby Yoda LGBT blockbuster NBC TV One cars USA Network Hollywood Foreign Press Association james bond screenings Amazon award winner Mary Tyler Moore Music cancelled TV series comic book movie Mudbound cancelled Paramount Plus CBS marvel comics christmas movies olympics teaser cancelled television a nightmare on elm street crime ID spider-man Travel Channel festival Comic-Con@Home 2021 IMDb TV Rocketman spider-verse high school basketball franchise Fox News The CW Fargo The Purge Netflix fast and furious OneApp kong summer TV cartoon debate movies Kids & Family Rom-Com twilight Marathons game show Freeform Columbia Pictures docudrama critics Film The Walking Dead social media Summer posters Crunchyroll scary movies boxing WGN Trailer Fall TV obi wan Marvel Television french TCA ABC Family RT21 Hulu Superheroes ABC comic books summer TV preview cops 73rd Emmy Awards Ellie Kemper godzilla Winners Wes Anderson natural history TV renewals 2016 Marvel Valentine's Day biography Women's History Month TCA 2017 Video Games scary Teen psycho TCA Awards Grammys spain Holidays new star wars movies Podcast Amazon Studios legend Pop Tomatazos GIFs BBC America indiana jones kaiju DC Universe Paramount Western hispanic heritage month dark cooking 2019 vampires ITV Best Picture DC streaming service laika superhero YA singing competition slasher discovery FXX transformers feel good hollywood streaming justice league spy thriller Toys mcc medical drama 007 Fox Searchlight HBO Max Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Red Carpet ESPN Holiday summer preview Creative Arts Emmys 2018 romantic comedy Interview razzies Animation Netflix Christmas movies IFC Binge Guide serial killer Mary poppins The Witch Amazon Prime Video rt archives ratings thriller critic resources miniseries Comedy Central Horror Disney+ Disney Plus Heroines italian Endgame Walt Disney Pictures Countdown book PBS Shudder south america Spectrum Originals zombies Pop TV doctor who jamie lee curtis YouTube Premium black comedy 24 frames Classic Film child's play TNT Fantasy Lucasfilm Television Academy king kong know your critic Television Critics Association quibi Legendary Action technology aapi reboot aliens CW Seed HFPA nbcuniversal documentaries Hallmark Vudu stand-up comedy Lifetime Christmas movies heist movie TLC Best and Worst X-Men Mystery Academy Awards SXSW 2022 nature video on demand gangster zombie romance young adult Super Bowl Image Comics lord of the rings 2017 WarnerMedia 93rd Oscars king arthur historical drama composers Spring TV Lifetime Ghostbusters spanish El Rey revenge