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!

#21
Adjusted Score: 97.347%
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: In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Frederick Wiseman

#20

Foxtrot (2018)
100%

#20
Adjusted Score: 101.106%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their... [More]
Directed By: Samuel Maoz

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 93.902%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel... [More]
Directed By: Ziad Doueiri

#18

Sweet Country (2017)
95%

#18
Adjusted Score: 95.054%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter... [More]
Directed By: Warwick Thornton

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 94.64%
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 named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire.... [More]
Directed By: S. Craig Zahler

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 104.029%
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: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

#15
Adjusted Score: 105.364%
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: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months... [More]
Directed By: Martin McDonagh

#14

First Reformed (2017)
95%

#14
Adjusted Score: 95.006%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ex military chaplain Toller is tortured by the loss of son he encouraged to enlist, and struggles with his faith.... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#13

Lean on Pete (2018)
90%

#13
Adjusted Score: 91.038%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Charley Thompson is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Haigh

#12

Zama (2017)
88%

#12
Adjusted Score: 88.197%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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

#11

Human Flow (2017)
94%

#11
Adjusted Score: 96.88%
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: Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis - the greatest human displacement since World War II... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Ai Weiwei

#10

West of Sunshine (2017)
83%

#10
Adjusted Score: 23.854%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark. His day is... [More]
Directed By: Jason Raftopoulos

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 91.676%
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: Based on the best-selling novel written by Kent Haruf and adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H.... [More]
Directed By: Ritesh Batra

#8

mother! (2017)
69%

#8
Adjusted Score: 82.178%
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

#7

Downsizing (2017)
50%

#7
Adjusted Score: 59.538%
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

#6

Victoria & Abdul (2017)
66%

#6
Adjusted Score: 73.287%
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

#5

Manhunt (2017)
57%

#5
Adjusted Score: 38.224%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: John Woo

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 32.495%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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

#3

Suburbicon (2017)
28%

#3
Adjusted Score: 37.586%
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 family,... [More]
Directed By: George Clooney

#2
Adjusted Score: 9.58%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Successful actress Vera Lockman thrashes during a nightmare in which she struggles with, shoots and kills her drug-dealer ex-boyfriend. Jolted... [More]
Directed By: James Toback

#1

Loving Pablo (2017)
22%

#1
Adjusted Score: 9.484%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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