Sundance 2018 Movies by Tomatometer

Nic Cage acid trip Mandy, directorial debuts from Paul Dano and Bo Burnham (Wildlife, Eighth Grade respectively), and atmospheric haunter Hereditary were the standouts at this year Sundance. See the full list of movies that got Tomatometers here!

#77

Eighth Grade (2018)
99%

#77
Adjusted Score: 118800%
Critics Consensus: Eighth Grade takes a look at its titular time period that offers a rare and resounding ring of truth while heralding breakthroughs for writer-director Bo Burnham and captivating star Elsie Fisher.
Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of... [More]
Directed By: Bo Burnham

#76

Mandy (2018)
90%

#76
Adjusted Score: 105250%
Critics Consensus: Mandy's gonzo violence is fueled by a gripping performance by Nicolas Cage -- and anchored with palpable emotion conveyed between his volcanic outbursts.
Synopsis: In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their... [More]
Directed By: Panos Cosmatos

#75

The Tale (2018)
99%

#75
Adjusted Score: 102135%
Critics Consensus: The Tale handles its extraordinarily challenging subject matter with sensitivity, grace, and the power of some standout performances led by a remarkable Laura Dern.
Synopsis: Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Fox

#74

Hereditary (2018)
89%

#74
Adjusted Score: 112895%
Critics Consensus: Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.
Synopsis: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Ari Aster

#73

Wildlife (2018)
94%

#73
Adjusted Score: 106354%
Critics Consensus: Wildlife's portrait of a family in crisis is beautifully composed by director Paul Dano -- and brought brilliantly to life by a career-best performance from Carey Mulligan.
Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a golf pro -- in a... [More]
Directed By: Paul Dano

#72

The Guilty (2018)
98%

#72
Adjusted Score: 103798%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, well-acted, and intelligently crafted, The Guilty is a high-concept thriller that wrings maximum impact out of a handful of basic - and effective - ingredients.
Synopsis: Alarm dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is... [More]
Directed By: Gustav Möller

#71

Colette (2018)
87%

#71
Adjusted Score: 100879%
Critics Consensus: Formally familiar but a brilliant match for its lead, Colette is a thoroughly entertaining biopic and an overdue testament to Keira Knightley's underrated gifts.
Synopsis: After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires... [More]
Directed By: Wash Westmoreland

#70

Minding the Gap (2018)
100%

#70
Adjusted Score: 107057%
Critics Consensus: Minding the Gap draws on more than a decade of documentary footage to assemble a poignant picture of young American lives that resonates far beyond its onscreen subjects.
Synopsis: Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected... [More]
Starring: Bing Liu
Directed By: Bing Liu

#69

Dead Pigs (2018)
97%

#69
Adjusted Score: 96923%
Critics Consensus: Dead Pigs casts a sharp critical and satirical eye toward late-stage capitalism in China and the world beyond, establishing writer-director Cathy Yan as a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl,... [More]
Directed By: Cathy Yan

#68

Shirkers (2018)
99%

#68
Adjusted Score: 101613%
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: In 1992 teenager Sandi Tan shoots Singapore's first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then absconded with... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Sandi Tan

#67

On Her Shoulders (2018)
96%

#67
Adjusted Score: 98510%
Critics Consensus: On Her Shoulders traces one woman's incredible journey to offer an inside look at modern political advocacy - and a challenge to viewers yearning to effect their own change.
Synopsis: Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, is determined to tell her story. As her journey... [More]
Directed By: Alexandria Bombach

#66

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
92%

#66
Adjusted Score: 100335%
Critics Consensus: Thoroughly sweet, comfortably familiar, and elevated by the chemistry between Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, Hearts Beat Loud offers feel-good father-daughter drama.
Synopsis: In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#65

Blaze (2018)
95%

#65
Adjusted Score: 99023%
Critics Consensus: As lyrical and bittersweet as the music its subject left behind, Blaze takes a decidedly unconventional -- yet richly rewarding -- approach to the musical biopic.
Synopsis: A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.... [More]
Directed By: Ethan Hawke

#64

Bisbee '17 (2018)
93%

#64
Adjusted Score: 95899%
Critics Consensus: Bisbee '17 offers one town's reckoning with its own history as a compelling argument that the mistakes of the past are truly corrected only when they're faced head on.
Synopsis: Locals stage re-creations of the town's controversial past.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Robert Greene

#63

()

#63

#62

Hal (2018)
90%

#62
Adjusted Score: 92315%
Critics Consensus: Hal pays affectionate tribute to a filmmaker whose offscreen life proves as engaging as his best work.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Hal Ashby's obsessive genius leads to an unprecedented string of Oscar-winning classics, including "Harold and Maude," "Shampoo" and "Being... [More]
Directed By: Amy Scott

#61

Private Life (2018)
93%

#61
Adjusted Score: 98887%
Critics Consensus: Private Life uses one couple's bumpy journey to take an affecting look at an easily identifiable - and too rarely dramatized - rite of adult passage.
Synopsis: A couple coping with infertility struggle to keep their marriage going as they navigate through the world of adoption and... [More]
Directed By: Tamara Jenkins

#60
#60
Adjusted Score: 107216%
Critics Consensus: Surreal and surprising, Three Identical Strangers effectively questions the nature of reality and identity.
Synopsis: Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global... [More]
Directed By: Tim Wardle

#59
#59
Adjusted Score: 95695%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by a bravura performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Kindergarten Teacher is one American remake that retains its impact the second time around.
Synopsis: A teacher sees such great promise in her 5-year-old student that she goes to unreasonable lengths to protect his talent.... [More]
Directed By: Sara Colangelo

#58

Monsters and Men (2018)
84%

#58
Adjusted Score: 87295%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and visually stylish, Monsters and Men tells its timely story with enough compassion and complexity to make up for occasionally uneven execution.
Synopsis: Tensions rise when a young man records a police officer shooting a black motorist in a Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood.... [More]
Directed By: Reinaldo Marcus Green

#57

Blindspotting (2018)
94%

#57
Adjusted Score: 104505%
Critics Consensus: As timely as it is overall impactful, Blindspotting blends buddy comedy with seething social commentary, and rises on the strength of Daveed Diggs' powerful performance.
Synopsis: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his... [More]
Directed By: Carlos López Estrada

#56

Time Share (2018)
86%

#56
Adjusted Score: 86430%
Critics Consensus: Sharp, funny, and delightfully dark, Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) offers genre fans a complex thriller that sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go until the closing credits.
Synopsis: Two haunted family men join forces in a destructive crusade to rescue their families from a tropical paradise after becoming... [More]
Directed By: Sebastian Hofmann

#55

Pity (2018)
74%

#55
Adjusted Score: 73235%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When his wife re-emerges from a long-lasting coma, a middle-aged lawyer concocts increasingly elaborate ways to try to regain what... [More]
Directed By: Babis Makridis

#54

Beirut (2018)
82%

#54
Adjusted Score: 88577%
Critics Consensus: Beirut tells a complex, tightly plotted tale of international intrigue, further elevated by strong central performances from Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.
Synopsis: In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague... [More]
Directed By: Brad Anderson

#53

Loveling (2018)
95%

#53
Adjusted Score: 94257%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Irene and Klaus live with their four children on the outskirts of Rio de Janiero. Their teenage son Fernando has... [More]
Directed By: Gustavo Pizzi

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 64664%
Critics Consensus: I Think We're Alone Now benefits from an absorbing aesthetic and solid work from its leads, although it's still somewhat less than the sum of its post-apocalyptic parts.
Synopsis: Del is alone in the world. After the human race is wiped out, he lives in his small, empty town,... [More]
Directed By: Reed Morano

#51

Damsel (2018)
68%

#51
Adjusted Score: 73602%
Critics Consensus: The beautifully filmed Damsel injects the western genre with a welcome dose of humor and some unexpected twists, although its stately pace may frustrate impatient viewers.
Synopsis: Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his... [More]

#50

American Animals (2018)
88%

#50
Adjusted Score: 99905%
Critics Consensus: American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller.
Synopsis: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After... [More]
Directed By: Bart Layton

#49

Piercing (2018)
72%

#49
Adjusted Score: 77681%
Critics Consensus: Stylish with a sadistic streak, Piercing pairs gripping lead performances with a smartly macabre story that delivers unpredictable thrills.
Synopsis: After kissing his wife and baby goodbye for a seemingly normal business trip, Reed checks himself into a hotel room... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Pesce

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 82098%
Critics Consensus: Assassination Nation juggles exploitation and socially aware elements with mixed results, but genre fans may find it too stylish and viscerally energetic to ignore.
Synopsis: High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats --... [More]
Directed By: Sam Levinson

#47

Tyrel (2018)
60%

#47
Adjusted Score: 62250%
Critics Consensus: Tyrel uses its seemingly innocuous setup to take an admirably uncomfortable -- albeit occasionally somewhat diffuse -- look at modern American race relations.
Synopsis: Tyler spirals out of control when he realizes he's the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Silva

#46

Nancy (2018)
86%

#46
Adjusted Score: 88158%
Critics Consensus: Nancy is an uncomfortable watch, but worth the effort thanks to Andrea Riseborough's central performance -- and writer-director Christina Choe's powerful empathy for her character's dangerously misguided choices.
Synopsis: Craving connection with others, Nancy creates elaborate identities and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she meets a couple... [More]
Directed By: Christina Choe

#45
#45
Adjusted Score: 65300%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The story of Donald Trump's election is told through Russian propaganda.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Maxim Pozdorovkin

#44
Adjusted Score: 87410%
Critics Consensus: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot avoids inspirational biopic clichés thanks to sensitive work from writer-director Gus Van Sant and the admirable efforts of a well-chosen cast.
Synopsis: After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#43

Lizzie (2018)
66%

#43
Adjusted Score: 74945%
Critics Consensus: Lizzie forces audiences to take a new look at a widely known true-crime story -- even if the well-acted end result is never quite as gripping as it could be.
Synopsis: In 1892 Lizzie Borden lives a quiet life in Massachusetts under the strict rules established by her father. Lizzie finds... [More]

#42

Summer of 84 (2018)
71%

#42
Adjusted Score: 73223%
Critics Consensus: Summer of '84 suffers from an overreliance on nostalgia for its titular decade, but a number of effective jolts may still satisfy genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: Teenager Davey Armstrong is a conspiracy theorist who begins to suspect that a neighboring police officer is a serial killer.... [More]

#41

Juliet, Naked (2018)
83%

#41
Adjusted Score: 91916%
Critics Consensus: Juliet, Naked's somewhat familiar narrative arc is elevated by standout work from a charming cast led by a well-matched Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke.
Synopsis: Annie breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Duncan -- a teacher who's obsessed with former 1990s rocker Tucker Crowe. She... [More]
Directed By: Jesse Peretz

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 35873%
Critics Consensus: The Catcher Was a Spy loses sight of the most interesting elements of its fact-based story, dropping the ball and leaving likable lead Paul Rudd stranded.
Synopsis: Major League Baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during... [More]
Directed By: Ben Lewin

#39

The Happy Prince (2018)
72%

#39
Adjusted Score: 79197%
Critics Consensus: A passion project for writer, director, and star Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince pays effective tribute to Oscar Wilde with a poignant look at his tragic final days.
Synopsis: His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.... [More]
Directed By: Rupert Everett

#38
Adjusted Score: 68795%
Critics Consensus: A Futile and Stupid Gesture entertainingly recreates the birth of an influential comedic movement, even if it struggles to cover its creative ground.
Synopsis: Writer Doug Kenney co-founds National Lampoon magazine in 1970.... [More]
Directed By: David Wain

#37

Ophelia (2018)
62%

#37
Adjusted Score: 69130%
Critics Consensus: Flawed yet intriguing, Ophelia uses Hamlet as the starting point for a noble attempt to offer a misunderstood character long-overdue agency.
Synopsis: As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde as one of her most... [More]
Directed By: Claire McCarthy

#36

Come Sunday (2018)
69%

#36
Adjusted Score: 69275%
Critics Consensus: Come Sunday benefits greatly from Chiwetel Ejiofor's central performance, which is often enough to lift an otherwise uneven drama.
Synopsis: Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Marston

#35

Yardie (2018)
54%

#35
Adjusted Score: 57028%
Critics Consensus: Yardie proves debuting director Idris Elba has a distinctive eye that benefits from a strong personal connection to his material, even if the end results are somewhat uneven.
Synopsis: A man's quest for retribution brings him into conflict with a vicious London gangster.... [More]
Directed By: Idris Elba

Tag Cloud

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