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!
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.
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of... [More]
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.
In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their... [More]
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.
Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her... [More]
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.
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
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.
Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a golf pro -- in a... [More]
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.
Alarm dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is... [More]
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.
After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires... [More]
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.
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected... [More]
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.
The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl,... [More]
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.
In 1992 teenager Sandi Tan shoots Singapore's first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then absconded with... [More]
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.
Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, is determined to tell her story. As her journey... [More]
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.
In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his... [More]
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.
A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.... [More]
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.
Locals stage re-creations of the town's controversial past.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92315%
Critics Consensus: Hal pays affectionate tribute to a filmmaker whose offscreen life proves as engaging as his best work.
Filmmaker Hal Ashby's obsessive genius leads to an unprecedented string of Oscar-winning classics, including "Harold and Maude," "Shampoo" and "Being... [More]
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.
A couple coping with infertility struggle to keep their marriage going as they navigate through the world of adoption and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 107216%
Critics Consensus: Surreal and surprising, Three Identical Strangers effectively questions the nature of reality and identity.
Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global... [More]
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.
A teacher sees such great promise in her 5-year-old student that she goes to unreasonable lengths to protect his talent.... [More]
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.
Tensions rise when a young man records a police officer shooting a black motorist in a Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood.... [More]
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.
Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his... [More]
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.
Two haunted family men join forces in a destructive crusade to rescue their families from a tropical paradise after becoming... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73235%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
When his wife re-emerges from a long-lasting coma, a middle-aged lawyer concocts increasingly elaborate ways to try to regain what... [More]
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.
In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94257%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Irene and Klaus live with their four children on the outskirts of Rio de Janiero. Their teenage son Fernando has... [More]
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.
Del is alone in the world. After the human race is wiped out, he lives in his small, empty town,... [More]
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.
Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his... [More]
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.
Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77681%
Critics Consensus: Stylish with a sadistic streak, Piercing pairs gripping lead performances with a smartly macabre story that delivers unpredictable thrills.
After kissing his wife and baby goodbye for a seemingly normal business trip, Reed checks himself into a hotel room... [More]
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.
High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats --... [More]
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.
Tyler spirals out of control when he realizes he's the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a... [More]
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.
Craving connection with others, Nancy creates elaborate identities and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she meets a couple... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65300%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
The story of Donald Trump's election is told through Russian propaganda.... [More]
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.
After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up... [More]
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.
In 1892 Lizzie Borden lives a quiet life in Massachusetts under the strict rules established by her father. Lizzie finds... [More]
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.
Teenager Davey Armstrong is a conspiracy theorist who begins to suspect that a neighboring police officer is a serial killer.... [More]
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.
Annie breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Duncan -- a teacher who's obsessed with former 1990s rocker Tucker Crowe. She... [More]
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.
Major League Baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during... [More]
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.
His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.... [More]
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.
Writer Doug Kenney co-founds National Lampoon magazine in 1970.... [More]
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.
As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde as one of her most... [More]
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.
Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a... [More]
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.
A man's quest for retribution brings him into conflict with a vicious London gangster.... [More]