Sundance 2019 Scorecard

This year’s Park City film fest got off to an explosive start, with Leaving Neverland shedding new, discomforting light on the accusations that followed Michael Jackson in life, and Sundance director Robert Redford announcing he will be stepping back as the face of the festival he started in 1978. As we approached this 41st edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the other major stories included Shia LaBeouf exposing himself (Honey Boy), Jennifer Kent’s Babadook follow-up (The Nightingale), Zac Efron as Ted Bundy (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile), the record $13 million Amazon dropped for Mindy Kaling and Dame Emma Thompson’s Late Night, and the reformation of Team Jake Gyllenhaal/Rene Russo/Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) for art shocker Velvet Buzzsaw.

As convenient as a parka in a Utah January, this Sundance Scorecard keeps track of all the buzzy hits and underground hopefuls by Tomatometer, which movies receive after five reviews. As you’ll see, though Honey Boy shares a 100% with peers like The Farewell, Little Monsters, and Finding Neverland, the fact it got there with more reviews puts it at the top. Expect to see these movies and shows to play into 2019 and beyond!

#115

Honey Boy (2019)
95%

#115
Adjusted Score: 108745%
Critics Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.
Synopsis: When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as... [More]
Directed By: Alma Har'el

#114

The Farewell (2019)
97%

#114
Adjusted Score: 118899%
Critics Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.
Synopsis: Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch... [More]
Directed By: Lulu Wang

#113

Little Monsters (2019)
79%

#113
Adjusted Score: 86667%
Critics Consensus: Led by typically outstanding work from Lupita Nyong'o, Little Monsters is a horror/rom-com hybrid that proves the zombie genre still has fresh brains to savor.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Abe Forsythe

#112

Apollo 11 (2019)
99%

#112
Adjusted Score: 109438%
Critics Consensus: Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, Apollo 11 uses artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring back to a pivotal time in American history.
Synopsis: Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong,... [More]
Directed By: Todd Douglas Miller

#111

Midnight Traveler (2019)
100%

#111
Adjusted Score: 102110%
Critics Consensus: Midnight Traveler puts a harrowing personal face on the modern refugee crisis, driving home the heartbreakingly relatable odysseys of the displaced.
Synopsis: Afghan director Hassan Fazili is forced to flee the country when the Taliban puts a bounty on his head.... [More]
Directed By: Hassan Fazili

#110

Divine Love (2019)
85%

#110
Adjusted Score: 85576%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a Brazil where the Evangelical church has been integrated into all aspects of daily life, DIVINE LOVE accompanies the... [More]
Directed By: Gabriel Mascaro

#109

Maiden (2018)
98%

#109
Adjusted Score: 104807%
Critics Consensus: Enthralling viewing even for audiences with little to no knowledge of or interest in sailing, Maiden pays powerful tribute to a true pioneer.
Synopsis: In 1989 Tracy Edwards leads the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race, a grueling yachting competition... [More]
Directed By: Alex Holmes

#108
#108
Adjusted Score: 96615%
Critics Consensus: Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future.
Synopsis: A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres... [More]
Directed By: John Chester

#107

Premature (2019)
93%

#107
Adjusted Score: 95323%
Critics Consensus: Premature transcends its familiar trappings with sharp dialogue and a strong sense of setting that further establish Rashaad Ernesto Green as a gifted filmmaker.
Synopsis: On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, 17-year-old poet Ayanna begins a... [More]
Directed By: Rashaad Ernesto Green

#106

Queen of Hearts (2019)
97%

#106
Adjusted Score: 96985%
Critics Consensus: Led by an exceptional performance from Trine Dyrholm, Queen of Hearts is a bold and uncompromising look at the darkness that can lie within family, directed with formidable skill by May El-Toukhy.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: May El-Toukhy

#105

Midnight Family (2019)
97%

#105
Adjusted Score: 100765%
Critics Consensus: As narratively urgent as it is technically well-crafted, Midnight Family offers an enthralling and disquieting glimpse of healthcare in modern Mexico.
Synopsis: In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance. As they try to make a living in... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Luke Lorentzen

#104
Adjusted Score: 96972%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A once-iconic fashion model's plan to escape the media is disrupted by her son's efforts to make a final film... [More]
Directed By: Beniamino Barrese

#103

Love, Antosha (2019)
97%

#103
Adjusted Score: 99037%
Critics Consensus: Using raw materials left behind by its subject, Love, Antosha takes a thoughtful -- and powerful -- look at a life and career cut short.
Synopsis: Through Anton Yelchin's journals and other writings and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, filmmaker Garret Price looks not... [More]
Directed By: Garret Price

#102

Sweetheart (2019)
93%

#102
Adjusted Score: 93713%
Critics Consensus: Carried by Kiersey Clemons' performance, Sweetheart balances smart subtext and social commentary against effective genre thrills.
Synopsis: A shipwreck survivor on an uninhabited island must fend off a malevolent force that surfaces each night.... [More]
Directed By: J.D. Dillard

#101
#101
Adjusted Score: 105078%
Critics Consensus: A galvanizing glimpse behind the scenes of a pivotal election, Knock Down the House should prove engrossing for viewers of all political persuasions.
Synopsis: A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Lears

#100

Bedlam (2019)
100%

#100
Adjusted Score: 83418%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A journey into the world of mental illness.... [More]

#99

Clemency (2019)
91%

#99
Adjusted Score: 100056%
Critics Consensus: Clemency mines serious social issues for gripping drama, brought to life by an outstanding cast led by Alfre Woodard.
Synopsis: Years of carrying out death row executions are taking a toll on Warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares for another... [More]
Directed By: Chinonye Chukwu

#98
Adjusted Score: 97218%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly candid and disarmingly reflective, David Crosby: Remember My Name offers an absorbing look at its subject's life and career.
Synopsis: With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, singer-songwriter... [More]
Directed By: A.J. Eaton

#97
Adjusted Score: 79153%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An examination of the life and work of indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita.... [More]
Directed By: Hepi Mita

#96
#96
Adjusted Score: 99021%
Critics Consensus: As solidly compelling as its subject's best reporting, Mike Wallace Is Here is a worthy tribute and an engrossing look at the changing landscape of modern news.
Synopsis: For over half a century, "60 Minutes" fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying... [More]
Starring: Barney Frank
Directed By: Avi Belkin

#95
Adjusted Score: 102748%
Critics Consensus: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am honors its acclaimed subject with a comprehensive, illuminating, and fittingly profound overview of her life and work.
Synopsis: Author Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and... [More]

#94

Top End Wedding (2019)
90%

#94
Adjusted Score: 90958%
Critics Consensus: Familiar in form but winsome in its execution, Top End Wedding takes audiences on a romantic road trip with an appealing view.
Synopsis: Lauren and Ned have 10 days to find Lauren's mother, who has gone AWOL in the remote far north of... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Blair

#93

The Mustang (2019)
95%

#93
Adjusted Score: 101866%
Critics Consensus: The Mustang finds fresh perspectives in a familiar redemption tale brought brilliantly to life by powerful performances from Bruce Dern and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Synopsis: A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program centered around the training of wild... [More]

#92
#92
Adjusted Score: 85565%
Critics Consensus: As an investigation into a real-life tragedy, Cold Case Hammarskjöld might struggle with discipline -- but it remains an intriguing, entertaining jumble of ideas.
Synopsis: Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Bjorkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld.... [More]
Starring: Mads Brügger
Directed By: Mads Brügger

#91

Dirty God (2019)
98%

#91
Adjusted Score: 99413%
Critics Consensus: As powerfully acted as it is sensitively told, Dirty God offers a timely story delivered with empathy and deeply affecting grace.
Synopsis: A young mother tries to reclaim her life after an acid attack leaves her severely scarred.... [More]
Directed By: Sacha Polak

#90

Ms. Purple (2019)
87%

#90
Adjusted Score: 87978%
Critics Consensus: A finely layered drama with rich visal allure, Ms. Purple sifts sensitively through the emotional wreckage of a broken family.
Synopsis: A karaoke hostess reconnects with her estranged brother, forcing them to enter a period of intense self-reflection as their single... [More]
Directed By: Justin Chon

#89
Adjusted Score: 96837%
Critics Consensus: As sharp, funny, and scathingly irreverent as its subject, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins pays entertaining tribute to a brilliant writer.
Synopsis: The life and work of Molly Ivins, a political journalist from Texas, best-selling author, and Bill of Rights warrior.... [More]
Directed By: Janice Engel

#88

Sea of Shadows (2019)
94%

#88
Adjusted Score: 94051%
Critics Consensus: An environmental advocacy documentary with the suspense of a thriller, Sea of Shadows exposes lawlessness on the high seas -- and promotes efforts to thwart it.
Synopsis: The world's smallest whales near extinction as Mexican cartels and the Chinese mafia destroy their habitat.... [More]

#87

The Report (2019)
82%

#87
Adjusted Score: 97140%
Critics Consensus: The Report draws on a dark chapter in American history to offer a sober, gripping account of one public servant's crusade for accountability.
Synopsis: FBI agent Daniel Jones performs an exhaustive investigation into the CIA's use of torture on suspected terrorists.... [More]
Directed By: Scott Z. Burns

#86

The Souvenir (2019)
90%

#86
Adjusted Score: 99979%
Critics Consensus: Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.
Synopsis: A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but... [More]
Directed By: Joanna Hogg

#85

I Am Mother (2019)
91%

#85
Adjusted Score: 93896%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful, well-acted, and intelligent, I Am Mother is an ambitious sci-fi story that largely achieves its impressive aims.
Synopsis: A teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate Earth. Their bond is tested when a stranger arrives... [More]
Directed By: Grant Sputore

Leaving Neverland (2019)
98%

#84
Synopsis: Two men describe the alleged abuse they suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson; a series of interviews craft a... [More]
Directed By: Dan Reed

#83
Adjusted Score: 104693%
Critics Consensus: An affecting story powerfully told, The Last Black Man in San Francisco immediately establishes director Joe Talbot as a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant... [More]
Directed By: Joe Talbot

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: 104207%
Critics Consensus: Like a life-affirming rock anthem, Blinded by the Light hits familiar chords with confidence and flair, building to a conclusion that leaves audiences cheering for an encore.
Synopsis: Javed is a Pakistani teenager who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987. He writes... [More]
Directed By: Gurinder Chadha

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: 79716%
Critics Consensus: It may not peer as closely or inquisitively as it could have, but Shooting the Mafia pays affectionate tribute to an important -- and fascinating -- subject.
Synopsis: Photographer Letizia Battaglia spent her career documenting things involving the Mafia.... [More]
Directed By: Kim Longinotto

#80
Adjusted Score: 81713%
Critics Consensus: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary sets out to survey a magician's final tour -- and ends up pulling off some wildly ambitious tricks of its own.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Benjamin Berman has a difficult time separating truth from fiction as he documents the final tour of a dying... [More]
Directed By: Benjamin Berman

#79

Luce (2019)
90%

#79
Adjusted Score: 99784%
Critics Consensus: Luce brings a stellar ensemble to bear on a satisfyingly complex story that addresses its timely themes in thought-provoking fashion.
Synopsis: A liberal-minded couple are forced to reconsider their image of their adopted son after he writes a disturbing essay for... [More]
Directed By: Julius Onah

#78

Hail Satan? (2019)
96%

#78
Adjusted Score: 103734%
Critics Consensus: Hail Satan? challenges preconceived notions of its subject with a smart, witty, and overall entertaining dispatch from the front lines of the fight for social justice.
Synopsis: Lucien Greaves co-founds the Satanic Temple, a religious movement that calls for a revolution to save the nation's soul.... [More]
Directed By: Penny Lane

#77
Adjusted Score: 91044%
Critics Consensus: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch offers a sobering -- and visually ravishing - look at the horrific ecological damage wrought by modern human civilization.
Synopsis: Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have made on... [More]
Starring: Alicia Vikander

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 90219%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and brought to life by a smartly assembled ensemble, Big Time Adolescence finds fresh pleasures in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: A drug-dealing college dropout becomes a mentor to his best friend -- a straight-laced teen who idolizes him.... [More]
Directed By: Jason Orley

#75

To the Stars (2019)
82%

#75
Adjusted Score: 85702%
Critics Consensus: Its reach may occasionally exceed its grasp, but To the Stars uses its period setting as an effective backdrop for an insightful look at female friendship.
Synopsis: Under small-town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer's daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in 1960s... [More]
Directed By: Martha Stephens

#74

Monos (2019)
92%

#74
Adjusted Score: 100993%
Critics Consensus: As visually splendid as it is thought-provoking, Monos takes an unsettling look at human nature whose grim insights leave a lingering impact.
Synopsis: A terrorized American engineer is held captive by teenaged guerilla bandits in a South American jungle.... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Landes

#73
Adjusted Score: 85361%
Critics Consensus: Memory - The Origins of Alien offers an entertaining inside look at the making of a classic -- and compellingly analyzes its creation in the context of its era.
Synopsis: An in depth voyage into the sci-fi film "Alien" with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of... [More]
Directed By: Alexandre O. Philippe

#72
Adjusted Score: 81036%
Critics Consensus: Alex Gibey's The Inventor declines to outright condemn the actions by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, but instead provides a comprehensive overview of the scandal that allows viewers to mull over its implications towards the broader Silicon Valley.
Synopsis: With a new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world's youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as... [More]
Directed By: Alex Gibney

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 86821%
Critics Consensus: The Hole in the Ground artfully exploits parental fears with a well-made horror outing that makes up in sheer effectiveness what it lacks in originality.
Synopsis: One night, Sarah's young son disappears into the woods behind their rural home. When he returns, he looks the same,... [More]
Directed By: Lee Cronin

#70
#70
Adjusted Score: 84777%
Critics Consensus: Before You Know It wrings an entertaining dramedy out of one family's fraught dynamic thanks to wise, witty writing and sharp work from a talented ensemble.
Synopsis: In 1993 New York City, dysfunctional co-dependent sisters discover that the mother they thought had died when they were young... [More]
Directed By: Hannah Pearl Utt

#69

The Last Tree (2019)
98%

#69
Adjusted Score: 99261%
Critics Consensus: Distinctive in terms of content, perspective, and insight, The Last Tree vividly depicts the turmoil of adolescence with remarkable grace.
Synopsis: After growing up in quiet, rural Lincolnshire, teenager Femi struggles with unfamiliar surroundings and cultural differences when he moves in... [More]
Directed By: Shola Amoo

#68

The Wolf Hour (2019)
48%

#68
Adjusted Score: 48896%
Critics Consensus: Naomi Watts gives it her all in The Wolf Hour, but it isn't enough to compensate for a film that spends too much of its runtime in search of a compelling story.
Synopsis: An unseen tormentor harasses a reclusive author as a citywide blackout triggers fires, looting and escalating violence during the Summer... [More]

#67
#67
Adjusted Score: 99439%
Critics Consensus: Brittany Runs a Marathon is an earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts.
Synopsis: A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated... [More]
Directed By: Paul Downs Colaizzo

#66

The Lodge (2019)
74%

#66
Adjusted Score: 86423%
Critics Consensus: Led by an impressive Riley Keough performance, The Lodge should prove a suitably unsettling destination for fans of darkly atmospheric horror.
Synopsis: During a family retreat to a remote winter cabin over the holidays, the father is forced to abruptly depart for... [More]

#65

Adam (2019)
74%

#65
Adjusted Score: 73521%
Critics Consensus: Much like its well-meaning but clueless protagonist, Adam occasionally seems to be in over its head -- but its good intentions make those fumbles easier to forgive.
Synopsis: Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer in New York City with his sister, Casey, who throws herself... [More]
Directed By: Rhys Ernst

#64

Give Me Liberty (2019)
89%

#64
Adjusted Score: 90448%
Critics Consensus: Give Me Liberty expertly juggles resonant themes and a madcap series of events to produce a chaotic comedy with heart.
Synopsis: When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives,... [More]
Directed By: Kirill Mikhanovsky

#63

The Nightingale (2018)
86%

#63
Adjusted Score: 100010%
Critics Consensus: The Nightingale definitely isn't for all tastes, but writer-director Jennifer Kent taps into a rich vein of palpable rage to tell a war story that leaves a bruising impact.
Synopsis: Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness and is bent on revenge for... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Kent

#62

Late Night (2019)
80%

#62
Adjusted Score: 97715%
Critics Consensus: Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a workplace comedy with a lot of heart -- and just as many laughs.
Synopsis: A late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer.... [More]
Directed By: Nisha Ganatra

#61

Always in Season (2019)
85%

#61
Adjusted Score: 84972%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Relatives of lynching victims, the perpetrators and others across the United States confront what happened in their communities.... [More]
Directed By: Jacqueline Olive

#60

Animals (2019)
87%

#60
Adjusted Score: 90778%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by the chemistry and bold performances of its leads, Animals takes a refreshingly frank and impressively ambitious look at female relationships.
Synopsis: Longtime friends and party lovers Laura and Tyler navigate life and love in Dublin, Ireland but find themselves drifting apart... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Hyde

#59
Adjusted Score: 85346%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The life and work of author Stieg Larsson.... [More]
Directed By: Henrik Georgsson

#58

American Factory (2019)
96%

#58
Adjusted Score: 100153%
Critics Consensus: American Factory takes a thoughtful -- and troubling -- look at the dynamic between workers and employers in the 21st-century globalized economy.
Synopsis: In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early... [More]
Starring: Sherrod Brown

#57
#57
Adjusted Score: 65917%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A woman's life begins to fall apart after she develops a relationship with a young immigrant.... [More]
Directed By: Jacek Borcuch

#56

Imaginary Order (2019)
64%

#56
Adjusted Score: 64062%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An obsessive-compulsive suburban mom retreats to her sister's home, where she cat-sits, compulsively cleans and spies on a neighboring family.... [More]
Directed By: Debra Eisenstadt

#55

Judy & Punch (2019)
77%

#55
Adjusted Score: 86618%
Critics Consensus: Judy & Punch revisits classic characters from a fresh perspective, marking debuting writer-director Mirrah Foulkes as a filmmaking talent to watch.
Synopsis: A 16th-century puppeteer seeks revenge against her drunken and abusive husband after an unforgivable act of violence.... [More]
Directed By: Mirrah Foulkes

#54

Share (2019)
86%

#54
Adjusted Score: 85852%
Critics Consensus: Grim yet compelling, Share avoids rote didacticism thanks to sensitive direction and committed central performances.
Synopsis: A disturbing video leaked from a local high school throws a Long Island community into chaos and the national spotlight... [More]
Directed By: Pippa Bianco

#53

The Sharks (2019)
82%

#53
Adjusted Score: 81455%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Lucía Garibaldi

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 52417%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Unknown Actor
Directed By: Tonislav Hristov

#51
Adjusted Score: 89301%
Critics Consensus: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind earns its predictably uplifting arc through strong performances and impressive work from debuting director Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Synopsis: A 13-year-old boy is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees.... [More]
Directed By: Chiwetel Ejiofor

#50
#50
Adjusted Score: 78096%
Critics Consensus: The Death of Dick Long mixes dark humor with provocative ideas to produce a sharp blend that's admittedly uneven but uniquely satisfying.
Synopsis: In small-town Alabama, Zeke and Earl scramble to cover up the unlikely and illegal events that led to their friend's... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Scheinert

#49

Hala (2019)
86%

#49
Adjusted Score: 87806%
Critics Consensus: Supported by a powerful central performance by Geraldine Viswanathan, Hala offers an insightful look at a young woman's journey of self-discovery.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala struggles to balance desire with her family, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into... [More]
Directed By: Minhal Baig

#48

Untouchable (2019)
87%

#48
Adjusted Score: 88507%
Critics Consensus: While subsequent documentaries on the subject might be more comprehensive, Untouchable offers a gut-wrenching look at horrific abuses of power.
Synopsis: Former colleagues and victims discuss the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein.... [More]
Directed By: Ursula Macfarlane

#47

Photograph (2019)
79%

#47
Adjusted Score: 84023%
Critics Consensus: Photograph enriches the familiar arc of its love story by refreshingly refracting its characters' budding bond through a sociocultural prism.
Synopsis: Pressured by his grandmother to get married, a struggling street photographer convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancee.... [More]
Directed By: Ritesh Batra

#46

Light From Light (2019)
93%

#46
Adjusted Score: 94110%
Critics Consensus: A paranormally tinged drama with a deceptively gentle touch, Light from Light sinks its hooks into the audience gradually but isn't quick to let go.
Synopsis: A single mom working as a part-time paranormal investigator is hired to investigate a widower's farmhouse in Tennessee.... [More]
Directed By: Paul Harrill

#45

Wounds (2019)
47%

#45
Adjusted Score: 49904%
Critics Consensus: Wounds isn't without its creepy-crawly charms, but they -- and the efforts of a talented cast -- get squished by a story that never quite gets completely under the skin.
Synopsis: Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he brings home a cellphone that... [More]
Directed By: Babak Anvari

#44

Native Son (2019)
60%

#44
Adjusted Score: 62308%
Critics Consensus: Native Son's struggles with its problematic source material are uneven but overall compelling, thanks largely to Ashton Sanders' poised work in the central role.
Synopsis: A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after becoming a chauffeur... [More]
Directed By: Rashid Johnson

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 53387%
Critics Consensus: After the Wedding benefits from solid casting and strong source material, yet proves stubbornly resistant to spark to emotional life.
Synopsis: Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabel travels to New York to meet Theresa, a wealthy benefactor. An invitation... [More]
Directed By: Bart Freundlich

#42

The Mountain (2018)
64%

#42
Adjusted Score: 65837%
Critics Consensus: The Mountain finds its provocative director further honing his craft -- but formal flair and an engrossing Jeff Goldblum performance may not be enough to sway the unconverted.
Synopsis: Since his mother's confinement to an institution, a man has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family... [More]
Directed By: Rick Alverson

#41

Paradise Hills (2019)
67%

#41
Adjusted Score: 70631%
Critics Consensus: Its ambitious reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, but Paradise Hills offers fans of thoughtful sci-fi a visually distinctive treat with timely themes.
Synopsis: Young women must band together to escape from a seemingly idyllic island that holds a sinister secret.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Waddington

#40

The Tomorrow Man (2019)
42%

#40
Adjusted Score: 44772%
Critics Consensus: John Lithgow and Blythe Danner are almost enough to save The Tomorrow Man, but their efforts are overwhelmed by a problematic story.
Synopsis: Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come, and Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping... [More]
Directed By: Noble Lincoln Jones

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 64911%
Critics Consensus: The Sound of Silence occasionally struggles to control its tone and convey its message, but it benefits from compelling performances and intriguing ideas.
Synopsis: There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard)... [More]
Directed By: Michael Tyburski

#38

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
61%

#38
Adjusted Score: 71839%
Critics Consensus: If you only watch one art-world satire with horror overtones this year -- or most others -- it should probably be Velvet Buzzsaw.
Synopsis: After paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed... [More]
Directed By: Dan Gilroy

#37
#37
Adjusted Score: 95171%
Critics Consensus: We Are Little Zombies mixes the playful and the profane with a stylish and visually inventive look at death, abandonment, and the grieving process.
Synopsis: Four Japanese orphans form a rock band.... [More]
Directed By: Makoto Nagahisa

#36
Adjusted Score: 65108%
Critics Consensus: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile often transcends its narrative limitations through sheer force of Zac Efron's compulsively watchable performance.
Synopsis: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the... [More]
Directed By: Joe Berlinger

#35

Don't Let Go (2019)
43%

#35
Adjusted Score: 47219%
Critics Consensus: While admirably intelligent and well-cast, Don't Let Go suffers from a formulaic approach compounded by its uneven writing and an awkward tonal balance.
Synopsis: Detective Jack Radcliff gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley. Working together across time, they race... [More]
Directed By: Jacob Aaron Estes

#34

Official Secrets (2019)
82%

#34
Adjusted Score: 90981%
Critics Consensus: Official Secrets has a familiar structure and an obvious if worthy message, but rises on the strength of Keira Knightley's powerful performance.
Synopsis: One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo... [More]
Directed By: Gavin Hood

#33

Them That Follow (2019)
59%

#33
Adjusted Score: 64153%
Critics Consensus: Them That Follow never quite captures the spiritual fervor of its setting, but the cast's committed performances make for an intermittently satisfying character study.
Synopsis: Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor's daughter to confront her community's deadly tradition.... [More]

#32

The Sunlit Night (2019)
32%

#32
Adjusted Score: 35475%
Critics Consensus: Jenny Slate remains as charming as ever, but her winsome performance isn't enough to overcome The Sunlit Night's grating tone and meandering plot.
Synopsis: An aspiring painter meets eccentric locals and a fellow New Yorker while working on a barn in Norway.... [More]
Directed By: David Wnendt

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