Consensus Comparison: Black Mass, Sicario, Johnnie To September 19, 2015

With TIFF wrapping up now, I can finally get to the several dozen reviews and articles for older movies I’ve put aside to make my workload less taxing. It’s gonna take a while to get through it all.

A surprise: Sicario scored in the 80s on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, despite the lukewarm reviews from Cannes.

Your Film of the Week, the first one since late-August, is Johnnie To’s Office.

Black Mass by Scott Cooper (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 76 • 148 reviews
Metacritic: 68 • 39 reviews
Critics Round Up: 67 • 12 reviews

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Sicario by Denis Villeneuve (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 88 • 59 reviews
Metacritic: 82 • 24 reviews
Critics Round Up: 63 • 17 reviews

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Everest by Baltasar Kormákur (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 72 • 140 reviews
Metacritic: 64 • 36 reviews
Critics Round Up: 70 • 10 reviews

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Office by Johnnie To (China)

Rotten Tomatoes: 88 • 8 reviews
Metacritic: 80 • 6 reviews
Critics Round Up: 93 • 11 reviews

FILM STILL - PAWN SACRIFICE - Tobey Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer in Edward Zwick's PAWN SACRIFICE, a Bleecker Street release. Date Added 8/4/2015 3:25:00 PM Addtl. Info Credit: Takashi Seida

Pawn Sacrifice by Edward Zwick (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 49 • 80 reviews
Metacritic: 67 • 25 reviews
Critics Round Up: 68 • 7 reviews

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Tired Moonlight by Britni West (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A • 3 reviews
Metacritic: N/A • 2 reviews
Critics Round Up: 88 • 6 reviews

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Songs from the North by Soon-Mi Yoo (North Korea)

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A • 4 reviews
Metacritic: N/A • 3 reviews
Critics Round Up: 77 • 13 reviews

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The Fool by Yuriy Bykov (Russia)

Rotten Tomatoes: 92 • 12 reviews
Metacritic: 83 • 7 reviews
Critics Round Up: 78 • 9 reviews

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Prophet’s Prey by Amy Berg (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 88 • 8 reviews
Metacritic: 77 • 8 reviews
Critics Round Up: 70 • 5 reviews

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The New Girlfriend by François Ozon (France)

Rotten Tomatoes: 82 • 49 reviews
Metacritic: 74 • 19 reviews
Critics Round Up: 56 • 8 reviews

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The Cut by Fatih Akin (Germany)

Rotten Tomatoes: 47 • 15 reviews
Metacritic: 54 • 13 reviews
Critics Round Up: 39 • 7 reviews

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