Consensus Comparison: Blackhat, Östlund January 17, 2015

Below, you’ll see that the Blackhat rating on Critics Round Up is much higher than the ones on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. There are many Michael Mann loyalists within the hardcore cinephile subculture. Even still, the reviews for his new movie on this site aren’t uniformly worshipful. There’s been some pushback from critics with good taste. Nevertheless, Blackhat is this week’s Must See.

Michael Mann’s Blackhat (USA)

Rotten Tomatoes: 31 | 108 reviews
Metacritic: 49 | 32 reviews
Critics Round Up: 77 | 12 reviews

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Paul King’s Paddington (UK)

Rotten Tomatoes: 98 | 106 reviews
Metacritic: 77 | 35 reviews
Critics Round Up: 69 | 4 reviews

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Denis Côté’s Joy of Man’s Desiring (Canada)

Rotten Tomatoes: 75 | 8 reviews
Metacritic: 72 | 4 reviews
Critics Round Up: 80 | 11 reviews

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Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior (USA)

Rotten Tomatoes: 95 | 21 reviews
Metacritic: 75 | 15 reviews
Critics Round Up: 82 | 7 reviews

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Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (India)

Rotten Tomatoes: 94 | 17 reviews
Metacritic: 90 | 8 reviews
Critics Round Up: 81 | 4 reviews

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Ruben Östlund’s Play (Sweden)

Rotten Tomatoes: 80 | 15 reviews
Metacritic: 81 | 8 reviews
Critics Round Up: 90 | 10 reviews

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Ruben Östlund’s Involuntary (Sweden)

Rotten Tomatoes: 80 | 20 reviews
Metacritic: 72 | 8 reviews
Critics Round Up: 100 | 3 reviews

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Ruben Östlund’s The Guitar Mongoloid (Sweden)

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A | 0 reviews
Metacritic: N/A | 3 reviews
Critics Round Up: 75 | 3 reviews

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