Consensus Comparison: Davies, Lanthimos, Stillman, Wheatley May 14, 2016

After a long dry spell, there are three Films of the Week this time: Sunset Song, Love & Friendship and The Lobster.

I’m running way behind schedule today. Before we dive into the stats, here’s a quick note about Kill Zone 2 (which you really ought to see. It’s fabulous). IMDB lists Cantonese, English, Thai and Mandarin as the languages spoken in the movie. They missed Korean, several lines of which are delivered by the henchmen in the last 30 minutes.

High-Rise (Ben Wheatley • United Kingdom)

Rotten Tomatoes: 64 • 118 reviews
Metacritic: 64 • 33 reviews
Critics Round Up: 76 • 22 reviews

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The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos • Ireland • United Kingdom)

Rotten Tomatoes: 92 • 110 reviews
Metacritic: 82 • 27 reviews
Critics Round Up: 79 • 38 reviews

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Sunset Song (Terence Davies • United Kingdom)

Rotten Tomatoes: 80 • 61 reviews
Metacritic: 74 • 20 reviews
Critics Round Up: 89 • 29 reviews

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Love & Friendship (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 56 reviews
Metacritic: 86 • 22 reviews
Critics Round Up: 88 • 17 reviews

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Kill Zone 2 (Cheang Pou-Soi • Hong Kong • China)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 18 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 5 reviews
Critics Round Up: 80 • 5 reviews

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A Monster with a Thousand Heads (Rodrigo Plá • Mexico)

Rotten Tomatoes: 84 • 19 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 10 reviews
Critics Round Up: 79 • 7 reviews

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Garbage Time

Garbage Time is an irregular section of this stats column that looks at movies that, for multiple reasons starting with the mostly negative reviews, were deemed unsuitable for the homepage but nevertheless might still be of some interest to cinephiles.

Money Monster (Jodie Foster • United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 56 • 129 reviews
Metacritic: 54 • 36 reviews
Critics Round Up: 58 • 9 reviews

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