Consensus Comparison: Jason Bourne, Geyrhalter July 30, 2016

No Film of the Week. But Locarno (Index, Rankings) starts next week, and with that comes many highly anticipated world premieres. Locarno hovers in between the big three (Cannes, Venice and Berlin) and all the other European festivals in terms of popularity. I’m always disappointed by the lack of coverage of that festival stateside, particularly last year, since the year before that seemed like such a turning point for them. All of this is to say that Locarno coverage on this site will be light, probably even lighter than last year. I’ll tweet once at least four reviews are collected and we may get through the entire festival without tweeting once.

The most critically acclaimed Competition film at Berlin this year was Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come. The most acclaimed film at this year’s Cannes was Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann. With almost half of this year’s Competition films either directed or co-directed by women, Locarno may very well continue 2016’s pattern of critics championing a female-directed film as the most deserving of the top prize. (Incidentally, Things to Come won Best Director but not the Golden Bear while Toni Erdmann was given no official honor.)

Here’s a glance at the consensuses for this week’s new releases.

Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass)

Rotten Tomatoes: 56 • 186 reviews
Metacritic: 58 • 49 reviews
Critics Round Up: 56 • 8 reviews


Indignation (James Schamus)

Rotten Tomatoes: 82 • 39 reviews
Metacritic: 83 • 22 reviews
Critics Round Up: 79 • 6 reviews


Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 5 reviews
Metacritic: 84 • 5 reviews
Critics Round Up: 88 • 13 reviews


Into the Forest (Patricia Rozema)

Rotten Tomatoes: 74 • 31 reviews
Metacritic: 59 • 18 reviews
Critics Round Up: 64 • 7 reviews


Looking: The Movie (Andrew Haigh)

Rotten Tomatoes: 87 • 15 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 12 reviews
Critics Round Up: 81 • 4 reviews


Gleason (Clay Tweel)

Rotten Tomatoes: 92 • 25 reviews
Metacritic: 82 • 18 reviews
Critics Round Up: 88 • 8 reviews


Equity (Meera Menon)

Rotten Tomatoes: 82 • 28 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 19 reviews
Critics Round Up: 70 • 5 reviews


On the Silver Globe (Andrzej Żuławski)

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A • 4 reviews
Metacritic: 72 • 4 reviews
Critics Round Up: 90 • 10 reviews


Late Addition

Late Addition circles back to new-ish movies that weren’t rounded up the week they opened in the U.S. but have recently received enough good reviews to merit inclusion on the site.

Phantom Boy (Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol)

Rotten Tomatoes: 91 • 32 reviews
Metacritic: 66 • 16 reviews
Critics Round Up: 81 • 8 reviews

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