Consensus Comparison: Laika, Herzog, Hartigan August 20, 2016

For the second week in a row, the most mainstream film of the week has the highest score. In fact, Kubo and the Two Strings has the scored the highest by a wide margin on CRU’s list of 2016 Wide Releases and is tied for 5th on the general 2016 list. It only has five reviews for now, so it could take a tumble as more critics weigh in. But so far it could hardly be doing better.

Rotten Tomatoes seems to be rather over-excited for this week’s movies, giving no less than 92% to each of the movies below. They’re particularly overrating Lo and Behold, which most of the critics counted here consider to be minor Herzog or worse. (Incidentally, how many major films has Herzog directed since 2005’s Grizzly Man? One? None?)

I forgot to mention last week that Locarno coverage finally started hopping during week two. Coverage has depeened further this week. Index, Rankings and Competition Rankings.

And now let’s get to the weekly stats.

Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)

Rotten Tomatoes: 96 • 119 reviews
Metacritic: 83 • 35 reviews
Critics Round Up: 95 • 5 reviews

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Morris from America (Chad Hartigan)

Rotten Tomatoes: 93 • 44 reviews
Metacritic: 76 • 21 reviews
Critics Round Up: 83 • 10 reviews

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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (Werner Herzog)

Rotten Tomatoes: 93 • 61 reviews
Metacritic: 77 • 24 reviews
Critics Round Up: 74 • 17 reviews

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Ixcanul (Jayro Bustamante)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 13 reviews
Metacritic: 83 • 12 reviews
Critics Round Up: 87 • 15 reviews

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Spa Night (Andrew Ahn)

Rotten Tomatoes: 92 • 13 reviews
Metacritic: 75 • 12 reviews
Critics Round Up: 86 • 7 reviews

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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.

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Stig Björkman)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 48 reviews
Metacritic: 75 • 17 reviews
Critics Round Up: 78 • 8 reviews

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