Consensus Comparison: Linklater, Akerman, Sokurov, Tsai April 2, 2016

As the week progresses and more reviews get published, I’ll sometimes check Rotten Tomatoes once or twice out of curiosity to see how a big-budget or mid-budget Hollywood movie is performing. But for most of the new releases I cover on this site, I check them on Saturday morning for this column. So imagine my surprise and disappointment to discover moments ago that Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie has scored a paltry 73 and 72 on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively. The idea of Metacritic fixing its problems is hopeless (they’re never gonna figure out who the most useful critics are), but I do wish Rotten Tomatoes would broaden its pool of critics to include more people who know what they’re talking about.

Your Films of the Week are No Home Movie and Everybody Wants Some!!, the latter of which has received almost unanimously sensational reviews on this site.

Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater • United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 91 • 70 reviews
Metacritic: 85 • 34 reviews
Critics Round Up: 98 • 12 reviews

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No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman • Belgium)

Rotten Tomatoes: 73 • 11 reviews
Metacritic: 72 • 6 reviews
Critics Round Up: 89 • 33 reviews

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Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov • France)

Rotten Tomatoes: 90 • 20 reviews
Metacritic: 69 • 12 reviews
Critics Round Up: 82 • 19 reviews

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Afternoon (Tsai Ming-liang • Taiwan)

Rotten Tomatoes: 80 • 5 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 5 reviews
Critics Round Up: 83 • 16 reviews

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