Consensus Comparison: Southside with You, Greene, Moretti August 27, 2016

The Venice Film festival begins next Wednesday. I’m looking forward to reading the reviews. Just like we’ve been doing all year, a film will be tweeted about once four or more reviews are collected. Venice coverage here is usually light since we mostly use American critics and those critics are most likely to skip Venice in favor of Toronto. In the meantime, the (so far sparse) Index and Rankings are already available.

Out of everything CRU has covered, The Sea of Trees is the lowest-scoring movie of the year. It ranks at the very bottom of this list of 187 movies.

Originally we only added movies to the Wide Releases ranked list if they opened in more than 600 theaters in its first weekend. Now we’re also including movies that expand to 600 or more theaters beyond its opening weekend, which means Green Room, Love & Friendship, Swiss Army Man, Café Society and Hell or High Water have been added to this year’s list.

After a more-than-30-day drought, this week brings three Films of the Week: Kate Plays Christine, Mia madre and Happy Hour. And now, on to the stats.

Southside with You (Richard Tanne)

Rotten Tomatoes: 93 • 97 reviews
Metacritic: 75 • 35 reviews
Critics Round Up: 67 • 6 reviews

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Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)

Rotten Tomatoes: 93 • 28 reviews
Metacritic: 76 • 16 reviews
Critics Round Up: 89 • 24 reviews

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Mia madre (Nanni Moretti)

Rotten Tomatoes: 88 • 60 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 20 reviews
Critics Round Up: 78 • 20 reviews

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Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

Rotten Tomatoes: N/A • 3 reviews
Metacritic: N/A • 3 reviews
Critics Round Up: 93 • 15 reviews

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Fatima (Philippe Faucon)

Rotten Tomatoes: 88 • 16 reviews
Metacritic: 65 • 6 reviews
Critics Round Up: 88 • 6 reviews

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In Order of Disappearance (Hans Petter Moland)

Rotten Tomatoes: 87 • 45 reviews
Metacritic: 75 • 16 reviews
Critics Round Up: 67 • 6 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.

The Sea of Trees (Gus Van Sant)

Rotten Tomatoes: 10 • 31 reviews
Metacritic: 23 • 16 reviews
Critics Round Up: 16 • 11 reviews

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