It’s a week of high and low. Little Men is 7th on our list of the highest-ranked movies of the year (and along with Everybody Wants Some!!, it’s one of only two American films in the top 10), while Suicide Squad ranks 160th, which is ninth from the bottom.
It was harder than usual to gather scores and the number of reviews from Rotten Tomatoes this time since their website has been glitching in the past 24 hours. This was not caused by a hacker. A hacker would’ve announced their reasons for messing with the website. What I’m seeing looks instead more like a malfunction. Maybe all the attention given to Rotten Tomatoes and Suicide Squad in the past few days crashed their server.
Locarno coverage from other websites is even lighter than I was expecting, and I wasn’t expecting a whole lot. If you’d like to read about the new movies premiering at Locarno, your best option is the reliable David Hudson. You’ll be seeing a lot more about Locarno here on Critics Round Up in the days, weeks and months after the festival ends.
No Film of the Week for a second week in a row. Here are your weekly movie stats.
Suicide Squad (David Ayer)
Rotten Tomatoes: 26 • 231 reviews
Metacritic: 41 • 51 reviews
Critics Round Up: 44 • 9 reviews
The Little Prince (Mark Osborne)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93 • 70 reviews
Metacritic: 69 • 22 reviews
Critics Round Up: 81 • 4 reviews
Little Men (Ira Sachs)
Rotten Tomatoes: 96 • 45 reviews
Metacritic: 86 • 26 reviews
Critics Round Up: 94 • 12 reviews
Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Clément Cogitore)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94 • 17 reviews
Metacritic: 72 • 11 reviews
Critics Round Up: 83 • 9 reviews
collective:unconscious (Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker and Lauren Wolkstein)
Rotten Tomatoes: No page found
Metacritic: No page found
Critics Round Up: 80 • 5 reviews
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (Louis Black & Karen Bernstein)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92 • 13 reviews
Metacritic: 70 • 9 reviews
Critics Round Up: 67 • 6 reviews
The Tenth Man (Daniel Burman)
Rotten Tomatoes: 73 • 11 reviews
Metacritic: 66 • 8 reviews
Critics Round Up: 78 • 8 reviews
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.
Almost Holy (Steve Hoover)
Rotten Tomatoes: 97 • 30 reviews
Metacritic: 73 • 13 reviews
Critics Round Up: 75 • 6 reviews