Fans of broad funny will need to wait another year as the best-reviewed motion pictures of the category for 2022 detected more social hints (Fire Island, Emergency situation), provided their jokes with dark aplomb (The Banshees of Inisherin), or took the form of market satires (Authorities Competitors, The Great Boss). Naturally, Nicolas Cage existed to bring on the weirdness with The Intolerable Weight of Enormous Talent.
The order reflects Tomatometer ratings (as of December 31, 2022) after adjustment from our ranking formula, which compensates for variation in the number of reviews when comparing motion pictures or TV programs.
Changed Rating: 108301%
Critics Agreement: Including some of Martin McDonagh’s finest work and a set of exceptional lead performances, The Banshees of Inisherin is a carefully crafted feel-bad treat. Synopsis: Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows long-lasting pals Pádraic and …
. More]. # 2 Adjusted Rating: 101712% Critics Consensus: A sweet swan tune for director Roger Michell, The Duke provides a well-acted and interesting drama of an entertainingly unlikely true story.
Synopsis: In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old cabby, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National … [More]
Adjusted Score: 100770%
Critics Consensus: Sexual awakening stories aren’t in brief supply, but Good Luck to You, Leo Grande shows you can still inform one with a refreshing– and uproarious– spin. Summaries: In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson(Love, In Fact)
embodies the candor and
apprehension … [More] # 4 Adjusted Score: -1% Critics Agreement: Its facility may resonate most with hardcore film fans, however Official Competitors’s tight focus and sharp humor have a universal appeal.
Summaries: Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as 2 egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a motion picture together in this … [More]
Adjusted Score: 98223%
Critics Consensus: Smart, amusing, and hugely creative, The Excruciating Weight of Enormous Talent provides Nicolas Cage in peak gonzo kind– and he’s matched by Pedro Pascal’s scene-stealing performance. Summaries: Nicolas Cage stars as … Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Excruciating Weight of Huge Talent. Creatively unsatisfied and facing financial … [
. # 6 Adjusted Score : 97444%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by a tremendously talented cast, the breezily entertaining Fire Island shows there are still fresh ways to update Austen. Summaries: Embed in the iconic Pines, Andrew Ahn’s
is an unapologetic, modern-day rom-com showcasing a varied, multicultural evaluation of … [More] # 7 Changed Score: 97073% Critics Consensus: Taking the form of a traditional college comedy while including some socially pertinent function, Emergency is as clever and troubling as it is hilarious.
Run-throughs: Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his buddy, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on … [More]
Changed Rating: -1%
Critics Agreement: Led by Javier Bardem’s charming efficiency and writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa’s sharp humor, The Good Boss is a workplace satire worthwhile of promo. Synopsis: Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing commercial scales in a provincial Spanish town, waits for the imminent visit from a committee … [More
. # 9 Changed Score : 93093%
Critics Consensus: Completed by a pair of satisfying efficiencies, Dinner in America is a coming-of-age rom-com with transmittable hard rock energy. Run-throughs: An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman consumed with atrioventricular bundle go on an unforeseen and epic journey together … [
. # 10 Adjusted Score: 92041%
Critics Consensus: Bringing a beloved book brilliantly to life, Catherine Called Birdy proves a well-told coming-of-age story can feel fresh despite the period setting.
Run-throughs: The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Girl Catherine (referred to as Birdy) is the youngest kid of … [More]