The Cannes 2021 Movie Scorecard

Cannes made its splashy in-person return for 2021! The fest hosted the debuts of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta, Leos Carax’s Annette, and the Palme d’Or winner: Julia Ducournau’s Titane. See every movie that screened that got a Tomatometer (from in-competition to gala entries like F9) with our Cannes 2021 Scorecard!

#36
Adjusted Score: 101877%
Critics Consensus: The Worst Person in the World concludes Joachim Trier's Oslo Trilogy with a romantic comedy that delightfully subverts the genre's well-worn tropes.
Synopsis: The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo.... [More]
Directed By: Joachim Trier

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 102921%
Critics Consensus: The Velvet Underground takes a fittingly idiosyncratic approach to delivering a rock documentary that captures the band as well as its era.
Synopsis: The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock... [More]
Directed By: Todd Haynes

#34

A Hero (2021)
96%

#34
Adjusted Score: 97344%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he... [More]
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi

#33

Clara Sola (2021)
91%

#33
Adjusted Score: 60666%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: CLARA, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a "healer", she sustains a family and a... [More]

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 97636%
Critics Consensus: Drawing on another terrific performance from Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir Part II continues its story with profound emotional complexity and elegant storytelling.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic but manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught... [More]
Directed By: Joanna Hogg

#31

Titane (2021)
88%

#31
Adjusted Score: 97899%
Critics Consensus: Thrillingly provocative and original, Titane reaffirms writer-director Julia Ducournau's delightfully disturbing vision.
Synopsis: Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys, often used in medical prostheses due... [More]
Directed By: Julia Ducournau

#30

Red Rocket (2021)
85%

#30
Adjusted Score: 86936%
Critics Consensus: Led by Simon Rex's magnetic performance, Red Rocket is another vibrant, ground-level look at modern American life from director/co-writer Sean Baker.
Synopsis: The audacious new film from writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine), starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance,... [More]
Directed By: Sean Baker

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 85231%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: François Ozon

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 96531%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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Directed By: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

#27

Val (2021)
93%

#27
Adjusted Score: 99106%
Critics Consensus: An absorbingly reflective documentary that benefits from its subject's self-chronicling, Val offers an intimate look at a unique life and career.
Synopsis: For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood's most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life... [More]
Directed By: Ting Poo, Leo Scott

#26

Mothering Sunday (2021)
79%

#26
Adjusted Score: 83409%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother's... [More]
Directed By: Eva Husson

#25

Annette (2021)
71%

#25
Adjusted Score: 84990%
Critics Consensus: Annette's experimental approach to its emotional extremes marks an ambitious, if not peculiar, return for director Leos Carax.
Synopsis: Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love... [More]
Directed By: Leos Carax

#24

Memoria (2021)
92%

#24
Adjusted Score: 93327%
Critics Consensus: Memoria finds writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul branching out into English-language filmmaking without forsaking any of his own lyrical cinematic vocabulary.
Synopsis: Ever since being startled by a loud 'bang' at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to... [More]

#23
#23
Adjusted Score: 88678%
Critics Consensus: A loving ode to the spirit of journalism, The French Dispatch will be most enjoyed by fans of Wes Anderson's meticulously arranged aesthetic.
Synopsis: A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that... [More]
Directed By: Wes Anderson

#22

Stillwater (2021)
74%

#22
Adjusted Score: 84395%
Critics Consensus: Stillwater isn't perfect, but its thoughtful approach to intelligent themes -- and strong performances from its leads -- give this timely drama a steadily building power.
Synopsis: Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award® winner Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison... [More]
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

#21

Benedetta (2021)
85%

#21
Adjusted Score: 87301%
Critics Consensus: Precariously walking a tightrope of varying genres and tones, Benedetta provokes salient questions about sexual freedom and its relationship to faith.
Synopsis: A 17th-century nun becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair, but it's her shocking religious visions that threaten to shake... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#20

Cow (2021)
81%

#20
Adjusted Score: 80286%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Andrea Arnold chronicles several years in the life of a dairy cow in England.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Andrea Arnold

#19

After Yang (2021)
81%

#19
Adjusted Score: 80287%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After Yang follows a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member.... [More]
Directed By: Kogonada

#18

Aline (2020)
83%

#18
Adjusted Score: 36818%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The youngest of a hardworking French-Canadian couple's 14 children is propelled to global music superstardom in Aline, a fictional musical... [More]
Directed By: Valérie Lemercier

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 42446%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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Directed By: Emmanuel Carrère

#16

Bergman Island (2021)
86%

#16
Adjusted Score: 90546%
Critics Consensus: Minor but charming, the well-acted Bergman Island uses the titular filmmaker's legacy as the launchpad for a dreamlike rumination on romance and creativity.
Synopsis: BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical... [More]
Directed By: Mia Hansen-Løve

#15

Ahed's Knee (2021)
76%

#15
Adjusted Score: 77081%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Nadav Lapid

#14

Nitram (2021)
88%

#14
Adjusted Score: 89083%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s.... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kurzel

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 64531%
Critics Consensus: Minor but engaging Audiard, Paris, 13th District explores millennial love through a visually compelling lens that's partly undercut by its episodic narrative structure.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Jacques Audiard

#12
Adjusted Score: 59347%
Critics Consensus: Although it's frustratingly casual with the line between facts and conjecture, JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass reaffirms Oliver Stone's gifts as an engaging raconteur.
Synopsis: Thirty years after his film JFK, filmmaker Oliver Stone takes viewers on a journey though recently declassified evidence in the... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#11

F9 The Fast Saga (2021)
59%

#11
Adjusted Score: 75580%
Critics Consensus: F9 sends the franchise hurtling further over the top than ever, but director Justin Lin's knack for preposterous set pieces keeps the action humming.
Synopsis: Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but... [More]
Directed By: Justin Lin

#10

Blue Bayou (2021)
77%

#10
Adjusted Score: 80991%
Critics Consensus: Blue Bayou can be indelicate in its attempts to tug the heartstrings, but solid acting and a genuinely affecting story make this drama difficult to ignore.
Synopsis: From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for... [More]
Directed By: Justin Chon

#9

France (2021)
65%

#9
Adjusted Score: 65222%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In FRANCE, a satirical drama set in contemporary Paris, Léa Seydoux stars as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar... [More]
Directed By: Bruno Dumont

#8

Flag Day (2021)
41%

#8
Adjusted Score: 44285%
Critics Consensus: Flag Day benefits from powerful performances and a moving fact-based story, but it's largely lost in the movie's melodramatic din.
Synopsis: Jennifer Vogel's father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to... [More]
Directed By: Sean Penn

#7

Three Floors (2021)
47%

#7
Adjusted Score: 42271%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Nanni Moretti

#6

Rehana (2021)

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Rehana, an assistant professor at a medical college, strains to combine her complex roles as a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter,... [More]

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