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criticWIRE @ Toronto: Grading All The Films (UPDATED)

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 24, 2010 at 3:02AM

The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. As critics and bloggers file the last of their TIFF coverage, indieWIRE has asked them to submit their thoughts to our "criticWIRE poll," which compiles grades and review links from every single film that is screening in Toronto.
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The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. As critics and bloggers file the last of their TIFF coverage, indieWIRE has asked them to submit their thoughts to our "criticWIRE poll," which compiles grades and review links from every single film that is screening in Toronto.

As of the final day of TIFF, only 8 film have "A" level averages among those that have received at least 3 scores: Danny Boyle's "127 Hours," Andrei Ujica's "The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu," Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," Kim Jee-woon's "I Saw The Devil," Tom Hopper's "The King's Speech," Patricio Guzmán's "Nostalgia for the Light," Thom Zimny's "The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town," and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives."

Below are links to each film's individual page, which lists all the grades, and to indieWIRE's own review (if applicable, of course). Currently, 33 critics have submitted grades and links to reviews from TIFF. Check back through this week as more grades are submitted (and note that as the page is being updated, some averages here may not correspond with averages on each film page).

The Participating Critics
Erica Abeel | Livia Bloom | Dwight Brown | Justin Chang | Tom Charity | Erik Childress | Mike D'Angelo | Peter DeBruge | Edward Douglas | Gregory Ellwood | David Fear | Stephen Garrett | Tim Grierson | Jake Jacobson | Ben Kenigsberg | Peter Knegt | Eric Kohn | Michael Koresky | Gary Kramer | Eric Lavallee | Emanuel Levy | Joe Leydon | Todd McCarthy | Patrick McGavin | Rob Nelson | Michelle Orange | Joshua Rothkopf | | B Ruby Rich | Peter Sciretta | James Rocchi | Anne Thompson | Kim Voynar | Scott Weinberg| Stephen Whitty | Susan Wloszczyna


The Films
127 Hours Danny Boyle, USA
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

Africa United Debs Gardner-Paterson, United Kingdom
Current Average: C-
(Full list of grades)

Amigo John Sayles, USA
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Another Year Mike Leigh, United Kingdom
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Armadillo Janus Metz, Denmark
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

ATTENBERG Athina Rachel Tsangiri, Greece
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu Andrei Ujica, Romania
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

Barney’s Version Richard J. Lewis, Canada/Italy
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Beautiful Boy Shawn Ku, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Beginners Mike Mills, USA
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Behind Blue Skies Hannes Holm, Sweden
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Biutiful Alejandro González Iñárritu, Spain/Mexico
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)(indieWIRE review)

Black Ocean Marion Hänsel, Belgium/France/Germany
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

A scene from Darren Aronofsky’s "Black Swan"


Black Swan Darren Aronofsky, USA
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

Blame Michael Henry, Australia
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Blue Valentine Derek Cianfrance, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)(indieWIRE review)

Boxing Gym Frederick Wiseman, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Brighton Rock Rowan Joffe, United Kingdom
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Brownian Movement Nanouk Leopold, The Netherlands/Germany/Belgium
Current Average: C
(Fulll list of grades)

Bunraku Guy Moshe, USA
Current Average: C-
(Full list of grades)

Buried Rodrigo Cortés, Spain/USA
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Casino Jack George Hickenlooper, Canada
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog, USA
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Ceremony Max Winkler, USA
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Chico & Rita Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando, Spain/United Kingdom
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Alex Gibney, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Cold Fish Sion Sono, Japan
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

The Conspirator Robert Redford, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Conviction Tony Goldwyn, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Cool It Ondi Timoner, USA
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

The Debt John Madden, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list grades)

Deep in the Woods Benoit Jacquot France/Germany
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Tsui Hark, China
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Dhobi Ghat Kiran Rao, India
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Dirty Girl Abe Sylvia, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

The Ditch Wang Bing, France/Belgium
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Easy A Will Gluck, USA
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

The Edge Alexey Uchitel, Russia
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Essential Killing Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Norway/Ireland/Hungary
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

An image from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's "It's Kind of a Funny Story."


Everything Must Go Dan Rush, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Film Socialism Jean-Luc Godard, France
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

The First Grader Justin Chadwick, United Kingdom
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Heartbeats Xavier Dolan, Canada
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Henry's Crime Malcolm Venville, USA
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Hereafter Clint Eastwood, UK
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

The High Cost of Living Deborah Chow, Canada
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Home for Christmas Bent Hamer, Norway/Germany/Sweden
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

The Housemaid Im Sang-soo, Korea
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

How I Ended This Summer Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

The Hunter Rafi Pitts, Iran
Current Average: C-
(Full list of grades)

The Illusionist Sylvain Chomet, United Kingdom
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

I’m Still Here Casey Affleck, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Incendies Denis Villeneuve, Canada
Current Average: B+
(Full list grades)

Inside Job Charles Ferguson, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Insidious James Wan, USA
Current average: B-
(Full list of grades)

I Saw the Devil Kim Jee-woon, South Korea
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

It's Kind of a Funny Story Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

A scene from Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech."


I Wish I Knew Jia Zhang-ke, China/The Netherlands
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Jack Goes Boating Philip Seymour Hoffman, USA
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Julia’s Eyes Guillem Morales, Spain
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Kaboom Gregg Araki, USA/France
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

The King’s Speech Tom Hooper, United Kingdom/Australia
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

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Last Night Massy Tadjedin, USA/France
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Late Autumn Kim Tae-Yong, South Korea
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

L.A. Zombie Bruce LaBruce, Germany/USA/France
Current Average: D-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

A scene from Peter Mullan's "Neds"


Leap Year Michael Rowe, Mexico
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

The Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Andrew Lau, Hong Kong
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Let Me In Matt Reeves, UK/USA
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Life, Above All Oliver Schmitz, South Africa/Germany
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

The Light Thief Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan/Germany/France/Netherlands
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Little White Lies Guillaume Canet, France
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Machete Maidens Unleashed! Mark Hartley, Australia
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Made in Dagenham Nigel Cole, United Kingdom
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Make Believe J. Clay Tweel, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

The Matchmaker Avi Nesher, Israel
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Meek's Cutoff Kelly Reichardt, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Microphone Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Miral Julian Schnabel, United Kingdom/Israel/France
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Monsters Gareth Edwards, United Kingdom
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Mothers Milcho Manchevski, Macedonia/France/Bulgaria
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

My Joy Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Ukraine/The Netherlands
Current Average: A
(Full list of grades)

Mysteries of Lisbon Raul Ruiz, Portugal/France
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Neds Peter Mullan, United Kingdom/France/Italy
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Never Let Me Go Mark Romanek, United Kingdom
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Norwegian Wood Tran Anh Hung, Japan
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Nostalgia for the Light Patricio Guzmán, France/Germany/Chile
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

Of Gods and Men Xavier Beauvois, France
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Oki's Movie Hong Sangsoo, South Korea
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow Sophie Fiennes, U.K./France/The Netherlands
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Passione John Turturro, Italy
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Passion Play Mitch Glazer, USA
Current Average: D
(Full list of grades)

Peep World Barry Blaustein, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

The Piano in a Factory Zhang Meng, China
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

The Pipe Risteard Ó Domhnaill, Ireland
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Poetry Lee Chang-dong, South Korea
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

The Poll Diaries Chris Kraus, Germany/Austria/Estonia
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Potiche François Ozon, France
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Promises Written in Water Vincent Gallo, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town Thom Zimny, USA
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades)

Le Quattro Volte Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy/Germany/Switzerland
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

An image from John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole."


Rabbit Hole John Cameron Mitchell, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Repeaters Carl Bessai, Canada
Current Average: F
(Full list of grades)

Route Irish Ken Loach, United Kingdom/France/Belgium/Italy/Spain
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Sarah’s Key Gilles Paquet Brenner, France
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Score: A Hockey Musical Michael McGowan, Canada
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

A Screaming Man Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France/Belgium/Chad
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

Silent Souls Aleksei Fedorchenko, Russia
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

The Sleeping Beauty Catheirne Breillat, France
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

The Solitude Of Prime Numbers Saverio Constanzo, Italy
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Stone John Curran, USA
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

The Strange Case of Angelica Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/Spain/France/Brazil
Current Average: B
(Full list of grades)

Submarine Richard Ayoade, United Kingdom
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

SUPER James Gunn, USA
Current Average: C-
(Full list of grades)

Tabloid Errol Morris, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Tamara Drewe Stephen Frears, United Kingdom
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project Kornél Mundruczó Hungary/Germany/Austria
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

That Girl in Yellow Boots Anurag Kashyap, India
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

Thirteen Assassins Takashi Miike, Japan
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Three Tom Tykwer, Germany
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

The Town Ben Affleck, USA
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

Trigger Bruce McDonald, Canada
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

The Trip Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades)

A scene from Dustin Lance Black's "What's Wrong With Virginia?"


Trust David Schwimmer, USA
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul, U.K./Thailand/France/Germany/Spain
Current Average: A-
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

Vanishing on 7th Street Brad Anderson, USA
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

The Ward John Carpenter, USA
Current Average: C
(Full list of grades)

The Way Emilio Estevez, USA
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

What's Wrong With Virginia Dustin Lance Black, USA
Current Average: D
(Full list of grades)

The Whistleblower Larysa Kondracki, Canada/Germany
Current Average: B-
(Full list of grades)

White Irish Drinkers John Gray, USA
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades)

The Womb Benedek Filegauf
Current Average: D
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

You Are Here Daniel Cockburn, Canada
Current Average: B+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Woody Allen, United Kingdom/USA/Spain
Current Average: C+
(Full list of grades) (indieWIRE review)

[Nigel Smith, Micah Sachs and Bryce Renninger contributed to this compilation.]

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