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"Uncle Boonmee," "Inside Job" Top Cannes Critics Poll (UPDATED)

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 24, 2010 at 10:24AM

As the 2010 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, indieWIRE's poll of twenty-one critics and bloggers has attempted to make clear the highest ranked films of this year's fest. Hundreds of grades have been entered, leaving Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or winner "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" and Charles Ferguson's out-of-competition economic crisis doc "Inside Job" as the only two films with 3 or more grades to have an "A" level average.
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"Uncle Boonmee," "Inside Job" Top Cannes Critics Poll (UPDATED)
The press conference room inside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

As the 2010 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, indieWIRE's poll of twenty-one critics and bloggers has attempted to make clear the highest ranked films of this year's fest. Hundreds of grades have been entered, leaving Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or winner "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" and Charles Ferguson's out-of-competition economic crisis doc "Inside Job" as the only two films with 3 or more grades to have an "A" level average.

As far as the official competition goes, Abbas Kiarostami's "The Certified Copy", Mike Leigh's "Another Year" and Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry" also all faired quite well, each averaging "B+"s. While other films to find considerable praise from those polled include Oliver Assayas's out-of-competition "Carlos", Derek Cianfrance's Un Certain Regard entry "Blue Valentine" and Michelangelo Frammartino's Director's Fortnight film "Le Quattro Volte".

Oddly enough, two major winners at the fest - Un Certain Regard "Ha Ha Ha" and best director winner "Tournee" averaged "C" and "C+"s, respectively. And even worse off was Hideo Nakata's "Chatroom", which now has the distinction of being the lowest graded film in criticWIRE's short history.

The following is a list of the eighteen films screening in any program of the fest that received at least a "B" average. (only including those which have received at least three grades from critics). Notable is that only 5 films from official competition made the cut, while 7 from the Un Certain Regard program did the same. For an updated and full list of all grades click here.

[EDITORIAL NOTE: The list as published below was accurate as of the time it was published, based on critics' grades received. Rankings may have changed as new grades have been submitted by critics, and an update will follow to reflect any changes.]

Top-Rated Films
1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Official Competition) film page
2. Inside Job (Charles Ferguson, Special Screening) film page
3. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, Out of Competition) film page
4. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, Un Certain Regard) film page
5. The Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, Official Competition) film page.
6. Another Year (Mike Leigh, Official Competition) film page
7. Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, Director's Fortnight) film page
8. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, Official Competition) film page
9. O Estranho Caso de Angelica (Manouel de Oliveira, Un Certain Regard) film page
10. Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, Un Certain Regard) film page
11. Tuesday After Christmas (Radu Muntean, Un Certain Regard) film page
12. Les Amours Imaginaires (Xavier Dolan, Un Certain Regard) film page
13. Life, Above All (Oliver Schmitz, Un Certain Regard) film page
14. I Wish I Knew (Jia Zhangke, Un Certain Regard) film page
15. Kaboom (Gregg Araki, Midnight Screening) film page
16. Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois,Official Competition) film page
17. Countdown To Zero (Lucy Walker, Special Screening) film page
18. The Myth of the American Sleepover (David Robert Mitchell, Critic's Week) film page

Patricipating Bloggers and Critics (with links to their pages)
Alex Billington | Brian Brooks | Peter Brunette | Justin Chang | Mike D'Angelo | Stephen Garrett | Michael Giltz | Eugene Hernandez | Danny Kasman | Ben Kenigsberg | Robert Koehler | Eric Kohn | Eric Lavallee | Guy Lodge | Todd McCarthy | Patrick Z. McGavin | Rob Nelson | Matt Noller | James Rocchi | Sasha Stone | Anne Thompson

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