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2021 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances, According to 187 Critics from Around the World

187 critics from around the world voted in this year's survey, and one film topped several of the major categories by a landslide.

Best Movies of 2021: Critics Pick Year's Best Films & Performances

“The French Dispatch,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Drive My Car,” “Passing,” “Licorice Pizza”

Critics who voted in the poll:

Adrian Curry
Alan Cerny
Alejandra Musi Arcelus
Alex Billington
Alison Willmore
Alissa Wilkinson
Amy Taubin
Ana-Josefa Silva
Anne Billson
Anne Thompson
Anne-Katrin Titze
Annette Insdorf
Arturo Aguilar Figueroa
Ascanio Cavallo
Avner Shavit
Ayelet Dekel
Beatriz Martínez
Ben Nicholson
Blake Williams
Brian Tallerico
Caillou Pettis
Carlos Aguilar
Caryn James
Chris Knight
Chris Knipp
Christian Blauvelt
Christopher B Campbell
Christopher Bourne
Christopher Llewellyn Reed
Christopher Schobert
Christy Lemire
Corey Craft
Cory Everett
Courtney Howard
Cynthia Fuchs
Dan Mecca
Dan Sallitt
Daniel Loria
Daryl Chin
David Ansen
David Ehrlich
David Fear
David Sterritt
David Walsh
Diego Batlle
Dustin Chang
Ed Gibbs
Edward Douglas
Edwin Arnaudin
Elcin Yahsi
Elizabeth Weitzman
Eric Henderson
Eric Hynes
Eric Kohn
Eric Lavallée
Erick Estrada
Ernesto Diezmartínez
Ernesto Garratt
Esther Zuckerman
Ethan Alter
Francisco Cangiano
Gary M. Kramer
Gerald Peary
Glenn Heath Jr.
Godfrey Cheshire
Gregory Ellwood
Hannah Brown
Hannah Pilarczyk
Hans Morgenstern
Herb Stratford
Jake Cole
Jana J. Monji
Jared Mobarak
Jason Bailey
Jason Gorber
Jason Shawhan
Jay Kuehner
Jean-Philippe Guerand
Jeff Berg
Jeffrey Overstreet
Jennie Kermode
Joanna Langfield
Joe Bendel
Joe Neumaier
Joey Magidson
John Gholson
John Keefer
John Maguire
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jordan Hoffman
Jordan Raup
Joseph Fahim
Josh Larsen
Josh Spiegel
Joshua Brunsting
Kate Erbland
Katherine Rife
Katie Walsh
Keith Phipps
Keith Simanton
Kenji Fujishima
Kenneth Morefield
Kent Turner
Kevin B. Lee
Kimber Myers
Kristian Lin
Kyle Turner
Laura Clifford
Leah Greenblatt
Leo Goldsmith
Leonard Maltin
Leonardo Garcia Tsao
Leslie Combemale
Liliana Zapata B.
Lisa Rosman
Luke Y. Thompson
Marjorie Baumgarten
Mark Keizer
Marya E Gates
Matt Donato
Matt Zoller Seitz
Max Weiss
Michael Ghennam
Michael Nordine
Michael Sicinski
Mike D’Angelo
MK Raghavendra
Molly Haskell
Myron Meisel
Naama Rak
Namrata Joshi
Nathaniel Rogers
Nell Minow
Nicholas Barber
Nick Schager
Niclas Goldberg
Noah Gittell
Norm Wilner
Ola Salwa
Orr Sigoli
Pat Mullen
Patrick Z. McGavin
Peter Debruge
Peter Howell
Peter Knegt
Peter Rainer
Peter Travers
Piers Marchant
Poly Lykourgou
Prairie Miller
Rafael Motamayor
Rania Richardson
Ray Pride
Rendy Jones
Richard Brody
Richard Lawson
Rob Thomas
Robert Daniels
Robert Horton
Robert Koehler
Rodrigo Perez
Russell Hainline
Ryan Lattanzio
Ryan McNeil
Ryland W Knight
Saul Austerlitz
Scott Nye
Scott Renshaw
Scott Tobias
Sean Burns
Sean Means
Sonny Bunch
Stephen Farber
Steve Erickson
Susan Vahabzadeh
Tara Karajica
Tim Grierson
Tom Meek
Tony Dayoub
Vadim Rizov
Wendy Ide
Will Leitch
Willow Catelyn Maclay
Yael Shuv
Yair Raveh
Yuki Saruwatari
Zac Oldenburg

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