Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Brian Miller's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Mistress America (2015) "In a forgiving but not unrealistic way, the movie is a sunnier, distaff retelling of The Great Gatsby, where failure and self-reinvention are one and the same thing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2015
41% No Escape (2015) "No Escape is a crass, manipulative B-movie, and it works as such. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "In a good way, this very frank and unrepentant '70s coming-of-age tale will make some viewers uncomfortable -- parents especially. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
85% Guidance (2015) "Though it belongs to the same genre, Guidance is nowhere near so good as Young Adult (or even the Jump Street movies, come to think of it). " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
97% Being Evel (2015) "Variously cribbing his image from Elvis, James Brown, and Liberace, Knievel becomes a recognizable huckster and all-American showman. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
47% American Ultra (2015) "The truth is that you believe more in Britton, playing a disgraced CIA officer, than in Eisenberg as a stone-cold killer. Her angry walk down the halls of Langley signals lethal intent. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
44% The D Train (2015) "Centered around a rude surprise, The D Train has some guts, and I like that in a movie. It earns points for trying. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 14, 2015
78% Cop Car (2015) "During the summer season of box-office bloat and fantasy, this is a lean little movie that also has the virtue of ending correctly. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
91% Meru (2015) "Without undue chest-beating, Meru celebrates the arduous teamwork necessary to top a 21,000-foot peak, but it never lets you forget the burden placed on those waiting for their loved ones to return -- or not -- back home. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "As Ritchie retrofits modern action-comedy tropes onto the Ian Fleming era, he keeps the tone light. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Cody and Demme aren't reaching for art, just trying to craft something as comfortable as an old car-radio song. The only reason it's hummable is because Streep is doing the singing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 6, 2015
26% Vacation (2015) "It's the same haphazard collection of dumb family-embarrassment gags you could find in any comedy without the Vacation moniker. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Though fine summer entertainment, the movie -- like Ethan's hobbled gait -- shows considerable franchise fatigue. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "Much money and programming power have been devoted to making modern CG approximate old '80s arcade icons, and the effect is blocky, nostalgic, and not a little charming -- right down to the retro arcade sounds. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "What Nelson and Silver bring to their story is access and empathy, salted with regular bursts of talk radio and TV news coverage. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
67% Unexpected (2015) "[Swanberg] tries to be fair to all parties, which smothers the conflict with a warm blanket. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Though it leads to an unexpectedly conventional rom-com outcome, Trainwreck is quite funny in its early rounds -- as we'd expect from the hottest comic in the country right now, male or female. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2015
80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Forbes has created the rare film where mental illness isn't a catastrophe, but just something you live with. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
82% 1001 Grams (2015) "[Hamer's] new film is both appealing and more than a little trite, finding pleasantly glib solutions to the terrors of mortality and loss. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
75% A Murder In The Park (2015) "Amid such murky, conflicting motives, Hale's Murder in the Park tries to draw a bright line of rectitude where any fair-minded filmmaker -- Errol Morris comes to mind -- would recognize that's an impossible task. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Gemma Bovery ought to be much cleverer than it is. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Webb keeps the tone light, caps the sulking, and limits the inside jokes. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 14, 2015
35% Strangerland (2015) "Though suspenseful and well-acted, Strangerland is a muddled too-many-cooks movie, with too many ingredients in the overheated pot. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
20% Self/less (2015) "What's missing on Damian's journey are the necessary humorous jolts and absurdities that come with recovered-identity quests. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
97% Amy (2015) "The movie's inevitable outcome leaves you with an air of lingering shame -- like the stench of burnt computer wiring. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Though this leads, inevitably, to a big strip-off, the fun lies in the grace notes that make MMXXL just a little slyer than it needs to be. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
82% Eden (2015) "Eden gives us the serious, comprehensive Bildungsroman approach to an artist and an art that are fundamentally shallow. Its novelistic episodes build to nothing apart from a sense of loss, of youth squandered. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "After smarter, sleeker recent depictions of future technology (Her comes to mind, or even Lucy), the lumbering Genisys represents a failure of modern product design. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
45% True Story (2015) "Rather pat and schematic. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
91% White God (2015) "You remember the first shots, and the last, but the film never really finds its footing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
81% Results (2015) "In its small, endearing way, Results just wants to be your friend. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
62% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "This is an inescapably sad movie about a one-note artist who acquitted himself best when unseen, working alone at the easel. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
19% 7 Minutes (2015) "This compact, familiar heist flick hews strictly to B-movie convention. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
40% A Little Chaos (2015) "[Sabine] triumphs over a soft script and stock characters not just because this is Kate Winslet, Titanic survivor (her heart will go on), but because Rickman has flanked her with so much British acting talent. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
92% Frank (2014) "This is a fundamentally sad film, yet one full of slapstick, silliness, and laughter. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) "This reunion brings a smile to your face. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "The movie's first half is an utterly delightful spin on the usual mopey YA themes. It's impossible to stop smiling at Greg and Earl's series of arthouse movie remakes. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
52% Woman in Gold (2015) "The chief pleasure to Woman in Gold lies in its complete absence of surprise. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
85% Heaven Knows What (2015) "I have to commend its messy truthfulness and near-documentary DNA. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
43% Madame Bovary (2015) "Faithful and fundamentally dull. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "Dim writing [with] stock characters. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Masterfully kinetic and often downright berserk. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
94% Spy (2015) "Melissa McCarthy's new star vehicle easily passes the Bechdel Test, and that's a welcome relief during the summer blockbuster season. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "Pixar has now updated the mapping of our minds with a much broader palette, using the very latest technology and even consulting neuroscientists. The fanciful animated result is a combo of Oz-style quest and bright-hued PET scan. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
88% Dope (2015) "I'm not sure Dope offers anything more than a good time, but it offers a very good time. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A- 83% While We're Young (2015) "While We're Young is a career-best for [Stiller and Baumbach]: generous, wise and consoling for those facing their forlorn 40s. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted May 13, 2015
94% Man from Reno (2015) "Man From Reno is more old-fashioned than postmodern, steeped in the scenic San Fran of Vertigo. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Apr 30, 2015
98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "A sudden, extended sniper attack, coming midway through the movie, is the best sequence I've seen on film this year. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
80% Human Capital (2015) "[A] fine, damning drama. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2015
86% Chef (2014) "Whether as artistic statement or self-justification of craft, Chef confirms the core talent of its maker. Comfort food, meet comfort movie. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2015
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