Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Brian Tallerico'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
3.5/4 96% Queen of Earth (2015) "Anchored by incredible performances from Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, this is one of the most mesmerizing pictures of the year. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 26, 2015
79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If Fear the Walking Dead is off to a slower start than the series that spawned it, perhaps we should be patient. After all, AMC has given the show exactly what these characters have lost: time to breathe. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 84% The Mend (2015) "What's great about "The Mend" is that it never goes exactly where you expect it to go. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 21, 2015
1/4 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) ""Hitman: Agent 47" is aggressively awful, the kind of film that rubs its lackadaisical screenwriting, dull filmmaking and boring characters in your face, almost daring you to ask the theater operator for your money back. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 20, 2015
86% Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is a funny, smart comedy for fans of documentaries or even just those who wish they had more time to watch non-fiction filmmaking. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 17, 2015
3/4 69% Prince (2015) "While "Prince" feels a little slight when the credits roll less than 80 minutes after it begins, it's still a strong, creative addition to the crowded coming-of-age genre. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 14, 2015
1.5/4 30% Amnesiac (2015) ""Amnesiac" feels like a director-for-hire gig for an artist too talented for the job. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 14, 2015
2.5/4 92% Meru (2015) "A bit too much time is spent in admiration and hero worship over the indefatigable will of these men, when it is the footage on that mountainside that matters. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 14, 2015
96% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Show Me a Hero is the TV event of the Summer, a mini-series that plays like a great American novel or a lost Sidney Lumet movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1.5/4 26% Dark Places (2015) "Each flashback or revelatory conversation fills in a few more details of the overheated story without giving us a reason to care about it in the first place. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 7, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp gets a lot of mileage out of funny names, ridiculous pop culture references and wildly inconsistent accents. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 2, 2015
3/4 88% Counting (2015) "Cohen is an undeniably gifted filmmaker, even if the sum total of this piece isn't quite as interesting as its parts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 76% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "I kept thinking what Farley would have thought of it. He probably would have been embarrassed and a bit shy about the whole thing. But he would have loved the attention. He would have smiled and laughed. And that's all that really matters. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 31, 2015
1/4 42% Staten Island Summer ""Staten Island Summer" is one of those films in which virtually every time a supporting character leaves, you wish you could go with him or her. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3/4 60% Southpaw (2015) ""Southpaw" enters the long filmography of boxing flicks, and puts up a surprisingly good fight. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 80% A Hard Day (2015) "At its best, "A Hard Day" has a breakneck pace that allows one to easily dismiss the more ridiculous, downright nonsensical aspects of its plot. Only occasionally will the eyes roll. For the most part, it works. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
0.5/4 6% Safelight (2015) "To write off "Safelight" as just another generic romantic teen drama about wounded souls who find healing in each other's arms wouldn't do justice to its baffling ineptitude. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
1/4 0% Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser "Sometimes the cast doesn't seem so sure it's a real movie, and, especially for the first act, it feels like they shot everything in one take, and left them all in the movie. Maybe they were afraid to yell cut. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 16, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Leary fans who miss either his stand-up or hit show Rescue Me, should be satisfied, and I can easily see the program working out its writing kinks and getting stronger as the cast gels. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
79% 7 Days in Hell "Far from perfect but pretty good is HBO's 7 Days in Hell, a true oddity that knows to end just when it's about to get annoying. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/4 91% Stations of the Cross (2015) "In the end, the formalism of "Stations of the Cross" wouldn't work at all without the work of van Acken, a very talented young lady who's not only in every scene, she's often all there is to every scene. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/4 76% The Suicide Theory (2015) "The final Act O'Twists, which almost anyone will see coming from very far away, lets down the character work that preceded it and the whole piece sinks just a bit too far into the melodramatic muck ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
76% The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "For three nights, over roughly three hours, Ferrell and the Funny or Die team push their unique, smart brand of humor, one that winks at the audience in its sheer ridiculousness. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2015
1.5/4 20% Self/less (2015) "The narrative outline of "Self/less" is a philosophical theme park, readymade for daring, complex filmmaking. And Singh and his writers never go on any of the rides. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2015
48% Zoo: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "To be blunt, I just didn't care. It's dull, plot-driven writing that sinks Zoo for me. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 30, 2015
44% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Right from the first scene there's a unique energy to the piece. It doesn't feel like a knock-off or a cheap tie-in. It's a horror movie in weekly series form. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/4 52% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "[Del Toro is] really very good here, as he almost always is, no matter the quality of the film around him. The rest of the movie? Not so much. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 77% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) ""What Happened" features some of the best concert footage and musical performances in recent music doc memory, even if it never quite answers the question in its title. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
86% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's so much going on here thematically that it's always bouncing from one complex question to another. And that will keep me engaged all Summer. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 23, 2015
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "USA's Mr. Robot might be the best show in the history of the network. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 23, 2015
75% Big Game (2015) "A refreshingly simple action movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 22, 2015
1.5/4 49% Manglehorn (2015) "Every shot of Manglehorn's grizzled face is weighted with unearned gravitas, the kind that comes with designing a film around an actor instead of a character or a narrative. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 19, 2015
54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is one of the most star-studded disappointments in recent TV memory, an awkward political comedy that mistakes raunchy humor for intelligence and only reminds one how hard it is to pull off something with real teeth like Veep. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 18, 2015
80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Ballers is imperfect, but Johnson carries it with the assistance of a strong supporting cast and rock-solid filmmaking. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 18, 2015
65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Is it the breakthrough, landmark television of the first season? No. But it is a rock-solid crime drama with film caliber production values, intriguing plotting and great performances. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 18, 2015
50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Call it "Real Housewives of NASA." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 17, 2015
57% Proof: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Proof feels like a show that takes complex issues and merely skims their surface. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 17, 2015
59% Complications: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Complications gets more interesting episode by episode, strengthened by good supporting performances and intriguing moral questions, even if creator Matt Nix sometimes struggles to shape his individual pieces into a cohesive whole. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/4 86% The Wolfpack (2015) "Much of "The Wolfpack" is undeniably moving, especially as the boys come out into the real world, frightened and unsure of themselves. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
1.5/4 30% Soaked In Bleach (2015) "This is a bad film, filled with awkward reenactments, poorly designed graphics, scripted interview segments, ominous music and enough jumping to conclusions that I'm surprised someone didn't throw out their back. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4 96% Blind (2015) "However you interpret it, Vogt's film lingers, haunting like imagery that refuses to fade away in memory. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 5, 2015
97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "On every level, Bryan Fuller and the team behind Hannibal are elevating what we should expect from network television. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 3, 2015
70% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I'm happy Netflix is giving a platform to something this daringly different, and I can't wait to see where it goes. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 3, 2015
1.5/4 32% Entourage (2015) "A film that keeps its audience at a distance, never surprising them at all narratively and barely moving the needle for its characters. It is fan fiction in film form. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/4 94% I Believe in Unicorns (2015) "If it falls victim to a bit too many college film student clich├ęs, it's easy to forgive Meyerhoff due to the great performance she draws from her talented young star and what this film means for her bright future. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 29, 2015
75% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is one of those odd projects in which actors and actresses who have been great before come off horrendously due to a script that does them no favors and filmmaking that is so dull that we have nothing more to focus on than the bad acting. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 28, 2015
56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "However one watches Aquarius, it's not that good. It's a bizarre blend of styles and themes that uses nostalgia instead of period realism. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 28, 2015
3/4 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "There are times, especially in the first act, when "When Marnie Was There" lacks a certain urgency, often moving with all the drive of a breeze through the oft-heard wind chimes. And then the final act really grabs the heartstrings ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 22, 2015
1.5/4 31% Poltergeist (2015) "Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of "Poltergeist." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 22, 2015
25% Between: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Between is all concept -- characters, production values, thematic depth, and the other things that flesh out a sci-fi idea beyond its genre trappings are flat, dull and unengaging. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 20, 2015
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