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
1/4 40% 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 58% 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 82% 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 7% 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
77% 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 21% 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
42% 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 51% 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
97% 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
74% Big Game (2015) "A refreshingly simple action movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 22, 2015
1.5/4 47% 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 84% 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
3.5/4 100% 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
69% 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
55% 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 33% 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
1.5/4 No Score Yet Area 51 (2015) "The relatively tense final half-hour is clearly the reason that very smart producer Jason Blum thought this would be a solid follow-up to "Paranormal Activity." It's that first hour that is the reason it took six years to (barely) get released. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 15, 2015
3/4 87% Bessie "A flawed drama that nonetheless warrants a look simply because of the bright spotlight it gives the underrated talents of star Queen Latifah, who does quite easily the best work of her career here. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 15, 2015
1.5/4 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "What went wrong? How did so many talented people devote their time and energy to a film that came out this generic, dull, and flat? " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 15, 2015
86% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you have the patience to get there through some bumpy spots in the first few episodes, Wayward Pines really starts to work. And become something of its own. Someday we may even say, "That reminds me of Wayward Pines." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 13, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "From its very first scenes, "Fury Road" vibrates with the energy of a veteran filmmaker working at the top of his game, pushing us forward without the cheap special effects or paper-thin characters that have so often defined the modern summer blockbuster. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 13, 2015
1.5/4 17% Playing It Cool (2015) "Only the really strong cast, including great chemistry between the leads, keeps "Playing It Cool" from totally derailing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 8, 2015
50% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's difficult to overstate how good Tomlin and Fonda are here. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 7, 2015
1/4 0% Any Day (2015) "A well-intentioned disaster, only slightly redeemed by a committed performance by Sean Bean, whose talent proves nowhere near enough to make this manipulative tripe more digestible. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 1, 2015
4/4 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "There's an important critical dictum when one reviews documentaries that we need to be careful to focus on the form of the filmmaking as much as the content. Filmmaking matters more than subject matter. In this case, both are brilliant. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 1, 2015
2.5/4 52% The Casual Vacancy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's something thematically engaging about how the death of a good man makes other people either try to find the goodness within themselves or reveals the lack thereof. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
30% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Happyish purports to be a commentary on how the trends of modern society have lessened pursuits like intellectual discussion or human connection. It conveys such a message with such brute, unrefined force that it's impossible to take seriously. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% Silicon Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The cast of Silicon Valley was great last season, but they're much more confident this season. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2015
100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "(Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is crafting one of the best comedy performances in the history of TV here. On the current best comedy on TV. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2015
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