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
No Score Yet 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 87% 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
23% 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 85% 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
85% 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 19% 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
48% 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
3/4 97% Black Souls (2015) ""Black Souls" isn't quite the great film the international cinema buzz machine has touted it to be in some circles, but it is a very good one, the kind that ends with such gravity that you feel its weight for a while after. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/4 29% Lost River (2015) ""Lost River" is one of those weird films that I think some people will absolutely adore, grabbing on to its performances, imagery, and ideas, without really caring that they haven't been stitched together in an interesting enough way. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 10, 2015
98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Yes, we can finally put visions of Ben Affleck in red in the rearview mirror as Matt Murdock has at long last been given the treatment his legions of fans have long-claimed he deserved. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 9, 2015
97% Louie: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "I'm not sure we could really call Louis C.K. a comedian any more. Sure, Louie is very funny, but there's been something deeper at play in Louie the last few years, and I find Louis' directorial ability to be one of his most notable qualities. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 7, 2015
58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Crystal and Gad have undeniably strong comic timing, but it's the material here that fails them. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/4 57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) "Onah doesn't quite stick the landing narratively, although he has such filmmaking energy that his work here merits comparison to that of the film's executive producer, Spike Lee. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 3, 2015
1.5/4 30% Cut Bank (2015) "While there's some undeniably inherent joy in just seeing some of these great actors play off each other, the sum here is a shockingly dull affair, almost made more disappointing by the talent it wastes. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 3, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "I'll say that the themes that have defined Mad Men are still very much at play in "Severance" as is Weiner's willingness to spend time with characters outside of his core group of regulars. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 2, 2015
55% American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "To be blunt, the bar is higher to clear than it was ten or certainly twenty years ago, when a show like American Odyssey would have felt like something new. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 31, 2015
1/4 18% Serena (2015) "A flat-out disaster, the kind of film that its cast and crew hope gets buried as quickly as possible as they race to move on to other projects. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 66% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "It's a film that seems to have no further point than to remind us that some powerful jerks were once powerful jerk kids. Point taken, but it's not cinematically satisfying. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/4 17% Nightlight (2015) ""Nightlight" is a perfect example of a film with interesting ideas that are totally smothered by poor execution. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
74% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The premiere left me a little concerned that the overheated dialogue and drawn-out mysteries of Bloodline would frustrate me too much in the long run. By the end of the third episode, I would have dropped my plans for the day to watch at least one more. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 17, 2015
0.5/4 11% The Cobbler (2015) ""The Cobbler" is almost fascinatingly awful enough to recommend. If one subscribes to the theory that you can learn as much from a bad movie as from a good one, this one's a master class in what not to do. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Consider "Going Clear" an audit for the former leaders and most prominent members of the Church of Scientology, now willing to come forward and allege abuse, intimidation, and brainwashing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 60% Run All Night (2015) ""Run All Night" is proof that quality action films don't really need to reinvent the wheel each time out as long as they make it spin this smoothly. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
66% The Returned (US): Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's not quite as atmospheric or accomplished as the original, but it's way closer than I expected it to be, anchored by strong performances throughout and an understanding of what worked about the original. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/4 89% Buzzard (2015) "Burge is phenomenal here, giving a memorable, well-rounded performance. His take on Marty is not your typical cinematic slacker: all cool detachment and na├»ve apathy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) "You want to shake everyone involved and ask them what the purpose of incarceration really is in today's society. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 6, 2015
94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The greatest thing about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is that it keeps getting weirder and funnier. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 5, 2015
30% Dig: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "They should have called it "Run." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 3, 2015
85% Broadchurch: Series 2 (TV, 2015) "What saves Broadchurch this season and is likely to keep people from jumping off the bandwagon is the cast, especially the new additions. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2015
35% CSI: Cyber: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is criminally insulting to your intelligence, something they're trying to disguise with editing and camera tricks, hoping viewers will be too exhausted to change the channel. Don't be. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2015
95% American Crime: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What's most fascinating about American Crime is how well-rounded the characters feel, as if they existed before the action of the show, unlike in most crime dramas in which the majority of roles are mere plot devices at best. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "I was rattled watching it, finding it hard to catch my breath and harder still to imagine how many people are in positions of power who have heard these stories so many times and turned their backs on victims. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/4 57% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015) "It feels supplemental more than essential. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
84% The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's a concept I'm not sure can be carried over a season, much less multiple ones. It might have been a stronger feature film. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Yes, this is essentially a 2015 version of Dragnet. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
36% Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "After a relatively strong premiere, ABC's thriller quickly becomes overheated, overwritten, and generally convoluted garbage. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
24% The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's impossible to say how the show will progress from here, but it's hard to believe that it will ever feel anything other than remarkably familiar and derivative of better properties with better casts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 17, 2015
79% Results (2015) "Bujalski grounds his characters in unpredictable yet believable ways. We go on their journey with them because we like them, and we like them because Bujalski doesn't force us to like them. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/4 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "There's a streamlined simplicity to "Wyrmwood" that's admirable in an era when too many horror movies get cluttered with subplots and characters who wander into frame merely to be turned into goo. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
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