Brian Orndorf Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 0% Dark Crimes (2018) "Dark Crimes" has Carrey, who seems like he's auditioning for an HBO procedural, but the rest of the movie is motionless when it isn't baffling. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B+ 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The lesson learned before applies here: never underestimate Reynolds and his determination to pull off the impossible.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Cold November (2018) Captures specific lives superbly, while examining the universal truths of burgeoning adolescence.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B+ 82% The Escape (2018) It's not a cheery picture, but its level of melancholy is haunting, especially when interpreted by star Gemma Arterton, who delivers career-best work in the challenging feature. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
C 57% Book Club (2018) A very deliberate attempt to be an ephemeral viewing experience for moviegoers who visit the multiplex maybe three times a year.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B 80% Cargo (2018) Plenty to admire in "Cargo," which does a different zombie stomp, finding a fresh approach to a customary story of survival, giving the norm some genuine heart and moments of futility.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B 89% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Garbarski digs into an important moment in history, isolating unexpected emotions and defense mechanisms.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
C 0% Carter & June (2018) There's intermittent fun to be had here, but Kalikow doesn't go the distance, and ideas to turn tomfoolery into a love story doesn't encourage B-movie escapism.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B+ 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A few quibbles are triggered along the way, but the adventure remains exciting and the performances satisfy immensely, giving the side mission some real charisma and "Star Wars"-style hustle. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
D 25% Breaking In (2018) Instead of a roller coaster ride, the production offers the chance to watch paint dry while it figures out how to take a familiar but potentially ruthless plot and do next to nothing with it.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
C 39% Life of the Party (2018) It all feels like an easy layup for bellylaughs, but "Life of the Party" only gets to occasional giggles, once again wasting the star on frustrating mediocrity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
A- 94% Filmworker (2018) "Filmworker" delivers an extraordinary story of observation and participation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B- 40% Anon (2018) A detective story that's riveting at times, but also periodically ridiculous, remaining in line with the helmer's frustratingly uneven filmography. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
D+ 22% Terminal (2018) The helmer goes for a dark carnival of sin, but he comes up with a far windier effort than expected, keeping "Terminal" more of a writing sample than an electrifying noir romp.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B No Score Yet The Honor List (2018) "The Honor List" is capable of texture, and the performances are strong enough to carry the movie, which is always better managing the inner lives of wounded people than showcasing contrived outbursts.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B No Score Yet Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb (2018) A tongue bath for the now 70-year-old rocker, but it's a compelling one for those eager to consume anything about the singer.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
D No Score Yet The Con Is On (2018) Means to be edgy and cheeky, yet it's always struggling for oxygen, with Oakley stuck trying to create something appealing when every person onscreen deserves to be pushed into the nearest river. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B 60% Anything (2018) As a story of love and respect (and perhaps curiosity), McNeil provides emotional clarity and extracts lovely performances.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B- 34% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) While it doesn't connect in the profound manner Roskam is hoping for, the rest of the film salvages the viewing experience, which captures the velocity of attraction and the sting of dishonesty quite well.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
D No Score Yet Alex & The List (2018) A moronic empowerment tale where the lead character is dumbed down to such a degree, it's almost difficult to believe he's capable of standing upright without falling over.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
C- 83% Class Rank (2018) Its reliance on formula is disappointing, effectively neutering what could've been a sharper, funnier, more abyssal understanding of obstinacy challenged by personal connections.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
D 28% Overboard (2018) This "Overboard" feels slapped together and ill-considered, content to play as mildly as possible, prepackaged for a long life of cable repetition.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
B- 33% Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016) Katagiri has some inspired ideas for his big break, and select scenes manage to achieve their intended genre pop. It's the rest of the movie that could use a little bolt tightening and fresh air.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
A- 87% Tully (2018) "Tully" plays a specific game of misdirection, but it's another remarkably observed picture from Reitman and especially Cody, who saves her spot as one of the most perceptive writers working today.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 93% The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) The picture that helped to transform Hammer Films into an enduring fright factory, 1956's The Quatermass Xperiment earns its reputation as a legacy-hoisting hit.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
B 22% The Week Of (2018) Smigel creates a charmingly manic farce with "The Week Of," playing with wedding build-up clichés and absurdity with remarkable fluidity and appreciation for non-sequitur humor.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B- 71% Kodachrome (2018) It's a fine film, but it frustratingly refuses to be a great one.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
A- 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) "Infinity War" isn't concerned with endings, but as set-ups go, it's a humdinger, going apocalyptic while still retaining familiar beats of humor, heart, and body-smashing confrontations. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
B+ 70% Most Likely to Murder (2018) "Murder" remains rich with absurdity, humiliations, and bad decisions, with surges of physical comedy and effective improvisation keeping the viewing experience compelling. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
D- 17% Supercon (2018) Utterly hopeless and downright lazy, unwilling to satirize the juicy details of the convention circuit (especially its vicious game of profiteering), preferring to slap poop on everything and call it a day.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
C- No Score Yet Cartel 2045 (2018) It doesn't work, but Le has some decent ideas on the perversion on technology and the hellscape of Mexico, making the endeavor more of a near-miss than a wipeout.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
B 77% Little Pink House (2018) There's a television movie feel to "House," but messages on spirit and community remain vividly detailed by Balaker, who seeks to create a war cry for injustice with the feature.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
B+ 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Offers outstanding concert sequences to refresh appreciation for Jones's talents and blazing sense of style, but it's also an intimate study of temperament and trauma.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
C 71% The House of Tomorrow (2018) While some ideas and design elements break through to make a decent impression, the rest of the feature doesn't share the same distinction, ultimately presenting a limited representation of musical and domestic liberation. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
D 19% Traffik (2018) Taylor mostly just invents ways for Patton to parade around in skimpy clothes, confusing the tone of the movie, which uses exploitation to eventually condemn exploitation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
A 96% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" truly captures such an immense undertaking and grasps the responsibility that Fred encouraged as he became a champion for children, leading the charge with 100% heart.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
D+ 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Swan dives into tedious formula don't help an already weak, borderline mean-spirited endeavor from achieving its intended entertainment and educational value.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Nyman and Dyson never dial the tension up all the way, but they manage to find pockets of high anxiety and strange occurrences, crafting a compelling descent into the unexplained and the forbidden.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 80% Sun Dogs (2017) It connects with intimate moments, with Morrison preserving as much personality and private yearning as possible, keeping the picture away from becoming a complete cartoon. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) "Super Troopers 2" puts in some effort where other delayed sequels do not, and while it's lewd and crude, it's also amazingly tolerable, teetering on inspired at times.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
D+ 52% Rampage (2018) A big mess of poor ideas, turning a sublime gaming experience into a periodically cringe-worthy missed opportunity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
C 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A visceral viewing experience, but it's not vital work from Ramsay, who returns to her screen interests and habits, covering artful ways with blood and noise.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
C- 48% Marrowbone (2018) "Marrowbone" has atmosphere and an intriguing introduction, setting up a wicked haunting to come. Sanchez, however, doesn't have the stamina to keep up the mystery.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 75% Paterno (2018) There's Pacino front and center, delivering a layered, dazed take on Paterno's possibly rehearsed bewilderment, successfully creating a dimensional depiction of a complex individual who became the focal point of a grotesque story.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
D+ 60% 10x10 (2018) By the time "10x10" starts coming to together, it's over, which is a strange way to build a thriller.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
D 18% Submergence (2018) Much of "Submergence" remains frustratingly inert and vague, as though the helmer never wanted to commit to a single idea, instead offering several half-baked concepts with hopes something might stick. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
D+ 33% An Ordinary Man (2018) There's sophistication in the study of guilt and emotional isolation, but the feature is alarmingly simple and repetitive, with Silberling laboring to fill his effort with anything that could inflate the material into something substantial.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 96% 1945 (2017) A dark picture, but its bleakness is necessary, with Szanto inching away from evil-that-men-do clichés to find something profoundly psychological.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B 71% Wildling (2018) There's momentum to the endeavor that's compelling, and its general direction toward macabre discoveries is periodically hair-raising. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) "Borg vs. McEnroe" does a sharp job holding attention away from the court, finding ways to keep personalities as engaging as the titular showdown.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018