Brian Orndorf Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 24% 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+ 35% 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 85% 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- No Score Yet 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 34% 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+ 50% 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 87% 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- 41% 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+ 74% 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 17% 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+ 35% 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+ 94% 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 72% 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+ 83% 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
F 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A chore to sit through, delivering an insipid story, overly emphatic performances, and complete lack of scares, playing to pushover crowds with the weakest production effort possible.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 92% Andre the Giant (2018) "Andre the Giant" can't get its hands around the subject matter, but what it does accomplish is a rich understanding of Roussimoff's temperament, loneliness, and megafame as a WWF titan.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Easily the best film Krasinski has made, and it features the finest performance he's ever given, constructing a classy B-movie that explores the foundation of familial relationships, but also delivers sizable chills from total silence.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B 82% Blockers (2018) Cannon has bright way of doing business, landing punchlines and casting well, finding the adolescents engaged and the parents playful, achieving an appealing balance of urge and insanity as the chase continues.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B 80% Happy Anniversary (2018) Stern isn't bringing out the big guns for his directorial debut, but he does achieve a lived-in sense of coupledom, which adds a little weight to the general lightness of the material. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
C 18% The Titan (2018) Isn't frightening or corrupt enough, but it does have a premise capable of producing remarkable weird science, making the viewing experience more frustrating than haunting. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B+ 86% 6 Balloons (2018) "6 Balloons" is wrenching stuff, but it offers points of behavioral illumination to enhance the viewing experience, and there's Franco doing his best work to date. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B- 42% Spinning Man (2018) "Spinning Man" isn't a pulse-pounder, but it remains an intriguing study of denial, offering atypical attention to the concept of guilt.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
D+ No Score Yet The Humanity Bureau (2018) The addition of Cage is one way to wake up the effort, but his attention to character can only take the picture so far before it runs out of ideas and money to bring them to life.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
C 78% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Dosunmu and Picoult's efforts to merge art with anguish proves to be too problematic and perhaps esoteric to do the subject matter justice.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
D+ 24% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) Perry prefers to burn every inch of dramatic possibility to the ground, once again creating an episode of television for the multiplex. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
B+ 73% Ready Player One (2018) Extraordinarily entertaining for the most part, with its numerous charms only capable of shining brightest while in the hands of the man who inspired Cline's imagination to begin with.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B+ 80% Pyewacket (2018) A slow-burn chiller with an excellent sense of creepiness, "Pyewacket" handles evil and angst with tremendous skill.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B+ 20% Birthmarked (2018) Insightful when it comes to the struggles of parental control and funny about the emergence of personality, funneled into mildly quirky, appealingly strange tale.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
C 73% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) Instead of riding a roller coaster of disillusionment, Larnell creates Passion Play, and a periodically tedious one at that.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
C- 16% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018) "All I Wish" has some sizable issues with tone and originality, but it does have Stone, and her charms are welcome here, especially when Walter loses her way. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B+ 94% Outside In (2018) It's not always a precise effort, but "Outside In" feels complete, with raw feelings to expose and fragile personalities to handle with care.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
C 20% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) "Sherlock Gnomes" is a more leaden creation, and while not without a few highlights, the sequel tends to abandon what made the first feature somewhat unique and lively.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C- 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Instead of expanding on the central clash between giants, the sequel dials back dramatic ambition, becoming a more simplistic and cartoonish creation, often playing like a television pilot for a "Pacific Rim" series.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
C+ 79% Unsane (2018) "Unsane" zooms past its expiration date, resulting in an uneven and unadventurous chiller that only really works when it stabilizes the cinematography and concentrates on the possible unraveling of the lead character.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- 56% Manhunt (2017) When it really lets loose, is a fine reminder of Woo's style and intensity. And yes, there are flying doves.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 20% Furlough (2018) "Furlough" is funny and active, remaining compelling while it details small acts of connection and evasion. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
D+ 60% Benji (2018) Perhaps nostalgia is enough to engage, but "Benji" doesn't seem vital enough to revisit, especially when The Camp Corporation has nothing new to offer.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- 30% Madame (2018) Sthers has some fun while she's here, landing several laughs and guiding fine performances in a picture that slowly but surely loses interest in making fun of personality extremes. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
D+ 15% Dear Dictator (2018) Ineffective, intermittently painful attempt at world-weary funny business.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
C 79% I Kill Giants (2018) There's not enough to the story to keep the effort engrossing, finding the tale overflowing with sincerity, but lacking content, often scrambling to fill a feature-length run time. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) Specialized filmmaking for art-minded audiences, but much like "Rivers and Tides," there's beauty, craftsmanship, and contemplation for all audiences, returning to a softly-spoken man who craves any chance he receives to put his hands all over the Earth.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
D No Score Yet Bent (2018) Perhaps Moresco is a great salesman, or maybe the talent just wants to work. Either way, the movie doesn't ask much of their talents, wasting time on forgettable material.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B- 92% Love, Simon (2018) There's plenty to admire here, and any sort of gentleness at the multiplex is something to be treasured, but it's hard to ignore the film's general unwillingness to confront cruelty. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B- 75% Infinity Baby (2017) It's an odd film, intentionally so, and your mileage may vary when it comes to the lasting impact of an ephemeral effort, but there are interesting attitudes and neuroses here that save the viewing experience.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
D No Score Yet Hell's Kitty (2018) Tana doesn't make the viewing experience palatable, ruining a chance to make what's basically a filmed horror convention an absolute treat.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 100% Keep the Change (2018) Hilarious and warm, finding its own voice as Israel creates a special space for her cast to shine, preserving idiosyncrasies and timing to best reinforce the unusual atmosphere of pure personality on display.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
A- 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) The essential gut-rot of reality remains in full effect, and while the story isn't always easy to watch, what it has to say about the wreckage of divorce is profound.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C 49% Tomb Raider (2018) There's just not enough gas in the "Tomb Raider" tank to make it from start to finish, with the character and the brand name requiring intense concentration on the hunt for danger, not the explanation of it.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018