Brian Tallerico Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 0% Gotti (2018) He may have been a murderer, but even Gotti deserved better than this.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3.5/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Pixar films are famously beautiful when it comes to character design and art direction, but Incredibles 2 is one of the most significant achievements in this regard. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/4 20% Action Point (2018) A movie that's about reckless freedom and counter-culture communities needs to be less by-the-numbers than "Action Point."‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
.5/4 0% Future World (2018) One can imagine Franco and his buddies seeing The Bad Batch or watching Mad Max: Fury Road, renting some motor bikes and dirtying some clothes, and then realizing they forgot to write an actual movie.‐
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2.5/4 85% Cargo (2018) Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay it is that I think George A. Romero himself would have liked it.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2.5/4 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Ultimately, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is like a hyperactive kid at a punk rock show-full of great energy and ambition, but not too sure what to do with it.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
100% Diane (2018) It's a great performance, and a studio would be wise to pick this film up so that the rest of the world can see it. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
1.5/4 22% The Week Of (2018) More than most of the Sandler Netflix comedies, it almost feels genuine and heartfelt enough that you think you're about to like it and then it just goes wrong again.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/4 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories doesn't reinvent the wheel in any way, but it owes a debt to films that modern genre filmmakers might have forgotten.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2.5/4 52% Rampage (2018) When Johnson is doing that movie action star thing he does so well and giant animals are going enormous-mano-a-enormous-mano, there's undeniably goofy fun to be had. You just have to be patient during the downtime.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 77% Beirut (2018) This is Hamm's best leading role to date, a reminder of how good he can be when he's given the right material.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2/4 9% Game Over, Man! (2018) Game Over, Man! is grotesque, violent, insane and offensive-in other words, it's kind of exactly what you'd expect from a 'Workaholics' movie unrestricted by basic cable censors.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 79% Unsane (2018) On the surface, Unsane is a potboiler, a routine stalker thriller. But it works because of how much there is going on within that familiar structure.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
100% Thunder Road (2018) It walks so many fine lines between comedy and drama that the balancing act is exhilarating to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
82% Prospect (2018) While the effort is admirable and there are elements that work, Prospect never clicked for me.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
No Score Yet Write When You Get Work (2018) It should be a scathing study of class and privilege, but it's not sharp enough for that to work.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
83% Sadie (2018) Sadie is an inconsistent character, and that makes for an inconsistent movie.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
3.5/4 92% Lean on Pete (2018) Again and again, I marveled at the humanist depth of the world Haigh creates, one that can only be rendered by a truly great writer and director, working near the top of his game.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
No Score Yet Don't Leave Home (2018) As wonderful as it is to see a filmmaker with more uncommon inspirations than some of his peers, it's equally disheartening when he falls short of them.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 88% 6 Balloons (2018) A heartfelt, scary drama about what addiction does to the people around the addict.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
56% Boundaries (2018) The road trip movie may be a film festival staple, but Boundaries could be proof that this subgenre has run out of gas.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
91% Brothers' Nest (2018) All of it is razor-sharp, darkly funny, and tense.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Support the Girls (2018) Most of these episodes are funny; all of them feel genuine. Bujalski has an incredible ability to take situations that would be sitcomish in someone else's hands and make them feel genuine and character-driven.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) When you're watching Ready Player One, you can almost feel the legendary director sitting next to you, laughing at the references, thrilled with the action, and eating his popcorn. You definitely need popcorn for this one.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
50% Galveston (2018) Foster is very good, and Fanning is even better, but Galveston is one of those movies that ended, and I wondered why I had taken the journey.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
86% Fast Color (2018) A tightwire-act of a film that's ostensibly a superhero origin story while also feeling like it's about us mere mortals at the same time.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
2.5/4 83% Blockers (2018) There are some decent ideas for a comedy in Blockers, and some very funny scenes from a cast with rock-solid comic timing, but the movie was either rewritten one too many times or one too few.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A tight thrill ride-the kind of movie that quickens the heart rate and plays with the expectations of the audience, while never treating them like idiots. In other words, it's a really good horror movie.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3/4 89% Midnighters (2018) A notable genre surprise early in the year.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/4 89% Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2018) It's hard to shake the idea that the 'live documentary' approach isn't a little more satisfying for this material, but it's impossible to deny the power of much of what's on display here.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
1.5/4 15% Mute (2018) A mishmash of ideas in search of a movie.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/4 87% Annihilation (2018) In this recent wave of sci-fi films, it's one of the best.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/4 37% When We First Met (2018) It's like being at a crowded restaurant and eavesdropping on the same bad first date over and over and over again. You'd probably want to move tables.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) There's nothing safe about Boots Riley's film-nothing predictable, nothing derivative or generic, nothing routine. It is what we want from Sundance in that it's a confrontational, unforgettable announcement of a new talent.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
90% Hereditary (2018) A deeply unsettling film, the kind of horror movie that pulls from relatable human emotions like grief and resentment to ultimately become an absolute nightmare.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
64% Summer of '84 (2018) You'll have to really miss the mid-'80s to make it through [Summer of '84].‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
33% Arizona (2018) A frustrating film because one can see what it could have been if a filmmaker had known how to guide it with some daring choices or confident direction.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
70% Never Goin' Back (2018) The kind of after-a-dorm-party movie that could easily find a cult following over the years.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
77% Assassination Nation (2018) It doesn't all work-a film that takes such a buckshot approach to satire never can be-but there's enough filmmaking verve on display here to make me like it.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
77% The Happy Prince (2018) There's nothing happy here.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
86% Puzzle (2018) The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
80% Damsel (2018) Damsel is a good film, particularly because of its acting and originality, but falls short of greatness.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
67% The Long Dumb Road (2018) When a movie is forcing you to question what you liked its stars in before, you know it's gone way off the beaten path.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
87% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A truly sweet, funny, and downright likable comedy.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2/4 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) While there's a bit of hero worship going on that deflates the piece, and Wain's direction is surprisingly uninspired, the biggest problem is the script that tries to cover too much ground.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that's both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Liu not only has an excellent eye but deeper ambitions.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A film of external beauty in Ramsay's visual language and sound design but it's anchored by the internal work of her leading man.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
77% Tyrel (2018) A film with a very off-the-cuff energy designed to make people uneasy but that doesn't amount to nearly enough in the end.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Three Identical Strangers may be non-fiction but it's structured and composed like the best short story you've never heard. And it's one that definitely proves the dictum that life is stranger than fiction.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018