Brian Tallerico Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 11% Mute (2018) A mishmash of ideas in search of a movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/4 36% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
85% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
100% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
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].‐ RogerEbert.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
80% Never Goin' Back (2018) The kind of after-a-dorm-party movie that could easily find a cult following over the years.‐ RogerEbert.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
64% The Happy Prince (2018) There's nothing happy here.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% Puzzle (2018) The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
75% Damsel (2018) Damsel is a good film, particularly because of its acting and originality, but falls short of greatness.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
63% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A truly sweet, funny, and downright likable comedy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2/4 60% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Liu not only has an excellent eye but deeper ambitions.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
88% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
92% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% The Tale (2018) This is certainly not a film that everyone will be able to take, but it's rare to see a film that's this fearlessly confrontational and emotionally complex when it comes to the issues at play within it.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
92% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) [Maggie] Gyllenhaal, appearing in every single scene of the film, gives a completely committed, three-dimensional performance.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
77% American Animals (2018) Layton's style is in service of a story for which he never found the hook to justify telling it.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
91% Blindspotting (2018) A raw, abrasive call for an adjustment in the way we see each other.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) There are elements on the fringe of Private Life (a few supporting performances, the 127-minute length, a couple of sitcomish turns), that keep it from connecting as much I wanted, but the work by Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn always holds it together.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
1.5/4 25% Inside (2018) Never justifies its existence.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
1.5/4 0% Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) Bloodline can't figure out its message, and the characters are nowhere near interesting enough to overcome the muddled themes of the film‐ RogerEbert.com
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2.5/4 61% Before I Wake (2018) A flawed film, but there are elements that really work, especially the lead performance and some of Flanagan's gifts with composition.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
1/4 27% Bright (2017) An absolute mess.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
1/4 6% Hangman (2017) A cheapo Seven knock-off that one would be tempted to suggest is beneath the talents of everyone involved, but they knew what they were getting into when they read it.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The Family I Had (2017) The filmmakers never lose sight of the human beings looking for answers to impossible questions.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/4 88% The Post (2018) Every time The Post threatens to slide into pure, pretentious melodrama, the talent of someone involved pulls it out.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/4 100% Foxtrot (2018) A formally gorgeous piece of work, the kind of film that exudes confidence in structure and tone, and it contains some of the most striking, memorable imagery of the year.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
1/4 38% 24 Hours to Live (2017) Plotted like a Crank sequel and has dialogue that sounds like it was written by a teenage boy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/4 100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Jim & Andy works best as a reminder of the skill level and commitment of its two title performers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 83% Mayhem (2017) Mayhem channels rage at an unfair society and the bullshit that trickles down from the Powers That Be into a paean to uncontrolled anger.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) It's that balance of Miike's experience with his retained childlike energy in making a kick-ass samurai movie that keeps this journey engaging.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/4 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) It dips a few too many times to stand with the filmmaker's best work, and a few asides into 'wacky old person behavior' are regrettable, but this is another solid dramedy from one of our best working filmmakers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
92% Super Dark Times (2017) An effective thriller, anchored by great performances and a strong visual language for a debut film.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
92% Bad Genius (2017) It's as if Aaron Sorkin wrote a caper flick set in high school, and it's as much clever fun as that sounds.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/4 86% 1922 (2017) The familiar case of a short story stretched too thin in a feature film.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) It's a beautiful tonal balancing act for an artist to even attempt an anecdote that both makes you laugh and cry, but Oswalt does it simply by being a talented, natural speaker.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
1.5/4 50% Blood Money (2017) The final 20 minutes of this B-movie reveal why a few talented people were interested in making it, but it's too little too late by that point.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/4 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Doesn't seem to enjoy its own ridiculous concept enough, and yet refuses to stage any set pieces that feel honestly scary either.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Lowlife (2017) A movie with the sole purpose of an adrenalin rush, designed to strap you to your seat, entertain you, and spit you back into reality, exhausted but satisfied.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2.5/4 94% Spielberg (2017) Spielberg will make movie lovers happy, or, more accurately, just remind them how happy its subject made them in the past.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/4 75% Una (2017) Great actors Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara do their best to elevate the frustrating Una, but their director doesn't seem to understand what he has in these two performers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) One of the most deeply philosophical and challenging sci-fi films of all time.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3/4 91% Gerald's Game (2017) The best King adaptation of the year so far.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 78% Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two (2017) The passion behind its creation, along with the passion of its frontman, allow one to look past its flaws with relative ease.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017