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.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 43%

Bite (2016)

"At its best, and it gets pretty good after a really rocky start, "Bite" is a clever gorefest with some creative twists and turns." ‐
Posted May 6, 2016

First Girl I Loved (2016)

"The rest of the piece sometimes gets away from its writer/director but when it focuses on its pair of committed actresses, it's believable, confident and even moving." ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
1/4 0%

Term Life (2016)

"It's a wannabe noir with no atmosphere, and a waste of a talented cast by a director who really has no idea what to do with them." ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1.5/4 13%

Special Correspondents (2016)

"There's a great satire to be made about our modern interaction with journalists, and how gullible the American people can be when it comes to how reporters shape stories to their own benefit. "Special Correspondents" is not that movie." ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/4 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"Sometimes its meandering approach can feel a bit more detached than in Trier's best work, but this is ultimately a delicate, complex film that lingers, unpacking itself in your mind." ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3.5/4 98%

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016)

"A joyful, accomplished movie that echoes "The City of Lost Children," "The Adventures of Tintin," "Metropolis," "Howl's Moving Castle" and something unique into a, well, delightful piece of work." ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/4 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

""Midnight Special" is masterful in the way it keeps answering questions and then asking new ones, always staying one step ahead of the viewer." ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3/4 92%

River of Grass (1995)

"It's almost too ethereal, it slips through your fingers when you try to grab it. Although that could be the point." ‐
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"This is rock-solid entertainment, a film meant to keep you guessing and jumping for 100 minutes before it throws you back into the world to argue about its ending." ‐
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 82%

The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)

"The slow-burn build-up is just long enough, the disaster itself is just harrowing enough and the final act is just intense enough to keep us engaged." ‐
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"There are movies about ugly, vile people, and there are ugly, vile movies. "Triple 9" is the latter." ‐
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)

""Becoming Mike Nichols" falls short of its potential beyond the clearly interesting source of trivia it provides ..." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2016

The Club (El Club) (2016)

"It's a movie that almost doesn't reveal its brilliance until it's over, as one ponders its themes and appreciates its deft, light touch." ‐
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/4 84%

Deadpool (2016)

""Deadpool" fails to live up to the potential of its beloved source material, subverting its own agenda by becoming a remarkably generic, by-the-numbers man-in-tights flick." ‐
Posted Feb 9, 2016
3.5/4 90%

Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

""Jim" is a moving portrait of courage, but it is most of all a concerted effort to take back the life of James Foley." ‐
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 47%

Intruders (2016)

"The result is a promising film that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, like a meal well-presented on the plate that just doesn't fill you up." ‐
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1/4 50%

The Abandoned (2016)

"Just when you think this IFC Midnight flick will slide into an effective genre track, it flies off the rails in spectacular fashion, getting more unbearable and ridiculous all the way up to its closing minutes." ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"You don't just watch "The Revenant," you experience it. You walk out of it exhausted, impressed with the overall quality of the filmmaking and a little more grateful for the creature comforts of your life." ‐
Posted Dec 20, 2015
0.5/4 0%

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

"It's like someone put ideas for Western-themed sketch comedy on a board and then Sandler threw darts at it to determine its order. The film has no flow, no rhythm, and absolutely no reason to be 119 minutes." ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2015

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

"A Very Murray Christmas is so much of what Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola fans would expect it to be that it's almost perfect." ‐
Posted Dec 7, 2015
2.5/4 75%

The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015)

"I grew tired of the nihilism of "The World of Kanako" long before it was over, and I have a high tolerance for that sort of thing, so that has to be taken into account when assessing the overall product, but the quality of the filmmaking never flags." ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2.5/4 66%

The Night Before (2015)

""The Night Before" is a well-intentioned comedy with some big laughs and some big misfires, but it ultimately works because Rogen and his well-cast buddies ground it in a way that makes them likable." ‐
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/4 81%

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

""Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans" is an interesting documentary because it approaches its well-known subject from an unexpected angle." ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 90%

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

"While the genre jump from John Ford to Eli Roth may be off-putting to some, it raises the stakes on a climax in a way that most Westerns fail to do." ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 89%

How to Dance in Ohio (2015)

"It's a bit shapeless in terms of filmmaking, but this is a "character documentary," a study of people that you won't soon forget, and it works on that level." ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2.5/4 61%

Extraordinary Tales (2015)

"Poe's storytelling gift is so timeless, and the voice actors assembled so captivating, that "Extraordinary Tales" can't help but work on some level. It just never quite rises above that faint praise." ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 97%

Heart of a Dog (2015)

"Perhaps what's most remarkable about "Heart of a Dog" is that it's able to be about many things to many people while also not lacking in an ounce of confidence or focus at the same time." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/4 62%

Truth (2015)

"Blanchett and Redford justify a look at "Truth." They clearly feel passionately about the material, and that fervor comes through in their work." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/4 100%

Meadowland (2015)

"A film with two very strong central performances from a pair of underrated actors that falters by being so self-aware of the tortured existence it's attempting to capture." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"A daring, studied, mannered true story that is at once remarkably genuine and deeply cinematic at the same time. It's one of the best films of the year." ‐
Posted Oct 12, 2015
3.5/4 90%

(T)ERROR (2015)

"A film that feels depressingly essential to understanding that just because we haven't been attacked doesn't mean we're winning the war." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2015
2.5/4 86%

Deathgasm (2015)

"The director and his stars commit to the insanity of their project." ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2015
1/4 29%

Addicted To Fresno (2015)

""Addicted to Fresno" is such a mean-spirited, dull and silly movie that it buries its talented cast under the weight of a horrendous script that they can't possibly redeem." ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2015
1/4 11%

Pay the Ghost (2015)

"A new low for Nicolas Cage. Just when you thought he couldn't get any more apathetic about a role, he pops up in this lazy, boring retread of "Insidious" that even his most diehard fans should ignore." ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2015

Sunset Song (2016)

"Yes, it's slow and deliberate, but allow its carefully calibrated beauty to work on you and you'll be rewarded." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Spotlight (2015)

"One of the leanest, most purposeful dramas I've seen in a long time." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Mustang (2015)

"Her story becomes that of millions of women who have looked at the world around them and found they needed more. " ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Freeheld (2015)

"While Ron Nyswaner's script pays a lot of lip service to the theory that this film is about the people caught up in a legal issue and not the issue itself, that is precisely where it fails." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

The Mind's Eye (2016)

"Contains performances so horrendous that one starts to wonder if they're not intentionally bad. I don't believe they are." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"There's an energy and an insanity to the filmmaking here that I found infectious and even admirable. " ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Southbound (2016)

"Southbound reminded me of Creepshow in its twisted sense of humor and unpredictability. That's a major compliment." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017)

"February worked my nerves. I found myself actually squirming a bit in my seat, downright uncomfortable by the rising dread that Perkins creates." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

The Devil's Candy (2015)

"It is a lean, mean, tight (under 80 minutes) thriller that draws from other films like it without feeling derivative." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Surprisingly, and successfully, it becomes a love story. Hawke and Ejogo have phenomenal chemistry, as she plays Jane more as a stabilizer than a savior." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"One of his final passengers says something that is so essential not just to Panahi's vision but the purpose of art entirely-"This is for the people of cinema because the people of cinema can be relied on."" ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015
3/4 84%

Victoria (2015)

"The greatest accomplishment of "Victoria" is that you stop wondering how it was done and experience the characters and their incredible journey. It becomes less a movie about one take and more a movie about one character." ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Anomalisa (2015)

"A daring examination of individuality and the human need to connect. " ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015
3/4 92%

Prophet's Prey (2015)

"It speaks for itself. And what it says is scarier than any horror film this year." ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/4 94%

Sicario (2015)

"It's a film that lacks the urgency of the really great thrillers, but exists in that rarefied air of refined production values on every level and a flawless ensemble." ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2015

Trumbo (2015)

"Roach and screenwriter John McNamara's approach is leaden, thumping and pushing viewers to its themes instead of letting them come organically." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2015