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Brian Truitt

Brian Truitt
Brian Truitt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): USA Today

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan's feat is undeniable: He's made an immersive war movie that celebrates the good of mankind while also making it clear that no victory is without sacrifice.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
4/4 88% A Ghost Story (2017) Beautiful and deeply affecting, A Ghost Story is easily the greatest movie ever made with an Oscar winner standing around in a white bedsheet for most of its 87-minute runtime.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The magic of Homecoming is that it belongs more to the John Hughes cinematic universe than the Avengers'.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/4 85% Okja (2017) While watching the heartfelt Okja, you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll definitely rethink that next piece of bacon.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) When all cylinders are pumping, Baby Driver is an enchanting experiment that puts the pedal to the metal. And even a few off notes can't stop the beat of Wright's fast and furious symphony.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3.5/4 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The satisfying and heart-wrenching climax is a last reminder that Caesar's new adventure is one of this summer's best.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
1/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The final act is a non-stop, special-effects bludgeoning of the senses that is zero fun. ‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
2/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled showcases good manners and bad deeds, though it lacks the necessary edge to make it a satisfying revenge thriller.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
2/4 48% Rough Night (2017) The fuzzy metal handcuffs of raunchy comedies: At times it feels like a good thing but way too often reminds you that you're trapped for an hour and a half.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 67% Cars 3 (2017) Some punny lines are painful ... and the plot doesn't even pretend to be unpredictable. But Cars 3 at least tries to put a little extra in the tank this time around.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/4 15% The Mummy (2017) A tomb full of action-packed guilty pleasure that owns its horror, humor and rampant silliness equally.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) A well-crafted, albeit entirely bleak exploration of paranoia and fear.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
2/4 19% Baywatch (2017) Has its share of hilarious moments but never fully commits to the absurd, and even the cleverest jokes get so many callbacks, they're beating a dead seahorse.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The most important lesson from the new Pirates of the Caribbean? Ghost sharks should have been added a long time ago.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2.5/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant does succeed in continuing Prometheus' ambition to deepen the Alien mythology with a meaning-of-life bent.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
1.5/4 35% Snatched (2017) You hope for a meeting of the talented minds of Trainwreck and Private Benjamin, and just get a trainwreck.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) A sharp-tongued swing and a miss at the tale of the Knights of the Round Table.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3.5/4 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Just like the first one, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a winning and wonderfully relatable gem of crazy.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire is a fun romp for those missing a little Quentin Tarantino-style insanity in their filmgoing lives.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Your mileage may vary when it comes to the over-the-top carnage and in-your-face machismo, but it's impressive just how bonkers Fate is, like a litter of kittens hopped up on grade-A catnip.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/4 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal is as refreshingly different a monster movie as it is a clever, timely take on bullying, domestic abuse and toxic masculinity.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 69% Gifted (2017) Everybody shows their work in the winning math of Gifted, which finds a simple formula for success with a flawed father figure and his prodigious niece.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
1.5/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Despite the beautiful eye-popping world it creates, the sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell is a defective mess with lifeless characters, missed chances for thematic exploration and a minefield of political incorrectness.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 67% Life (2017) It's far from perfect, but Life's worth living for two freaky hours.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Hope you take your Zords with a large helping of cheese.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
2.5/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong still commands respect ... his presence alone makes it worth a trip to Skull Island.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast marries visual spectacle and sumptuous design work with a better story than its original, casting a spell on old fans and newcomers alike.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/4 67% Before I Fall (2017) While Before I Fall might not be for every grown-up - for starters, those put off by the word "bae"- it does work for teens looking for authenticity and a high-concept story that reflects their insular world.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) Peele has written a script that is extremely well-paced and executed as it cleverly plays with allusions to slavery and racial stereotypes, as well as audience expectations.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important ...‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall would probably be a lot more culturally offensive if it wasn't such a complete trainwreck.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Somehow manages to be worse than the stupefyingly bad Fifty Shades of Grey.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The not-so-Dark Knight returns in the joyously bonkers The Lego Batman Movie, and he's not only the hero we need right now but also the one we deserve.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
1.5/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The whole sci-fi narrative collapses into a mess of illogical story beats and groan-inducing quasi-tragic bits right out of Love Story.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/4 43% Gold (2017) Nothing in Gold is quite golden, though at least Matthew McConaughey - with a lack of hair and an abundance of beer gut - shines.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3/4 75% Split (2017) An eerie and intimate psychological thriller with Hitchcockian tones harkening back to the Shyamalan's early 2000s run that put him on the filmmaking map.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/4 84% The Founder (2017) The Founder has its flaws - though not as many as its main subject - yet is an insightful look at the history of an iconic institution that doubles as a cautionary tale.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3/4 81% Patriots Day (2017) In other hands, Patriots Day could have been a paint-by-the numbers action thriller, but strong performances and well-paced momentum make it an engrossing watch.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2.5/4 34% Live By Night (2017) A haphazard, albeit mostly entertaining tale of tommy gunners and rum runners.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls dials up a nostalgic and superb coming-of-age journey that'll have audiences grabbing all the hankies.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Adding social issues to its many inspirational themes, Hidden Figures equals one satisfying slice of history that'll entertain adults as well as kids looking to the stars.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2.5/4 73% Sing (2016) In a year full of talking-animal hits, Sing isn't quite as strong a number. It's a tale that might not be particularly thought-provoking but sure is toe-tapping.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3.5/4 85% Silence (2017) With the religious historical drama Silence, Martin Scorsese proves he's as masterful a filmmaker with men of God as he is with gangsters.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 93% Fences (2016) With the level of acting talent involved, Fences could have been filmed in the parking lot of a pet store and still been just as effective.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Even an underwhelming Star Wars is a pretty decent Star Wars, but Rogue One misses a real chance to turn the familiar into something remarkable.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/4 92% La La Land (2016) A fabulous old-school Hollywood musical in modern-day Tinseltown with joyous tunes, exceptional choreography, a feel-good love story and a hint of bittersweetness to keep all that wonder grounded.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3.5/4 89% Jackie (2016) The iconic first lady is given emotional complexity and rich understanding through a stirring and ambitious performance by Natalie Portman in director Pablo Larrain's powerful drama.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/4 85% Lion (2016) The finale is manipulative in every way, squeezing out the emotions of the audience. But Lion's well-plotted narrative and thoughtful characters suck you in so much that the journey there is totally worth it.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/4 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain is scary, chilly, yet extremely likable as the hard-charging insider. In meetings and on the job, she has no filter, though as the movie progresses, the actress shows necessary cracks in her character's cold exterior.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/4 60% Allied (2016) Tries so hard to be a modern Casablanca - and then imagine what the tale would be like if Rick and Ilsa actually got together - that it shoots down a lot of its finer points.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016