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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
4/4 89% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Super-stylish and deeply human - even with androids and holograms around - the spectacular follow-up takes the detective story of the first film and turns it into a grand mythology of identity, memory, creation and revolution.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 87% American Made (2017) American Made points out an unfortunate time in our history when government shenanigans ran amok internationally and people did bad things in the name of greed and power. But hoo-boy, does Tom Cruise have fun with it.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/4 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Ninjago strongly captures the same manically entertaining and often hilarious nature of its predecessors, though it lacks The Lego Movie's originality and The Lego Batman Movie's commitment to go-for-broke chaos.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) While Battle of the Sexes is a reminder of the gender issues still plaguing us, it wholeheartedly embraces the equality of its two excellent leads.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/4 68% mother! (2017) Impending motherhood is seen through a horror-movie lens, there are enough religious metaphors for a particularly strange Sunday school class, and mother! thrives most as a thoughtful and angry look at modern society.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) The infamous clown is plenty freaky, though it's the youngsters, bursting with hormones and one-liners, who make It one of the better Stephen King adaptations.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2.5/4 37% Leap! (2017) For the cinematic dregs of late August, the earnest and quirky Leap! is charmingly en pointe.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/4 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The Hitman's Bodyguard is the comfort food of action comedies, like mac and cheese with a side of extreme violence.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Southern flavor, rampant goofiness and fun twangs go a long way in making director Steven Soderbergh's cinematic return such a sparkling hoot.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle offers up a movie clan to beat in terms of complete dysfunction, though the brutal and heart-wrenching film is in its own way just as much of a mess.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/4 15% The Dark Tower (2017) What could have been the next Game of Thrones or The Lord of the Rings is instead more akin to a 1990s Steven Seagal movie (and not one of the good ones).‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/4 87% Wind River (2017) A chilly air of isolation and desperation pervades the thriller Wind River, Taylor Sheridan's new directorial effort that proves he's more than an exceptional writer.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
2.5/4 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Blonde is a new wave-y pretzel of twists on top of twists. It gets a satisfying conclusion, though by then you're wondering if you really knew anything about any of the various players.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/4 92% 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 91% 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 86% 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 93% 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 93% 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 46% 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 68% 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 16% 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 89% 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 69% 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 36% 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 82% 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 66% 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 71% 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 44% 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 44% 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 64% 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 91% 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 74% 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 83% 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