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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 87% 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 78% 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 64% 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 46% 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 47% 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 77% 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 66% 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 92% 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 9% 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 42% 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 80% 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 93% 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 93% 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 86% 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 71% 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 61% 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
2.5/4 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) A solid if unspectacular effort, though Beatty smartly takes a supporting role to the youngsters by playing the kookily eccentric Hughes.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals is at its core about making hard decisions and living through the inevitable consequences, though told with some serious artistic flash.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is a deeply affecting and wickedly funny masterpiece showcasing the maturation of men, from the broken man and his nephew at its heart to the drama's phenomenal filmmaker.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Whether you're a Potterhead or not, Beasts creates a story that's both original and enchanting.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
1.5/4 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Saddled with an inconsistent plot, maudlin melodrama and surprising cynicism about the heroism of young soldiers coming home from war.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/4 96% Moana (2016) So what if she'd rather be a sailor than a princess? Moana still rules.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost singlehandedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you've ever seen.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
3/4 89% Loving (2016) The real artistry of Loving ... is in the quiet grace Negga and Edgerton bring to one of recent history's most important romances.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 74% Trolls (2016) You'd be hard-pressed to keep from smiling throughout the trippy dance sequences and clever banter in this feel-good confection.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
3/4 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) As he did so well in Braveheart, Gibson explores the reasons men fight for their country rather than just reveling in blood and gore.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
2/4 19% Inferno (2016) Even with a wealth of talent involved, Inferno is missing some serious heat.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) A kaleidoscope of weirdness and innovative visual effects successfully introduce the newest Marvel superhero in director/co-writer Scott Derrickson's brilliantly bizarre Doctor Strange.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
2/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) A major step backward with an A-list actor in a C-grade military thriller.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/4 52% The Accountant (2016) Where The Accountant really succeeds is exploring the emotions and coping mechanisms of a protagonist on the autism spectrum, plot points not often seen in the macho action genre.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
1.5/4 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) The major whodunit here is who made a best-selling thriller so darn boring.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) A work this powerful would be impressive for any filmmaker, so the fact that this is Parker's first directorial feature is undoubtedly amazing.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
3.5/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) After a long run of dystopian YA movies for teen crowds, Burton is just the right guy to make cinema weird again.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016