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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% Green Book (2018) It's the master class put on by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali that powers this moving and often hilarious work and gives it mass appeal.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3.5/4 95% Widows (2018) After watching what filmmaker Steve McQueen does with the heist drama in "Widows," give him free rein to take on whatever other tried-and-true (and somewhat rote) Hollywood genre he wants to transform into a piece of high art.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3/4 55% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) As much as the new sequel bridges gaps to various "Potter" lineages and personalities, it also ties into real-world history in intriguing fashion. ‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/4 42% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Makes for an entertaining dose of international intrigue.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/4 62% The Front Runner (2018) You've heard of an October surprise. This is a November disappointment.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 84% Boy Erased (2018) Even centered on something born of such hatred, the film still places love and redemption at its core.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/4 62% Suspiria (2018) "Suspiria" is bound to alienate some. Actually, probably many. However, those with a penchant for the new wave of psychological horror and a healthy respect for B-movie camp will love this thing to the crazy last dance.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) "Bohemian Rhapsody" the song is a sonic masterpiece and "Bohemian Rhapsody" the movie is just a conventional rock flick, one all too ordinary for a man and a band that exemplified the extraordinary.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" feels worn and lived in - in a good way - with a world of musty vintage tomes and bar-room desperation given emotional life through McCarthy and a super supporting turn from Richard E. Grant.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) While the sometimes confusing non-linear narrative keeps the whole package from coming together, the first-rate acting more than makes up for it in the film based on the true experiences of David and Nic Sheff.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) Foy is key to Gosling's performance working and a linchpin for the movie's overall success.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Hate U Give (2018) "Hate" brings up vital discussions for a society wrestling with a lack of empathy, understanding and tolerance. They're raising their voices with a cinematic megaphone, and it's our turn to listen.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) With their phenomenal "A Star Is Born," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper upend expectations and spectacularly freshen up a stock Hollywood story.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2.5/4 29% Night School (2018) Mostly predictable (though with a few pleasant swerves) and boasting a narrative that could be a lot tighter, "Night School" surprises by being an unexpectedly empathetic look at learning disabilities.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this is truly it in a cinema life well-lived, "Old Man" couldn't be a more perfect adieu...‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Black has turned himself into a family-friendly joy who's really fun to watch, and Blanchett complements him as both friend and paternal figure for Lewis.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1.5/4 13% Life Itself (2018) A stuffed turkey that wastes most of its noteworthy ingredients...‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/4 79% Halloween (2018) A new coat of paint, even on a storied house of horrors such as "Halloween," can do wonders.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) "White Boy Rick" works better as a working-class father/son drama than a cautionary tale about the American judicial system, though it never comes together satisfactorily as either.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 33% The Predator (2018) Every insightful storytelling choice is met with a head-scratching one.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 27% The Nun (2018) A mix of slow-burn religious mystery and old-school adventure that egregiously fails to utilize its greatest hit: Bonnie Aarons' terrifyingly freaky villainess of the cloth.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1.5/4 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Hardcore puppet sex and four-letter words that would make Big Bird blush sound like a googly-eyed good time until you're faced with 90 unfunny minutes of it.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A shining, redefining example of what the romantic-comedy genre can do best: It's breezy and hilarious yet offers enough heartfelt gravitas to give the feel-good date movie needed emotional heft.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) "BlacKkKlansman" is a sobering, affecting commentary on right now, yet it's also a thrilling celebration of real brotherhood - and not one of hate.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2.5/4 71% Christopher Robin (2018) There's no end to the schmaltz in Winnie the Pooh's honey pot, yet Disney's live-action Christopher Robin also tosses in enough charm and tomfoolery for a sufficiently delightful hang with the iconic bear.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) With its combination of spycraft, intrigue and insane physicality, "Fallout" again proves "Mission: Impossible" is the gold standard for international action-adventure and that Cruise is this generation's James Bond.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
2.5/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) That old ABBA magic can make even a middling movie that much better. Whether it's "Mamma Mia" or something more obscure, my my, how can I resist you.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
58% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Between the goofy humor, Adam Sandler's hallmark gibberish and an unfortunate return of the Macarena, "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" houses an unexpectedly affecting story of modern love with a creaky vampire dad.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Once Cassius starts using his very Caucasian vocals, he becomes the office wunderkind.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) While "Sicario" didn't exactly beg to be a film franchise, "Soldado" proves it'll go as long as Brolin and Del Toro can stay corrupt and captivating.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) While Ant-Man's technically "the star," this is most definitely the Wasp's movie to own, and the smirking, enjoyably no-nonsense role fits Lilly well.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Bayona knows why audiences flock to a "Jurassic" movie and the best thing he does is create a strong empathy for the exquisitely detailed computer-generated dinos.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2.5/4 49% Superfly (2018) A bizarrely watchable and often funny confluence of thug life and B-movie campiness.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The animation is stellar and detailed in excellent action sequences, Michael Giacchino's score swings harder than ever, and the first film's family-friendly warmth is just as appealing now as it was then.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3.5/4 89% Hereditary (2018) A visceral experience so deeply unsettling that you don't feel right afterward. Dirty, even. So unclean that a church visit wouldn't be out of the question.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Bullock and Co. are a pack of devious treasures who can ransack our shindig anytime.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) While Solo is a Star Wars movie that gambles on not really being a "Star Wars movie," it's a winning chapter that only sparingly (though intriguingly) shows its hand in connecting to the bigger universe. ‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Where it surprises - and why it works so well - is how it balances an actually touching undercurrent alongside superhero subversiveness.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/4 37% Life of the Party (2018) The college comedy is a frequent rite of passage for actors, from Rodney Dangerfield to Ryan Reynolds, with some some honest-to-goodness classics in those hallowed halls. But not so much Melissa McCarthy's hopelessly derivative entry into the canon.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 86% Tully (2018) Captures the complete exhaustion of parenthood in funny and profound fashion.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Marvel has pulled off all sorts of cinematic flavors in its 10-year legacy, from heist films and political thrillers to space operas and fantasy epics. Now it boasts a full-fledged Shakespearean tragedy.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2.5/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) There's a definite satisfaction watching supermodel types squirm when they can't derail Renee's cheery blind confidence, and her courtship with Ethan is a riot of mixed messages and bikini contests.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2.5/4 52% Rampage (2018) While surprisingly dark and a smidgen too earnest at times, Rampage wraps silly spectacle around its emotional core: a bromance between man and beast.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Forget "Get out!" and "Don't go in there!" Creepy new fright fest A Quiet Place amps its fear with a simple "Shhh."‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One's an entertaining nostalgia trip that wears its influences proudly but throws them at such dizzying force that sometimes you feel like you're buried under Chuck E. Cheese tokens.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2/4 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Big, dumb and very loud action movies aren't just for the Transformers franchise anymore.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Wes Anderson's unabashedly quirky, quasi-dystopian Isle of Dogs is a pleasing rub to our collective bellies.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) Young and old, jocks and nerds, geeks and freaks, and everyone in between should be able to find something to adore in Love, Simon.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
1.5/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Alicia Vikander worked herself into hardbody shape for Tomb Raider, which by contrast is a flabby, lazy mess.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2/4 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The power of love can only do so much in Disney's misbegotten A Wrinkle in Time...across the board, this disappointing Time will cause more than a little wrinkling of the forehead in frustration.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018