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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 86% 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 51% 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 74% 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 43% 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 90% 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 49% 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 40% 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
2.5/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) With Cold War tensions arising again in real life, Red Sparrow feels of this time in a cool way, but only Lawrence's spy is memorable in this so-so operation.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/4 87% Annihilation (2018) On one hand, it's a brainy take on horror tropes, and on the other an empowering female-led mystery with an underlying roller coaster of weird leaving nightmares in its wake.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 81% Early Man (2018) The film treads familiar ground by pitting a bunch of Davids vs. egotistical Goliaths on the soccer pitch. But it does so in such a supremely quirky and earnestly heartwarming fashion that it's hard not to be charmed.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
1.5/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) To her credit, Johnson actually turns in her best Shades stuff here ... Too bad it's not enough to save everything else about this whole silly affair's fumbling climax.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/4 96% Black Panther (2018) While the themes are deep, Black Panther is at the same time a visual joy to behold, with confident quirkiness, insane action sequences and special effects, and the glorious reveal of Wakanda,‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2.5/4 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) While the final Maze Runner is a rough go at times, it nevertheless sticks the landing, with a forgivable bit of wobble.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) Sans magic hammer, Chris Hemsworth's career as a leading man is spotty at best. It seems he just needed horse co-stars.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) Words and cards are dealt in equal hand with Aaron Sorkin's poker drama Molly's Game, featuring Jessica Chastain at the center of a compelling film about fame, power and empathy.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Getty's complicated personality is the meat of the matter, and where the movie really does a good job is digging into themes of greed, family and those so rich they think of other people as things.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The show's over. We're pitched out. Aca-exit stage left.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
1.5/4 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Send in the clowns.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A stellar entry that owes much to George Lucas' original films while finding a signature vibe of its own and unleashing a few welcome twists.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) In the grand tapestry of Daniel Day-Lewis' acting career, Phantom Thread will be sewn in as a colorful swatch, though for a retirement role, he leaves us wanting a little more.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) An often genius, always subversive film about an outsider who isn't easy to love yet at the same time hard to hate.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/4 87% The Post (2018) The Post is an inspirational reminder of the importance of a free press while unabashedly making journalism look like the most awesome job ever - akin to what Raiders of the Lost Ark did for archaeology.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The scenes that take place in a seemingly undersea world are stunning, and del Toro's filmmaking technique buoys a love-story narrative that at times feels a little too straightforward for its unorthodox conceit.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Director James Franco's enjoyable ode to the creative process - any creative process, really. It's also one of Franco's strongest roles as an actor, capturing every little quirk and quality of a definite eccentric.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The way it explores at length the sweet and sour aspects of first love is worth savoring.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) The joyful journey is Pixar's best effort since 2015's Inside Out and, like the studio's greatest works, makes you laugh and cry in equal doses.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman has disappeared into roles before - from Dracula and Beethoven to Sid Vicious and Lee Harvey Oswald - but never so wholly and superbly as in director Joe Wright's Darkest Hour.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is as solid an outing as any superhero fan could hope, with a clear family vibe: Wonder Woman and Batman prove to be a dynamic mom-and-dad duo while the fastest kid around steals the show.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) With all its overly dramatic head turns and frowny faces, the new Murder largely wastes its extremely impressive cast ...‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh (In Bruges) crafts an expertly structured, brutal, yet surprisingly rousing narrative around a woman who's ready to torch her entire life if it means catching a killer.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
2/4 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Adds star power but unfortunately downshifts the craziness to dive into full Hallmark Channel schmaltz.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is a perfect coming-of-age comedy for anyone who's ever had teenage wanderlust, fought with their parents, fostered a love-hate tension with their hometown or popped Communion wafers in secret.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) In the grand scheme of Coen brothers' scripts with nimwits making hugely bad decisions, Fargo exists on one brilliant end while Suburbicon lands with a hearty thud somewhere on the other side.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Even tonal issues can't upend the magic this movie taps into putting Thor and Hulk together as new best buddies, whether they're throwing down in an arena or having a bromantic heart-to-heart.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck works best as half of a great silent film and, with Simmonds, the showcase of a star being born.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/4 87% 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 86% 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 55% 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 85% 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 69% 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 40% 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 50% 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 16% 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