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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% 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 96% 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 70% 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 79% 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
61% 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
94% 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 64% 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 51% 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 51% 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 93% 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 67% 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 71% 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 38% 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 83% 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 73% 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 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 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 88% 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 82% 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 97% 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 77% 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 32% 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 89% 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