Bruce R. Miller

Bruce R. Miller
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Sioux City Journal

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 90% Luca (2021) The old "fish out of water" concept takes hold in "Luca," a charming coming-of-age story that uses animation to its fullest. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
3/4 81% Black Widow (2021) "Black Widow" spins an awfully good web. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
2/4 59% F9 (2021) There's fun here. It just never lasts longer than a pit stop. Lin oils this vehicle for maximum performance and tosses in the undercoating, even though it's unnecessary. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
1.5/4 47% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) Unlike the first film, "Boss Baby 2" lacks a reason for being. It picks at the bones of the first film, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
1/4 49% The Forever Purge (2021) At best, "The Forever Purge" suggests no one should institute a night of killing. But even that message gets lost in the gunfire. It's a bloody mess. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
2/4 27% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Because this will likely sell a lot of merchandise and do well at the box office, you can bet it's not "game over" even when the film ends. "That's all folks" may be a great catchphrase, but it's definitely not a business plan, no matter who's playing. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
2.5/4 92% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) For fans of his many food excursions, "Roadrunner" is a great way to see Bourdain in his element. Whether he's joking in a kitchen or dining on a dirt road, he's a charismatic tour guide. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
1/4 49% Old (2021) When Shyamalan spills all, we realize this isn't worth the time it takes to play out. If this is a reminder to make the most of every day, it easily could have been delivered back at the hotel pool. With a drink. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
3.5/4 75% Stillwater (2021) "Stillwater" rewards its audience for paying attention. But Damon surprises even when viewers don't. His performance is so solid it should be remembered at awards time. "Stillwater" confirms less is definitely more. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
3/4 63% Jungle Cruise (2021) While Whitehall lands his laughs (and gets a surprise scene for a Disney film), he can't distract from the Kathleen Turner/Michael Douglas vibes Blunt and Johnson emit. They work well together, even though they're walking in others' shoes. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
3/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) An ideal Christmas present, the film rekindles our love for superheroes and, most important, concern for our fellow planet dwellers. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
87% All the Way (2016) All the Way works because Cranston is so determined to make Johnson relatable. He shows there's more to the guy than baling wire and spit. Best of all, he isn't afraid to let him look weak and afraid. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
70% The Girl (2012) Jones captures many of Hitchcock's mannerisms... Miller, meanwhile, is a much better actress than Hedren ever was. Watching her temper the performance is part of the fun. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
92% Showbiz Kids (2020) Consistently engaging, it's also massively depressing, particularly when the subjects talk about the price they paid to maintain a career. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
73% The Wizard of Lies (2017) Like Ron Howard in "A Beautiful Mind" or "Genius," Levinson does whatever he can to make a static story pop to life. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar loves to play with complacency. It thrives on innocence, then offers an unforgettable 30-minute rush to the end. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
97% The Farewell (2019) Touching, vulnerable and heartbreaking, Awkwafina enters the world of drama with great confidence and comes away with a performance that should be remembered at year's end. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart already stands as the best comedy of summer. It'll be interesting to see if anything can remotely come close to dethroning it. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) One of the most entertaining holiday films in years. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) [Parasite] has so much to offer, you'll want to see it more than once. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
77% Richard Jewell (2019) Hauser is incredible as the man caught in the headlights. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) The little moments mean so much and Baumbach doesn't waste a single one. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day has the ability to take risks without betraying its inspiration. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The film entertains throughout. It's just never clear what it wants to be. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Because we've seen better ventures about the same material... it's unfortunate this wasn't up to the challenge of its stars. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Director Josh Cooley offers plenty of excitement but he also introduces a raft of new characters -- from an antique store, a carnival and a bedroom that, frankly, has too many toys to begin with. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) To paraphrase Thanos, Oscar nominations are inevitable. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is super scary, and Peele, the smart director behind Get Out, is a force to behold. - Sioux City Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019