Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis
Caillou Pettis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst Flickering Myth Battle Royale With Cheese
Biography:
I am a professional film critic and have been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking has been my number one passion. When I'm not at the movies, I'm talking about movies. You can additionally find me on Twitter @CaillouPettis.
Critics' Group: TimesUpCritical

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
43% Noelle (2019) Noelle's fun and likeable leads in Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, plus its charming and heartwarming message gratefully save it from being a lump of coal. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
76% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is an utterly bone-chilling, skillfully acted, tension filled masterpiece that serves as an incredible sequel to The Shining. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is a wholly riveting experience with an astonishingly gripping story that is rich with complex themes, developed characters, and brilliant direction. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
72% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate offers thrilling action and terrific performances. What prevents it from being good, sadly, is its recycled plot and messy script. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Gallows Act II (2019) The Gallows Act II is a disaster on almost all levels. Its script is jumbled and clichéd, has an abundance of jumpscares, and has a maddening ending that makes the rest of the film seem pointless. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
92% The Lighthouse (2019) This film is surely scattered with interesting tidbits that are easy to miss on the initial viewing. The ending is one that will stick with me for a long time, much like some of my favorite horror movies of all time. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning shine in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a sequel that surpasses its predecessor with exciting action, an interesting story, and good visuals. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) While it does have its fair share of issues, Zombieland: Double Tap is still a worthy sequel with tons of bloody zombie fun, incredible humor, and boasts an excellent cast with great chemistry. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) Even though The Addams Family suffers with its villain and gets bogged down with pointless scenes, it makes up for it with great humor, funny characters, and a great moral. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
11% Jexi (2019) Jexi is an annoying, frustratingly unfunny misfire, with one of the weakest scripts of the year, and a moral that gets lost along the way. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
90% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) El Camino is an utterly mesmerizing epilogue to Breaking Bad and offers an extremely gripping story, terrific writing, and a riveting performance from Aaron Paul. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Joker is a highly devastating, deeply disturbing, and devilishly twisted story of a tortured man that excels in every level, especially Joaquin Phoenix's masterful performance. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) James Gray's Ad Astra is a hypnotic and philosophical space epic with terrific performances throughout, and explores heavy themes in a deep, moving way. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rambo: Last Blood is disappointly bland and lifeless, with an incredibly predictable story, cliché villains, and its action scenes are few and far between. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) While the cast is great and it has terrific cinematography from Roger Deakins, The Goldfinch is a disappointingly boring, slow, and uninspired film. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) It Chapter Two is a rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor with an invigorating cast, a compelling story, hair-raising scares and heart-wrenching emotion. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows the same trope-ridden cliches of the first, with yet another batch of annoying characters, nonsensical moments, and weak cinematography. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
79% Good Boys (2019) With a terrific cast full of young and funny stars, a ton of heart, and some pure craziness sprinkled in, Good Boys is a highly entertaining time. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded by the Light is an incredibly raw and powerful picture with an inspiring story, outstanding performances, and deeply emotional moments. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a fun and creepy horror flick, especially for younger viewers, even if it does suffer from pacing and familiarity issues. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Dora and the Lost City of Gold is an incredibly fun adventure with a ton of heart and humor, and a truly moving and charming performance from Isabela Moner. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
24% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Playmobil: The Movie is an unexciting and disappointingly unfunny tale that only the youngest of children will get a kick out of. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is an absolutely absurd film, but that's why its so much fun. It is a blast of a blockbuster with a bunch of action, over-the-top moments and some great comedic banter from Johnson and Statham. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Overall, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is yet another home run for Quentin Tarantino due to its incredible performances, gorgeous cinematography, and its exciting story. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Although The Lion King boasts incredible visuals and has beautiful musical numbers, it is a film that ultimately feels soulless and is much weaker than the original. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Crawl can be a bit of a goofy ride, but it luckily manages to stay fun and entertaining due to its great creature elements and a great performance from Kaya Scodelario. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Just like Ari Aster's previous effort, Midsommar is a beautifully haunting and deliciously evil tale about grief and relationships, and will go down as one of the all-time best horror films. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home is easily the second best film the character has had to date. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) The humor here is one of the biggest problems. The original two movies are consistently comedic throughout the entire running time. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) Great chemistry from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson isn't enough to save Men in Black: International from being a bland, forgettable and predictable entry in the franchise. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
36% Anna (2019) Luc Besson's Anna is dull and lifeless with a tonally inconsistent script, lazy direction, and is unsure of what type of film it wants to be. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn is a thrilling and delightfully creepy experience with lots of fun to be had, but often lacks in the department of character development and world building. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
8% Division 19 (2019) Division 19 fails drastically due to a lazy screenplay, a bizarre style of directing and jarring editing and visuals. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) A promising feature debut from Lee Cronin with superb performances throughout and immensely effective atmosphere, even if some of the story beats feel a bit too familiar. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
5/10 50% Escape Room (2019) Almost every major puzzle is honestly quite thrilling, but it's the characters themselves that are Escape Room's biggest issue. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
5/10 35% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Despite a great performance from the increasingly impressive Carell and an interesting story at its heart, Welcome to Marwen sadly fails to impress with its lacklustre script and pacing issues. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/10 53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) This time, as a PG-13 re-working, it does not feel like the Deadpool we know and love, much like in the aforementioned Origins. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
8/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) Brimming with fun and charming scenes, a compelling story, and a great hero in Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee is a joyride of a film. Way more than meets the eye. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3/10 19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Ultimately, though, The Possession of Hannah Grace leans on too many familiar horror elements to be unsettling. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
8/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet is a rare sequel that actually improves upon the original. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
6/10 76% Smallfoot (2018) Despite these flaws, Smallfoot remains a gorgeously animated, light-hearted family feature with a touching message at its core. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018