Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis
Caillou Pettis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst Cultured Vultures Flickering Myth Battle Royale With Cheese One Room With A View Mediaversity Reviews
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
38% Downhill (2020) Incredibly boring and uninteresting, Downhill is a gigantic missed opportunity due to its bland screenplay, even if the two lead performances are strong. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
83% There's Something in the Water (2019) There's Something in the Water greatly succeeds at being an important and deeply powerful documentary with plenty to say. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
86% Emma. (2020) Quiet, impressively funny and dramatic, Emma is a period-piece done right, even if its story takes a little bit to get going. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
71% Stargirl (2020) Although its story can oftentimes feel predictable and familiar, Stargirl's cheery and uplifting style mixed with its terrific performances from Grace VanderWaal and Graham Verchere make it a delight to watch. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
73% Lost Girls (2020) Lost Girls' storytelling may be a bit rocky at times, but its emotionally heartwrenching plot elements and terrific performances save the film from being forgettable. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
19% The Postcard Killings (2020) The Postcard Killings offers a great cast that gives their all, but the story as a whole is too generic and uninteresting to make this story worth experiencing. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
62% Ride Like a Girl (2019) Ride Like a Girl may fall into typical genre tropes, but the performances across the board and the heart-warming story are too excellent to ignore. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
3/5 87% Onward (2020) The emotional connection between the brothers and their deceased father is handled beautifully and the story arc's conclusion in the third act is another example of the company's brilliant storytelling. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
30% Bloodshot (2020) Although Bloodshot has some fun and entertaining action on display, its poorly paced story and incredibly weak villains make it an underwhelming dud. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet The Mimic (2020) The Mimic isn't as amusing and funny as it could have been, but it makes up for the lack of laughs with terrific performances and stellar technical elements. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
87% Onward (2020) Onward may not be the most emotionally riveting Pixar film to date, but it's still a highly entertaining and beautifully animated blast. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
84% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Big Time Adolescence may not be the most original outing, but it's still a deeply funny and surprisingly heartfelt coming-of-age story. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
69% All the Bright Places (2020) Charming, sweet, and often deeply gripping and emotional, All the Bright Places is a mesmerizing coming-of-age story told with immense skill. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
47% Run This Town (2020) Run This Town ultimately doesn't go anywhere with its underwhelming and bland script that doesn't quite handle its ideas in a satisfying way. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) Inventive and brilliantly suspenseful, The Invisible Man is a masterclass of horror, and further cements Leigh Whannell as one of the genre's most exciting voices. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
70% Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020) Disappearance at Clifton Hill suffers from an incoherent and uninspired script even if it boasts great performances and stellar technical achievements. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
10% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Brahms: The Boy II is a colossal disappointment due to its severely dull screenplay and awful character development, weak scares, and its disregarding of the original. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
D 12% The Turning (2020) The vast majority of the cast in The Turning is white. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
61% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild tells a story that, while incredibly familiar and unsurprising, is still greatly inspiring and heartwarming, and is a great display of Harrison Ford at his charming best. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
6% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) The Last Thing He Wanted has an incoherent screenplay with poor character development and lacks in entertainment value. It's a thriller with no thrills. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog manages to delightfully impress with some truly entertaining action sequences, and contains yet another wildly fun Jim Carrey performance. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
37% Black Christmas (2019) Black Christmas ends up being a lump of coal with its poor screenplay and weak character development, even if it has some fun moments. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You doesn't offer a lot of greatness with its bland script, even if it still contains great performances from Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
48% Greed (2020) Greed's satirical and wacky script feels bizarre in the first act, but it improves later on and offers some humorous moments and an entertaining performance from Steve Coogan. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
8% Fantasy Island (2020) Fantasy Island is no tropical horror adventure. It contains a drastically dull script, unlikable characters, and doesn't offer enough scares for its target audience. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
81% VFW (2020) VFW's strengths lie in its unforgiving brutality and intense action sequences, but it does lack in its character and story department. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
71% Horse Girl (2020) Horse Girl takes a while for its story to get going, but once it gets into gear, it excels in its beautifully bizarre and thought-provoking themes. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link manages to impress with its gorgeous animation style, terrific voice performances, and exciting action sequences. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section struggles to tell a cohesive and thrilling story with a weak screenplay, bizarre editing and off-putting stylistic choices. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
59% The Last Full Measure (2020) The Last Full Measure fumbles at telling a remarkably powerful story with its bland screenplay that often feels like style over substance. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is an unapologetically bonkers & beautifully colorful comic book adventure and is one of the genre's all-time best. It also boasts stellar performances all across the board, namely from Margot Robbie who perfectly encapsulates Harley Quinn. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
93% Miss Americana (2020) Miss Americana is an emotionally powerful and raw look at Taylor Swift, and is an incredibly inspiring story of finding and using your voice. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
12% The Turning (2020) The Turning drastically fails at adapting a beloved horror tale, as it is filled with tropes, weak acting, and has a story that ultimately leads nowhere. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
74% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen offers a bold and stylish story with fun performances, great twists and turns, and humor that works for the most part. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bad Boys for Life may not contain a gripping or dramatic story, but it does contain exactly what it should; exciting action sequences, great humor, and fun performances. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is an uncomfortably tense and suspenseful thrill-ride that is boosted with its masterful editing and cinematography that makes you feel like you're really there. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is an incredibly impressive and uplifting film with a touching message and a heartwarming performance from Tom Hanks. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
15% Dolittle (2020) Robert Downey Jr. gives a fun performance in Dolittle, an otherwise tragically boring and uninteresting mess that has shoddy visuals and mindless adventure sequences. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell is a terrific showcase for Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie's acting abilities and is great in its technical efforts, but often lacks in its storytelling. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
20% Like a Boss (2020) With one of the most unfunny scripts in film in quite some time, Like a Boss is a painfully unfunny mess with cringe-worthy humor that wastes its director and cast. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
20% The Grudge (2020) The Grudge is a massive disappointment and a drastically dull horror film that has a recycled story, a wasted cast, and weak scares. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Little Women is a modern day masterpiece that further cements Greta Gerwig as a skilled filmmaker. It has euphoric music, excellent cinematography, and powerhouse performances from Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an absolute revelation. Filled with gripping performances, awe-inspiring action and visuals, an emotional core, and beautiful technical elements, this is a beautiful way to end such a beloved saga. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
66% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a non-stop laugh riot, with extremely memorable moments, beautiful cinematography, and a heartwarming story at its core. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
36% 6 Underground (2019) 6 Underground certainly has fun, over-the-top action that Michael Bay fans are used to, but its story is ridiculously bland and incompetent. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level is yet another wacky and greatly funny movie with a big heart and boasts tons of fun action and adventure. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real is strong in its technical efforts, but it suffers greatly from a messy script and a story that isn't sure of what it wants to be. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story is a heartbreaking and painfully real picture that boasts two powerhouse performances from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
94% Klaus (2019) Although Klaus takes a while for its story to get interesting, it is saved by its breathtaking animation and emotional message at its core. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a wild and exhilarating thrill-ride with an incredibly talented cast and solidifies Rian Johnson as a highly skillful writer/director. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019