Colby Bryant

Colby Bryant
Tomatometer-approved critic
Colby Bryant has been reviewing films since 2015 for and He has a deep appreciation for cinema, and he always enjoys discussion about the films he watches. He is a prior co-host of the GEEKS, ASSEMBLE! Podcast, and he hopes to let people know what they are getting in regards to content and experience with the films they watch.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7.0/10 70% Tenet (2020) ...Even as it fumbles in key ways, TENET will fit the expectations set by most Nolan fans... even while this proves to be one of Nolan's lesser films, in my opinion. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
8.5/10 83% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Was it excellent? Totally! No matter how long it took to produce, the journey led to a satisfying conclusion, and it's been a wonderful ride overall. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
6.5/10 48% Unhinged (2020) Russell Crowe is always captivating, and even if Unhinged demands more of an exhibition of his presence than a performance, he kept me compelled throughout the film's uneven experience. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
9.0/10 97% Hamilton (2020) An incredible achievement to itself... and stands as a highlight for Disney+ in its first year. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
7.5/10 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Like Space Jam, there is no reason for this film to work on paper, but it is greater than the sum of its parts. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
9.0/10 88% Onward (2020) Onward's unique setting, consistent sense of fun and adventure, and deeply moving story made it an instant favorite of mine in the PIXAR line-up. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
7.0/10 67% Assassin 33 A.D. (2020) The collision of Holy Land antiquity with sci-fi trappings and modern technology kept me interested. As a result, the film stands out... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
9.0/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) (Like the) Falcon... in the film, the nigh-impossible task of trying to please (most) everybody is navigated with finesse amidst the bombast of a fitting conclusion. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
9.5/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) This film delivers affecting lessons on how to make a lasting impact with others through an engrossing story and genuine performances. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
6.5/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) "It was good to see two of the original stars come back and continue in roles they made iconic, even if it was a part of a story that didn't fully measure up to expectations." - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
9.0/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Peter Parker's story continues in this exciting, fun, and visually intriguing entry that is just as good as what preceded it. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
8.75/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The feature-film CG-animated series that changed the industry is gorgeously & hilariously entertained by...the best friends any film goer could ask for! - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
7.75/10 57% Aladdin (2019) A truly beautiful film with laughs and incredible sights and sounds galore; maybe it was unnecessary, but it isn't unnoteworthy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
8.25/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) By film's end, I wanted to watch it all again for the details throughout, and if that doesn't perfectly fit that "gotta catch 'em all" quality of the series, what does? - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
10/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A truly incredible and virtually unparalleled moviegoing experience that I can't wait to have again as soon as possible and many more times beyond that...Mission accomplished. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
9.0/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi effortlessly steals the spotlight in a crowded landscape of hero films with an instantly iconic performance, and I personally want to see more of what follows. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
7.5/10 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) For all fans of sci-fi and action films, I would fully recommend... as it potentially could...(start) an exciting franchise (that) will surely test the limits of filmmaking... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
7.0/10 79% Captain Marvel (2019) An interesting premise... (with) nostalgic packaging. Enjoy Captain Marvel for what it is: an oddly fun character introduction with charm and imperfections all its own. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
7.75/10 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) I think this film has enough going for it to deserve a recommendation, even as it inevitably fails to recapture the full measure of energy and wonder of the original. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
9.0/10 43% The Upside (2019) The laughs were in far more abundance than I anticipated, and all of that fun came alongside a story that moved me with honest performances. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
6.5/10 36% Glass (2019) (The film becomes) too self-aware and grasping for some sense of self-importance, something that Unbreakable and Split (to a lesser degree) earned on their own. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
7.75/10 77% Split (2017) McAvoy makes the entire film a tour-de-force of acting, and while the story is genuinely unsettling to witness, it's mesmerizing throughout. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
9.5/10 70% Unbreakable (2000) (It won't) appeal to all... (but) for those interested in understanding the psychology of what makes heroes and villains tick, there are few films I could recommend higher. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
8.75/10 65% Aquaman (2018) It's predictable yet fun; it's a worthy hero origin, but being that it's this good for a hero so heavily chided for so long, it feels like even more of an accomplishment. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
9.25/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) With style for Miles, this film carves a unique place in the pop-culture landscape, honoring what came before while still being entirely its own thing. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
7.5/10 83% Creed II (2018) Feeling to have less energy than the preceding film, it's still an enjoyable and competently made follow-up ... and a fitting swan-song for the character of Rocky Balboa. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
7.25/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) (It's) a worthy successor to the original (even as it becomes a very different thing on its own), and it presents a pitch-perfect lampooning of our current society. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek's portrayal of Mercury should garner well-deserved awards acclaim. Undoubtedly, it was one of the most enjoyable biopics I've ever watched. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 94% The Jungle Book (2016) With incredible tech on display, it would all be empty without great actors embodying the characters. No one disappoints. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) (It) never felt beholden to "world building" of establishing the many films that will be following; however, it did feel richly constructed upon the many films made prior. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.0/10 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange breaks new ground from everything so far (in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) dimensions even. What a trip! - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.0/10 86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) I summarize with as high of praise as I could for the film: Star Trek Beyond felt like an extended episode I've never seen. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 95% Moana (2016) There are genuine laughs and emotions to be felt here, and even though the runtime is longer than many animated Disney films, it flies by. That must mean we were having fun... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.5/10 50% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) If you keep your expectations at a level that is appropriate for a new take on a fun TV show, you are in for a good time. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The perfect compliment to children who grew up with Harry Potter and are now adults ... The series looks back with the trappings of a film more tailored for adults in tone. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The Guardians series continues well here in Vol. 2, giving viewers more of what they expect in the unexpected. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 93% Wonder Woman (2017) It isn't groundbreaking in structure, but its exhibition of strong female heroism amidst conflicts of the past just elevates everything... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.5/10 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) I don't think it will be a film I come back to over time, which is a shame considering how many times I've watched other Burton films out of enjoyment. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.5/10 69% Cars 3 (2017) An existential crisis ... when someone only knows one thing and the world takes that away ... , what do they do next? That sounds like a great film, and Cars 3 mostly is. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
2.0/10 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Seriously, this all needs to be put to rest. Autobots, let's roll on to something else, because this isn't all. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.5/10 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A wonderful compliment to all that preceded it, fleshing out the story and connecting plotpoints that were overlooked before. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) We have never witnessed the "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" like we see in the comics...until now ... (school and life problems make him) relatable. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.75/10 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The three films (stand) consistently as a strong trilogy, and in my mind, ... one of the strongest. Often, quality slips with each entry, but (these) get stronger as they go. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 93% Logan (2017) I plan to revisit (it) in the future, even if not often. (That's not) dismissive critique, but (preparation) for a bold, harsh look at characters you've loved for years. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.25/10 58% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I end this look at the film, hoping the filmmakers will consider an end, as well. Gru and company have had a good run with levels of success most films can only dream of. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.5/10 40% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) You could definitely do worse with a rental, and unless you just adamantly hate all things Smurf, be open to having it for a movie night with the family. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
1.75/10 47% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) All in all, I would caution ... (those) just there to "see the visuals" to think twice ... It felt like a complete waste of time ... (and) I'm not alone in that sentiment. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
4.25/10 7% The Emoji Movie (2017) "I've seen worse...but I've seen a LOT better." I'll stand by that ... (It has) decent animation and other things, but the film left me meh. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.75/10 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) While he doesn't carry the pathos ... (of) Caesar of the Planet of the Apes films, ... Kong's a full on action hero here, laying the smack down in ways that make you cheer. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.5/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) I was impressed by the film: the narrative hook, the look, and the stirring it gave me to pick up the books. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018