For 244 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Truitt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 A Ghost Story
Lowest review score: 25 Mother's Day
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 244
244 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    In his previous works, Chazelle mined the flawed soul of artists in tales that were notably personal, while First Man is a story of an introvert that too often feels distant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    One of the rare important teen films that needs to be seen by everybody.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Brian Truitt
    Simultaneously an immersive concert film, enchanting romance and tear-jerking rock fantasy, A Star Is Born is a dynamic multifaceted showcase for Gaga and Cooper, who makes his directing debut a thing of melodic, masterful beauty. Together, they form an electrifying duo in one of the best movies of 2018 and the finest musical since 2002’s “Chicago.”
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    Night School surprises by being an unexpectedly empathetic look at learning disabilities.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Truitt
    Life Itself is a real downer when it comes to death: A few are so out-of-nowhere that it’s like the hipster version of the “Game of Thrones” Red Wedding.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    A B-movie at its heart with big-budget ambitions. Full of rampant goofiness, extreme gore, a jumbled narrative and hyperactive pacing, The Predator is also funnier and more clever than you would expect, though at the same time it’s an '80s film that doesn’t realize it’s 2018 in terms of political correctness.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    White Boy Rick works better as a working-class father/son drama than a cautionary tale about the American judicial system, though it never comes together satisfactorily as either.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    A mix of slow-burn religious mystery and old-school adventure that egregiously fails to utilize its greatest hit: Bonnie Aarons’ terrifyingly freaky villainess of the cloth.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Truitt
    Stuffed full of rampant badness, the scattershot comedy isn’t nearly as clever or subversive as it thinks it is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    It’s breezy and hilarious yet offers enough heartfelt gravitas to give the feel-good date movie needed emotional heft.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    Washington (son of Denzel) has an impressive Afro and winning charisma as the first black cop in town.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    While the movie on the whole isn’t quite the caliber of the last two missions (“Ghost Protocol” and “Rogue Nation”), director Christopher McQuarrie’s action-packed “Fallout” set pieces are outstanding, finding great character moments in the middle of the explosiveness
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    The superior yet still extraordinarily cheesy "Here We Go Again" suffers from many of the same fundamental problems, though the film exudes an infectious energy and hearty spirit that’ll put you in a powerful Swedish super-pop headlock until you submit.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    There’s also a relentless darkness in "Soldado" that some fans of the original will love, but the inherent idealism of Blunt’s Macer is missed: When everybody's a shade of bad, it begs for any sort of normal protagonist.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    Has all the requisite rampaging dinos, dizzying action scenes and, sure, a few flesh-and-blood heroes running around saving the day. But there’s just not enough underneath that well-trod surface — an intriguing ethical conundrum bears heady fruit at times, yet is just as quickly shelved in favor of roaring lava or unleashed reptiles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    Somewhere between ridiculously stylish and stylishly ridiculous lies "Superfly," a modern so-bad-it’s-kinda-good remake of the 1970s blaxploitation classic that offers as much close-up twerking as kung fu fighting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Pixar doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to sequels, but this follow-up surpasses most everything without Toy Story in the title. 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, even if Incredibles 2 isn’t totally incredible itself.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    Hereditary isn’t just a scary movie. It’s much, much, much worse than that.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    The illegal goings-on move to New York, where the plot plods until the crew gets together and the movie unleashes its secret comedic weapon: Anne Hathaway.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Deadpool 2 is chock-full of all the cartoonish ultraviolence, meta commentary and pop-culture references you’d expect. Where it surprises — and why it works so well — is how it balances an actually touching undercurrent alongside superhero subversiveness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    It borrows from "Animal House," "Back to School," "Old School" and other superior films, leaning less into crudeness and more into female-centric laughs, but offers some sweet moments and a few enjoyably zany characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Captures the complete exhaustion of parenthood in funny and profound fashion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    It could have been an unholy mess, but with directors Anthony and Joe Russo at the helm, Infinity War is instead a glorious, multilayered and clever comic-book adventure with loads of emotional stakes and a perfect foe for Earth’s mightiest heroes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    I Feel Pretty offers aspirational touches that match the "Get it, girl" shirt sported by Schumer's character, but the mostly feel-good cinematic parable often has trouble finding the right balance between goofball humor and earnest message.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    Per usual, Johnson is the key cog of a movie built for his physical presence, but it's the relationship between Davis and George that fuels the plot, even when everything around them gets convoluted and haphazard.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    A Quiet Place is essentially "Alien" on a farm: Even though there are cornfields and land for days, there's a constant state of panic and claustrophobia for a family stalked by monsters who attack anything that makes noise.

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