For 279 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Truitt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Black Panther
Lowest review score: 25 Fifty Shades Darker
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 279
279 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    If the Marvel superhero movies on the whole are your favorite band’s individual albums, Avengers: Endgame is the triple-disc greatest-hits package with the really awesome cover and a slew of familiar, comforting gems inside.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    This Hellboy leans more into super-gory horror comedy than its predecessors, trading nuance for ripped-off limbs and boasting as much subtlety as a stone fist to the face.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    It isn't good and it isn't bad – it is, to borrow a fitting adjective, "all right." But the film might as well be called “Matthew McConaughey: The Movie,” as it casts McConaughey in a role seemingly tailor-made for his famous style and yet, like the actor himself, also upends those same expectations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    A visually sumptuous effort with wondrous sights, though its character development falls short of those same heights.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    While genre tropes are very much in play, there's a certain magic in this “Big”-meets-Superman affair where an ancient wizard transforms a troubled teenager into a buff, god-like guy with a light-up suit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    Us
    Peele is this generation’s Hitchcock, for sure, but also a true American original with introspective themes in hand and suspense to spare.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Julianne Moore shoots and scores – as well as laughs, cries, smokes, drinks, flies and sings – in the quirky Gloria Bell, which minds a fine line between in-depth character study and offbeat romantic comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    It took three “Thor” films for Chris Hemsworth’s thunder god to find his groove. Although Larson’s heroine is still a work in progress, Captain Marvel lays a solid foundation to follow her wherever she flies next.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    You won’t be able to tear your eyes off the screen, both because of the physically magnetic performances and also because it’s hard to fathom what madness exactly is going on at times.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    For all its whiz-bang goodness, “Alita” is almost completely undone by its flawed script.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    The message here is everything might not be as awesome as it used to be, but that’s OK. It's a grounded, modern sentiment – and a self-reflective one – wrapped in a hyperactively bonkers, extremely enjoyable package.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    What keeps it all watchable is Rodriguez’s magnetism.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Director Joe Cornish grounded the alien-invasion genre with clever plotting and entertaining English youngsters with 2011's “Attack the Block” and does the same with epic fantasy with this clever “Kid.”
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    A befuddling mélange of superpowered showdowns, psychological gaslighting and self-important comic meanderings, it's a finale that doesn’t know what it wants to be.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    While its narrative is unnecessarily complex and its story influences obvious, director Karyn Kusama (“The Invitation”) is mostly successful juggling a noir style, shifty denizens and shadowy dealings under L.A.’s bright sun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    Exquisitely crafted...It’s a strange little amalgamation that totally works: a vicious Shakespearean satire about power-hungry mind-sets, stealth corruption, American ambition and the current state of divided affairs in our country, but also a quasi-fictional go-for-broke biopic about a political leader we really don't know at all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    The cast is superb, especially King.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Whether together or solo, Blunt and Miranda are endlessly charming.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    Even with its flaws and struggles with originality, Aquaman is reminiscent of the early Marvel movies in its storytelling, best when taking wild swings instead of being an earnest superhero jam.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    Unfortunately, there’s not much room left for fleshed-out personalities or narrative depth, making the whiz-bang wonder often feel too empty.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Roma is an elegiac and moving work driven by Aparicio’s understated and nuanced performance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    It’s a slightly insane, hilariously daring and often touching mashup of everything that makes super-flicks so darn popular with the introduction of a Spider-Man who's ready-made for today’s generation of kids.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    As hilarious as it is, The Favourite doesn’t skimp on impressive costuming and production design, and the film gamely tackles class and gender themes, as well as partisan politics, in its tale of women behaving badly and men being nitwits.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    If the original “Creed” was a straight-up knockout from bell to bell, the sequel takes its time with body blows – from all directions – to ultimately get you right in the feels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    While the new “Ralph” falls short of the original’s brilliance, any adventure with the big oaf and his glitchy BFF is #winning.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    It’s easy to fall for these “Widows” when themes of class, religion, grief, gender, injustice and race are married to terrific action sequences and a gang of looting ladies stealing the show.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    It’s the master class put on by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali that powers this moving and often hilarious work and gives it mass appeal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Old-school Potterheads will rejoice, though fans of the charmingly quirky group of heroes from the first “Beasts” may lament their do-gooders getting lost in a growing magical landscape.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    At least we have a winning Lisbeth. Now let’s put her in a situation that’s all her own and not just a placemark for a caped crusader or a dapper secret agent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    You’ve heard of an October surprise. This is a November disappointment.

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