For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 15% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 78% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brandon Yu's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Therapy Dogs
Lowest review score: 30 The Wandering Earth II
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Brandon Yu
    Braff is going for something broader than indie naturalism, so perhaps the film calls for less subtle brushstrokes. But the result is something that rings with far less thoughtfulness than he’s clearly capable of (particularly in light of the opioid crisis that the film mentions), despite Pugh’s remarkable attempts to ground the story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Brandon Yu
    At times, particularly in its overwrought closing act, the film feels as if it’s going to collapse under the weight of its relentless, convoluted twists. But the lighthearted tone poking through keeps it afloat, and suspends the viewer in mostly carefree entertainment for its two-and-a-half-hour running time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Brandon Yu
    Watching its sequences, you can feel both the immediacy of each moment and the nostalgia that’s already seeping in — each snippet of life becoming, by the minute, just a flicker in the teenagers’ minds, like the flashes in the film’s montages, immortalizing their youth before it’s lost to time’s grasp.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Brandon Yu
    The silly premise is one that a better Ritchie film could, with some charm, style and wit, have turned into a workable romp. But everything here is stuck on autopilot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Brandon Yu
    arren uses an assured hand in treating the family melodrama with the tenderness of a tone poem. For most of the film, he avoids painting in broad strokes while ratcheting up the conflict between Porter, a tattooed veteran living on a boat, and the bespectacled, seemingly upright Malcolm.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Brandon Yu
    The movie doesn’t have enough of a narrative engine to compensate for its lack of world building.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Brandon Yu
    The plot, as a result, can’t quite find its momentum; it doesn’t help that most of the film’s scares fall flat on a visual and technical level.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Brandon Yu
    Most of the movie is told with big, rudimentary handwriting and slathered in clichés.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Brandon Yu
    Losing all of the glee of its predecessor, the movie instead offers nearly three hours of convoluted story lines, undercooked themes and a tangle of confused, glaringly state-approved political subtext.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Brandon Yu
    This film from Li Xiaofeng turns a crime soap opera into an allegory about the moral costs of rapacious expansion — to middling effect.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Brandon Yu
    Like any rager gone south, the buzz is fun early on, until it’s suddenly too much, the house is overrun, and the room starts spinning.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Brandon Yu
    Even as a Lifetime-esque soap, What Remains sputters, lacking any of the sensational twists to allow itself to sink into enjoyable pulp. The film ultimately hopes to position itself above such a story, aiming instead for a meditation on faith and forgiveness, but its writing and direction lacks the emotional substance to produce anything legitimately affecting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Brandon Yu
    The film does not offer any particularly new insights, but witnessing the events of Jan. 6 this way — as a matter-of-fact, two-and-a-half-hour montage that seems to occur at once in slow motion and with shocking speed — creates a terror that is perhaps newly visceral and sustained.

Top Trailers