For 8 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Formo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 91 TÁR
Lowest review score: 33 The Whale
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
8 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Brian Formo
    Schrader is able to prune back some of his more established impulses to service this particular story.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 91 Brian Formo
    It’s exploitative and empathetic. That’s why it feels like it spits you out in an alley to pick yourself back up. Blonde is an alienating movie. To me, that makes it a disarming and effective experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Brian Formo
    Don’t Worry Darling is best as a surface-level matinée thriller with a few follow-up ahas. But it doesn’t sting like it should in the end.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 33 Brian Formo
    It is inorganic, gimmicky, manipulative, and its lessons are simplistic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Brian Formo
    Like the sparse land of its setting, Inisherin is a film that reveals multitudes through observation and reflection. While I’m writing mostly of its emotional seriousness, it is also compassionate and humorous.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Brian Formo
    Vampire movies, which often incorporate a love story, are usually driven by the threat of discovery. The absence of that in Bones and All, despite leaving evidence all over the Great Plains, makes it a beautiful-looking movie that becomes too devoted to repeating the same note. There is no “all,” just bones.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Formo
    Iñárritu has always been heavy-handed but his attempt to be airier creates more areas to bloat. And it gets incredibly unwieldy at points.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Brian Formo
    The remarkable details in how information is revealed entirely through a central performance is the reason TÁR excites. Not what it has to say, but how it tells us the story through a dual execution of performance and writing preparation.

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