Brian Tallerico

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For 450 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Tallerico's Scores

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  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 The Gallows Act II
Score distribution:
450 movie reviews
    • 18 Metascore
    • 12 Brian Tallerico
    The only crime here is cinematic. It’s not often one sees a film as vile, ugly, and deeply incompetent as Olivier Megaton’s The Last Days of American Crime.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Tallerico
    The ultra-violent take on “Home Alone” with a precocious teen girl who dispatches bad guys like a killer in a slasher movie? That’s where Becky falls apart.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    Hammer is a tense little thriller, a tight movie about someone who made a very bad decision and is now trying to fight his way out of it.
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    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    Kenny Sailors may have invented the jump shot, but the film about him pays him a great honor by being about so much more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    The concept of being seen through someone else’s eyes drives the best parts of The Painter and the Thief, a documentary that illuminates a great deal about the human condition even if it does kind of fizzle out in the third act.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Tallerico
    A B-movie that turns its violent rage on corrupt Los Angeles cops should be better than Body Cam. Unlike so many cheap horror films that show their flaws most explicitly during the scare scenes that are overly reliant on loud music, quick cuts, and attempts to make you jump, it’s really everything but the big moments in Body Cam that falls apart.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Tallerico
    It’s almost a shame that the film overall isn’t better and that David Spade doesn’t give half the effort of his co-star because Lapkus is just good enough to allow one to see how this movie could have worked.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Tallerico
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    It’s one of those films that may be overly reliant on jump scares when you tally them all up, but I’d by lying if I didn’t admit that a few of them legitimately made me jump.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    There are times when the familiarity of the urban melodrama hurts Blue Story, particularly in the lack of depth to his characters. (Odubola is a find, but the rest of the cast has some actors who feel a bit amateur.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Tallerico
    I found myself admiring Barnaby’s editing and production skills—“Blood Quantum” looks great—but he’s not quite yet there in directing performances or writing dialogue. Everything here feels a bit too first draft or first take when the characters aren’t fighting off growling zombies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Tallerico
    This is more than mere fan service slide show. It is a joyous, infectious story of the human capacity to change, and the importance of creative freedom to guide that change.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    It sometimes feels like Palmason is being a bit self-indulgent with his slow pace, but Ingvar Sigurdsson keeps the film grounded, and ends it with such a devastating, powerful final shot that it alone erases most criticisms. It may take a bit longer than it needed to get there, but the destination packs a wallop.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Tallerico
    A solid adult drama, a movie that’s too soft at times but more often tender with its characters. It’s not a film designed to break any new ground, but Wight has skill with character, finding nuance in those moments that many other writer/directors would have turned into pure cliché.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Tallerico
    It’s a movie for the kids to watch after overdosing on Easter candy, and there’s something to be said for watching a movie this unapologetically bright in a world that feels pretty dark right now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Tallerico
    Expertly editing together moving interviews with its subjects with archival material, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution becomes a commentary on how to change the world. It’s not just common human decency that should lead to equality for disabled people, but the truth that empowerment for everyone is the only path to true progress for anyone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    As we see how society functions (or fails to do so) in the face of one of history’s most devastating crises, take some time out and watch The Platform, a funhouse mirror reflection of our world.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Tallerico
    There are elements here, most of them embedded in another great physical performance from Garret Hedlund, that keep Burden from completely sinking into the Carolina mud.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Tallerico
    It’s not hard to think that there could be an interesting remake of “Going Places” or an interesting spin-off “The Big Lebowski” to be made — it’s just that this film doesn't work as either.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Tallerico
    Inert to such a degree that one wonders if the film has been slowed down, The Night Clerk doesn’t really go anywhere, truly disappointing for how much it wastes the talents of its young stars on a movie that doesn’t deserve them.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Brian Tallerico
    It’s a film with alternating shots of Katie Holmes looking scared and the doll looking creepy. Rinse and repeat. And it becomes so tediously boring that your mind will wander.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Tallerico
    It’s just funny, sweet, and smart — three things that this father of three doesn’t get to say often enough about entertainment while watching movies with his kids.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    While this isn't another Garbus documentary, she’s made a film with all the power of great non-fiction storytelling, and found a way to make the emotional message of this story hit home in a way that it wouldn’t have otherwise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    One of those quick-witted films in which if one character or plot thread doesn’t work for you, all you have to do is wait a minute for another.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    I’m not sure the ending lands, and some of the tonal jumps could have been refined, but there’s so much movie here to unpack and discuss.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Tallerico
    Wendy is a repetitive, shallow film, a children’s fable that means way more to the child who dreamed it up than it will to you.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Tallerico
    With stunning performances from two completely genuine young leads, this is a movie people will talk about all year.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Tallerico
    At least, director Gille Klabin tries to amp up The Wave with aggressive visual style, but it’s still a movie that’s rotten at its core because it suffers from the same problem of all those “American Beauty” clones in that it never satisfactorily answers the question “Who cares?”
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Tallerico
    Underwater absolutely bullies you into liking it. There's no time not to.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Tallerico
    Whatever one thinks of “The Last Jedi,” if that film was trying to build a new house on familiar land, this one tears it down and goes back to an old blueprint. Some of the action is well-executed, there are strong performances throughout, and one almost has to admire the brazenness of the weaponized nostalgia for the original trilogy, but feelings like joy and wonder are smothered by a movie that so desperately wants to please a fractured fanbase that it doesn’t bother with an identity of its own.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Tallerico
    6 Underground is definitely some awfully loud shit.

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