For 263 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% 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 The Hateful Eight
Lowest review score: 25 Fifty Shades Darker
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 263
263 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    The cast is superb, especially King.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Whether together or solo, Blunt and Miranda are endlessly charming.
    • 53 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.
    • 91 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    You’ve heard of an October surprise. This is a November disappointment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    The 21-year-old actor holds his own in the emotional project opposite a couple of heavyweights, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. Just as deft in his work is writer/director/co-star Joel Edgerton, who's crafted a touching look at the darker sides of evangelical belief and parental judgment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    An ambitious love letter to the original. It's also as polarizing a picture as last year’s “mother!” – which shares a commitment to blood and insanely audacious climaxes – and thoughtfully explores feminine strength amid the proudly self-possessed carnage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    As it turns out, “Bohemian Rhapsody” the song is a sonic masterpiece and Bohemian Rhapsody the movie is just a conventional rock flick, one all too ordinary for a man and a band that exemplified the extraordinary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    Splendidly directed by Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me? feels worn and lived in – in a good way – with a world of musty vintage tones and bar-room desperation given emotional life through McCarthy and a super supporting turn from Richard E. Grant.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    By staying true only to the initial narrative, this Halloween solidly ranks as the best chapter since the first – not exactly the highest bar – mostly by making Laurie (a remarkable Jamie Lee Curtis, whose last appearance in the series was 2002's "Halloween: Resurrection") anything but a victim.
    • 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.

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