For 340 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Truitt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Blade Runner 2049
Lowest review score: 25 The Dark Tower
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 340
340 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    In its favor: a breakout performance from Palestinian newcomer Leem Lubany and maybe the most apropos use of Peace Train ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    While not phenomenal, especially compared to the rest of the Spielberg oeuvre, Spies still hits the spot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    Sorkin's script is clever and knowing — at one point late in the proceedings, Jobs wonders aloud why “everybody gets drunk” and takes him to task five minutes before every event. It's a small moment that breaks the fourth wall in the slightest and smartest of ways.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    The supporting cast is an embarrassment of riches for Scott, and Chastain is particularly strong as the concerned commander of the mission. Yet this is most definitely Damon’s movie and a throwback to the unabashed idealism of Hollywood past.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    For those who want to feel like they're 110 stories up and living in the clouds, Hollywood does its job conjuring movie magic with a breathtaking Walk to remember.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    For someone of De Niro’s reputation, this Intern gig is a thankless job.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Katniss and Tris might still be queen bees of the genre, but Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers find a satisfying, teen-friendly way to combine rebellion, politics, science and a lot of jogging for a broad audience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    As notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, Depp astounds with one of the best performances in his long career while co-star Joel Edgerton steps up equally well as John Connolly, an ethically questionable FBI agent who flirts with the wrong side of the law.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    The low-budget thriller deftly mixes horror-movie moments, pure strangeness and comedy like a family-friendly David Lynch effort as it takes audiences on one really oddball trip to grandma's house.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Truitt
    A mostly dreadful reboot by director Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) that casts English youngster Ed Skrein in Statham's role as well-dressed driver-for-hire Frank Martin.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Brian Truitt
    A plethora of beats drop but little else of note — musical or otherwise — happens in the Zac Efron DJ fest We Are Your Friends.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Brian Truitt
    A lot Bourne and a little bong, the action comedy...is too earnest to be a stoner movie and too quirky to be an action flick. Therein lies the beauty of director Nima Nourizadeh’s Ultra: It exists to entertain in its own oddball universe, munchies optional.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    While Mission: Impossible has found a popular way to reimagine an old show for modern times, Man is immersed in all things retro — from the ginchy fashion to a jazzy score — but for an action adventure, it’s a mostly tedious affair with fleeting moments of cool.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Brian Truitt
    An unfortunate movie that does an embarrassing disservice to the decades-old property and is a frightful waste of all the talent involved.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation doubles as a two-hour celebrity episode of American Ninja Warrior for Tom Cruise.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    While Southpaw doesn’t do anything innovative with the punch-drunk formula — there’s even a rousing final match, leaving you exhausted by the end — Gyllenhaal and Whitaker are real heavyweights who give the feature a winning combo.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    A satisfying look at young unrequited love, bromances, independence and letting go.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Even with some familiar faces, The Stanford Prison Experiment feels like an honest-to-goodness documentary — a high compliment for a movie based on an infamous college project.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Tonally, Ant-Man is a little all over the place — at times, it's a quirky comedy, heist film, trippy sci-fi project and family drama, never able to really blend everything in a cohesive fashion.... That said, when it's on its game, Ant-Man does some of the best stuff ever in a Marvel movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    There's a lot thrown in here for two hours, and Apatow could easily have lost about 30 minutes of high jinks and gotten the point across that everybody has their somebody. Yet with Schumer driving the action, Trainwreck may be his most impactful ride yet.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Truitt
    Ted 2 locks into a nice groove whenever it's just Ted and John being buds (and smoking bud), and Seyfried actually adds to the chemistry. If only the nonstop parade of craziness and lack of story coherence around them wasn't so hard to bear.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Newcomer Shameik Moore shines with geeky gusto in a breakthrough role in the coming-of-age comedy/drama, which tackles racial stereotypes and 1990s culture as a kind of spiritual descendant of "Friday" and "Do the Right Thing" while still featuring a singular voice.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Brian Truitt
    The main voice actors all fit their animated personas, especially Poehler and Black. Poehler brings a unshakably quirky optimism to Joy while Black takes his acerbic stand-up routine, makes it a smidge more family-friendly, and turns up the juice for Anger.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Truitt
    Jurassic World gives us enough dino-mite action to stave off excitement extinction.

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