Brian Tallerico Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 88% The Mystery Of DB Cooper (2020) By turning this narrative into a search for an identification that seems increasingly unlikely to ever happen, Dower loses focus, and we become just as lost as the hundreds of people convinced they know what happened to D.B. Cooper.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2/4 72% The Croods: A New Age (2020) The kind of animated sequel that operates under a 'more is better' aesthetic, hoping to numb audiences into thinking they were actually entertained.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3.5/4 96% Sound of Metal (2020) A movie that doesn't just allow for silence but thrives in it, with Ahmed's eyes and body language charting the arc of his character.‐ RogerEbert.com
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3/4 100% Make Up (2020) An accomplished piece of work and a pronouncement of a great young actress.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 95% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) A film that can be a bit dry when Oppenheimer leads the scientific discussion but that springs back to life when Herzog the filmmaker allows his awe to come through the camera.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/4 50% Triggered (2020) A few weak performances in the ensemble and some generic direction are off-set by the sheer momentum of the piece -- it's imperfect but it's never boring.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2/4 55% Come Play (2020) An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/4 79% Over the Moon (2020) The best fables linger in the heart and mind. This one never makes it past the eyes.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/4 94% Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) 47 years after Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are still making vibrant, catchy music, and Letter to You captures their undeniable artistry.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
2.5/4 50% The Witches (2020) As great as it can be, The Witches lacks the best world-building and depth of some other Dahl material, and Zemeckis can't quite figure out how to make this story richer.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/4 94% Memories of Murder (2003) Bong elevates every scene with his unbelievably assured filmmaking.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
B- 50% Evil Eye (2020) "Evil Eye" feels denser and more heartfelt than any of the other three "Blumhouse" films, even if it's a little too thin overall.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
C- 60% Nocturne (2020) A movie that can't decide if it's a YA "Black Swan" or a YA "Suspiria"-yes, there is a big difference.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
D 43% The Lie (2020) The actual lie is that anyone will find this entertaining.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
C 74% Black Box (2020) "Black Box" has all the visual language of a cheap "Twilight Zone" knock-off. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3.5/4 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) [Cummings] takes an unexpected turn into genre filmmaking with his fantastic follow-up.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/4 81% Charm City Kings (2020) The best parts of Charm City Kings pulse with emotional and physical energy, most of it courtesy of Winston and Meek Mill.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
2/4 51% Hubie Halloween (2020) Just generally entertaining enough to be harmless, while also being the kind of movie that people will have trouble remembering exists by the time he makes Tommy Thanksgiving.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2/4 26% Books of Blood (2020) The greatest sin here is that Books of Blood is too generic to be remembered, despite bearing the name of someone who redefined the genre.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
1/4 32% Death of Me (2020) A movie that takes a fresh idea and decides that the best way to present it is through tropes and clichés from better films.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
2/4 31% 2067 (2020) Larney fails his own idea by not having a stronger edit on his dialogue and a more confident hand when it comes to directing performance.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
2.5/4 85% American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020) I'm not sure this film always justifies its invasion of privacy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
1.5/4 55% Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020) It is the most bare-bones superhero movie I've ever seen, entirely unambitious in its world-building, characters, and structure.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/4 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) There are such wonderful individual moments and beats in that just watching it as an acting exercise makes it worthwhile.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
74% Shadow in the Cloud (2020) This is some goofy, wacky storytelling, and most of it works, coming in at a stealthy 82 minutes to wow you with impossible action sequences and send you on your way.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
81% Violation (2020) A smart, emotionally shattering piece of work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
91% The Water Man (2020) Ultimately, The Water Man feels a little too slight -- it doesn't come together like I hoped it would after the very promising first act -- but there's enough to like to recommend.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
53% Joe Bell (2021) A film that checks all the boxes for broad demographic appeal, while also just not being very good at what it's trying to do by virtue of choosing a shallow, obvious approach over a complex, character-driven one.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/4 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Give me a movie that bites off more than it can chew any time over one that doesn't bite at all.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
78% Akilla's Escape (2020) A movie that's in love with its technical elements a bit too much, over-reliant on stylish tricks when its greatest power is in Williams' world-weary visage.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
82% Notturno (2020) Rosi has an impressive eye and empathetic style, but his approach also often feels overly staged and precious with its visuals.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
76% Concrete Cowboy (2020) There's something that's just enjoyable about watching such a strong ensemble bounce off each other, but Straub's script doesn't give them enough to work with, resorting to obvious tropes and thin dialogue when this story needed something more genuine.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
78% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2020) A stunningly inert movie from a filmmaker whose work usually vibrates with passion.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
93% I Care a Lot (2020) A great ensemble keeps parts of it humming and there are some interesting ideas here about the systemic failures of our society, but the tone and pacing are off throughout.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
80% Pieces of a Woman (2020) It comes apart after a bravura opening 30-minute sequence and devolves into an increasingly frustrating melodrama.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3.5/4 98% Wolfwalkers (2020) A rousing, lyrical, gorgeous adventure.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
73% The Boy from Medellín (2020) This story of a man who is so careful about what he says to his fans feels overly careful itself at times.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
98% MLK/FBI (2021) A finely tuned, perfectly edited film.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
100% No Ordinary Man (2020) It's moving and empowering, a reminder of how far we've come and how far we have to go.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
3.5/4 68% Ammonite (2020) There's so much grace and nuance in this performance that it truly could be studied to consider all of the smart decisions that Winslet makes in each scene.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
4/4 97% Nomadland (2020) A gorgeous film that's alternately dreamlike in the way it captures the beauty of this country and grounded in its story about the kind of person we don't usually see in movies.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
86% Topside (2020) Everyone here means well, and there's a commitment to the entire venture that's admirable, but this falls deep into what is often referred to as 'poverty porn.'‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
63% In Between Dying (2020) A film filled with long, poetic shots of the Azerbaijani landscape that work together to create an overall mood more than an easily accessible story.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
100% Under the Open Sky (Subarashiki Sekai) (2020) A movie that's worth seeing only for its central performance, a great turn from the excellent Japanese actor Koji Yakusho.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
63% Penguin Bloom (2020) It treats a very emotional, layered situation with blunt, on-the-nose storytelling.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
97% One Night in Miami (2020) A powerful dramatic work about four of the most important figures of the 20th century meeting at a career crossroads.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
1/4 48% The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) A defiantly stupid movie, with references so bizarrely dated that it verges on fascinating.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/4 97% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) A joyous expression of art, empathy, and compassion.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
100% The World to Come (2020) All four of the key performances here are fantastic enough for the film to overcome its flaws.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
3.5/4 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Plemons and Buckley are both absolutely phenomenal here, finding relatable character beats within a script that would have stymied other performers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020