Brian Orndorf Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 96% The Irishman (2019) It connects on a cellular level and a cinematic one, with Scorsese channeling the spirit of Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven," concluding an iconic portion of his career with a darkly introspective offering.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
C+ 84% Queen & Slim (2019) It can't be dismissed for being so simplistic at times, but it's difficult to watch the feature become afraid to challenge itself, truly finding a way to address these hostilities and maintain its flow as a film.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
D+ 0% The Courier (2019) There's an opportunity here for a tight, tense actioner, but "The Courier" is only interested in formula, with Adler spending most of the feature short-sheeting potential for suspense.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
B 96% Knives Out (2019) It's not nail-biting stuff, more of a filmed play at times, but Johnson guides the feature into some intriguing areas of behavior, and a few near-misses are fun.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong knows better than to deliver a lecture. Instead, he wants nails chewed to the cuticle and armrests bent, achieving such reactions with magnificent editorial flow.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
D+ 50% 21 Bridges (2019) Boseman is trying to summon the presence of Sidney Poitier with his performance, only to be stuck striking poses in an incredibly limp thriller.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
C 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Lapid has basically turned his therapy sessions into a two-hour experimental film, and not one that encourages viewer response.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
B- 76% Frozen II (2019) Much like "Ralph Breaks the Internet," "Frozen II" connects as it should before becoming unnecessarily grim and psychologically dense, stopping the picture to deal with some PG-rated heaviness that doesn't seem essential.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
A 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The picture truly appreciates the Fred Rogers experience, dramatizing it without diluting it, offering a message of support that's vital in today's seemingly darkening world.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
D+ 53% Charlie's Angels (2019) Offers a wooden empowerment experience with the kind of drab cinematic chaos one might expect from the helmer of "Pitch Perfect 2."‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B- 70% Line of Duty (2019) Slightly energizing bruiser that's heavy on the stunt work and blessedly limited in scope. It's not a career rejuvenator, but it has a pulse, and that's good enough to pass.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
C 50% Noelle (2019) Definitely no "Elf," missing any sizable laughs and delightful mischief, with Lawrence missing opportunities to craft a blazing comedy, electing to make a bland one instead.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B- 64% The Good Liar (2019) There's the magic of McKellen and Mirren, with the pair making the material absolutely soar at times, often more interesting than the feature they're starring in.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
D+ 63% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Plays more like a "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" sequel, presenting a lifeless adventure that doesn't take any chances or offer much personality.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
C 0% Radioflash (2019) Wants to be a lot of things, but never really comes together, with McPherson overwhelmed by his subplots, struggling to find a story worth following from start to finish.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B- 78% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) Landsman constructs a reasonably smooth ride of outrageous events and professional exposure. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B+ 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A full-throttle viewing experience with broad highs and lows...a major crowd-pleaser that's packed with amazing actors and brought to life with extraordinary technical skill.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
B 100% Gift (2019) "Gift" only wants to be the most peaceful moviegoing event of the film year, working to create a feel-good overview of human possibility.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
B- 61% Crown Vic (2019) "Crown Vic" doesn't sustain a level of suspense and grim analysis throughout the entire endeavor, keeping the picture uneven, but still connecting with undeniable moments of clarity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
D+ 36% Primal (2019) As always, there's Cage, and he's in peak Cage-osity here, trying to give the blandness that surrounds him some much needed thespian spice.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
D 47% Last Christmas (2019) Crudely realized and grabby, trying to coast on seasonal tingles. Feig only offers plasticized sentiment, and while the music is irresistible, the rest of the movie is instantly forgettable.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
A- 76% Doctor Sleep (2019) Masters a creative tightrope walk, managing to play with "The Shining" in inventive ways while remaining a King-inspired ride of macabre events and tortured minds.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Miller finds a reasonable blend of metal-mashing action and sci-fi that eluded the last two chapters of this unwieldy series.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) If there's one person able to master the hacky sack dance of tonality such material demands, it's Waititi, who scores laughs with "Jojo Rabbit," but also respects the sobering reality of wartime loss.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B 67% Adopt a Highway (2019) There are elements of the picture to celebrate as it launches Marshall-Green's career behind the camera, where he clearly has the best interests of his actors at heart.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B- 95% In Fabric (2019) Carries its perversity well for an hour. It's the second half of the picture that doesn't come across as essential, weakening the spell Strickland is hoping to cast.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B- 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Multiple technical offerings hold attention, especially when the director gives the film over to pure cinema and allows the natural chemistry of period detective danger take command of the effort.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B- 50% Badland (2019) Lee can't make a classic out of "Badland," but he respects the working parts of the genre, delivering a basic viewing experience, and one with occasional charms and bursts of compelling western action.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
C 29% Inside Game (2019) "Inside Game" feels awfully small, while immersion into the world of bookies and sports betting is a major "love it or leave it" element of the viewing experience.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
D+ 51% Black and Blue (2019) There's no snowballing sense of fun here, as Taylor goes dour and dim, robbing the feature of any potential action highlights.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
A 97% Marriage Story (2019) "Marriage Story" is richly detailed, tastefully balanced with some needed comedy, and consistently attentive to the inner lives of the lead characters.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 100% Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Packs a lot of material into its run time, following extreme highs and lows, but the helmers never lose sight of Patton and his intimate journey.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C 81% Just Mercy (2019) Cretton and co-writer Andrew Lanham certainly have passion for their message, but they bury the potency of their ideas in T.V. movie-style turns of legal upsets and victories.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Murphy looks like he's having fun, and his enthusiasm is infectious, giving the saga of Rudy Ray Moore and his odyssey to be bigger than life the magical lift it deserves.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B- 25% Countdown (2019) Dec makes a few critical errors that disrupt the mood of "Countdown," but there's fun to be had with the app-fearing chiller, as it plays quick enough and panicked enough to create a basic thrill ride.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 70% The Kill Team (2019) "The Kill Team" is potent, supported with strong performances from actors who aren't known for consistent work, and Krauss keeps the endeavor crisply paced.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C 53% Wounds (2019) Anvari doesn't create many highlights with the movie, which only tends to connect when acting reverential to Cronenberg, trying body horror on for size.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Has the potential to get there with carefully selected incidents, but the production doesn't have the patience to permit historical conflicts time to generate their own special power.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 98% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) An impressively detailed valentine to the Hollywood audio masters.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 62% Paradise Hills (2019) Perhaps in hindsight, the production's puzzle pieces don't add up, but Waddington beguiles in the moment, creating a subjugation odyssey that's potently female and appealingly weird.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
F 0% The Gallows Act II (2019) 2015's "The Gallows" was one of the worst films of its release year. 2019's "The Gallows Act II" is one of the worst films of this release year. This is not progress.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C- 41% The Laundromat (2019) Taking cues from Adam McKay's "The Big Short" and "Vice," Soderbergh strives to stay ahead of a shapeless movie, laboring to make something cheeky, but it mostly comes off flat and disorganized.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 97% Sweetheart (2019) It remains fierce work with stretches of fascinating stillness, adding a little curveball when it comes time to explore the engine that drives self-preservation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
C- 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) A numbing viewing experience that's mostly about creating noise and limp mythos to expand on a world that wasn't very interesting in the first place.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
C 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Reese and Wernick don't have much to say with their follow-up, which often plays like a series of disconnected sketches occasionally interrupted by zombie attacks.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
A- 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Almodovar crafts another achingly beautiful effort that's mindful of human fallibility.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B 83% The Aeronauts (2019) A PBS-ready, period exploration of balloon challenges blended with personal fears, the production manages to hold attention and deliver a few nail-biting highlights along the way.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B 74% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) A slightly winded but entertaining offering of exaggerated madness, with the whole thing dipped in nostalgia and sentimentality for maximum response.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B 43% The Addams Family (2019) Vernon and Tiernan try to make the effort as amusing and spirited as possible, respecting the dark elements of the original concept while delivering modern cartoon elasticity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C 26% Gemini Man (2019) Even with adjusted expectations, it's difficult to feel charged up over a needlessly talky, stagnant sci-fi thriller.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019