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Brian Truitt

Brian Truitt
Brian Truitt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): USA Today

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] returns the iconic sci-fi franchise to a glorious place that hasn't been seen since Ewoks danced off into victory in Return of the Jedi 32 years ago.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) While not as cinematically game-changing as Pulp Fiction or as gore-spattered as the Kill Bill films, The Hateful Eight doles out all of Tarantino's favorite things.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) While the themes are deep, Black Panther is at the same time a visual joy to behold, with confident quirkiness, insane action sequences and special effects, and the glorious reveal of Wakanda,‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
4/4 91% La La Land (2016) A fabulous old-school Hollywood musical in modern-day Tinseltown with joyous tunes, exceptional choreography, a feel-good love story and a hint of bittersweetness to keep all that wonder grounded.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/4 97% Spotlight (2015) No need to bury the lede: Spotlight is a masterpiece.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/4 95% Sing Street (2016) Carney digs deeper than the usual universal love story to comment on Irish life in 1985 and sets it to a soundtrack that hits all the right notes for those with fond memories of Swatch watches and Trapper Keepers.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/4 73% The Birth of a Nation (2016) A work this powerful would be impressive for any filmmaker, so the fact that this is Parker's first directorial feature is undoubtedly amazing.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is a deeply affecting and wickedly funny masterpiece showcasing the maturation of men, from the broken man and his nephew at its heart to the drama's phenomenal filmmaker.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) With their phenomenal "A Star Is Born," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper upend expectations and spectacularly freshen up a stock Hollywood story.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Super-stylish and deeply human - even with androids and holograms around - the spectacular follow-up takes the detective story of the first film and turns it into a grand mythology of identity, memory, creation and revolution.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/4 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh (In Bruges) crafts an expertly structured, brutal, yet surprisingly rousing narrative around a woman who's ready to torch her entire life if it means catching a killer.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost singlehandedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you've ever seen.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
4/4 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Beautiful and deeply affecting, A Ghost Story is easily the greatest movie ever made with an Oscar winner standing around in a white bedsheet for most of its 87-minute runtime.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/4 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) As much as it makes you laugh, Waititi's must-watch effort is a warm hug of a movie that just so happens to have a lot of important things to say.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/4 95% Marriage Story (2019) Like the "Saving Private Ryan" of divorce dramedies...‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Irishman (2019) Since 1973's "Mean Streets," Scorsese has proven over and over to be a master of the gangster film, and "The Irishman" has everything a crime lover would want, from violence and tension to an intriguing mundaneness.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) It's good to get your emotions in check before watching the exquisite Inside Out. You're bound to feel the whole bunch watching a child's mind come alive in the most imaginative ways.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The magic of Homecoming is that it belongs more to the John Hughes cinematic universe than the Avengers'.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) After a long run of dystopian YA movies for teen crowds, Burton is just the right guy to make cinema weird again.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3.5/4 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The satisfying and heart-wrenching climax is a last reminder that Caesar's new adventure is one of this summer's best.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3.5/4 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls dials up a nostalgic and superb coming-of-age journey that'll have audiences grabbing all the hankies.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Tear away the powers, abilities and egos, though, and the third Captain America movie is at its core a deep exploration of friendship and family and what sacrifices should be made to hold onto both.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important ...‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 78% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is a throwback look at a wild time in American history, and the team-up of Iñárritu and DiCaprio gives this era a deserving epic.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/4 91% The Martian (2015) Damon totally sells what is arguably his most likable role in years with a balance of charming personality and compelling need to cheer hard for this guy.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A stellar entry that owes much to George Lucas' original films while finding a signature vibe of its own and unleashing a few welcome twists.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/4 73% Black Mass (2015) While there's nothing totally new here, Black Mass works the tropes extremely well and sets the scene early in the mean streets of 1970s South Boston.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/4 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Just like the first one, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a winning and wonderfully relatable gem of crazy.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3.5/4 82% Chi-Raq (2015) Lee knows when it's time to preach and when it's time to entertain.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
3.5/4 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) A winningly retro slice-of-life look at a weekend in the life of some Texas ballplayers seeking girls, tunes and identity.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The not-so-Dark Knight returns in the joyously bonkers The Lego Batman Movie, and he's not only the hero we need right now but also the one we deserve.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
3.5/4 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Compared to its ilk, Suicide Squad is an excellently quirky, proudly raised middle finger to the staid superhero-movie establishment.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
3.5/4 95% Moana (2016) So what if she'd rather be a sailor than a princess? Moana still rules.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3.5/4 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Marvel has pulled off all sorts of cinematic flavors in its 10-year legacy, from heist films and political thrillers to space operas and fantasy epics. Now it boasts a full-fledged Shakespearean tragedy.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/4 94% Carol (2015) With terrific acting performances and a bygone era that sparks to life with impressive filmmaking, Carol crafts a memorable romance gift-wrapped for the holiday.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It is definitely the summer for talking animals taking over the cinema, but Kubo manages to rise above the rest of its peers with a wondrous coming-of-age tale full of ancient soul.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Even though in voiceover Greg tells the audience "this isn't a touching romantic story," that doesn't mean director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon can't have a little fun with expectation.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/4 90% The Witch (2016) The first great film of 2016 is a horror flick with Puritans, possessed kids, naked forest women and a haunting goat named Black Phillip.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 85% Steve Jobs (2015) Steve Jobs is a fascinating study of a man, explaining who he was but never making a judgment about who he is. The movie lets audiences compute that for themselves.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/4 95% Creed (2015) Equally powerful and feel-good, Creed is an entertaining reminder that this franchise isn't down for the count yet.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" feels worn and lived in - in a good way - with a world of musty vintage tomes and bar-room desperation given emotional life through McCarthy and a super supporting turn from Richard E. Grant.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) The joyful journey is Pixar's best effort since 2015's Inside Out and, like the studio's greatest works, makes you laugh and cry in equal doses.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3.5/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan's feat is undeniable: He's made an immersive war movie that celebrates the good of mankind while also making it clear that no victory is without sacrifice.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3.5/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) If the Marvel superhero movies on the whole are your favorite band's individual albums, "Avengers: Endgame" is the triple-disc greatest-hits package with the really awesome cover and a slew of familiar, comforting gems inside.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) While Battle of the Sexes is a reminder of the gender issues still plaguing us, it wholeheartedly embraces the equality of its two excellent leads.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/4 87% Jackie (2016) The iconic first lady is given emotional complexity and rich understanding through a stirring and ambitious performance by Natalie Portman in director Pablo Larrain's powerful drama.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is a perfect coming-of-age comedy for anyone who's ever had teenage wanderlust, fought with their parents, fostered a love-hate tension with their hometown or popped Communion wafers in secret.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 84% Lion (2016) The finale is manipulative in every way, squeezing out the emotions of the audience. But Lion's well-plotted narrative and thoughtful characters suck you in so much that the journey there is totally worth it.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3.5/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Adding social issues to its many inspirational themes, Hidden Figures equals one satisfying slice of history that'll entertain adults as well as kids looking to the stars.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 92% Fences (2016) With the level of acting talent involved, Fences could have been filmed in the parking lot of a pet store and still been just as effective.‐ USA Today
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016