Brian Orndorf Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 24% Desperados (2020) As paint-by-numbers as it gets, but Pedrad deserves credit for trying to make an unbelievably lame film work on some frenzied level.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
B+ 87% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) Understanding about families and the power of validation, continuing the director's successful run of features that deliver clarity when it comes to the nuances of relationships.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
B 90% The Outpost (2020) Lurie's casting choices aren't the strongest, but it's hard to deny the raw power of "The Outpost" and its interest in depicting the insanity of this particular situation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
B 100% Black Magic for White Boys (2020) It's messy, but also unpredictable and appealingly bizarre.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
D 11% Force of Nature (2020) "Force of Nature" is bland work all over, unable to conjure a necessary level of excitement with a familiar close-quarters crisis.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
B+ 41% Irresistible (2020) Stewart shows confidence with arguments and comfort with his approach, making a very funny feature about a chilling topic.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
B+ 100% Suzi Q (2020) A lively viewing experience that celebrates the performer and her incredible achievements as an artist and a woman.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
B- 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) While it's harmless and entertaining at times, the endeavor clearly would've been better off without Dobkin's editorial permissiveness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
C 50% Four Kids and It (2020) Such a vanilla enterprise is fine, but hardly the stuff of memorable cinema.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
B- 41% You Should Have Left (2020) It's interesting at times, but nails are unlikely to be chewed during the viewing experience. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
A- 70% 7500 (2020) As nail-biting as a top-tier thriller gets, managing to shred viewer nerves with filmmaking precision before evolving into something else to defy expectations. It's one heck of a breakout movie from Vollrath.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B+ 84% Mr. Jones (2020) One of Agnieszka Holland's most effective movies in years, and one smartly designed by screenwriter Andrea Chalupa.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B- 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) It's a messy endeavor, overlong and yet somewhat ill-defined, but Lee's mojo carries the project most of the way.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B+ No Score Yet Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 3: Comedy and Camp (2020) Any chance to spend time with these titles is most welcome.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B 97% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020) New insight into Sellers's behavior is always welcome, as is a look at the making of "Ghost in the Noonday Sun," which seems about as fun to watch as it was to make.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B- 93% Babyteeth (2020) "Babyteeth" has moments of emotional clarity that are exquisite, but there's also a large portion of the overlong feature that resembles a filmed acting class.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B 17% RAD (1986) Provides viewers with a cool reminder of better days when conflicts were settled with BMX showdowns and nothing brought two lovers closer together than an afternoon of ass sliding.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
D+ 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Exposition: The Movie‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
B 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) "Staten Island" isn't fresh, but it's lived-in and amusing, with Apatow coloring inside the lines with a cozy vision for childhood trauma and maturation blues.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
F 0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) In a career teeming with disastrous creative achievements, Megaton finally hits bottom with "The Last Days of American Crime."‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
D 13% Darkness Falls (2020) Seri and Daoust think they have the next "Seven" with "Darkness Falls," but they end up with a tedious crime drama that's clumsily arranged and clueless when trying to summon suspense.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
B- 20% Gumby: The Movie (1995) Gives family audiences everything they could want: brightly colored characters, slapstick antics, and harsh lessons on the dangers of predatory home mortgage loans.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
C No Score Yet Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2013) Yes, dear readers, Riffel has made "Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven," though I'm certain nobody asked her to.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
B- 88% Shirley (2020) Young carries the movie well, giving "Shirley" a sense of surprise as Decker pumps the brakes on a potentially insidious understanding of female capitulation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
B- 89% You Don't Nomi (2019) Late to the party with its offering of admiration and deconstruction, but for those with a profound love for the production, McHale strives to present an understanding of what went right, and what went oh-so-wrong.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
B+ 79% Judy & Punch (2020) Foulkes delivers a hearty vision for marital resentment and violent release, working with obscure theatrical history to generate her own version of bloody empowerment.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
B+ 69% Becky (2020) An absolute blood-drenched joyride of a film.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
C 69% The High Note (2020) It's easy on the senses, but Ganatra can't win on kindness alone, unable to come up with a compelling understanding of stardom and aspiration.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
C 17% Survive the Night (2020) Eskandari does relatively well for the first hour of the endeavor, especially with lowered expectations for a brisk display of antagonism and family issues.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
D+ 0% A Clear Shot (2020) Weirdly ambitious in some areas and far too low wattage in others, with Leisure unable to reach any noticeable levels of suspense as he wages war with limited budgetary coin.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
B- 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The slow-burn viewing experience is strictly reserved for those already interested in the art of oral storytelling.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
B 74% Villain (2020) A compellingly emotional journey, boosted by a terrific turn from Fairbrass.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
B 75% Military Wives (2020) While the whole thing seems unbearably contrived, Cattaneo actually locates a pulse for "Military Wives," finding a sincere way to approach pure cliché.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
D 25% Inheritance (2020) "Inheritance" doesn't go deep enough with unfolding mental illness and familial shame, aiming to be a fright machine that Stein has no idea how to work without getting ridiculous.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
D 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Showalter's in more of a coaching position, cheering on Nanjiani and Rae as they stumble through terrible improvisations, trying to cover for the lack of a complete script.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
C- 50% Scoob! (2020) Uses canned emotion and screenwriting formula to find a way out of the story, giving this reboot of "Scooby-Doo" a plastic feel.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
D 41% Capone (2020) A tale nobody asked for, especially from Trank.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
D 36% The Wrong Missy (2020) Ends up limp instead of being simply unfunny, and while I'm sure it was a blast to make, it's often painful to watch.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
B+ 100% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 2: Horror and Sci-Fi (2020) Wolf once again provides a fun reminder of quirky and gruesome cinema achievements and the artists who brought them to life.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
B 40% Blood and Money (2020) The basics are appealing, finding Berenger appropriately cast as a grizzled, pained man coming into contact with a discovery that changes his life.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
B 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) Some roaming to deal with, but "Castle" adds something substantial to the ongoing dramatic exploration of addiction, finding a few fresh perspectives of despair and surrender to detail.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
B- 57% Valley Girl (2020) Goldenberg isn't trying to find dramatic grit with her vision, she's striving to generate a party atmosphere for sleepover audiences, delivering a pleasingly fluffy, high-energy offering of teen exuberance.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
B- 88% Spaceship Earth (2020) Wolf tries to add some dramatic swell to the piece, making Important Cinema, but "Spaceship Earth" is more arresting in the moment.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
B- 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) "How to Build a Girl" doesn't fall apart, but it threatens to repeatedly, held together by Feldstein's energy and a colorful supporting cast.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
C- 49% Arkansas (2020) Outside of Duke's professional graduation, there's nothing memorable about the feature, which has a to-do list of cliches it slowly checks off, ending up a bland offering of lowlife survival.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
B+ 85% Deerskin (2020) The feature amuses and disturbs in a most enjoyably Dupieux-ian way.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
A- 93% Bad Education (2019) Makes critical discoveries about seemingly normal people in a riveting manner.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
B+ 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Has all the ingredients of a grungy indie production, but Johnson makes it all feel human, taking care of her characters and extracting wonderful performances as she shapes an atypical mother/daughter tale.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
C- 48% My Spy (2020) It's too bad the feature isn't more adventurous.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
C 44% Robert the Bruce (2019) There isn't enough raw power to the film. Its talky idea of audience engagement only inspires a desire to rewatch "Braveheart."‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020