Bill Brownstein

Bill Brownstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 91% of the time.

Bill Brownstein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 80% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "A tender, occasionally whimsical tale of love and friendship, set amid the over-boiling cauldron that is the Middle East conflict. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Corbo "Hard as it is to relive that era, credit writer/director Mathieu Denis for digging up a story long relegated to the dustpan of history -- but hopefully never repeated. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 81% The Impossible (2012) "We've seen video accounts of this horrific tsunami, but little prepares viewers for its realistic re-enactment in The Impossible. And little prepares the film's principals for the terror that ensues. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 7, 2015
98% Song Of The Sea (2014) "Irish illustrator/filmmaker Tomm Moore, also the director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature The Secret of the Kells, brings yet more magic to the screen here. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 5, 2015
48% Miss Julie (2014) "A compelling clash of upstairs/downstairs class values, this is one of the rare examples of filmed theatre that is able to move well beyond the usual static frontiers of that genre. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.5/5 100% The Wonders "Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders is a coming-of-age epic unlike any other to have surfaced on screen. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.5/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "As zom-coms go, though, this one brings a unique bite to proceedings. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2.5/5 53% The Interview (2014) "For those of us cynics anticipating the abominable, The Interview could come as quite the letdown. It has its moments. But make no mistake: this is adolescent, frat-house humour. Think Animal House meets Rambo. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "An absolutely compelling piece about the commitment of longtime partners, who just happen to be gay. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/5 51% The Calling (2014) "An engrossing psycho-thriller. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3.5/5 97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) "The plotting is simplistic and predictable. The acting and tough-guy/gal dialogue are rather comical at times. Yet the film hit home then, and it still hits home today. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 72% Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) "Revealing it is on so many levels. It is also stunning, an exquisite amalgam of vintage film footage and photos from Page's glory days and interviews with Page and friends, family members and experts in the field of voyeurism. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 81% Our Man in Tehran (2015) "This story [of Ken Taylor] is painstakingly recounted in Our Man in Tehran, the compelling Canadian documentary. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3.5/5 89% Rush (2013) "Even those who know how it all transpires will be on the edge of their seats as the track battle mounts to a heart-pounding climax. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 26, 2013
4/5 92% Our Nixon (2013) "What proves most fascinating is that the three White House cinematographers appear to have been as deluded as their boss. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2.5/5 40% Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams (2013) "There is probably much more and much less to the life and times of Stevie Nicks than what is presented in this picture. But it will take someone else to bring that story to the screen. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 62% Love, Marilyn (2012) "Garbus is able to re-stitch Monroe's life in a most compelling and original manner. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted May 15, 2013
3.5/5 89% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) "A whimsical and even occasionally profound documentary about the origins of this time-honoured Jewish tune. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted May 2, 2013
3.5/5 79% 42 (2013) "Rousing, inspirational and understandably earnest. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 11, 2013
0/5 15% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013) "Do we sympathize with Swann? Not remotely. Do we find his friends interesting? Not at all. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 14, 2013
1.5/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) "Hallström has made a deal with the devil. Worse. Hallström has made a deal with Hallmark -- metaphorically speaking -- with his latest film, Safe Haven. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3.5/5 81% Warm Bodies (2013) "A whimsical, charming love story. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 5, 2013
1/5 41% Parker (2013) "Much gunplay and bloodletting ensues. The body count is high. Intrigue is low. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 24, 2013
38% Entrapment (1999) Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 16, 2001
64% The Yards (2000) "Spins a compellingly nasty tale about deceit and corruption. " ‐ Ottawa Citizen
Posted Apr 11, 2001
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