Brian Mckay

Brian Mckay

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Born in Los Angeles, Ca. Raised on the Drive-in and Late-nite cable T.V. Currently living in the San Francisco area. Not gay. Not married either. No kids. No burning desire for any at the time. I guess you could say my reviews are my babies!
Favorites:
So many to choose from. How about: Evil Dead 2 Lone Wolf and Cub 1-6 Series 7: The Contenders Session 9 The Shining Dog Soldiers Wonder Boys Y Tu Mama Tambien
Publications:
eFilmCritic.com
Total Reviews:
696
Total QuickRatings:
211
Location:
Pacifica, CA. (a few minutes from San Francisco).

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 85% Chaos (2003) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 25, 2011
4/5 91% Fear and Trembling (2004) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 20, 2010
5/5 —— The Changeling (2007) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 23, 2007
4/5 —— Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 (2005) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 26, 2007
4/5 63% Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love) (1996) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 8, 2006
5/5 76% Superman Returns (2006) " by the time those end credits rolled, I had laughed, cried, and cheered far more than I have for any other film in a very long time . . .and isn't that feeling of being both emotionally drained and exhilarated what we go to the movies for?" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 4, 2006
5/5 94% The Warriors (1979) " Visually stunning and emotionally gripping, THE WARRIORS is a classic that, after a quarter-century, has finally recieved the loving finishing touches that it so rightly deserves" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 31, 2006
4/5 57% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) " Ratner haters and comic book purists should probably stay home - a fun superhero popcorn movie that delivers nearly two hours of solid entertainment" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 31, 2006
3.5/5 29% Silent Hill (2006) " the filmmakers may be hedging too many bets, trying to make the film both acceptable to fans and accessible to newcomers. But while SILENT HILL is far from perfect, it is at the very least a valiant effort" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 24, 2006
5/5 44% The Comedians of Comedy (2005) " When the Kings and Queens have come and gone, it's all about the Comedians" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
4/5 59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) " a near-perfect popcorn movie. See it, love it, then move right along, folks." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
4/5 84% King Kong (2005) " Despite uncessary padding and languid pacing, King Kong is a visually gorgeous spectacle that deserves to be seen on the big screen" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
4/5 61% Hostel (2006) " Eli Roth may not be re-defining the horror genre, but he has certainly infused it with a welcome dose of old-school sensibilities and new-school flair" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
3/5 19% Doom (2005) " the final act is worth the price of admission for fans of the game. All things considered, though, I'd much rather just be playing the game." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
4/5 31% Waiting (2005) " Despite its flaws, it really is a funny, witty, and suprisingly charming slob comedy" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
4/5 73% V for Vendetta (2006) " solidly anchored by a masked Hugo Weaving and a few stunning action sequences. If only there had been more of them . . ." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 27, 2006
5/5 94% The Hanging Garden (1998) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 11, 2006
4.5/5 70% Ten 'til Noon (2005) " In an era of increasingly formulaic and mainstream crime thrillers, Ten 'Til Noon is a clear standout and a welcome change of pace." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 1, 2006
5/5 —— Kûchû teien (Hanging Garden) (2005) " Toyoda's film is an exploration of the problems that plague a modern Japanese family, giving us a unique view that can be appreciated by those both within and outside of the filmmaker's culture." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 1, 2006
3/5 33% Mad Cowgirl (2006) " An orgy of red meat and confused filmmaking" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 1, 2006
3/5 —— Broken (2005) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
3/5 —— The Arena (2001) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 29, 2005
5/5 82% Serenity (2005) " A love letter to Firefly fans, an open invitation to everyone else" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2005
3.5/5 51% Transporter 2 (2005) " A vehicle for Statham to drive fast cars and beat the hell out of people, TRANSPORTER 2 provides a much-needed fix for action fans stuck in the late summer doldrums." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 9, 2005
2.5/5 37% The Skeleton Key (2005) " The film's lush atmosphere is a thin smokescreen to hide the fact that its formulaic underpinnings prevent it from approaching anything that is truly scary or unsettling" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 9, 2005
2/5 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) " you know there's something wrong with a movie when Christopher Walken doesn't get, or give, even one funny line of dialogue." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 9, 2005
1/5 —— Marronnier (2005) " here's how you know it's really bad. I find Japanese girls adorable, and this movie is chock full of them, AND IT'S STILL COMPLETELY UNWATCHABLE! " — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 3, 2005
4.5/5 79% The Aristocrats (2005) " Horrendously filthy and vile with no taboo spared, THE ARISTOCRATS is boisterously funny and equally fascinating." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3.5/5 87% Saving Face (2005) " Although fun while it lasts, it's just another cute story about family and acceptance that could have been a lot more convincing and heartfelt with just a little more depth." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/5 27% Fantastic Four (2005) " There were some things to like about F4 scattered throughout. The ingredients were all there, but the chefs need to be replaced" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3.5 74% War of the Worlds (2005) " an impressive display of sound and fury that falls apart the minute any scrutiny is applied to the machinations of its plot." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 7, 2005
3.5 74% Land of the Dead (2005) " while it isn't a necessary addition to the trilogy, it still entertains and delivers the goods in the gore department, and that's what we go to a Zombie movie for, isn't it?" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 7, 2005
5/5 77% The Machinist (2004) " Anderson's use of lighting, editing, sound design, and score hit just the right nerve endings, creating a film that keeps turning over in your mental gears for days afterward." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2005
4.5/5 85% Batman Begins (2005) " The Dark Knight gets a much-needed reboot. As long as the franchise remains in the capable hands of Nolan and Bale, I think we can expect great things in the years to come." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2005
5/5 99% The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2004) " gives us a humble family man protagonist who goes against the grain of the stereotypical Samurai archetype" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2005
2/5 72% Primer (2004) " Even at a short 77 minutes, Primer is bloated, draggy, cumbersome, confusing, and almost entirely unengaging" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2005
2/5 41% Kicking & Screaming (2005) " relies too much on Farrell's shtick and the "ooohh, cute kids" factor, so it doesn't even try in the script department. Insert sports cliche here. Insert sight gag there." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 16, 2005
4/5 —— Battlestar Galactica (2003) " As is appropriate for this more jaded era, the story is much more grim and edgy. Now if I can just get used to Starbuck being a girl . . ." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 14, 2005
3/5 —— Alive (2004) " It's a shame that a small action film with such a talented cast and interesting set-up ends up being dragged down by excessive exposition and languid pacing" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 12, 2005
4/5 75% Crash (2004) " it's hard to write a review when there is so much you want to hate about a movie, and yet it gives you so much to like." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2005
5/5 81% Layer Cake (2005) " This isn't the real British underworld, and it's not supposed to be. This is a highly stylized and ultra-hip British underworld - and it's entertaining as hell. " — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2005
3.5/5 25% Deathwatch (2002) " Acting, directing, and production values - all very solid. But there are a couple of major problems that keep Deathwatch from reaching it's full potential" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2005
3.5/5 75% Dead End (2003) " There's great promise in Dead End, and a script that is often clever, combined with a carload of decent actors, really helps cover a multitude of flaws." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2005
3.5/5 80% The Bunker (2004) " While The Bunker is never outright scary, it definitely has its fair share of moments that are creepy and unnerving. " — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2005
4/5 50% Dead Birds (2004) " You're not likely to lose a night's sleep over it . . . but you may find yourself double-checking under the bed before turning in." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2005
3/5 —— Broken " as a short film whose primary purpose is to set up a gun fight, BROKEN is a short-but-sweet action fan's fix" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 2, 2005
4/5 77% It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) " Frankie Wilde's ride is a wild one indeed, and IT'S ALL GONE PETE TONG manages to capture the essence of both his madness and genius" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 11, 2005
5/5 78% Sin City (2005) " There's good and then there's great and then there's Sin City. Every moment is a story unto itself, every damsel's eye and killer's craggy face has its own tale to tell" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 1, 2005
2.5/5 67% Paranoia 1.0 (2004) " Paranoia 1.0 has atmosphere in spades. Unfortunately, the plot and character development are about as thin as the atmosphere on Pluto." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2005
4.5/5 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) " The Cliche'd Sports Movie That Almost Was - and Thankfully Wasn't . . . the movie stops being about boxing, and becomes entirely something else" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2005
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