Paul Brenner

Paul Brenner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Paul Brenner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 67% Love at First Fight (2015) "the bland leading the bland " ‐ Film Racket
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 53% Maggie (2015) "an interesting amalgam of dying-child and zombie film genres - a tearjerker of horror " ‐ Film Racket
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/5 43% The D Train (2015) "An ill-tempered diatribe that gives viewers (as Dan remarks to Oliver at one point in the film), "A gift that they will remember for the rest of their pathetic lives." " ‐ Film Racket
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 16% The Gunman (2015) "an amusing display of mid-life crisis angst by Sean Penn " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Mar 19, 2015
1/5 6% Home Sweet Hell (2015) "a very sad affair " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) ""Heineken? F***that s***. Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!" " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 70% The Salvation (2015) "one of the few effective westerns to emerge in the last 35 years " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.5/5 37% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) "Less an in-your-face screed of a political statement and more soft core porn " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2/5 82% Black Sea (2015) "If these guys were cleaned up and the dumb get-the-gold story was thrown out, we would at least have the makings of a good remake of Down Periscope. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1.5/5 36% Song One (2015) "If anything, the message one comes away from One Song with is a stern warning not to listen to Bose headphones while walking down a busy New York City street. Maybe Beats instead? " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2.5/5 26% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) "a sporadically amusing minor league comedy retread. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 49% Cake (2015) "Five minutes into the film and one look at Claire lying flat in a leveled-out passenger seat of a car and the rest of the film can be charted like a horoscope reading. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "without much at risk for the main character despite the all the possibilities inherent in her bisexuality and her Persian ancestry, at it's best Appropriate Behavior is a piece of fluff and an amusing diversion " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Chandor offers no answers, but in A Most Violent Year he lays bare the unresolvable societal undercurrents like a corpse on an autopsy table. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Dec 30, 2014
4/5 90% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) "What comes through in The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is the concentrated creative energy the propels an animation studio to deliver the best " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 27, 2014
3/5 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "Unfortunately, the film is ultimately undone by Perry's shoddy reliance on shaky cam " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 23, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Slow Food Story "Sorry Petrini. Unless the price of this elitist stew comes down and brings down Tyson, Perdue, and Monsanto with it, I'm afraid I am still going to have to keep clipping those coupons to Ruby Tuesday " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 16, 2014
4/5 100% Master of the Universe (2014) "chilling " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 82% The Homesman (2014) "a howl of violent rage against the treatment of women in our western past, a past that has been cauterized into a harsh scab. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 13, 2014
5/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) "Only Angels Have Wings is the Hawks world at its best and most elemental and is a joy to behold. If only an office staff could be like this. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Nov 6, 2014
5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) "The film couldn't be more current. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 28, 2014
4.5/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "a film to be savored " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 16, 2014
1/5 No Score Yet The Prosecution of an American President (2012) "This is not a documentary. This is documentary masturbation. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 5, 2014
2.5/5 67% The Decent One (2014) "The result of Lapa's emphasis on the ordinariness of Himmler is that Himmler becomes a marginal figure in his own narrative - a Nazi Zelig " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3.5/5 91% Eraserhead (1977) "Some would say that Lynch has painted himself into a corner and the easiest way out is to layer on the hallucinations and lapse into catatonia rather than address the issues at hand. Others would say that Lynch reaches the heights of profundity and art. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 28, 2014
1.5/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Tina Fey is acerbic and brittle, and Levy gives her an embarrassing crying scene that Fey will have to live with for the rest of her life. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 18, 2014
5/5 100% Roma, città aperta (Open City) (1946) "Seventy years after its initial release, it still hits like a sledgehammer to the soul. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2.5/5 62% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) "a mediocre New York City tearjerker with no point of view at all " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4.5/5 88% All That Jazz (1979) "This film was made in 1979 but nothing since then in film musicals has come even close. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 7, 2014
97% The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928) "With her wide and expressive eyes, eyes that lock onto the spectator, conveying both hope and despair in the same instant, Falconetti delivers one of the most sublime and gripping of film acting performances. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Directed by John Ford (1971) "a fascinating tribute to Ford and his films " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 28, 2009
3.5/5 89% Ningen no joken I (The Human Condition I) (No Greater Love) (1959) "it is still powerful and uncompromising, but it is also strident, tortuous, and hateful " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 26, 2009
3.5/5 100% Homicide: The Movie (2000) "a high wire neo-noir that bravely incorporates the urban thriller with the crazy twist of religious conversion and the saving/condemning of a divided soul. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 17, 2009
1.5/5 36% Tickling Leo (2009) "less an integrated film project than a collection of actors' audition tapes, high energy exercises that look impressive individually but compiled together in a film are nothing short of ridiculous. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 3, 2009
3.5/5 83% No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) "in the end becomes a screwball comedy take on a well-intentioned environmentalist and his long-suffering wife: Scenes From a Green Marriage " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 3, 2009
5/5 71% Husbands (1970) "Husbands is devoid of story but filled with a present-tense vitality and emotional honesty " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2009
2/5 58% Art & Copy (2009) "We have finally reached the point where the only honest and inviolate form of media is the clear, crisp, and untainted craft of online film criticism. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 20, 2009
4/5 90% Wolke Neun (Cloud 9) (2008) "Cloud 9 delivers a white hot blast of powerful emotions and makes us care about three characters in a direct and violent way " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 13, 2009
5/5 94% 2 ou 3 Choses que je Sais d'Elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) (1967) "From now on, Godard's films will become film essays and then cine-tracts. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is the dividing line. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 27, 2009
3.5/5 94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) "an old man's movie shot with a young man's energy and gusto. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 22, 2009
3.5/5 100% Drunken Angel (1948) "the first film to touch on many of Kurosawa's themes unfettered " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet Bill Plympton's Dog Days: A Collection of Short Films 2004-2008 (2009) "a better time cannot be had. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2009
5/5 100% Wagon Master (1950) "one of Ford's masterworks, a sublime, crisp, unpretentious western that doesn't wear its mythos on its sleeve " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2009
3.5/5 93% Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) "Kempner's achievement in Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is to remind us all that there is an alternative cultural history that is buried, one that deserves to be uncovered and appreciated once again " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 9, 2009
3.5/5 100% On Dangerous Ground (1952) "What succeeds in On Dangerous Ground is the raw emotionalism that bleeds out from the screen, unmatched in any of Ray's other films. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2009
2/5 60% Lady in the Lake (2006) "completely misinterprets the joys of film noir " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2009
3/5 60% Border Incident (1949) "a film of stylistic virtuosity saddled with a humdrum scenario, yet graced with a few subversive surprises. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 21, 2009
4.5/5 86% The Windmill Movie (2009) "a heady combination of Synecdoche, New York, Annie Hall, Peeping Tom, and It's All True but all the more compelling because The Windmill Movie is all true. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 17, 2009
2/5 No Score Yet Goth Kill (2009) "there is nothing worse than a pre-planned cult film afraid of its own shadow " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 15, 2009
3.5/5 89% Séraphine (2009) "If the French town of Senlis really looks like Provost's beautiful and painterly world as he depicts it in Séraphine, no wonder Séraphine Louis went nuts. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 4, 2009
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