Paul Brenner

Paul Brenner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Filmcritic.com
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
106

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 106
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 11% Lake City (2008) " It is phony, manipulative films like this that make people line up for Paul Blart: Mall Cop." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 22, 2009
4/5 93% High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (Heaven and Hell) (1963) " The images populate the widescreen frame like a pressure cooker that is ready to blow up. And in High and Low, blow up they do." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 18, 2009
4.5/5 100% Julius Caesar (1953) " Brando actually addresses the crowd he is speaking to, his searing eyes picking out stragglers and cutting them down" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 7, 2009
4/5 76% Our City Dreams (2008) " a joyous infusion of life in these perilous days" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 3, 2009
3/5 86% The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) " Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 31, 2009
2.5/5 58% Taken (2009) " The action is engaging but rarely exciting; the drama heftier but still far from convincing." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 29, 2009
1.5/5 29% New In Town (2009) " a stale, old, and bankrupt premise" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 29, 2009
2/5 30% The Formula (1980) " plays like a tedious checklist of murders without a score card." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 25, 2009
1.5/5 21% The Lodger (2009) " Stark, raving nuts" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2009
5/5 93% Of Time and the City (2009) " a longing tone poem of Liverpool" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 20, 2009
4/5 91% White Dog (1982) " one film that will never make it into the Animal Planet lineup." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 31, 2008
5/5 87% Funny Face (1957) " one of the finest movie musicals of all time." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 28, 2008
2.5/5 66% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) " Movie Che is a towering idealist who just keeps on coming, but he lacks any sense of character. He is heartless, all computer chips and wires inside. He's the Revolutionator." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 11, 2008
3.5/5 67% The Dust of Time (2008) " In the end, Bitomsky equates dust with life and death and the infinite" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 2, 2008
4/5 89% Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) " Ideas were flying around like bullets. And so were the footballs." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 18, 2008
1/5 28% Das Haus der Schlafenden Schönen (House of the Sleeping Beauties) (2008) " a turgid porn fantasy tale for depressed old men" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 13, 2008
3.5/5 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) " a devastating experience for both the characters and the audience." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 6, 2008
4.5/5 86% Frontrunners (2008) " an ebullient celebration of the arcane democratic impulse in this country" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3/5 54% Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert (2008) " a pleasant and amusing ode to banality." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 2, 2008
2/5 13% The Caller (2008) Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/5 78% Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) " plays out like a hagiographic screed" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2.5/5 53% Battle in Seattle (2008) " puppet characters spout pabulum and orate to the skies" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 18, 2008
3.5/5 80% Call Me Madam (2004) " undiluted Merman at her "mostes."" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 30, 2008
3.5/5 55% Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) " a western/samurai monstrosity consuming itself" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2008
4/5 64% Beautiful Losers (2008) " a celebration of rude and raw art and the kinetic charge of experiencing something fresh and undefiled" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 7, 2008
2.5/5 65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) " a schizophrenic case study" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 5, 2008
3/5 45% Take (2008) " As a formal exercise in pent-up and unleashed emotion, Take is intense and difficult to watch." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2008
2/5 35% August (2008) " all gloss and pizzazz but mostly pizz and no azz." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 10, 2008
2/5 82% Trumbo (2007) " unimaginative ... rendering a film that should have been impassioned and full of life and humor into something static and dull." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2008
4/5 94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) " Herzog's conclusions are typically bleak; declaring that human presence on the planet is not sustainable" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 10, 2008
4/5 86% Mongol (2008) " Mongol presents a Khan with a spring in his step and love in his heart. And, OK, some wrath." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 5, 2008
4.5/5 96% Dreams With Sharp Teeth (2008) " that rare documentary profile -- it not only makes you want to rush out and reread Ellison but, if you are a writer yourself, makes you feel good again about putting words together in a sentence." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 3, 2008
4.5/5 72% Stuck (2008) " Gordon's best film since his ineffable Re-Animator" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 29, 2008
2/5 30% War, Inc. (2008) " First-time director Joshua Seftel over-stirs this burlesque brew and flattens out the fizz." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 24, 2008
1.5/5 7% Postal (2007) " nihilistic and nasty" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 22, 2008
4/5 57% Turn the River (2008) " captures the scant, fetid tone of broken down pool halls and cracked glass bars infested with third-rate hustlers and frat boys slumming for a hustle" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 8, 2008
1.5/5 33% The Babysitters (2008) " confused" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 8, 2008
2.5/5 50% Then She Found Me (2007) " It's Mad About You with home pregnancy test swabs." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 24, 2008
2/5 24% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) " tasteful, overwrought direction at its finest." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2008
2/5 12% The Air I Breathe (2008) " not a nihilistic work of cinematic art, but a laugh-out-loud slapstick free-for-all." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 24, 2008
4/5 46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) " In this unrelenting and uncompromising film, Allen directs with the ease of a master" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 17, 2008
2/5 50% Everything's Cool (2007) " addresses the problem of making an American public aware of climactic catastrophe as if it were 1999 and Clinton still the president." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 22, 2007
1.5/5 44% redacted (2007) " war porn for the cognoscenti." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 15, 2007
2.5/5 80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2008) " Landis doesn't buttress Rickles' shtick with anything but smoke and mirrors, and the film falls away like a cheap suit." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 25, 2007
4.5/5 100% Leave Her to Heaven (1945) " Everything is beautiful in Leave Her to Heaven. In fact, too beautiful." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4/5 80% Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) " a revelation" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3/5 66% Wristcutters - A Love Story (2007) " The inscrutability of the performances make Bill Murray look like Anthony Quinn." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 18, 2007
3/5 83% Underworld (1927) " The real world was not yet ready for a full-blown gangster drama in 1927." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 10, 2007
2.5/5 31% The Good Night (2007) " Paltrow's film is Gondry's The Science of Sleep, dulled by an overdose of Lunesta." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 4, 2007
3.5/5 39% Feast of Love (2007) " Kinnear delivers the goods" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 27, 2007
1.5/5 63% King of California (2007) " Douglas is hurling all of his oddball ticks and psychotic charms into a vacuum." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 22, 2007
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