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The Brass Teapot Reviews

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Todd Jorgenson

This oddball dark comedy might have made an amusing short film, but its one-note concept wears thin at feature length.

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June 12, 2013
Robert Levin

The screenplay falters, introducing ridiculous villains and featuring thorough lapses in logic in a blur of strained drama.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2013
Brian Orndorf

Missing numerous layers of sickness, fearful of pushing a plot of pain on its audience, forcing them to study the complexity of unsavory desires with unlikable characters.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

April 5, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

Wish-fulfillment black comedy engages through its winsome (if violent) premise and highly attractive leads, but shows some strain towards the end.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 5, 2013
Leland Montgomery
Paste Magazine

The story is set up and unfolds in a very subtle, nuanced manner that enriches each reveal.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.2/10

April 5, 2013
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Temple and Angarano, entertaining enough, never quite sell the idea that this goodhearted couple would be so easily transformed by greed.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Without a human dimension to ground its construct, "The Brass Teapot" ultimately feels like an interminably stretched-out skit rather than a storybook lesson stained with blood and hurt.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Ms. Mosley, who directed from a screenplay by Tim Macy, struggles to fill her debut feature with a slender notion, but the premise defeats her, even if the story operates at the outset on the pleasure principle.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 4, 2013
Stephanie Zacharek
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The Brass Teapot too often devolves into stale slapstick ...

Full Review Source: NPR

April 4, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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There's not much depth to Mosley's debut, which is based on a short story by Tim Macy. But Michael Angarano and Juno Temple are an appealing pair as John and Alice, struggling suburbanites.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2013
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Even The Twilight Zone would have struggled with the cutesy conceit of The Brass Teapot ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 4, 2013
Josh Modell
AV Club
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The Brass Teapot tries to force a moralistic, Twilight Zone-ish plot into an indie comedy, a task that proves impossible for first-time feature director Ramaa Mosley.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

April 4, 2013
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Far from the offbeat satire on the American dream gone sour it aims to be, The Brass Teapot is more like a dark flirtation with the American nightmare that backfires.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2/4

April 3, 2013
Tim Grierson
Screen International

This dark comedy makes a few smart observations about the lengths people will go to snag the American Dream, but its satiric edge gets dulled rather quickly.

Full Review Source: Screen International

April 3, 2013
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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The film feels like it's over long before the credits roll-or perhaps that's just wishful thinking.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

April 3, 2013
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This dark comedy's clever premise is too thin to sustain its feature-length running time.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 2, 2013
Peter Debruge
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A fresh riff on "be careful what you wish for" fables.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 2, 2013
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

If you happened upon "The Brass Teapot" on TV and it broke for a commercial, you'd probably change the channel.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

April 2, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
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Too agreeable to fully dismiss.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

April 1, 2013
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine

Imbued with a buoyant mysticism, the film is more gag-friendly than idea-based, primarily relying on the considerable charm of its leads to ground its supernatural conceit.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 1, 2013
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