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The Brass Teapot Reviews

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
November 17, 2014
A comic fable that squanders its twisted-fairy-tale concept.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
April 5, 2013
Temple and Angarano, entertaining enough, never quite sell the idea that this goodhearted couple would be so easily transformed by greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2013
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.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 4, 2013
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.
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April 4, 2013
The Brass Teapot too often devolves into stale slapstick ...
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 4, 2013
Even The Twilight Zone would have struggled with the cutesy conceit of The Brass Teapot ...
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Josh Modell
AV Club
April 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: D
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out New York
April 3, 2013
The film feels like it's over long before the credits roll-or perhaps that's just wishful thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 2, 2013
This dark comedy's clever premise is too thin to sustain its feature-length running time.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 2, 2013
A fresh riff on "be careful what you wish for" fables.
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
April 1, 2013
Too agreeable to fully dismiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10