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Adam Keleman

Adam Keleman
Adam Keleman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 57% Bran Nue Dae (2010) Trite, silly, and grating are all apt words to describe the cinematic buffoonery of Rachel Perkin's Bran Nue Dae, a flimsy excuse for a nostalgic musical that shoots for playful satire but ultimately proves staggeringly impotent. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2010
1.5/4 56% Calvin Marshall (2010) Director Gary Lundgren's Calvin Marshall eventually falls flat in its heavy-handed efforts to score an emotional homerun. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2010
2/4 40% Middle Men (2010) Pretty much proffers everything you can want in a film based on the upstart company that brought porn to a computer screen near you. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2010
2/4 71% The Parking Lot Movie (2010) What's missing from the film is a real feel-the quiet moments of daily conduct-for the parking lot itself and its inhabitants. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2010
1.5/4 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) At over 100 minutes, Ramona and Beezus is a hefty cinematic effort to get through, especially considering how audience-surveyed and clichéd the film proves ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2010
2/4 17% Red Alert: The War Within (2010) Red Alert overtly hammers away ideas about corrupt bureaucracy squashing the little man. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2010
1.5/4 71% Raavanan (Villain) (2010) Somewhat succeeding as a specimen of pulpy, viscerally lavishing moviemaking, but largely weighed down by overly sentimental subplots, mostly thin characters, and an aural onslaught of a score. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2010
3/4 100% Racing Dreams (2010) Curry has expertly stitched together a 90-minute triumph in crowd-pleasing, wholesome entertainment. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2010
2.5/4 14% Raajneeti (2010) The partly stiff-acting and tear-inducing reveals shroud the film's more earnest efforts at dissecting the bureaucratic, back-alley dealings. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2010
2.5/4 38% Don McKay (2010) Jake Goldberger has lassoed a great cast to ham it up in this comical homage to Billy Wilder's classic noirs Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2010
3.5/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Dragon's tolerant heart brings back new life to the otherwise stale DreamWorks animation department. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2010
1.5/4 12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) A somewhat amusing yet trite example of the modern-day screwball comedy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2009
2/4 21% Planet 51 (2009) The film fails at creating characters with credible emotional textures, a task easily, and vividly, demonstrated by Pixar time and time again. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2009
1.5/4 60% Dare (2009) Dare is substandard fare by all accounts, plucking its characters from past (and better) teen-angst films. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2009
2.5/4 49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) Astro Boy succeeds at creating a complex world filled with second-class robots and sometimes careless, greedy humans, providing food for thought and animated thrills for adults and kids alike. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2/4 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) Despite buoyant performances from its cast and an excellent score by Sigur Rós, cloying sentimentality is in heavy supply throughout Scott Hick's adaptation of Simon Carr's memoir. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2009
1/4 16% Love Happens (2009) Eckhart operates on cruise control, but the performance can't be helped as the screenplay is insincere and the overall tone of the film is inconsistent. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/4 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Now a 3D animated film, adapted to the screen by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Cloudy looks to work similar magic on a new generation. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Marina of the Zabbaleen (2009) The principal strength of Wassef's debut is its delicate, revealing look at Marina's life. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2009
1.5/4 15% The Other Man (2008) The film is filled with good-on-paper moments that build up and slowly tighten like a knot but usually end in a whimper. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2009
2.5/4 63% Died Young, Stayed Pretty (2009) From an outsider's perspective, Died Young is thorough, diving into minor, specific details like the silkscreen process used by many of the artists. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2009
3/4 75% Five Minutes of Heaven (2009) Spread out over 33 years and framed almost entirely in three crucial, tension-filled scenes, Oliver Hirschbiegel's Five Minutes of Heaven dissects the intersection of two men's lives in the aftermath of wartime and sectarian conflict. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2009
1.5/4 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) A mean-spirited nightmare of throwaway gags. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story (2009) The film is as insubstantial and irrelevant as the group itself, providing no probing insight into its ultimate purpose and function, or how they managed to survive all these years. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2009
3.5/4 94% In the Loop (2009) Armando Iannucci's debut feature In The Loop carries on the staggering comedic traditions of its source material, his critically embraced BBC series The Thick of It, hardly ever missing a step. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Shadow Billionaire (2009) A vivid tale of deceitful, sexual obsession. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Dazzle (Oogverblindend) (2009) Dazzle reveals the crack in the walls of humanity, delicately reflecting upon man's inability to survive when emotional burden becomes too much to handle. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2009
3/4 77% The Garden (2008) The documentary digs deep into the racial and monetary problems of a tumultuous, melting-pot community. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 8, 2009
14% Stay Cool (2011) This is thoroughly a family affair, but with the Polish brothers' upcoming film Manure just around the corner, Stay Cool feels a bit rushed, suggesting nothing more than an homage to Pretty in Pink or Some Kind of Wonderful. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 3, 2009
3/4 71% An Englishman in New York (2009) This fresh look at the gay culture and its desired goals establishes profound insight into what it means to be a true-to-spirit man these days, no matter if he happens to wear a little lipstick and maybe a scarf or two. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 3, 2009
1/4 17% Bob Funk (2009) Playing the misogynistic, bar-hopping, impulsive, titular irritant, Campbell's thespy histrionics come off as truly labored. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2009
.5/4 0% Echelon Conspiracy (2009) Simply a case of we've-seen-this-before-and-better (at least Sandra Bullock's The Net had camp value), Conspiracy flimsily masquerades as a ticking bomb but is ultimately sans heart-pounding jolts. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2009
2.5/4 67% Alexander the Last (2009) Part of that restless, productive team of mumblecore savants, Swanberg allows his actors to do what they do best: act. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2009
2/4 60% Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) The taxing whimsy of Phoebe in Wonderland proves more grating than poignantly escapist. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2009
3/4 94% Under the Sea 3D (2009) Strictly fodder for the preteen set, Under the Sea 3D, the latest IMAX deep-sea-dive exploration (brought to you by the fisheye's point of view), is expectedly rudimentary but a splendor to watch. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2009