Brad Keefe Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Brad Keefe

Brad Keefe
Brad Keefe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Columbus Alive

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig doesn't reinvent the wheel by any stretch, and that's a big part of the charm of "Seventeen."" ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/4 84%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

""Oasis was just like a f-cking Ferrari. Great to look at. Great to drive. And it would f-ckin' spin out of control every now and again when you went too fast." " ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Takes a relatively simple cops-and-robbers theme, drops it deep in the heart of Texas and doesn't skimp on complex characters or moral dilemmas." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The overall verdict? It's surprisingly good. It's not only refreshing to see a big-budget comedy led by women, but it was a move that made this better than any sequel could have been." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 89%

The World's End (2013)

"This is, apparently, how the world ends. Not with a whimper, but a laugh." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/4 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"Spoiler alert: It's not very good." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"This is why I love Star Wars. This is why I love movies." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/4 94%

Room (2015)

"Quietly devastating and surprisingly uplifting. I spend at least half of the film's running time on the verge of tears." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"The sheer amount of proceedings make for a sometimes sluggish pace, but the wild ride of the conclusion brings things to a satisfying close." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 39%

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"While the underlying story remains similar, the Americanization can be felt throughout. It feels a bit like a "Law & Order: SVU" episode. A good one, but still." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/4 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"Movies about journalism are rarely this authentic, let alone this gripping." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 34%

By The Sea (2015)

"Self-indulgence from a Hollywood power couple can make pretty much anything they want. You should see pretty much anything else." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
81%

Labyrinth Of Lies (2015)

"A fresh take on Nazi attrocities, it makes just one major misstep in a love story that feels both tacked on and out of place in the tone." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 84%

Victoria (2015)

"Victoria has emotional depth but a plot that boils too slow for its own good, and the one-take gimmick paints it into a corner." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 19%

Love the Coopers (2015)

"Love the Coopers is built for holiday family viewing. It's warm and funny, and is worthy viewing." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3.5/4 41%

Love (2015)

"Why is it radical that a movie makes sex seem so enjoyable? Juxtaposing the pleasures and pains of love gives it a surprisingly tender impact. See it." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/4 76%

Goosebumps (2015)

"While those bite-size treats don't lend themselves to a feature film, the makers of Goosebumps found a way to keep the spirit intact in a roller-coaster paced movie." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"As the James Bond film franchise continues to get a vigorous shaking, consider this critic sufficiently stirred." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/4 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"I don't know if anyone was clamoring for a movie version of the '60s TV show but it's surprisingly entertaining sandbox for director Guy Ritchie to play in." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"The 2 1/2 hours of Compton are fantastically paced (it feels much shorter), full of well-placed humor and packed with moments that make it a time capsule of West Coast rap." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 91%

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"A dissection of both the mind of a writer and the nature of an interviewer. " ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2.5/4 43%

American Ultra (2015)

"It alternates laughs, love, explosions and Steven Seagal-esque killings - only it's not as good as that sounds." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 93%

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"Powley is a 25-year-old actress, but she's a convincing teen in every sense (which will lead to the discomfort of some). It's a breakout performance." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"Feels like it was a bit of a lark between Baumbach and Gerwig (who co-wrote the script), the kind of idea spit-balled by friends who can actually turn it into a movie. " ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 94%

Sicario (2015)

"Villeneuve paces the film with a master's touch - a tension-building extended scene depicting a team of trucks crossing the border may be the best of the year." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/4 86%

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

"File this under "the less you know, the better." That creepy trailer is a bit misleading, but the more you can avoid going in, the better." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2.5/4 63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"The more honest depictions of modern love are welcome, but you can tell where this is heading early and often." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 84%

The Walk (2015)

"Doesn't delve very deep into Petit's psyche , but its visual strengths handily outweigh its narrative weaknesses." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"Mad Max: Fury Road delivers all the stylish and dusty mayhem I could handle for two fast and furious hours." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 31, 2015
3.5/4 93%

The Gift (2015)

"A story that seems deceptively simple and predictable which then defies those expectations, it's both a satisfying popcorn thriller and a complex morality tale." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 88%

The Tribe (2015)

"The lack of spoken words or score also heightens the natural sound to a magnified impact in a film that's hardly lacking impact. " ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 83%

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

"So focused on the experiment itself that we don't get much insight into who these students were before or after, but it's still gripping." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 26%

Vacation (2015)

"The reason this sequel no one was really asking for works is that it's humor rests in the vein of the original - both silly and occasionally pretty messed-up." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 79%

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)

"It often finds a lighter touch to some dark subjects. At times this is charming, but just as often, it feels tone-deaf." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"I suppose they called the movie Trainwreck because Smart, Heartfelt Comedy That's Progressive About Sex and Still Funny didn't fit on the poster." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"Director Peyton Reed has a lot of fun with the concept, though epic battles on tiny scales can be a bit less breathtaking." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 66%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"Pacing is a problem, as sequences setting up an intergalactic finale drag, particularly when the film spends far more time on Asgard, with almost none of the fish-out-of-water charm that made the first film work." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/4 82%

The Overnight (2015)

"Tension builds to delightful comedic effect, and the cast is ideally suited for the material. It's more than prosthetic penises." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/4 95%

Amy (2015)

"The best music documentary in a decade, it's heartbreaking - but essential - viewing." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/4 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"Taylor-Johnson and Moretz were outstanding as relative newcomers, but that magic has also thinned. They coast on talent, but both were better in the first film." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/4 49%

Manglehorn (2015)

"In a strange way, it's almost a coming-of-age story of a man who is still learning about himself in his old age." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2/4 63%

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

"A shameless ladies-night-out experience, it fails as a movie, but you can't fault it for giving them what they want." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2.5/4 76%

The Connection (2015)

"It feels like a throwback to some classic crime stories, but it will remind you of movies that are better than it is." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/4 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"It's actually a pretty heady concept, but it's pulled off in a way that's simultaneously kid-friendly and deep enough to spark discussion among grown-ups." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 94%

Spy (2015)

"McCarthy is a delight, but it tries too inject a little too much action at the expense of the flow of the comedy." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 72%

The Nightmare (2015)

"The scariest movie of the year is a documentary. The last movie you ever want to think about before bedtime." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 87%

Lambert & Stamp (2015)

"With an interesting topic and a wealth of truly amazing file footage, it manages to be so unfocused it becomes for hardcore fans only." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted May 28, 2015
2/4 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"This is why we can't have nice things." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted May 28, 2015
3.5/4 88%

Tangerines (2015)

"If the lesson about our similarities outweighing our differences is obvious, the conclusion is unexpected and unforgettable. " ‐Columbus Alive
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/4 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"Brings a sheer sense of wonder and imagination that calls to mind vintage Spielberg, an optimism that is warm and contagious and another great female lead for summer." ‐Columbus Alive
Posted May 22, 2015
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