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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
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan has made a war movie that provokes both thrills and thought. Consider Dunkirk another must-see.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 90% Maudie (2017) Hawkins goes beyond the physical portrayal. It's moving enough watching an artist paint through pained and painful movements. But her performance is also a life-affirming depiction of a woman who saw the world differently.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) It's taken a while, but we finally have the first great comedy of 2017 in The Big Sick.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) This is summer action done right.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 48% Rough Night (2017) For a cast featuring comedic scene-stealers like Bell, the brilliant McKinnon, and Glazer of Broad City, this movie is disappointingly low on laughs.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) If you're looking for the most unexpected surprise of the summer movie season, it's probably going to be 47 Meters Down.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) From the powerful confidence of [Gadot's] action scenes to moments of emotion and comic relief, it's already near impossible to imagine anyone else in this role.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults follows up his excellent Krisha with a movie that solidifies him as a director I will follow consistently. He plays with darkness and claustrophobia onscreen, but also makes his characters deeply human and relatable.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1/5 19% Baywatch (2017) It takes a special kind of effort to make the worst movie of the year. It's only May, but we have a leading contender.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
1/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) I often say of these popcorn movies that even when they're fun, they're forgettable. Dead Men was a movie I was forgetting while I was watching it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 86% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers definitely benefits greatly from its performances. Winger is superb on every level; it's the kind of role that gives new depth to her days as a bigger Hollywood star.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
88% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) This moving painting is a moving portrait of the artist as a young man, and fans of Lynch should not miss it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 92% Hounds of Love (2017) Hounds is meticulously shot and edited, and its three lead performances elevate it to something not easily forgotten.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword takes the mythos of the king through the ringer of both Ritchie's style and the necessary wow of a summer blockbuster, and the results are mixed.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Director James Gunn still has a lot of plates to spin in terms of plot and characters, but operating under the assumption that the audience is caught up, things feel more focused than the original. ‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2/5 22% Below her Mouth (2017) It's a shame the movie doesn't go beneath all the skin it shows.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) It is, in a word, bonkers, but it's the kind of stylish and delightful bonkers that makes you revel in its excess, and I'll take as many movies like this as we can get.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/5 67% Free Fire (2017) The cast is game, and there are some chuckles to be had, but they deserved better. And so, it seems, did I.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It runs a little long, but the Fast faithful won't care. I, on the other hand, had more fun a couple of laps back with this series, but I'm sure it won't run out of gas here.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) There's also artistry here. And the arthouse crowd with open minds and strong stomachs should take note.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Chastain embraces the lead in an anchoring performance, and Brühl gives a sinister performance that hearkens to his famous turn as a Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds, but overall Zookeeper doesn't live up to its subject matter.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/5 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) The Blackcoat's Daughter may not be everyone's kind of horror movie, but it sure is mine: unsettling, atmospheric and stylish as all hell.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 46% Wilson (2017) The dark humor is consistent and funny if you're into this vein, but the episodic nature of the story makes the viewing experience uneven, particularly a funny but out-of-character turn towards the end.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) This movie needed two decades to grow into what it is, which is a worthy sequel to a modern classic.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Probably the biggest flaw is that Beauty clocks in at a beastly 2:09 runtime, and it sometimes finds itself lumbering as a result.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Believe the hype, and go see it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is a thoughtful piece of art and one worth your time. It's one of the best animated films in years.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I compel you to see it. It's essential.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann doesn't just defy the expectation that a comedy has to be short and punchy. It also shows that it can have rich, well-acted characters.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fifty Shades Darker seems to plod through plot points dutifully for fans of the book, but director James Foley can't do much to keep it coherent.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The second chapter isn't quite as out-of-the-blue invigorating as the original, but I'm still primed for the next chapter.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 83% Julieta (2016) Even lesser Almodovar is better than most, especially with so many cohorts leaving all these great female characters for him to explore.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 25% The Comedian (2017) February is when studios release movies that never lived up to their high hopes, and it's easy to see why with this one.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) That the film is nearly as good as Portman's performance is remarkable.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills' follow up to Beginners is another warmly original film as quirky as it is heartfelt.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 96% Paterson (2016) It's an unlikely story of the art of the everyday: warm, funny and possessing a lolling rhythm and a great lead performance by Adam Driver.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 75% Split (2017) His new movie, Split, brings a twist not even most Shyamalan fans could have seen coming: It's his best film since The Sixth Sense.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 90% Elle (2016) Calling it bold is an understatement, and it is what elevates the film to one worth the controversy, albeit only for equally bold audiences.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) Genre fans will still likely get some enjoyment out of this pulpy and violent tale, but this time of year, you've got far better options at the theater.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) While there's much to enjoy in each of these worlds, the end result does undercut the narrative flow a bit at times. Still, there's surprising emotional depth in a coming-of-age story that offers more than just tragedy.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 93% Anomalisa (2015) It's weird and brilliant and heartbreaking and unlike anything you've ever seen.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) If you are into Solondz, the hits outweigh the misses (stay for the year's greatest intermission). Just know that there's dark, and there's Solondz dark (particular warning if you are a dog lover and think this looks cute).‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The clichés weigh things down as it becomes a rescue mission movie in the final act.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1.5/4 47% Free State of Jones (2016) It's a plodding and dry story that feels like something only a History Channel-addicted dad could love. And it's surprising how bad it is given the players.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/4 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) Almost Holy is bleak, but ultimately hopeful, and wholly fascinating. Documentary fans should take note.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) The shame of it is that the two leads have good chemistry together -- along with some decent support from Ken Jeong and Olivia Munn -- but they're stuck in a paint-by-numbers cop story that spends more time on its twists than being funny.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) The Disney "based on a true story" course is tried and true, and the end result is a movie that never manages much excitement or tension, despite trying so earnestly you almost root for it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 33% The Bronze (2016) Dark comedy doesn't play with everyone, and the overall tone hops around too much. But did I have a blast watching it? Yup.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1.5/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) Might I suggest an alternate title for "How to Be Single"? "Typecasting: The Movie!"‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) It's kind of amazing with all the anthropomorphizing that goes on in animated movies that there hasn't been a movie with the exact premise of The Secret Life of Pets before now. And it's a shame that premise wasn't better executed.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016