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
2/5 70% 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 9% 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 90% 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 84% 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 88% 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 76% 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 35% 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 54% 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
2.5/4 71% Remember (2016) The great performance of Plummer isn't quite wasted, but it deserved better.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Those underdeveloped characters become more of a problem when the plot starts to run into the realm of the indestructible bad guy and a shocking twist I found lazy and in poor taste (even in this realm).‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) This isn't exactly a sequel people were clamoring for, and yet here we are.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) The zombie crowd may be bummed by all the talking and prancing about. The Austen crowd is, well, not typically into zombies. But if you're in the sweet spot in the middle, it's oddly moving. And peppered with zombies!‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/4 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) It could have easily been turned into a Ken Burns-style mini-series, but instead the mind-blowing concepts come at you in rapid-fire succession, all wrapped in a healthy layer of the Herzog we know and love.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) It's fun to watch that great cast, even if they all have done and deserve to do better.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) The dedication of the boys to this project is the sort of inspiration only a real film geek can understand, and count me among that group.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2.5/4 61% High-Rise (2016) Wheatley also tends to focus on style at the expense of a narrative that doesn't feel like a steady decline so much as it lurches and spasms toward the breakdown of society. This tends to make the point lost.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/4 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) It starts weird, stays weird and is shockingly emotionally resonate most of the time.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 19% Inferno (2016) It's another Scooby-Doo mystery with a lesson in Renaissance art and literature, and frankly it feels a bit silly at times.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2.5/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) The problem here as that his soap opera twists of sexual tension are either the kind you see a mile coming, or the kind that come out of nowhere (including logic).‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/4 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Refn is definitely a provocateur, but those audiences who enjoy being provoked should probably decide if they love it or hate it for themselves. We'll both be right.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It's messy at times, and sure to be divisive, but again there's an unexpected artistry in Ford's writing and directing skills.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/4 89% The Lobster (2016) The unabashed strangeness of the whole affair will mean only some audiences need apply. For me, this is easily the most original movie of the year, and it's also one of the best.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1.5/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Overall, the cartoonish CGI overwhelms, lacking the sense of awe we saw recently in Disney's far superior The Jungle Book.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) This sequel is certainly more than just a shameless cash-in on one of Pixar's finest films, but it's also not quite up to the studio's highest standards.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/4 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) The cast is generally likable, so it's a passable comedy if that's your itch. But you might want to hit the spiked nog a little before you go.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) Good news: The feel-good hit of the summer for fans of sexualized anthropomorphic foodstuffs has arrived!‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3.5/4 97% Krisha (2016) It's one of the more challenging -- and perhaps rewarding -- film-going experiences of the year so far.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
1.5/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Man, DC Comics movies, I am rooting for you, but you are not making it easy.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/4 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) I went into The Girl on the Train with muted expectations and, perhaps because of them, came out somewhat pleasantly surprised.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The end result is a paint-by-numbers Western that will scratch that itch, but should have done a better job of justifying its existence.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/4 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) [Deepwater Horizon] puts viewers in the odd position of trying to enjoy a disaster movie while also thinking about the actual disaster and its immediate human toll.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3.5/4 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) It's both a challenging and engulfing movie-going experience -- a true journey on multiple levels. And it's definitely one that should be seen on the big screen.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016