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Brad Wheeler

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Brad Wheeler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 77% Lights Out (2016) "There are a few inconsistencies with the scary bits, but the script is rich, and having Teresa Palmer as a badass adult daughter with commitment issues - typically a male role - is refreshing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 22, 2016
1/4 12% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) "Toddlers will dig the shenanigans, but bewildered adults should root for the annihilation of this tapped-out series. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? "Beyond the insight into the restaurant culture, Sparaga shows us a bit of that celebrated New York state of mind. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet The Dark Stranger "While Trebilcock uses creepily animated sequences to artful effect, the film peaks too weakly. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3.5/4 90% Last Cab To Darwin (2016) "Sims probably uses a setting-sun metaphor more than necessary, but otherwise his decisions are immaculate and his film should hold audiences in thrall. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) "Eat That Question, a fascinating and compelling dive into an artist's uniquely ticking parts, gives voice to a complex dude and broadens the picture. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 50% The Debt (Oliver's Deal) (2016) "Well-meaning but contrived ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 85% The Daughter "It's a bit like an Australian soap opera, but low-key and true-to-life. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/4 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind of Traitor is tense enough, but lacks lustre and pizzazz. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 1, 2016
1/4 77% The Shallows (2016) "School's out, schlock's in - no lessons here. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "Instead of captivating us with swagger, McConaughey chooses to go grim and dogged. Director Ross does the same. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3.5/4 88% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) "If you see only one movie this summer, see the movie about the movie it took seven summers to make. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "A supernatural winner bound to make some noise at the box office and worthy of loud applause. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "Just as cheerfully outlandish as the caper flick's precursor, with the acceptance of fancy tricks and misdirection twists dependent on an audience's love of a good hoodwink. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/4 39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "School will soon be out, and so will the children for which this fast-paced CGI exposition is made. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet I Am the Blues "Doesn't romanticize or overcomprehend, choosing instead to concentrate on life's non-choices. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Sour Grapes "It's a ripping yarn well-told, about a world of greed, grapes and bleep-you money. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Inspired by the film La Piscine, script writer David Kajganich crafted a cleverly building story. Director Guadagnino uses an impending windstorm to achieve a sense of apprehension as back-stories and true intentions are revealed. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 13, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet The Rainbow Kid "A modest, not-quite-believable modern fable about coming of age, lost innocence and finding one's own way. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 6, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) "It's a sitcom-y, Sarandon-wrapped Mother's Day valentine. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 6, 2016
1/4 0% Precious Cargo (2016) "Precious Cargo is a rip-off and a rerun. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Mother's Day is a concocted market-driven holiday, and so is this M&M's-obsessed movie - candy for the sweet-toothed among us. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "While this darling film is inspired by a year in the sentimental filmmaker's own early life, it is founded on the hope and charm of song. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3.5/4 97% The Dark Horse (2016) "Curtis is 100-per-cent watchable as a puffy, mumbling shuffler whose chess lessons double as life strategies. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "Next time? Just a little off the top please, and leave the socio-political commentary to others. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 15, 2016
1.5/4 22% The Boss (2016) "This is a lazy Melissa McCarthy vehicle that relies on relentless potty-mouth moments - it's so funny when otherwise decorous characters continually do the vulgar! - and the pratfall comedy of McCarthy. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "Hiddleston is compelling as Williams, the king of hillbilly music, noting that when he finds a note he's fond of, "I like to hang on to it." One might say the same about director Abraham. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Is it much of a movie? Not really. It's more of an experience - a passive sort of virtual reality - that uses a bare-bones narrative as a vehicle for a big-time body count. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 68% Darling (2016) "The director's Polanski preoccupation borders on imitation. Still, Keating's flattery is sincere, and so is his wish to stylishly freak you silly. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "The military and covert war-wagers are getting better and better at killing from farther and farther away, and filmmakers seem to be getting better and better in the drone-warfare genre. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/4 43% Forsaken (2016) "In a standard cowering-town-needs-a-gunfighter drama, typical themes (redemption, forgiveness) are laid out with little imagination. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 86% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Budreau constructs with imagination and pleasing fluidity, painting a portrait with a soft, sympathetic focus while steering clear of worship. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/4 81% Glassland (2016) "Glassland is a small film with an emotional punch that wallops above its weight class. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Little Prince (2016) "A whimsical journey in favour of following dreams and finding life's true loves - a film for young audiences as well as for the oldies who've lost their way. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2/4 88% Speed Sisters "This half-throttle documentary might better be called The Fast and the Uneventful. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/4 80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The action is slow in coming - 45 minutes into the film - but when it arrives it hits fiercely and with an emotional realism not usually portrayed in big-screen catastrophes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2.5/4 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "Butler's dark gusto is unexplained, and his character lacks the charisma and one-liners of fellow macho world-savers Rambo, James Bond and John McClane. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/4 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "It's hard to take it all nearly as seriously as the actors (including a braided-pony-tailed, top-god-playing Geoffrey Rush in a spaceship!) do. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2/4 55% Triple 9 (2016) "Though compelling in the acting and cinematography, Triple 9's plot is by the numbers and about nothing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) "The animation is marked by a simple sort of elegance; the story lucidly and lyrically moves back and forth from 1982 to 1966 ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2.5/4 68% Touched With Fire (2016) "Dalio's script doesn't always flow as smoothly as the camera work, but an air of calm authenticity should leave audiences touched, in a good way. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 68% Snowtime! (2016) "War is manufactured fun but sombre for a moment in this lively, animated remake of La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), a beloved French-Canadian film from 1984. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/4 92% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) ""Baby I know just how you feel," she sang. And no one doubted that at all. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet A Date With Miss Fortune (2016) "Amind-blowing revelation from the silver screen: Life is affected by the life-changing decisions we make. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1/4 12% The Choice (2016) "We are told by a male narrator in a Forrest Gumpian drawl that "the whole damn thing is about choices," and that "every path you take leads to another choice," and that "some choices change everything." Jeepers. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1.5/4 55% Lazer Team (2016) "The comedy is sophomoric and sort-of spoofy; satire happens here and there. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3.5/4 96% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) "The wonder of life's shortest season, childhood, is explored in Boy and the World, a magical and often bleak parable about societal clashes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) "Topical ideas on humanity, mistrust and alien-as-immigrant metaphors are a plus, but a laughable romance and a ridiculous wrap-up render the film as only a staging ground for the next two parts of the trilogy to come. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Ride Along 2 - everything one would expect and less - is over-the-top imbecilic. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 15, 2016
2.5/4 8% Norm of the North (2016) "Norm of the North is more ursa minor than ursa major. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 15, 2016
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