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Brad Wheeler

Brad Wheeler
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 No Score Yet Shadows of Paradise (2016) A film that offers much illumination but little conclusion.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 85% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Zandvliet has crafted a handsome, affecting and questioning film about post-war revenge and forgiveness. On a tough field to navigate, he makes it to the other side, commendably.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1/4 30% Fist Fight (2017) The first rule of Fist Fight should be that we don't talk about Fist Fight.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1.5/4 39% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Somewhere around the middle of the film, one begins to realize it probably isn't going any place worthwhile.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/4 25% The Comedian (2017) If you've seen the trailer, you've pretty much seen the whole movie.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1.5/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) A shameless pastiche of Starman's alien-on-Earth sci-fi, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble's medical pathos and any number of young-lovers-on-the-run stories, The Space Between Us may set back the Earth-Mars relationship light years.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2.5/4 94% Strike a Pose (2017) The affecting film is absent of the truth or dare it had the potential for.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent (2016) A fluidly told yarn about an artist of the national-treasure kind.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
0.5/4 43% Bakery in Brooklyn (My Bakery in Brooklyn) (2017) A layer cake of cutesy romance, fight-for-your-dreams earnestness and a syrupy score.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 75% Split (2017) McAvoy is excellent, but, for pure squeals and entertainment, the film falls short of Shyamalan's The Visit from 2015.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Bugs (2016) Grubs as grub isn't a new idea, but Andreas Johnsen's documentary Bugs looks at the subject in a lively and thoughtful way.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/4 97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) What we learn from the enjoyable punditry of siblings, art-world associates and former lovers is that the gorgeous provocateur was consumed with fame, and that everything and everybody was a means to that end.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/4 94% Sieranevada (2016) The film's 176-minute length will tax patience, but that almost seems the point in a story about how truth is arrived at and/or denied.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/4 39% Why Him? (2016) Uneven but funny enough ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Loeb, the man behind more than one Kevin James vehicle, attempts Christmastime magic à la Miracle on 34th Street, but ends up conjuring Maudlin on Madison Avenue instead.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 86% Lion (2016) Davis offers sweeping cinematic shots, with a soundtrack that is pleasingly epic, but the second act is a bit skimpy, script-wise.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3.5/4 100% The Other Half (2017) The film is the Canadian actor Klein's first feature as a writer and director. His entry is auspicious and welcome.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Coming Home (2016) A magazine article probably would have sufficed just as well as a full-length doc. That being said, the tone is agreeable - a love letter not overromanticized.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Celtic Soul (2016) Unpolished and often sophomoric ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/4 93% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Age in Being 17 comes in awkward bursts, and yet the film moves sublimely. Director Téchiné, 73 years old, is wise beyond his years.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) There's always another fight, just as there's always another boxing film.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Birdwatcher (2015) The Birdwatcher isn't for everyone, but those who know a yellow-rumped warbler from a woodpecker and those who appreciate a thoughtful story about the upsetting of delicate habitats will find reward.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 67% An Eye for an Eye (2016) A well-layered film makes a fascinating case for forgiveness and a sharp rebuke of Bible-taught eye-for-an-eye revenge.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 67% The Age of Consequences (2017) A laser-guided film on the perils of climate change to national security, without a polar bear on a melting ice float in sight.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/4 80% Rush: Time Stand Still (2016) Rush music isn't for everyone. Neither is Rush: Time Stand Still, a rock-doc chronicle of the band's purported final tour in 2015.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/4 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Chronologically charts the chaotic rise, fall and reunion of shirtless Iggy Pop and his grungy, volatile crew of iconoclastic Michigan punks who wowed the critics but disappointed the record companies.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5/4 19% Inferno (2016) A stylish but tedious thriller that never does catch fire.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) This plush anime version of Hinako Sugiura's original manga tells a tale in a poetic, episodic fashion.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3.5/4 100% Angry Inuk (2016) A dignified response to those who oppose seal hunting but willfully ignore the fact that international bans on seal products severely inhibit the subsistence hunting vital to Arctic communities.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 100% Atlantic (2016) The humanist doc is one-sided, with no voice given to the politicians who balance big and small interests, but the overall message of short-term economic gain versus long-term sustainability is well delivered (if obvious).‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/4 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) This is a prequel superior to its predecessor - we're not bored with board-game ghoulishness yet.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 77% Mean Dreams (2017) Spiritual questions and thoughts on the importance of flesh-and-blood relationships are raised, but the strength of the you-can-run-but-you-can't-hide drama is the dewy charisma of the two young co-stars. T‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 90% Art Bastard (2016) Kanefsky paints a vivid picture of an entertaining rogue, one who finally gets his due with this film.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 51% The Accountant (2016) A character study as much as a ruthless shoot-'em-up.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Gun Runners (2015) Gun Runners is a contextual, intimate look inside a world most of us know nothing about.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/4 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Ironically, Middle School's message is about encouraging kids and grown-ups to think outside the box and yet, the filmmakers themselves do precisely the opposite.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 100% Off the Rails (2016) Well-woven, with the kind-hearted voices of psychiatrists, playwrights, family members, lawyers and the gregarious McCollum himself failing to come up with a solution on how to handle an autistic, obsessive and irresponsible rail rider.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Documentarians Rob Cannan and Ross Adam compellingly couple an epic love story with an international espionage thriller.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
1/4 No Score Yet Moments of Clarity (2016) The plot is implausible and overstuffed; tones are mixed together willy-nilly. In a film about self-realization and life's meaning, any moments of clarity are few and far between.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) Finding Altamira is let down by ordinary acting, way too many scholarly adages and a perplexing level of inaction.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 42% The Girl King (2015) Gadon as the sheet-warming lady-in-waiting is given little to do but look naive and dumbstruck.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 100% Transpecos (2016) A taut 86 minutes of moral dilemmas, a drug deal gone wrong and a very bad day in the lives of three border guards.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 93% Blue Jay (2016) The script is loose; the acting is natural and nuanced.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/4 33% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) Director DeCubellis is frightfully beholden to the tropes of the genre, and the premise (involving blackmail, strange dares and an inexplicable horse story) is just not credible.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) A home invasion story that is as artfully terrifying as Home Alone was entertainingly hilarious.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 82% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) A smartly written, evenly wrought drama ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Scenic, well-paced and rich in dialogue and character, the film is Coen brothers for the squares, and maybe the best middle-of-the-seat drama of the summer.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 96% Gleason (2016) It's a tough watch, but inspiring.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/4 70% The Infiltrator (2016) The best thing you can say about The Infiltrator is that Cranston and company are entirely persuasive in a film that doesn't make the best use of their stellar efforts.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) The film is poetically structured and Lear is a spry, emotionally involved participant in a lively bio-doc that succeeds eulogistically and contextually.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016