Brad Wheeler

Brad Wheeler

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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 64% Learning To Drive (2015) "Coixet, Clarkson and Kingsley have worked together previously (in the 2008 drama Elegy), but this is the Spanish filmmaker's first crack at comedy. She passes the test, seemingly with ease. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2.5/4 90% Turbo Kid (2015) "Made for ironicists, Turbo Kid, in its endearingly goofy way, says good things about the power reserves of our childhood - an inner superhero we can call upon when needed. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 100% Court (2015) "Although the film is an unruffled work of fiction, the absurdity of the legal and political state of affairs it quietly but powerfully comments upon may be all too real. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 94% Charlie's Country (2015) "The upright art-houser is told in English and Yolngu, with English subtitles, but the message would be clear without any dialogue: Australia is no country for old Aborigine. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 76% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "A bittersweet salute, appraisal and explanation of the early-nineties Saturday Night Live troupe mainstay. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 14, 2015
2/4 85% Guidance (2015) "The film is not significant, but it is principled and sweetly subversive. And, like high school, if you're not careful, you might just learn something from it. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Die letzten Gigolos "Artfully shot and edited gracefully, the subtitled doc moves to ballroom rhythms as it examines old-age companionship to touching effect. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/4 93% The Gift (2015) "Edgerton's touch as a director and writer is fluid - he eerily holds our attention, like Hitchcock holds a door for Tippi Hedren. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Visually appealing and animal friendly, Shaun the Sheep celebrates summer - a break in the routine, loving it on the lam. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Cocksure Lads Movie (2015) "An earnest but entertaining salute to youthful idealism and indie-rock romanticism. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1.5/4 53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "Documentary? Please. This glorified infomercial from directors Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge is indoctrination. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "The melodrama is uncomfortably high; the checked-box plot is manipulative. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/4 17% American Heist (2015) "American Heist, I want my 94 minutes back. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Two 4 One "The acting is uniformly unforced and the tone is gentle throughout the turns, making a viewing of the quietly successful Two 4 One a bargain at even twice the price. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2.5/4 35% Strangerland (2015) "erie and unpredictable, Strangerland holds attention, even if traditional suspense tricks are avoided like they were dingos at the daycare. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/4 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "Do we want to spend 95 minutes of our summer holiday watching a film about a young, squabbling, dysfunctional British family on a sham trip? Yes, we do. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/4 79% Deli Man (2015) "Anjou is not chintzy with the upbeat schmaltz - again with the bouncy klezmer music! - but his chatty story on the decline of the urban eatery's ubiquity is not just about chopped liver, but the loss of Jewish culture. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "A quirky, self-aware dramedy with a vibe that is at turns wiseacre and wise, with tear-jerking moments that are never maudlin and comic moments that are authentic. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "The result is a warm-hearted frightening, about love and loss and, yes, next chapters. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "We see the pop maestro as misunderstood, confused and alienated - ahead of his time or just not up to it. Either way, the man was far-out, and so is this film. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1.5/4 No Score Yet Berkshire County (2015) "One suspects the "actual events" involved first-time director Audrey Cummings at one point in her life watching better babysitter thrillers such as Halloween or When a Stranger Calls, because Berkshire County is nothing close to original. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 13% Aloft (2015) "The truth is elusive, and so is Aloft. Maybe viewers will figure it out cleaner than this reviewer did. And maybe the best answers aren't served on platters. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 4, 2015
0/4 No Score Yet Debug (2015) "Writer-director David Hewlett probably had visions of a pocket-sized 2001: A Space Odyssey, but instead produces something closer to Cheap Space Nine. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 29, 2015
89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "The artwork is simple and elegant; Anna's fragility and self-loathing is portrayed clearly. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 29, 2015
1/4 36% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "Winterbottom is not out to thrill, but to lecture on the truth, which, he believes, can only be found in fiction. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Eye-popping and message-laden ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/4 71% Welcome to Me (2015) "Welcome to Me is an unsettling comedy, and I mean that in the best possible way. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 22, 2015
75% Good Kill (2015) "Good Kill is half-measure, with a redemptive ending that plays as safe and bogus. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/4 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "What we have is an update that is tighter, slicker and fine-tuned in more ways than one - no doubt music to the ears of the fans of a flowering franchise. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 15, 2015
87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "You might call this a business story. But I call it a love story, and I think director Cooper might, too. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 8, 2015
73% Roar (1981) "Good lord, look what the filmmaker dragged in. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 8, 2015
1.5/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "It's a chase film, it's a buddy film, it's a ridiculous, loud and often offensive romp. Witherspoon's character is cornball and annoyingly adrenalized - what was she thinking? " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "A satisfying enough slice of semi-content suburban life ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 8, 2015
47% Ride (2015) "Hunt is past the breakers and alone on her own wave; as a filmmaker, she's lost sight of the shore. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 1, 2015
1/4 36% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "The film is a drag - lightened up unintentionally by Summers's laughable prose. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 1, 2015
3/4 69% The Salvation (2015) "In an untamed world where hypocrisy is loud and where no one can be trusted, salvation is one's own business and actions speak louder than words. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 24, 2015
1.5/4 30% Lost River (2015) "Indulgent and movie-like, Lost River is Gosling's weird, let's-do-this-thing folly. If it is a statement, it is one made by borrowing the vivid styles of the actual filmmakers he seems to admire ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/4 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "Water seeks its own level and Crowe, while in over his head, will find his audience. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 24, 2015
1.5/4 34% Beyond The Reach (2015) "A deadly, desert-set game of cat and mouse that is tired and beyond plausibility. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 60% Unfriended (2015) "If death invented the telephone, it probably invented the Internet infernal, too. Disconnect? The scariest thing is that we can't. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2.5/4 55% Road Hard (2015) "It's about looking at life as an accumulation of disappointments and having the will to work for something better. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Pretend We're Kissing "The likable indie flick will connect with both hip cynics and those with rosier hopes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) "Life is the collection of memories, and Campbell is losing them. But there is solace in the reality that you will not miss what you cannot recall. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/4 52% Boychoir (2015) "I almost half-enjoyed the routine drama Boychoir. But then the closing credits rolled, and so did my eyes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 22% October Gale (2015) "Filmmaker Nadda's stock-in-trade is restraint, but October Gale builds up to nothing much. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Sitting On The Edge Of Marlene "Sitting on the Edge of Marlene loses its way occasionally, but its aim is ultimately true. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 22% Tracers (2015) "With escape as its theme, this thin-plotted pleaser comes hard and goes fast, its rush premium but fleeting. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "It's hard to find much wrong with this film, itself a meditation on art and the practice of craft. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 97% '71 (2015) "People died, but it's more than the bombs, bullets and bodies. The more fascinating damage was done to psyches and souls, and Demange, with '71, comes for yours. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/4 79% Stop The Pounding Heart (2014) "Minervini places these two non-actors in the same arena and no sparks whatsoever fly. It's a tedious, patience-testing experience that could reward only cinephiles and the curious. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 12, 2015
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