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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 83% Population Zero (2016) A novel if earnest cross-genre thriller.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/4 47% Alone in Berlin (2017) Alone in Berlin is a modest, hard-faced film, offering a nervous study of humanity and civil disobedience in a societal-bullying era.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet The Gardener (2016) If spring is best greeted in a garden, Sébastien Chabot's delightful documentary on Frank Cabot's world-famous English-style spread of green and flowers might be the best thing you'll come across all May.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
1.5/4 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) If golf is a good walk spoiled, the handsomely shot but subdued period piece Tommy's Honour is two hours drearily wasted.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 58% Urban Hymn (2017) An unimaginative drama, carried by solid acting ... but let down by an unspectacular script that includes lines such as, "surviving and living are two different things!"‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Well, Guy Ritchie sure put his stamp on this bit of British mythology. Lock, stock and flaming arrow.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) An offbeat-but-poignant Israeli rom-com from Rama Burshtein, the writer-director responsible for the 2012 melodrama Fill the Void.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Jackie Boy (2015) The film's tension builds slowly (too slowly?) and silently (just right), and if the payoff doesn't seem 100-per-cent true, the rest of film's brutality feels uncomfortably real.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet First Round Down (2016) There's a nice twist midway through, but the film never quite comes together.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Grand Unified Theory (2016) A quirky existential comedy that never arrives to any satisfying destination (and isn't all that funny along the way).‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet My Enemy, My Brother (2015) Don't be surprised if this becomes the basis for an "inspired by a true story" heart-wrencher someday.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3.5/4 100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) Amir Bar-Lev's excellent, definitive film on the Haight-Ashbury acid-testers is long -- four fly-by hours -- but there are very few wasted moments. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet Strangers on the Earth (2016) We are alone on this trip - take it, and this marvellous film, at your own pace.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) As for the winner and new champion, it has to be Kuosmanen, who never met a boxing-film cliché he couldn't discreetly avoid.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Perfume War (2017) The soundtrack is a bit earnest and the quotes from Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius make for a self-helpy vibe, but otherwise the film's message and momentum is contagious.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
1.5/4 65% Gifted (2017) One supposes Nicholas Sparks will eventually get around to making his Kramer vs. Kramer or Little Man Tate, but until that happens, we'll have to make do with Gifted.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/4 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) Morgan's relationship with Helen was so star-crossed and layered it's a mystery why the story hasn't yet been made into a biopic.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Giants of Africa (2016) The film says all it has to say in the first 30 minutes. After that, we're just watching the same play run over and over again.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 73% The Void (2017) Unsettling and not jokey at all, the hell of The Void will be heaven to some.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
1/4 17% Chokeslam (2016) During the film's ending chaos, a confused ring announcer wonders if anyone even cares who won the match. Many will not.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/4 68% Life (2017) A so-so space-station suspenser with heavy actors and a zero-gravity script.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet O, Brazen Age (2015) The photography is exquisite and the telling of the story is unusual.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 100% The Second Time Around (2017) Sinatra sang that it's more comfortable the second time you fall, Dean Martin sang "that's amore," and Yogi Berra said that it's not over until it's over. Those who get those references are bound to get this film.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3.5/4 90% Weirdos (2016) Weirdos is a coming-of-age story, for a country. McDonald waves a freak flag. It has a leaf.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 100% The Settlers (2017) Dotan adroitly lays out a post-1967 history and surveys the settlers' varied rationales.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 100% Hello Destroyer (2016) This isn't a traditional hockey film. In a sense, it's not a hockey film at all. Hello Destroyer shoots for more: A story of alienation, and of youth rudely interrupted and lost in the machine.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1/4 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) This is a story of villainous oppression, unfortunately told with oppressive earnestness.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
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 88% 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 28% 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 42% 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 40% 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 73% 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 94% 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