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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
3.5/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The result is a love letter to a cardigan-wearing humanist often mocked...and an examination of a man who realized children raised on television were being bombarded daily with unpleasant images.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet Metamorphosis (2018) The film is graceful visually and beautifully harrowing; its worry for a planet and hope for humanity is reasoned and well-explained.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2.5/4 13% Birthmarked (2018) When its mildly interesting 88 minutes are done, one is left to wonder only if the film could have been a lot better in someone else's hands - perhaps those belonging to Wes Anderson.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/4 40% Kayak to Klemtu (2018) It is a journey from A to B, storytelling 101 - a soulful gesture free of artifice and grandiosity. That it comes with activism attached is not a bonus, but its very point.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/4 17% Show Dogs (2018) Grown-ups will find it painful to watch a clearly embarrassed Arnett go through the motions, muttering his lines as he internally wonders why he never became the next Kevin Costner.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy needs a better agent.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2.5/4 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) A few plot contrivances aside, the unspectacular Bad Samaritan is tense and disturbing enough, and worth its weight in popcorn.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/4 33% A Swingers Weekend (2018) Neither a comedy nor anything erotic, A Swingers Weekend is plagued by paper-thin characters and an unsurprising outcome.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
0/4 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) The monkeys in the typing room still haven't produced their novel, but they've apparently come up with a film script while we wait. The result isn't worthy of being shot with a rectal scope.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/4 38% Mobile Homes (2017) Driving a van and living in motels, these are low-level grifters whose pathetic American Dream is to become trailer trash. Their roads lead to nowhere. So too does this rootless, desolation-adoring film.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/4 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A low-budget kids-gruesomely-dying romp that is decidedly same-old.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) A lucid, nuanced and compelling telling of the accident and its turbulent aftermath.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/4 47% The Miracle Season (2018) A simple movie of straightforward sentimentalism and gung-ho, against-all-odds inspiration.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/4 36% Madame (2018) As for the onscreen compatibility of the two talented actors, I've seen better chemistry at a middle-school science fair.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
18% Midnight Sun (2018) A preposterous film so insufferably adorable and frightfully melodramatic that viewers will find themselves confused as to which reflex to stifle: The urge to howl, or the one to hurl.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow is stylish and tense enough, but the writing is run-of-the-mill and the film lacks the soul of something like the Nikita movies.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/4 63% Every Day (2018) It's nothing close to a great film, but neither is it something audiences see every day.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Fake Blood (2018) The film's structure is novel. A fact/fiction ambiguity works well, and genres are blended together like so much red dye and corn syrup.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2.5/4 60% Entanglement (2018) A so-so but charming enough story concerning the connections that bind, define and sometimes confound us.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/4 62% Hollow in the Land (2017) The low-budget effort from Vancouver writer-director Scooter Corkle is earnest and methodical, with a tone-setting murkiness to it.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
1.5/4 41% Den of Thieves (2018) The film falls apart in its numerous implausibilities.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
1.5/4 21% Forever My Girl (2018) Sentimental dreck of the fluffiest order.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
1/4 19% Father Figures (2017) A comedy that doesn't go for cheap laughs is commendable. A comedy that doesn't go for any laughs at all is inexplicable.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Welcome to Jake Kasdan's jungle, he's got fun and games. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much of a movie.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3/4 94% Chavela (2017) The late Chavela Vargas, a sad and fiery legend of Latin American song, is the subject of an adoring portrait as straightforward as its title, Chavela.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
2.5/4 70% Suck It Up (2017) Examines grief in smoothly pleasing and respectfully comic ways.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet Stegman Is Dead (2017) The film's plot is unconvincing and complicated, involving blackmail, bungling, backstabbing and, naturally, octopus pornography. The less said, the better.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/4 85% Wonder (2017) Owen Wilson cries, but audiences will more likely roll their eyeballs at writer-director Stephen Chbosky's outrageous emotional manipulations.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 98% Jane (2017) Jane is Brett Morgen's gorgeous, convincing new documentary on Jane Goodall, the one-time ape watcher and current UN messenger of peace.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 77% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2018) Director Barbosa's love letter to his late friend is emotionally satisfying and cinematically splendid, with social commentary shoe-horned in for better or worse.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/4 98% Dina (2017) Co-directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles tell the story gracefully, doling out Dina's tragic backstory in excellent increments.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2.5/4 55% LBJ (2017) Harrelson gives it all he has as the gruff, emotionally needy and politically savvy successor to the matinee-idol commander-in-chief, John F. Kennedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet On Putin's Blacklist (2017) Ivanov does a good job profiling Canadians affected by Putin's ugly policies, but his work is more human interest than hard-hitting.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) There's something meek at Thank You for Your Service's core.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/4 100% California Typewriter (2017) I enjoyed this film about typewriters so much that I feel guilty writing this review on a computer instead of a Smith Corona.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The comedy is clever; the study of family dynamics is sharper still.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 63% The Foreigner (2017) The intrigue is high and the action is furious, but a sort of meta subplot is also at work: Sextagenerian action-film hero Chan against onetime 007er Brosnan.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/4 71% Happy Death Day (2017) There's a spunky charm to the Scream-meets-Groundhog Day thing, and the film is well-built. The problem is its chipper message.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Unarmed Verses (2017) A poignant, blossoming 86-minute experience about the power of art (among other things).‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 98% Lucky (2017) Lucky us.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) It all snaps together easily, just like it says on the box.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017) The film's brisk pace is a bit wearing once the one-hour mark is passed, but the high energy and intelligence is quite charismatic over all.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet Hunting Pignut (2016) The action is erratic and unlikely. But if too many things just don't ring true, the genuineness of actress Hickson is never in question.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/4 88% Long Time Running (2017) In the end - and this may well be the end - Long Time Running is about perseverance, both the band's and Downie's.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Luk'Luk'I (2017) The film is sobering but rough-around the edges -- more of a series of only occasionally overlapping vignettes as opposed to a fully-realized feature.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2.5/4 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) [Washington is] the best part of a clunky crowd-pleaser that bills itself as a dramatic thriller but isn't really that.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2.5/4 71% The Ritual (2017) Directed by David Bruckner, the film's horror is engaging; its look, handsome. While thoughtfully done, the entertainment value of this sombre scare fiesta isn't high. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 74% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Entertaining but manipulative. Gaga is always on. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The picture sings and inspires.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton move beyond the ready-made charisma of the serve-and-volley shenanigans to offer a contextualized portrait of the closet-lesbian King and her fight against sexism and the social mores of the time.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017