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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 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
3.5/4 100% 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 53% 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 No Score Yet 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 71% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Entertaining but manipulative. Gaga is always on. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Breadwinner (2017) The picture sings and inspires.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 79% 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
3/4 70% Borg/McEnroe (2017) Game, set and almost a great movie.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/4 93% The Rider (2017) [Chloé] Zhao's artful look into the American West is a lightly brooding winner. Clearly this isn't her first time at the rodeo.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 30% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) It's fun, involving off-set sexual escapades and a scheme to rescue a back-from-the-dead film director from a work camp.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2.5/4 43% Bushwick (2017) Bushwick is an unpolished work, but there's an adrenalin charge, sure thing. It's close combat and it's closer than most Americans might wish to believe.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) From the casualties-of-war file comes a gorgeous-looking animated feature from the writer-director Sunao Katabuchi.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/4 88% Good Time (2017) Tense, immersive and excellently assaulting, Good Time is hella time.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 96% Menashe (2017) Delicately woven and sensitively told, director-writer Joshua Z Weinstein's ode to a shlemiel rings true.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2.5/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The ending is odd and in questionable taste. Over all, the food porn was played down, the series is getting a little road-weary and who knows what happens with these guys next.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) An oddball charmer of a motion picture about nostalgia, the pursuit of artistic passion and a coming of age bizarrely delayed and uniquely fulfilled.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 74% Landline (2017) A zippy and friendly episodic comedy and coming-of-age story ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) In the end, the story is one not only of rock- and pop-culture history, but of human persistence and indigenous contributions that have been historically (and often intentionally) overlooked.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
1.5/4 9% The Black Prince (2017) "I will not vanish without a fight," Singh vows. But he kind of does.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/4 95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) The Women's Balcony overlooks nothing when it comes to addressing faith, segregation and sexism in a peppery, entertaining way.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Call of the Forest: the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (2016) Passionate and gently insistent, Call of the Forest carries its important message with grace.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2.5/4 68% The Journey (2017) The bit of MI-5 chicanery behind the whole plot is a tad silly, but the sparring of Spall and Meaney is just worth the 94-minute investment.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2/4 31% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) Garcia has a stylish eye for detail, but I haven't experienced French melodrama this rich since I spilled Bordeaux on my dying Parisian mistress's wedding gown.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) 13 Minutes works like clockwork as an artful (if not terribly ambitious) take on a grotesque era.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 100% Nowhere To Hide (2017) An immersive, compact and unpolished documentary ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/4 89% It Comes At Night (2017) Scored intensely and photographed vividly, the electric film imagines a small slice of doomsday with horrific believability.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A delicious black-widow mystery, in which the deep-gazing actress Rachel Weisz rocks the veil.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) The film's director, who would make an excellent character witness for the defence, raises ... questions but frustratingly doesn't answer them in an otherwise compelling documentary.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 27% Drone (2017) A simmering, on-target drama involving a visiting Pakistani businessman whose motive and briefcase are both suspicious.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
90% Tanna (2016) The film uses its 100 minutes smartly. Emotional notes are hit neatly and refreshingly.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 86% Population Zero (2016) A novel if earnest cross-genre thriller.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/4 59% 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 72% 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