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Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly
Brendan Kelly's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety, Montreal Gazette

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% Whitewash (2014) I like the fact that Hoss-Desmarais is willing to sacrifice narrative energy to focus on the poetry of this guy who's lost in the woods... and is losing his mind.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Ressac (2013) It's a tough, no frills drama about three generations of women trying to come to grips with the loss of the man of the house. It's a moving piece, but don't say I didn't warn you -- it moves at a very slow pace.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 100% My Prairie Home (2013) There's a real emotional force to this portrait of an artist growing up oh so different in an evangelical Christian environment where being different is not exactly the easiest thing to pull off.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet À Jamais, Pour Toujours (2013) The film... takes us behind the headlines about Sudan, giving the sort of depth you simply don't get in a two-minute TV news report on the region.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Gare Du Nord (2013) Watching the France/Quebec co-production Gare du Nord, I thought -- not for the first time in my life as a critic -- that this film would have worked better as a documentary.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 83% On My Way (2014) Bercot has made a film that kind of jumps all over the place, in terms of mood and pacing, but it's never dull and always original.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Dead Man Talking (2012) The result is most unusual but mostly not very much fun to watch.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2013
3.5/5 86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) It's a moving drama about two themes not often brought together in the cinema -- adultery and retirement.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) If you have any interest in Liverpool's most noted hitmakers, go see this film. But just don't expect to find too many revelations about the Fabsters.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Une Jeune Fille (2013) Both leads are terrific.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2013
1/5 No Score Yet La Maison du pêcheur (2013) If you're going to make a film about the origins of the Front de Libération du Québec cell that kidnapped and murdered Liberal minister Pierre Laporte, you'd better make it a good film.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 89% Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2014) It's a phenomenal performance by Robitaille, who's rarely had such a meaty big-screen role, but all the others are quite impressive, too.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Jappeloup (2013) Eventually you may tire of the endless slow-motion sequences of horses leaping over fences, but even for those of us with little interest in the sport, it's hard not to get wrapped up in the drama.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Quatre Soldats (2013) All of the actors do a great job and it's always a pleasure to see a local filmmaker who doesn't cast the usual suspects.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Louis Cyr (2013) Bertrand is very good, and that's a good thing because he's front and centre throughout this engaging biopic.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
1/5 No Score Yet Voyez comme ils dansent (2011) Sadly, the last film from noted French auteur Claude Miller to hit screens here in Quebec is not even remotely one of his best films.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2013
No Score Yet 1er Amour (2013) The frustrating thing about 1er Amour is that it has so much unfulfilled potential. There's the possibility of a really good movie about adolescent obsessions, about unrequited love, about first love.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
4.5/5 No Score Yet La Cicatrice (2012) Some films just come walking right up to you, grab you by the throat and don't let go. La cicatrice (The Scar) is one of those films. And that, in case you're wondering, is a good thing.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/5 86% Paulette (2013) A funny if slight French comedy.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet J'enrage De Son Absence (2012) A remarkably assured directorial debut.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Roche Papier Ciseaux (2013) Welcome an exciting new filmmaker to the Quebec scene.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet Rouge Sang (2013) It all kind of unravels in the last reel.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
No Score Yet Pitch (1997) In essence, pic is a good 15 -minute TV comedy sketch needlessly stretched to feature length.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet The Harpist (2003) Initially intrigues with its mix of poetic storytelling, erotic ambience and twisted characters, but the story unravels along the way and will stretch most viewers' patience beyond the breaking point.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2011
4/5 79% The Trotsky (2010) Quote not available.‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted May 5, 2010
4/5 94% Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers) (2009) Sattouf captures that strange mix of bravado and shyness that is teenage guy-dom, and the result is both frequently hilarious and, finally, quite touching.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2009
3% Down to You (2000) It's all reasonably pleasant to watch, but Isacsson doesn't seem to know what to do with the story once Al and Imogen fall in love.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2009
15% Never Talk to Strangers (1995) Reasonably entertaining but largely uninspired.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
30% Screamers (1996) A fun, fast-paced futuristic thriller with enough jolts per frame to keep even the most impatient action fan happy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
96% Persepolis (2007) A moving adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about a girl growing up in Iran amid the upheavals of the 1980s and '90s.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 44% The Blue Butterfly (2004) Quote not available.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2004
100% The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Canadian writer-director Atom Egoyan's most ambitious work to date, The Sweet Hereafter is a rich, complex meditation on the impact of a terrible tragedy on a small town.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2001
96% With a Friend like Harry... (2001) Moll masterfully weaves together Hitchcockian thriller elements and brainy comedy to create an original film that's never less than surprising.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
28% Sugar & Spice (2001) Quite a smart little film with a surprising satirical edge.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001