Brenden Gallagher

Brenden Gallagher
Brenden Gallagher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Daily Dot
Publications: Complex, The Daily Dot

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 96% Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) As a gesture toward justice, Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator succeeds. As a film, it is mediocre. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Man without Gravity (L'uomo senza gravità) (2019) As with all effective magical realism, The Man Without Gravity strikes a fine balance between fairy-tale whimsy and thematic depth. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 90% The Elephant Queen (2019) The powerful images are somewhat undermined by the narrative decision to protect the audience, creating a false image of a pocket of the world that humanity hasn't touched. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Little Miss Sumo (2018) The perfect documentary short leaves you simultaneously wishing for more and appreciating the brevity of what has been placed in front of you. Such is the case with Netflix's Little Miss Sumo. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy (2019) Arsenio Hall: Smart and Classy offers little more than a mixture of easy observations and pop culture references. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 63% The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (Wolkenbruchs wunderliche reise in die arme einer schickse) (2018) While The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch is fairly well-plotted and visually competent, it fails to transcend its familiar structure. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Upstarts (2019) A tech-savvy viewer will find it nearly unwatchable and terribly naive. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 100% Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019) There are many social, cultural, and spiritual strands in the 20-minute Ghosts of Sugar Land, and any of them could be pulled out into a feature-length project. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/5 44% Ready to Mingle (Bachelorettes) (Solteras) (2018) Ready to Mingle pulls off the admirable feat of making a marriage rom-com for a generation that isn't so sure about marriage, and it remains just as skeptical as we do. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself (2019) By indulging bigotry that appeals to portions of his audience, Dunham shows that he understands his fans, perhaps too well. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (2019) By paying tribute to the late Johnny Cash's iconic concert at Folsom State Prison... Los Tigres del Norte assert their claim to the legacy of American country music. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/5 44% Tall Girl (2019) Tall Girl doesn't attempt to conflate tallness with marginalized groups, but instead points out the absurdity of how teenage life makes everyone feel less than. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 100% Evelyn (2018) It is powerful and raw, capable of producing deep, painful reactions. But if you are in a place to watch Evelyn, you will find the beauty amid the pain. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 96% Jawline (2019) If you've ever had a dream, no matter where you're from, this film is worth your attention. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 100% Ramy Youssef: Feelings (2019) As was the case with his series, Ramy, Youssef's comedy is at its best when he shies away from casual commentary on larger socio-political issues and simply reflects on his personal experience. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3.5/5 88% The Great Hack (2019) Where the documentary succeeds, however-and what makes it essential viewing for anyone over the age of 40-is in explaining exactly how Cambridge Analytica works. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/5 66% Peterloo (2019) Peterloo has moments of beauty... But without conflict between characters and in the minds of viewers, Peterloo fails to rise above a shiny piece of propaganda. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 91% The Wolf's Call (Le chant du loup) (2019) A naval submarine thriller that shows, for better or worse, that French cinema is capable of much more than what is contained within art house walls. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) These are notes we've heard before, but they are played with such heart and such care that Wild Rose feels like a whole new song. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Life Overtakes Me (2019) Life Overtakes Me calls attention to an awful and easily preventable situation with calm and grace. It's hard to ask much more of a documentary. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 33% Elisa & Marcela (2019) Unfortunately, the film's visual mastery can't make up for its lazy storytelling and groan-inducing attempts at intimacy. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 80% A Fortunate Man (Lykke-Per) (2018) While there is much to admire about A Fortunate Man, the shortcomings of the script and the emptiness of the lead character are too much to overcome. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) With Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore once again demonstrates that American cinema without Moore would be similar to American politics with Trump: a tragic loss. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
86% The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (La femme la plus assassinée du monde) (2018) Unfortunately, the story that the film tells is far less exciting than the art form to which it pays tribute. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
7% Slender Man (2018) It turns out that the same things that make the myth of Slender Man so attractive to the internet render the story unadaptable on film. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) Generation Wealth is awash in decadent and depraved images of our era that will stick with you. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018