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Bret McCabe

Bret McCabe
Bret McCabe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Orlando Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) The movie takes its time entangling a reporter-turned-investigator and a hacking punkette into its multigenerational family mystery, but once it gets there it becomes a solid, old-fashioned slab of detective fiction. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 6, 2010
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) It doesn't aspire to reinvent the crime flick, it merely delivers the genre. But, goddamn, does it deliver. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Apr 1, 2010
4/4 89% Séraphine (2009) It ... works as an intimate story of one woman's mental instability; the film commendably does not demur from recognizing that whatever powered Séraphine's art was also responsible for her social awkwardness and institutionalization. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Oct 8, 2009
4/5 56% The Soloist (2009) You could learn more about the story of mentally ill musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers in a 12-minute segment of a March 60 Minutes broadcast than in the 109 minutes of The Soloist. But what a wonderful 109 minutes they are. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/5 59% The International (2009) The International impressively uses architecture as tone sculpture, primarily setting its action in the clean affluence of polished steel, clear glass and poured concrete modernism. Rarely does a thriller convey such an effortless stench of untouchability ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 12, 2009
No Score Yet Falling (2005) Falling is a finely observed, idiosyncratic slice-of-life piece set to slow boil and captured in deadpan details. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Apr 3, 2008
3/5 72% Lust, Caution (2007) A sumptuous and exceptional spy story. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2007
3/5 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Live Free or Die Hard is positively entertaining. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 28, 2007
4/5 91% Sicko (2007) Moore wisely doesn't editorialize too much about what his camera captures. He knows that it doesn't matter to the audience whether they live in a blue or red state or if they're pro-gun control or not. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 28, 2007
55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) If you really want to know what's what, check out Peralta's own doc, Dogtown and Z-Boys, which dishes the real deal in adrenaline-pushing detail. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 9, 2005
2/5 32% Seed of Chucky (2004) This 90-minute lobotomy scores a few giggles, but only enough to recommend it to friends you never want to speak to again. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2004
3.5/5 96% Festival Express (2003) From the moment Joplin announces her arrival in the film she holds you rapt under her spell. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 23, 2004
3.5/5 96% Osama (2004) Traps you in a quicksand pull, slowly sucking you into its world until it's too late to escape unscathed. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2004
2/5 43% Dysfunktional Family (2003) Griffin has displayed better timing and wit on talk shows and Howard Stern. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2003
49% The Kid (2000) A heaping helping of Willis' hijinks doesn't help this shovel-full of sugar go down. ‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) It's nothing but a mess. ‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% Scary Movie (2000) Its targets are obvious, the darts it throws at them puerile, and they rarely hit their mark. ‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000