David Brake

David Brake
David Brake's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Stiller delivers an enjoyable take on the modern man's existential crisis, aided greatly by stunning cinematography. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 61% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) An honourable and occasionally moving biopic of the late Mandela with strong performances by Elba and Harris. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Unforgiven (2015) Lavishly shot and excessively scored, Unforgiven is perfectly passable. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) There's a real absence of mystique and depth as hit-and-miss jokes/sidekicks dominate, leaving the viewer pining for the subtler notes from its predecessor - or even from Iron Man 3. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Nevertheless, the film and franchise will always thrive thanks to their phenomenal leading lady. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/5 81% The Armstrong Lie (2013) An engaging and safe documentary from the Gibney factory. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
4/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) An electric debut full of energy and style echoing the confidence/competence of a seasoned pro. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
4/5 94% All Is Lost (2013) Redford delivers a tour de force performance to ensure this beautifully simple idea enthralls throughout. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
5/5 96% Gravity (2013) Believe the hype. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/5 89% Wild (2014) Redemption in the modern age. There's confident direction from Vallée but little to truly delve into. Watch simply for a soulful and spellbinding Witherspoon. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) Charming, warming and occasionally frustrating. Love is Strange is transformed from a warm stage play into an honest, beautiful love story by its two outstanding leads. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 77% Fury (2014) Raw and realistic, Fury's strength derives from its people whether in combat or its aftermath. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) You've seen worse; you've imagined better. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 8% Are You Here (2014) Wilson and co. aim for something deep and profound, but there's nothing to be found here aside from disappointment and frustration - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 57% Woman in Gold (2015) Woman in Gold's balancing-act between sweet and saccharine is a fight to the end, with Mirren ensuring the former, and the film is (only just) the victor. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 75% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Elser is an ocean lapping on to the beach. From above the sea is calm and serene, but underneath, the world swirls with chaos; Hirschbiegel's film replicates this to produce a fascinating, consuming drama. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 67% Ten no Chasuke (Chasuke's Journey) (2015) When it's good, in the first half, Ten No Chasuke is a rip-roaring classic alive with innovation and humour. When it's bad, you wished you had stayed in the beginning. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2/5 13% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) An unfunny and wholly unnecessary sequel. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) Rockwell and DeWitt are solid and there's fresh blood in this reboot at first. Yet, the dependency on lazy scare tactics neuter this reboot, making you yearn for the original. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 80% Man Up (2015) There's nothing new here, but that's okay. Man Up is an unchallenging yet refreshingly nice and funny piece of cinema. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 8% Survivor (2015) Firmly within the so-bad-it's-alright genre, Survivor is a beast of a simpler time. Brosnan and his moustache are fine, but nothing else really is. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 55% Minions (2015) An endless roll of jokes ensures this is sublime dumb-but-smart entertainment. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (Dap Cánh Giua Không Trung) (2014) This is a strong debut looking from a female perspective into complex matters, providing a somewhat refreshing lift to a well-trodden path. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 90% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) In illuminating a fascinating question, My Nazi Legacy presents a new view of The Holocaust that makes for captivating and compelling content. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 94% The Fear Of 13 (2015) The unexpurgated truth is haunting, unembellished and compelling. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 91% Bone Tomahawk (2015) A Western in spirit, but cannibalistic at heart, beautiful landscapes and meandering conversations mix with grizzly ends and an extensive runtime. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Powered by humour, a plethora of colours, textures and - most importantly - a strong story, Kung Fu Panda 3 is a film that ensures the panda himself has a legacy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) You know the history of the Apollo missions, but if a man who's been on the moon is telling you the story, you listen. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 61% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Unwieldy in its delivery but joyous nonetheless, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is infectiously inventive and outrageous. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Each individual obtains his or her own meanings from the auteur's films. The problem here is that there is too little substance for anyone to feel anything meaningful or profound. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 93% The Nice Guys (2016) Gosling's never been funnier, Crowe's never suited a role better, and Angourie Rice is a revelation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
5/5 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) A film that shoots for the moon and lands with ease, grace and nuance; a landing so perfect it infuses the viewer with a love of cinema and its possibilities. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/5 29% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Like a blockbuster machine, Emmerich spits out explosions and poor dialogue at his most absurd rate yet. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 77% Keanu (2016) The story is a classic fish out of water, bromance vehicle that many TV-to-film stories follow when they first make the jump onto the silver screen. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
1/5 38% Kids in Love (2016) It's a shame to see such talent wasted at every turn. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Unremember (Deslembro) (2018) The well-worn subject-matter would have seemed fresh perhaps five years ago before the more cutting-edge festivals took them up. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Although far from perfect, this fragmented, curious and cautious tale of our connected world makes for essential viewing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 94% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) This is an enjoyable and insightful, albeit light-touch, dive into the work of a fascinating individual. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 69% Bleed For This (2016) While Teller and Eckhart's adrenaline-fueled presence powers the movie forward with a wonderfully engaging energy, there are flaws aplenty here. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 37% Blair Witch (2016) Wingard and Barrett deliver a short, sharp movie with scares, shocks and solid characters. It's impressive that they've been able to revive a franchise many thought would remain extinct. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 86% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Though falling short in obtaining the profundity it targets, McCarthy's attempt to question the definition of life, and who deserves it, is intriguing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Thank goodness for the adults. Samuel L Jackson and Eva Green are a living, breathing dream that elevate this film to a level it almost doesn't deserve. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) It seems oddly patronizing to describe this as the best video game adaptation of all time, but it's true. How you take that praise is how you'll take the film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) It's too long and falls far short of the quality it thinks it contains, but Miss Sloane is always an engaging watch. Its strongest asset? The ferocious, outstanding, inimitable Jessica Chastain. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) This film fails to earn a single emotional reaction of its own merit. Instead it preys on sadness offering little in return but misery and saccharine sentimentality. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 36% Snatched (2017) Even at 82 minutes, Snatched somehow feels long. It's tired, lazy, generic, insubstantial filmmaking that fails to capitalise on its stars. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) When a set of characters are trapped 47 meters down in a cage surrounded by sharks, the narrative's potential is far from endless. In the hands of a better director, however, that potential could have been fully realised. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 88% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The heart and unrelenting likability of this film should charm even the most hardened viewer. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 42% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) There's an okay supply of jokes and impressive stunts, but this is nowhere near as funny as it should be. Oddly paced, and poorly made, this film is more than lucky to have Samuel L. Jackson as its star. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 44% Everything, Everything (2017) A shallow and flawed adaptation of Yoon's book, shall not be regarded as a classic of any genre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019