David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Café Society (2016)

"This is surely the movie that will allow Stewart to finally be forgiven for those bloody Twilight epics, and she certainly looks great in the '30s fashions and those vaguely anachronistic sunglasses." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Julieta (2016)

"It's his best, most mature and least deliberately (even irksomely) 'camp' effort in years." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 64%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"The climax comes somewhat too late and the final result suffers from a lopsided structure, this nevertheless offers nice playing (from Green and Stamp especially), some fanciful FX and a few Burton-esque film-buff references." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3.5/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"This most satisfying, testosterone-fuelled shoot-'em-up is great fun, with pleasing work from the whole cast." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Snowden (2016)

"Long and somewhat uncinematic at times, Stone's epic nevertheless succeeds in raising many disturbing questions." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Sully (2016)

"With good work from Linney (in a slightly thankless part), Aaron Eckhart as First Officer Jeff Skiles and a large cast in small roles as passengers, this is still mostly about Hanks' fine, subtle performance, which dominates the proceedings." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 14, 2016

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Full of fine acting, with strong smaller roles for Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn and others, this is still all about Mortensen and the children." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 14, 2016

Don't Breathe (2016)

"A tough movie to talk about without giving the grisly game away, this offers strong playing from a non-name cast and some genuinely shocking moments." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 7, 2016

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

"[The songs are] just bland and not terrible enough to be amusing. Or amusing enough to be amusing, come to that." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 31, 2016

High-Rise (2016)

"All of you out there stuck living in cramped apartments should adore it -- but please, don't go getting any ideas." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 24, 2016

Charlie's Country (2015)

"This is entirely Gulpilil's show, and even in the simplest, quietest moments he's riveting. It's one of the key performances in any of de Heer's films and, basically, magnificent." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Youth (2015)

"A sometimes Felliniesque exercise in irksome pretension and confounding indulgence grounded by two tremendous performances and somehow, despite itself, offering flashes of profound loveliness." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Mistress America (2015)

"Gerwig brings Baumbach's film to life, but she's matched here by Kirke (a scene-stealer from Gone Girl)." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

"This is helped greatly by the easy charm of the prestige stars, many of whom are old mates and settle into variations on their sweetly standard shtick, with Smith, of course, making every knacker's-yard one-liner zing." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

The Dark Horse (2016)

"A hugely chunked-up Curtis, a Kiwi actor who's worked all over the world but returned home to star in and help produce Robertson's film, is masterly here." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Rising From Ashes (2013)

"TC Johnstone's cycling documentary might sound at first like just another sport movie trying hard to seem inspirational, yet this study of the story behind 'Team Rwanda' is indeed just that." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Rosewater (2014)

"[Rosewater features] fine playing from Bernal and Bodnia, and striking mixing of real and recreated footage of the riots that transpired after the rigged election." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Wild (2014)

"Vallée's film is all about Reese, who's in every scene and visibly loses weight as her trek continues. What a wonderful performance." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Force Majeure (2014)

"Ruben Östlund's subtle but intensely powerful drama sometimes feels like a Nordic Noir or even, at times, some kind of existentialist horror comedy -- and yet no one gets hurt and not a drop of blood is spilled." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Pride (2014)

"Pride has its audience-pleasing contrivances and the vaguest hint of cheese, and yet, nonetheless, it is fine and fabulous entertainment." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Night Moves (2014)

"Reichardt's richly drawn characters make it often fascinating, as we observe their contradictions and very human failings, and finally build to a daringly unresolved finale." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"This is surprisingly nowhere near the Hollywood nightmare you might be thinking (or fearing)." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"Krokidas' film takes a wisely neutral view of the tale, meaning that we get to both revel in the lads' transgressions and see how all this indulgence can turn sour." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Demolition (2016)

"[Gyllenhaal's] performance in Demolition is among his best, rawest and most frighteningly real." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jul 20, 2016

Goldstone (2016)

"One of the key Aussie films of the year with a tough cast, fine playing and a vivid sense of time and dusty, dangerous place." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jul 14, 2016

Highly Strung (2015)

"When they have to return the Guadagninis, it's like they're surrendering a loved child, and the extreme emotion is either heart-rending (if you're a devotee of classical music and high culture) or perhaps ever-so-subtly funny." ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"It's pleasingly moving." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3.5/5 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Foster's film is nevertheless one of the best big-budget flicks of the year so far, and should please any punters out there who have been financially screwed (and yes, that's everyone reading this)." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 10%

Queen of the Desert (2015)

"Kidman, Franco, Lewis and Pattinson (of course) are all stiffly uneasy here." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Even with that cast, a serious budget and endless swooping camerawork and FX trickery, this remains gratingly silly, with director Jon M Chu handling everything with maximum cheesiness." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 54%

God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015)

"Morante, Spada and Gassman are pretty strong here under Falcone's direction, and yet Giallini rather overacts." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"While you'll probably laugh at the stars' buddy-movie shenanigans, you'll certainly hate yourself in the morning for it -- even if this director never does." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"New Zealand has never looked more breath-taking (and fearsome) and the performances are all tremendous here." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Another Country (2015)

"Having Reynolds' film rest upon Gulpilil's frail shoulders was also a wise decision." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Lewis Carroll fortunately only wrote two Alice books, which therefore means that, strictly speaking, there can't be a third film in this irksome series... or can there?" ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 84%

The Meddler (2016)

"Susan Sarandon is the best reason to sit through it, as she offers a performance that's by turns charmingly funny, bitingly sad and convincingly annoying." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 25, 2016
3.5/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"John Lithgow and Alfred Molina... deliver wonderful performances as long-in-love older gents kept apart by the real estate market (a familiar story, and not just in New York, it seems)." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"The young cast of Xers are all pretty good and some of the action scenes are expensively impressive, and yet this feels a little strained and overly familiar at times." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/5 90%

Harry & Snowman (2016)

"When this elderly man gets all choked up as he stands solemnly at Snowman's memorial headstone, 40 years after the beloved critter's passing, chances are you will too." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Chances are you'll still respond to the dark wit, but you probably won't be, ahem, Lima Yankee Foxtrot Alpha Oscar." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 17, 2016
2.5/5 27%

The Boy (2016)

"Seriously average." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 17, 2016
2.5/5 52%

The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)

"Elba is really the best reason to catch this lowbrow, ever-so-slightly-cursed-feeling effort." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 17, 2016
2.5/5 43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"It IS only a movie for kiddies, but really, come on! Surely they deserve something better?" ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 17, 2016
3.5/5 79%

The First Monday in May (2016)

"Sumptuous and entertaining no matter where you stand on the whole fashion thing." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 86%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Grant is delightful here and Helberg just about steals it in a winningly camp turn, and yet this is naturally all about Meryl, who makes Florence so fabulously high-spirited you can't help but like her." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 11, 2016
2.5/5 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Anyway, it's all pretty ludicrous... there's not much else here that's worth giggling at, no matter how extreme the gags involving vomit, tampons, dope, scrotums and roofies might get." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/5 82%

Observance (2015)

"Sims-Dennett's ambitious low-budget effort obviously borrows riffs from Eraserhead, The Shining and other classics, but it's very much its own film. And a bloody creepy one too, mate." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/5 62%

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

"This is all about Patel's characterisation, and while this London-born actor has been excellent before, here his measured, restrained playing holds the film together, and we wind up adoring this extraordinary man who really went to infinity -- and beyond." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

The Silences (2016)

"Seriously brave and sometimes awfully moving." ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 11, 2016
2.5/5 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"Labor Day? That title's taken. Groundhog Day? And again. Friday The 13th? Um... hey yeah, that could work!" ‐ Rip It Up
Posted May 3, 2016
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