Emily Wheeler Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Emily Wheeler

Emily Wheeler
Emily Wheeler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
53% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge pukes out a mess of cultural critiques and over-the-top violence that's hard to shake. It's not very smart, it's not even very good, but boy is it entertaining.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) It potentially needed to brake more often to let its observations settle, but you won't realize that until after the credits roll. It's too easy to get swept up by this documentary to worry about its minor failings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
73% Adrift (2018) It sets out to entertain, and in its modest way, it does. Adrift may not be everything you want it to be, but it's just enough to be satisfying.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
86% The Escape (2018) The audience is launched into an unsettling character study, one that takes its time getting its claws into you but ultimately delivers an intense ride.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
24% Breaking In (2018) It is not the story of a strong, triumphant mom. It's not even a subversion of home invasion thrillers. It's a dull, tiresome series of inexplicable events and familiar clichés.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The film gives off such a vivacious energy that it never feels of the past; it is a moment preserved exactly as it should be.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon does ultimately succeed at making a gay coming-of-age film broadly accessible, but hopefully we'll get more nuanced takes going forward.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
88% Bomb City (2018) An excellent central performance from Dave Davis and the promise of director Jameson Brooks makes this a noteworthy film for anyone hoping to discover fresh talent, but even those just looking for a good individual film will find this satisfying‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Ildikó Enyedi has made a film worthy of its widespread praise, and she did it with an assured, distinctive hand. It may not be for everyone, but for the adventurous viewer, it's a must-see.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
93% Thelma (2017) Thelma is likely to stick with you, and it makes for an exciting change-up from some of international cinema's best.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
79% American Folk (2018) Overall, Heinz managed to craft a feel-good film that breaks through even crusty hearts like mine, and that's no small feat.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Liyana (2017) The approach certainly makes Liyana unique, but be aware that it gives you a glimpse and not the full picture of these kids. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Dolores (2017) Dolores is only interested in getting the activist recognition, and it serves as an entertaining overview of the staggering things Huerta has accomplished.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
50% The Glass Castle (2017) A best-selling book, a promising director, and a great cast made The Glass Castle seem like a tantalizing project, but the pitfalls proved too numerous for this tricky adaptation. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
98% Columbus (2017) Kogonada put his deep film knowledge to good use in this stunning debut, delivering a movie with a perspective and message that stands out from the crowd.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
81% Lovesong (2017) So Yong Kim's Lovesong is a minimalist, strikingly formed small-scale drama about two female friends slowly falling in love.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Paris Can Wait's lack of style and subtlety lures the audience into boredom only to sucker punch them with saccharine, half-hearted plot points.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Even when The Lost City of Z's minor flaws do crop up, they are quickly washed over by moments that get your mind fluttering or simply leave you in a state of awe. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
49% The Promise (2017) Its lofty ambitions and good intentions make it tempting to give The Promise a pass, but a story about genocide shouldn't be this forgettable.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is fleeting entertainment, but given its massive budget and the audience's predisposition to Kong, that's not a terribly impressive feat. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) A Dog's Purpose has got cute dogs, but you're better off spending two hours cuddling your own pets.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
96% 13th (2016) With 13th, Ava DuVernay provides a comprehensive and wide-eyed look at the complications of the 13th amendment we aren't discussing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
No Score Yet Reach for the SKY (2015) Reach for the Sky These represents the arguments for and against South Korea's punishing education system, thoughtfully delivered at the end of a compelling documentary.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
57% The God Cells (2016) The God Cells synthesizes the medical field's promising results into a powerful argument, even if it doesn't provide a clear blueprint on how to improve the situation. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
96% Nuts! (2016) Nuts! is downright fun, and the larger ideas underlying Nuts! are certainly thought-provoking enough to sustain multiple viewings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
60% The Mask You Live In (2015) While not fully achieving its goals, The Mask You Live In presents enough thought-provoking material in a digestible manner to get people interested. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
78% Naz & Maalik (2016) Naz and Maalik themselves are unique, but the story they're put in doesn't delve deep enough into the issues that it naturally brings up to be truly satisfying.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
85% Lamb (2016) Partridge didn't bring anything new to the table, leaving Lamb as little more than a carbon copy of the book's successes and failures.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short's faults aren't hidden, but neither is its remarkable ability to entertain while giving a rather complex lesson.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
No Score Yet Ice Guardians (2016) Ice Guardians moves at a nice clip, using rock and other high energy music to add to the momentum of its arguments.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016