Joel Brown

Joel Brown

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Joel Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 12%

The Darkest Hour (2011)

""Darkest Hour'' doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 27, 2011
1/4 12%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

"You know there is something wrong with a movie when even David Cross in a giant pelican suit isn't funny." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 15, 2011
1/4 0%

Echelon Conspiracy (2009)

"Combines a righteous message about out-of-control government surveillance with the old computer-gone-haywire plot to make - well, not very much, actually." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2.5/4 67%

Norman (2011)

"Byrd and Jenkins earn the film its critical points, but the screenplay has too many moments that feel network-TV-bland." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 25, 2011
1.5/4 24%

Apollo 18 (2011)

"For most horror fans it will be kind of a snooze." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 4, 2011
2/4 60%

Second Skin (2008)

"Most of the movie's revelations will be old hat to anyone who's paid modest attention to pop culture for the last 10 or 15 years." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 13, 2009
2/4 81%

Under Our Skin (2008)

"Heartbreaking stories of patients suffering life-shattering illness make "Under Our Skin'' compelling. It would have been an even better movie if the filmmakers had been more diligent in following the money." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2009
2/4 No Score Yet

A Man Among Giants (2009)

"Tunstall is a raw character, a troubled unit. It's not quite clear what Webber and Lewis are." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 9, 2009
2/4 47%

La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009)

"The Girl From Monaco doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a sprightly sex comedy or an enigmatic little thriller. Unfortunately, it's neither very funny nor very thrilling." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/4 14%

Dragonball Evolution (2009)

"The giddy, anything-goes spirit of Japanese manga comics and Hong Kong martial arts flicks animates Dragonball Evolution. Not enough to make it a good movie, mind you, but enough so you won't hate yourself if you sit through it with the kids." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 13, 2009
1/4 29%

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009)

"Director Patrick Tatopoulos was responsible for the creature effects in the two earlier installments, but he's not great at staging fights or directing actors." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 26, 2009
2.5/4 50%

We are Wizards (2008)

"The documentary sweetly focuses our attention on the way human creativity transforms everything around it. Often in the nuttiest of ways, true. But still, it's a good thing." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2009
2/4 50%

Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North (2008)

"It would be as funny as a Christopher Guest mockumentary if it weren't also so sad." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 16, 2009
3/4 93%

It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

"This is a mostly forgotten gem." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 9, 2009