Leo Brady

Leo Brady
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Born and raised in Chicago, I am the creator and film critic for AMovieGuy.com. I have a wide range of movie interests, from classic cinema, sci-fi, horror, B-movies, and musicals. I am a member of the Chicago Indie Critics group and I also write for 25YL and Imbibe Cinema. I have a darling 2-year old son Lucas, my beautiful wife Christina, and 4 fluffy cats. I am AMovieGuy!

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/4 25% Crisis (2021) It's the fact that this movie tries so hard, and fails miserably, that's the real Crisis. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
1.5/4 37% Cherry (2021) There are a myriad of problems with Cherry, but overall it's boring, and lacking in a single character to care about. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
2/4 91% The Vigil (2021) The Vigil thinks shrieking noises and bland jump scares are enough to make a good horror movie. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
2/4 30% Blithe Spirit (2021) Blithe Spirit has the right spirit at heart, but fails to conjure up any laughs, from beginning to end. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
2.5/4 73% The World to Come (2020) The World to Come has commendable attributes, but I was expecting so much more. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3.5/4 80% I Care a Lot (2021) I Care a Lot is about ruthless people in a ruthless world and it's fantastic. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
2.5/4 50% The Violent Heart (2020) The Violent Heart is a solid drama...Hopefully it at least finds a place into the hearts and eyes of the hardcore romantics. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
2.5/4 72% The Mauritanian (2021) The Mauritanian is a story worthy of being told, but never delivering the full justice, and the closure that this painful moment deserves. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
2/4 69% Flora & Ulysses (2021) Kids might be entertained by Flora & Ulysses, but I was not impressed, no matter how far the squirrel can fly. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
3/4 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) I found 47 Meters Down to be intense, well constructed, and a good time at the movies. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/4 69% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 is about as good as an old clunker. There's a history there, it might get you from point A to B, but in the end, your left with a movie that ran out of gas a long time ago. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3/4 88% Band Aid (2017) There are plenty of adorable laughs, heartfelt moments, and the emergence of an absolute superstar, making Band Aid one of the pleasant surprises of 2017. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion is a dive into the mind and spirit of Miss Dickinson, who to this day, is a writer that changed the way words were put to the page. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3/4 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) With vibrant colors of the multiple planets, creatures, and space opera-like battles, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an eye-popping, visual rock concert. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3.5/4 69% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire keeps your head on a swivel and it's a fast paced blast. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3/4 53% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Cezanne and I is a film about friendship conflicting with creation. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3.5/4 81% Colossal (2017) With Colossal, the best advice I can give is for you to know nothing about it going in, stick with it, and bask in this film's brilliant originality. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3/4 57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Mission: Impossible II isn't just Wrongfully Rotten, it deserves high praise. - Imbibe Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 92% Little Fish (2021) Little Fish is a sad romance filled with so much amazing emotion it's impossible to forget it. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3/4 77% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is an unexpected and welcomed joy in 2021. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
3/4 63% PVT CHAT (2021) PVT Chat is a wild experience and a fantastic independent film. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
4/4 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Judas and the Black Messiah is using cinema to make a great impact, with phenomenal performances from Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, in a riveting portrayal of the stunning and heartbreaking betrayal of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3/4 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) I was surprised that I couldn't see my breathe after watching the bone chilling horror film- The Blackcoat's Daughter. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
2.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast is a fancy affair, but delivers too little for me to fall in love with. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3.5/4 98% Get Out (2017) Get Out is a smart, quite funny, and startling picture, you just have to see it. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
1/4 15% Bitter Harvest (2017) It's a bad sign when even the prayers in this movie are crappy. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/4 86% Departure (2015) Departure is a complex, coming of age story, which is at times poetic, and an emotional drama. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
1.5/4 64% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall is a plastic, phony effort of teenage melodrama, that struggles to give us a reason to enjoy going back to high school for one day, let alone repeat it over and over again. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3.5/4 80% Black Sea (2015) Black Sea is a superbly crafted piece of film. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3.5/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) The dynamic of family, love, and living life that exist in Mike Mills newest film 20th Century Women is just about the greatest thing I have seen in a movie in a long time. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/4 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is a unique film, in the sense that it is honest about life and the unfair difficulties that you go through as a child. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3.5/4 92% Fences (2016) Fences is about as good as it gets though, with two of the best acting performances of the year, and a lot of material to chew on long after the final scene. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
4/4 91% La La Land (2016) A gorgeous spectacle filled with beautiful music, lights, and colors. This is the must-see movie of the year. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
2/4 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is an attempt at a different kind of storytelling, but fails on many levels, with a contradictory message behind the surface. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/4 28% Bliss (2021) Bliss is an inventive expression of science fiction, bending the concept of reality, twisting before our own eyes, in a unique and fascinating way. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
1.5/4 24% The Reckoning (2021) The Reckoning turns into a mixture of painful survival and a dance with demonic hallucinations. That could be cool for a horror movie, but in this instance, it becomes tedious. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/4 69% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed for This is a surprisingly strong result. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/4 84% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge sends us into the trenches, displays what one can achieve with faith, and honors the courageous character of Desmond Doss. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/4 92% Certain Women (2016) At the center of Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women is the heart and soul of women all over the world. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
1.5/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) There is promise for better outputs by McGregor in the future, with kinder material, but American Pastoral is joyless. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/4 83% Denial (2016) Denial has a stellar performance from Rachel Weisz and hopefully reminds audiences that the truth matters. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) From below sea level to the top of the rig, Deepwater Horizon is a rousing accomplishment. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5/4 37% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch is entertaining, which will please audience goers not old enough to remember the year 1999. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
2/4 51% Complete Unknown (2016) Complete Unknown feels like a short story stretched as far as it could go, before it leaves our characters grasping out for the story to take them somewhere. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/4 88% Don't Breathe (2016) In twenty years from now, I can see Don't Breathe being viewed as a classic thriller. It grabs your attention on the premise alone. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) Anthropoid is pulse-pounding action and I wish 2016 had more movies like this. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/4 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Don't Think Twice happens to be one of the funniest and kindest films of 2016. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
2/4 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Mortensen's performance goes to waste with a plot that lets him down. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/4 71% Café Society (2016) Cafe Society is a sunny, warm, and gentle film, perfect for the young at heart. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
1/4 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Alice Through the Looking Glass left me with an extreme headache. - AMovieGuy.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021