Mary Brennan Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Brennan

Mary Brennan
Mary Brennan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Masculin Feminin (1966) An odd, scattered, free-form, but thoroughly engaging film.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2005
2.5/4 72% Paper Clips (2004) It's a remarkable story, and well worth seeing, particularly for its handful of genuinely affecting moments.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
2.5/4 76% Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2004) It should be good fun for chess lovers. For the chess-indifferent, it also has some enjoyable moments.‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
3/4 74% The Upside of Anger (2005) Though this is not the type of serious film likely to win many awards, Allen gives one of her best performances.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2005
2.5/4 85% Gunner Palace (2005) One of the most frightening aspects of the movie is the random feeling it conveys. Another is the shock of seeing such very young soldiers, many of them teenagers, caught up in a war they don't really understand.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2005
2.5/4 76% A Talking Picture (Um Filme Falado) (2004) Extremely slow and won't be for those with no appetite for lengthy, self-serious monologues, but it also has a sharp, personal edge to it.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2005
2/4 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004) A ham-fisted movie that doesn't tax your brain with a lot of pesky ideas and three-dimensional characters.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
1.5/4 28% Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision (2004) Problematic on almost all levels.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2004
4/4 92% Vera Drake (2004) Vera is the heart of the film, and Staunton gives an exquisite performance.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2004
3.5/4 89% Tying the Knot (2004) A quietly effective exploration of the divisive subject of gay marriage in America.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2004
2/4 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) A monochromatic melodrama.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2004
2.5/4 72% Primer (2004) Intriguing but flawed.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2004
2.5/4 90% Shaolin Soccer (2004) Not an earth-shattering achievement, but not something to miss if you haven't yet met Stephen Chow.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2004
3.5/4 97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) An extraordinary portrait of a life lived always in the shadow of despair.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2004
3.5/4 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003) A gripping, nearly perfect documentary, chronicling a heart-stopping rise, fall and triumphant reversal in the space of its 74-minute running time.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2004
2/4 16% The Big Bounce (2004) For all its twists and turns, Bounce never really goes anywhere.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2004
3/4 78% Bad Santa (2003) A profane, wildly politically incorrect and sometimes shockingly funny holiday comedy.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2003
2/4 10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) The movie has some mildly amusing moments, but it completely lacks the wild glee and irresistible rhythm of the book.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2003
3/4 31% Underworld (2003) A weirdly compelling blend of corny sentiment and bloodthirsty ballet.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2003
2.5/4 82% Matchstick Men (2003) Disappointing and uneven‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2003
2.5/4 48% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen (2003) You'll either like this soaringly daft confection, even as it aggravates you with its self-absorption, or you won't. I did.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 29, 2003
2.5/4 81% Step Into Liquid (2003) While Step Into Liquid has charming and even breathtaking moments, it definitely flags after the halfway point.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 22, 2003
1.5/4 13% Uptown Girls (2003) Everything has a blurry, much-edited quality, and the story lines don't mesh.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 15, 2003
1.5/4 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) More like a Cradle of Tedium, and despite the high-decibel sound and fury, you may wish you had brought a pillow.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 25, 2003
3/4 62% By Hook or by Crook (2002) A ragged but endearing buddy movie.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 27, 2003
2.5/4 69% May (2003) [Bettis] has a smoldering, humorless intensity that's unnerving.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 13, 2003
3.5/4 No Score Yet Shanghai Ghetto, much stranger than any fiction, brings this unknown slice of history affectingly to life.‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 16, 2003
2/4 27% Daddy Day Care (2003) Daddy Day Care doesn't rank with the most awful of the Murphy turkeys, but it's definitely flat as a pancake, fueled by bathroom humor, listless pratfalls and recycled, borderline-offensive jokes about the ineptitude of men as caretakers.‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 9, 2003
2/4 29% It Runs in the Family (2003) A pretty unpalatable blend of syrup and formaldehyde-basted turkey.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 25, 2003
1.5/4 43% Anger Management (2003) The laughs here are painfully few and far between.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 11, 2003
3/4 65% Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) (2003) It's corny, but it's also pretty cool.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 4, 2003
0/4 37% Spun (2003) Less a movie than an idea for a movie, and unfortunately it's a very bad idea for a movie.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 28, 2003
3/4 81% Tully (2002) The movie resonates with a rare and genuine sweetness.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 28, 2003
1.5/4 33% Tears of the Sun (2003) If it were better done, Tears would be offensive: the villains are evil, faceless, baby-murdering Muslims. But the movie is so shoddy and one-dimensional that it's just a dreary, predictably violent bore.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 7, 2003
2/4 94% Hell House (2002) Lazy filmmaking, with the director taking a hands-off approach when he should have shaped the story to show us why it's compelling.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2002
30% The Animal (2001) It's just not funny.‐
Posted Jun 4, 2001
3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) There's a kind of grand awfulness about it.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
78% Swimming with Sharks (1995) Sharks is a one-joke movie, and the joke wears thin less than halfway through.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Fire (1996) The pieces don't all work perfectly, but the whole is gently affecting.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Alien Resurrection (1997) A lot of fun to watch, and easy to surrender to in the moment.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Chasing Amy (1997) It's too loud, sometimes, and it's always pushy, but it's got heart.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% The Godfather (1972) Corleone, the soft-spoken crimelord, is masterfully played by Brando in one of the most imitated performances of all time.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% As Good as It Gets (1997) Utterly false, like all sitcoms, but that's not necessarily a terrible thing.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12% The Glimmer Man (1996) It's ugly and unpleasant but you may find it intensely compelling, much like a visit to the oral surgeon.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% Hard Eight (1996) It's hugely refreshing to watch a movie populated almost exclusively by character actors.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000