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Merle Bertrand

Merle Bertrand
Merle Bertrand's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2007) Turns out that every country, every civilization, has its good eggs as well as its bad ones. What The Prisoner clearly shows us is that this Administration has no interest in learning the difference between the two.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2007
3/5 86% Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) Considering the abstract nature of its subject, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is a surprisingly straightforward look at a man who's been at the cutting edge of music's avant garde for decades.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2007
3/5 29% Zen Noir (2006) A fascinating, if somewhat pretentious little film that's not exactly the cut and dried crime drama that The Detective might have expected.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2006
3.5/5 50% Fall to Grace (2006) Marchbanks has crafted a genuine portrait of suburban Americana with Fall To Grace, especially with regard to our younger citizenry.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2006
3.5/5 40% Three Days of Rain (2005) It's simply a pleasure watching these seasoned pros, a collection of recognizable faces, if not exactly household names, massage these characters and bring them and their stories to life.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
2/5 57% Hamlet (2000) No, Ethan Hawke can't do Shakespeare.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2006
3.5/5 92% Our Brand Is Crisis (2005) If the fascinating, if disconcerting Our Brand Is Crisis teaches us one thing, it's that consultants, handlers, lawyers, and middlemen can always find a job.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2006
4/5 82% The Big Lebowski (1998) Joel and Ethan Cohen are in the midst of just such a golden streak right now.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 91% High Fidelity (2000) A finely tuned piece of work.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 72% Habit (1997) Do we really need yet another vampire movie? Sure, about as much as we needed another movie about that ship that ruined a perfectly good iceberg.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 94% Girlhood (2003) Chilling, depressing, yet guardedly optimistic.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 65% Stagedoor (2006) ... bears an unfortunate resemblance to one of the ambitious three-week productions the Stagedoor Manor campers strive to put on.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 89% In America (2003) A solid, if unspectacular family film.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 73% The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons) (1999) An idiot is exactly what you'll be if you don't check out The Dinner Game.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet Life Without Pain (2005) ... eye-opening documentary ...‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 77% The Butcher Boy (1997) The film's horrific conclusion is as uncompromising as it is inevitable and, unfortunately, ever-more topical.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 91% Aggressives (2004) Reminds us of the vast range of physical, mental and emotional attributes the human race can encompass.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2005
3/5 69% Christmas in the Clouds (2005) The kind of film in which you pretty much know that everything is going to turn out all right in the end. That doesn't mean, however, that one won't enjoy watching this warm and fuzzy exercise in escapism in the process.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2005
4/5 68% Cape of Good Hope (2005) A heartwarming, cleansing film that's simply good for the soul.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet Drivers Wanted (2005) Simply goes on way too long, the good parts diluted by marginal material the same way anchovies'll ruin a perfectly good Meat Lover's Special.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 21, 2005
3.5/5 77% Occupation: Dreamland (2005) Succeeds in putting human faces on both the soldiers that we read about so clinically in our papers, as well as, to a lesser extent, the Iraqis who, not surprisingly, come across as both victims and aggressors.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2005
4/5 82% Emmanuel's Gift (2005) A touching and almost ridiculously inspirational story for all of us.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2005
3/5 43% Bob, Verushka, and the Pursuit of Happiness (2000) Delightfully goofy.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2004
3/5 80% America Brown (2004) A decent, if flawed look at life in the football spotlight; a film that makes one wonder if it might not be time to turn down the glare a little bit.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2004
3.5/5 60% 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004) While there's never any serious doubt about how director Jordan Hawley's bittersweet comedy is going to end up, it's still a fun and silly-in-a- good-way ride to get there.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2004
3.5/5 38% Happy Hour (2004) Provides enough tragi-comedy to make the viewer feel like drowning their own sorrows... while laughing to lift their spirits.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2004
3.5/5 63% Bush's Brain (2004) This film should truly frighten partisans on both sides of the aisle.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2004
4/5 59% Mind the Gap (2005) This is a solid under-the-radar sleeper.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2004
3/5 63% Mail Order Wife (2005) Coaxes its fair share of laughs from an audience sure to be squirming in their seats in discomfort, while the film's outrageous ending almost makes the slow ramp-up worthwhile.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2004
3.5/5 94% The Agronomist (2004) The film reveals a man whose wiry build, relentless passion, fearless guile, and bravery made him a beloved human rights activist in his strife-ridden country.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2004
3/5 47% Martin & Orloff (2002) Even though this film swings for the fences but doesn't quite connect, Martin and Orloff is still a solid double off the wall.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2003
3.5/5 68% What Alice Found (2003) [A] refreshing road movie.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2003
4/5 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003) Does an excellent job of showing how powerful television has become in getting one's message across... as well as how easily television and some creative editing can manipulate that very message.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
3.5/5 53% The Burial Society (2003) The appeal of The Burial Society lays in its unusual and obscure take on an otherwise mundane tale of greed, treachery and double-cross.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2003
2.5/5 33% America So Beautiful (2001) While providing a fresh perspective on a different troubled time in our history, this challenging but flawed film nonetheless manages to be a much needed affirmation of the American Dream.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 27, 2003
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Scoundrel's Wife (The Home Front) (2002) The Scoundrel's Wife looks great and Pitre fills the film with solid performances all around.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2003
4/5 40% The Hard Word (2003) Set in Australia, this rock 'em, sock 'em tug of war is a solid bit of nasty fun from Down Under.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
4/5 71% Phone Booth (2003) A devilishly fun film, full of juicy performances, unrelenting tension, and a sense of unpredictability that lasts right up to the very end.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2003
2.5/5 47% Assassination Tango (2003) With its clumsy storytelling and lack of someone to filter Duvall's gushiness about the subject matter, Assassination Tango winds up shooting itself in its own dancing feet.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2003
3.5/5 82% Journeys With George (2002) A chronicle not only of one man's quest to be president, but of how that man single-handedly turned a plane full of hard-bitten, cynical journalists into what was essentially, by campaign's end, an extended publicity department.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2003
3.5/5 77% The Cooler (2003) Does wonderful things with an unlikely, maybe even slightly fantastic love story between two star-crossed lovers.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2003
3.5/5 98% Spellbound (2002) As the field gets winnowed down, we actually do get to know the survivors well enough to develop an empathy for them, if not a downright rooting interest.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
2.5/5 59% Fear X (2003) A tedious, snail-paced mess.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
3/5 56% Milk & Honey (2005) Has just enough quirks and unexpected shocks along the way to keep things interesting.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2003
3.5/5 77% The Mudge Boy (2003) A film that's every bit as odd, unique, and unnerving as its title character.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2003
3/5 97% Love & Diane (2002) While Love & Diane is itself a compelling, if difficult story about the individuals involved, the film resonates more deeply when the viewer considers its titular individuals as examples of the broader societal ills of which they are a byproduct.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2003
2/5 60% Madame Satã (2002) All the main characters are loud, crude, obnoxious and just grating in general.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2003
3/5 46% 2 Brothers & a Bride (2003) A genial, generally amusing film.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2003
1.5/5 57% The Death of Klinghoffer (2003) While the opera The Death of Klinghoffer seems like a dubious enough proposition to begin with, turning that opera into a movie was just an all around bad idea.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2003
2.5/5 68% Laurel Canyon (2003) Cholodenko's tepid melodrama is an exercise in boilerplate storytelling.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003