Patrick Bromley

Patrick Bromley
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I have been reviewing films since 2004, when I started as a critic with DVD Verdict. I launched my own site, fthismovie.com, in 2010, which publishes reviews, retrospective pieces, and a weekly podcast all in the service of a love of film despite its irreverent name. In addition to writing for Blumhouse.com (when that was a thing), I am a regular contributor to genre sites Daily Dead and Bloody Disgusting, where I have covered film festivals and champion a love of horror movies. Watching movies, writing about movies, and hopefully spreading a passion and knowledge of film is my love. I am a member of both the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society as well.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
66% Wrath of Man (2021) Guy Ritchie's new best movie. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
85% Jakob's Wife (2021) This is a horror comedy that says so many things about so many things about relationships, marriage, and gender politics, but it's also a blood-soaked blast of fun. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
81% Offseason (2021) Those of us who are able to dial into its wavelength and who can dig a good supernatural seaside tale are going to be rewarded. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
100% Introducing, Selma Blair (2021) Powerful, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
28% Jiu Jitsu (2020) Entertainingly insane and insanely entertaining, Jiu Jitsu is bonkers action cinema of the highest order. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
93% Lucky (2020) Kermani and Grant have made a movie that demands to be seen and deserves to be examined and discussed. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
90% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) What The Strangers is to home invasion horror, this movie is to supernatural horror: an intense and relentless exercise that never ignores the characters or emotional elements in the telling of its story. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
63% The Owners (2020) Once you figure out what The Owners has in store, it's just a waiting game to watch it play out. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
92% Alone (2020) A very straightforward survival thriller, but done with such skill and confidence that it stands above its contemporaries - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
86% Shakespeare's Shitstorm (2020) For fans of the company's output, Shakespeare's Shitstorm is another Tromasterpiece. Everyone else may want to steer clear. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
77% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Gorgeously photographed, quietly acted, haunting in its cumulative effect. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
77% 12 Hour Shift (2020) This is a terrific movie about bad people doing worse things. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
80% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) This is a movie that's very well directed and very well acted (particularly by Herbers in the lead) and so of the moment that I have to give it a ton of credit even if it didn't come together all the way for me. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) A horror anthology that gets it right. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
49% The Pale Door (2020) Koontz's film is an honest, sincere, and affectionate tribute to both genres, further proof that the world could use more horror westerns - especially when they're as good as this. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
2.5/5 81% The Beach House (2020) The Beach House isn't what I wanted. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
100% Fulci for Fake (2019) For fans of Fulci, it's essential viewing. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
33% Exit Wounds (2001) This might be the last time a Steven Seagal movie felt like a real movie. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
48% S.W.A.T. (2003) About as straightforward as action movies of this period get. I mean that in a good way. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
12% On Deadly Ground (1994) This is more than just a vanity project for Seagal. It's also his first real stinker. It would not be his last. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
No Score Yet The Mercenary (2019) It's not one of my favorite Jesse V. Johnson joints, but it's still really badass when it wants to be and an action movie I'd recommend to any hardcore #HeavyAction fans. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
No Score Yet China O'Brien (1988) The movie is just ok, but Rothrock is awesome. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
86% Color Out of Space (2020) Richard Stanley is back, and he's brought the best Lovecraft adaptation in 30 years with him. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 20% Carrie (2002) Carson is essentially remaking De Palma's movie, and badly at that. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
83% Beyond the Gates (2016) A movie exploding with affection for the kinds of movies that inspired it. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
54% The Belko Experiment (2017) One of the bloodiest, most savage wide releases I've seen in a long, long time. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
83% Begin Again (2014) Plays like a studio remake of Once, retaining some of the ideas and the heart but bogging them down with clumsy filmmaking and bad choices. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
82% Batkid Begins (2015) Sweet and winning and makes us all feel a little better about the world in which we live - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
65% Bad Words (2014) It is capable of being funny, sure, but it's a movie that works way better in its dramatic moments. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
98% The Babadook (2014) Is to parenting what The Shining is to alcoholism. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
86% Animals (2015) A deeply human and heartbreaking love story. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
72% American Sniper (2015) This is a story that requires more than basic competence. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
45% Almost Human (2014) It's fun in the way that '80s horror was fun, particularly when it begins to let it rip with the gore effects, which it finally does during its bloody climax. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
46% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) The scares aren't really there, the gore is mostly uninteresting and the characters are difficult to care about. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
48% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) The movie has a sassy sense of humor, attitude to spare and plenty of playful energy -- all good stuff. But it's basically a mess. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
39% Aftershock (2013) Doggedly determined to prove that the world is awful, but shows no interest in taking responsibility for its own awfulness. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
48% 31 (2016) It's what you might expect a Rob Zombie movie to be if he had never made another movie, much less some of the most interesting and distinctive horror films of the last 10-15 years. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
35% 24 Exposures (2014) This is Joe Swanberg's De Palma movie, simultaneously laying bare and indulging in his obsessions. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
60% 10 Years (2012) It is a movie of small truths, usually well observed. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Even if there are some storytelling choices that don't land quite as well for me as some of the earlier beats, I cannot say enough about the filmmaking technique on display. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
63% Satanic Panic (2019) It's everything you might expect from a Fangoria production and everything a horror kid could want out of a horror movie. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
66% The Furies (2019) A gory blast from start to finish. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
69% Haunt (2019) This is a slick, well-directed exercise, one that knows how to build tension and generate a scare. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
44% Tone-Deaf (2019) Taught, nightmarish, and totally bold, Tone-Deaf is a singular horror film that works as both a quasi-slasher and as satire. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 22% Verotika (2019) The movie played like a comedy (and not on purpose). - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
34% Domino (2019) Here's hoping that the director has at least one more great film in him before deciding to hang it up forever. I would hate for a career as brilliant as his to end on this sour a note. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
84% Avengement (2019) This is a hard-hitting movie, the kind where the violence is stylized less so that it looks cool and more so that you feel every blow. I got bruises just watching it. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 99% Saint Frances (2020) Tonally delicate and loving towards every single one of its characters, it's the kind of indie that gives indie movies a good name. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The best kind of crowd-pleaser: one you don't have to feel bad about liking because it doesn't talk down to you. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 70% Olympic Dreams (2020) Call it Lost in Translation with more sports. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019