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Paul Brunick

Paul Brunick
Paul Brunick's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, New York Times, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% I Love You, Man (2009) [T]his unpretentious crowd-pleaser is still punchy enough to send packed theaters reeling in riotous laughter. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2014
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Eager to get myself into the right mindset for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I turned to the multiplex patron sitting next to me and politely asked him to slam my head against the forward seatback. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2014
1/5 No Score Yet Caitlin Plays Herself (2011) Why would she return for more of this guy's thin gruel? the film asks. Why do we? ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps (2011) Ms. Rosenmeier's tendency to insert herself at the center of the story ... at first seems slightly immodest. Gradually, it suggests a deeply unsettling level of self-involvement. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Le Premier Rasta (2011) The movement defies definition and thus invites it. And yeah, the music is pretty good. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 29, 2011
1/5 35% Immortals (2011) Sing to me, O Muse, of gods and men, of timeless legends and forgettable retreads. Speak of "Immortals," and answer in all seriousness: did you even read that awful script? ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2011
4.5/5 96% In the Family (2012) Mr. Wang's slow-reveal psychological drama isn't just a showcase for his excellent ensemble cast. Beautifully modulated and stylistically sui generis, "In the Family" is also one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2011
1/5 60% Glitch in the Grid (2011) Not much happens, but the most basic shifts in time and place are so badly signposted, you'd be lost without a synopsis. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2011
3/5 44% The Catechism Cataclysm (2011) Weird and well-acted... ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2011
2.5/5 36% Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011) There are a lot of vibes in this film, most of them vaguely positive. If only "Connected" had a stronger center of gravity. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
4/5 91% To Be Heard (2011) Check your cynicism at the ticket booth. "To Be Heard" is one of the best documentaries of the year. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2011
2.5/5 67% The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011) The talking-head testimonials succeed one another so quickly that it becomes difficult to track individual personalities, a structural problem that works to dissolve unique stories... ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2/5 71% The Nine Muses (2011) Themes don't develop so much as they endlessly repeat, nor do they gain much through extended duration. It fails to engage either the intellect or the senses. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 5, 2011
2.5/5 30% Courageous (2011) Overplotted and understructured, "Courageous" is a slog to get through at 130 minutes. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2011
3/5 45% Jane's Journey (2011) Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject, who appears throughout. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 60% The Weird World of Blowfly (2011) Somehow Mr. Reid has an ability to push so far into the depths of stupidity that he breaks out the other side, making you laugh in spite of yourself. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2011
2.5/5 40% Granito (2011) "Granito" is less rough-edged than its guerrilla-film predecessor, but it shares a spirit of simplistic revolutionary solidarity. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 13, 2011
2.5/5 53% The High Cost of Living (2011) So artistically well-intentioned and earnest in its ambitions that you can almost forgive the banality of its every scene. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2011
3.5/5 71% Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football (2011) It rather proudly affirms the American dream, reclaiming it for Muslims who see no conflict between their patriotism and their faith. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet My Kingdom (2011) Though its reverence for Peking Opera gives the film a thinly heritage sheen, its generic mix of backstage musical and swordplay spectacular is vintage discount bin. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2011
1/5 No Score Yet Stripped Down (2011) "Stripped Down" is bad in so many ways I can't help but feel a slightly tender affection for it. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2011
1/5 60% Vincent will Meer (Vincent Wants to Sea) (2011) The principal characters can be reduced to a handful of tics, and the entire story line is immaculately devoid of incidental detail. It's like sitting in a padded cell for about 90 minutes. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 27, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Extraordinary Stories (2011) A contagiously playful and thrillingly inventive work, a film that's more compulsively watchable and conventionally entertaining than any synopsis would begin to suggest. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 3, 2011
76% Poison (1991) Did Haynes not realize how incompatible his own sensibility is with Genet's? ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2/5 44% Bereavement (2011) I'd sooner touch a nine-volt battery to my tongue than sit through this film again. ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3.5/4 88% Blue Valentine (2010) Director Derek Cianfrance has realized his potential and then some. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 27, 2010
2/5 67% Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story (2010) Were it not for a masterly production coup...this slight and unambitious work would be wholly indistinguishable from basic-cable filler. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2010
.5/4 38% Inhale (2010) If there's an upside here, it's salt-and-pepper stud Mulroney. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2010
1.5/4 50% Bitter Feast (2010) Beyond its creepy back story, the horror in this morally confused and cinematically inert film is entirely nominal. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2010