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Phil Brown

Phil Brown
Phil Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail, Little White Lies, Collider, NOW Toronto

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 50% Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014) There's always been a TPB formula, but everyone involved knows how to tweak things just enough for each new chapter. Don't Legalize It is an earned victory lap.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) Deliriously flies over-the-top with a bad taste premise for the sake of sick laughs and B-movie bliss.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) A hysterical comedy with such embarrassingly accurate insights and rich emotional depth that it stings deeper than most dramas.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 65% Manhunt (2017) Just lushly ludicrous enough in all the old John Woo ways‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
1/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) That Dawson's reputation somehow survives the ordeal is a testament to her talents, even if Unforgettable is yet another paycheck project unworthy of her effort.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
1.5/5 31% The Assignment (2017) Hill simply went off the rails with this one and delivered something so wildly lurid and insane that it's a jaw-dropper of ill-conceived bad taste. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It's amusing enough, and certainly better than any of the schmaltzy holiday claptrap the studios clog up the multiplexes with this time of year.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/5 61% Desierto (2016) As an action movie, it's totally fine. Unfortunately Cuarón strives for something more and doesn't quite get there.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 57% LBJ (2017) So LBJ is very much a flawed movie, in the ways that almost all "important man" biopics tend to be.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 48% Dog Eat Dog (2016) It's unlikely anyone watching the results will have as much fun as they did making it, but at least they are invited to laugh along at all the dirty deeds these major movie players did dirt cheap.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 44% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) 'Sadako vs. Kayako' is all about giddy ghostly entertainment and on a purely crowd-pleasing level, it delivers the goods.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 80% Chuck (2017) Ultimately, The Bleeder works. It's fun, it's sweet, it's well made, and packs in just enough unexpected zigs and zags to avoid tedious predictability. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 91% Elle (2016) Michele is a fascinatingly complex character and her response is highly personal, rooted in a lifetime of emotional callousness. The character works thanks to Isabelle Huppert, in one of her finest performances. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) It's an ode to living life sincerely, never mind the inevitable looming humiliation. After all, Jenkins may have been mercilessly mocked for decades, but she's never been forgotten.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 74% Wiener-Dog (2016) It's the writer/director's finest and most accessible movie in years, bitterly funny and painfully moving.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
4.5/5 87% The Lobster (2016) Pitched somewhere between Luis Bunuel and Larry David, Lanthimos combines small behavioural comedy and twisted surrealism with darkly cynical edge. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
4/5 83% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) Jensen finds just the right deadpan tone to deliver his sicko lunacy and also grounds things enough to sneak in some moving drama towards the end. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 43% Mr. Right (2016) Mr. Right proves that needn't be the case and hopefully it helps inject a little life back into the traditional action/comedy. The genre's been sagging a bit as of late and it'd be nice to have it back.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
1/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) A talented ensemble cast is wasted in this nauseatingly manipulative and sentimental bit of holiday swill that hasn't a single saving grace.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
1/5 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) As expected, all the humour involves his bumping into things and falling over because he's fat, which is apparently hilarious.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
2/4 14% Blended (2014) Another year has passed, and so, as with the cold inevitability of death, another Adam Sandler movie is upon us.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 23, 2014
2.5/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) The Conjuring uses every stock scare in the horror movie playbook for a dumb, yet charmingly traditional haunted house picture that manages to feel more retro than rehashed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2013
3/4 86% Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013) Not just a documentary about Internet privacy, but a non-fiction horror flick for anyone who blindly agrees to user licensing agreements online (a.k.a. everyone).‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2013
1/4 13% The Smurfs 2 (2013) Only adults with 'Smurf-holm syndrome' could love this film.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2013
2.5/4 No Score Yet Dragon Girls (2012) In terms of its style and structure, Dragon Girls is completely conventional, but its stubborn, earnestly striving subjects and the sprawling grounds of the school itself have definite star qualities.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2013
1/5 11% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) Quote not available.‐ Now Playing Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) The ending is a bust, but there's a wealth of good stuff here.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2012
83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) The performances live up to the insanity of the screenplay.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2012