Adelaide Review

Adelaide Review is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Rating Title/Year Author
4/10 Four Kids and It (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley A hard slog at getting up to 110 minutes... EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
6/10 The Translators (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley There are more than a few credibility gaps and contradictions too, and you also have to wonder, again, if any publishing firm across the world would ever go to so much damn trouble and expense... EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
6/10 The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Yes, it's all pretty laboured, but you can't stop watching Viswanathan in her first lead, and Krinsky manages some snappy lines... EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
5/10 Becky (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley It's all a bit lame and daft... EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
7/10 An American Pickle (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Really too scattered to be as satirical as it obviously wants to be, and losing a little steam into the final act, this nevertheless demonstrates that, yes, Rogen can truly act, and that he's quite the mensch too. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
7/10 Adam (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Headed by three fine performances, with the distinguished Azabal working well with the less-known Erradi and charmingly naturalistic child actor Belkhaouda... EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
7/10 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley If only Kaufman had thought of ending things half an hour before he actually did and this would have been a masterpiece of angsty cerebral unease. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
The New Mutants (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley The final result is something that's sure to irk hardcore Marvel-philes and newbies alike. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Fatima (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Sure to be adored by religious types despite its faults, this tries to maintain a wary and neutral tone... But, as a wise man once said, you've got to have faith. You've gotta have faith... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
7/10 Les misérables (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Victor Hugo would have greatly approved, from the joyful opening to the unforgettable final fadeout. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
6/10 Mulan (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Mandy Walker's cinematography is strong enough to make you regret that this couldn't viably be released in cinemas, and the name Chinese cast is pretty good too, and yet, somehow, it doesn't quite work. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
6/10 I Am Woman (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Director Moon and scripter Emma Jensen's epic has its problems... but much of it can be excused due to Cobham-Hervey excellent performance. Surely this is her proper breakout role... EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
6/10 Eighth Grade (2018) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Although distinctly American, writer/director Bo Burnham's subtly melancholy teen drama tells a universal story, and star Elsie Fisher perfectly captures the agony of being young... EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
6/10 Tenet (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley A flick you'll want, however desperately, to like more than you actually do, this is surely the most Nolan-esque Nolan offering of them all...is this really the movie that's going to save the industry from COVID-induced oblivion? EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
5/10 Project Power (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...if you're suspecting that Foxx's Art has some grim personal vendetta against Biggie and the whole damn Power thing, then maybe you should be writing dopey action movies yourself instead of just watching them? EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
7/10 Acute Misfortune (2018) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley An off-putting-but-fittingly-titled study of a period at the end of the life... EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
5/10 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...almost hopelessly derivative and sentimental. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
7/10 La belle époque (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Nicolas Bedos' melancholically French character piece has lovely performances and some charming humour - although its mixed messages are perhaps a little screwy. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
5/10 Made in Italy (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...a distinctly awkward drama with an almost roman a clef aspect that feels weird, strained and uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
6/10 () David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...another all-star, overlong comedic drama with a fine cast seeing you past the very French contrivance... EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
6/10 Deerskin (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Dujardin is pretty good, considering that even he occasionally seems unsure what kind of movie he's actually in... EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
7/10 23 Walks (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley In the end, there really isn't much else to say about this one: Johns and Steadman are good, London looks nice, and the emotions are just rich and real enough... EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
Litigante (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Franco Lolli's second feature is a tough, Spanish-language family drama that takes considerable risks yet works well, with fine performances from a surprisingly untested cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
6/10 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...this should still be tolerable if you're in the right woofy frame of mind, and a general disdain for critics could also be a bonus... EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Babyteeth (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Shannon Murphy's feature début is something of a teen epic and even a 'cancer movie', yet proves very moving due to its tough emotions, melancholy humour and Eliza Scanlen's central performance... EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Armando Iannucci's version of Charles Dickens' much-filmed eighth novel is a spirited, sometimes joyous dramatic comedy headed by a gorgeous performance by Dev Patel. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
6/10 Shirley (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...in the end, it's mostly just an opportunity for Moss to channel her skills into a particularly venomous vessel. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
7/10 Nobody Knows I'm Here (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley This peculiar but curiously moving drama from Gaspar Antillo is built upon a finely understated performance by Jorge Garcia, a man who could carry just about anything. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley A beautifully cinematic saga with some ugly edges, Spike Lee's latest is one of his most epic, expensive and occasionally messy outings yet. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
6/10 Wasp Network (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Assayas' mighty factual epic is too overstuffed with plot and character to come together as a whole, but many of its individual elements are impressive - and even spectacular. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
6/10 One-Way to Tomorrow (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Throwing in an odd, film-school-ish reference to Jean-Luc Godard's Bande À Part towards the end, Açiktan's character piece is worth watching, despite its issues, if you're sick to death of glossy, cheesy Hollywoody romantic epics. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
8/10 Spelling the Dream (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Yes, all in all, director/co-writer/co-producer/editor/co-camera operator Rega's doco is positively spellbinding. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
6/10 Resistance (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...it's a shame that he loses his grip at times. And yet it's still a story that should be told, especially as Marceau and his colleagues helped save some 10,000 children during the war... EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
6/10 Proxima (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Alice Winocour's vaguely awkward drama is saved from the brink by a strong performance by the luminous Eva Green, and she's matched by little Zélie Boulant as her eight-year-old daughter. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
6/10 Mutiny of the Worker Bees (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Amiable work from Egelhaaf and Carreiro help save this from itself, and they're cute enough to help you see past the jumbled scripting... EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
5/10 I Love You, Stupid (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...only if quarantine is really, really getting to you. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
6/10 The Lovebirds (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Familiarity aside, this is worth it for Issa and Kumail, whose charm and chemistry carries the film through its shakier moments. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
6/10 Escape From Pretoria (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Radcliffe gives it everything under a ratty wig and peering out from very '70s spectacles, and almost makes you forget these issues. You really want to see him break out, and he eventually does... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
3/10 The Wrong Missy (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ... what did you expect? Originality? Wit? Narrative sense? Emotional resonance? EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
7/10 The Trip to Greece (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley The fourth and final entry in Michael Winterbottom's Trip film series is darker still and more melancholy than the previous pics, despite the gorgeous locations. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
8/10 A Secret Love (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley So subtle yet so moving, and really one of the best recent movies to hit Netflix... EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
7/10 Hearts and Bones (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Lawrence demands that we remember that the refugee crisis is never, ever resolved with an unexpected final sequence set to the tune of an '80s classic turned unforgettably on its head. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
6/10 The Assistant (2019) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley ...a study of workplace oppression and a kind of systemic harassment that aims high but is somewhat undone by its own slow, miserable mood. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
5/10 Dangerous Lies (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Let's face it, if the lies were really that dangerous, one might hope they'd be a little bit more memorable. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
7/10 The Half of It (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley There's much to enjoy in Wu's second film as director (and her first in 16 years!)... EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
6/10 Extraction (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley In the end, after all that violence and ceaseless blokey shooting you might be left wondering whether another title might have been more appropriate: Exhaustion. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
6/10 Sergio (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Perennially political director Greg Barker's dramatisation of chunks of the life of UN diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello has its problems but is grounded by a tremendous performance from Wagner Moura... EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
6/10 Vivarium (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley An unusual Irish-Danish-American-Belgian co-production, Finnegan's film keeps you watching, if sometimes irritated, to see what happens... EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
7/10 Onward (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Yes, it isn't really another WALL-E, Up, Inside Out or Coco but, then again, what is, kids? EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
7/10 The Decline (2020) David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Directed by Laliberté in freezing conditions in rural Nord-du-Québec, this is a mere 83 minutes and stripped right back to the bone but, nevertheless, we still feel for the characters... EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020