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Brad Wheeler

Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Honey Boy (2019) LaBeouf's script crackles with penetrating dialogue. His acting - LaBeouf portrays a version of his own father - might be the finest of his career.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
2/4 51% 21 Bridges (2019) It's all just so average.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
1/4 24% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) One wonders how Everett got mixed up in this mess.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 96% The Cave (2019) It's no surprise the film won the People's Choice Documentary Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/4 94% Western Stars (2019) It's lovely film to look at, Springsteen confronting his past and demons in the prettiest, gently tuneful barn-and-big-sky way imaginable.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/4 44% The Addams Family (2019) The film's writing is unambitious; there's little to cause adults to smile knowingly.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
3.5/4 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Where's My Roy Cohn? is brash and relentless, much like the man himself.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 83% Before You Know It (2019) The dialogue is clever and the premise witty. It's a New York-y film that has the zip of a farce, without all the nuttiness. (There's a little nuttiness.)‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet Honey Bee (2019) With her narrative feature debut, the documentary filmmaker Rama Rau offers an edgier after-school special that is nevertheless worth seeing for Stone alone.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/4 83% Official Secrets (2019) The end result is a professionally made film that is whistle-blowingly relevant, starring an excellent actress who successfully comes in from her Pride & Prejudice past.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2/4 75% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) "All the people were singing," but this film only listens to Robertson.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/4 81% Abominable (2019) Abominable has charms to soothe the savage child.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet David Foster: Off the Record (2019) Despite the film's laudatory tone, a portrait of Foster is competently painted by the veteran documentarian Avrich.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/4 93% The Climb (2020) Life is an uphill battle says The Climb, a film that gets better as it goes, even if life often does not.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/4 89% Red Penguins (2019) Gonzo skates-and-sticks stuff, Slap Shot being dainty by comparison.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/4 100% Black Conflux (2019) Filmmaker Dorsey keeps viewers guessing with her promising debut.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
2/4 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) There's no thrill to this thriller. Nor is there nuance to the characters.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/4 87% Aquarela (2019) Without any narration or talking heads, Kossakovsky's cinematic globe-trotting documentary dazzles us with doom.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/4 98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Toes will tap, a tear or two might be shed - a complex story about a deceivingly complex musical is adoringly told and ultimately simplified.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/4 93% Mine 9 (2019) Eddie Mensore has not made a masterpiece of the genre, but there's a poignancy to his gritty calamity tale that makes Mine 9 worth watching.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/4 82% Cold Case Hammarskj√∂ld (2019) Maybe it's real or maybe it's wackadoodle, but a cold-case investigation is heated up considerably and imaginatively by Brugger's charismatic film.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/4 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) It is what it says it is, and nothing more.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
0/4 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) The dog drops banal pearls of wisdom as if he were pooping on a rug or peeing on the floor (which he does often, and to the same effect).‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/4 89% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) This satire in Hebrew and Arabic is an answer in an allegorical and comical way, about a mad circumstance and a man in the middle of it. A tense and painful backdrop, sure, but there's no stick up Zoabi's butt, just an olive branch.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Remember his name? The dude is unforgettable, now more than ever thanks to this film's excellent, incandescent illumination.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2/4 70% Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) Other than keeping Hamilton's name out there and giving her brand exposure, Unstoppable stops short of making a compelling case for itself.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/4 59% Astronaut (2019) It's not entirely believable, but where there's a metaphor there's a way. Old asses put out to pasture. Angus appreciates the symbolism. I bet Dreyfuss does too.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/4 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The film's calm brutality is effective. Plot-wise, some punches are telegraphed, while others are not. The satire is a spinning wheel kick I didn't see coming. Black belts all around.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/4 98% Maiden (2019) Using archival footage and fresh recollections, director Alex Holmes offers an illuminating look into the weird world of jibs and rigging in a film that transcends the action of the sport.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/4 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) With a softened lens, British documentarian Nick Broomfield adoringly examines a fascinating relationship in a fascinating time that saw Cohen transition from a poet to a world-class songwriter.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday has great fun with a great premise. But the song-based rise-and-fall story line? Sounds like something we've heard before.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) What follows is excellent, uncomplicated and well-wrought house-of-horrors fun, complete with a message about self-blame and the real things that haunt us.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/4 59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) An exercise in naive commentary and globe-trotting magical realism, the film dares viewers to take it seriously.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
1/4 36% Anna (2019) Luss's uncompelling character elicits no empathy - except when she cries to be free, which is something trapped, yawning audiences will surely understand.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2.5/4 42% The Tomorrow Man (2019) Ronnie? She's just looking for someone to sing Muskrat Love with. If you are as well, this quaint, doting film might be your thing.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) "We were putting good poetry on the radio - pop radio." That's David Crosby's take on the seminal California folk-rock scene of 1965 to '67, an era explained lovingly and with due reverence in the hashish-scented documentary Echo in the Canyon.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/4 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) a lively sequel... ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/4 79% Photograph (2019) Like Polaroids and introverted people, Photograph takes its time developing.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) It's whimsy, magic and metaphor.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/4 100% Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) We get an entertaining but superficial and laudatory overview of one of his country's greatest singer-songwriters.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) A Dog's Journey ends in bittersweet fashion, but with the suspicion that this franchise will live on.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3.5/4 88% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Defining a politician's titan legacy in a singularly unexpected way, Meeting Gorbachev meets its expectations.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2/4 50% Tolkien (2019) Stately, handsome and ferociously romantic, the new biopic of British high-fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien won't be everyone's cup of tea, though there is some excellent tea drinking to be had.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/4 30% Red Joan (2019) Although the story sounds fascinating - subterfuge! centrifuge! pinkos! - the film is cold fusion.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 88% Sir (2018) The film, from Indian screenwriter and documentary director Rohena Gera, is well-paced and properly sentimental.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/4 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) A sweet, playful coming-of-age documentary‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3.5/4 99% Amazing Grace (2019) Even for those who do not believe that God's grace is amazing, it is hard not to see Franklin in her prime as something near miraculous, with a long-buried film serving as a witness in 16mm.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) Although it might sound like a lost web address to today's computer-savvy youth, Missing Link is a delightful and polished stop-motion adventure-comedy and droll comment on colonialism.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 85% The Brink (2019) With Klayman using the man's own words against him, Bannon comes off as a wallower in the mire. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/4 60% Acquainted (2018) Like the four principal actors, Acquainted is nice to look at but not so stimulating.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019