For 298 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brad Wheeler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 California Typewriter
Lowest review score: 0 Extraction
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 298
298 movie reviews
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    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Despite the film’s laudatory tone, a portrait of Foster is competently painted by the veteran documentarian Avrich.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Director Maggs tells a tough, sympathetic story in an imaginative way that makes Goalie feel like a war story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    LaBeouf’s script crackles with penetrating dialogue. His acting – LaBeouf portrays a version of his own father – might be the finest of his career.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    There’s enough action to keep things moving along, but the drama is ho-hum, juiced up with a turgid soundtrack and sirens howling in the night. It’s all just so average.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Brad Wheeler
    Awkwardly constructed with laughable romantic suggestions, sword-based gore and a whimsical approach to chronological accuracy, the story involves the Indian uprising against the British East India Company.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    A subtext of the film is a focus on classical music, as if to ask how humans can be capable of both intense beauty and ruthless inhumanity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    It’s lovely film to look at, Springsteen confronting his past and demons in the prettiest, gently tuneful barn-and-big-sky way imaginable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    The film’s writing is unambitious; there’s little to cause adults to smile knowingly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Where’s My Roy Cohn? is brash and relentless, much like the man himself. We won’t need to wait for a sequel. Because of the ascension of Cohn’s most eagerly unscrupulous student, we’re watching Part II unfold as we speak.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Are the creators and lead actors of the quirky indie comedy Before You Know It all women? Three words: lighthearted menstruation humour.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    The latest film from sports documentarian Gabe Polsky (In Search of Greatness, Red Army) is a doozy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Cleverly structured and popping with realistic dialogue, The Climb is a bromance comedy of uncommonly high aspirations.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    The Robertson-authorized Once Were Brothers is an account of The Band’s rise and fall, as remembered by the titular guitarist, chief songwriter and excellent raconteur.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Abominable has charms to soothe the savage child.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    While Rhys Ifans chews scenery as a scruff-faced foreign correspondent, Knightley plays it taut and believable, and, as we know, nobody walks on cobblestones better than she. 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Aquarela’s soundtrack shifts from ambient post-rock to gnarly speed-metal to widescreen strings. The effect is a serenely apocalyptic warning: Climate change is a killer, with water as its indiscriminately lethal weapon.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    There’s no thrill to this thriller. Nor is there nuance to the characters.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Toes will tap, a tear or two might be shed – a complex story about a deceivingly complex musical is adoringly told and ultimately simplified. “As long as humankind continues to have struggles,” asserts one talking head, “Fiddler on the Roof will be there.” File under: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    The documentary is a gas, with all the conspiracy-theory weirdness of Oliver Stone’s "JFK," but with the added attraction of Brugger’s gonzo-journalism shenanigans.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    At times the film seems like a horrifying Nancy Drew story or a more sophisticated Scooby-Doo episode without the dog and with a face full of spiders.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Brad Wheeler
    For most of the feeble, unmoving 109 minutes of The Art of Racing in the Rain, a Kevin Costner-voiced golden retriever named Enzo longs for death. I felt the same way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Nashef is a sombre Roberto Benigni in his role as a sincere bumbler, defusing situational bombs with hummus-based subterfuge and desperate diplomacy. 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Crosby, as we learn in the fascinating documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, is no easy rider. He’s no easy anything. What he is is stunningly self-aware, relentlessly candid and highly interested in the subject at hand, which is himself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    Other than keeping Hamilton’s name out there and giving her brand exposure, Unstoppable stops short of making a compelling case for itself.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    I like the way McLeod handles the genre. The easiest thing to do would be for her to write Feore’s Elon Musk-y space-or-bust character as a villain, thus making it impossible not to root for her protagonist (who warns of a potential load-bearing problem with the space-plane’s runway). McLeod resists that urge though.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    This story of personal redemption tacks drama by the nautical mile. "The ocean is always trying to kill you,” says Edwards, a woman like most who knows about facing high odds and salty conditions.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Fittingly, given that the film from Broomfield (who was also a former lover of Marianne’s) is nothing if not a love letter itself. So long, Marianne. So long, Leonard.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    So, is Yesterday a one-trick Dig a Pony or did renowned British screenwriter Richard Curtis and the great British filmmaker Danny Boyle turn a cute hook into something meaningful? The answer is that the duo tries for the latter, but doesn’t quite nail it.

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