The Brass Teapot

Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
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  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 4, 2013
    30
    Wearing out its welcome long before its moralizing finale, the film...does manage to mine contemporary fears about the increasing worthlessness of a college degree.
  2. Reviewed by: Josh Modell
    Apr 3, 2013
    25
    Its comedic side never bites, and its moral side is painfully one-dimensional. A little to the left and The Brass Teapot might’ve been mean-spirited fun; a little to the right and it could play on The Hallmark Channel. For a movie with such an outlandish premise, it’s remarkably dull.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 4, 2013
    20
    Without a human dimension to ground its construct, The Brass Teapot ultimately feels like an interminably stretched-out skit rather than a storybook lesson stained with blood and hurt.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Apr 2, 2013
    20
    The film feels like its over long before the credits roll — or perhaps that’s just wishful thinking.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    6
    "The Brass Teapot" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

    The Good: The premise is completely silly, but interesting all the same. Likeable
    "The Brass Teapot" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

    The Good: The premise is completely silly, but interesting all the same. Likeable leads, at least initially. Genuinely funny at times with a sharp wit that made me chuckle on more than one occasion.

    The Bad: Goes a little too far with the silliness and at times is just stupid. The extremes some characters take from moral, to completely immoral, and then back again isn't believable and causes you to start to root against them. This becomes difficult when it is a lead character.
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  2. Jul 13, 2014
    8
    I thought this was a fun and entertaining movie. It was something I could only imagine in real life. The story of the down and out couple,I thought this was a fun and entertaining movie. It was something I could only imagine in real life. The story of the down and out couple, making it big for no reason if not for the teapot was cute, while all along knowing that nothing good could come of it in the long run. Full Review »
  3. Apr 15, 2014
    8
    Rising star award winner at BAFTA for the 2013 season, Juno Temple, is one of my watch-out actress after seeing her in 'Dirty Girl'. As far asRising star award winner at BAFTA for the 2013 season, Juno Temple, is one of my watch-out actress after seeing her in 'Dirty Girl'. As far as I know she has not donned in a comical role so it was good to see her in this movie as one. This is the role she needed the most after all her previous roles were pretty much serious. The chemistry between her and her counterpart was excellent. The direction was nice, it was her first full length venture which was adapted from her short movie of the same name.

    As the movie had two young actors, story too ideally matched and looked like specially made for young viewers. This fantasy theme was largely influenced by Aladdin's 'magic lamp' except Genie. Yes the movie was about magic teapot which works differently here, we can say it was modified to suit the modern world. An engaging screenplay, which happens around a teapot throughout the movie and makes us to keep guessing.

    Of course, logic does not apply here, it takes turns like what a common man does or think if he had a magic pot with him. It was all about money, the world won't work without money so the story evolves around a young couple who are thirsty for money. Like it was another perspective of money making concept that similar to 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. All the above it delivered an inspiring message that necessitated to tell for todays young generation. This movie can be watched for entertainment purpose and also for time pass.

    7.5/10
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