For 336 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 32% 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Listen to Me Marlon
Lowest review score: 0 War Room
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 336
336 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    The nostalgia quotient might be indulgent overload for some, though catnip for others.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Brad Wheeler
    Originally titled Eight for Silver, the film from British writer-director Sean Ellis is brooding, uneasy and fog-filled, with an apprehensive soundscape. Werewolf mythology mixes with biblical allusions and ideas on payments for the sins of elders.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    In a franchise rife with missteps, this sequel does not dishonour its source. Hats off (and heads off) to the film’s creators.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    From the cult Oklahoma director Mickey Reece, the horror film Agnes is funny – both funny ha-ha (in sly ways) and funny-peculiar all around.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Some might find the characters written with heavy cynicism. I’d rather see their desperate pursuits as poignant and comically human, even if the film’s tone is dark. These are lonely people seeking love. It’s not that complicated.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Brad Wheeler
    With his film, Bogosian remembers a springboard venue in the evolution of the uniquely American artforms of jazz and comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    It’s a long film, and the payoff might not be enough for some. But as a moody story about moral dilemmas and moving beyond the past, The Survivor outlasts its 129 minutes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    French director Julia Ducournau, however, delivers a mindblower that keeps you guessing for all of the film’s excellent 108 minutes. She shocks; she entertains; she wickedly defies expectations.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    Though visually sumptuous and a bunch of fun early on, Edgar Wright’s take on sixties and seventies horror eventually devolves into unsatisfying spoof.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    The racial context is incisive; the retelling is tense, tight and chilling. These kinds of stories are emotionally wrenching to watch but can’t be told too often.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    This could have been a thriller, but thrills are cheap and Moratto aims for something more documentative, sombre and meditative. It’s about paying debts and the illusionary concept of freedom.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    The Middle Man is an understated gem.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    If you see Dionne Warwick as the greatest-ever interpreter of the music of lyricist Hal David and composer Burt Bacharach, you wouldn’t be wrong. There’s more to her story, however, as shown by this lively, contextual bio-doc.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Even if you’d rather die than be trapped in a broken elevator with endless Kenny G music, Lane’s excellent accomplishment is making 97 minutes about the musician so much smart fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    With his elegant bio-doc Oscar Peterson: Black + White, director Barry Avrich discreetly (perhaps too discreetly) sniffs around the question of Peterson’s legacy and whether he truly received the respect he deserved in his lifetime.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Denis Villeneuve’s new Dune is a breathtaking film worthy of the visionary Herbert’s rich, sophisticated source material.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Brad Wheeler
    As for who’s the cat and who’s the mouse, that’s easy: Filmmaker Campbell is the former and we’re the latter. The Protégé plays with its viewers – if one is up for the game, there are worse ways to spend 109 minutes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Brad Wheeler
    It’s quite a film Stephens has made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Brad Wheeler
    This is a small, sentimental and straightforward film that offers little in the way of surprises. Instead, it wins on heart and a simple message about the value in fighting to keep one’s dreams alive.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Brad Wheeler
    With its old-fashioned look, quaint unsophistication and self-consciously big heart, this film is Hoosiers meets The Longest Yard, with an Oliver Twist.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Brad Wheeler
    The Exchange flips the script – and it’s funny, because it’s true.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Tension is built deftly. A dreamy dance scene uses Gowan’s hit song Moonlight Desires to magical effect. Filmmaker Dorsey keeps viewers guessing with her promising debut.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    The film is too long for the non-enthusiast. And we don’t learn much about the brothers’ personal lives – it’s as if they exist for the band and nothing else. But even if the music isn’t your thing, it’s hard not to admire the duo’s commitment to their creative impulses.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    A lot of things are said; a lot is not. It was a dark and stormy night. An audience walks into a film – and stays for the whole 90 minutes, because it is worth it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    This dandy foreign feature from Anders Thomas Jensen is only posing as a revenge film – clickbait for the violence junkies and the popcorn crowd. Yes, leading man Mads Mikkelsen plays a brooding killing machine out to avenge the loss of a loved one. But Riders of Justice, in Danish with English subtitles, is actually a pitch-black comedy about questions, coincidences and ideas that pile up faster than the body count.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Brad Wheeler
    Tender, topical and well-crafted, No Ordinary Man is no ordinary film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Brad Wheeler
    The photography is elegant, but nothing else is. With action that is standard and not at all tense, the melodrama is much higher than the reward.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    It is still by no means a great film, even compared against the standards of contemporary superhero cinema, which is bleeding any sense of individual artistry and purpose each passing year. But it is a wild, invigorating experiment to experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    With a fine balance of winking absurdity and wry humour – Cohen would tip his fedora to the born-and-raised Montrealer Bissonnette on that score – Death of a Ladies’ Man is a charming study of a man in crisis. It’s serious here and funny there.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Brad Wheeler
    The heart of the needlessly lengthy 140-minute film is Eilish’s support system, which is to say her family – a screenwriter mother, a construction worker father and her older brother/producer/songwriting partner Finneas O’Connell. They’re all grounded, thoughtful and dedicated to the protection of a self-loathing teen who is coming of age in front of the world.

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