For 260 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 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brad Wheeler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Lowest review score: 0 Extraction
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 260
260 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    Heartstrings are pulled like a puppy’s leash; nothing much unpredictable happens.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Defining a politician’s titan legacy in a singularly unexpected way, Meeting Gorbachev meets its expectations.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    Young Joan is played by Sophie Cookson, magnetic in the role. Dench is underused, though. The film’s suspense is waiting on the world-class actress to bust out some chops. It never happens. The spy who bored me, rather.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    The well-acted Clara lacks clarity, and there’s nothing worse than an out-of-focus telescope.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    The film is graceful visually and beautifully harrowing; its worry for a planet and hope for humanity is reasoned and well-explained.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Educating young audiences as it entertains just about anyone, Penguins features the droll narration of Ed Helms and some great Antarctic cinematography.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    The cast has chemistry, but Little is marred by plot holes, a strange fixation on donuts and at least one inexplicable scene.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    A delightful and polished stop-motion adventure-comedy and droll comment on colonialism.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Yes, hallelujahs are in order.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Sure, the film’s a bit of a hit job. But hey, as Bannon himself tells us, “There’s no bad media.” Sadly, he’s probably right.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    The ironic twist at the movie’s end is a nice touch. The Invisibles, about humans as living ghosts, needs to be seen, and believed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Nothing much happens in this pleasantly casual 80-minute conversation of a documentary. It doesn’t come to you; you must come to it – like a Jim Jarmusch film, particularly his "Coffee and Cigarettes" from 2003.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Brad Wheeler
    Rock 'n’ roll biopics can be mindless fun, but they never deserve to be this empty-headed.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    The look of the film is sterile and monochromatic, as is the acting and the mood. And while fans of the genre will absolutely appreciate the surreal gloom, for most others Level 16 will come in at a level below an average "Twilight Zone" episode.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    To Dust’s humour is of the one-trick kind – an odd couple on an odd mission – but there is soul and small pleasures to its fly-by 92 minutes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    [A] tender but untimid drama.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Brad Wheeler
    Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary about the first moon landing is dead brilliant, sure to enrage conspiracy theorists while thrilling most everyone else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    A satisfying adventure story with allegorical manifest-destiny allusions, The Hidden World reminds us that if butterflies were the size of horses, humans would surely ride them. And wouldn’t that be an awful thing? ​
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    What we have with Barry Avrich’s inspiring and eloquent documentary Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz is the American Dream meeting humankind’s nightmare.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    A combination of state-of-the-art cinematography and old-fashioned documentary storytelling, this gorgeous film is 3D visually, but frustratingly two-dimensional otherwise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    Ultimately the film is as much about the mother and parenting as it is on the hot-plating Doogie Howser. It’s good food for thought, even if the film doesn’t quite come together.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    Director Andersen’s pacing is dynamic, allowing white-knuckled viewers to catch their breaths before he takes it away again. This isn’t a sequel, it’s an after-shock – and a doozy at that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Brad Wheeler
    The film’s ruse is a snooze. The only thing jacked here is the hour and a half wasted watching this film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Show tunes meet "Shaun of the Dead" in the delightfully gruesome Scottish horror-musical Anna and the Apocalypse.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Brad Wheeler
    The result is a metaphor run amok, with a limp plot, implausible action and three barely sketched characters played drearily.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    A great doc from Polsky; one more assist from Gretzky.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Brad Wheeler
    The cast is solid; Everett’s acting in particular is deep, indelible and award-worthy. We smell Oscar, one might say.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Brad Wheeler
    Stewart believed people would rally to the shark cause if only they knew the gravity of the situation. The film is now made, the word is out and Stewart more than did his part.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Brad Wheeler
    The film ends with the mention of Schrager’s full pardon in 2017 by President Obama. If the discotheque was non-judgmental, so is the film.

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