Joel Brown

Joel Brown
Joel Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe New York Times
Publications: Boston Globe, New York Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/4 12% The Darkest Hour (2011) "Darkest Hour'' doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2011
1/4 12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) You know there is something wrong with a movie when even David Cross in a giant pelican suit isn't funny. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2011
1/4 No Score Yet Echelon Conspiracy (2009) Combines a righteous message about out-of-control government surveillance with the old computer-gone-haywire plot to make - well, not very much, actually. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
2.5/4 67% Norman (2011) Byrd and Jenkins earn the film its critical points, but the screenplay has too many moments that feel network-TV-bland. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2011
1.5/4 24% Apollo 18 (2011) For most horror fans it will be kind of a snooze. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2011
2/4 60% Second Skin (2008) Most of the movie's revelations will be old hat to anyone who's paid modest attention to pop culture for the last 10 or 15 years. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2009
2/4 81% Under Our Skin (2008) Heartbreaking stories of patients suffering life-shattering illness make "Under Our Skin'' compelling. It would have been an even better movie if the filmmakers had been more diligent in following the money. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2009
2/4 No Score Yet A Man Among Giants (2009) Tunstall is a raw character, a troubled unit. It's not quite clear what Webber and Lewis are. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2009
2/4 47% La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009) The Girl From Monaco doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a sprightly sex comedy or an enigmatic little thriller. Unfortunately, it's neither very funny nor very thrilling. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/4 15% Dragonball Evolution (2009) The giddy, anything-goes spirit of Japanese manga comics and Hong Kong martial arts flicks animates Dragonball Evolution. Not enough to make it a good movie, mind you, but enough so you won't hate yourself if you sit through it with the kids. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2009
1/4 30% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) Director Patrick Tatopoulos was responsible for the creature effects in the two earlier installments, but he's not great at staging fights or directing actors. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2009
2.5/4 50% We are Wizards (2008) The documentary sweetly focuses our attention on the way human creativity transforms everything around it. Often in the nuttiest of ways, true. But still, it's a good thing. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2009
2/4 50% Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North (2008) It would be as funny as a Christopher Guest mockumentary if it weren't also so sad. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2009
3/4 88% It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) This is a mostly forgotten gem. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2009