• Released
  • April 5, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 41 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 9 Fan Ratings
63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The Brass Teapot stumbles into tedium, a parable that never quite resolves itself into the moral lesson it so desperately wants to convey.
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60

NPR

The Brass Teapot too often devolves into stale slapstick.
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60

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
Despite the numerous patchy moments The Brass Teapot by and large squeaks by as an enjoyable entertainment.
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50

Slant Magazine

Imbued with a buoyant mysticism, the film is more gag-friendly than idea-based, primarily relying on the considerable charm of its leads to ground its supernatural conceit.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Far from the offbeat satire on the American dream gone sour it aims to be, The Brass Teapot is more like a dark flirtation with the American nightmare that backfires.
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50

The Playlist

By Mark Zhuravsy
With the help of a talented cast, The Brass Teapot is able to coast on charm for the first hour, but then the fairytale idea that powers the film runs out of juice, and the last forty-five minutes hurtle toward a wrap-up that feels both awkward and overwrought, needlessly portentous and arriving much too late.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Alice and John are good company — especially Alice, thanks to Ms. Temple's buoyant humor and lovely poignancy. The problem comes when the couple gets greedy, the gods grow angry and the tone turns dark. It doesn't stay dark, but getting back to the brightness is a painful process.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While its supernatural premise might have fueled a perfectly good Twilight Zone episode, The Brass Teapot strains to fill its feature-length running time.
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Temple and Angarano, entertaining enough, never quite sell the idea that this goodhearted couple would be so easily transformed by greed.
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20

Time Out New York

The film feels like its over long before the credits roll — or perhaps that’s just wishful thinking.
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39 out of 100
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