67

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
It is apparent that Ramaa Mosley has a voice, and that The Brass Teapot is a focused, controlled piece of storytelling that displays real control.
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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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63

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

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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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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43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.