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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 60
    Jordan Hoffman

    Despite the numerous patchy moments The Brass Teapot by and large squeaks by as an enjoyable entertainment. show more

  • 60

    The Brass Teapot too often devolves into stale slapstick. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

  • 50
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Temple and Angarano, entertaining enough, never quite sell the idea that this goodhearted couple would be so easily transformed by greed. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    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. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    The film feels like its over long before the credits roll — or perhaps that’s just wishful thinking. show more

  • 50
    Mark Zhuravsy The Playlist

    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. show more

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