Adam Graham

Adam Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit News
Total Reviews:
156

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C 40% Wish I Was Here (2014) " "Wish I Was Here" sets up some big moments but doesn't follow through on them, emotionally or otherwise. Like its title implies, it's absent at its own party." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 18, 2014
B- 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " "The Purge: Anarchy" is more in line with what people going to a "Purge" movie would want out of a "Purge" movie." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 18, 2014
C+ 49% Earth to Echo (2014) " "Earth to Echo" recalls - but doesn't live up to - films like "Super 8" and "Stand By Me," stories of youth, innocence and the Summer That Changed Everything." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 2, 2014
C 30% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " "Evil" doesn't shy away from grisly images. But the scares don't last ..." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 2, 2014
C- 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Feels more like an extended riff than a fully fleshed-out film." — Detroit News
Posted May 30, 2014
C 14% Blended (2014) " The laughs are sporadic and the supposedly tender moments are as heartwarming as a Hot Pocket." — Detroit News
Posted May 23, 2014
D 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Director Camille Delamarre does a sloppy job of piecing everything together, and nobody on screen seems invested in what is going on. The feeling from the audience is mutual." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 25, 2014
B 91% Bears (2014) " There are grittier nature documentaries out there, but "Bears" is simple and effective, and delivered with that friendly Disney touch. Its intent is to make you say, "awww," and it does its job well." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 18, 2014
A 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Two and-a-half hours may seem like a lot for an Indonesian crime saga, but "The Raid 2" has a sweeping scope that justifies its running time. And it will knock you out." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 11, 2014
D+ 20% Sabotage (2014) " Horror movie-gruesome and pumped up like a 'roid rage, "Sabotage" is an abrasive, ugly exercise in macho nonsense." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B 68% About Last Night (2014) " It's a fresh update on an old story made relevant by a strong cast." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 14, 2014
C+ 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " "That Awkward Moment" wants to be part "American Pie" and part "Swingers." It doesn't get there, but thanks to its cast, watching it try has its moments." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 31, 2014
C 18% Ride Along (2014) " [Most] of the movie is a wash of buddy cop clichés and double crosses that aren't worth the cocktail napkin they were jotted on." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 17, 2014
D 29% Grudge Match (2013) " Stick with your memories of Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta, because "Grudge Match" isn't a fight worth fighting." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 26, 2013
D- 29% Machete Kills (2013) " "Machete Kills" is barely a movie. It's an inside joke wrapped in a fanboy fantasy, pieced together through a haze of ironic detachment." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 11, 2013
C+ 9% Runner Runner (2013) " You see "Runner Runner's" hand before it's played, and there's nothing to keep you playing." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 4, 2013
B 81% Don Jon (2013) " Gordon-Levitt's characters feel real and "Don Jon" is a convincing, authentic, funny, modern romance." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B- 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " Metallica is as fierce and intense as ever, and the greatest hits set the band performs is a barrage of heavy riff-age that captures the band at its most vital." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 27, 2013
C 29% The Family (2013) " The film isn't worthy of De Niro's stature, in the gangster sub-genre or otherwise." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 13, 2013
D+ 30% Austenland (2013) " It's tentative in its intentions and afraid to push all the way with its premise. It is not sharp enough as a comedy, and when it tries to shift gears and become a romance, it is unconvincing in its machinations." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 12, 2013
C- 58% Riddick (2013) " Twohy is trying to do something with his original character. It's just not clear what that something is anymore. Maybe it's time this franchise fades to black for good." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " It might not make you a fan of One Direction, but it will certainly make you understand the group, which is the job of any good documentary." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 30, 2013
D 2% Getaway (2013) " Director Courtney Solomon doesn't know how to shoot action; his herky-jerk style is a constant distraction and never lets momentum build." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 30, 2013
B+ 93% The Spectacular Now (2013) " Teller and Woodley hum together, and the movie does their performances justice." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 23, 2013
D+ 27% Jobs (2013) " The performance at the center just isn't up to the job." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 16, 2013
C- 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " The savvy wit and inspiration on display in the first film is absent in this dumbed-down, warmed over retread. Consider its ass kicked." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 16, 2013
C 86% The Conjuring (2013) " As "The Conjuring" progresses, the scares don't register beyond standard issue horror gotchas. They're as telegraphed as the musical cues alerting you something spooky is about to happen." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 18, 2013
C 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Refn seems to have some issues he needs to work out, and "Only God Forgives" does as well. If it doesn't quite get all the way there, at least it's an interesting mess." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 18, 2013
B 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " Friendship, family and breasts: Sometimes that's all you need." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 12, 2013
B- 63% Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) " It packs plenty of laughs, which is ultimately what you want out of a stand-up film." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 3, 2013
B- 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " "The Hangover Part III" is a more proper follow-up to the original than "Part II," and Phillips gives his characters a proper send off." — Detroit News
Posted May 23, 2013
B 66% The Iceman (2013) " As the body count mounts, the movie begins to spin out of control, but Shannon and Vromen don't let it derail. Their focus keep things from melting down." — Detroit News
Posted May 17, 2013
C- 35% Peeples (2013) " The movie's clichés would be more acceptable if the characters were better drawn, but there's not a memorable one in the bunch." — Detroit News
Posted May 10, 2013
D- 7% The Big Wedding (2013) " It never feels real, and its only saving grace is that it clocks in at a mercifully short 90 minutes, which is just about the amount of time you need to realize you never want to see these characters ever again." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 26, 2013
A- 98% Mud (2013) " "Mud" unfolds at its own pace, revealing its story in slivers. The performances are outstanding, especially from Sheridan, who plays tough, sweet, vulnerable and confused with equal conviction." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 26, 2013
B- 62% Evil Dead (2013) " Raimi set the bar high, and if Alvarez can't quite rise to his level, he overcompensates by drowning everything in blood. It's overkill, but in this case that's not such a bad thing." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 5, 2013
C 8% The Host (2013) " A goofball teenage sci-fi romance, "The Host" is an End of Days parable that seems like it was written at a slumber party." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 29, 2013
B+ 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " A half hour, four hours, two days after walking away from it you might still flashback to its seductive, neon-lit, dayglow world." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 22, 2013
B 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " "Olympus Has Fallen" goes through plenty of familiar motions, but does them well enough that it gets away with it. There's a reason movies like this die hard." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 22, 2013
B 43% The Call (2013) " Yes, it's cheese, but it's good cheese." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 15, 2013
C- 12% Safe Haven (2013) " The best thing that can be said about "Safe Haven" is there is a cute romance in there somewhere." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 14, 2013
D- 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " All sorts of blockheaded action thrillers rolled into one, with occasional mentions of "flash drives" so you know it's not actually a script from 1986." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 1, 2013
D 41% Parker (2013) " "Parker" should have stayed parked." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 25, 2013
C+ 28% Broken City (2013) " Like the film's shady mayor, "Broken City" is a little too slick for its own good." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 18, 2013
C 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " "Gangster Squad" talks tough and hits hard, but it is a victim of its own brute force." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 11, 2013
F 37% The Collection (2012) " People in Hollywood need to work and surely "The Collection" created a lot of jobs, but there must be a better way." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 30, 2012
D+ 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Good riddance "Twilight," may it be an eternity before you're relaunched or rebooted." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 15, 2012
B- 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " It's fun for awhile, but it's not a video game you'll come back to once you set down the controller." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 2, 2012
C 25% Fun Size (2012) " It feels like a project that was pitched for the CW but watered down for Nickelodeon audiences. In the end, everyone loses." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 26, 2012
D 12% Alex Cross (2012) " There's still a marketplace for a smart, well-crafted cat-and-mouse thriller. But "Alex Cross" isn't it." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 19, 2012
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