Adam Graham

Adam Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Adam Graham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Detroit News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "An important film to see for parents, students and anyone involved with academia. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 24, 2015
C 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "For a movie about a 106-year-old - albeit one trapped in the body of a 29-year-old - "The Age of Adaline" doesn't have a lot of wisdom. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B 93% Monkey Kingdom (2015) ""Monkey Kingdom" clocks in at a very digestible 82 minutes and doesn't overstay its welcome. It doesn't monkey around - that's left to the film's subjects, who are more than happy to oblige. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 17, 2015
C 62% Unfriended (2015) "If it has a point about the way we treat people online, it's lost in an illogical ghost story that never bothers explaining itself. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B- 84% While We're Young (2015) "Baumbach plays with universal themes about the uncertainty of aging, the elusive nature of "cool" and the acceptance that comes with settling down ... " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 10, 2015
B 81% Furious 7 (2015) "The real stars of these films are the bonkers action setpieces, and "Furious 7" achieves new high points in that department. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 3, 2015
B+ 97% '71 (2015) "The film doesn't take sides, but shows how conflict stirs the pot of human emotions and how quickly things can get out of control. And it shows that in war, no one is right. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 13, 2015
D- 30% Chappie (2015) ""Chappie" is all over the place, employing a cloying, "Patch Adams"-like sentimentality and abandoning logic at every turn. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 6, 2015
B 56% Focus (2015) "Smith's natural charisma has been dulled by special effects bonanzas and/or a desire to play against type. In "Focus," he feels like himself again, and he reminds you why he became one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the first place. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 27, 2015
C 35% Project Almanac (2015) "Lesson learned: time travel is difficult, but making it work on screen is even harder. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 30, 2015
D+ 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Rather than being good-bad, "The Boy Next Door" is just plain bad. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 23, 2015
D 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Hart is laser-focused and in-the-moment, and is consistently better than everything around him. He and Gad have the makings of a Will Smith and Kevin James in "Hitch" thing going on, but the script doesn't allow them to explore that dynamic. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 16, 2015
C 72% Interstellar (2014) ""Interstellar" is a grand undertaking, but in shooting for the stars, it loses its footing. It goes to infinity and beyond, when infinity would have been plenty. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 5, 2015
C+ 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Kids will leave the theater wanting their own Baymax, and who can blame them? It's the rest of the "Heroes" that don't measure up; the robot full of air is the most real thing in the movie. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 86% Top Five (2014) "[Rock is] still not all the way there in "Top Five," his third effort as writer-director-star. But the movie has so many laughs it hardly matters. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 12, 2014
B+ 98% The Babadook (2014) "Credit writer-director Jennifer Kent for lending her Australian indie a healthy dose of brains and subtlety, giving it a distinct advantage over most modern horror films. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 12, 2014
B 81% Beyond the Lights (2014) ""Beyond the Lights" doesn't have much insight into the world of modern celebrity, but as a romance, its actors make it sing. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 14, 2014
C 92% Dear White People (2014) "Simien draws strong performances from his talented cast and has a clean visual sensibility. But he's still sifting through the issues he raises and the movie suffers from his lack of conviction. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 24, 2014
C- 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "As a drama, it fails, but the camp value is high, making it more fun than your average would-be weeper. It's silly, but at least it's not a slog. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 17, 2014
B- 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) ""Alexander" won't change your day, but it's not terrible, horrible, no good or very bad, either. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 10, 2014
B 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) "A well-made and well-shot companion piece to the album, telling the story of Nas' early life and the circumstances that led to his birth as a hip-hop legend. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 10, 2014
B 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Drugs, government, truths, mustaches. "Kill the Messenger" is an admirable journalism thriller that takes on a lot of big subjects. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 10, 2014
A 88% Gone Girl (2014) "It's sick fun that leaves a scar; popcorn entertainment that bites back. Dig in. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 3, 2014
C 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "The movie winds up folding under the weight of its own heavy tone, itself another victim of the darkness and nihilism of Sin City. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 22, 2014
C+ 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) ""The Expendables" series deserves a movie as muscular as its stars. For now, "The Expendables 3" isn't it. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B- 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "There's enough turtle power to please kids and fans of the original series. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) "Awards material it's not, but the movie knows its intentions and audience, and cooks everything up into a satisfying meal. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 7, 2014
C 80% Get On Up (2014) "Boseman is at times mesmerizing, living up to the gargantuan task of playing the American soul legend. If only the movie were as good as he is. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 1, 2014
C 46% 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+ 48% 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 28% 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 89% 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+ 19% 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+ 23% 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 clich├ęs 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+ 8% 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 80% 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- 59% 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
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