Adam Graham

Adam Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit News
Total Reviews:
161

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 161
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
C 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) " "Here Comes the Boom" is so full of clichés from other, better movies that it is almost plays like a parody of an underdog tale." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 12, 2012
D 21% Taken 2 (2012) " The one thing that comes across is Neeson's character really likes fighting Albanians." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 5, 2012
B 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " "Pitch Perfect" doesn't take itself any more seriously than it has to, and has plenty of fun both sending up and celebrating its subject matter." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 28, 2012
D+ 59% Red Hook Summer (2012) " When Spike Lee fails he fails big, and he goes down in flames with "Red Hook Summer."" — Detroit News
Posted Aug 31, 2012
C 64% The Campaign (2012) " It's an average Will Ferrell comedy, nothing more." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 10, 2012
A- 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " Bendjelloul mixes modern footage of Detroit with archival and animated images, and the shots of Rodriguez marching through his home turf help viewers understand what makes him tick." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 9, 2012
C 78% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) " "Part of Me" is more electronic press kit than fly-on-the-wall documentary." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 6, 2012
C 91% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) " "Safety" can't sustain its own offbeat energy. By the end, even Aubrey Plaza would roll her eyes at it." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 22, 2012
D 20% That's My Boy (2012) " Sandler's Berger is the most loutish, annoying character he's come up with since "Little Nicky." Nicky came from hell; viewers of "That's My Boy" will feel like they're in it." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B- 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " "The Five-Year Engagement" doesn't always work - some of the supporting characters' storylines feel clipped, and the improvised bits could afford to be tightened - but the trip to the altar pays off." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 27, 2012
A- 85% Chronicle (2012) " Chronicle puts a fresh, invigorating spin on the superhero origin story, a tale Hollywood spins again and again (and again)." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 3, 2012
C- 66% The Woman in Black (2012) " The Woman in Black is your standard-issue ghost story, gussied up in period garb to make it look like a prestige picture." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 3, 2012
B 80% Haywire (2012) " "Haywire" isn't a by-the-numbers action vehicle, it's a crafty thriller that works to undo beat-em-up clichés. In short, it's a livewire." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 20, 2012
C- 33% Joyful Noise (2012) " It wants to be a charming, down-home good time, but it struggles to hit the right notes." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 13, 2012
B- 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " Downey's career is something of a game of shadows, but it's one still worth playing, for now." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 16, 2011
C 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) " The disjointed, undercooked sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 hit aims to tell life lessons and celebrate pop music, but this would-be toe-tapper is curiously out of step." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 18, 2011
B 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) " Joost and Schulman sustain a consistent sense of dread, playing with our own fears of things that go bump in the night." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 21, 2011
B+ 83% Warrior (2011) " It's also a fight movie that knows all the fight movie cliches and doesn't shy away from embracing them wholeheartedly. But it hits its marks and hits them well, and feels fresh even as it traffics so deeply in the familiar." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 9, 2011
B 72% Fright Night (2011) " Farrell is all darting eyes, facial ticks and macho confidence. He never goes over the top, he's not a showy actor, but he's clearly relishing his role and eating it up with abandon. He makes this a Night to remember." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 19, 2011
C 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) " The 3D Concert Movie is by and large for Gleeks only." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 12, 2011
B 90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) " The movie gets the beats and rhymes down pat, but the life part is a little messy. Oh well, two out of three ain't bad." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 29, 2011
B 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " Horrible Bosses takes a dark premise -- three buddies band together to off their bosses -- and rings it for a solid, steady stream of laughs." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 8, 2011
C- 38% Monte Carlo (2011) " Director Thomas Bezucha lingers too long on side plots and doesn't give the film emotional resonance." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 1, 2011
C- 45% Bad Teacher (2011) " Everyone loves an anti-hero, but usually there's something redeeming about the character that makes you want to root for them in the end. Not so much in Bad Teacher." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 24, 2011
C 56% Jumping the Broom (2011) " It's fun at times, if a bit over-dramatic and a lot over-the-top. But by the end, you're ready for it to be over." — Detroit News
Posted May 6, 2011
C- 15% Something Borrowed (2011) " In Something Borrowed, Kate Hudson looks exhausted, as if she is as tired of wading through another one of her feckless duds as we are of watching them." — Detroit News
Posted May 6, 2011
B- 64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) " What the movie lacks in genuine insight it makes up for in what fans really want: gazing shots at the Biebz whipping his hair back and forth." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 11, 2011
B- 24% The Dilemma (2011) " Let's have a toast for Vince Vaughn, shall we?" — Detroit News
Posted Jan 14, 2011
D 43% The Green Hornet (2011) " A big, sloppy, loud, grating mess of a movie." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 14, 2011
C+ 22% Country Strong (2011) " [A] mixed bag of a country music comeback fable. " — Detroit News
Posted Jan 7, 2011
C- 37% Burlesque (2010) " Every Thanksgiving needs a turkey, and this year's comes wrapped in a lacy bustier." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 24, 2010
D- 9% Saw 3D (2010) " Saw 3D is the dumbest and most illogical entry in the Saw series -- quite an accomplishment, given that the Saw movies are the dumbest, most illogical series of horror films of the millennium." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 29, 2010
B 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " This is a date-night fright fest that delivers the goods, and will have you checking behind the door when you go to bed at night all over again." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 22, 2010
C+ 64% Jackass 3 (2010) " This feels like a natural end for the Jackass franchise. It's been a great run, but nobody wants to see Grandpa Knoxville get toppled over by a speeding shopping cart." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 15, 2010
C 28% Life as We Know It (2010) " It aims for comfort food, but ends up with leftovers." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 8, 2010
A- 81% Catfish (2010) " The film tells a devastating story that couldn't be more relevant to our times, who we are in real life versus the way we present ourselves online." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 24, 2010
C+ 50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) " The film's look can't overcome all its shortcomings, but it helps them go down easier than its title." — Detroit News
Posted Sep 24, 2010
C+ 28% Takers (2010) " Takers is a slick heist film, but that's all it is." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 27, 2010
C 76% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) " That those blemishes begin to disappear each time her kids learn from her teachings offers a somewhat disturbing statement on the value of physical beauty." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 20, 2010
C+ 41% The Expendables (2010) " I's a bit like a trip to the gym on a flat tire. " — Detroit News
Posted Aug 13, 2010
C 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " An insane fantasy for rich people." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 13, 2010
D 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) " The kitties and puppies are cute to look at, no doubt, but your average cat on YouTube is far more charming than anything in this kitty litter." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 30, 2010
B- 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " Sure, the film's reality may be saccharine, but for a non-computer animated, non-3D kid's film, we'll take it." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 23, 2010
C 58% She's Out of My League (2010) " She's Out of My League doesn't answer the question of whether a 10 would go for a 5, but rather if audiences are willing to settle for a 5." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 12, 2010
C 71% The Crazies (2010) " If there's a message in all this, it's buried in blood splatter. Which is fine, but makes The Crazies more disappointing than if it had less lofty goals." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 26, 2010
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