Adam Tobias

Adam Tobias

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Watertown Daily Times
Total Reviews:
193

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 193
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 94% The Town (2010) " If Affleck is able to continually churn out quality films that are as flawless in execution as his first two, we might have another Martin Scorsese on our hands." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3/5 51% The Switch (2010) " The Switch is a romantic comedy that presents a rare surprise: it won't make you want to scoop out your eyes with a soup ladle." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 20, 2010
.5/5 5% Vampires Suck (2010) " So here I am, down on my knees, begging you not to go see "Vampires Suck." Who knows? If we can get enough people to stay away from the theater, maybe we will finally be able to rid ourselves of Friedberg and Seltzer once and for all. " — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 18, 2010
4.5/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Simply put, it's one of the most unique viewing experiences I've ever had in my life." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 13, 2010
3.5/5 79% The Other Guys (2010) " It seems like McKay is always able to bring out the best in Ferrell, and their latest collaboration, the mismatched-buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, is thankfully more of the same." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " It's just too bad you have to sit through a less than appetizing main course before you get to sink your teeth into the mouthwatering dessert. " — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jul 30, 2010
3.5/5 62% Salt (2010) " It's nice to be reminded every so often that they actually can make 'em like they used to." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jul 23, 2010
5/5 86% Inception (2010) " Inception, the latest in Nolan's long list of awe-inspiring films, proves to be his most ambitious and satisfying project to date." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jul 16, 2010
2/5 10% Grown Ups (2010) " Even for a film that's rated PG-13, it's way too tame, it plays it way too safe and, worst of all, it really isn't that funny." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 25, 2010
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " ... if there is a word more complimentary than perfect I would have used it, but I can't come up with one. Wait, now that I think about it, maybe masterpiece is that word. Yep, that will suffice. Toy Story 3 is an absolute masterpiece." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 17, 2010
2.5/5 66% The Karate Kid (2010) " Pat Morita must be spinning in his grave right now faster than a dreidel on Hanukkah. And if Ralph Macchio were dead too, his body would surely be doing the same thing." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3.5/5 73% Get Him to the Greek (2010) " I don't know how many comedies I've seen over the past few years where I could count the number of laughs on my own two hands, but with Get Him to the Greek you'd need as many extremities as a centipede to keep an accurate tab." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2.5/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) " Jake Gyllenhaal as a swashbuckling hero who has insane jumping abilities and is destined to save the world? Really?" — Watertown Daily Times
Posted May 28, 2010
4/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) " You don't have to be a second coming of Albert Einstein to figure out how it will all end, but that doesn't stop Shrek Forever After from having a tremendous amount of heart." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted May 21, 2010
3.5/5 73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " It's hard to imagine what the Iron Man franchise would be like without the great Downey Jr. That's something I never want to think about, and luckily, we don't have to." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted May 7, 2010
3.5/5 81% City Island (2010) " ... City Island can be a moving piece of filmmaking when it gets serious and focuses on real people who are having real-life problems." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Apr 30, 2010
5/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) " ... a sensational, spine-chilling thriller that will leave you clenching the arms on your theater chair until your knuckles turn white." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Apr 23, 2010
4/5 85% The Art Of The Steal (2010) " Barnes might be only one man, but The Art of the Steal shows exactly what happens when politicians become too hungry with power and heavily infringe upon our private lives. Now I guess I can see why the Tea Party is all up in arms." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Apr 16, 2010
3.5/5 69% The Runaways (2010) " From the very first moment of The Runaways when a drop of blood hits the pavement, director/writer Floria Sigismondi makes it abundantly clear that her film is not going to be some cute and cuddly coming-of-age story." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Apr 9, 2010
2.5/5 28% Clash of the Titans (2010) " Imagine downing a cold 12-pack in two hours and then trying to walk home. That's exactly what [the 3D action scenes in Clash of the Titans] feel like." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Apr 2, 2010
2.5/5 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) " (Rob) Corddry's performance is so aggravating that he makes Steve Urkel seem tolerable." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Mar 26, 2010
3.5/5 58% She's Out of My League (2010) " It kind of feels like Smith, Anders and Morris just threw as many jokes on the wall as they could and saw how many of them would stick. Fortunately, enough of them do adhere to said wall that you'll forget about most of the ones that don't." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Mar 12, 2010
3.5/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " It's good to have you back, Mel." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jan 29, 2010
0/5 0% Midgets vs. Mascots (2010) " The unbearable and atrocious Midgets vs. Mascots can now be included in that select group of films that makes prostate exams seem appealing." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3.5/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) " Ultimately what Crazy Heart will always be remembered for is the genuine and poignant performance from Bridges, who should be rewarded with an Oscar nomination in a couple of weeks. Who knows? Maybe the fifth time will be the charm." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jan 15, 2010
3.5/5 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " If you were to hire a high-profile lawyer, you could probably come up with a convincing false advertising claim against the people who put together the trailers for Youth in Revolt." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2.5/5 37% Nine (2009) " (Director Rob) Marshall injects "Nine" with a number of larger-than-life and vibrant musical productions, but the screenplay doesn't serve much of a purpose, other than to fill in the gaps between the musical numbers." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Dec 29, 2009
3.5/5 —— Star of Bethlehem (2007) " (Presenter Rick) Larson is such an interesting and articulate storyteller that he makes The Star of Bethlehem both intriguing and easy to comprehend." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Dec 24, 2009
4/5 87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) " While watching Cage in Bad Lieutenant I felt like a crack fiend myself: No matter how much I got it was never going to be enough." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Dec 18, 2009
2/5 35% The Slammin' Salmon (2009) " The Slammin' Salmon is so lifeless and drab that it doesn't even feel like it was made by Broken Lizard, and it goes without saying that it is easily the least impressive of their five movies. (I guess everyone can have their off days.)" — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Dec 11, 2009
5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " All too often we rely on movies solely for entertainment, but "Precious" is one of those exceptions where you can really learn something about yourself and life in general." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Dec 4, 2009
5/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " The adjective in the title of Fantastic Mr. Fox doesn't lie: Director Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's best-selling children's book about a family of foxes is absolutely fantastic. And fantastically strange, too ..." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Nov 27, 2009
2.5/5 39% 2012 (2009) " To put it as simple as humanly possible, if you decide to go see one of director Roland Emmerich's end-of-the-world films you should know exactly what you are getting into." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Nov 13, 2009
4/5 54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) " Yes, Zemeckis does throw in a few gratuitous moments where things are flying at your face, but he ends up using enough restraint to ensure the 3D doesn't overwhelm your senses or take away from Dickens' stirring story about greed and redemption." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Nov 6, 2009
4/5 86% The House of the Devil (2009) " The House of the Devil could have certainly turned out stronger with a shorter buildup and a more drawn out climax, but who am I to argue? I haven't been this scared watching a horror film in years." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 48% Ong Bak 2 (2009) " Boring and insipid are words I never planned on hearing myself say when describing a Tony Jaa film, but I guess there's a first for everything." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Oct 23, 2009
4/5 72% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) " The pacing of Where the Wild Things Are is undoubtedly going to divide audiences, there's no denying that. All I can say is I am on the side of those who are glad Jonze decided to let the wild rumpus start." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Oct 16, 2009
3.5/5 90% Zombieland (2009) " The dialogue in Zombieland is so witty and humorous that even if the zombies were taken out of the picture you would still be left with a highly amusing comedy." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Oct 2, 2009
2.5/5 35% The Burning Plain (2009) " The Burning Plain is missing a surprising and compelling story that packs an emotional punch, so Arriaga uses his signature style to distract you in the same way a magician would use the old sleight of hand practice." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Sep 25, 2009
3/5 79% The Informant! (2009) " ... if it wasn't for Damon's impeccable performance the movie and his character might have turned out too absurd to handle." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Sep 18, 2009
4/5 57% 9 (2009) " If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then 9 would be as thick as the tremendously lengthy novel War and Peace." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Sep 10, 2009
3/5 63% Extract (2009) " Judge's film delivers a number of genuine laughs, some of the performances are downright hilarious and when it is all said and done, I really can't name too many other straight comedies I saw this year that are better." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Sep 4, 2009
4.5/5 94% The Cove (2009) " There are certain films that you'll never be able to erase from your memory, and without a shadow of a doubt The Cove is definitely one of them." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 28, 2009
4/5 89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) " In this Hollywood age of remakes, sequels and reboots, it's nice to know some filmmakers still have the intestinal fortitude to go against the grain and create fresh and absorbing movies that take loads of chances. My hat's off to you, Bobcat Goldthwait." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 21, 2009
1.5/5 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) " So, now you know, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is about as uncomfortable to sit through as running in a marathon with a bad case of the trots - and knowing is half the battle." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Aug 14, 2009
2.5/5 55% Surveillance (2009) " Surveillance is a respectable murder mystery until its contrived 'big reveal' causes it to deflate faster than an inner tube that was just sat on by a morbidly obese person." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jul 10, 2009
2/5 14% Year One (2009) " If you haven't found yourself laughing during any of the commercials on television, then I assure you not a whole lot will change if you decide to swap your couch or recliner for a theater seat." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3.5/5 51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) " The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, is how its predecessor would have turned out had Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor gotten his hands on it and injected it with "more power." (Grunt it with me, Ah-ah-ahh)" — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 12, 2009
4.5/5 98% Up (2009) " Indeed, Up has first-rate animation and superlative voice work, but it's the heartfelt story that cements its status as the best film of 2009 so far." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted Jun 6, 2009
2/5 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) " I know not every person is going to agree with me on this one, but I'm going to say it anyway: Azaria's lisping Kahmunrah is one of the most annoying and unfunny characters that has ever appeared on a movie screen." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted May 29, 2009
3.5/5 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) " Terminator Salvation may just provide one of the biggest surprises of the summer." — Watertown Daily Times
Posted May 25, 2009
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