Derek Adams

Derek Adams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney
Total Reviews:
2290

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 44% Khumba (2013) " Just enough to keep restless kiddies from wandering off into the wilds. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2014
1/5 15% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) " Kids will laugh at anything, right? Not this tawdry remake of Hanna-Barbera's cartoon series about a streetwise tom and his posse of alley cats. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) " There's a modicum of fun to be found in the blue-hued special effects, knockabout humour and decent voice cast. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 30, 2013
2/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " With its puerile dialogue, daft performances, flat comic repartee and ear-rupturingly loud sound levels, the experience of watching 'Fast & Furious 6' is like listening to death metal pour out of 500-watt speakers while being strapped to a pneumatic drill. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 14, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Cody the Robosapien (2013) " Despite the tissue-thin plot, slipshod performances and predictable single-mum family dynamics 'Robosapien' is surprisingly easy to endure - a freewheeling kids' film. Nothing more, nothing less. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
2/5 20% Sammy's Adventures 2 (Sammy's avonturen 2) " Kids' animation doesn't come more basic than this second undersea outing for Sammy the Turtle. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 14, 2013
4/5 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " 'Rise of the Guardians' is an effervescent dose of fantasia that's pretty hard to dislike. Unless, of course, you're a cynical grump. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 27, 2012
1/5 25% Dinotasia (2012) " Dull, meaningless and pretty frustrating film. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 24, 2012
2/5 50% Adventures of the Penguin King 3D (2013) " There's little we haven't seen before, including farting elephant seals. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 23, 2012
2/5 51% Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) " Slightly better than its predecessors - although it's still the same disjointed fluff about an aloof American middle-class kid with a bunch of hang-ups. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 31, 2012
3/5 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " Frivolous fun. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2012
3/5 89% Buck (2011) " If you have even a passing interest in horses, you may find yourself smitten with this meditative doc. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 24, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Hollywoo " Foresti's convivial turn is the only thing going for it. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3/5 40% Music from the Big House (2012) " McDonald's film ultimately boils down to being just another competent but slightly dull prison doc, albeit a toe-tapping one. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 5, 2012
2/5 82% A Cat in Paris (2012) " It's difficult to imagine the audience for this pretty but hollow film. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2012
4/5 98% The Island President (2012) " Moves swiftly from political scene-setting to follow Nasheed's every move as he prepares to make an impassioned environmental plea at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 27, 2012
2/5 25% Act of Valor (2012) " 'Act of Valor' reeks of military-sanctioned exploitation drama aimed solely at the 'Call of Duty' set. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 22, 2012
4/5 67% Four Horsemen " This is a film perhaps better suited to DVD, simply because there are thoughts here of such profundity you might feel the need to reach for the rewind button. I, for one, have been left substantially enlightened. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 13, 2012
2/5 63% Blood Car (2007) " 'Blood Car' is essentially a one-joke scenario that never quite adds up to the sum of its mangled body parts. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3/5 81% Red Dog (2012) " It's not quite as blatant a tearjerker as some of its pooch-based predecessors, and frankly, it's all the better for it. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 21, 2012
2/5 73% Big Miracle (2012) " By-the-book dialogue and lame performances do the film no favours but, hey, worse things happen at sea. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 7, 2012
3/5 85% A Monster in Paris (2013) " 'A Monster in Paris' borrows some of its tics from silent cinema, but it also reaches out to films such as 'Frankenstein', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'The Fly' and 'King Kong' for inspiration. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 24, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Presumed Guilty (Presunto culpable) (2011) Time Out
Posted Jan 5, 2012
3/5 71% African Cats (2011) " Hats off to the camera operators who have captured some astonishing wildlife imagery. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 22, 2011
1/5 12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) " To be fair, this franchise was never intended to appeal to anyone over six. But you do wonder how the filmmakers still managed to contrive something so unfunny and trite. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 13, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Chasing Legends (2010) Time Out
Posted Dec 10, 2011
2/5 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) " If there's a saving grace, it's the visuals, especially the beautiful scenes of orange krill. But that's about all. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 29, 2011
72% Flushed Away (2006) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 91% Shotgun Stories (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
1/5 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " Even the film stock's colour tint looks cheap and nasty. Don't say we didn't warn you. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
48% Open Season (2006) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 100% Rio Breaks (2010) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2/5 88% When China Met Africa Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
96% Festival Express (2003) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
1/5 53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
3/5 91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " What makes this festive fantasy engaging is the savvy way in which it debunks cold efficiency in favour of more wholesome values. It's just a pity Arthur himself is so bland. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/5 38% Monte Carlo (2011) " Ridiculously contrived, superficial throughout and too sugary, 'Monte Carlo' is still too innocent and convivial to cast too many aspersions on. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 18, 2011
3/5 82% Dolphin Tale (2011) " As much as it grates, it still manages to warm the cockles. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 11, 2011
4/5 93% You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2011) " Worthy of 100 minutes of anyone's time. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/5 100% The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan (2011) " It's overlong and not incredibly enlightening, but it's compassionate enough to hold the attention. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 30, 2011
3/5 33% Meskada (2010) " Small in scope but smart in the way it deals with how cosy communities react when something rotten surfaces in their world. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 24, 2011
2/5 48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) " Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap! " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 3, 2011
1/5 14% Zookeeper (2011) " Funniest moments? The outtakes during the closing credits. I rest my case. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2/5 10% Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013) " 'Horrid Henry' is indelibly flawed and disorderly in tone but not devoid of rambunctious charm. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 27, 2011
4/5 90% One Life (2013) " A well structured montage of wall-to-wall splendor, 'One Life' is the culmination of years of patient filming that deserves to be seen in all its glory - on the big screen. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 19, 2011
2/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Time, perhaps, for the franchise to be towed off to the scrapyard. Sorry, Pixar. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 19, 2011
2/5 48% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011) " Most of the kids continue to irritate and, for a comedy aimed at youngsters, the laughs are woefully scarce. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 25, 2011
4/5 100% TT3D Closer To The Edge (2011) " In the realm of the rousing sports doc, this truly excels. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 72% Rio (2011) " 'Rio' isn't totally devoid of merit - it could just do with a lot more zip and zing in its tail feathers. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 6, 2011
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