Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Tim Brayton's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 86% Trick 'r Treat (2007) "One of the only obvious instant classics of horror in the first decade of the 21st Century. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/10 26% The Wizard (1989) "An ad for video games that makes video games look like a peyote hallucination. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 30, 2015
7/10 77% The Time Machine (1960) "The effects work throughout the film is truly special (the film won an especially well-earned Oscar for them). " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 30, 2015
7/10 34% Final Destination (2000) "It commits hard to what it's depicting and how badly it wants to amuse & disgust the audience. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 30, 2015
10/10 100% The Conformist (1970) "The one and only quintessential all-time masterpiece that trades, extensively, on its ideal viewer's knowledge of the history of 20th Century interior design. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
4/10 39% Lake Placid (1999) "You either find the nasty-minded writing amusing or you don't, and there's nothing left for the film to draw on if you don't. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
6/10 79% Ant-Man (2015) "The most typical film yet made in the now 12-picture Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is up to the individual viewer to decide if that's a compliment or a vicious & lacerating criticism. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
10/10 96% Andrei Rublev (1973) "If cinephilia has a literal holy text, to be referred to and examined in times of joy and stress and sorrow, it is this. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
3/10 20% Urban Legend (1998) "The concept is sound, but it's gruesomely marred in the execution. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
8/10 89% The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) "A pretty terrific example of its genre, despite some rather obvious and avoidable flaws of story structure. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
6/10 44% Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) "Too caustic to be as funny as it easily should be with this scenario and in some cases these exact lines of dialogue. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
0/10 No Score Yet Nail Gun Massacre (2004) "I have never seen such a reprehensible slasher movie in all my days, but that's not to say that it's not transfixing. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
5/10 54% Minions (2015) "The most impressively flavorless movie in many a long age. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
9/10 46% The Cell (2000) "Rewarding even beyond the shockingly bold images that almost exclusively make up the film's final hour and change. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
6/10 43% The House on Sorority Row (1983) "Easily the best slasher of 1983 (not a high bar). " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
7/10 94% Hope and Glory (1987) "The precision of the characters and the performances that John Boorman draws out of his actors make this a pleasure even when when it's a bit pokey and aimless. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
4/10 60% The Prowler (1981) "A film with these specific strengths ought to be at least worth it for the [slasher] genre faithful, and it is - but it is solely for the faithful. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
7/10 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "It's better than it has any right to be in virtually every capacity " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
6/10 86% The Omen (1976) "Much of the film is terrific, unnerving stuff; but much of it is kind of loopy and much too silly to take even a little seriously. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
6/10 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "[All] the film gets right is bringing Schwarzenegger back, and finding a way to do it that isn't transparently idiotic. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
6/10 47% Electric Dreams (1984) "Elevated by Giorgio Moroder's score and Bud Cort's vocal performance as an A.I. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 25, 2015
8/10 84% Sisters (1973) "A terrifically smart piece of craftsmanship that keeps slithering out of your grasp... a compulsively addictive viewing experience. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 9, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Neon Genesis Evangelion - Movie: The End of Evangelion (2002) "Best when it ... becomes a representation of anger, depression, embarrassment, and fear that rips apart animation from the guts and reassembles it according to a brand new set of rules. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 9, 2015
9/10 99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) "One of the best-shot, best-scored, and best-acted supernatural thrillers ever made. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 9, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Quartet (1981) "It's nasty-hearted in a way we don't tend to think of Merchant Ivory films as being, but that's one of its strengths. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet A Night in Heaven (1983) "It's not sordid enough to be decent junk. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/10 59% The Last House on the Left (1972) "[Its] indictment of the human capacity for hatred and violence is nothing next to its status as a long lost Keystone Kops feature cut together with the world's worst folk musical. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 5, 2015
8/10 87% Akira (2001) "Handsome and preposterously ambitious, and even its worst narrative missteps are a factor of that ambition. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
1/10 No Score Yet The Wizard of Gore (1970) "Rank incoherence. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
3/10 14% Howard the Duck (1986) "The best to cling to is that some of the elements are merely insipid and not actively rancid. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
6/10 50% Cuba (1979) "A deeply flawed movie whose... willingness to complicate the genre it appears to inhabit make it much more valuable than its original reception was willing to admit. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
9/10 96% Night of the Living Dead (1968) "Carve[s] open the guts of American culture, using violence and even the horror genre itself as a tool rather than an end. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
10/10 91% Professione: reporter (The Passenger) (1975) "As a diagnosis of purposelessness the film is the most intelligent, engaging kind of misery. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
1/10 14% Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (2003) "Paced like the slow bloating of a dead rat on the highway. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
8/10 98% Sense and Sensibility (1995) "This is as lively as costume dramas get. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
3/10 0% The Horror of Party Beach (1964) "High octane camp that's so ridiculous in so many ways that it's impossible to suppose that the filmmakers weren't at least slightly doing it on purpose. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
10/10 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) "One of the most insightfully sad explorations of the human drive for love since Annie Hall concluded that we need the eggs. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
3/10 25% 2016: Obama's America (2012) "This is neither printing the facts nor printing the legend: it's printing the flop sweat. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
9/10 98% Inside Out (2015) "What all of mainstream American cinema should want to be - funny and meaningfully sad, deeply thoughtful about its world and story. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2014) "Near unwatchable in stretches. It's a fans-only proposition. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
7/10 75% Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2011) "If there's one clear-cut reason to prefer the second film to the first, it's because the action is so vastly more impressive this time around. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
7/10 67% Evangerion shin gekij├┤ban: Jo (Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone) (Neon Gensis: Evangelion 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone) (2007) "While [it's] absolutely promising as the first movie in a series, it signs far too many IOUs to pretend that it's a great stand-alone movie in and of itself. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
7/10 75% Homicidal (1961) "There never was a Psycho knock-off quite as overt about it, yet at the same time as creative and effective in its own right, " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
9/10 89% I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) (The Usual Unidentified Thieves) (1960) "One of the cases where the first of its kind got everything just about perfect, right out of the gate. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 4, 2015
7/10 67% The Blob (1958) "One of the most personable sci-fi horror films of its generation. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
7/10 81% The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010) "Ably gives voice to a period in history almost completely invisible to the world at large. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
7/10 67% Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) "Some delightfully campy idiocy typical of the genre, with that extra spin of dazzling showmanship that separated Corman from all of his peers. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
6/10 85% Westworld (1973) "The central conceit is so flimsy that it's only possible to take it seriously at all by treating it as a metaphor. Which, fortunately, can be done pretty easily, " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
6/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "The best sequel yet to the 1993 Jurassic Park... It is not, however, particularly good or interesting on its own merits. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
4/10 45% Bride of the Monster (1955) "If ever the most notoriously incompetent filmmaker in the history of world cinema made a movie that's not all that bad, it was this one. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
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