Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% 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
7/10 79% The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) (1995) "It feels like concept art come to life. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "The best action movie since - if I'm trying really hard to be conservative - Hard Boiled in 1992. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
7/10 71% Versus (2003) "What he lacks in finesse, [director] Kitamura makes up for in pure showmanship. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 81% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) "It's hard not to wonder why Beyond Thunderdome isn't better. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 98% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) "Out of the countless action movies produced in the 1980s, there only a few genuine works of art; [this film] might very well be the best of that extremely rarefied company. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
8/10 89% Mad Max (1979) "Its perhaps unjustified narrative shortcuts hardly seem to be much worth complaining about in the middle of its flawless action sequences. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
2/10 14% The Apple (1980) "A completely unadulterated bundle of the worst of cinema all spun up into one ball of madness. It cannot be described, and it can barely be experienced. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
7/10 70% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) "Writer Robin Schiff, adapting her own play, is terrific at permitting her protagonists to drive the film rather than place them into a film she's already worked out. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks (1995) "[Eve] Arden is clearly the film's saving grace. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
9/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Plows through its 108-minute running time with a constant sense of doom provided from every source. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
7/10 77% Little Manhattan (2005) "Sweetly insightful about how mindblowingly horrifying it is to find oneself with unwanted and unfamiliar romantic feelings, if one is a boy, at least. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 89% F for Fake (1974) "A bold, brazen movie that could only have been made because a top-notch talent decided to show off for a little bit. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "A thoroughly competent movie, sure; but its competence is so routine and mechanical as to leave the thing overwhelmingly dull. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 5, 2015
6/10 70% TRON (1982) "While its visual effects have aged laughably poorly, the movie can be quite lovely to look at, particularly since its CGI isn't trying to represent anything more realistic than 1982-era CGI. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 5, 2015
10/10 97% The Iron Giant (1999) "In every way, one of the highlights of both animation and family-friendly cinema in the last quarter-century. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
1/10 6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Surprising notes of meanness and bitterness. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
9/10 No Score Yet Le jour des corneilles "As gorgeous and insinuating as animation gets. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
7/10 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Surprisingly smart and moving and much worthier of a viewing than everything about it would naturally suggest. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
6/10 80% Fight Club (1999) "Technically gorgeous... But it's such a wreck of tone and intellect. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
5/10 44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) "In all its beautiful spectacle and skin-crawling ugliness, it is very much something that should be at least sampled, just for a taste of it. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
0/10 No Score Yet Foodfight! "The absolute ugliest animated feature that has ever been released by something resembling an actual animation studio. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
5/10 62% Unfriended (2015) "Painfully unscary. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/10 32% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) "Commit one unforced error after another on its way to becoming one of the sloppiest major musicals of contemporary times. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
6/10 62% Evita (1996) "No matter how great all the constituent elements were, [it couldn't] survive the kind of stiff, wholly artificial and forced performance that Madonna gives. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
9/10 92% L' Âge d'Or (Age of Gold) (The Golden Age) (1979) "It was the film that 1930 needed, and decades upon decades later, it still has potency to shock the squares. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
70% Salo (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) (1979) "Its themes are so severe as to feel like a howl of despair more than an articulate statement of radical politics. But it is pure cinema " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
7/10 71% Meet the Feebles (1989) "A unique experiment, and one whose insights into human behavior aren't as important to it as its sense of curdled black humor. [But] we can't write it off as just a gonzo provocation. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
9/10 78% Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) (1997) "Not much 'happens' in Happy Together, but it not-happens in the most delectable way. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Memories (2004) "Like any anthology, it can't help but feel misshapen, but even its weakest moments are still awfully successful and worthwhile. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
8/10 97% To Be or Not to Be (1942) "It's not all-time championship Lubitsch.... But the film is operating in two totally distinct comic modes and both of them are executed perfectly. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 26, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Romancing in Thin Air (Gao hai ba zhi lian II) (2012) "It has a perfectly suitable screenplay, which is neither a very enthusiastic compliment nor a complaint, exactly. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 26, 2015
5/10 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Essentially three different films, and each one in order is a little bit less interesting. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 26, 2015
7/10 81% The Natural (1984) "It's all very corny and much of it's almost alarmingly overbaked... Yet it works. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 26, 2015
10/10 98% Vertigo (1958) "The most complex film made by Alfred Hitchcock. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 26, 2015
7/10 81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's pretty great. Or at least, it's pretty much exactly the movie it should be, even with all its lumps and missteps. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
0/10 No Score Yet Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny "Its execution is at places so determinedly bereft of even the most limited, accidental filmmaking talent that it doesn't seem right to call the resultant object an actual work of cinema. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
7/10 91% High Fidelity (2000) "It's not perfect, but boy, is it ever accurate and insightful. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
9/10 97% Out of the Past (1947) "Essential viewing for the noir fan and the kind of movie that could make a neutral third party into a noir fan in the first place. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
5/10 46% Home (2015) "Even by DreamWorks standards, the celebrities in this go-round are especially awful, and the music cues particularly distracting. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977) "[Its] rare and totally essential and beautiful vastly outweigh the sometimes baffling missteps it makes a work of narrative entertainment. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Paheli (2005) "The enthusiastic lack of persuasive realism and the strong emotional authenticity make for a most rewarding combination; the thing acts fizzy and shallow, and yet it ends up feeling like there's truth to it. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
10/10 81% Mulholland Drive (2001) "The best autocritique of cinema as a medium that has yet been made. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
7/10 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Narrative lapses notwithstanding, [director] Szifrón's sense of timing and his immaculate control of tone cannot be doubted. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
7/10 90% Galaxy Quest (1999) "The film never really bloats or sags, and remains utterly pleasurable throughout its entire running time. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
4/10 31% Insurgent (2015) "There's not a single frame "wrong" with the movie... but there also isn't anything in the whole of that's even fleetingly entertaining. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
10/10 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) "It's entirely possible that Tokyo Story isn't the best movie ever made. But I suspect that it might be the most perfect. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
7/10 88% Almost Famous (2000) "For every scene that's a sturdy piece of observed wisdom about coming of age... there's another that's pure cheese. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/10 11% The Cobbler (2015) "It's like Click as helmed by Robert Bresson. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 20, 2015
9/10 71% Candyman (1992) "The finest American horror film of the 1990s. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/10 30% Chappie (2015) "An astonishing, overstuffed mess, with at least two wholly different plotlines for two completely different movies. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 20, 2015
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