Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Antagony & Ecstasy , Film Threat
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1925
Location:
Chicago, IL

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
7/10 71% Oculus (2014) " [Balances] psychological concepts with the grubby mechanics of a ghost movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/10 47% Rio 2 (2014) " A marked decline in every way from an original that really couldn't afford it." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 16, 2014
7/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " [There's] a great film that could have been made by the same people and much of the same raw material, but commercial forces obliged it to instead be just pretty good." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/10 —— Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla II (Gojira VS Mekagojira) (1993) " With so little connective tissue of note, the monster scenes feel airless and aimless, existing solely as generic spectacle without context or weight." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 100% Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) (1994) " Attention-grabbing from the first moments and unwilling to relinquish its grip for any part of its hypertrophic running time." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
8/10 97% Intolerance (1916) " This was clearly not conceived as a sleek, effective narrative or even an exploration of character psychology, but as a tremendous, overwhelming experience." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 97% The Killing (1956) " One of the undisputed high-water marks of the American crime film whose reverberations can still be felt in a number of ways." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/10 —— Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997) " The least-enjoyable of Toho's monster movies; there is nothing about it that's unironically good, not even the monster fights, and having ironic fun with it simply isn't worth the effort." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) " Rousing, heartbreaking, beautiful, ugly, and full of human activity, some of which sings with insight and emotion, some of which plods." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
6/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Descends into an adventure-movie rhythm that's never draggy or dull, but is also frequently no more than wistfully amusing." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
6/10 —— Mosura (Rebirth of Mothra) (1996) " Far less tacky and sweet than the film surely would have been if it were made on the other side of the Pacific." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
5/10 41% Divergent (2014) " A tangle of under-expressed concepts, stock characters and stock ideas, and pacing misfires." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— Outside the Law (1920) " It's lucky for the film that when Priscilla Dean isn't onscreen, Lon Chaney usually is, since those two are by and large the only humans that give it any kind of spice." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— Godzilla Vs. Destroyah (1999) " A Godzilla movie of particular grandeur and seriousness." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 83% Killer's Kiss (1955) " Faced with hardly any budget to speak of, the 26-year-old Kubrick pulled out every trick that an independent filmmaker of no means could ever hope to stumble upon." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 97% Werckmeister Harmóniák (2001) " The thing is, and this is easy to lose sight of in conversations about tracking shots and pointedly empty acting and symbolic cetaceans, [this] is an extraordinarily pleasurable experience to watch." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
5/10 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Too dull and mediocre to be interesting or interestingly bad." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— His Majesty, The American " Such a mixed bag of tones and registers that it can survive a bit of bad comedy, just like it can survive a bit of tedious overplotting." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The film that Wes Anderson was born for." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
5/10 —— Gojira VS Supesugojira (Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla) (1994) " The scattershot narrative and frequently bargain-basement special effects need a lot more than one great and one satisfactory monster suit." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/10 83% Fear and Desire (1953) " A dismal expression of a lousy script... every bit the work of a young kid with lots of ideas and no clue what to do with them." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— Stella Maris (1918) " One of the best showcases for Pickford's talent and considerable screen presence... and one of the most confident melodramas of its era." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/10 —— Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon (1999) " The film's brutally cramped story and hastily-sketched characters is one major problem; the shocking cheapness of much of it is another." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
5/10 —— Straight Shooting " Has pretty much one thing going for it only, and that's Harry Carey... look for the signs of future mastery here, and you look in vain." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
6/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) " For the viewer who has thus far found the "Liam Neeson is a broken old man who pummels bad guys" genre to be devoid of any real merit, Non-Stop provides no counter-argument." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/10 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " [Eva Green] s the single piece of spice that turns this 300 clone into a zestful, delightful bad movie instead of just a tedious, violence-loving slog." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 12, 2014
5/10 24% Pompeii (2014) " Tthe film is mostly just silly and dim, with just enough awareness of where to hit us with a miniature earthquake to keep things from sagging too much." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 4, 2014
6/10 —— The Squaw Man (2006) " Even by the standards of a 1914 feature, it would be a stretch to call this an especially sophisticated piece of filmmaking." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 4, 2014
6/10 20% Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Gojira tai Kingu Gidorâ) (2003) " The good parts are wonderful, but they are backloaded and buried under a science fiction plotline that is interesting mostly because of how confusing it gets." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 4, 2014
10/10 92% Kárhozat, (Damnation) (1988) " A more awesomely bleak portrait of town life is hard to conceive." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 4, 2014
5/10 67% Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) " A lousy movie with great monster scenes." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 4, 2014
5/10 48% RoboCop (2014) " It's hard to imagine a more anodyne, low-impact, aimless version of this film." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 18, 2014
9/10 88% RoboCop (1987) " A perfect version of the thing it sets out to be, one of the most intellectual and propulsive of all '80s action films." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 18, 2014
5/10 32% Robocop 2 (1990) " A fairly generic turn-of-the-'90s action film...judged as a sequel to RoboCop, it's irrelevant and ridiculously trivial." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/10 3% Robocop 3 (1993) " Worse than anything to do with the plot, is the saggy action, which has that unpleasant peek-a-boo quality of hard violence retrofitted into teen-friendly fare." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 18, 2014
7/10 —— Godzilla Vs. Biollante (1989) " Some of the all-time best effects work in the annals of giant monster movies." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 18, 2014
8/10 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " A tribute to Lego made by enthusiasts, not an ad for Lego made by hacks." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 18, 2014
8/10 80% Curse of Chucky (2013) " [It] isn't just the most atmospheric and scary Chucky film, it's one of the most confident and successful American horror movies of the 2010s." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 7, 2014
7/10 —— Terror of Mechagodzilla (2003) " The most grave and deliberate and consequential Godzilla film in a decade." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 2, 2014
3/10 33% Godzilla vs. Megalon " The worst Japanese-made Godzilla film." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
4/10 —— Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) " For a film that's awfully busy and awfully manic, it turns out to be quite a dreadful slog." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
5/10 33% King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) " The directing is slack anytime that anything is happening that doesn't involve mass destruction" — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
5 —— Varan the Unbelievable (1962) " Everybody involved seems to have held the project in some kind of contempt, putting in no effort at all." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
7/10 —— Atragon (2005) " Special effects director Tsuburaya Eiji was in particularly fine form overseeing the sea vessels and city-destroying shots in this movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
6/10 —— Space Amoeba (2006) " The overall experience is rather more fascinatingly weird than dispiritingly tired, and that owes almost everything to the three big monsters." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
6/10 —— Latitude Zero (Atragon II) (Ido zero daisakusen) (1969) " Quite a bit of fun, though I wouldn't care to predict how it would play to a viewer whose tolerance for whimsical idiocy is on the low side." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Feb 1, 2014
4/10 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Ugly and miserable in the most generic way possible, amusing only in flashes, usually because of Eckhart's "kids roleplaying in the backyard" performance style." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/10 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " If it wasn't for Costner's pleasantly gruff CIA handler being tart and folksy in a moderately appealing way, there'd be not a single thing standing between Shadow Recruit and total unwatchability." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 31, 2014
7/10 67% Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla (1974) " The film's plot is a bit ditzy all around, but it gets to the good stuff quickly." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 28, 2014
4/10 59% The Sum of All Fears (2002) " [Ben Affleck's] Jack Ryan is simply impossible to take seriously, and that's something the film could probably never survive." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 22, 2014
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