Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Antagony & Ecstasy , Film Threat
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2002
Location:
Chicago, IL

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 2002
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 29% 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 49% 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
8/10 82% Clear and Present Danger (1994) " Having figured out how to make a Jack Ryan action thriller with Patriot Games, the same cluster of filmmakers got to do it again... managing to improve virtually across the board." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 21, 2014
2/10 18% Devil's Due (2014) " The camera-eye view is treated more as an obstacle to be overcome than a tool for storytelling, raising the question of why not just scrap it altogether." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 21, 2014
1/10 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " A misfire from top to bottom so complete that even when you think you have a handle on all the ways it can be bad, it pulls out another one that's even worse." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 21, 2014
8/10 96% The Hunt for Red October (1990) " One of the most delectably taut, racing thrillers of its generation." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 18, 2014
7/10 76% Patriot Games (1992) " It's Ford and Patriot Games that made Jack Ryan a top-notch action hero and not just a capable CIA nerd." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 18, 2014
6/10 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " One hit, one acceptable miss, one miss, and one dead-on-arrival mistake. Still a better percentage than the first movie, or most found-footage horror as a whole." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 10, 2014
7/10 73% Paradise: Love (2013) " A film that, once watched, is not readily un-watched, in both good and dismaying ways alike." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/10 71% Paradise: Faith (2013) " Comes from an intolerably smug and cynical place." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/10 38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " For a franchise whose creepiness bona fides have relied primarily on slow builds and letting the viewer soak in the frame, this film is awfully dependent on stock-issue jump scares" — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 10, 2014
7/10 64% Godzilla Vs Hedorah (Gojira tai Hedorâ) (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster) (1971) " Treasure every moment of this strange horror-comedy-cartoon attempt to rejuvenate an increasingly formulaic genre." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 5, 2014
4/10 29% Godzilla's Revenge (1971) " It's not outrageously stupid enough to be as bad as the very worst Godzilla films, but it certainly deserves to be ranked among the most tedious." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 1, 2014
5/10 64% August: Osage County (2013) " A thuddingly mediocre prestige film." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 28, 2013
6/10 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " DiCaprio single-handedly makes it worth the significant time commitment, but this is not filmmaking at the level of creativity and panache of the best Scorsese." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 26, 2013
6/10 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Charming and surprisingly non-saccharine; but it's still the Disney monolith protecting its own." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 23, 2013
6/10 80% Destroy All Monsters (1969) " With [Ishiro] honda at the helm, it's not unreasonable to have hoped for a bit more depth to it than just "oh, look at all the big monsters! whee!"" — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 23, 2013
8/10 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " A film that could only be made by a fearless director fully aware of his powers, and unafraid to grapple with ideas that might break him." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 23, 2013
5/10 —— Kingukongu no gyakushu (King Kong Escapes)(The Revenge of King Kong) (1967) " Weird and random without being particularly memorable, and it's very difficult to feel even a little bit sad that Toho never bothered trying to get Kong back after this picture." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 22, 2013
4/10 —— Ski Party " A flat-footed farce whose gestures in the direction of imaginative absurdity are too bland and mean-spirited to land as comedy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 22, 2013
10/10 91% Miller's Crossing (1990) " [The Coen brothers'] most complicated and dense movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 22, 2013
3/10 63% Son of Godzilla (1967) " Wanna know what it looks like when the bottom falls out of a movie franchise? Because it looks like Son of Godzilla." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 15, 2013
8/10 93% American Hustle (2013) " Deliriously entertaining and sexy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 14, 2013
5/10 —— Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) " A decent film at best, a flimsy and uninvolving film at worst, and a discouraging sign that the days of Godzilla as a serious, interesting threat were now officially dead and buried." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 10, 2013
7/10 —— Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (The War of the Gargantuas) (1967) " Terrifically entertaining and involving in a way that completely sidesteps irony." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 10, 2013
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