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Adam Chitwood

Adam Chitwood
Adam Chitwood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Collider

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 43% Arizona (2018) Arizona is a special kind of crazy, but it's also grounded in its own way. Due to some shockingly violent developments at the beginning, the stakes feel real the entire way through, to the point that you'd believe anything could happen next.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) It's one of the most horrifying moviegoing experiences I can recall, and emotionally upsetting on an intense level. To watch Hereditary is to feel horror in absolutely every sense of the word.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B- 85% American Animals (2018) The heist genre is one that's been done to death, but with American Animals, filmmaker Bart Layton manages to pull off something wholly unique.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2.5/5 66% Come Sunday (2018) Those fascinated by crises of faith or stories about religion will find stuff to chew on, but as a feature film it leaves something to be desired.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/5 81% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) The winning performances from Dinklage and Fanning mixed with Morano's confident handle behind the camera make for a most intriguing entry into the post-apocalyptic genre.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B 100% Leave No Trace (2018) This is a movie driven by filmmaking, and [Debra] Granik's skill behind the camera drives a lot of the narrative forward. That and, of course, [Harcourt] McKenzie's performance.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
C+ 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Nevertheless, thanks to a wonderfully sensitive and bold performance from [Elise] Fisher and some standout work from Burnham behind the camera, Eighth Grade is ultimately an effective-if not exactly revelatory-watch.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 100% Wildlife (2018) Wildlife digs into the complexity of these dynamics, buoyed by a powerhouse performance from Carey Mulligan. And along the way it announces Paul Dano as a bona fide filmmaker.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Three Identical Strangers is shocking, thrilling, and wildly entertaining, but it's also incredibly moving, leaving a lasting impression that you won't easily shake. I have a feeling this is a film we're going to be talking about for a long time to come.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 91% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting doesn't have all the answers, and it doesn't even really attempt to give them, but it does provide a road to understanding through empathy.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B- 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) The film's attempts to flesh out Felt's personal life fall flat and the story has a bit of trouble sticking the landing. Regardless, it's a fascinating story with a surprisingly strong tie to what's currently happening in the U.S. government.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a terrific story of finding acceptance, challenging the norm, and debating ideas in an intelligent instead of belligerent manner.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 66% Breathe (2017) The film is an incredibly sweet affair, and although it's almost drowning in pleasantries to the point that it lacks much drama, Serkis does an admirable job behind the camera.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) No doubt Joe and Rose's stories are interesting and compelling, but there persists this nagging feeling that their characters are somewhat co-opting this story... and Hostiles tests the patience of its audience.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 92% Stronger (2017) What's it feel like to be put up on a pedestal for simply surviving a horrific event, with an inability to walk as a permanent reminder of that trauma? That's what Stronger explores and it doesn't shy away from the darker realities of life.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Sorkin approaches his directorial debut confidently and, thankfully, with ambition, juggling complex exposition with a an exciting visual style. Molly's Game is highly entertaining and positively delightful watch.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) It's a rousing, engaging chronicle of British politics, and also a surprisingly moving story about great leadership.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) It's basically Chronicle meets The Breakfast Club. In order to fully become Power Rangers, these kids must care more about others than themselves. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4.5/5 96% Oklahoma City (2017) As filmmaker Barak Goodman's expertly crafted documentary presents, the Oklahoma City bombing was the climax of a series of events that invigorated white nationalist sentiment across the country, leading McVeigh to take deadly action.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 77% Crown Heights (2017) Unfortunately, the film itself-which is based on the true story of a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for over two decades-sticks mainly to the facts, failing to really take advantage of any larger insights or thematic throughlines.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) 'Call Me by Your Name' is a triumph in every regard‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 69% Newness (2017) 'Newness' marks a moving, involving and emotionally charged entry into Doremus' filmography, and whether you're a fan of his other films or not, I think you'll find this one's a pleasure to take in.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4.5/5 96% Mudbound (2017) It's a film brimming with rich characters, incredible performances, nuanced direction, and a pitch-perfect script. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 46% The Discovery (2017) Even if the film doesn't entirely come together as a cohesive piece, its admirable ambition and top-notch craftsmanship make it worthwhile nonetheless.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
2.5/5 45% The Yellow Birds (2018) The performances go a long way... but as the narrative becomes tedious, what should be an emotional gutpunch of a conclusion ends up falling flat.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
4.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Plaza's tremendous performance shines, and the script thankfully is as interested in these characters as it is in commenting on social media culture.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
2.5/5 74% Landline (2017) It's honest and sweet, but one can't help but think that focusing the narrative a tad would have resulted in a more satisfying watch.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
3.5/5 97% Whose Streets? (2017) It's a story that needs to be told, and is told passionately with love for all involved. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) An Inconvenient Truth had a pertinent message, but was delivered in the driest of manners. An Inconvenient Sequel has an even more pertinent message, but is thankfully packaged in a more effective, fascinating film.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 71% Before the Flood (2016) Before the Flood isn't simply interested in showing how terrible everything is. It also does a fantastic job of highlighting solutions for climate change, both short-term and long-term. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 100% Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) In less talented hands this could have been one long promo for Justin Timberlake: The Brand. In the hands of Demme, it's pure art.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 82% Barry (2016) Barry is much more about race and identity in America than what our nation's first African-American president did when he was in college. It's a thoughtful, intelligent film that also happens to be mighty entertaining.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/5 55% City of Tiny Lights (2016) 'City of Tiny Lights' is a disappointing and somewhat boring drama that rests almost entirely on Ahmed's captivating performance.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
5/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Every aspect of the film seeks to make an emotional connection with the audience via specificity, and thanks to masterful work from Lonergan as writer and director and phenomenal performances from the entire ensemble cast, it is an absolute triumph.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
3.5/5 59% Strange Weather (2017) 'Strange Weather' is a fairly solid chronicle of the grieving process, but an even better performance showcase for the tremendous Holly Hunter.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/5 49% The Promise (2017) There's nothing wrong with old fashioned if done the right way, but 'The Promise' feels like the kind of film that's out of date. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) A firecracker of a script that zips from scene to scene with cheeky dialogue and a sense of urgency, with a strong feminist undercurrent permeating throughout.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
3.5/5 80% Colossal (2017) You've never really seen a movie like Colossal. It's an alcoholism drama. It's a dark comedy. It's a kaiju movie. It's all of these things in one, and thanks to a tremendous balance of tone from Vigalondo, it succeeds far more than it fails.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
3/5 84% A United Kingdom (2017) It's a nice movie. And sometimes, nice is enough.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
2/5 67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Gorgeous imagery pondering our existence can only sustain so much of a film's runtime when the thematic undercurrent is this simple. Even the most devoted Malick fan may find himself or herself bored to tears by Voyage of Time: Life's Journey. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) It's a little on the nose, but the film is realized with such sincerity, such vivid imagery, and such raw emotion that it's hard to fault. Just remember to bring Kleenex. Lots of it.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
2.5/5 42% The Bad Batch (2017) The movie is full of scenes that feel like this is the one where the film's really gonna take off, but inevitably they all end before hitting that point. It's cinematic blue balls. Lots of exciting build-up to, well, lots of frustration.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 90% Loving (2016) Nichols' attention to detail, willingness to trust his audience, and desire to tackle multiple social themes of the time at once result in a rich, rewarding viewing experience.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 76% Last Days In The Desert (2016) McGregor's Jesus is one of contemplation, introspection, and quiet frustration and his Demon is nearly an exact mirror of Jesus himself, representing the potential for Him to carve out a different path-one in which he denies his Father.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
1.5/5 52% Demolition (2016) There's nothing wrong with telling the story of an unlikeable guy who, over a journey of self-discovery, comes to turn his life around and realize what a jerk he's been but there's a fine line to walk between unlikable and irredeemable.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 35% Equals (2016) Through Stewart and Hoult's powerful performances and Doremus' delicate direction, Equals speaks to human relationships in a way that's intimately familiar, romantic, and, yes, emotionally gut-punching.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
4/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) One part thriller, one part political drama plus a splash of satire makes for a fine, if sobering, cocktail.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
4.5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) The immigrant story is one that has been told countless times over, but director John Crowley's moving and funny Brooklyn brings a degree of empathy to this particular tale that is rare. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
4.5/5 93% Sicario (2015) Villeneuve pulls no punches-it's refreshingly frank, and while it may not be a "feel-good" movie, it's a film that you're not likely to shake too quickly after it ends.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 70% Swiss Army Man (2016) Funny, sweet, and wholly unique, Swiss Army Man is an insane strange bird of a film that is not to be missed. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016