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Adam Graham
Adam Graham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Detroit News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 79% Patriots Day (2017) It's a story about one city, but it honors the essence of America, and it shows that when the going gets rough, we're all Boston Strong. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B- 33% Live By Night (2017) It sure looks great - it was lensed by Tarantino regular Robert Richardson - and its gangster-movie tropes are familiar, yet welcome. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 84% Silence (2017) For those not exulted by the inner-workings of devotion, it's a slog. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) Locy's good intentions and optimistic worldview take him only so far, and he struggles to find a fitting capper for his story. But the performances and the characters linger in your mind. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 13, 2017
C- 27% The Bye Bye Man (2017) It keeps you guessing, if only to find out, "uh, is that all there is?" ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Johnson, Vaughan and Jackson were trailblazers whose fight deserves to be heard, and "Hidden Figures" honors them by turning their story into an audience-pleaser. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 6, 2017
B+ 87% A Monster Calls (2017) This is a tough movie that takes on adult issues and doesn't shy away from the grim realities of its subject matter. But that's what makes this grim children's story work. It's a work of lovely darkness. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 6, 2017
B 95% Fences (2016) "Fences" is an effective drama, but it feels rigid, its stage origins handicapping its storytelling. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 23, 2016
A 88% Lion (2016) Its themes are universal. Everyone has a home, and everyone feels connected to it, no matter how far they travel. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 23, 2016
C 40% Why Him? (2016) Like "Meet the Parents," but littered with F-bombs, "Why Him?" is a holiday comedy that never quite figures itself out. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 23, 2016
C 31% Passengers (2016) Lawrence and Pratt are both big movie stars and they look good, fulfilling the minimum requirements of holiday movie fare. But "Passengers" is a missed shot at something more worthy of their talents. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 21, 2016
C 70% Sing (2016) The songs are rudimentary, the animation doesn't sparkle, the story doesn't inspire. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 21, 2016
A 88% Jackie (2016) "Jackie" is a gamble, and Portman makes it pay off. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 16, 2016
C- 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) A holiday movie with Hallmark Channel DNA that should star Jaleel White and Judith Light but somehow snagged a top-line cast that includes Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Edward Norton. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 16, 2016
A+ 93% La La Land (2016) "La La Land" is a special, special experience, and movies like this don't come around too often. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 16, 2016
B+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is groundbreaking for the Star Wars franchise, a rousing side story that blows the doors wide open for future installments of the series. That it stands on its own as a slam-bam action thrill ride is a bonus. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 13, 2016
A- 95% The Love Witch (2016) A modern feminist horror tale that rewards deep exploration beneath its admittedly beautiful surface. What looks like it might be simply a pure exercise in style not only invites multiple viewings, it requires them. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 9, 2016
C 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Like most office Christmas parties, you should skip it. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 9, 2016
B 69% Miss Sloane (2016) We don't need to like her, but Chastain makes us understand and even sympathize with her, ruthless and cunning though she may be. It's remarkable work. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 9, 2016
A 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) It's painful and tragic, yet it's cut with elements of humor and laughter. Just like life. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 2, 2016
B 11% Man Down (2016) LaBeouf ... ably carries "Man Down" on his shoulders. He has an easy, natural chemistry with Shotwell, and he's a reservoir of buried emotions in his scenes with Oldman. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 2, 2016
B- 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) There's a boyish charm to Beatty's performance, and the film maintains a whimsical, lightly zany tone throughout. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 23, 2016
B 95% Moana (2016) If movies are meant to be a getaway, "Moana" is like a vacation. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 23, 2016
C 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Writer-director Tom Ford, in his second movie (following 2009's "A Single Man"), can't connect the dots on an emotional level. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 23, 2016
B 61% Allied (2016) "Allied" has plenty working in its favor, but a Hollywood classic it's not. It just looks like one. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 23, 2016
C 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Everything feels stilted and strangely flat. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B+ 71% Bleed For This (2016) Teller is magnetic in the lead role, and he helps "Bleed for This" transcend boxing movie clichés. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B+ 89% Loving (2016) Nichols is one of today's finest rural storytellers, and he never wavers in his approach, going small where others would go grandiose. "Loving" is an exercise in restraint befitting the quiet couple at its center. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 18, 2016
C 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) A lavish visual feast that nonetheless fails to cast any new spells over its audience. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 18, 2016
A 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) "Edge of Seventeen" is something special. To see it is to remember what it's like to be 17, and to be grateful you're not 17 anymore. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 18, 2016
C 48% Almost Christmas (2016) It's as predictable as your aunt's holiday stuffing, but the cast finds some places to open up the material. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 11, 2016
B+ 63% Dreamland (2016) There's a bit of an undercurrent of "The Graduate" in "Dreamland," which plays out like a grown-up coming of age tale. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 11, 2016
A- 94% Arrival (2016) It doesn't pack the punch you'd expect from an alien invasion movie; it aims higher, and in the end, it cuts deeper. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 11, 2016
B- 75% Trolls (2016) "Trolls" isn't likely to advance mankind in any significant way, but it's a harmless adventure with a few toe-tapping musical numbers and a positive message of togetherness and teamwork. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 4, 2016
C+ 90% Doctor Strange (2016) There's a bunch of mumbo jumbo about sorcerers and whatnot, which weigh down the screenplay like an anchor. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 4, 2016
B+ 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The battle scenes in "Hacksaw Ridge" are among the most violent captured on film - and also the most urgent. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 4, 2016
A 98% Moonlight (2016) "Moonlight" is a film of rare grace - a tender, compassionate, restrained look at a life lived in the shadows. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 4, 2016
B 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) "Supersonic" captures the madness of Oasis from an insider's perspective. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 28, 2016
D 19% Inferno (2016) You don't need a hidden set of clues to decipher that "Inferno" is one of the worst movies of the year. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 28, 2016
B+ 94% Gimme Danger (2016) The Detroit rockers may not have been "the greatest rock and roll band ever," as the movie declares in its thesis statement, but Jarmusch treats the group as such, which is what you want from a celebration of a band. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 28, 2016
A- 90% Certain Women (2016) It's a tiptoe of a movie, but it's as elegant and graceful as the vast Montana landscape. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 21, 2016
C+ 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) It hums along, but it's standard issue action stuff, and the first "Jack Reacher" taught us to expect more than that. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 21, 2016
D 23% American Pastoral (2016) This story is best left on the page. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 21, 2016
C- 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) "A Madea Halloween" is rare for Perry in that it's one of only two "Madea" films not adapted from a stage play, but it sure feels like one, with several scenes ... feeling like a one-act, one-room play that goes on and on and on. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 21, 2016
B- 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Galifianakis and Hamm are better than the material here, but they do what good actors in okay movies are supposed to do, they make it rise to them. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 21, 2016
B 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) "What Now?" is packed with laughs. What's missing is a little bit of heart. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 14, 2016
B 81% Denial (2016) Hare's screenplay (based on Lipstadt's book) is smart and engaging, and veteran director Mick Jackson ("The Bodyguard") treats the material with the heft it deserves. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 14, 2016
C 78% American Honey (2016) At nearly three hours, "American Honey" is the most indulgent movie of the year, and the one in most need of a serious trim. It makes its point early on and then keeps repeating it until the honey turns sour. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 14, 2016
D+ 51% The Accountant (2016) Feels like a total misfire from top to bottom. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 14, 2016
B 56% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Despite a cringe-worthy gaffe with regards to the Wu-Tang Clan's geographical origins, "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" is harmless fun with a trace of anarchy in its DNA. ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 7, 2016