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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
B 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Some films are a speeding train. This one is a hammock on a Saturday afternoon.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
C+ 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) "Toni Erdmann" has plenty to say about parenting, ambition, feminism and modern happiness, but not enough to justify its absurdly longwinded running time.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
C 84% A United Kingdom (2017) Noble but stuffy, "A United Kingdom's" good intentions suffer from its dull, predictable beats.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B+ 100% Get Out (2017) Writer-director Jordan Peele has fashioned a smart, scathing commentary ... as a base for his allegory on the horror of race in America.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
D+ 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) At 90 minutes it could have been an eerie, tricky, well-crafted thriller. At two hours its wheels start to fall off. And then it continues to limp along for another 30 minutes, after which you wonder what the point of it all was in the first place.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
F 30% Fist Fight (2017) "Fist Fight" is so terminally unpleasant that it feels like the audience is the one catching a beating. In this fight, there are only losers.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C 35% The Great Wall (2017) It's meant to play to as broad an audience as possible, so everything about it is spread thin, and its attempts at humor warrant light chuckles at best.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B+ 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It's the Bat-spoof we didn't know we needed and it gives Batman a chance to loosen up.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
D+ 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) There continues to be no chemistry between department store mannequins Steele and Grey, and the world director James Foley builds around them is flat and unrecognizable as real life.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
C 96% Paterson (2016) It's not exactly riveting material, and even Jim Jarmusch - the veteran writer-director who traffics in the day-to-day contemplation of human existence - struggles to make "Paterson" pop.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B+ 84% Julieta (2016) Suárez gives a searing performance in the lead role, her grief overwhelming her to the point where she physically wears it on her body.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
A- 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) In the wrong hands, this type of thing could be a drag, but "John Wick 2" is one of the most fun action pictures in recent memory.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) It is an urgent, gut-wrenching film that doesn't sugarcoat the truth. America's race problem is all of our problem, it argues, and will not change until all of us step up and take responsibility for our role in it.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C- 25% The Comedian (2017) There's a big problem at the center of "The Comedian": It's not funny. At all.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
D+ 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) "A Dog's Purpose" finds itself in a peculiar spot, pandering to dog lovers, but still not giving them what they want.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C- 41% Gold (2017) McConaughey does everything he can to make it shine, but the mine is empty.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It's a credit to Mills that he makes it feel like he's making the Earth move even when he's just capturing a snapshot in time.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 89% Elle (2016) "Elle" never pulls any punches, and Verhoeven titillates right until the end.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Big, dumb times call for big, dumb movies, and they don't come much bigger or dumber than "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage."‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
C+ 82% The Founder (2017) "The Founder" is a bit like McDonald's: it's satisfying, but it leaves you hungry for more.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
C- 75% Split (2017) "Split" doesn't do enough to overcome its weaknesses, bouncing between a grungy horror exploitation flick, a psychological thriller and a supervillain origin story.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
A- 82% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B- 34% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 84% Silence (2017) For those not exulted by the inner-workings of devotion, it's a slog.‐ Detroit News
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C- 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) It keeps you guessing, if only to find out, "uh, is that all there is?"‐ Detroit News
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
B 93% Fences (2016) "Fences" is an effective drama, but it feels rigid, its stage origins handicapping its storytelling.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
A 86% Lion (2016) Its themes are universal. Everyone has a home, and everyone feels connected to it, no matter how far they travel.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
C 39% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
C 73% Sing (2016) The songs are rudimentary, the animation doesn't sparkle, the story doesn't inspire.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
A 89% Jackie (2016) "Jackie" is a gamble, and Portman makes it pay off.‐ Detroit News
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
A- 96% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
C 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Like most office Christmas parties, you should skip it.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B 70% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
B- 55% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B 95% Moana (2016) If movies are meant to be a getaway, "Moana" is like a vacation.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
C 73% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B 62% Allied (2016) "Allied" has plenty working in its favor, but a Hollywood classic it's not. It just looks like one.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
C 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Everything feels stilted and strangely flat.‐ Detroit News
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016