Adam Graham

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

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T-Meter Title | Year
A- 64% Antlers (2021) "Antlers" has no problems exploring the outward thrillsof horror films- the gotchas, the jump scares, the things that go bump in the night-but it knows the real horror comes from within. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2021
B+ 74% The French Dispatch (2021) Anderson has always played by his own rules and created his own version of reality. It doesn'talways click, but when it does, it creates something special. "The French Dispatch" is something special. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2021
C 72% Last Night in Soho (2021) It has one eye on the present and one onthe past, and between them it can't keep its focus. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2021
B+ 95% Mass (2021) Isaacs, Plimpton, Birney and Dowd make a strong argument for an Academy-recognized award for ensemble acting. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2021
B 87% The Harder They Fall (2021) History lessons aside, "The Harder They Fall" is a spirited if overlong romp, a blood-splattered, tough-talking tumble in the dirt where Samuel establishes himself as a spiritual cousin to cinematic forebears Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2021
C 83% Dune (2021) The movie is a bit like picking up a small pile of sand: no matter how hard you try to hold onto it, once it sifts from your grasp, all you're left with is an empty hand. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2021
B- 97% The Velvet Underground (2021) The Velvet Underground burned hot but didn't burn long, and Haynes' film is for those who want to explore the embers of the fire. Casual passersby need not bother. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2021
B 86% The Last Duel (2021) The showdownat the film's center was indeed thelast legally sanctioned duel in France's history. But "The Last Duel" is just as fixed on the fight that continues today. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2021
C- 40% Halloween Kills (2021) "Halloween Kills" just suckswind. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2021
B+ 100% Introducing, Selma Blair (2021) Blair emerges a figure of strength and vulnerability, of honesty and openness. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2021
D- 44% South of Heaven (2021) "South of Heaven" is a directionless misfire that is so all over the place it doesn't know which way is down. Take it for what it is: lost. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
B+ 84% Lamb (2021) At its center is Rapace,who gives a remarkable performance, playing strong-willed yetvulnerable, hopeful yet hesitant. She makes this curiosity of a film something relatable and something special. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
B- 84% No Time To Die (2021) Daniel Craig makes his royal exit in "No Time to Die," a handsome if entirely too long James Bond adventure that struggles with James Bond's place in the modern world. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
B- 73% The Guilty (2021) Fuqua rarely plays things this small - earlier this year he went way over-the-top with "Infinite" - but "The Guilty" shows that if he has to, he can do a lot with a little, especially if it's Gyllenhaal who's doing the lifting. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
C+ 88% Titane (2021) "Titane" isn't necessarily about the end destination, and there certainly are some unforgettable roadside attractions along the way. But its mysteries remain locked, and Ducournau isn't willing to give up the keys. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
D 61% Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) It's short, cheap looking and maybe made for 8-year-olds. It's only fun if your idea of fun is being screamed at by a demon voice while staring at a mishmash of special effects for an hour and some change. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
A- 73% The Many Saints of Newark (2021) The storytelling is rich and intoxicating, the performances are authentic and lived in and it's a treat to be back inside the worldof creator David Chase. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
B 21% The Starling (2021) "The Starling" isn'texactly subtle- its quirks are exacerbated by a pushy soundtrack- but there is warmth and truth in its performances, particularly McCarthy and O'Dowd. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
D 29% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Maybe it will catch fire on the camp circuit, where it can be celebrated for its failings; otherwise, "Dear Evan Hansen" isa letter best returned to sender. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
B- 82% Copshop (2021) It's an exercise in style and slickness, a director greasing his wheels to keep from going rusty. It's built for a good time, not a long time, and it achieves its goals. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
D 65% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) A self-conscious shoulder shrug of an in-joke that isn't designed to be taken seriously by anyone. Mission accomplished. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
C 76% Blue Bayou (2021) The well-intentioned but emotionally overwrought "Blue Bayou" takes an underexplored issue - the deportation of immigrant adoptees - and lays the melodrama on so thick that it's suffocating to the senses. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
C 60% Cry Macho (2021) Eastwood's grit is still intact but here it's in serviceof a so-so story full ofunearned emotions. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
B 76% Malignant (2021) Wan, untethered and having a blast, uses all sorts of funhouse tricks with his camera, giving "Malignant" the feel of a ghoulish merry-go-round. By the time it stops, you'll be ready to take another spin. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
C 44% Kate (2021) At this point "Kate" feels like a routine exercise in the overworked assassin genre. Been there, killed that. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
C 86% The Card Counter (2021) Schrader's noble intent doesn't conflate with what comes across on screen. As a gambling drama it's underplayed, and as a character study it's as obtuse as its lead character. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
C 47% Queenpins (2021) Gaudet andPullapilly frame the film as a story of two girlbosses getting theirs, but against whom or what doesn't concern them, nor does the why of their decisions or actions. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
B- 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) "Shang-Chi" holds his own, but he doesn't leave you wanting more. It feels like a one-and-done while we get back to the main attraction. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
C 31% He's All That (2021) "He's All That" has the emotional depth of a TikTok video, and doesn't linger in the mind any more than a viral dance craze. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
C 71% Together (2021) This kind of storytelling device might work well on stage in a small, intimate theater, but on film it comes off as awkward and unwelcome. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
C 84% Candyman (2021) "Candyman" lacks a center as well as grounding. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
C 41% Flag Day (2021) Like Penn's character, "Flag Day" never quite pulls through; as much as you want to believe in it, it winds up a disappointment. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
C 37% Reminiscence (2021) In "Reminiscence," the past is always a little too present. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
B+ 86% The Night House (2021) The things that go bump in the night are only the beginning of the scares in "The Night House," where what lingers in the mind is far more terrifying. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
B 61% The Protégé (2021) It's Keaton's show, and he kicks "The Protégé" up a notch and shows why in a world of students, he's a teacher. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
C+ 80% Free Guy (2021) It's overly busy and spreads itself thin in trying to bridge multiple worlds, which aren't linked by a consistent tone. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
C- 46% Beckett (2021) At least with all that running, Beckett gets his steps in. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
A 96% CODA (2021) "CODA" is sweet, heartfelt, eye-opening and uplifting. It's a big hug of a movie, and we could all use a hug right now. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
B 67% Respect (2021) As Franklin, Hudson burrows into the vulnerability of the singer, and later the strength that allows her to become a force of nature. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
B 71% Annette (2021) Carax blurs the lines between reality and fiction to the point where it's unclear what is honest and what is make-believe. But just try taking your eyes off it. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
B 88% Nine Days (2021) Oda believes in his own vision, and he has the confidence to carry it through; it's the type of movie that has so much earnestness baked into its DNA that it could easily fall apart, but in his hands it never does. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
B- 90% The Suicide Squad (2021) Gunn comes in locked and loaded, and he pushes the envelope with everything he couldn't do in Disney's Marvel universe. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
A- 88% The Green Knight (2021) Lowery dives all the way in and viewers are rewarded with a sumptuous feast for the eyes and the soul. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
B 74% Stillwater (2021) The path to getting there isn't always a smooth one, but "Stillwater" manages to run deep. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
C 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) At Disneyland it may be smooth sailing, but on screen, "Jungle Cruise" proves a rocky ride. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
B 56% The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021) The luxe period fashions in the '60s story are lavish and rich, while the modern day romance crackles with playful energy. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
B+ 93% Val (2021) Both heartbreaking and life-affirming, "Val" paints a unique portrait of a unique talent. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
C 39% Joe Bell (2021) "Joe Bell" is based on a true story, and is a well-intentioned tale about the need for acceptance and tolerance. If only its execution was as clear as its message. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
C 36% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) This one belongs back in the toy box. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
C+ 50% Old (2021) There's a reason it's not called "New." - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021