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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 80% CRSHD (2019) [A]s a calling card, "CRSHD" shows Cohn as a filmmaker with a keen understanding of youth culture. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
C+ 91% The Trip to Greece (2020) Yet the melancholy of the outside world eventually creeps in and crashes the party like an unwelcome dinner guest, bringing "Greece" to an oddly unsettling finish. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B 67% The Lovebirds (2020) Without Rae and Nanjiani it wouldn't work as well as it does. Luckily, they're two lovebirds with a song worth singing. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
A- 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) It's a knockout. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B- 89% Up from the Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music (2019) "Up from the Streets" is clearly in love with its subject and wants everyone to feel that love as well. If only it had as much rhythm as the city that inspired it. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
C+ 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) [Wolf's] documentary lacks the personality and drama that Biosphere 2 also lacked, and central questions about basic human functions within the project are unmentioned. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
C- 42% Capone (2020) It's a trip you'd rather forget. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B- 37% The Wrong Missy (2020) It's far from even "50 First Dates," another island-set Sandler-land rom-com, but in a weird way, "The Wrong Missy" works. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B 78% How to Build a Girl (2020) Beanie Feldstein's charming performance forms the solid base of "How to Build a Girl," a coming-of-age comedy that follows familiar beats but has a winning disposition. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B+ 85% The Booksellers (2020) "The Booksellers" looks at where the trade has been, the psychology of why it has survived generations and how it can move forward. It's as warm and inviting as a good book. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B 93% Becoming (2020) It's a slick look at the former first lady, out of the White House and carving out her life post-politics, but it's as polished and smoothed out as a campaign ad. It's a warm latte, delivered to you in your favorite mug. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B 91% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) It's blood curdling stuff and it's not for the squeamish, but Bolger grounds it and centers it as the story of a struggling mother protecting her loved ones at any cost. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B 68% Extraction (2020) [F]or pure, overpowering thrills, "Extraction" delivers. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
A- 90% The Willoughbys (2020) The Willoughbys, both the movie and the family, sneak up on you in the most welcome of ways. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
C 44% Sergio (2020) "Sergio" honors a man whom not everyone knows, but should. Yet its dry telling and skewed emphasis on his love life trivialize a man whose life was much more than skin deep. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
C- 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) The tone here isn't fun or playful or tongue-in-cheek, "Selah" takes itself dead seriously, which makes its world even less inviting. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
B 85% Sea Fever (2020) The power of "Sea Fever" is that it's not explicitly about the ongoing health crisis, but it deals with themes and philosophical struggles that perfectly align with our present situation. Its timing is perfect, and it's elevated by that timeliness. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
B- 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) "Trolls World Tour" is the equivalent of jazz fingers being mercilessly waved in your face: sure it's annoying, but after awhile you can't help but smile. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
C 28% The Main Event (2020) "The Main Event" is harmless, sure, but it's also completely disposable. By the final 3-count, it has already disappeared. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
B 31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) The cast makes everything work, especially Claflin, who displays the clumsy charm of early Hugh Grant, and Munn, whose easygoing charisma is a nice fit with Claflin. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
B 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Its strength is in its restraint, and the way that it takes a situation, presents its characters and keeps things very, very real. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
B+ 82% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) If you can stomach it, "The Platform" is a funny and fierce farce with its eyes on race, class and the ways people can rise up for the betterment of all by working together. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
B 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) Gerrymandering is purposely confusing. Even its name is wonky. But the compelling, impassioned documentary "Slay the Dragon" does an effective job of explaining it... - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
D 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) The biggest problem with "Coffee & Kareem" is no one is likable, least of all Gardenhigh's character, whose tough-talking, off-putting exterior isn't masking any inner insecurities. The kid's just a jerk. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
B+ 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) "Crip Camp" shows change can come from anyone, anywhere at anytime. It's a lesson that should always be taken to heart but rings especially true now. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
C 93% Uncorked (2020) A movie like "Uncorked" should make you want to reach for a bottle of something special. Instead, it leaves a taste of indifference in your mouth. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
A- 89% Swallow (2020) "Swallow" is Bennett's show: she plays delicate, doting and disturbed with a fragility that is hypnotizing. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
D+ 84% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Its characters aside, "Big Time Adolescence" has a lot of growing up to do. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
B 99% Blow the Man Down (2020) "Blow the Man Down" creates a well-realized world with layers that keep revealing themselves. You don't want to live there, but it's well worth a visit. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
C 51% I Still Believe (2020) "I Still Believe" wants us to believe in the power of love and other cosmic forces. But it requires a big leap of faith from viewers to fill in the blanks. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
B 31% Bloodshot (2020) It's Diesel-powered dumb fun. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
B+ 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) "Extra Ordinary" is an extraordinarily funny tale about ghostbusting, lonely hearts and moving on. It'll possess you. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
D+ 38% Wendy (2020) "Wendy's" ambition far outreaches its grasp. Rather than Neverland, Zeitlin has created a land you never want to visit. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
C 56% The Hunt (2020) It's a movie that's trying to hold up a mirror to modern America and show us that we all need to come together or we're all going to go off the deep end and do something we really regret. Right message, wrong movie. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
C- 48% Greed (2020) "Greed" seems unsure of whether it's meant to be a comedy, a parody or a satire, and winds up whiffing on all three accounts. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
B 94% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) "Recorder" shows the link between Stokes' brilliance and her craziness, and the damaging effects of obsessive behavior to the quality of a life lived. She was documenting the story, but "Recorder" shows how, in a way, she became the story. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
B 84% The Way Back (2020) Affleck is a superstar who carries darkness and sadness in his shoulders and in his eyes - his Batman was particularly joyless - which makes "The Way Back" an ideal role for him. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
C- 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) As a pilot episode for a rebooted "Spenser: For Hire," "Spenser Confidential" is just corny enough to work. But as a standalone story, it's about as welcome as a curse from the Great Bambino. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
B 88% Onward (2020) That's the Pixar trademark, making the fantastical familiar, and "Onward" hits its marks while striking the right sentimental chords. It's a conquering journey. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
A- 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It's an all-in effort, and Sciamma has created something of a masterwork. It's a deeply layered story - a brush-up on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice wouldn't hurt - with themes that transcend era and setting. This girl is on fire. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
B 86% Emma. (2020) It takes a while for "Emma." to find its groove but once it gets there it's a delight. The source material is too good to disappoint. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
B 68% Olympic Dreams (2020) The engaging "Olympic Dreams" plays like "Lost in Translation" at the Winter Games. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
B- 95% Goldie (2020) "Goldie" is about how in the most dire of situations that click is ever more alluring, and ever more elusive. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
B 74% The Lodge (2020) If "The Lodge" doesn't answer all the questions it poses, that's okay. Its strength lies in its ability to stir a reaction, and that feeling lasts longer than its explanations. It's a trip you won't forget. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C 38% Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020) "Impractical Jokers: The Movie" is so thinly plotted that it makes screenwriting look like one of the group's impromptu challenges. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Fantastic things can be done with CGI these days. But you wouldn't know it by watching "The Call of the Wild," a jumpy-looking CGI misfire in which Harrison Ford and a digital dog go on an adventure together in the Alaskan wilderness. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
B+ 37% Downhill (2020) Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus do a fine job of playing up the mundane minutiae of couple life against a major, character-defining moment. You may see yourself in them; you'll definitely be glad you're not them. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
B 74% The Photograph (2020) "The Photograph" can be a bit off center at times, but once it finds its focus, it's lovely to watch it develop. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) "Sonic" isn't transcendent family entertainment but it gets the job done, and Carrey's manic shtick elevates the proceedings. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B+ 100% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) The five nominated shorts, which range from 20-40 minutes each, focus on a range of worldwide topics and issues. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020