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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
C 98% Baby Driver (2017) [Baby Driver] is very savvy about pop music and pop culture, and it has a number of thrilling car chase sequences. But those are side items, not main courses, and you can't put dessert before the meal. It winds up driving in circles.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
D 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) "Beatriz at Dinner" is an insanely heavy-handed liberal fantasy that both sides of the aisle can come together to equally hate.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D 0% Ripped (2017) Stoner comedies serve a very specific audience, but that designation doesn't mean they have to be slapdash, lazy films.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
C 79% The Hero (2017) The script around him doesn't do Elliott or the character justice, and is a missed opportunity at a late-in-life comeback role for the one-time Western star.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight is a punishing, pummeling experience.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B- 19% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) It's as much a snapshot of a screwball neighborhood as it is a loose-ended shaggy dog story, with a weird, buoyant spirit that lifts it up over its somewhat sloppy storytelling.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
D 48% Rough Night (2017) "Rough Night" is a dismal, excruciating experience, a tired retread of raunchy comedy tropes that can't be bothered to come up with any funny or original bits.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B 63% Dean (2017) It's about imperfections and dealing with the moment, and how the aftermath of death helps shape the way we handle life.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B+ 100% Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (2017) Seeing Whelan move with grace and elegance across the stage is as much storytelling as you need, but this all access documentary paints a full portrait and explains her importance in the field.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B- 66% Cars 3 (2017) "Cars 3" hums along the track, and while its heart and humor could use minor tune-ups, it does enough visually to earn a checkered flag and keep this franchise from the scrapheap - for now, at least.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
C+ 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Good mysteries are only worth solving if the set-up leaves you craving answers, and "My Cousin Rachel" doesn't beg to be unlocked. It's easy to leave behind.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
C+ 49% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) It has its moments, but mostly it feels like being stuck in the backseat on a long car ride.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 82% Megan Leavey (2017) "Megan Leavey" works because it takes Leavey seriously as a character, and it studies her journey through her life and through the Marines before Rex is even a factor in the story.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
C+ 87% It Comes At Night (2017) Midway through "It Comes at Night" you might wonder where it's headed, and it seems Shults may have asked himself the same question. It's a breathless thriller that will leave you gasping until it finally runs out of air itself.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
C 15% The Mummy (2017) Kurtzman does a decent job with the film's tone, keeping it light and humorous, but the only thing at stake seems to be the future of the Dark Universe, which means more to Universal's bottom line than it does to modern audiences.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B 54% War Machine (2017) A strong cast, including Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck, Ben Kingsley, Meg Tilley and Scoot McNairy round out the impressive ensemble and help this satire land its blows.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
C 48% Churchill (2017) Cox's Churchill wields his cigar with the might of a baseball bat, huffing and puffing like a dragon. But in the end, "Churchill" is just blowing smoke.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
B 93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Tyrnauer uses a ton of archival footage to tell his story, and brings it in at a brisk 92 minutes.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
B+ 85% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) It will make adults and kids chuckle openly and often.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman has action, humor and heart, as well as strong performances across the board, especially from Gadot and Pine.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
B 62% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) "When you remember something," one of the group members says at one point, "it's because your spirit is in it." And there's plenty of spirit kicking around inside "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios."‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C- 19% Baywatch (2017) What you've got is some basic R-rated humor, a few funnies, some tanned, toned bodies and a half-baked plot - nothing more, but maybe a little less. It's "Baywatch." What did you expect?‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
D 49% Everything, Everything (2017) "The Fault in Our Stars" meets "Room" in "Everything, Everything," a confounding psychological drama masquerading as a cutesy teen love story.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B+ 86% The Lovers (2017) "The Lovers" keeps folding, changing and evolving, but stays to its central theme, exploring two uncomfortably real characters who can't get out of the way of each other or themselves.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C+ 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" is the common type of road trip movie, the one where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C- 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) The first "Alien" had better special effects. Watch it instead.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B+ 67% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Like Coltrane's music, the sheer brilliance of his musicianship cuts through the clutter.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie, using a rollicking soundtrack and wild visual flourishes, is off his rocker here, enough so that he makes a familiar, stale tale seem fresh.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B+ 69% The Wall (2017) This is a smart, gritty, quietly chaotic war movie which resonates far beyond its purposely small scale.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
C 35% Snatched (2017) Hawn has more to offer than this, and Schumer is the right partner to bring it out of her. But "Snatched" isn't the right vehicle for them.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
C 85% Risk (2017) There's plenty of access to Assange, but not much insight to his person. Who is he? Why does he believe so deeply in his convictions?‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C+ 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) "Norman" is a small character study of a classic wannabe - think "The King of Comedy," set in the world of Jewish politics - and when it gets bogged down in international intrigue it loses its way.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) There's a thin line between just enough and too much, and "Guardians Vol. 2" trips over that line and never gets back up.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B+ 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) "Graduation" has a lot on its mind, but is told in such an intimate way it's like eavesdropping on a conversation: the closer you listen, the more you'll hear.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B+ 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) For Lynch - who hasn't made a feature since 2006's "Inland Empire" - the look back is clearly edifying, as you can feel him reflecting upon his journey in between long drags on his cigarettes.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) "Born in China" won't teach you everything there is to know about pandas, snow leopards or snub-nosed monkeys, and its storylines feel manipulated by the Disney machine. But darned if it doesn't make you say "aww."‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
D 67% Free Fire (2017) An exhausting, masturbatory, self-indulgent Tarantino facsimile.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) "I Called Him Morgan" works as a jazz documentary as well as a bizarre true crime tale about a mysterious crime of passion. All these years later, many questions remain.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
C 50% The Promise (2017) "The Promise" should have been priority viewing, but it's all over the place, taking on the Armenian Genocide, journalism ethics, foreign diplomacy and a host of other weighty topics.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) It's a bold journey and it's a little bonkers, but like Fawcett, "The Lost City of Z" is admirable in its resilience.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
C 73% The Void (2017) "The Void" gets louder, grosser and more stupid the further it progresses, becoming an endurance test in its final sequences.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
C 26% Unforgettable (2017) The erotic thriller canon is littered with similar stories, and "Unforgettable" doesn't attempt to reinvent the wheel.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B+ 99% Cameraperson (2016) A life behind the lens is examined in "Cameraperson," a fascinating, purposely disjointed documentary from director Kirsten Johnson.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
C 65% Tommy's Honour (2017) As biopics go, it's a bogey.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B+ 80% Colossal (2017) "Colossal" is a challenge, no doubt, but writer-director Nacho Vigalondo pulls it off with a visionary flourish.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) If you're not interested in seeing a fleet of cars get chased across a frozen lake by a Russian submarine, that's between you and your maker. As long as you are, [Fate] is a wildly entertaining thrill ride that never lets its foot off the gas.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B- 46% Going in Style (2017) There are weightier movies with more moral complexity, but this is just a hug from grandpa. And who couldn't use more of those?‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
D+ 16% Queen of the Desert (2017) Despite Kidman's best efforts, almost nothing clicks on an emotional level, and the movie passes as slowly as sand through an hourglass.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
D- 30% The Assignment (2017) "The Assignment" is an embarrassment all around, a murky, regrettable piece of gutter cinema. Next year's Razzie Awards race starts here.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
C 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) You want to forgive it just because it looks so good. And you can, to a point. But like those holographic giants towering above the city, it's mostly just digital noise, visually impressive, but soulless.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017