Adam Lowes

Adam Lowes

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Adam Lowes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue, HeyUGuys

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 64%

Black (2015)

"An uncompromising look at posturing teens emotionally unequipped with the adult world, reminiscent of genre standouts like Kids and City of God, complete with a heavy pinch of social unrest and interracial conflict which calls to mind La Haine." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Director's Cut (2016)

"Directors Cut is a unique endeavour that it never outstays its welcome, despite the seemingly limiting storytelling device." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 70%

Highlander (1986)

"Highlander is the visual counterpart to rock band Queen (who supply a number of songs on the soundtrack) - big, brash and operatic filmmaking of the highest order." ‐ CineVue
Posted Jul 10, 2016
4/5 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"Hanks' eminently watchable everyman persona shines as brightly as ever in a diverting, warm hug of a film." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"A joyous and often uproarious portrayal of college-age adolescence and the alluring freedom that brings. " ‐ CineVue
Posted May 10, 2016
4/5 75%

The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane) (1980)

"A resolutely offbeat film which offers a richly rewarding and affecting viewing experience if you're willing to embrace it's esoteric flourishes." ‐ CineVue
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

The Zero Boys (1986)

"Add to this a generous lashing of unintentional humour and a young, inexperienced cast largely playing it straight and you have a gloriously awful B-picture." ‐ CineVue
Posted Apr 24, 2016
4/5 86%

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

"Bringing restraint and composure without skimping on the requisite tension and intrigue, Pollock builds a credible, character-led adventure. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Apr 11, 2016
2/5 41%

Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

""This is a largely uninspired rehash which fails to improve upon the superior original, stuttering along until the demented, anything goes finale."" ‐ CineVue
Posted Apr 11, 2016
5 84%

Victoria (2015)

"Offering little respite for the viewer (even when the action flags, the committed performances shine), Victoria is a dynamic and astounding piece of charged vérité which continues to grip and convince until the final uninterrupted frame." ‐ CineVue
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Hail, Caesar! hits all the right notes as a loving tribute to the films and background players of a bygone Hollywood age, and while it's perfectly enjoyably, it ultimately feels like a slight and undernourished offering." ‐ CineVue
Posted Feb 29, 2016
4 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"Straight Outta Compton more than deserves a place amongst the very best music biopics, and even those who possess merely a passing familiarity with NWA will be fighting the urge to fist-pump as the hits are blasted out." ‐ CineVue
Posted Feb 23, 2016
1 34%

The Green Inferno (2015)

"What should be a gruelling exercise in horror is a turgid, poorly-acted and feeble excuse to show on-screen mutilations and dismemberment." ‐ CineVue
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 83%

The American Dreamer (1971)

"A deliberately composed bathtub ménage à trios later on in the film looks like it could have been a deleted scene from Easy Rider. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 17, 2016
2/5 52%

Tokyo Tribe (2015)

"Tokyo Tribe is a film which goes out of its way to be as scattershot and lively as possible in its execution, yet is strangely bereft of much in the way of thrills or humour." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted May 20, 2015
4/5 88%

A Fuller Life (2014)

"A constantly entertaining endeavour." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 70%

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

"After a strong start, it's unfortunate that the director's efforts and fun cinematic trimmings are ultimately stymied by a narrative that gradually runs out of steam before the same old stalk and slash machinations are wheeled out." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/5 74%

Inherent Vice (2015)

"Shot in sun-bleach, faded 35mm stock, with a view of California deeply entrenched in cinematic folklore, Inherent Vice is an easy film to fall for." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 27, 2015
4/5 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"Ultimately more of an action-inflected character study rather than a weighty commentary on the Iraqi conflict, Eastwood creates some incredibly vivid, sweat-inducing situations which capture the uncertainties and confusion of conflict." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 93%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

"An absolute must-see for trash cinema aficionados, although anyone with even a passing interest in film will enjoy what's on offer here." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 100%

You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit) (2013)

"You and the Night defies being categorised as solely for a LGBT audience, but the film's abstract narrative and transgressive sprinkles still means that it will probably find more of an appreciation with a niche audience." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 79%

The Dirties (2013)

"A riveting film which explores another facet to the burgeoning sociopathic tendencies of a high school loner." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 40%

After the Night (Até ver a luz) (2013)

"It's hard not to get swept up in the ominous atmosphere the director creates, through both limited resources and his cast of non-professionals." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/5 45%

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

"While Yves Saint Laurent will undoubtedly chime with the fashionista crowd, it's not quite riveting enough to warrant crossover appeal." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 19, 2014
4/5 96%

The Rocket (2014)

"This utterly charming, fable-like coming of age tale will live longer in the hearts and minds of audiences." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 100%

Wake in Fright (2012)

"Wake in Fright is an absolute must-see for fans of cult, off-kilter cinema." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 11, 2014
4/5 87%

Computer Chess (2013)

"Computer Chess will fill you full of nostalgia for the analogue era, which is quite a feat in this pristine, HD-obsessed world." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 84%

Sleepwalk With Me (2012)

"The mix of broad laughs and excruciating truths makes for a highly watchable and intuitive experience." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 59%

Running From Crazy (2013)

"The film is perhaps a little too long, but aside from the saccharine which occasionally lurks beneath this is an otherwise engaging and thoughtful study into a hereditary illness." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 29, 2013
4/5 89%

Bernie (2012)

"It's been a long time coming, but it turns out Bernie has been worth the wait." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/5 53%

Oblivion (2013)

"It's a shame the lack of originality becomes a distraction forty minutes in and the spectacle isn't enough to stem the overriding sense of déjà vu." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 9, 2013
4/5 92%

O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012)

"For those who don't mind that lingering, almost voyeuristic display of human behaviour, this confident and promising debut is a must-see." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 21, 2013
1/5 7%

Fire With Fire (2012)

"Your hard-earned cash deserves to be spent on something which, at the very least, attempts to engage the viewer on some level." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 7, 2013
4/5 94%

Lore (2013)

"A tough yet rewarding viewing experience!" ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 65%

Unfinished Song (2013)

"Song for Marion is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity, and while it may hit those familiar weepie conventions, there's much enjoyment to be had here." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"End of Watch is brimming with intensity and features two outstanding performances from Gyllenhaal and Pena." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 19, 2012
4/5 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"If Miranda July tackled an episode of Tales of the Unexpected the results might be something close to what's on offer here." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 16, 2012
3/5 50%

Hit & Run (2012)

"A good-natured, if inconsequential, thrill ride. Shepard more than proves he's up to the task when it come to multitasking. It will be interesting to see what he does next time around." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 7, 2012
2.5/5 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"With a cast and crew well-versed in cinematic humour, the film struggles to translate to comedy gold, mainly down to an indecisive approach to the material and two performers reluctant to stray outside of their comfort zone. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 26, 2012
4/5 74%

The Intouchables (2012)

"The film's dominance of the global box office is entirely justified and hopefully it will break through that foreign language glass ceiling in the same way as the likes of Amelie and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
2/5 51%

Savages (2012)

"By end, most of the audience goodwill has been spent, and although Stone desperately wants to be down with the kids, his efforts end up looking dated and, sadly, a little irrelevant." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
4/5 94%

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012)

"In an age where documentaries are becoming the place to go for those interested in investing their time & money in the company of thoughtful and watchable subjects, The Eye Has to Travel is yet another welcome addition to that list." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
3.5/5 74%

Cockneys vs Zombies (2013)

"Cockneys vs Zombies is the work of a creative team who clearly have a deep reverence towards this type of material, it also has the potential to grow into a future small-screen cult fixture." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 30, 2012
4.5/5 67%

Ted (2012)

"With Ted, MacFarlane has produced a genuinely laugh-a-minute yarn which warms the heart and tickles the funny bone into hysterical submission." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 13, 2012
3.5/5 51%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

"With a further 3 novels yet to receive cinematic treatment, let's hope the youngsters can keep puberty at bay as judging by the quality on offer here, there's potential for many more enjoyable entries in the diary yet." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 13, 2012
3.5/5 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"A fundamental issue at the heart of The Bourne Legacy is it lacks the same propulsive narrative and ongoing journey of self-discovery for its protagonist - key ingredients which made the first series so memorable." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 12, 2012