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Adam Markovitz

Adam Markovitz
Adam Markovitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 29% Free Style (2009) The plot of Free Style, lifted wholesale from any number of kid-with-a-dream movies, unfolds just the way you think it will... until the climax turns out to be even cheesier than you feared.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2009
C+ 19% H2: Halloween II (2009) Most of its 101 minutes are filled with routine slasher scenes and flecks of pop-Freudian hokum about why the infamous Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) is such a murderously unhappy guy.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2009
C+ 40% X Games 3D: The Movie (2009) Aside from unrevealing sit-downs with a few key players, X-Games 3D: The Movie is mostly an overlong demo reel of increasingly gutsy tricks.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2009
B- 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) The ensuing war of the worlds is waged with weapons as fearsome as a bubble blower, a skateboard, and a sort of anti-gravity grenade that, frankly, looks like a lot of fun.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2009
A- 89% Séraphine (2009) Moreau is bewitching -- she simply breathes her role, without a hint of vanity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2009
C- 39% Fighting (2009) Murderously dull stretches of dialogue suck most of the fun out of this sloppy drama about a country boy trying to make a buck in the big city by moonlighting as an underground prizefighter.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2009
B 63% Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) The result, an eye-popping strobe of flesh and blood, is as visually stunning as it is absurdly offensive, sure to thrill some while leaving others in a state of outrage-induced catatonia.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
C 14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) Fans of the best-selling Dragonball comics (and cartoons, and videogames...) might have a shot at untangling the knotty dream-logic that strangles Dragonball: Evolution's live-action adaptation.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2009
C- 16% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Madsen barely emotes during the ensuing flood of hokey scare tactics.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
D- 6% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) The fight scenes are saggy, the actors are stiff, and the sleepiness of it all is enough to make you nostalgic for the simple smackdown charms of the movie's namesake videogame.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2009
B 94% Under the Sea 3D (2009) It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
D- 32% The Uninvited (2009) Horror standbys like mangled corpses and stone-faced children pop up regularly, but sibling directors Charles and Thomas Guard haven't quite nailed the genre's rhythms.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2009
B 81% Kirschblüten - Hanami (Cherry Blossoms) (2008) There's a grace to it all, and moments of oddball poetry will reward patient viewers.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2009
B 33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) [Kevin James] proves to be a warm leading man who grounds the movie as it morphs into a loopy heist thriller after a promising start as something entirely different: a gentle comedy of suburban underachievement.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2009
C- 45% Hotel for Dogs (2009) Marking its territory in the mind-boggling 
middle ground between Schindler's List and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the cartoonish kid pic Hotel for Dogs turns out to be a weirdly oblivious Holocaust parable.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2009
C+ 56% The Tale of Despereaux (2008) The Tale of Despereaux looks like an illuminated manuscript brought to life. Too bad the story's such a mess.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2008
D- 12% Delgo (2008) Too grim for kids and too dumb for grown-ups, this cut-rate CG space opera raises more questions than it answers.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2008
C+ 57% Special (2006) Thanks to Rapaport's brio in embracing the hero's drug-induced delusions, the movie is less a failure than a noble experiment gone awry.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
C- 3% The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) The story's a snooze, so the filmmakers punch it up with smash cuts and thunderclaps that turn the most laughably banal items into cheap jack-in-the-box shocks. They'll make you flinch -- but then again, so will most of the dialogue.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2008
C 20% Passengers (2008) The actors make a noble effort, but Passengers turns out to be just another dud in the genre of revisionist mysteries that have been messing with our heads since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2008
C+ 29% Forever Strong (2008) Shares the secret sin of many a pigskin pic: Despite all the macho posturing, the corny story is just as sappy as anything on Lifetime.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2008
C 36% Igor (2008) Igor tries to spoof Mary Shelley just as Shrek did the Brothers Grimm, but something tells us this movie's charmless hero won't make an ogre-size impression on kid audiences. Call it a hunch.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2008
D+ 6% Babylon A.D. (2008) Babylon's plot is a lumpy mixture of The Fifth Element and Children of Men, while its dystopian future references Blade Runner, Dune, and The Matrix.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2008
D 34% Space Chimps (2008) While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2008
D 11% Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) Regardless of your personal views, Expelled's heavy-handed bias (a visit to Darwin's home gets the same eerie music as a tour of Dachau) is exasperating.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2008
D 65% The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) The worst part of the martial-arts epic The Forbidden Kingdom [is] a moment near the halfway mark when there arrives a gag that involves Chan getting a face full of urine. This kingdom really should be forbidden.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2008
C+ 13% College Road Trip (2008) College Road Trip is at its best when it drops any pretense of plot for sheer goof, and at its worst when Lawrence manages to out-ham even his porky four-legged costar.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2008