Alex Pappademas

Alex Pappademas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Alex Pappademas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice, Grantland

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"It's the first time I've watched a David Gordon Green movie and found myself wishing I was in the capable hands of a set-'em-up-knock-'em-down director like Jay Roach." ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 30, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

"A feature film that feels like a longish TV pilot." ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 23, 2015

Steve Jobs (2015)

"Fassbender looks enough like Jobs that it's not distracting, and he finds a voice for the character." ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 9, 2015

The Walk (2015)

"For at least the duration of the 25-minute wire sequence, The Walk is a breathless, exhilarating moviegoing experience. It's just not much of a movie." ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 2, 2015

The Martian (2015)

"It's a brisk, funny piece of competence-porn sci-fi." ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 2, 2015

Tomorrowland (2015)

"We like apocalyptic futures, one character says, because they ask nothing of us; Tomorrowland can't quite sell the alternative, but at least it dares to imagine something different." ‐ Grantland
Posted May 22, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"Fury Road is also one of the best action movies of the decade, a punk Last Judgment with manic invention and depraved wit on display in every frame." ‐ Grantland
Posted May 15, 2015

The Boy Next Door (2015)

"You always have to wonder why anybody says yes to a project like this one, but it's a particularly strange choice on Lopez's part, since she's done her best work in movies that dare to empower her." ‐ Grantland
Posted Jan 23, 2015

Mortdecai (2015)

"Mortdecai isn't particularly funny, but it's also not the Pistachio Disguisey 2015 train wreck the Internet has spent the last few months anticipating. It's brainless, but it's painless." ‐ Grantland
Posted Jan 23, 2015

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"The plot is about a fearful society whose expansion of its security apparatus has unintended consequences, but Singer doesn't even touch the story's topical resonances... There's also no real moral quandary to be grappled with." ‐ Grantland
Posted May 23, 2014

Godzilla (2014)

"The first truly joyous popcorn action movie of the season." ‐ Grantland
Posted May 16, 2014

The Raid 2 (2014)

"This is an absurdly violent film, but it's too in love with the physical genius of its actors to really feel sadistic." ‐ Grantland
Posted Apr 3, 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"I'm aware that commercial and cultural forces require everything to be rebooted triennially with fresher, hotter stars. But this is the second time the Jack Ryan franchise has rejected a youth transplant." ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 14, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"In its own silly, artificial way, it's the first Anderson film to acknowledge the existence of a world outside its own little toy box and to ground its characters' nostalgia in something resembling actual historical reality." ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 14, 2014

Need For Speed (2014)

"There's nothing here you haven't seen before." ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 14, 2014

Underworld (2003)

"It takes a premise that should have made for primo goth froth ... and renders it (forgive me) bloodless, even when the corn syrup flows by the gallon." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2003

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

"You sense Spade is scared of what finding too much of himself in Dickie might mean." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2003

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

"The vehicular action in 2 Fast is profoundly low-tech, and engagingly brawny." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2003

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

"Wit follows coherence out the window." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 15, 2003

Darkness Falls (2003)

"This is horror-flick boo-ya at its most rote." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 28, 2003

Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)

"John Logan clones Enterprise skipper Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), geek-relatable android Data (Brent Spiner), and -- less successfully -- 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 17, 2002