Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Grady Hendrix's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Slate

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

"By the climax, the action has been reduced to interminable sequences of people banging their swords together and occasionally being ejaculated into the air like digital snowflakes." ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2016

The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015)

"In an ironic twist worthy of an opera, the very same young people who are being criticized are the ones who have bought the tickets that made this film a hit. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2015
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The Eternal Zero (Eien no zero) (2013)

"Populist and problematic, Eternal Zero is an enormously effective movie, full of exciting aerial combat, engaging story twists, and compelling characterization." ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2014

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Stylishly shot, edited with a lot of confidence in the audience's ability to follow parallel action, and ... faster and more brutal than anything else on the market." ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014

Journey To The West (2014)

"A kung fu comedy, a Chinese fairy story, a Buddhist action movie, a prequel to a mega-series that makes James Cameron's ambitions look puny, Chow's Journey to the West is everything that is good about China's mega-blockbuster inclinations." ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2014

The Raid: Redemption (2012)

"Hollywood is particularly unsuited to producing sensation cinema these days." ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013

JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008)

"Think of it as Sunset Bloodsport with Jean-Claude as Norma Desmond." ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 10, 2013

Ong Bak 2 (2009)

"Nourished on anemic action sequences full of shaky-cams, rapid-fire editing, and quick cutaways, American audiences are not prepared for Jaa's 20-minute essays on human bodies causing massive trauma." ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 22, 2009

Sukiyaki Western Django (2008)

"While the presence of Quentin Tarantino in the cast invokes comparisons to Kill Bill, Miike's movie is far more self-assured." ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 28, 2008

Darkon (2006)

"Joins the ranks of movies like Hoop Dreams and Murderball as one of the great documentary dissections of how Americans play." ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 12, 2007

28 Weeks Later... (2007)

"The first hour of this lean, mean, 95-minute scream machine is so tasty that it redeems the predictable conclusion." ‐ Slate
Posted May 10, 2007

An American Haunting (2006)

"It's not a true story. If lying is the latest trend in American pop culture (cf James Frey, Kaavya Viswanathan), then An American Haunting is on the cutting edge." ‐ Slate
Posted May 4, 2006

RV (2006)

"RV is another disturbing entry in the dark cycle of movies that began for Robin Williams with One Hour Photo and Insomnia. I look forward with queasy dread to what he'll do in Mrs. Doubtfire 2." ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 28, 2006

The Sentinel (2006)

"There are thousands of us in over-air-conditioned screening rooms all over the country, throwing our bodies between you and bad movies. When I see a bullet coming, I'll take the hit so you don't have to. Don't thank me, ma'am. It's my job." ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 21, 2006

Inside Man (2006)

"Inside Man is adult, contemporary, and completely relaxed." ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 23, 2006