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James Adams

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James Adams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Bend (2010) "The Bend is one of those rare movies in which the audience knows pretty much what's going to happen over its duration even before its first minute is up and the credits have started to roll. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2011
3/4 80% Littlerock (2011) "Littlerock wins your involvement by its meandering off-handedness and refusal to play up its strangers-in-a-strange-land conceit. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet Amazon Falls (2010) "For all this intensity, the film is largely an exercise in déjà vu with a whole lot of schadenfreude goin' on. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2011
2.5/4 36% The Butcher, The Chef And The Swordsman (2011) "About the only thing this cinematic whirligig skimps on is coherence, both narrative and aesthetic. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/4 74% When We Leave (2011) "The whole sad enterprise is watchable because of Kekilli. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2011
2.5/4 64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) "Equal parts biopic, concert film and pep rally, the movie's 105 minutes do a good job of conveying the pleasures of pop, courtesy of the very real talents of Justin Bieber. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 11, 2011
3/4 82% Life, Above All (2011) "Bernhard Jasper's cinematography, under Oliver Schmitz's direction, is at once funky and elegant while the scrip... is inspiring without resorting to any cheap sentimentality. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 14, 2010
1/4 No Score Yet If I Knew What You Said "In its fashion, it's a wonderful demonstration of the Oscar Wilde maxim: "All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling." " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 13, 2010
3/4 No Score Yet Zooey & Adam "This is a little movie that prompts big thoughts. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 5, 2010
4/4 97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) "Tremendously watchable cinema. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/4 100% Last Train Home (2010) "Last Train Home stands as an impressive feature debut from the thirtysomething Lixin Fan and a harbinger of more great documentary cinema. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/4 87% Reel Injun (2010) "Entertaining and informative. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/4 68% Defendor (2009) "Defendor is more a refreshment of a genre than a transcendence of it. But thanks to Harrelson, you'll be a believer. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/4 34% The Wolfman (2010) "An ill-considered, utterly unnecessary remake. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2010
2/4 No Score Yet Wolfman (1979) Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2010
3/4 No Score Yet Invisible City (2009) "If there is a flaw cinematically to Invisible City it's the very evenhandedness that is the film's virtue. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 5, 2010
3/4 No Score Yet Crab Trap (2009) "A glacially paced spellbinder about the mostly black residents of La Barra, a destitute, isolated village on Colombia's Pacific coast where the fishery's gone bust and the only economic hope is a madcap scheme by a local landowner to build a beach resort." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/4 86% Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008) "It's a pretty fine film, thanks largely to the performances (and look) of its crackerjack cast, as well as Jonathan Freeman's restless, gritty cinematography and a lickety-split script. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 31, 2009
4/4 96% Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008) "This is a lovely, quirky and not a little poignant film from Agnès Varda, at 81 the still spry grande dame of the Nouvelle Vague that revolutionized French and world cinema in the late 1950s and early 60s. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 24, 2009
1/4 54% Surveillance (2009) "The film's a failure. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 24, 2009
3/4 84% Soul Power (2009) "A non-stop head-bobbing knee-bouncer. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 24, 2009
4/4 94% Katyn (2009) "Katyn is remarkably concise and (if one may say this about a cinematic commemoration of mass murder) elegant. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 17, 2009
2/4 68% Brüno (2009) "It's a thing , not a movie -- if, that is, you believe a movie should be more than an accumulation of prankish set-pieces flimsily strung over 80 skimpy minutes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 10, 2009
2/4 49% My Sister's Keeper (2009) "Less an exercise in catharsis than an obstacle course of premise-heavy, flashback-drenched plot points, it's an emotional flat-liner, even though virtually every character (including Alec Baldwin as the lawyer) carries some hurt or grief. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 25, 2009
2/4 81% Okuribito (Departures) (2009) "It breaks no new ground, offers no audacious insights or rude revelations; toe follows tac as surely as tac follows tic. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/4 98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "Bigelow and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd crank up the tension to nail-biting, gut-churning extremes and the mayhem is powerfully visceral. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 56% Stone of Destiny (2008) "Smith, who also wrote the screenplay, is all brisk efficiency over the course of the movie's fat-free 96 minutes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 50% Down to the Dirt (2008) "The movie, directed by first-timer Simms, gets really interesting -- in a squalid, darkly humorous, Atlantic Canada Gothic kinda way. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 94% My Winnipeg (2007) "Holding its hallucinatory blend of archival footage, animation and skewed recreations of scenes from Maddin's childhood together is the director's inspired, entertaining narration. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 8, 2007
2/4 28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) (2006) "There's a lot of Romantic hokum here that probably won't play well with many postmodernist sensibilities. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 23, 2006
3.5/4 76% Catch a Fire (2006) "This one's a nail-biter, a fast-paced, compulsively watchable political thriller. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 23, 2006
2/4 56% Rosenstrasse (2004) "Von Trotta skims when she should be bearing down; tidies up when situations should be allowed to get much messier. In the end, this tale of human decency fails to make you feel enough. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 24, 2004
3/4 89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) "It's less rockumentary and more exploration of, and meditation on long-term relationships, creativity and maturity, the value of the 'talking cure' and the quest for personal authenticity in a matrix of family demands, peer pressure and corporate greed. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 16, 2004
3/4 93% Super Size Me (2004) "[A] gripping, often funny, unfailingly gut-wrenching burp of a documentary about America's fast-food industry and one man's (his) greasy descent into its cholesterol-clogged bowels. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 7, 2004
3.5/4 91% The Weather Underground (2002) "Directors Sam Green and Bill Siegel expertly limn the forces that gave rise to Weatherman and clearly sympathize with the group's motivations. At the same time, they don't stint on Weatherman's follies." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 24, 2003
1.5/4 28% How to Deal (2003) "There's a kind of timeless, weirdly chaste 'nowhereness' to the whole enterprise, its dilemmas and behaviours as applicable to 1973 as 2003. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 18, 2003
3/4 94% Dark Days (2000) "A celebration of human resourcefulness, Dark Days is also an indictment of the society that makes such resourcefulness a necessity. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 19, 2002
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