Nate Adams

Nate Adams
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Nate Adams is a Michigan based online and print critic for film, theatre and television. A 2017 graduate of Siena Heights University, in which he received his degree for Theatre-Speech Communications, and proud member of the Detroit Film Critics Society - Nate?s reviews have been widely publicized and seen across national platforms (including Movietickets.com). In addition to his reviews, Nate also served as a Juror (and soon film selector) for the inaugural Adrian International Film Festival, and a local Detroit area event called Horror Film Roulette. Along with those merits, Nate?s done red carpet interviews with many prominent figures in the entertainment biz including: Bo Burnham, Will Poulter, Flo Rida, John Boyega and Bruce Campbell. Nate?s background also includes stints as an Editor in Chief for Odyssey Online based in New York City, and the Entertainment Editor for Siena Heights newspaper: Spectra. Currently, he?s the Film Critic for The Clinton Local, and does freelance work for various independent outlets. Recently, he was nominated for Rookie Writer of the Year by the Michigan Press Association.
Publications: The Only Critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 24% The Starling (2021) For the birds. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
C+ 71% Blue Bayou (2021) On one hand, "Blue Bayou" brings attention to a love overdue subject, but on the other, it's buried underneath layers of melodramatic subplots and cinematic clichés to where the urgency Chon is chasing after stumbles in execution. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2021
B 81% Copshop (2021) An "Assault on Precinct 13" style shoot-'em up with its own admiration for cheesy action 90s cinema, Joe Carnahan's "Copshop" lets the bullets (and bodies) fly in outlandish fashion. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2021
C- 76% Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" is a film I was eager to champion and appreciate, and I'm glad it was made for those interested in the drag scene, but it's shocking how chaotic and uninteresting half the movie is. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
C 75% Malignant (2021) I'm glad "Malignant," in all its freak flag glory, exists and I'll be first in line for Wan's next outing, but his latest is a blemish on a rather pristine filmography. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
C- 44% The Voyeurs (2021) Michael Mohan's steamy "The Voyeurs" has some tricks up its sleeves, but this sexy escapade brings little tension to the bedroom. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
B- 45% Queenpins (2021) As a breezy afternoon matinee, "Queenpins" is harmless (and humorous) enough to be worth clipping. But make sure you don't pay full price. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
C 41% Kate (2021) "Kate" is like "Crank" minus the hyper-caffeinated jolt of outlandish nonsense. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2021
B 88% Fauci (2021) We didn't need a documentary to reinforce what a beacon of hope Dr. Anthony Fauci has been, but it's always nice to raise a glass to common sense and acknowledge the heroes and activists in our communities. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2021
B+ 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" exemplifies Marvel Studios' credibility and is supplied with plenty of heart and soul. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
D- 43% Cinderella (2021) A tone deaf jukebox musical stuck on auto-tune. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2021
B 80% Worth (2021) Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci deliver some career best work in this compelling 9/11 drama. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2021
B- 60% Vacation Friends (2021) Cena and Howery make chaotic "Vacation Friends" a decent trip. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
B 81% No Man of God (2021) There's a confidence in "No Man of God" that was missing in Zac Efron's vehicle and proves an actor with the correct mindset and determination can shoulder the role, even if it's been revamped a few too many times. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
B+ 84% Candyman (2021) Nia DaCosta's subversive and visually striking "Candyman" hits the sweet spot. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
C 71% Together (2021) Falls apart. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2021
C- 38% Reminiscence (2021) You almost need a flow chart to keep track of all the intersecting subplots and even then, it's still a dream one would rather forget. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2021
B 61% The Protégé (2021) Delivering a true starring vehicle for Maggie Q, "The Protégé" has no business being this entertaining, but its refreshing change of pace finally gives the action starlet the spotlight she deserves. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
B 77% PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021) I think three to six year olds are going to wince with glee at the sight of their favorite puppers saving the day, but the parents who are forced to go along for the ride will appreciate the film's cheery sense of humor and educational elements. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
B 86% The Night House (2021) "The Night House" might not be fondly remembered for how quickly it botches the ending-especially when the first two thirds are exceptional-but a slippery premise that features some startling imagery and commendable jump scares isn't the worst legacy. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
D- 41% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) Lang remains a hulking, physically dominant actor, but his performance can't address the elephant in the room: Why in the world am I rooting for a rapist and murderer? - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
C 80% Free Guy (2021) Hit the reset button. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
B 46% Beckett (2021) Best served after a long week where you're ready to turn the brain off for a breezy 100 minutes. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2021
C+ 67% Respect (2021) Expertly chosen to play world-renowned Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson shines playing the Detroit native though Lisel Tommy's well intentioned biopic "Respect" fails at understanding the iconic singer's struggles and triumphs. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
D+ 27% Naked Singularity (2021) Collapses on itself. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
C 70% Annette (2021) The sparks just don't fly. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
B+ 93% Val (2021) "Val" is a must-watch for fans of the performer's eclectic career, but also for those trying to understand an actor who has since reclaimed purpose and is rewriting their own destiny. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
B 87% Vivo (2021) Crackles with vibrant if familiar musical attitude. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
A 88% Nine Days (2021) Unafraid of taking bold creative risks, Edson Oda's incredibly moving "Nine Days" scratches a rare creative itch where you're ready to press play again the moment it's over because the journey moved too quickly. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2021
B+ 91% The Suicide Squad (2021) James Gunn's gleefully irreverent second stab at the infamous DC comics property, "The Suicide Squad" feels like a refreshing dose of sarcasm in a genre that often takes itself too seriously. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2021
A- 88% The Green Knight (2021) An epic meal of a film, David Lowery's "The Green Knight" unspools its vast scope in one transfixing two hour mediation. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
C 78% Enemies of the State (2021) In what amounts to essentially a spy thriller minus the star power, "Enemies of the State" sends mixed signals about the way misinformation clogs the airwaves and paints a confusing picture. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
D+ 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Goes overboard. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
C+ 75% Stillwater (2021) It's Damon, somber and stoic, who anchors the film's murkier elements, saying more with his eyes and facial expressions (hello goatee!) than the showier portrayal from Abigail Breslin playing his locked-up daughter, Allison. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
D 41% Jolt (2021) Runs on fumes. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
D+ 57% The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021) Return to sender. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
B 50% Old (2021) "Old" is unequivocally a film where you're either on its wavelength or eyeing the exit. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
C- 37% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Another case of a franchise deprived studio mining the IP vaults for any chance to lure eyeballs, Paramount's stylish but unimaginative "Snake Eyes" seeks to expand a cinematic universe literally nobody was asking for. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
C 38% Joe Bell (2021) "Joe Bell" certainly has its heart in the right place, but Reinalo Marcus Green's struggles balancing the emotional weight against Wahlberg's misplaced performance. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
B+ 89% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) One of the most ambitious, sprawling horror series' in recent memory, Leah Janiak's sinister and slasher friendly "Fear Street" trilogy manages to stick the landing. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
B 91% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) As someone who wasn't frequent on Bourdain's television and cooking exploits, I found "Roadrunner" to be a fascinating exploration of who the man was and how his infectious mantra turned him into a household name. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
C 47% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) It'd be nice to watch one of these movies and not feel like you're getting played. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
C 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Essentially a two hour commercial for the Warner Bros. conglomerate, "Space Jam: A New Legacy" takes corporate synergy and product placement to new, mind-numbing, levels. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
B+ 97% Pig (2021) Known for his wild, off-the-cuff antics shrouded in unpredictability, Nicolas Cage shows audiences a rarer, more somber side of himself in the effecting drama "Pig." - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
B- 59% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Though striving to find its own identity, "Gunpowder Milkshake" relies heavily on the narrative of "John Wick," however, Navot Papushado's film has the benefit of a kick-ass cast. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2021
B+ 88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Here we have a slasher sequel that not only keeps the momentum of R.L. Stine's "Fear Street" adaptations flowing, but manages to outdo its predecessor in sheer nostalgia and kill creativity. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
B 88% Till Death (2021) Megan Fox literally carries the weight and intensity of her latest thriller, "Till Death" on her very capable shoulders. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
D 50% The Forever Purge (2021) We come to watch a movie like "The Forever Purge" for a different kind of escape, not to be reminded of the legitimate horrors that are eerily prevalent today. The filmmakers and everyone involved should've read the room. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
B+ 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) Don't read too far between the lines and enjoy this giddy popcorn flick in all its chaotic foolishness. Life is short. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
B 48% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) "The Boss Baby: Family Business" manages to turn candy coated madness into genuine laughs and won't make parents groan for the exit. - The Only Critic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021