Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Tim Brayton's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 45% Bride of the Monster (1955) "If ever the most notoriously incompetent filmmaker in the history of world cinema made a movie that's not all that bad, it was this one. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
10/10 87% Duel (1972) "This is among the most flawless pieces of entertainment [Steven Spielberg] ever put his name to. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet The Black Castle (1952) "A solid second-tier Gothic mystery-horror-thriller, the kind that's worth catching up with only once you've seen all the good ones. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
2/10 67% Scared to Death (1947) "It's practically outsider art, made by an unusually incompetent outsider. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
4/10 31% Poltergeist (2015) "At its best, the film is a conspicuously less-good version of a thing that exists in a perfectly fine iteration. At its worst, it's basically a disaster site. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
10/10 96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) "Maybe the most essentially, urgently British of the 21 films Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger made together. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 20, 2015
6/10 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Horror comfort food, through and through, challenging no expectations and only just living up to those expectations one would be sane to bring into the theater. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 9, 2015
7/10 94% Spy (2015) "Even without being a comic masterpiece, Spy is undeniably a good time. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 8, 2015
7/10 87% Swingers (1996) "What it lacks as a cutting character drama, it makes up for in easily quaffable lifestyle porn, though it's up for debate whether one of those things is equal to the other. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 8, 2015
7/10 82% The Beast With Five Fingers (1946) "Given the tenuous state of horror in 1946, it acquits itself beautifully. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 8, 2015
8/10 80% Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) "Exemplifies the lacerating realism that cinema had just barely invented. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 8, 2015
8/10 100% Mad Love (1935) "A hugely successful example of '30s horror style at its most unhinged and portentously Germanic, and also a nasty, insightful chunk of pulpy psychological study. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 8, 2015
9/10 89% Amélie (2001) " There really aren't all that many movies made at this level of achievement whose subject matter and tone both support the idea that the world and the people in it are basically good. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 8, 2015
6/10 77% Werewolf of London (1935) "An intermittently captivating snapshot of the road not taken towards a more scientific and urbane werewolf genre than the one we ultimately got. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
5/10 50% San Andreas (2015) "Exactly the movie you suppose it to be, except in one, absolutely crucial regard: it's weirdly allergic to fun. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 84% The English Patient (1996) "It is, after all, quite a lot of movie, two hours and 42 minutes' worth, and the more movie you have, the greater the chances that not all of it will work equally well. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 100% San Francisco (1936) "Achieves something that has evaded disaster movies since as long as they've existed: it depicts its disaster in an engrossing, spectacular way, while also making sure that we're not just exulting in mass death. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 60% The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin) (1933) "The movie is no timeless classic, but it's definitely a unique one-off. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
9/10 93% The Cat and the Canary (1927) "Plays with cinematic form and representation like few movies of any style have gotten away with under the aegis of a big Hollywood studio. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
10/10 90% Phantom Of The Opera (1925) "The best of the small population of pure horror films made in the United States during the silent era. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
6/10 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "All of the ingredients of the film are there, and many parts of it are beguiling summer movie candy; it's just not a great story. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/10 30% The Country Bears (2002) "Goes wrong fast, and it goes wrong hard. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
9/10 100% Mind Game (2004) "One of the essential animated features in the last 15 years. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Frankenstein (1910) "It's too much to ask that a century-old movie should still be even marginally "scary", but... [it's] is still impressively able to be unsettling and creepy. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
5/10 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "It would be overstating to call Pitch Perfect 2 "bad". Mostly, it is profoundly lazy, slackly plotted... and tonally off. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 69% Curious George (2006) "It's nice to have something this sincere and comforting out in the world. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
8/10 86% Grand Hotel (1932) "A tremendously sturdy, thoroughly unimaginative, and massively entrancing sample of the early-'30s Hollywood machine doing everything exactly right. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
8/10 88% Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) (1977) "Crafty and beguiling and unexpectedly smart about people. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) "Both acerbic and friendly in a way that gives it bite without giving it too much edge. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 79% The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) (1995) "It feels like concept art come to life. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "The best action movie since - if I'm trying really hard to be conservative - Hard Boiled in 1992. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
7/10 71% Versus (2003) "What he lacks in finesse, [director] Kitamura makes up for in pure showmanship. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 81% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) "It's hard not to wonder why Beyond Thunderdome isn't better. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 98% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) "Out of the countless action movies produced in the 1980s, there only a few genuine works of art; [this film] might very well be the best of that extremely rarefied company. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
8/10 89% Mad Max (1979) "Its perhaps unjustified narrative shortcuts hardly seem to be much worth complaining about in the middle of its flawless action sequences. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
2/10 14% The Apple (1980) "A completely unadulterated bundle of the worst of cinema all spun up into one ball of madness. It cannot be described, and it can barely be experienced. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
7/10 70% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) "Writer Robin Schiff, adapting her own play, is terrific at permitting her protagonists to drive the film rather than place them into a film she's already worked out. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks (1995) "[Eve] Arden is clearly the film's saving grace. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
9/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Plows through its 108-minute running time with a constant sense of doom provided from every source. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
7/10 77% Little Manhattan (2005) "Sweetly insightful about how mindblowingly horrifying it is to find oneself with unwanted and unfamiliar romantic feelings, if one is a boy, at least. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 89% F for Fake (1974) "A bold, brazen movie that could only have been made because a top-notch talent decided to show off for a little bit. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "A thoroughly competent movie, sure; but its competence is so routine and mechanical as to leave the thing overwhelmingly dull. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 5, 2015
6/10 70% TRON (1982) "While its visual effects have aged laughably poorly, the movie can be quite lovely to look at, particularly since its CGI isn't trying to represent anything more realistic than 1982-era CGI. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 5, 2015
10/10 96% The Iron Giant (1999) "In every way, one of the highlights of both animation and family-friendly cinema in the last quarter-century. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
1/10 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Surprising notes of meanness and bitterness. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
9/10 No Score Yet Le jour des corneilles "As gorgeous and insinuating as animation gets. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
7/10 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Surprisingly smart and moving and much worthier of a viewing than everything about it would naturally suggest. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 4, 2015
6/10 80% Fight Club (1999) "Technically gorgeous... But it's such a wreck of tone and intellect. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
5/10 44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) "In all its beautiful spectacle and skin-crawling ugliness, it is very much something that should be at least sampled, just for a taste of it. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
0/10 No Score Yet Foodfight! "The absolute ugliest animated feature that has ever been released by something resembling an actual animation studio. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
5/10 60% Unfriended (2015) "Painfully unscary. " ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 27, 2015
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