Alternate Ending

Alternate Ending is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tim Brayton
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 3 From Hell (2019) Tim Brayton This filmmaking team and these actors are extremely well-positioned to tell this kind of genre story; but it's ultimately pretty formulaic. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
4.5/5 The Devil's Rejects (2005) Tim Brayton One of the great horror-thrillers of the 21st Century. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Tim Brayton A whole lot of stuff is thrown at us with a carnival barker's slightly menacing ebullience. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Tim Brayton Lots of films have been fairly direct knock-offs of Goodfellas... there's an extremely strong argument to be made that this is the very best of any of them. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 The King and the Mockingbird (1980) Tim Brayton An exhausting, exciting use of animation's unique power of moving caricature. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
2.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Tim Brayton In the moment of watching it, nothing ever feels like it has any kind of urgency, anything that propels it forward. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Tim Brayton Jillian Bell's tetchy performance and Brittany's complicated inner workings deserve more than the shapeless sludge this film provides for them. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Tim Brayton The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
1.5/5 Don't Let Go (2019) Tim Brayton It turns out that you can assemble a cast of David Oyelowo, Alfred Molina, Mykelti Williamson, and Brian Tyree Henry, and still have absolutely nothing worth watching. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
2/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Tim Brayton The best it seems to be aiming for is to be unnecessarily gross, not scary in any way. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Tim Brayton All of its flaws come directly as a result of its niceness. And who could feel too very bad about that? EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
2.5/5 Frequency (2000) Tim Brayton A film that works for virtually all of its running time on a scene-by-scene basis, but also completely fails to work as a holistic object. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Tim Brayton It's one-death-fits-all, and it gets enormously dull by the time the film finally arrives at its legitimately creative final sequence. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
2/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Tim Brayton Okay, fine, it's better than the first one. But it's still pretty bad on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Tim Brayton A bottom-tier effort for a filmmaker capable of far subtler character pieces than this even daydreams of being. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Tim Brayton There's a teeth-clenching, vein-popping strain and seriousness about the whole affair that's too effortful and exhausting to watch for it to work as dopey entertainment. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Tim Brayton A high-concept romcom that just reeks of soulless calculation. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
1/5 London Has Fallen (2016) Tim Brayton If the film has, at best, a sub-par screenplay, its storytelling woes are meaningless compared to the abysmal butchery it makes of its action scenes. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
1/5 Good Boys (2019) Tim Brayton It's unreasonably messy and worse yet, it lacks any sort of flow. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Tim Brayton One of the few movies released in the summer of 2019 that actually has the goods as a romping popcorn flick. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Tim Brayton Craft can get you to a certain point and no farther, and that point is somewhere in the jungle of mismatched themes and tones that this has the chutzpah to call a screenplay. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 The Bad News Bears (1976) Tim Brayton A terrifically easygoing film, and the best kind of crowdpleaser. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Tim Brayton A film uncommonly, even eerily devoid of cynicism. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Tim Brayton Beyond the monsters, the film doesn't have a whole to offer. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 The Rugrats Movie (1998) Tim Brayton Overstimulating and exhausting. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Tim Brayton It's gratifying to stumble into a movie operating at the scale of people. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 The Scorpion King (2002) Tim Brayton It's hard to follow and doesn't reward the effort of following it. It's not good drama, and it's not good spectacle. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Tim Brayton The peppy, silly interplay between the four leads - and between every other member of the cast - pushes the film into the realm of outright comedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2/5 Stuber (2019) Tim Brayton A tight 93 minutes long, so even though it's dull and unfunny, at least it's not dull, unfunny, and slow-moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1.5/5 The Wrecking Crew (1968) Tim Brayton The action is deliriously bad, in the way that only a film with a chain-smoking 51-year-old star could have. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 Blue Velvet (1986) Tim Brayton This may not be the purely intuitive, spiritual-meaning-through-form filmmaking of the mature Lynch, but it is pretty great cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Tim Brayton An act of nostalgia so potent that it recreates an entire universe for us to play in. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 The Lion King (2019) Tim Brayton The film's peaks are extremely uninteresting, being as they are solely of note for their technological whiz-bang, and its lows are frequent and languidly stretched out. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Roar (1981) Tim Brayton One of the truly singular one-offs in all of cinema history. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 For All Mankind (1989) Tim Brayton Holds a perfect balance between its admiration for a scientific process and its almost mystical desire to romanticise and obfuscate the process. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Tim Brayton Extremely misguided, shockingly boring and pointless. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Crawl (2019) Tim Brayton Knows that even people who want to see a thoroughly preposterous movie about alligators menacing a pretty girl during a hurricane still deserve to have a genuinely good time. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Alligator (1980) Tim Brayton Funny and self-aware about the ridiculous contrivances of its genre, and it's also straight-faced in treating the threat of that impossible crocodilian as a real problem. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
5/5 Persona (1966) Tim Brayton Completely exhausted the medium's potential in one staggering blaze of monochromatic glory. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
5/5 High Life (2018) Tim Brayton Finds a filmmaker prone to finding universal scope in claustrophobically intimate stories turning her attention to the biggest scope of them all. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Tim Brayton In a vacuum, Wong and Park are both pretty fun and delightful. Not together - they have a profound lack of chemistry. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
1/5 Shaft (2019) Tim Brayton The script feels like it's been in mothballs since the term "metrosexual" was still a big deal in the mid-2000s. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Midsommar (2019) Tim Brayton A rich and unnerving mood piece and mental horror picture. Then why insist on foregrounding the non-starter of a relationship drama? EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Yesterday (2019) Tim Brayton It might be grotesquely eager to please, but, well, it's a pleasure. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Tim Brayton The epilogue to Avengers: Endgame first, and Iron Man 4 second, and a Spider-Man vehicle only when it cannot find a reason to be one of the other things. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Tim Brayton Creaks and moans and goes bump in the dark like nobody's business. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Starship Troopers (1997) Tim Brayton One of the very best satires of the 1990s, if not beyond. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) Tim Brayton A marvelously punchy film, one that builds energy fast and keeps it up, even in the most prosaic scenes. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Child's Play (2019) Tim Brayton A heck of a lot of fun, a more than worthy modernisation of the original film that understands what slasher films are all about. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Tim Brayton 2019 isn't 1997, and the mere fact that this has good CGI aliens is nowhere near enough to justify how lifeless and soulless every other aspect of the production is. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019