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 Dressed to Kill (1980) Tim Brayton Sets a fairly low ceiling for how emotionally engaging it is ever going to become. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 Shazam! (2019) Tim Brayton So good at depicting the ins and outs of this family group... that it's an active disappointment whenever the film feels compelled to leave it. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3.5/5 Peterloo (2018) Tim Brayton Political agitprop proves to be a bit of a rough match for Leigh's actors-and-characters-focused approach to letting stories coalesce. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Tim Brayton Fog, music, cat. Does Pet Sematary really need any more than that? Because it doesn't have a whole lot more than that. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
2/5 Dumbo (2019) Tim Brayton An inert object. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Tim Brayton So specifically tailored to Julianne Moore's strengths that it offers room for basically no surprises of any sort EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3.5/5 Pájaros de verano (2018) Tim Brayton For all the smartness of its craft, and Gallego & Guerra's fine management of a good cast, this is awfully familiar stuff. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Tim Brayton It's been a good long while since there was a horror movie that included this much stuff on the way to being this much fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
1.5/5 Wonder Park (2019) Tim Brayton Even by the standards of grueling animal sidekicks in trite animated pictures, the talking animals of Wonder Park are a wretched, hateful lot. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 Climax (2018) Tim Brayton The unifying theme here is the body as a means of expression. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
1.5/5 Captive State (2019) Tim Brayton Squanders a concept, a setting, and a cast on some inexplicably incoherent storytelling, kissed by flagrantly ugly, illegible cinematography. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4.5/5 Apollo 11 (2019) Tim Brayton It somehow manages to be the freshest, most vital cinematic treatment of the Apollo program, a half-century after that program's greatest triumph. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 Arctic (2018) Tim Brayton By the standards of the survival genre, it's certain not at all bad, and the confidence of execution arguably makes it much better than average. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Tim Brayton An almost impenetrable slog of pulp sci-fi notions of intergalactic wars and an amnesiac supersoldier, expressed without a modicum of camp or passion. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
1.5/5 Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Tim Brayton Marked primarily by its disinterest in whether anything about it is actually working. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
2/5 Greta (2018) Tim Brayton The film is, first and above all, just not much fun at all, and that would appear to be the most important thing for it to have been. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Wandering Earth (2019) Tim Brayton The film's dazzling, and big, and genuinely epic in its concerns and portent; but frankly, it's also kind of a chore to get through. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
4.5/5 Everybody Knows (2018) Tim Brayton If nothing else, it's hard to imagine that 2019 will bear witness to anything released in the United States with a higher across-the-board average of acting talent. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
4.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Tim Brayton Brilliantly realised, emotionally involving, philosophically layered. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 A Beautiful Mind (2001) Tim Brayton Profoundly, exhaustingly mediocre, a fussily overdone bit of mindless prestige filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
3.5/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Tim Brayton A terrific hang-out movie no matter how much it is or isn't willing to also be a crowd-pleasing romcom. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
3.5/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Tim Brayton Freed from the requirement to do anything but follow its own random impulses... the film can just be playful. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
3.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Tim Brayton Sort of a square movie: joyously square. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
3/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Tim Brayton None of it is remotely as creative or inspired as last time... Still, it looks great, it moves fast, and it's funny more often than it's not. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
0.5/5 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) Tim Brayton Even the very best things about it still seem like grotesque flotsam. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
1/5 Serenity (2019) Tim Brayton If there is a constituency for Serenity other than the very forgiving mothers of the people who made it, I cannot even start to imagine who it might consist of. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Tim Brayton While the film undoubtedly hits its goals, they are extraordinarily modest goals. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Tito and the Birds (2018) Tim Brayton One of the most excitingly fresh features from an exceptionally strong year for animation. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/5 Polar (2019) Tim Brayton When a film predicated on its slick surfaces to the degree that Polar is looks ugly, it really and truly has lost everything. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Tim Brayton Nihilistic, sort of kitschy, and funny as hell. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
3/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Tim Brayton As combination biopics and message movies go, it's got a few curveballs to throw our way. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Tim Brayton A bright, fun, and above all thoughtful attempt to make a 2010s version of a 1980s children's fantasy adventure. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
2/5 The Upside (2018) Tim Brayton A barely legible assemblage of incidents that only somewhat resemble a story. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
2.5/5 Glass (2019) Tim Brayton Beyond giving James McAvoy more chances to show off, the script is a bloated, wandering mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
4.5/5 Private Life (2018) Tim Brayton An immaculate gem of modest filmmaking and plotting hiding exemplary human-scale writing and performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
1.5/5 A Dog's Way Home (2019) Tim Brayton I don't know what kids this movie thinks it's for, but they're going to be screwed up. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Tim Brayton The script [makes] an unwieldy history even more cluttered. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
3.5/5 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Tim Brayton A showpiece for four character actors to do some supremely impressive work. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
2.5/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Tim Brayton Might be a shallow, even irresponsible biography, but it's a pretty impressive technical exercise. The individual view can decide for themselves whether this is good enough. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
1/5 Holmes & Watson (2018) Tim Brayton These jokes are of course tired junk, aiming for the lowest of the low-hanging fruit and still somehow not always hitting their targets. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
5/5 Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017) Tim Brayton It's everything, a movie about the bottomless energy of youth that itself possesses that energy and instills it in the viewer. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
2.5/5 Escape Room (2019) Tim Brayton The surprise is not that a body count thriller released in January isn't good. The surprise is that it's almost good EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
0.5/5 Gotti (2018) Tim Brayton The best So Bad It's Good movie of 2018, if not of the entire decade. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2019
3/5 Destroyer (2018) Tim Brayton Pretty much boilerplate. Sometimes, it is well-executed boilerplate. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2019
3.5/5 Un beau soleil intérieur (2017) Tim Brayton Even minor work from a great filmmaker (and this is probably Denis's most minor film since the 1990s) is a treat. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/5 The Mule (2018) Tim Brayton Cosily within Eastwood's wheelhouse as an actor, designed to appeal first and foremost to viewers who want to see him doing his thing one last time. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
3.5/5 Burning (2018) Tim Brayton The building anxiety of the second half of the movie... gets down deep into your bones. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
0.5/5 Life Itself (2018) Tim Brayton Feels more like doom-soaked Calvinism than the whimsical magical realism Fogelman was presumably aiming for. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
2/5 Bird Box (2018) Tim Brayton You could support a tight 80-minute film with that river journey. As it turns out, though, you cannot support half of a two-hour movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
4.5/5 Roma (2018) Tim Brayton Like a great dish made out of the fewest, purest ingredients. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019