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
0.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Tim Brayton It's astonishing how bad this is at fundamentals. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
1/5 Doctor Dolittle (1967) Tim Brayton The failures on display are legion, so many that it's hard to know where to start. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
5/5 The Flower (La flor) (2016) Tim Brayton This is, in addition to being a busily post-modern object, a heck of a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1.5/5 Like a Boss (2020) Tim Brayton One daydreams about a better movie that lets Haddish and Byrne do the same thing with well-defined, interesting roles and decent jokes to recite. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/5 Fast Color (2018) Tim Brayton A very rich, lively, humane mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
1/5 Dr. Dolittle (1998) Tim Brayton The only thing that keeps this even a little bit tolerable is the superlative work by the Henson people. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 Underwater (2020) Tim Brayton A movie with a monster this marvelous doesn't need to be good to be fun schlock. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
3.5/5 Les misérables (2019) Tim Brayton Has something it's very urgently eager to say, and it says it with furious passion; but dramatically and stylistically, it doesn't have the same radicalism as it preaches. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
1.5/5 Cimarron (1931) Tim Brayton The all-time worst winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
2.5/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Tim Brayton Reeks of cynical calculation. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
2/5 The Grudge (2020) Tim Brayton Too dated to be interesting, certainly too dated to be in the least bit frightening, though it's good for a few jump scares. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/5 Piercing (2018) Tim Brayton Compulsively watchable, even when this is because of how happily grotesque it can be. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
3/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Tim Brayton At a certain point, monotony sets in. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 The Souvenir (2019) Tim Brayton In its best moments, this is a powerfully moving, sympathetic portrait of a young artist who is deeply confused about herself and life. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.5/5 Transit (2018) Tim Brayton Phenomenal as an intellectual exercise, a piece of storytelling, a dive into a mysterious, dream-like world, and as a Kafkaesque character drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 Varda by Agnès (2019) Tim Brayton A well-earned victory lap. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 Little Women (2019) Tim Brayton Something wholly pleasant and humane to round out a movie year where humanity, in particular, hasn't always been easy to come by. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Tim Brayton Any film as enervating as this must be doing something right. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) Tim Brayton An exquisitely felt human drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Tim Brayton This is material that plays atypically well to Eastwood's strengths. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 Gremlins (1984) Tim Brayton Benefits from one of the most underappreciated musical scores of the 1980s. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2019
3/5 Clemency (2019) Tim Brayton The film's best strength, is obviously Alfre Woodard: a great actor giving what is, if not her best screen performance, close enough to it. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
3/5 The Two Popes (2019) Tim Brayton It becomes easier and easier to watch it as just one specific thing: Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins getting to play verbal tennis. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
4.5/5 Atlantics (2019) Tim Brayton An astoundingly confident, bold, uncanny debut. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
4/5 1917 (2019) Tim Brayton A craft masterpiece: pretty much every major aspect of filmmaking is represented by some of the best work of 2019. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
1.5/5 Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Tim Brayton Surely a candidate for the worst stage-to-screen musical adaptation ever. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
2.5/5 Just Mercy (2019) Tim Brayton This is not a movie that believes its audience can think. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
2/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Tim Brayton It's definitely doing something; doing what feels like dozens of things, really, across its heaving, bloated 141 minutes. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
5/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Tim Brayton Raises a great many insoluble questions, and walks us through the process by which one man tried to solve them, while leaving us plenty of space to think about them ourselves. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
1/5 Cats (2019) Tim Brayton A film of unrelenting upbeat energy, so horrible that it's only really possible to react to it with a kind of delirious manic good cheer. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
1.5/5 Black Christmas (2019) Tim Brayton The tweaks to the slasher formula aren't enough to disguise the fact that this is a bloodless version of a story for which bloodiness is the only actual justification. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
2.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Tim Brayton Imagine Vice cross-bred with Trumbo. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
3/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Tim Brayton There are just enough things that have been rejiggered so that it feels at least kind of fresh. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Tim Brayton An unabashed masterpiece, something that feels like it's already survived decades of adoration to be heralded as one of the great art films. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
3.5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Tim Brayton A whole lot of well-built scenes isn't quite the same as a single well-built movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/5 Honey Boy (2019) Tim Brayton It has the lacerating truth of close observation, depicting the way that two humans work in the kind of fine detail that comes from an unpleasant surplus of intimacy. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
4.5/5 Repo Man (1984) Tim Brayton A great teardown of an atomised society full of alienated people, turned up to caricatured levels by Cox and his fantastically committed cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
2/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Tim Brayton The scenes in the balloon are generally at least okay, whereas the scenes in flashback range from boring to very boring. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
4.5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Tim Brayton Arguably the single best pure character study of 2019. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari (2018) Tim Brayton What gives it nearly all its bite is the big questions it asks about history, and representing history through art. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Tim Brayton The film's style is exquisite throughout, and it's a real shame that the script can't make the same claim. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3.5/5 Synonyms (2018) Tim Brayton Its heart is in the right place, but its head needs to be clearer. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
3.5/5 Promare (2019) Tim Brayton Next-level animation tied to a garbage screenplay. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 Knives Out (2019) Tim Brayton The movie Knives Out actually turns out to be is a good deal better than the cumbersome, self-satisfied movie that it's aiming towards for the first act. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
3.5/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Tim Brayton A likable movie, well worth watching, and solidly-built. It is competent. But it is also uninteresting. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Tim Brayton A definitive statement by an artist of Scorsese's prominence is worth taking seriously even if it kind of feels exactly like the definitive statement that you'd predict. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/5 Frozen II (2019) Tim Brayton It eventually lands on something that works pretty well... The first half, though, feels like the movie has to restart very nearly every single time it changes locations. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 Klaus (2019) Tim Brayton One of the most astonishing feats of animation of the decade. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Tim Brayton Possibly cinema history's first car-design procedural, and as long as it stays there, it's pretty satisfying. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
1.5/5 Waves (2019) Tim Brayton An absolute disaster, morally odious on top of being aesthetically confused. But it couldn't be such a thoroughgoing failure if it wasn't swinging for the fences. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019