Adam Graham

Adam Graham
Adam Graham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Detroit News

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 71% Destroyer (2018) Kidman is one of our great screen actresses, but here she destroys everything in her path.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
B 77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) There is a timely element to "Sparrow Creek" that speaks to our current moment and mood in this country, but the simple, effective nature of Dunham's sharp storytelling makes him a talent to watch going forward.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
C- 36% Glass (2019) "Glass," it turns out, is broken.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
D No Score Yet The 6th Friend (2016) A flat horror thriller that takes way too long to get to its (severely lacking) horror or thrills, "The 6th Friend" is dead on arrival.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
C- 10% Replicas (2019) "Replicas" is not without its laughs, even if they're at the expense of the film. For a bad movie, you could do a lot worse. Boot the mapping service, baby.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
D+ 79% Ben is Back (2018) "Ben is Back" is one of those awards season films that looks on paper to be a slam dunk: Mother and child relationship, drugs and drama is a cocktail for Oscar gold. In this case, the dunk is a dud.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
C 39% The Upside (2019) The clich├ęs are stacked up like skyscrapers in "The Upside," the affable and soft-peddled story of a billionaire quadriplegic and the street-smart ex-con who teaches him how to live.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
B- 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) As a trailblazing figure, Ruth Bader Ginsburg deserves a knockout biopic about her life. Instead she gets... a serviceable, but by no means extraordinary origin story of a pre-Supreme Court RBG as she begins to shape her legacy.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
D+ 54% Escape Room (2019) It's like the filmmakers themselves were locked in an escape room with no way out. At least, in the end, it's true to the film's premise. "Escape Room" is trapped.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
A 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) An intoxicating, intimate work from a born filmmaker, "If Beale Street Could Talk" is an elegant poem of a film.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
A 64% Vice (2018) It's an ugly story of corruption... And it works, both as a comedy and a scathing indictment of Cheney.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
D 62% Bird Box (2018) "Bird Box" winds up resembling M. Night Shyamalan's disastrous "The Happening," so maybe Malorie has it right: It's better not to look.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
C 41% Second Act (2018) Eating a wad of raw cookie dough is satisfying, but it might also make you sick. That's how "Second Act" is.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
B 92% Bumblebee (2018) Knight is able to milk the softness of Bumblebee's eyes, which are like two big, blue flashlights, and he gives the robot giant - and the story - a beating heart.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
C+ 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) But in a complex story of redemption and resilience with the blurring of real life and fantasy, it's one item on a list that contains a lot of other unchecked boxes.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
88% Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018) What makes it great is the long relationship we've had with Sandler, the downs we've experienced as fans, and the pleasant surprise of an unexpected return to glory. Welcome back, Sandman. ‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
B 94% No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) (2018) "No Date, No Signature" looks at the mean chaos of life and sighs in sadness and exasperation.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
B- 67% The Mule (2018) A little nuance and it could have gotten there, but Eastwood's already moving on.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
B+ 59% Vox Lux (2018) "Vox Lux" throws a lot at the wall, and while not all of it sticks, it still manages to rattle a nerve and linger long after the credits roll.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
A 96% Roma (2018) Alive in a way that few movies are, "Roma" is a sumptuous piece of filmmaking, a gorgeous look at life on a grand scale told through the prism of one family.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
A 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee Chang-dong's "Burning" will leave you breathless.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
D 26% Mortal Engines (2018) It adds up to a giant slog, a movie that, despite its ambitious look, doesn't manage to offer us anything new. In the Screen Age, we'd refer to it as an epic fail.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
C+ 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) "Mary Queen of Scots" feels like sitting through a history lesson, and not a particularly enlightening one.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
A- 93% The Favourite (2018) "The Favourite" is an uproarious send-up of the aloofness of royals, and comes alive thanks to its sterling ensemble cast (Nicholas Hoult is also worthy of note, playing a young British statesman) and Lanthimos' pristine direction.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) It turns out that even without all the naughty bits, "Deadpool" still works pretty darn well.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B 89% Maria By Callas (2018) A fascinating and loving documentary about the 1950s Greek-American opera sensation.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
C 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) "Mowgli" wasn't done any favors by happenstance. But even on its own it comes up short, lacking some of the bear necessities needed to tell this tale.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
A- 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Dafoe adds another masterful performance to his resume; his work here is as deep and as piercing as his performance in "The Last Temptation of Christ" more than 30 years ago.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
C+ 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) "Ralph Breaks the Internet" doesn't have anything new to say about our online behavior; it just wants us to log on and tune out.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
C+ 59% The Front Runner (2018) There's an argument in the film about what is interesting and what is important, and how the two should be weighed. In that spirit, "The Front Runner" is interesting, but it's not weighty or assured enough to be important.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B- 16% Robin Hood (2018) It may be stupid, but it's never dull.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B- 83% Creed II (2018) "Creed II" goes the distance, but it lacks the knockout punch of its 2015 and 1985 predecessors.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
A- 81% Green Book (2018) This is an expertly-acted, perfectly telegraphed message movie that knows the buttons it's pushing, and pushes them all, right on cue. This is not a knock against it, it's a compliment.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B+ 91% Widows (2018) Steve McQueen's "Widows" is a heist movie with a pulse.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B 82% Instant Family (2018) "Instant Family's" heart is in the right place. It celebrates and honors the family unit, and at a time when many families are being torn apart, there's something to be said for a spirit of togetherness.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
C- 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The "Fantastic Beasts" films have as much to do with the Potter world as the current Detroit Pistons have to do with the championship winning Bad Boys.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
A- 89% A Private War (2018) "A Private War" doesn't ask you to understand the politics of war, only the human side. And it shows the toll war takes on people's souls, most of which it never gives back.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B+ 94% Wildlife (2018) It's a story of its time, unfolding pre-women's lib, and Jeanette feels an inner frustration she can't even give voice to. But as "Wildlife" quietly rages, Mulligan lets it be felt.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B+ 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Taken as a whole, it's smart, snappy filmmaking from the duo who, 30-plus years into their careers, are still revealing new tricks hidden up their sleeves.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
C 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) There's nothing about "The Girl in the Spider's Web" that feels pressing or timely, or like we need to be revisiting the Salander character.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B- 58% The Grinch (2018) "The Grinch" is a respectable, if safe, retelling of Dr. Seuss' holiday classic.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 63% Outlaw King (2018) "Outlaw King" is an old-school history lesson, but Mackenzie presents it with a modern flare, and its themes of a small group overthrowing the ruling power are especially timely today.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 80% Boy Erased (2018) "Boy Erased" has its heart in the right place in exposing these supposed treatment centers. But where it should light a fire, it barely musters any smoke.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B+ 88% What They Had (2018) An affecting drama propped up by unexpected and humanizing moments of comedy. ‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 69% The Happy Prince (2018) An honest-but-shapeless portrait that is more than warts-and-all. It's all warts.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
A- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) It's not a rebirth for McCarthy, but it's an awakening, and a reminder of what she can do when she dives into a project worthy of her talents.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
64% Suspiria (2018) "Suspiria" casts quite a spell.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
A- 88% Bodied (2018) Like its subject matter, "Bodied" is bold storytelling with no punches pulled.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
D+ 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The unruly, incoherent "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" is like an explosion of special effects and set design in search of a story.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B- 24% Nobody's Fool (2018) An uneven, but forgivable, romantic comedy, Tyler Perry's "Nobody's Fool" is fine once it settles into its groove and decides what it wants to be.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018