Adam Graham


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

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
F 39% Donnybrook (2019) There are no winners here, only losers. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) "Isn't it Romantic" earns its place in the pantheon of rom-coms it loves to parody. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
B- 67% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) In all the world-jumping and talk of quantum physics, a bit of the fun of the original film is lost. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
B+ 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Watching "Alita: Battle Angel," the eye-popping, groundbreaking, visually dazzling stunner from Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron, you can feel the ground beneath you shifting. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
C- 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) "Lego 2" is like stepping on a Lego. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 93% High Flying Bird (2019) It's a slick story with a slick look to match. He shoots, he scores. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
C- 19% Berlin, I Love You (2019) A love letter to a city should at least be so in love with its location that it sweeps you off your feet and makes you want to go there. "Berlin" fails to make a proper case for Berlin. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 72% Cold Pursuit (2019) It's a delirious ride, full of fun and darkly comic moments, and its just the spike Neeson needs as his badass persona had seemingly run its course. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) It's a true act of revival. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
A- 93% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) "Cold War" captivates and transcends barriers of language and culture. It's a gorgeous tale as rocky as it is romantic. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C 65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) "Velvet Buzzsaw" has fun sending up the pretentiousness of the art world and its collective clamoring to discover the Next Big Thing, but it loses its bite as it morphs into a directionless horror romp. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
D- 21% Serenity (2019) A lot of things have to go wrong for a film to misfire the way "Serenity" does, and all of them happen here. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) [Cornish] wisely speaks the language of children without talking down to them. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B+ 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) "Stan & Ollie" has plenty to say about the things that bring us together, and the things that keep us together. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
D+ 72% Destroyer (2018) Kidman is one of our great screen actresses, but here she destroys everything in her path. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
B 73% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
C- 37% Glass (2019) "Glass," it turns out, is broken. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
D 33% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
C- 11% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
D+ 80% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
C 40% The Upside (2019) The clichés 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
B- 73% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
D+ 48% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
A 94% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
A 66% Vice (2018) It's an ugly story of corruption... And it works, both as a comedy and a scathing indictment of Cheney. - Detroit News EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
C 45% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
B 93% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
B- 70% The Mule (2018) A little nuance and it could have gotten there, but Eastwood's already moving on. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
B+ 60% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
A 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee Chang-dong's "Burning" will leave you breathless. - Detroit News EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
A- 94% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B 90% Maria By Callas (2018) A fascinating and loving documentary about the 1950s Greek-American opera sensation. - Detroit News EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B- 15% Robin Hood (2018) It may be stupid, but it's never dull. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B- 84% Creed II (2018) "Creed II" goes the distance, but it lacks the knockout punch of its 2015 and 1985 predecessors. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
A- 79% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B+ 91% Widows (2018) Steve McQueen's "Widows" is a heist movie with a pulse. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B 81% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
C- 37% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018