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
B+ 64% 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 97% 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 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee Chang-dong's "Burning" will leave you breathless.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
D 30% 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+ 63% 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- 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
51% 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 91% 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 54% 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- 82% 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+ 58% 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- 82% 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 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
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- 57% 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 68% 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
63% 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- 22% 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
B 34% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Those attuned to Atkinson's comic stylings - he can make chewing a stick of gum an absurd piece of physical comedy - will find plenty of chuckles in this lightweight threequel.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B- 37% Hunter Killer (2018) The film's second half kicks into gear and plays out like a moderately efficient popcorn thrill ride, even if it's not on the level of sub thrillers like "Crimson Tide" or "The Hunt for Red October."‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) When the family dynamics are front and center, "Beautiful Boy" resonates, as it reflects the ugliness of addiction and the long tail it wags.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B 76% Mid90s (2018) At just 84 minutes, "Mid90s" feels brief, like a sketch rather than a full painting. But Hill is finding his footing, landing one trick at a time, and he's off to a strong start.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
C+ 61% The Oath (2018) "The Oath" has a sharp tongue and plenty to say about our times. It's just too bad it can't finish the conversation.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A- 79% Halloween (2018) "Halloween" is proof that horror icons never truly die. To come back to life, they just need a little love.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
C 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) "The Sisters Brothers" often feels like a journey in search of a destination.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C+ 84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) "The Third Murder" features a handful of compelling performances, but winds up tied in knots.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B+ 87% All About Nina (2018) Nina lays everything on the line, and in telling her story, Vives does too.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's a light, warm story that's punctuated by the power of Redford's smile, one of the best special effects in movie history.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C+ 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An undercooked piece of pulp fiction that could use another pass through the oven.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B- 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) "Goosebumps 2" is a slapdash sequel to the 2015 hit, picking up with a new group of kids but carrying over the same sense of Halloween fun and mischief as the original.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C+ 88% First Man (2018) "First Man" never quite connects at a gut level. For a story that shoots for the moon, it has trouble leaving the ground.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B+ 97% The Hate U Give (2018) "The Hate U Give" is open about its emotions and its earnestness, and is all the more resonant as a result.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
A 98% Science Fair (2018) "Science Fair" is a celebration of intellect and kids who want to improve the world. Turns out science is pretty cool, after all.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B 83% Monsters and Men (2018) The film seems so freshly ripped from today's headlines that it feels like there's still more of the story to be told, which in a sense, there is.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) "A Star is Born" isn't perfect, but what Cooper and Gaga are able to do with the tale make it a delicate love story and triumphant tribute to the artistic spirit.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B 87% Colette (2018) Westmoreland keeps the material from becoming melodramatic or overwrought, although he often relies on the overactive score to ratchet up the dramatic tension from which he tends to shy away.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018