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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 85% Waves (2019) When it works, it hits as hard as any movie this year, but those triumphs only come in waves.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
D+ 21% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) There's little doubt that Rani's story is an engaging and undertold chapter of history, but The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is not the best way to tell it. ‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
A 96% Marriage Story (2019) It's a triumph, a mix of pleasure and pain that cuts so deep it leaves a scar. It hurts, but it hurts so good.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
B+ 93% Honey Boy (2019) Director Alma Har'el brings this cherry bomb to the screen with a delicate touch that is handled with the sort of compassion that was clearly lacking in LaBeouf's upbringing.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
B 93% Dark Waters (2019) It's a David and Goliath story with a central figure who knows what's right and keeps chipping away, bit by bit, until he gets to the truth.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
A 83% Queen & Slim (2019) It makes bold narrative choices but backs them up with confidence, so there's never any questioning Matsoukas' vision. She's delivered a potent love story for our times.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
B- 78% Frozen II (2019) If they're lacking in true firepower, the same goes for "Frozen II": it never reaches the heights of its predecessor, but it's an adequate romp in the snow.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
C 50% 21 Bridges (2019) What unfolds is a by-the-numbers cop thriller that, like last month's "Black and Blue," too easily falls into corrupt cop clichés.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
B 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Rather than following a conventional biopic structure, Heller channels and builds her film around the spirit of Rogers, which is embodied in Hanks' gentle, graceful performance.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
B 82% The Report (2019) "The Report" leaves you feeling exhausted and defeated, but that's its intent. Mission accomplished.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
A 96% The Irishman (2019) "The Irishman" moves slowly and pensively, invests in the natural rhythm of conversations and stops to smell the roses.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
C+ 65% The Good Liar (2019) McKellen and Mirren are game, but "The Good Liar" is running a clunky con.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
C- 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) You're left with a "Charlie's Angels" that doesn't know what to make of itself and, for the first time, feels out-of-style.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
B+ 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Mangold gives viewers the thrill of being behind the wheel of a race car at 7,000 RPMs, but maintains a steady balance between the technical and human sides of his story.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
C+ 22% Playing with Fire (2019) "Playing With Fire" is harmless fodder that doesn't deliver much but doesn't ask much either. It's the kind of fire that puts itself out.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
C 47% Last Christmas (2019) It all builds to a big holiday singalong, but the cheer is absent. The song "Last Christmas" will endure. The movie, not so much.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
B+ 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) An itch to play a few too many of the greatest hits softens the impact of the ride. But make no mistake: "Doctor Sleep" shines.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
B- 43% Midway (2019) "Midway" is a rollicking war film. HIstory buffs need not apply.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
C- 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) There's little sense of momentum or urgency, and everything reaches back rather than looking forward.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
C+ 74% Harriet (2019) "Harriet" often feels in awe of its subject, like it's staring at her through museum glass. There's a better, bolder story to be told from Tubman's life. "Harriet" is a start, but it never catches fire.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
C 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) "Motherless Brooklyn" wants to be taken seriously, but it's like a tip written on a matchbook that's been smudged out by the rain. It leads nowhere.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a fitting movie for our times, and Joon-ho delivers with uncompromising clarity and vision. See it before the inevitable American remake sands down all its razor sharp edges.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
A- 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) "Jojo Rabbit" is a smart, accessible, inclusive film that opens doors at a time when many are slamming them shut. It's a celebration of the gift of life that's inviting you to dance with it. So dance with it. ‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
C- 83% Jesus is King (2019) "Jesus is King" is like if the artist himself decided to skip the show.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
A- 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Pattinson is superb but it's Dafoe who emerges as a giant with a towering, unforgettable performance.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
C- 51% Black and Blue (2019) Attempting to draw something more from "Black and Blue" will leave you feeling beaten and bruised.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B 70% The Kill Team (2019) [A]n involving story of the ways war corrupts from within.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
A 93% Western Stars (2019) Throughout, Springsteen proves prophet and poet, a rhinestone cowboy still barreling down the highway of life. "Western Stars" is yet another exit on his epic journey.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) The score is at times stirring but "The Current War" feels like it's unsure of itself or the story it wants to tell. It has no spark.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Antonio Banderas gives his best, most committed performance in years as a film director looking back over his life in "Pain and Glory," a typically rich, layered film from director Pedro Almodóvar.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
D+ 25% Countdown (2019) [Countdown] also doesn't seem to care about its characters, its premise or any sense of coherence, so there's no reason viewers should, either.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Tyrnauer tells Cohn's story through interviews with family members and colleagues, and makes it very clear that he's indirectly telling the story of Trump. This exposé of "a personality in disarray" is a two-for-one deal.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
C+ 83% Always in Season (2019) "Always in Season" takes on a hefty, important topic, but would benefit from a more balanced approach.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B 41% The Laundromat (2019) Soderbergh keeps the heavy themes light and even playful, and Streep rides the film's sardonic wave in a double role that sees her donning a garish disguise as a Panamanian office worker.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
C+ 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) This one is forgotten before it's over.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
D 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Unfortunately, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is the stuff of nightmares.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) "First Love" resonates because the director and screenwriter Masa Nakamura have more on their minds than just carnage. They bring the story back to its human core, and find the beating heart at the center of all the bloodshed.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C- 4% Mary (2019) Hopefully Gary Oldman got himself a nice boat with his paycheck, because otherwise "Mary" is out to sea.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) "El Camino" recreates the tone and feel of "Breaking Bad" so effectively that it's a wonder it wasn't shot at the same time and stuck in a vault until now.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C 26% Gemini Man (2019) Like the character at its center, it's at war with itself.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) [M]uch of "Lucy in the Sky," it doesn't connect down here on Earth and is caught somewhere in the cosmos.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C 43% The Addams Family (2019) "The Addams Family" builds to a generic "be yourself" message that could have come from any animated tale. In doing so, "The Addams Family" does the last thing the Addams ever wanted to do: it fits in.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
A- 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Brewer, working from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, finds the unexpected heart and uplifting spirit in Moore's tale and pumps it up into a rousing everyman yarn. "Dolemite" is dynamite.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
B+ 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) [A] documentary that makes the case for how much the outspoken journalist's voice is missed today.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
B 93% Monos (2019) [A] gorgeously shot, haunting look at human nature at its fraying edges.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
A 59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) [W]hen you least expect it, "In the Shadow of the Moon" delivers a powerful message about the roots of hate and the dangers it poses to society. Don't let this one stay in the shadows for long.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
A 69% Joker (2019) Yes, this is the story of the birth of a popular super villain, but "Joker" has much bigger issues on its mind.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
B- 80% Abominable (2019) [A] movie that has rich potential that it too often squanders in favor of routine cartoon antics.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
B+ 83% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger is over the rainbow and out of this world as Judy Garland in "Judy," a sweet, full-hearted tribute to the beloved screen legend's final days.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
C 84% Ad Astra (2019) This is slow, obtuse filmmaking with little emotional connection.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019