Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
Tomatometer-approved critic
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Chicago, IL

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 41% The Addams Family (2019) It's silly rather than legitimately morbid, and not creatively silly, either. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
3.5/5 25% Gemini Man (2019) Makes the work of its stuntmen and those effects artists feel dangerous and palpable and visceral. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
2/5 12% Jexi (2019) Spends its time doing all of the tedious, schlocky things that romcoms do, only it does them with a laborious "extremely online" twist. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
3.5/5 57% Shock Treatment (1981) A movie that feels like the unbridled expression of whatever the filmmakers thought would be appealingly strange on a moment to moment basis. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 76% Addams Family Values (1993) In the sequel-crazed 1990s, there are few if any examples of a thoroughly worthwhile follow-up that's more obviously motivated by the delighted joy of its creators. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4.5/5 92% Monos (2019) Lets us inhabit the exact world that the teens do, and understanding from the sheer much-ness of it how they could be broken and turned to savagery. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
3.5/5 63% The Addams Family (1991) Lets the bizarre rhythms of the cast move us from gag to gag with a stately slowness that keeps a fundamentally slapstick-driven film from ever feeling too busy or rushed. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
3.5/5 68% Joker (2019) It keeps picking up enough of a queasy-making potency that it succeeds, sometimes quite well, despite the director's best intentions. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4.5/5 99% Honeyland (2019) One of the most visually beautiful, even exhilarating movies of 2019. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 83% Judy (2019) Zellweger doesn't make the film worth watching, but at least she makes it endurable, and that's honestly a pretty huge achievement. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 83% Abominable (2019) Simple, nice, effective children's animation made with some level of care for effective storytelling, character-building, and visual artistry. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
2/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Surprisingly non-terrible. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) The film uses real-world horror and fantasy metaphors together as a way of accentuating the very real miseries of contemporary Mexico. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 86% Ne Zha (2019) In some very important ways, it's competing right up to the level of Pixar or Disney themselves. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4.5/5 94% The Apartment (1960) A black-hearted satire this smart, cutting, and hilarious is good even if it can't quite find a way out of its nihilism. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
2.5/5 85% Downton Abbey (2019) It offers the illusion of being good, mostly because a large portion of the cast has lived in these characters' heads for so long. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 17% Groupers (2019) A flashy provocation that keeps sweeping in big social issues without having any real sense of the implications of any of them. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) The ideas are fun to play with, and the filmmakers have done excellent work in visualising them. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
1.5/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) An inert, nearly unwatchable trudge through two hours and twenty-nine minutes of unsmiling mud. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) A good deal more engaging than anything with so many scenes of people talking rather than doing would have any obvious reason to be. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 52% 3 from Hell (2019) This filmmaking team and these actors are extremely well-positioned to tell this kind of genre story; but it's ultimately pretty formulaic. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4.5/5 54% The Devil's Rejects (2005) One of the great horror-thrillers of the 21st Century. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 20% House of 1000 Corpses (2003) A whole lot of stuff is thrown at us with a carnival barker's slightly menacing ebullience. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Lots of films have been fairly direct knock-offs of Goodfellas... there's an extremely strong argument to be made that this is the very best of any of them. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) An exhausting, exciting use of animation's unique power of moving caricature. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
2.5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) In the moment of watching it, nothing ever feels like it has any kind of urgency, anything that propels it forward. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Jillian Bell's tetchy performance and Brittany's complicated inner workings deserve more than the shapeless sludge this film provides for them. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
1.5/5 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) It turns out that you can assemble a cast of David Oyelowo, Alfred Molina, Mykelti Williamson, and Brian Tyree Henry, and still have absolutely nothing worth watching. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
2/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The best it seems to be aiming for is to be unnecessarily gross, not scary in any way. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) All of its flaws come directly as a result of its niceness. And who could feel too very bad about that? - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2.5/5 70% Frequency (2000) A film that works for virtually all of its running time on a scene-by-scene basis, but also completely fails to work as a holistic object. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) It's one-death-fits-all, and it gets enormously dull by the time the film finally arrives at its legitimately creative final sequence. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
2/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Okay, fine, it's better than the first one. But it's still pretty bad on its own terms. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) A bottom-tier effort for a filmmaker capable of far subtler character pieces than this even daydreams of being. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) There's a teeth-clenching, vein-popping strain and seriousness about the whole affair that's too effortful and exhausting to watch for it to work as dopey entertainment. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 43% The Tomorrow Man (2019) A high-concept romcom that just reeks of soulless calculation. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
1/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) If the film has, at best, a sub-par screenplay, its storytelling woes are meaningless compared to the abysmal butchery it makes of its action scenes. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
1/5 79% Good Boys (2019) It's unreasonably messy and worse yet, it lacks any sort of flow. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) One of the few movies released in the summer of 2019 that actually has the goods as a romping popcorn flick. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Craft can get you to a certain point and no farther, and that point is somewhere in the jungle of mismatched themes and tones that this has the chutzpah to call a screenplay. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 97% The Bad News Bears (1976) A terrifically easygoing film, and the best kind of crowdpleaser. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) A film uncommonly, even eerily devoid of cynicism. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Beyond the monsters, the film doesn't have a whole to offer. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 59% The Rugrats Movie (1998) Overstimulating and exhausting. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) It's gratifying to stumble into a movie operating at the scale of people. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 40% The Scorpion King (2002) It's hard to follow and doesn't reward the effort of following it. It's not good drama, and it's not good spectacle. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The peppy, silly interplay between the four leads - and between every other member of the cast - pushes the film into the realm of outright comedy. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2/5 42% Stuber (2019) A tight 93 minutes long, so even though it's dull and unfunny, at least it's not dull, unfunny, and slow-moving. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet The Wrecking Crew (1968) The action is deliriously bad, in the way that only a film with a chain-smoking 51-year-old star could have. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019