Tim Brayton

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
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 90% 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 38% 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 62% 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 88% 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 44% 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 72% 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 46% 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 88% 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
4/5 95% Blue Velvet (1986) This may not be the purely intuitive, spiritual-meaning-through-form filmmaking of the mature Lynch, but it is pretty great cinema. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) An act of nostalgia so potent that it recreates an entire universe for us to play in. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The film's peaks are extremely uninteresting, being as they are solely of note for their technological whiz-bang, and its lows are frequent and languidly stretched out. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 74% Roar (1981) One of the truly singular one-offs in all of cinema history. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 94% For All Mankind (1989) Holds a perfect balance between its admiration for a scientific process and its almost mystical desire to romanticise and obfuscate the process. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Extremely misguided, shockingly boring and pointless. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 82% Crawl (2019) Knows that even people who want to see a thoroughly preposterous movie about alligators menacing a pretty girl during a hurricane still deserve to have a genuinely good time. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 83% Alligator (1980) Funny and self-aware about the ridiculous contrivances of its genre, and it's also straight-faced in treating the threat of that impossible crocodilian as a real problem. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
5/5 90% Persona (1966) Completely exhausted the medium's potential in one staggering blaze of monochromatic glory. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
5/5 83% High Life (2019) Finds a filmmaker prone to finding universal scope in claustrophobically intimate stories turning her attention to the biggest scope of them all. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) In a vacuum, Wong and Park are both pretty fun and delightful. Not together - they have a profound lack of chemistry. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
1/5 32% Shaft (2019) The script feels like it's been in mothballs since the term "metrosexual" was still a big deal in the mid-2000s. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A rich and unnerving mood piece and mental horror picture. Then why insist on foregrounding the non-starter of a relationship drama? - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) It might be grotesquely eager to please, but, well, it's a pleasure. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The epilogue to Avengers: Endgame first, and Iron Man 4 second, and a Spider-Man vehicle only when it cannot find a reason to be one of the other things. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Creaks and moans and goes bump in the dark like nobody's business. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 63% Starship Troopers (1997) One of the very best satires of the 1990s, if not beyond. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 89% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) A marvelously punchy film, one that builds energy fast and keeps it up, even in the most prosaic scenes. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 64% Child's Play (2019) A heck of a lot of fun, a more than worthy modernisation of the original film that understands what slasher films are all about. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) 2019 isn't 1997, and the mere fact that this has good CGI aliens is nowhere near enough to justify how lifeless and soulless every other aspect of the production is. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) One of the most impressive technical achievements in the history of computer animation. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019