Alternate Ending

Alternate Ending is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tim Brayton
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Shock Treatment (1981) Tim Brayton A movie that feels like the unbridled expression of whatever the filmmakers thought would be appealingly strange on a moment to moment basis. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 Addams Family Values (1993) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
4.5/5 Monos (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
3.5/5 The Addams Family (1991) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
3.5/5 Joker (2019) Tim Brayton It keeps picking up enough of a queasy-making potency that it succeeds, sometimes quite well, despite the director's best intentions. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4.5/5 Honeyland (2019) Tim Brayton One of the most visually beautiful, even exhilarating movies of 2019. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 Judy (2019) Tim Brayton Zellweger doesn't make the film worth watching, but at least she makes it endurable, and that's honestly a pretty huge achievement. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 Abominable (2019) Tim Brayton Simple, nice, effective children's animation made with some level of care for effective storytelling, character-building, and visual artistry. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
2/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Tim Brayton Surprisingly non-terrible. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Tim Brayton The film uses real-world horror and fantasy metaphors together as a way of accentuating the very real miseries of contemporary Mexico. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 Ne Zha (2019) Tim Brayton In some very important ways, it's competing right up to the level of Pixar or Disney themselves. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4.5/5 The Apartment (1960) Tim Brayton A black-hearted satire this smart, cutting, and hilarious is good even if it can't quite find a way out of its nihilism. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
2.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Tim Brayton It offers the illusion of being good, mostly because a large portion of the cast has lived in these characters' heads for so long. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 () Tim Brayton A flashy provocation that keeps sweeping in big social issues without having any real sense of the implications of any of them. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Ad Astra (2019) Tim Brayton The ideas are fun to play with, and the filmmakers have done excellent work in visualising them. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
1.5/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Tim Brayton An inert, nearly unwatchable trudge through two hours and twenty-nine minutes of unsmiling mud. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 Official Secrets (2019) Tim Brayton A good deal more engaging than anything with so many scenes of people talking rather than doing would have any obvious reason to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 3 From Hell (2019) Tim Brayton This filmmaking team and these actors are extremely well-positioned to tell this kind of genre story; but it's ultimately pretty formulaic. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
4.5/5 The Devil's Rejects (2005) Tim Brayton One of the great horror-thrillers of the 21st Century. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Tim Brayton A whole lot of stuff is thrown at us with a carnival barker's slightly menacing ebullience. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 The King and the Mockingbird (1980) Tim Brayton An exhausting, exciting use of animation's unique power of moving caricature. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
2.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Tim Brayton In the moment of watching it, nothing ever feels like it has any kind of urgency, anything that propels it forward. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Tim Brayton Jillian Bell's tetchy performance and Brittany's complicated inner workings deserve more than the shapeless sludge this film provides for them. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Tim Brayton The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
1.5/5 Don't Let Go (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
2/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Tim Brayton The best it seems to be aiming for is to be unnecessarily gross, not scary in any way. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Tim Brayton All of its flaws come directly as a result of its niceness. And who could feel too very bad about that? EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
2.5/5 Frequency (2000) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Tim Brayton It's one-death-fits-all, and it gets enormously dull by the time the film finally arrives at its legitimately creative final sequence. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
2/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Tim Brayton Okay, fine, it's better than the first one. But it's still pretty bad on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Tim Brayton A bottom-tier effort for a filmmaker capable of far subtler character pieces than this even daydreams of being. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Tim Brayton A high-concept romcom that just reeks of soulless calculation. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
1/5 London Has Fallen (2016) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
1/5 Good Boys (2019) Tim Brayton It's unreasonably messy and worse yet, it lacks any sort of flow. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Tim Brayton One of the few movies released in the summer of 2019 that actually has the goods as a romping popcorn flick. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 The Bad News Bears (1976) Tim Brayton A terrifically easygoing film, and the best kind of crowdpleaser. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Tim Brayton A film uncommonly, even eerily devoid of cynicism. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Tim Brayton Beyond the monsters, the film doesn't have a whole to offer. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 The Rugrats Movie (1998) Tim Brayton Overstimulating and exhausting. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Tim Brayton It's gratifying to stumble into a movie operating at the scale of people. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 The Scorpion King (2002) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2/5 Stuber (2019) Tim Brayton A tight 93 minutes long, so even though it's dull and unfunny, at least it's not dull, unfunny, and slow-moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1.5/5 The Wrecking Crew (1968) Tim Brayton The action is deliriously bad, in the way that only a film with a chain-smoking 51-year-old star could have. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4/5 Blue Velvet (1986) Tim Brayton This may not be the purely intuitive, spiritual-meaning-through-form filmmaking of the mature Lynch, but it is pretty great cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Tim Brayton An act of nostalgia so potent that it recreates an entire universe for us to play in. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 The Lion King (2019) Tim Brayton 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019