For 40 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Markovitz's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 83 Bears
Lowest review score: 16 Beastly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 40
  2. Negative: 12 out of 40
40 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Adam Markovitz
    There isn't a shred of subtlety in their clowning - or in any part of the movie, which clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows. But with so many borrowed bits and pieces, the only feeling it successfully evokes is déjà vu.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 33 Adam Markovitz
    Lawrence's gender-bending jokes are played out, and his slapstick is wooden and slow.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Adam Markovitz
    Most of the movie's action-horror set pieces play like lame Gwar music video outtakes, and Cage's signature mix of irony and off-the-rails mugging only works when you can see the actor's face. In Ghost Rider form, his character is just a skeletal automaton with neither a tongue nor a cheek to put it in.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Adam Markovitz
    Cooper, who looks appealingly wolfish in his expensively tailored suits, plays the whole thing with a dutiful, earnest expression lacquered on his face, his eyes misting on cue at the exact same moments yours will be rolling into the back of your head.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Markovitz
    No movie -- whether aimed at adults or kids or canines themselves -- has the right to be as tiresome and unoriginal as this action-comedy mutt.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Markovitz
    Faster grafts that genre's style onto a deadbeat script and leaves it to Johnson - as deadly focused as a gunsight - to make it all believable.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Markovitz
    An indistinct romantic-dramedy-ish something or other about the rekindled romance of an actress (Rachel Bilson) and her childhood best friend (Tom Sturridge).
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Markovitz
    A ho-hum series of kills and lulls so predictable that it doesn't even look like much fun for the sharks; when they open wide, they might as well be yawning.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Markovitz
    Though it doesn't work as entertainment, this numbingly chipper rom-com (directed by Dermot Mulroney) might be of historical value someday as an A-to-Z guide to the genre's most overworked clichés.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 16 Adam Markovitz
    Spectacularly poor judgment in everything from acting to costuming (Olsen's Harajuku-troll get-up is scarier than her curse) puts Beastly right on the cusp of the so-bad-it's-good Hall of Shame.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 16 Adam Markovitz
    Wes Craven's first new movie in five years is a brainless, joyless, and yes, you might even say, soulless teen slasher.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 16 Adam Markovitz
    You will still be astonished by how flat-out awful it is.