Adam Markovitz
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For 46 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Markovitz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 83 Bears
Lowest review score: 16 Beastly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 46
  2. Negative: 13 out of 46
46 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    A pocket-size supernatural thriller that plays a bit like Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" retold by an unstable Sunday School teacher.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    Basically a nifty VFX reel in search of a plot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    At best, his poker-faced vignettes nail the icy comedy of war: A man chats on his cell phone, unworried about a tank targeting him a few feet away. At worst, they're totally opaque and unmoving.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    All those twangy, homespun observations interrupt and annotate the narrative until Black and MacLaine's scenes start to feel as trivial as reenactments on a true-crime TV show.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    When the movie occasionally does confront its hero’s foibles, its answers are disappointingly pat.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    Sit tight through the end credits and you'll be treated to a few off-the-cuff outtakes of the guys doing things much funnier than anything in the film itself.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Adam Markovitz
    It’s a rom-com setup lamer than anything in the Barrymore-Sandler canon, but Binoche and Owen tackle it like high drama and eke out a few sweet moments.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Markovitz
    Underwhelming in the style of most off-brand CG, Alpha and Omega is livened by pretty Rocky Mountain backdrops and leadened by stock characters and the wolves' weirdly prissy behavior.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Markovitz
    Even the best player can only go so far with a bum hand.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Markovitz
    Heaven is for Real has lots of sweet, Rockwellian imagery of small-town life and family high jinks. What it doesn't have is dramatic tension.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Markovitz
    There's barely a trace of the magic of 1939's "The Wizard of Oz"; the bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    Worse, he (Reiner) vacuum-seals it all in a patronizingly wholesome package, like an extended episode of "The Wonder Years" with all the wonder sucked out.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    The exception is newcomer Jenn Proske, who spoofs Twilight star Kristen Stewart's flustered, hair-tugging angst with hilarious precision.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    At least they do look sharp in those suits.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    A well-meaning dud.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    Good news: The shrill CG rodents, who last infested theaters in 2009's Squeakquel, are stranded on a jungle island with little hope of survival. Bad news: They've brought us along.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    Trite lessons are learned. Plotlines play out in familiar arcs. A few blips of sex and drug use aim to make the movie feel more grown-up. Instead, they make it off-limits to the only age group likely to find any charm in its smug Britcom cutesiness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    PA4 develops the story ever so slightly (not enough to satisfy fans) and delivers a few good scares (not enough to satisfy newbies); mostly, it plays like a overlong prologue for the already-in-the-works PA5. Here's hoping this is just the tension-racking lull before the next big scream.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Adam Markovitz
    It's fun to watch at first. All that twirling and sliding is a nice change of pace from the usual seat-shaking pyrotechnics.

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