For 23 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

James Adams' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 88 Skyfall
Lowest review score: 38 The Innkeepers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
23 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 James Adams
    Admittedly, it's been a long time since Kelly McGillis was being hyped as "the next Grace Kelly." But of all the films in all the world for whom the former Top Gun lust object could have done a walk-on, this lacklustre haunted-house feature is the one she chooses?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 James Adams
    Winkler is a singularly boring director, forever telegraphing his scenes by tracking the camera behind a rustling bush or pulling the lens up close on his villain's eyes or gun. As a result, the film feels enervated and predictable when it should be energetic and surprising. It's a testimony to the abilities of the perky Bullock that she's entirely believable, but even she can't paper over the movie's many holes of logic. [28 July 1995]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 James Adams
    Virtue aside, however, Red Tails is a lousy film. Not wincingly bad, mind you, just mediocre.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 James Adams
    The biggest high comes from the images evoked by the title alone, or the title in tandem with the movie poster, doesn't it?