For 25 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

James Adams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 88 Heart of a Dog
Lowest review score: 38 The Net
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
25 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 James Adams
    Unfortunately, The East is not a very good movie, hobbled by an excess of plot, a lack of believability and big gaps of logic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 James Adams
    This little movie – it's only 83 minutes – seems so determined to if not avoid, then only caress the tropes of slacker films that it commits the worst sin for a comedy: It's boring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 James Adams
    As is often the case in these caper flicks, there’s too much plot for insufficient dramatic effect, and alert viewers will suss out where it’s all heading in the first five minutes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 James Adams
    The premise (and the promise) here, of course, is that, as the miles pass, the two will be as chalk is to cheese, oil to vinegar, an apple to an orange. And indeed this is what happens. Unfortunately, it's about the only thing that happens.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 James Adams
    Upside Down is no more than one big-budget, gussied-up fairy tale – a topsy-turvy Romeo and Juliet.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 James Adams
    Killer Elite's major problem: motion at the expense of emotion.

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