For 135 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sam Adams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Lowest review score: 10 The Mummy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 135
  2. Negative: 8 out of 135
135 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 58 Sam Adams
    Not withstanding rich performances from Wilson and Lonsdale, the film never comes close to embodying that level of complexity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Sam Adams
    It's to the film's credit that its inescapable conclusion seems in doubt until the very end.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sam Adams
    If anyone's likely to have trouble with Carancho, it's fans of Trapero's previous films, who won't be able to help noticing the sizeable step he's taken toward conventionality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Sam Adams
    Rather than peering into the heart of darkness, North just slaps a coat of Art atop her true-crime subject, and the upshot is akin to an especially pretentious episode of "Law & Order."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Sam Adams
    Zandvliet's direction lacks Steen's gradations. The handheld, rubbed-raw style wears thin after a while, growing monotonous and wearying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Sam Adams
    For Washington, the wounds of the past are just beneath the surface, as close as the bullet holes under her kitchen wallpaper.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Sam Adams
    For the most part, Neshoba is content to treat progress as a matter of reconciling with the past rather than dealing with the present.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sam Adams
    A defiant, mad gesture of a film that features some of the most exhilarating sequences in movie history.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Sam Adams
    Viewers may not realize how far they've been pulled in until the movie ends, and they might feel a sense of loss that it can't keep going just a little while longer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Sam Adams
    The visual scheme of Leone’s movie leaves no doubt as to his familiarity with Kurosawa’s movie. Plopping Eastwood’s roving gunman down in the middle of a dusty street with opposing gangs lodged at either end, Fistful replicates Yojimbo’s visual plan to an almost distracting extent. The bigger problem with Fistful is that Leone is still attempting to work with a conventional plot, which never plays to his strengths.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Sam Adams
    The movie's exterior is solid, but it's hollow inside, like a safe filled with air.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sam Adams
    What redeems the movie, and then some, is the soulful weariness of Clooney's performance, which is in some ways an earthier and less glib version of the go-go axeman from "Up In The Air."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Sam Adams
    It's disheartening that a story with roots in autobiography, no matter how tentative, should end up as such an impersonal genre rehash.

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