For 12 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 25% same as the average critic
  • 50% 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: 60
Lowest review score: 40 Everyday
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Sam Adams
    Perhaps Gurfinkel means to suggest a society off-course, but the game feels rigged, his conception of male and female roles so limited that the characters have little choice but to fall in line.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Sam Adams
    The Cold Lands goes flat in this middle section. Gilroy’s visual style is strong, but he doesn’t frame the images to chart Atticus’ development, and Yelich, whose only previous screen experience is starring in the video Gilroy directed for R.E.M.’s “It Happened Today,” doesn’t suggest what’s going on beneath the layers of trauma and withdrawal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Sam Adams
    Unfortunately, Kill Your Darlings doesn’t know what to do with Radcliffe and DeHaan, good as they are; there’s little sense of how they fit into a larger framework, or what bearing, if any, it might have on its more famous subjects’ later output.
    • 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."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Sam Adams
    Perhaps fittingly, part of the problem with Everyday is that it’s too short, both in micro and macro terms. Ninety-odd minutes isn’t long enough to make the full weight of the elapsed time register.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Sam Adams
    Putting Faulkner’s dialogue in actors’ mouths only underlines the fact that it was never meant to be read aloud, and simply cutting between one perspective and the next does nothing to evoke the rushing stream of collective consciousness that runs through Faulkner’s South.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sam Adams
    Hellbenders mostly feels like a doodle, an amiable lark that will amuse genrephiles and anyone else with their sights set appropriately low.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sam Adams
    Paris Countdown has style to burn, where “style” means “uses lots of lighting gels and some camera flourishes,” but it doesn’t have a coherent point of view or a solid take on the genre.