Tim Brayton Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Enough of it is dazzling to draw attention away from how sluggishly the plot develops prior to the big showdown.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
1.5/5 27% The Rhythm Section (2020) Sullen and deeply unenjoyable.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) The thick, woodsy production design, the very unsettling fairy tale unreality, and Alice Krige's terrific performance are pretty gratifying.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
2.5/5 73% The Gentlemen (2020) Fun-ish, given Ritchie's sense of "fun" includes some genially anti-social elements that just kind of squat there being unpleasant.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
1/5 12% The Turning (2020) Dreadful even by the standards of January horror.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 95% Shadow (2019) It has the goods, both as spectacle and as an enjoyable dense political thriller.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 95% Hero (2004) It is entirely possible that this is the single most beautiful film of the 2000s.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 96% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) If you do not, at least once across the running time, think to yourself, "why is it so LONG?", the film is not doing its job properly.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
1.5/5 36% 6 Underground (2019) A scattered grab bag of images and noises.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Like its main characters, it has stiffness in the joints and slow reaction times, and there's a distinct gracelessness to it.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
4.5/5 90% Weathering with You (2020) A compendium of different ways one can do water effects in animation.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
0.5/5 15% Dolittle (2020) It's astonishing how bad this is at fundamentals.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
1/5 30% Doctor Dolittle (1967) The failures on display are legion, so many that it's hard to know where to start.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
5/5 93% The Flower (La flor) (2019) This is, in addition to being a busily post-modern object, a heck of a lot of fun.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
1.5/5 20% Like a Boss (2020) One daydreams about a better movie that lets Haddish and Byrne do the same thing with well-defined, interesting roles and decent jokes to recite.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/5 82% Fast Color (2019) A very rich, lively, humane mess.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
1/5 42% Dr. Dolittle (1998) The only thing that keeps this even a little bit tolerable is the superlative work by the Henson people.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 47% Underwater (2020) A movie with a monster this marvelous doesn't need to be good to be fun schlock.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3.5/5 84% Les Misérables (2020) Has something it's very urgently eager to say, and it says it with furious passion; but dramatically and stylistically, it doesn't have the same radicalism as it preaches.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
1.5/5 52% Cimarron (1931) The all-time worst winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
2.5/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Reeks of cynical calculation.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
2/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Too dated to be interesting, certainly too dated to be in the least bit frightening, though it's good for a few jump scares.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/5 73% Piercing (2019) Compulsively watchable, even when this is because of how happily grotesque it can be.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) At a certain point, monotony sets in.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) In its best moments, this is a powerfully moving, sympathetic portrait of a young artist who is deeply confused about herself and life.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.5/5 94% Transit (2019) Phenomenal as an intellectual exercise, a piece of storytelling, a dive into a mysterious, dream-like world, and as a Kafkaesque character drama.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 99% Varda by Agnès (2019) A well-earned victory lap.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Something wholly pleasant and humane to round out a movie year where humanity, in particular, hasn't always been easy to come by.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
3.5/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) Any film as enervating as this must be doing something right.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) An exquisitely felt human drama.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) This is material that plays atypically well to Eastwood's strengths.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 85% Gremlins (1984) Benefits from one of the most underappreciated musical scores of the 1980s.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
3/5 91% Clemency (2019) The film's best strength, is obviously Alfre Woodard: a great actor giving what is, if not her best screen performance, close enough to it.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) It becomes easier and easier to watch it as just one specific thing: Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins getting to play verbal tennis.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
4.5/5 96% Atlantics (2019) An astoundingly confident, bold, uncanny debut.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) A craft masterpiece: pretty much every major aspect of filmmaking is represented by some of the best work of 2019.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
1.5/5 52% Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Surely a candidate for the worst stage-to-screen musical adaptation ever.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
2.5/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) This is not a movie that believes its audience can think.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
2/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It's definitely doing something; doing what feels like dozens of things, really, across its heaving, bloated 141 minutes.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
5/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Raises a great many insoluble questions, and walks us through the process by which one man tried to solve them, while leaving us plenty of space to think about them ourselves.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
1/5 20% Cats (2019) A film of unrelenting upbeat energy, so horrible that it's only really possible to react to it with a kind of delirious manic good cheer.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
1.5/5 39% Black Christmas (2019) The tweaks to the slasher formula aren't enough to disguise the fact that this is a bloodless version of a story for which bloodiness is the only actual justification.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
2.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Imagine Vice cross-bred with Trumbo.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) There are just enough things that have been rejiggered so that it feels at least kind of fresh.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) An unabashed masterpiece, something that feels like it's already survived decades of adoration to be heralded as one of the great art films.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3.5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) A whole lot of well-built scenes isn't quite the same as a single well-built movie.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) It has the lacerating truth of close observation, depicting the way that two humans work in the kind of fine detail that comes from an unpleasant surplus of intimacy.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4.5/5 98% Repo Man (1984) A great teardown of an atomised society full of alienated people, turned up to caricatured levels by Cox and his fantastically committed cast.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
2/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) The scenes in the balloon are generally at least okay, whereas the scenes in flashback range from boring to very boring.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Arguably the single best pure character study of 2019.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019