Reviewed by: Greg Mueller

Greg's Score:
2.88

Plot/Story

3

Characters

2

Acting

4

Cinematography

4

Production Design

4

Soundtrack

4

Execution

1

Emotional Impact

1


Review:

There were very clear emotions that they were going for and they missed them all. The acting is hit or miss, but the script is easily the biggest issue here. This film is overflowing with cringe. The relationship at the heart of the movie is irresponsible, unrealistic, and impossible to understand. It's one of those movies where you have to just let everything go and try and pretend that you are buying what they're laying down, but it's just not possible. The pacing is uneven and for a movie titled "Adam", we see very little character development for Adam and focus on an unrelated court case that is only vaguely explained, yet takes up an inordinate amount of time. This is the epitome of a Hollywood "feel-good" movie that has nothing real to say and tries to fly by with vaudevillian, ham-fisted scenes that really want you to believe that their relationship could possibly work in a real world scenario. I've seen movies that are more boring, more poorly acted, and with a much worse script, but Adam manages to be the second worst movie I have ever sat through. It's so inauthentic, manipulative, and hollow that I'd rather watch The Emoji Movie three times in a row than have to suffer through this again.