Every single Amy Adams movie, ranked according to critics

Amy Adams has appeared in nearly 40 critically-rated films. Disney; Sony Pictures Classics; 20th Century Fox
Amy Adams is best known for films such as "Enchanted" (2007) and "Arrival" (2016).
According to critics, her top-rated films are "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) and "Her" (2013).
But critics didn't love "Serving Sara" (2002) or "The Wedding Date" (2005).
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Adams' lowest-rated film is "Serving Sara" (2002).
Amy Adams in "Serving Sara". Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%
Summary: In "Serving Sara," attorney Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry) works with Sara (Elizabeth Hurley) to return to her husband (Bruce Campbell) and new girlfriend Kate (Adams) during their unexpected divorce proceedings.
Although "Serving Sara" is a comedy, reviewers thought the laughs were rare.
"Romantic comedy should have some romance and laughter, but this extraordinarily shallow effort doesn't have both," wrote Hank Sartin for Chicago Reader.
She played Amy in "The Wedding Date" (2005).
Amy Adams and Debra star in "The Wedding Date". Universal images
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%
Summary: After her Kat (Debra Messing) sister, Amy (Adams), sets a date for their wedding and realizes that her ex-boyfriend will be the groom's best man, Kat decides to hire a male escort (Dermot Mulroney ) as a wedding date to make her ex jealous.
Most critics wrote off "The Wedding Date" as a memorable and boring affair.
"This is a bland, lifeless affair where I left the theater in a mood more appropriate for a funeral than a wedding," wrote James Berardinelli for ReelViews.
The actress voiced Polly in "Underdog" (2007).
Amy Adams voiced a character on Underdog. Disney
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%
Summary: After a laboratory accident, a beagle (voiced by Jason Lee) becomes a crime-fighting superhero overnight. With his newfound powers, Underdog defends his homeland Capitol City and falls in love with Polly Purebred (voiced by Adams).
The majority of film critics found "Underdog" cute but too formulaic.
"In just over 80 minutes, it feels less like a real movie than a piece of filler for slow afternoons on Disney's TV channels," wrote James Rocarols for the BBC.
She was Kathryn in "Cruel Intentions 2" (2000).
Amy Adams in "Cruel Intentions 2." Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%
Summary: In the sequel to "Cruel Intentions" (1999), Kathryn Merteuil (Adams), the daughter of a wealthy person, attends an upscale preparatory school and plays mind games with her new stepbrother Sebastian Valmont (Robin Dunne).
The direct-to-video prequel was originally intended to be a TV series. When the show was canceled, the footage was reconfigured into a movie, and critics agreed that the movie suffered from the format change.
"If he had intended to produce a simple two-hour original prequel, the writer and director would have made the script less meandering," wrote Ted Murphy for Baseline Hollywood.
Adams played Abby March in "The Ex" (2007).
Zach Braff and Amanda Peet played on "The Ex". The Weinstein Co.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%
Summary: In "The Ex," Tom Reilly (Zach Braff) starts a new job to support his family, but soon realizes that his boss (Jason Bateman) was his wife (Amanda Peet) 's high school sweetheart.
Adams made a brief appearance as Abby March.
Although some critics admired the leading actors' acting skills, "The Ex" was largely focused on its exaggerated plot.
"Braff has a natural sympathy, but the script gives him so many stupid, far-fetched, and annoying things to do that 'The Ex' quickly loses credibility," wrote Hap Erstein for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
In the romantic comedy "Leap Year" (2010) she played as Anna.
Amy Adams and Matthew Goode in "Leap Year". Universal Pictures / Spyglass
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%
Summary: When Anna (Adams) learns of an Irish tradition in which women propose to their partners on leap day, she flies to Ireland to surprise her boyfriend (Adam Scott). On the way, Anna meets the cynical Irishman Declan (Matthew Goode), who makes her rethink their relationship.
Most critics viewed "Leap Year" as a generic romantic comedy that was worn out towards the end, but Adams' appearance was seen as a silver lining.
"The bright spot in this bogus, botched mess is Amy Adams, a fine and always interesting actress who sparkles and shines despite the stilted plot," wrote Neil Pond for American Profile.
The actress played as Bev in "Hillbilly Elegy" (2020).
Glenn Close and Amy Adams in "Hillbilly Elegy". Lacey Terrell / Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%
Summary: Based on the memoirs of JD Vance, "Hillbilly Elegy" focuses on three generations of an Appalacian family - Mamaw (Glenn Close), Bev (Adams) and JD Vance (Gabriel Basso) - from the perspective of the youngest member as He is forced to return home from Yale Law School.
Critics weren't impressed with the Netflix movie, citing its improbable characters and uneven performances as some of its drawbacks.
"'Hillbilly Elegy' isn't as terrible as the trailers make it look, but as a company it's just plain sad, a film that inspires sympathy for its characters and yet only ends up as a requiem for itself," wrote Stephanie Zacharek for the Time Magazine.
The actress played Lois Lane in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%
Summary: After the city-wide battle of Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) in Metropolis, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) begins to see the superhero as a threat and plans a way to eliminate his new opponent.
Adams appeared as Lois Lane in the DC superhero film.
Critics felt their senses were bombarded by the endless action in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"If only the movie actually had depth, along with a little lightness to brighten up the script crowd, visual darkness, and sonic overkill," wrote Peter Howell for The Toronto Star.
She was Emily in the family drama "Lullaby" (2014).
Amy Adams in "Lullaby". Arc Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%
Summary: After his father (Richard Jenkins) announced his plans to break away from life support, Jonathan (Garrett Hedlund) uses his precious time on his father to reconnect with his family and his lost love, Emily (Adams) .
Critics blamed the poor reception of "Lullaby" for its poor cinematography and the paper-thin characters.
"A film like 'Lullaby' should both educate and stimulate the debate," wrote Christy Lemire for Roger Ebert. "Instead, it feels superficial and presumptuous at the same time, albeit with a few moments that actually resonate."
Adams starred in "The Woman in the Window".
Amy Adams in "The Woman in the Window". Melinda Sue Gordon / Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%
Summary: Based on the novel by AJ Finn, "The Woman in the Window" follows agoraphobic child psychologist Anna Fox (Adams) who accidentally witnesses a crime while keeping an eye on the family across the street through her window.
Most critics found the thriller to be poor in content.
"The way it is, you get a good cast who works with a good director and screenwriter on a story that just doesn't have enough to offer," wrote Linda Holmes for NPR.
Adams played Elise in the comedy "Standing Still" (2005).
Amy Adams in "Standstill". Freestyle release
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%
Summary: In Standing Still, old friends come together to celebrate the wedding of Elise (Adams) and Michael (Adam Garcia) over a weekend of wild bachelorette parties and a whirlwind of secrets.
The majority of critics said "Standing Still" trotted along with a lengthy narrative.
"The aptly named" Standing Still "over 20-year-old after college has the dramatic dynamics of a toddler picking daisies," wrote Jeannette Catsoulis for the New York Times.
She appeared as Alex in the comedic drama "Pumpkin" (2002).
Amy Adams had a small role in "Pumpkin". MGM
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%
Summary: In Pumpkin, sisterhood girl Carolyn McDuffy (Christina Ricci) tries to earn brownie points at school by helping athletes with disabilities. Although her mission is initially misguided, she soon falls in love with the shot put athlete Pumpkin Romanoff (Hank Harris).
Adams had a small supporting role in the film as Alex.
Unexcusedly profane, "Pumpkin" was targeted largely for gross mistreatment of its subject.
The film critic Emanuel Levy wrote: "This debut film vacillates and diffuses between the crude comedy of the Farrelly brothers and a softer, friendlier news film, an incoherent mixture that proves to be frustrating and also not particularly entertaining."
The actress returned as Lois Lane in Justice League (2017).
Amy Adams in the Justice League. Warner Bros.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%
Summary: In "Justice League" Batman (Affleck) challenges Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to take on the super villain Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) )
Adams returned as Clark Kent / Superman's girlfriend, Lois Lane.
Although most film critics liked Justice League more than Batman vs. Superman, they still found it long and imperfect.
"Justice League clears the spectacularly low bar for Batman versus Superman," wrote Matthew Norman for the London Evening Standard. "Whether mere appropriateness is a compelling reason to expand the franchise is another question."
Adams portrayed Amelia Earhart in "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009).
Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian". 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%
Summary: In "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian," Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) returns to help the living exhibits - including Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Amelia Earheart (Adams) and Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) - im Smithsonian when the source of their magic is threatened.
The sequel to "Night at the Museum" received mixed reviews from critics, but many welcomed Adams' presence in the film.
"Amy Adams is the only saving grace found here. This is a nice way of saying that it's all that's kept me from thinking about whether or not to be," wrote Rob Humanick for The projection booth.
She was Jane in "On the Road" (2012).
Amy Adams in "On the Road". IFC Films / Sundance Selects
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%
Summary: Based on the real world experiences described in the Jack Kerouac novel, On the Road follows writers Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), Dean Moriarty (Hedlund) and Marylou (Kristen Stewart) as they focus on one Embark on a cruise. Country road excursion.
Adams played Jane, who is based on the real-life historical character Joan Vollmer.
While most of the critics loved Kerouac's classic novel, many felt that it was poorly translatable.
"[Director] Walter Salles' warm but strangely familiar adaptation of a piece of literature that should never be tamed as cinema," wrote Ann Hornaday for the Washington Post.
She was Leslie Miller in "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999).
Amy Adams in "Drop Dead Gorgeous". New line
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%
Summary: In the dark comedy "Drop Dead Gorgeous", beauty contestants compete for the crown in a cutthroat competition in the small town of Mount Rose, Minnesota.
Adams appeared as a candidate for Leslie Miller with Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy.
Critics fell in love with the cast of "Drop Dead Gorgeous," but felt like part of the dark humor.
"Energetically traded, but also in love with its own insolence, 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' puts on the carotid artery of beauty pageant culture and leaves only a hickey," wrote Brian Farnham for Citysearch.
The actress played Mickey in Trouble With the Curve (2012).
Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams in Trouble With the Curve. Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%
Summary: In the sports drama "Trouble With the Curve," Mickey (Adams) accompanies her father Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) on an exploration trip to North Carolina to recruit new baseball players. On the way they meet rival Johnny (Justin Timberlake).
Although the script and story left much to be desired, critics felt that the film was highlighted by the star-studded cast.
"The narrative feels almost intentionally hokey and diagrammatic, a framework that gives actors the freedom to display their best-known qualities," wrote Jake Wilson for The Age.
She made a small cameo in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006).
Jack Black starred in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. New Line Cinema
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%
Summary: In Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, wannabe rock stars JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) set their sights on fame after JB was inspired by Black Sabbath frontman Ronnie James Dio.
Adams made a brief cameo in the film that was referred to as "Gorgeous Woman".
Film critics had mixed feelings about "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny," which it described as enthusiastic, lazy, and overtly silly.
"'The Pick of Destiny' isn't going to win any awards, and the girls don't get much insight, but it will strike some power chords with a certain generation too old for disco and young to die too," wrote Paul Arendt for the BBC.
Adams played Marvel Ann in "Psycho Beach Party" (2000).
Amy Adams in "Psycho Beach Party". New Oz productions
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%
Summary: Set in 1962, the slasher comedy "Psycho Beach Party" follows Florence "Chicklet" Forrest (Lauren Ambrose) as she flirts and surfs in a small beach town. But when Florence begins to darken as severed body parts emerge on the beach, she wonders if she is responsible.
Adams had a supporting role as Marvel Ann, girlfriend of surfer guy Starcat (Nicholas Brendon).
"Psycho Beach Party" split critics in half, with some loving the campy humor and others feeling the satire was a bit too heavy.
"It's all enjoyable enough, but it's played so widely that it loses any impact it might have had," wrote David Nusair for Reel Film Reviews.
She first appeared as Lois Lane in "Man of Steel" (2013).
Amy Adams in "Man of Steel". Warner Bros.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%
Summary: In "Man of Steel" the superhuman Clark Kent (Cavill) discovers more about his past when he takes on his role as Superman on earth. At the same time, news reporter Lois Lane (Adams) tries to piece together the man behind the myth.
"Man of Steel" was ready to go, but hardly a crowd puller. Many critics longed for earlier versions of Superman.
"Cavill breeds well like Superman, but this reboot saves fun and romance," wrote Rafer Guzmán for Newsday.
The actress portrayed Lynne Cheney in "Vice" (2018).
Amy Adams and Christian Bale in Vice. Annapurna pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%
Summary: The partially biographical drama "Vice" describes the political career of former Vice President Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), including the influence of his wife Lynne Cheney (Adams).
Some critics were unimpressed with Vice's winding direction, but most praised the breadth of the lead performances.
"Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Bale and Adams performances is that they add depth and nuance to a film whose director doesn't seem to have an appetite for either," wrote Christopher Orr for The Atlantic.
She played Susan in the comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006).
Amy Adams and Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights". Columbia pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%
Summary: In the comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby", NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) has to crawl up again when French rival Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) breaks his record streak).
Adams starred alongside Ferrell as Susan, Ricky Bobby's former assistant.
Relentlessly goofy and hearty, "Talladega Nights" was best enjoyed by critics when they turned their brains off and just joined in.
"Broad but not gross, stupid but not pointless, clever but still funny," wrote the staff of Time Out magazine. "In other words, stupidly brilliant."
She played Lois Lane in Zach Snyder's Justice League.
Amy Adams in Zack Snyder's Justice League. HBO max
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%
Summary: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" is the cut by director Zack Snyder from the 2017 superhero film and follows Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Momoa), Cyborg (Fisher) and the Flash (Miller) together to save the world.
Adams again played Lois Lane in the superhero movie.
Critics preferred this cut of the film to the Justice League, but it still didn't convince everyone.
"More than four hours is enough time for Snyder to speak, but he doesn't seem ready to let it go. But justice has been served and it's time to move on," Adam Graham wrote for The Detroit News.
Adams was Margaret Keane in "Big Eyes" (2014).
Amy Adams in "Big Eyes". Leah Gallo / The Weinstein Company
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%
Summary: Based on a true story, "Big Eyes" is all about the painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) and his meteoric rise in the art world after he claimed ownership of the paintings created by his wife Margaret (Adams).
Critics admired director Tim Burton's more subtle approach to directing and the nuanced performances he had derived from his leads in "Big Eyes."
"It's not the kind of performance that calls for attention," wrote Wendy Ide for The Times. "But as an artist Margaret Keane, Amy Adams is quietly extraordinary."
She played Susan Morrow in "Nocturnal Animals" (2016).
Amy Adams in "Nocturnal Animals". Focus functions
Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%
Summary: In the romantic thriller "Nocturnal Animals", based on the book by Austin Wright, gallery owner Susan Morrow (Adams) tries to get out of a hidden past with her new husband. But after her ex Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal) publishes a haunting novel, Susan finds old secrets on the surface.
Some reviewers thought the film's narrative was chaotic, but the majority of critics marveled at the cinematography and visual spectacle of Nocturnal Animals.
"[Director Tom] Ford uses his eye-catching artistry to create a must-have," Mara Reinstein wrote for Us Weekly.
She played Doreen in "The Slaughter Rule" (2002).
Ryan Gosling, Amy Adams and Eddie Spears in "The Slaughter Rule". Cowboy pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%
Summary: After receiving devastating family news and being banned from his high school soccer team, Roy Chutney (Ryan Gosling) stands a chance for salvation if a local semipro coach recruits him for a team of six.
Adams had a supporting role in "The Slaughter Rule" as Roy's classmate Doreen.
Critics have been blown away by the directors' debut and impressed with the young but talented cast at the helm of The Slaughter Rule.
"The writing and directing team of twin brothers Alex and Andrew Smith made an amazing first feature film," wrote Marjorie Baumgarten for The Austin Chronicle.
The actress played as Rose in the independent drama "Sunshine Cleaning" (2009).
Amy Adams in "Sunshine Cleansing". Overture films
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%
Summary: In the dramatic comedy "Sunshine Cleaning," Rose (Adams) and her sister Norah Lorkowski (Emily Blunt) earn extra money cleaning up crime scenes. Although they couldn't be more different, the hard job helps them get closer as siblings.
Some critics felt that the film could have benefited from a better plot, but particularly praised Adams' strong lead.
"[Christine] Jeffs makes a good fist of directing and Blunt proves she can do comedy, but it's Adams' calming, charismatic twist that really gives the film a boost," wrote David Jenkins for Time Out.
Adams portrayed the writer Julie Powell in "Julie and Julia" (2009).
Amy Adams in "Julie and Julia". Sony
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%
Summary: Based on the autobiographical novel by Julie Powell, "Julie and Julie" compares the interconnected lives of cook Julia Child (Meryl Streep) in Paris in the 1950s and writer Julie Powell (Amy Adams) in New York in 2002, during Julie tries to tackle every recipe in Childs famous cookbook within a year.
With two lovable leads and funny writing, "Julie and Julia" were highly praised by critics.
"I went and felt surprisingly lively, with a warm heart and a smile," wrote Kate Rodger for Newshub.
In "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" (2008) she was Delysia Lafosse.
Amy Adams in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day." Focus functions
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
Summary: After governess Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) was unceremoniously fired from her job, she quickly took on a secretary for the American actress Delysia Lafosse (Adams). While Delysia builds Miss Pettigrew's confidence, she helps the actress manage her love life in return.
Although the film was light and airy, sometimes wrongly, the critics revered McDormand and Adams in the romantic comedy.
"It's fortunate that Amy Adams and Frances McDormand are giving 'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' their best charm, otherwise this feather-light Art Deco fantasy could drift away like a soap bubble and become 'pop'!" Wrote Anthony Quinn for the Independent.
The actress played Sister James in the religious drama "Doubt" (2008).
Amy Adams and Meryl Streep in "Doubt". Doubt / Miramax
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
Summary: In Doubt, elementary school teachers Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep) and Sister James (Adams) received a backlash from the community after accusing Father Brendan Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of sexual assault.
Critics said the slow build-up of the film rewarded patient viewers with an emotional conclusion.
"It's an acting showcase with big questions and few answers, but for those ready to take the trip, it's an experience well worth it," wrote film critic Matthew Lucas.
She was Bonnie Bach in "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007).
Amy Adams in "Charlie Wilson's War". Universal images
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%
Summary: "Charlie Wilson's War" takes place in the early 1980s and describes the real-life efforts of US Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman) to help Afghan freedom fighters during the Soviet-Afghan war.
Adams had a supporting role in the film as Wilson's assistant Bonnie Bach.
With strong script and a balanced script, "Charlie Wilson's War" was captured as the winning picture.
"Aaron Sorkin wrote an acute, fun, and informative script that is rich in character and the perfect fodder for director Mike Nichols, who has a knack for networking comedy and drama," wrote film critic Matthew Pejkovic.
Adams played as Peggy Dodd in "The Master" (2012).
Amy Adams in "The Master". Annapurna pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%
Summary: After WWII, veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) believes he will return to an empty future until charismatic cult leader Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman) and his wife Peggy (Adams) welcome Freddie into their community.
Critics said that while "The Master" was a heavy drama, the story and the performances made it worth watching.
"In the end, it may not have the emotional uplift the academy or popular mainstream audience craves, but make no mistake. This is a gripping drama about a particularly American unrest and the pursuit of insight and grace," wrote Tom Charity for CNN.
She played Ashley in "Junebug" (2005).
Amy Adams in "Junebug". Sony Pictures Classics
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%
Summary: In "Junebug" the art curator Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz) experiences a culture shock when she visits her husband's large southern family in North Carolina and becomes friends with her new sister-in-law Ashley (Adams).
Critics wanted to praise Adams's performance in "Junebug," a role that led to her first Oscar nomination.
For the Republic of Arizona, Kathy Cano Murillo wrote, "Adams' achievement and [a] strong story make this a slightly fun experience in the South."
The actress played Charlene Fleming in "The Fighter" (2010).
Amy Adams and Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter". Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
Summary: In the sports drama "The Fighter", welterweight boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) hires his half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale) as a boxing coach to train for the Intercontinental Lightweight title.
Adams played alongside Wahlberg as Mickey's friend Charlene Fleming.
With brutal action sequences and breakneck pace, "The Fighter" was a critical hit, largely because of its talented cast.
"Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams appearances on 'The Fighter' are the definition of a masterclass in acting," wrote Danielle Solzman for Solzy at the Movies.
She was Sydney Prosser in "American Hustle" (2013).
Amy Adams and Christian Bale in "American Hustle". Sony pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%
Summary: Inspired by a true story, "American Hustle" follows the 1970s scammers Sydney Prosser (Adams) and Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) who find themselves in hot water with the Mafia and forced to join FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) to work together).
Critics called "American Hustle" an imperfect but electrifying crime thriller.
"The story is so easy to trip over, but ultimately it's fun, brilliantly played, and incredibly stylish," wrote film critic Katie Smith-Wong.
Adams played as Princess Giselle in "Enchanted" (2007).
Amy Adams as Princess Giselle. Disney
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
Summary: As she falls from the magical land of Andalasia into the chaotic world of Manhattan, the bubbly Princess Giselle (Adams) struggles to adapt to city life as she befriends the cynical lawyer Robert (Patrick Dempsey).
Led by the energetic and infectious charm of Adams, "Enchanted" was hard to resist for critics.
"Like the Cinderella character she plays in Disney's 'Enchanted', Amy Adams spreads a contagion of joy," wrote Joe Morgenstern for the Wall Street Journal. "The movie is great fun, but it's adorable."
She played Louise Banks in the science fiction drama "Arrival" (2016).
Amy Adams in "Arrival". Paramount
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
Summary: When an otherworldly spaceship makes contact with the earth, the linguist Louise Banks (Adams) and her team of scientists try to communicate with the alien species and to decipher their language in "Arrival".
The reviewers praised "Arrival" as an intelligent and impactful science fiction film.
"Arrival plays your head as gently as any science fiction thriller I can remember," wrote Will Leitch for The New Republic.
She was Amy in the futuristic drama "Her" (2013).
Amy Adams in "You". Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
Summary: In "Her" the reserved writer Theodore Twombly (Phoenix) develops romantic feelings for his artificially intelligent computer system called Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
Adams had a supporting role in "Her" as Theodore's neighbor and friend Amy.
Thoughtful and warm-hearted, "Her" was praised for its clever show of romantic and comedic tropes.
"It's a lovable and melancholy film, beautifully staged, that manages to be satirical about love in a digital, distracted age without losing the quality of its heart," wrote Geoffrey Macnab for the Independent.
The actress starred alongside Jason Segel in "The Muppets" (2011).
Jason Segel und Amy Adams spielten in "The Muppets". Disney
Rotten Tomatoes Punktzahl: 95%
Zusammenfassung: Die Muppet-Fans Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Adams) und Walter (von Peter Linz geäußert) reisen nach Los Angeles, um die Muppets für eine letzte Show wieder zusammenzubringen, nachdem ein vernünftiger Ölmann damit gedroht hatte, ihr geliebtes Muppet Theatre niederzureißen.
Bunt, fröhlich und einfach lustig, "The Muppets" war laut Kritikern ein Gewinnerfilm für alle Altersgruppen.
"Ein Film, der vor Freude aus allen Nähten platzt: Sehen Sie ihn sich an, und die Welt scheint ein bisschen heller zu sein", schrieb Tom Huddleston für Time Out.
Ihr bestbewerteter Film ist "Catch Me If You Can" (2002).
Amy Adams in "Fang mich, wenn du kannst." DreamWorks SKG
Rotten Tomatoes Punktzahl: 96%
Zusammenfassung: Basierend auf einer wahren Begebenheit beschreibt "Catch Me If You Can" das unglaubliche Leben von Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), einem Betrüger, der sich jahrelang als Pilot, Arzt und Anwalt ausgab, als er dem FBI aus dem Weg ging.
Adams hatte eine Nebenrolle als Brenda, eine junge Krankenschwester, die sich in Frank verliebt.
Mit einer kurvenreichen Erzählung und charismatischen Hinweisen wurde "Catch Me If You Can" auf der ganzen Linie gelobt.
"[Steven] Spielberg entdeckt seinen Sinn für Spaß mit diesem lustigen, leichtfertigen Betrüger wieder", schrieb Nev Pierce für die BBC.
Hinweis: Alle Ergebnisse waren zum Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung aktuell und können sich ändern. Filme ohne kritische Partituren wurden nicht berücksichtigt.
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