Where does Tom Holland’s Uncharted land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Uncharted

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Maggie Lovitt

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Uncharted is an action-adventure flick that pays homage to the video game that birthed it, but has chosen to chart its own course with Tom Holland at its helm. Holland is fully equipped to carry another franchise on his shoulders with Uncharted and there is a lot of room for him to really grow into the role of Nathan Drake, in the same way that we all grew into the gameplay with each new release.

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Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Uncharted is a fun action/adventure film that is lifted by a wonderful lead performance from Tom Holland and his chemistry with Mark Wahlberg. While it is generic and some of the CGI is rough, the film provides enough laughs and fun for a good time at the theater!

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Kat Hughes

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Those that have been moaning for years about the lack of National Treasure 3 can now calm down as that is exactly what Uncharted feels like. Having never played the games it’s hard to know how far it has strayed from the source. Judged purely as a film with no prior affiliation to the property and Uncharted is a paint-by-numbers treasure hunt. It tries its best to be a young Indiana Jones movie, but ends up being more tonally aligned to Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider, with a heavy helping of National Treasure silliness.

Karen Woodham

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Taking the bold step to see Uncharted in IMAX was certainly the right move, Uncharted is probably one of the better game-to-movie adaptations that takes you on an exciting adventure, perfect for fans of Indiana Jones and maybe National Treasure.

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Josh Barton

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Uncharted is a commendable yet flawed video game adaptation that, like the games, is at its best when delivering white knuckle action sequences. Tom Holland actually proves to be a solid Nathan Drake but Mark Wahlberg is just not Sully by any stretch of the imagination.

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Griffin Schiller

Banana Meter Rating: 20%

As an adaptation of one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, Uncharted fails at just about everything you’d want from an Uncharted movie. Generic, soulless, and the worst of all…boring. Lacking in style, passion or heart, it plays like a Greatest Hits of the games without any of the emotions that made those “hits” work. It doesn’t even have the honor of being abysmally memorable, it’s just horribly mediocre, which is even worse.

Freda Cooper

Banana Meter Rating: 25%

It’s the latest video game adaptation, but with one or two decent action sequences, Uncharted only just manages to be a mildly exciting treasure hunt scattered with very obvious clues. Its biggest misstep lies with the Holland/Wahlberg combo: Holland brings his characteristic energy but the attempts at banter with Wahlberg’s brick wall have all the lightness of a suet pudding. A wannabe blockbuster that’s closer to “bust”.

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Cara McWilliam-Rich

Banana Meter Rating: 67%

Though it has its issues, somehow they never irk so much as to spoil the enjoyment.

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Andres Guzman

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Uncharted isn’t another victim of a bad video game adaptation — rather, it’s an outlier that proves that they can be done. This film could cause viewers to return to the games or play them for the first time and find an incredibly rich storyline with wonderful characters.

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Matt Neglia

Banana Meter Rating: 35%

UNCHARTED is a rocky action-adventure film that finds Tom Holland using his charm & physicality to elevate mediocre material and ignite any form of chemistry with a dispassionate Mark Wahlberg. It almost works. The faithfully recreated action scenes from the video game can be pretty fun though. Not the worst game-to-film adaptation but certainly not the best either.

Matt Taylor

Banana Meter Rating: 34%

Uncharted is an entirely soulless, joyless, shameless rip-off of other, better movies, that carries with it zero character or sense of fun. It’s woefully miscast, poorly written, and directed with an unbelievable lack of style – an aggressively awful adventure movie.

Eric Lankford

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

An adventure of stunts, set design, characters adapted from the games, rather than actors doing their best impression, playing effectively through the action to develop bonds, grow, and decide who they want to be… and all of it is either edited out of frame, smashed together with rapid pacing, or directed two feet too close to everyone, and the stakes are constantly muted by PG-13 violence with little to no consequence.

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Tarek Fayoumi

Banana Meter Rating: 74%

A thrill ride that is one to cherish if those loved the games!

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Matt & Ashley

Banana Meter Rating: 72%

A fun action/adventure romp. It’s slight, but keeps your interest. Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg have good chemistry, and Holland has never been more chsrming.

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Manuel São Bento

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Uncharted is an action-adventure flick, but despite a more entertaining last act, it fails to break the curse of videogame film adaptations due precisely to the lack of said action and adventure. In the end, the general feeling is that it would be much more interesting to be controlling the characters than simply watching them. It may be enough for fans of the franchise, but for the average moviegoer, it’s “just one more”.

John Maffeo

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

A perfectly acceptable action adventure with mildly thrilling set pieces and a fun lead performance from Tom Holland. Weirdly doesn’t embrace it’s video game roots as much as it could and Mark Wahlberg sticks out like a sore thumb but it won’t matter for a majority of audiences simply looking for a good time.

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Ruth Maramis

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Uncharted doesn’t really gets its mojo until in the third act. Despite having a ton of action stuff moving at breakneck speed, but the film’s energy is stagnant. Overall, it’s a serviceable crowd pleaser, that is the kind of crowd who don’t expect much from a piece of entertainment.

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Maxance Vincent

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

The action setpieces fully take advantage of a gargantuan IMAX screen, in the same aesthetic vein as the video game. It’s a job well done for Fleischer, Holland, and Wahlberg.

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Ryan Cam

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

This was so much fun! I’m a sucker for adventure movies and I love the game series. Tom Holland is surprisingly good as Nathan Drake. The reassure hunt is intriguing. Mark Wahlberg was a bit of a weird choice for Sully but I grew to like him. I’m hoping for a sequel.

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Zack Goller

Banana Meter Rating: 69%

Surprisingly fun with an exciting third act and an excellent performance from Tom Holland. I would not be opposed to sequels.

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