Where does Netflix’s The Adam Project 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 The Adam Project

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

Scott Davis

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Remember when I said Free Guy was my jam?! Yeah, TheAdamProject is EVEN MORE SO! Frenetic, funny, exciting and heartfelt, it time traveled me back to my childhood as if watching some 80s sci-fi classics for the first time all over again. Two for two for Reyvy.

Michael Thomas

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell shine as the rest of the film struggle to find its groove.

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Nick van Dinther

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Following the success of Free Guy, director Shawn Levy and star Ryan Reynolds bring us another success with The Adam Project.

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Addison Wylie

Banana Meter Rating: 10%

Netflix’s messy and annoying sci-fi flick ‘The Adam Project’ knows what it wants to offer audiences, but has no idea what it wants to work towards. From the unnecessarily streamlined narrative to the badly choreographed action to the double dose of Ryan Reynolds’ wisecracking schtick, the movie fails across the board.

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Brandon Siedlik

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

I appreciate a classic 80’s sci-fi movie like “The Adam Project” in 2022, but I wish it was less derivative than this. Too much focus is put in the humor and action, rather the family drama that attaches you from the start. The dynamic between Ryan Reynolds and Walter Scobell is consistently amazing.

Alessandra Rangel

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Although the convoluted plot can be alienating, The Project Adam’s main achievement is the heart with which it is developed. Even Ryan Reynolds, who has more than rehearsed his performing persona, proves that his vibrant and cynically optimistic personality still has enjoyable surprises up his sleeve.

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Matthew Fox

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Ryan Reynolds is fun here, and I liked the basic concept. Some of the CG effects were mediocre and it didn’t feel like the film used its cast that well. It’s a fun ride but not all it could have been.

Matthieu Côté

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

The state-of-the-art VFX & entertaining sci-fi action sequences overcome the familiarities & weaknesses of the script, The Adam Project tries really hard to be emotional and fell flat on that level for me. It’s Ryan Reynolds playing himself again, he brings some laughs & energy into this but can’t hide the feeling of ‘been there, done that.

Steve Kosie

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

A vehicle for Reynolds that feels reminiscent of better movies but with more heart than expected from a Netflix original.

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We Talk Film

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

The Adam Project is looking like 2022’s first big hit film for Netflix. It has a time travel story that’s easy enough to follow. A few more ambitious actions set pieces may have pushed it into the Blockbuster category but what we have here is still a true delight with plenty of heart.

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Renato Vieira

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

An emotionally charged classic tropy adventure that is equal parts fun, dramatic, and funny. The family drama anchors the earnest performances, the spectacle being only the cherry on top. It’s The Last Starfighter for a new generation

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Willem Louw

Banana Meter Rating: 83%

The state-of-the-art VFX & entertaining sci-fi action sequences overcome the familiarities & weaknesses of the script, The Adam Project tries really hard to be emotional and fell flat on that level for me. It’s Ryan Reynolds playing himself again, he brings some laughs & energy into this but can’t hide the feeling of ‘been there, done that.

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Rowan Wood

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

It’s hard not to watch The Adam Project with a smile on your face. The themes may be surface level, but the action is exciting and when the emotion hits, it packs a punch. Apart, Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy are talented; together, they are unstoppable.

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Maxance Vincent

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell & Mark Ruffalo lead a fun sci-fi adventure with terrifically shot (and choreographed) action sequences and a fun and engaging script fully taking advantage of the lead actor’s strengths to solidify its well-placed heart. A shame the uncanny valley deepfake FX department involving its antagonist hinders our visual appreciation of the film.

Nick Lapolla

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

The Adam Project is a movie that plays nostalgia for all the 80’s and early 90’s kids, but brings the story up to date with mixed results.

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MN Miller

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

The Adam Project is a glossy amalgamation of much better action-adventure fare.

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