From L to R, Lee Thomas (Host of "CriticLee Speaking") Tom Santilli (host/producer of "MovieShow Plus") and TheOnlyCritic himself: Nate Adams after taping "CriticLee Speaking" at Fox 2 in Detroit.

Nate Adams is a professional, Michigan based, online and print critic for film, theatre, and television. A 2017 graduate of Siena Heights University, in which he received his degree for Theatre-Speech Communications, and proud member of the Detroit Film Critics society, he is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic with his reviews widely publicized and seen across national platforms (including Movietickets.com), he was even a featured guest critic on FOX 2 Detroit's acclaimed series "CriticLee Speaking" with Lee Thomas. Nate travels around the state reviewing many local theatre productions in Southeastern, Michigan into Metro Detroit, including the coveted Broadway in Detroit series that houses professional tours from all across the country. In addition to his reviews, Nate has served as a Juror and is the current film programmer for the Adrian International Film Festival, and has done red carpet interviews with the likes of Bo Burnham, Will Poulter, Flo Rida, John Boyega and Bruce Campbell. In addition, Nate covers the Cinetopia film festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Toronto Film Festival in Canada. 


Nate’s background also includes stints as an Editor in Chief for Odyssey Online based in New York City, and the Entertainment Editor for Siena Heights newspaper: Spectra. Currently, he’s the Film Critic for The Clinton Local (where he was nominated for Rookie Writer of the Year by the Michigan Press Association) and often accepts freelance work from various independent outlets.. 


You can hear Nate weekly on the "Keep it Simple Stupid" podcast with Robert Gifford. (Click on the show logo to be taken to the official page below)

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Nate's quote was used in the marketing campaign for the major Warner Bros. Pictures release of "Just Mercy"

Check out Nate's TIFF coverage for the television show MOVIE SHOW PLUS 


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Click on the Rotten Tomatoes logo to be taken to Nate's official critic page. 


Excerpts used from Nate's reviews 


Nate's former talk show for the Spectra News Network