Clark Collis

Clark Collis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
BBC , Empire Magazine , Entertainment Weekly
Total Reviews:
56

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 88% RoboCop (1987) " A sardonic but perfectly-realised depiction of a mayhem-fuelled near future." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2014
C 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Yvonne Strahovski makes for one of the least believable big screen scientists since Denise Richards' infamous turn as Dr. Christmas Jones." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 24, 2014
C+ 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " The leads are appealing but the best scares will be familiar to anyone who has seen the previous films - or, for that matter, the trailer." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 6, 2014
B- 35% Aftershock (2013) " Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth?" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 10, 2013
C+ 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " Unfortunately, no one involved seems to have bent over backwards to make the movie either original or even all that scary." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2013
B- 39% Dark Skies (2013) " Sci-fi and horror fans know to keep watching the skies - but they won't be missing too much if they decide to skip this." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2013
C+ 4% Movie 43 (2013) " It is utterly disgusting throughout." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2013
B- 10% A Haunted House (2013) " Harkens back to the initial days of the oughties spoof craze, when screenwriters actually lampooned film genres rather than whatever the hell happened to catch their eye on YouTube as they sought inspiration." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2013
B- 37% The Collection (2012) " Remarkably, the result manages to be both more preposterous and more efficient than its predecessor, with a couple of deaths occurring so swiftly they border on the subliminal." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 28, 2012
C+ 51% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) " So gruelingly violent you half wonder if director John Hyams' goal is to make the audience get up and leave the theater rather than be party to the brutality." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 28, 2012
B- 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) " During the film's final sequence the director explains all while also suggesting that the franchise's nuttiest days are, remarkably, yet to come." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2012
C- 5% The Cold Light of Day (2012) " Apes The Bourne Identity so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2012
C+ 11% Gone (2012) " Which stinks worse? The absurdly large pile of red herrings Gone amasses? Or the film's sub-Scooby Doo conclusion?" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2012
C+ 6% The Devil Inside (2012) " The Devil Inside's biggest shock arrives when it abruptly ends - just as it hits its stride." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 7, 2012
C+ 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) " Fans of sophisticated humor may feel empathy with, if not sympathy for, the lead character on those many occasions he is kicked in the nuts." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2011
4/5 100% Curse of the Demon (1958) " Night Of The Demon packs a powerful punch despite featuring no gore or, demon excepted, much in the way of special effects." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2011
B 20% Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009) Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 14, 2011
B+ 72% Monsters (2010) " The result impresses thanks to the lead actors' performances and Edwards' skilled efforts. But it should come with a warning: ''Here be (not many) monsters.''" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2010
4/5 94% Ghost in the Shell (1996) " This is exactly the kind of film that James Cameron would make if they ever let him through the Disney front gates." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2010
C+ 30% Survival of the Dead (2010) " There are some memorable images, including the sight of a beautiful, horse-riding ''dead head.'' But for much of the movie, Van Sprang's zombie fatigue seems to be an echo of Romero's own." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 26, 2010
C- 20% Legion (2010) " Alas, after a brisk start, the script turns out to be a rough and humorless beast slouching its way towards utter ludicrousness." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2010
C+ 41% Armored (2009) " Alas, Armored is one predictable and forgettable movie that should consider itself very lucky not to have gone straight to DVD." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2009
B+ 85% Skin (2009) " Skin is a tragic, enraging, and uplifting tale." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2009
C+ 28% Pandorum (2009) " As always, Foster sells the hell out of his role but non-sci-fi fans may well themselves be driven mad long before the end." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2009
B- 32% Tennessee (2009) " Tennessee veers dangerously 
close to made-for-TV territory. But you utterly believe the bond between the siblings, and Rothenberg excels in his role of a protective older bro who also happens to be a haunted binge drinker." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2009
C 29% 12 Rounds (2009) " Harlin makes good use of both the architecture of the city and of his formidably muscled leading man. But you will probably find yourself praying for this duel's knock-out punch to arrive long before it actually does." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 30, 2009
B 43% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) " The planet-hopping children have special talents -- telekinesis, telepathy etc. -- although it is the high-wattage lovability of Mr. Rock that's the real superpower on display here." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 18, 2009
B 25% Friday the 13th (2009) " This film is (be)head and shoulders above the recently reanimated likes of Prom Night and My Bloody Valentine." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 13, 2009
C+ 29% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) " Sheen and Nighy do their best with the material, but this is easily the worst Underworld so far." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 26, 2009
C+ 57% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) " What really leaps out at you about My Bloody Valentine 3-D is its lack of imagination." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 21, 2009
B- 11% The Unborn (2009) " Goyer has penned many scripts superior to this one, but he does make sure you're never far away from a big 'Boo!'" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2009
C+ 19% Dark Streets (2008) " The flimsy plot -- less a whodunit than an isn't-it-screamingly-obvious-that-that-guy-done-it! -- will have thriller fans singing the blues." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2008
C+ 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) " On the plus side, Punisher: War Zone has one of the all-time great 
 B-movie last lines: 'Oh, God, now I've got brains splattered all over me!'" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2008
B+ 58% Quarantine (2008) " Quarantine director John Erick Dowdle and co-writing brother Drew wisely stick close to the told-from-the-cameraman's point-of-view template of the terrific original." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2008
A- 53% The Foot Fist Way (2006) " The Foot Fist Way is not short on broad physical humor. But Simmons is a brilliantly detailed grotesque capable of withstanding comparison to his most obvious inspiration, Ricky Gervais' Office boss David Brent." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 30, 2008
B 50% Then She Found Me (2007) " Hunt's performance is terrific and far more nuanced than her Oscar-winning turn in As Good as It Gets. As an actress, she helps make her director look very good indeed." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2008
D 8% Prom Night (2008) " There's no need to wear a corsage to Prom Night. And leaving your higher brain functions at home might be a good idea, too." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2008
B- 60% Bra Boys (2008) " An often fascinating but awkward mix." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2008
3/5 77% Bad Lieutenant (1992) " Keitel is onscreen for pretty much the entire movie and clearly relishes the opportunity of playing someone not so much teetering on the abyss as leaping off with a grand piano manacled to each ankle." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2008
C- 7% Shutter (2008) " Will the next terror-minded remake involve a possessed telegraph machine or a grudge-minded ox and cart? Neither option could be any lamer than the shock-free Shutter." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2008
B- 22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) " If you thought National Lampoon's Vacation films were at least okay, then Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a decent enough way to spend two hours." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 6, 2008
C+ 2% Meet the Spartans (2008) " The result in Meet the Spartans is less classic Mel Brooks than middling Best Week Ever." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 30, 2008
B- 16% Untraceable (2008) " Lane skillfully sells the tech-heavy script. But after a much-too-early reveal of the murderer's identity, the 'low battery' signal starts to flash on this film by thriller specialist Gregory Hoblit." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 24, 2008
B+ 63% Buenos Aires, 1977 (Cronica de una fuga) (2008) " Blessed with great performances; director Israel Adri├ín Caetano lets events speak -- and plead and weep -- for themselves." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 28, 2007
B 78% Desert Bayou (2007) " The lengthy and often heartbreaking interview sequences in the second half ultimately reveal a story that is, metaphorically at least, a tad less black-and-white." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2007
3/5 59% Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) " This big-budget, noble-but-dull account of the run up to Pearl Harbour is high on historical veracity but low on drama." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 97% Bullitt (1968) " Stlick, stylish and ineffably cool, this was perhaps McQueen's defining role. Also mention goes to the uncreditied star of the film; San Francisco." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2005
4/5 50% Any Given Sunday (1999) " Despite the film's multifarious faults, which also include a truly rotten cameo from Stone himself as a sports commentator, there can be no argument that this is one of the most visually exciting experiences you will have this year..." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 3, 2001
4/5 35% The Man Who Cried (2000) " An achingly beautiful and quite touching movie." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2001
2/5 80% The Green Mile (1999) " There is no doubt that the director has mistaken size for quality with bum-numbing consequences." — BBC
Posted Apr 17, 2001
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