Marc Lee

Marc Lee

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Marc Lee's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) "It is a hugely enjoyable romp, but compellingly spiked throughout with little stabs of anxiety. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 19, 2015
5/5 88% American Beauty (1999) "With its parade of neurotics, psychotics, bigots and deceivers, American Beauty is an endlessly rewatchable black comedy. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 22, 2015
5/5 92% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) "As Mulligan so deftly demonstrates, the story is in the characters, their failings and fragility, their heroism and nobility of spirit. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 3, 2015
5/5 98% Sunset Boulevard (1950) "Rarely is fiction shot through so glitteringly with real life. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 22, 2015
5/5 96% Double Indemnity (1944) "Film noir is the most intoxicating of Hollywood cocktails, and none is more potent than Double Indemnity. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 20, 2015
100% Whisky Galore (1949) "One of three Ealing comedies released in 1949 (the others were Passport to Pimlico and Kind Hearts and Coronets), and remains by far the sharpest, freshest and most resonant. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 27, 2014
4/5 75% Cool Runnings (1993) "Cool Runnings is a charming tale of determined underdogs, with plenty of laughs, moments of real tension, and five engaging performances. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 18, 2014
5/5 91% Edward Scissorhands (1990) "Burton's modern fairytale has an almost palpably personal feel: it is told gently, subtly and with infinite sympathy for an outsider who charms the locals but then inadvertently arouses their baser instincts. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 17, 2014
4/5 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, featuring his heroic man-and-dog duo, Wallace and Gromit, is Park at his sublimely silly best. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 26, 2013
4/5 94% Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) "Planes,Trains and Automobiles is a very funny film. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 24, 2013
94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) "The inspirational, thoroughly festive ending is guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/5 93% Elena (2012) "[An] understated but gripping drama about family ties, about the way that sometimes tensions vie with tenderness in even the closest relationships. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2012
4/5 93% Room 237 (2013) "Lots of what they say is bonkers; all of it is engrossing. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/5 No Score Yet Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (2012) "Celebration Day is a celebration of rock 'n' roll at its most moving, magical and magnificent. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 24, 2012
2/5 22% When the Lights Went Out "Director Pat Holden delivers a few effective shocks but overcooks the climax. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 86% Queen - Hungarian Rhapsody: Live In Budapest '86 (2012) "The Hungarian authorities, deeming it a historic occasion, deployed a vast film crew to record the gig, here crisply remastered in HD with surround sound. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 63% Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012) "Goes a long way towards explaining the emptiness and isolation that characterise his work. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro "Robert Gu├ędiguian's affecting blend of social grit and domestic tenderness steers clear of sentimentality - just. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 88% Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) "Southern and Lovelace skilfully interweave footage of the wondrous, thunderous racket of the gig with Murphy's morning-after reflections on why he bailed out at the height of his success ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3/5 39% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) "Presents more ripped flesh and spilt guts but in a new, sunnier setting - a wedding reception at a sprawling country mansion. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 31, 2012
2/5 16% A Few Best Men (2015) "The humour never rises above the level of burp, puke and fart jokes ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 80% The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011) "A likeable cast of unknowns wriggle convincingly through the awkwardness of late adolescence in first-time director David Robert Mitchell's low-key indie drama. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 77% Samsara (2012) "Twenty years after the breathtaking spectacle of Baraka, director Ron Fricke once more interleaves images of extraordinary natural beauty with rather less lovely sequences ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 71% Cockneys vs Zombies (2013) "A satisfying mix of gore and gorblimey charm ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 30, 2012
5/5 99% Apocalypse Now (1979) "It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 26, 2011
3/5 48% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011) "A release aimed at the half-term crowd, but accompanying adults will find plenty to enjoy, too. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 26, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) "Well, it's not as good as the original movie. It is darker and harsher in tone and the comedy is more cruel. It's also cruder. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 25, 2011
2/5 59% Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2011) "The story of "the greatest hairdresser who ever lived" isn't given enough historical context: one of his Sixties contemporaries, designer Mary Quant, is on hand to reminisce, but the rest of the decade is merely a blur in the background. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 20, 2011
3/5 44% Third Star (2010) "Dalton's first feature doesn't quite reach the philosophical depths she appears to be aiming for, but Cumberbatch keeps sentimentality at bay, and the ending is almost unbearably poignant. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 19, 2011
2/5 94% Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) (2011) "Morales overdoes the Grand Guignol until we're numbed into submission. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 19, 2011
3/5 94% Win Win (2011) "Riffs engagingly on the quiet desperation of ordinary, decent folk who find themselves in a fix, who take the wrong road for the right reasons. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 19, 2011
4/5 91% Fire in Babylon (2011) "You don't need to know your silly mid off from your square leg to enjoy Fire in Babylon, a riveting account of the glory days of West Indian cricket. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 19, 2011
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "For the most part the action romps along, spurred by some impressive special effects. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 12, 2010
4/5 91% The Secret of Kells (2010) "The look of the film is simply ravishing. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 30, 2010
4/5 96% The Social Network (2010) "We're talking the internet here, so The Social Network, an analysis of events that took place all of seven years ago, is an ancient history lesson. But it's an illuminating, thoroughly engrossing one. Thrilling, too. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 28, 2010
4/5 80% The Hole (2012) "Dante delivers some terrific spine-tingling chills on the way towards a disappointingly overblown climax. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 23, 2010
4/5 87% Budrus (2010) "An unsettling but finally uplifting experience. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 23, 2010
4/5 53% I'm Still Here (2010) "It is an astonishing film -- hilarious, revealing and, at times, genuinely shocking. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/5 56% The Kid (2010) "Nick Moran -- like Casey Affleck, an actor-turned-director -- marshals his relentlessly grim material unflinchingly, and Rupert Friend, as the adult Kevin, is engaging and convincing in a complex role. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 16, 2010
1/5 31% Night of the Demons (2010) "A load of overwrought nonsense in which the souls of seven twentysomethings are imperilled when they disturb the undead quietly mouldering in the basement. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/5 41% The Horde (La Horde) (2010) "The good guys and the bad guys must cooperate if they are to escape. Scenes of extreme carnage ensue. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 16, 2010
1/5 45% Just Wright (2010) "Utterly predictable, unbearably trite. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 16, 2010
5/5 99% Metropolis (1927) "An eternal masterpiece. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2010
2/5 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) "Milla Jovovich sashays through the ludicrous mayhem once more, this time in 3D. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2010
3/5 80% Cyrus (2010) "It's funny, but edgy, too: you feel as if something very bad could happen at any moment. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2010
4/5 68% The Runaways (2010) "Fanning captures Currie's surly "Cherry Bomb" style effectively, particularly when dolled up in the notorious white basque that Currie is remembered for; Stewart is even better as the furiously smouldering Jett. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 10, 2010
3/5 50% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) "Oddly understated, it's nevertheless as unnerving a vision of disintegration in suburbia as you'd expect from director Werner Herzog and producer David Lynch. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 10, 2010
2/5 12% Jonah Hex (2010) "It's a loud and subtle-as-a-sledgehammer assault on the senses, though, at 81 minutes, mercifully short. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 2, 2010
2/5 17% When in Rome (2010) "You know from the start of Mark Steven Johnson's silly, sunny romcom how it's going to end. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 30, 2010
94% The Dark Knight (2008) "It's one of this year's most haunting cinematic experiences. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 16, 2008
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