Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Mark Adams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mirror [UK], Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Sun Online, Sunday Mirror [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Horse Money (2015) "A visual and poetical treat that delves into lives, issues and traumas of residents of the grim (but oddly beautiful through Costa's camera) Lisbon neighbourhood of Fontainhas. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 22, 2015
75% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "[A] rather enjoyable and tender film. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 21, 2015
No Score Yet Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love) "The film works well in terms of its visual and its immersive sound design, but not so much as a story about real people. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 3, 2015
50% Closer To God (2015) "An ambitious, thoughtful and provocative take on the Frankenstein story. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 1, 2015
60% Robot Overlords (2015) "Robot Overlords is an engaging action romp that moves at a nice pace but eventually gets rather let down by effects efforts that are compromised by the film's low-budget origins. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 29, 2015
100% Song From The Forest (2015) "An immersive delight. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 81% Man Up "A thoroughly enjoyable, delightfully honest movie, with a smattering of brilliantly witty lines. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
94% I Believe in Unicorns (2015) "A dreamy and quirkily twisted coming-of-age story. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 26, 2015
No Score Yet Qissa: The Ghost Is A Lonely Traveller "A strangely compelling blend of gender-switching romance, drama and ghost story. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2015
64% We Are Monster "While there are times when it almost sinks under the weight of its sense of dark anger and depression, it is Leeshon Alexander fine performance that keeps it from sinking under. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 12, 2015
43% Gerontophilia (2015) "Gently challenging (it is the first of LaBruce's films without any sexually explicit content), beautifully shot and rather engaging at times. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "An absorbing and insightful delve into how the band defined the post-punk -- and consciously flamboyant UK -- music scene and went on to be an international phenomenon. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
100% 45 Years "Andrew Haigh's wonderfully performed 45 Years is an elegant and restrained film that dwells on how an apparently happy union can be tormented by an echo from the past. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 20, 2015
No Score Yet Margarita, With A Straw "Intriguing and enjoyable. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 15, 2015
65% Reaching for the Moon (2013) "A resolutely melodramatic film that feels engagingly old-fashioned as it revels in its lesbian love-triangle storyline. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2015
66% The Dead Lands (2015) "An energetic, glossy and exciting New Zealand Maori action-adventure. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2015
67% 5 to 7 (2015) "A lush cross-cultural romance all set against the dreamy backdrop of Manhattan, writer/director Victor Lewin's rather old-fashioned but generously witty film ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to its literary tale of an unlikely romance. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 30, 2015
69% She's Lost Control (2015) "An astutely cold and compelling psychological drama. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 18, 2015
100% Of Horses and Men (2015) "Erlingsson makes wonderful use of the striking landscape as he weaves together a series of interlinking stories which veers from darkly amusing tales of death and sex through to more disturbing fare. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
76% Suite Française "Suite Française ticks all the right boxes as a classy literary adaptation, favouring a heightened sense of soap opera romance over gritty drama. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
40% Treading Water (2015) "A gentle charmer punctuated with a series of nicely judged performance and an increasing sense of magical realism. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
76% Hyena (2015) "Visually arresting and brutally slick, writer-director Gerard Johnson's second feature Hyena is a tough crime thriller that, while it may not be for the faint-hearted, is made with control and real skill. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 9, 2015
79% Bluebird (2014) "A gloomy and self-consciously bleak and cold drama, Bluebird is driven by a series of strong performances that give the modest and inhospitable drama it might otherwise lack. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 25, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "A tense and exciting action-drama about a young British soldier caught out of his depth on the mean streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland in the early years of the Troubles. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 23, 2015
5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "Don't be put off with all of the mentions of violence. Yes, bloodletting is at the core of the movie, and the ending is as downbeat as the opening scenes. But, gosh, you know you have been to see a great film. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Feb 22, 2015
88% Traitors "A slick and spiky drama that presents an alternate view of life for young people in Morocco. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "A film that is reassuringly watchable, easy on the eye and does have more than a few moments to make you smile and laugh. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2015
42% Knight of Cups (2016) "It is an elegant and strikingly shot film that revels in a series of wonderfully shot locations ... and will likely enrapture fans of Malick's very individual style. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 8, 2015
87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "An entertaining and absorbing film that interweaves several story strands and comes up with an enthralling portrait of a man whose powers may be fading but who still searches for answers. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 8, 2015
7% Queen of the Desert "While enjoyable in parts, its episodic pacing lets down the real-life story of a bold and remarkable woman. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2015
80% Durak "A wonderfully constructed film that takes a subtle-yet-angry swipe at the state of modern Russia. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% Dreamcatcher (2015) "A film that veers between amusing and absorbing through to grim and depressing. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 91% The Departed (2006) "Bloody, brutal and brilliant -- DiCaprio and Nicholson shine in the crime movie of 2006. " ‐ Sunday Mirror [UK]
Posted Jan 25, 2015
100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "It is sophisticated yet innocent, and while always accessible for young fans it never suffers from a lack of dialogue, with the straightforward and breezy story easy to follow and fun to enjoy. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2015
12% Mortdecai (2015) "It aims for knowing slapstick but ends up feeling like an extended skit with the joke outstaying its welcome. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2015
69% The Foxy Merkins (2014) "Monahan's stand-up background shows through as she delivers many of the witty one-liners. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2015
63% Son of a Gun (2015) "The film is a little hit-and-miss at times, but when McGregor is front-and-centre it has real energy and you are reminded just what a fine screen performer he is. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "A thoughtful and at times unnervingly sly film that makes the very most of the burgeoning star power of Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 16, 2015
96% Argo (2012) "With star -- and the film's director -- Ben Affleck sporting his best bushy beard and playing a genial spook, Argo turns out to be an enjoyable and polished spy thriller. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Jan 13, 2015
63% Still Life (2015) "A mannered and rather familiar dark comedy-drama, Uberto Pasolini's attractively structured British-set film is given life and depth by a striking performance by Eddie Marsan. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 12, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "A delicious blend of streetwise savvy and old-fashioned espionage motifs. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 12, 2015
90% Wild (2014) "The thoughtfully rugged Wild is the perfect awards vehicle for the resurgent Reese Witherspoon. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 5, 2015
97% We Are the Best! (2014) "A bright, breezy and thoroughly enjoyable story of three teenage punkettes who strain and struggle to life, love and music in Stockholm in the early 1980s. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 4, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The film is rarely truly scary despite a smattering of chilling moments. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 1, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "While this time round the violence is pretty mild (the series is chasing the younger action-crowd) and packed with rather familiar chase scenes there are still some action sequences that deliver ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 1, 2015
30% Loitering With Intent (2015) "While the film never reaches massive dramatic heights, its genial warmth and gentle comedy win through, with Tomei and Rockwell delivering terrific performances that ground the film and give the other cast room to play around. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 22, 2014
No Score Yet I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced "Powerful, moving and provocative ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 12, 2014
4/5 93% Enchanted (2007) "This delightfully funny and smart family film certainly lives up to its title. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2014
82% R100 (2015) "Japanese filmmaker Hitoshi Matsumoto delivers another delightfully skewed and oddball film. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 9, 2014
No Score Yet A Wonderful Christmas Time "Following on from his film Benny & Jolene, it marks out Adams as savvy talent able to bring out the best in his talented cast. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 9, 2014
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