Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Hollywood Reporter , Screen International , Sun Online , Sunday Mirror [UK]
Total Reviews:
534

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
57% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " While Rowan Joffé attempts to rack up the trills and lay down plenty of false trails, this psychological thriller fails to spark despite the good intentions of a game cast." — Screen International
Posted Sep 1, 2014
60% The Humbling (2014) " Engaging but languid and only intermittingly amusing and provocative." — Screen International
Posted Aug 31, 2014
60% Manglehorn " It is to David Gordon Green's credit that he manages to keep Manglehorn intriguing, even if the film never completely delivers." — Screen International
Posted Aug 31, 2014
20% The Boxtrolls (2014) " It all feels rather simple and lacking in the real cleverness audiences come to expect from such fare." — Screen International
Posted Aug 31, 2014
4/5 39% If I Stay (2014) " While there is tragedy at its centre, it's also about the power of love - among family, friends and lovers." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Aug 28, 2014
93% Birdman (2014) " A technical tour de force, a beautifully performed and smartly scripted black comedy that will leave its audience keen to head back for more ..." — Screen International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
91% Patema Inverted (2014) " Patema Inverted manages to be both exciting and charming and while it may lack a certain 'wow' factor it is an assured and enjoyable piece of storytelling and looks great on the big screen." — Screen International
Posted Aug 26, 2014
40% The Possession of Michael King (2014) " While David Jung's debut film ticks all of the right genre boxes and works well technically it suffers from simply lacking originality and being another in a rather long list of found footage chillers." — Screen International
Posted Aug 22, 2014
7% Septic Man (2014) " While Septic Man might sound on paper like a little gem that Troma might have made, it is rather slow moving fare with much rambling around in dark sewers calling out for aid rather than traditional horror fare." — Screen International
Posted Aug 19, 2014
—— I Am A Knife With Legs " A wonderfully strange and deliriously funny low-budget offering." — Screen International
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " It manages to deliver just what fans of old-style muscular action films will be after." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Aug 14, 2014
21% Into The Storm (2014) " What the film lacks - apart from convincing dialogue - is a sense of humour...or even a real sense of wonder at how terrible nature can be." — Screen International
Posted Aug 7, 2014
71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " If you like your comedy hilariously rude and crude then The Inbetweeners 2 is a must see film." — Screen International
Posted Aug 6, 2014
30% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " While there are some nicely gory moments, the film feels rather uninspired ..." — Screen International
Posted Aug 5, 2014
46% About Alex (2014) " The discussions -- and lingering sexual tensions -- are all rather familiar, but then About Alex isn't trying to reinvent the wheel, instead it simply makes the most of Zwick's gently witty script." — Screen International
Posted Aug 4, 2014
34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " While there is perhaps too much repetition and exposition it is a film that resolutely delivers exactly what its hard-core fan-base is after." — Screen International
Posted Aug 4, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " It may well lack the full-blown A-list casting that defines other Marvel films, but the performances here are all pretty much spot on with the film bristling with energy and entertainment." — Screen International
Posted Jul 24, 2014
61% Hercules (2014) " A stylishly made - if rather familiar - action-adventure that will keep fans of swords-and-sandals films more than happy." — Screen International
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " At its heart, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a classy, exciting genre film that packs in drama, twists and spectacular action." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Jul 10, 2014
50% Set Fire To The Stars " This is a snapshot of a very small period and should be appreciated for its style, rigour and occasional astonishing moments of poetical majesty." — Screen International
Posted Jun 28, 2014
78% Seve " An uneasy rose-tinted blending of striking documentary footage and plodding soap-opera style re-enactment ..." — Screen International
Posted Jun 28, 2014
67% Castles In The Sky " Castles In The Sky may well be modest in scale (and likely to have a greater life on television rather than the big-screen) but it's an entertaining look at a delightfully eccentric and brilliant scientist." — Screen International
Posted Jun 26, 2014
—— Hide And Seek " In the end it flatters to deceive and never really delivers in terms of drama or radical thinking." — Screen International
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " It delivers a compulsive story, great performances and irresistible songs." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2014
87% Exhibition (2014) " Taut, clinical and dryly clever." — Screen International
Posted Jun 16, 2014
89% Downhill " The transition from comedy to gently revelatory drama is nicely handled in James Rouse's engaging low-budget film." — Screen International
Posted Jun 10, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Sometimes the good-natured self-referencing gets in the way, but at its heart the film is a real pleasure, brimming with visual gags, clever word play and breezily silly action scenes ..." — Screen International
Posted Jun 3, 2014
—— Zombeavers " It may well be something of a one-joke film, but is a great joke and one that gets nicely stretched out, though in admittedly familiar fashion." — Screen International
Posted May 29, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " A thoroughly entertaining fantasy romp." — Screen International
Posted May 28, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " A nicely assembled sci-fi film that is breezily exciting if never intellectually challenging." — Screen International
Posted May 22, 2014
68% Jimmy's Hall " A rather static and uninvolving film that ticks all of the right boxes but never really engages emotionally." — Screen International
Posted May 22, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The return of Wolverine and many other original X-Men gives a welcome jolt of familiarity to this complex, funny and often spectacular adventure." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted May 21, 2014
25% Lost River " An over-cooked affair that lacks much needed wit and humour to go alongside its self-aware art intentions." — Screen International
Posted May 20, 2014
89% Foxcatcher (2014) " A wonderfully taut and thoughtfully unnerving drama ..." — Screen International
Posted May 19, 2014
63% Saint Laurent " Succeeds as a warts and all (booze, drugs, sex etc) story of a legendary fashion designer ..." — Screen International
Posted May 18, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " This smartly paced sequel does a great job of drawing out the lead characters, expanding the world they exist in and adding in some warm hearted and moving moments." — Screen International
Posted May 16, 2014
57% Party Girl " A fascinating, raw and often powerful interweaving of fact and fiction ..." — Screen International
Posted May 16, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " [An] exciting and entertaining romp that has enough twists and turns - and astute back-story - to keep film lovers happy, and enough city smashing devastation to impress genre fans." — Screen International
Posted May 11, 2014
100% Next Goal Wins (2014) " Proves to be a charming and intoxicating sports documentary as it follows the brave and stoical attempt by American Samoa's national team to break the worst losing record in the history of the international game." — Screen International
Posted May 2, 2014
7% Plastic (2014) " A rather plodding and simplistic crime film that despite its slick locations and action-moments lacks the charm and energy to help it stand out." — Screen International
Posted May 2, 2014
52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " Aimed fair and square at those who saw production, or who wished they had ..." — Screen International
Posted Apr 30, 2014
100% Gabriel " Rory Culkin is mesmeric in writer/director Lou Howe's striking film about a mentally disturbed young man, an while the film may tread familiar downbeat territory at times it is hard to forget Culkin's impressive lead performance." — Screen International
Posted Apr 28, 2014
63% In Your Eyes " It has the perfect balance of humour and tenderness, with just a dash of danger and even melodrama on the side." — Screen International
Posted Apr 23, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " An enjoyable - if rather unwieldy at times - adventure romp." — Screen International
Posted Apr 8, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Perhaps too low-key to really draw the hard-core horror crowd, The Quiet Ones prefers a slow-burn sense of dread rather than hard-core blood-and-guts, and to a certain extent is all the better for it." — Screen International
Posted Apr 8, 2014
67% Flex Is Kings (2014) " An enjoyably breezy documentary that offers real insight into the body-moving routines." — Screen International
Posted Apr 7, 2014
44% Khumba (2013) " This bright and frothy animated animal romp may well be rather familiar, but it still offers plenty of fun and enjoyment for the young ones." — Screen International
Posted Apr 7, 2014
81% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " The film... may be rather too padded with tangentially linked contemporary interviews, but at its heart there is some wonderful material and a gripping real-life story." — Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2014
44% In the Blood (2014) " While dialogue is still not yet her strong point, the trademark Carano fighting moves, muscular sexuality and her graceful ease show that she is becoming better and better." — Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2014
48% Rio 2 (2014) " As a delightfully bright and breezy bit of 3D animated entertainment Rio 2 hits the sweet spot, and will no doubt be a box office hit with its blend of good-natured jungle adventure, songs and gags." — Screen International
Posted Mar 27, 2014
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