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:
491

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
72% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " An enjoyable - if rather unwieldy at times - adventure romp." — Screen International
Posted Apr 8, 2014
50% 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
—— Flex Is Kings (2014) " An enjoyably breezy documentary that offers real insight into the body-moving routines." — Screen International
Posted Apr 7, 2014
50% 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
76% 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
45% 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
47% 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
93% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " An engagingly left-field variation of the 'rock band on tour' film." — Screen International
Posted Mar 24, 2014
100% Animals " It is a grippingly gritty and bleak film." — Screen International
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " See [Winslet's] name on the opening credits and it's a good bet that what's to follow will be a classy, high-end production." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Captain America: The Winter Soldier delivers big-time in terms of thrills and entertainment and should deliver hefty returns as one of the first genuine tent-pole releases of the year." — Screen International
Posted Mar 20, 2014
—— Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " A pacy, funny romp through a very individual life." — Screen International
Posted Mar 16, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " A naïve but rather ambitious Bonnie and Clyde couple takes on the New York mob in Raymond De Felitta's impressively sustained and well performed drama." — Screen International
Posted Mar 16, 2014
4/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " A high-octane epic, the slick, exciting and often funny Need For Speed delivers enough intense car chase entertainment to keep petrolheads more than happy." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2014
—— The Legend Of Shorty " An absorbing delve into the life and times of one Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka El Chapo...meaning 'shorty') ..." — Screen International
Posted Mar 9, 2014
34% Odd Thomas (2014) " The film never really veers enough away from Buffy The Vampire Slayer territory to mark it as a serious groundbreaking genre contender." — Screen International
Posted Mar 5, 2014
2/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Will you be shocked, outraged, titillated? No, just bored." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Will you be shocked, outraged, titillated? No, just bored." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
25% Goodbye World (2014) " Director Denis Henry Hennelly's film... trades on its self-aware glibness and strong young cast to come up with a film that may be easy to snipe at, but wears its heart on its sleeve, is engagingly performed, beautifully shot and always absorbing." — Screen International
Posted Feb 18, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Wears its fuzzy good intentions as a badge of honour but gets weighed down by the sheer sweep of its epic tale and its decision to resort to special effects when acting (and a trimmed down script) might well have carried the story." — Screen International
Posted Feb 13, 2014
27% A Long Way Down (2014) " A charmingly played film about how life can offer up a second chance at the most unlikely of moments and how unexpected friendships can offer fresh perspectives." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2014
100% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter " A delightfully mannered and eccentric delight." — Screen International
Posted Feb 7, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Wes Anderson's beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable The Grand Budapest Hotel sees the director deliver his best film." — Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2014
53% Cuban Fury (2014) " [An] amiable and rather enjoyable dance comedy ..." — Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " Despite a few classy effects-driven moments it spirals to a rather flat and forgettable ending." — Screen International
Posted Feb 5, 2014
73% The Pirate Fairy (2014) " The film is impressively animated 3-D fun, and while never ground-breaking and overly reliant on a saccharine-sweet sensibility, this edition in the series smartly racks up the action ..." — Screen International
Posted Feb 4, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " An action-packed animated romp that will attract - and maybe even educate - a young audience, and might even strike a chord with reluctant older adults who recall the original cartoons from the 1960s." — Screen International
Posted Feb 2, 2014
—— War Story " A dense and taut drama, a study on post-traumatic stress disorder that at its best is strikingly tense and heavy with sadness." — Screen International
Posted Jan 28, 2014
—— Viktoria " It is just far too long for its own good and at times lumbers under the weight of its ambitious structure." — Screen International
Posted Jan 28, 2014
83% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " Ping Pong Summer may well feel rather familiar, but there is a lot of good-natured and very accessible fun to be had about its tale of one 13-year-old's dream of glory on the table tennis table." — Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2014
80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " A sure-fire, tear-jerking, audience pleaser, the engaging and moving Belgian film The Broken Circle Breakdown wears it heart resolutely on its sleeve, blending love, friendship, grief and drama with some romping and rousing bluegrass tunes." — Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2014
99% Gloria (2014) " A delightfully astute and compassionate delve into the life of a 58 year-old divorcee looking for company, romance and perhaps even love." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
—— The Mice Room (Odet el feran) " It impressively details six different people living their lives in the bustling city." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
100% Concerning Violence " Makes for compulsive and at times disturbing viewing as it tackles colonial rule head on, benefiting from singer Lauryn Hill's striking narration ... taken from psychologist/philosopher Frantz Fanon's anticolonial text, The Wretched Of The Earth." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
—— Neposlusni (The Disobedient) " A lush and lyrical tale, rich in its presentation of tantalising pastoral romance set against a beautiful sunbaked landscape." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
—— Marmato " Offers a fascinating glimpse into life in a tough and resilient community where they are struggling to protect their way of life." — Screen International
Posted Jan 19, 2014
83% Lilting " A deft and delicate drama." — Screen International
Posted Jan 17, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The film is littered with some genuinely tense and exciting action sequences, with Branagh proving he can direct the complex fight scenes as well as he can the monologues." — Screen International
Posted Jan 15, 2014
—— Vino Veritas (2014) " The performances are all on the mark and while there are times when the dialogue falters, this is a smartly made film and an easy one to watch." — Screen International
Posted Jan 15, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) " It rarely feels original or even genre-challenging enough to really mark itself as a fresh look at the horror film." — Screen International
Posted Jan 14, 2014
36% Summer in February (2014) " The film is at its best when the majestic countryside and the blossoming romance combine perfectly." — Screen International
Posted Jan 14, 2014
98% The Rocket (2014) " The visually stunning location of Laos provides an enthralling and evocative backdrop for director/screenwriter Kim Mordaunt's engaging film The Rocket, a lush and bruising coming-of-age story." — Screen International
Posted Jan 6, 2014
47% Raze (2014) " It is rare starring role for Zoe Bell, and she certainly has the physical presence to more than hold her own." — Screen International
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " This earnest account of the life of the late South African leader is a powerful film, driven by a wonderful performance by Idris Elba." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 98% Mud (2013) " Mud might feel old fashioned and familiar but it is also a delicate and atmospheric film rarely made by Hollywood these days." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " Adrenaline packed petrol-head entertainment." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 31, 2013
95% Stories We Tell (2013) " Tender, thoughtful and complex." — Screen International
Posted Dec 31, 2013
40% The Harry Hill Movie " A broad and resolutely silly film that has moments of oddball pleasure but in the end feels like an extended series of skits that eventually run out of steam." — Screen International
Posted Dec 23, 2013
79% Quartet (2013) " Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut is an affectionate, moving and charming film that offers a series of wonderful roles for a distinguished cast of veteran British performers." — Screen International
Posted Dec 22, 2013
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Yes it is provocative, funny, smart, wry and challenging (though never sexy) but it is also a remarkable project brimming with bold and often thoughtful performances." — Screen International
Posted Dec 18, 2013
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