Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
64% The Dead Lands (2015) "An energetic, glossy and exciting New Zealand Maori action-adventure. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2015
62% 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
64% 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
72% 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 "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
100% 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
0% 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 "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
13% 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
89% 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
76% Get Santa "Get Santa is a thoroughly enjoyable romp, blessed with a spot-on performance by Jim Broadbent, who is quite irresistible in the role of Santa Claus, a part that seems tailor-made for him. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 28, 2014
81% Black Sea (2015) "Though a contemporary story, it plays out like an old-fashioned dramatic-thriller, and while lacking standout action sequences it sustains itself thanks to atmosphere and performances rather than special effects and grandstanding sequences. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 25, 2014
90% Metalhead (2015) "Beautifully shot and engagingly noisy. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 24, 2014
98% Paddington (2015) "Has charm, fun and a glossy sense of adventure to spare. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 19, 2014
98% Song Of The Sea (2014) "A quite delightful piece of magical animation. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 18, 2014
85% The Mule (2014) "A darkly amusing Australian comedy that deftly dwells on some of the more unpleasant physical side effects of being a drug smuggler. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "No guns-blazing thriller, this is an old-fashioned code-cracking drama. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 13, 2014
11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? "While there are pockets of innocent humour and childish antics it lacks a much-needed sense of fun. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 11, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "While this Part 1 is light on old-fashioned adventure it does offer up a tough - and at times moving - transition for its lead character. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 10, 2014
83% The Tribe (2015) "A strange and oddly immersive film that makes it audience really work but in the end delivers something rare and original. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 5, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "In the end you can only applaud its sheer sense of scale, drama, excitement and willingness to take that extra step. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 30, 2014
33% Before I Disappear (2014) "Stylish and beautifully shot. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
23% Love, Rosie (2015) "In the end it all feels rather heavy-handed and over-laden with music cues to the extent that the story rarely gets a chance to breathe and properly develop. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 21, 2014
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