Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Hollywood Reporter , Screen International , Sun Online , Sunday Mirror [UK]
Total Reviews:
559

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% Love, Rosie " 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
No Score Yet Trash " An engagingly freewheeling romp through the grittier side of Brazil, focusing on political corruption and police brutality as it weaves its story of a handful of slum kids who come across information that could bring down a corrupt official. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 19, 2014
3/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " While this special-effects laden action fest may not tick any highbrow cultural boxes it is a deliciously daft bit of entertainment - frenetic and full of fun. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 16, 2014
33% Serena " The film is rather watchable, defined by impressive performances, striking production design and lustrous cinematography. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " It's Lord Of The Flies meets Lost, but in a good way. " ‐ Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 9, 2014
8% Drive Hard (2014) " Delivers a goodly amount of good natured action fun but in the end suffers from being just too low-key for its own good. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 5, 2014
31% Annabelle (2014) " Delivers only a few genuine scary moments as it attempts to press some expected spooky buttons. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 3, 2014
90% For Those In Peril (2014) " There are certainly a lot of good things going on in For Those In Peril, but in the end its ambition out-weighs its artistic impact. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 29, 2014
83% Man from Reno " A stylishly made genre film that revels in its old-fashioned sense of mystery and suspense. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 26, 2014
40% The Editor " A well worked and occasionally well-sustained satire of the wonderfully sleazy Italian murder-mystery melodramas from the 1960s to the '80s ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 18, 2014
40% Samba " A well-meaning and occasionally joyous film that is ultimately too scattershot in its format and tone to really work. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 18, 2014
67% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Scott Frank's impressively dour and dangerous crime-thriller is the perfect vehicle for Liam Neeson to play a tough and troubled investigator who find himself caught up in a deadly and disturbing case that is like nothing he has ever tackled before. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 17, 2014
100% Beyond the Lights (2014) " A rather watchable film that is reminiscent of The Bodyguard (sans the stalker sub-plot) that also works well as warm-hearted romance with soap opera elements. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2014
85% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) " A delightfully droll tale of bloody revenge. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
92% Top Five (2014) " Fresh, accessible, delightfully performed and downright hilarious. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
50% The Keeping Room " A tough and rather merciless film that makes no bones about the horrors of war. It is also a strong and strident story of how three very different women unite as they defend their home and each other. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
71% A Little Chaos (2015) " Yes it lacks real dramatic edge and may be seen as a typical British period costume film, but it is also a classily made pleasure that will delight its target audience. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2014
85% The Good Lie (2014) " A drama that takes pains to sidestep some message-movie conventions but nonetheless fails to deliver an appreciably memorable or thought-provoking experience. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 8, 2014
No Score Yet Shelter " Despite being beautifully shot it is often familiar fare that ticks lots of cliché boxes. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 8, 2014
79% The Riot Club (Posh) " A powerful and illuminating delve into the darker side of young well-to-do British men who dub themselves upper class and celebrate their life of privilege through the excesses of an exclusive Oxford University undergraduate dining society. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
60% The Face Of An Angel " The central performances are impressive, with Kate Beckinsale especially good ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
33% Black and White " Costner gives one of his strongest performances in recent years, but the effort is for naught in a film that ultimately doesn't have the courage to deal honestly with the issues it raises. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
62% The Equalizer (2014) " Fuqua shoots with style and precision, though some of the fight scenes are a little blurred, but in the end the Washington factor wins through. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
No Score Yet Gemma Bovery " It benefits from Arterton's genuine sex appeal, which is delightfully balanced by Fabrice Luchini as her neighbour obsessed with the novel and who sees worrying links between her and the fictional heroine. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 5, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) " Seeing Downey Jr. and Duvall perform together is the film's great pleasure, and while neither tries to outdo each other certainly their roles bring out the best in them. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2014
56% 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
45% The Humbling (2015) " Engaging but languid and only intermittingly amusing and provocative. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 31, 2014
40% 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
74% 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 36% 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
92% 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
83% 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
100% I Am A Knife With Legs " A wonderfully strange and deliriously funny low-budget offering. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 33% 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
20% 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
29% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " While there are some nicely gory moments, the film feels rather uninspired ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 5, 2014
47% 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
33% 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
91% 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
60% 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
No Score Yet 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
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