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:
517

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% 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
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 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " It delivers a compulsive story, great performances and irresistible songs." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2014
89% 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
85% 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
49% 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 92% 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
88% Foxcatcher (2014) " A wonderfully taut and thoughtfully unnerving drama ..." — Screen International
Posted May 19, 2014
57% 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
74% 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
54% 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
47% 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
80% 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
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
91% 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
76% 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
33% 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 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Will you be shocked, outraged, titillated? No, just bored." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/5 75% 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
22% 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
52% Cuban Fury (2014) " [An] amiable and rather enjoyable dance comedy ..." — Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2014
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