Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Mark Adams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mirror [UK], Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Sun Online, Sunday Mirror [UK]

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% 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
87% 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
26% 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
72% 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 21% 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
18% Serena (2015) "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
29% 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
93% Man from Reno (2015) "A stylishly made genre film that revels in its old-fashioned sense of mystery and suspense. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 26, 2014
50% The Editor (2015) "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
63% Samba (2015) "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
66% 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
81% 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
86% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) "A delightfully droll tale of bloody revenge. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
86% Top Five (2014) "Fresh, accessible, delightfully performed and downright hilarious. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
63% The Keeping Room (2015) "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
39% 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
88% 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
65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "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
37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "The central performances are impressive, with Kate Beckinsale especially good ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
39% Black or White (2015) "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
61% 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
57% Gemma Bovery (2015) "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
36% 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
52% The Humbling (2015) "Engaging but languid and only intermittingly amusing and provocative. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 31, 2014
50% Manglehorn (2015) "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
75% 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
85% 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
31% 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
22% 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
69% 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
25% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) "While there are some nicely gory moments, the film feels rather uninspired ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 5, 2014
49% 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
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