Mark Palermo

Mark Palermo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Mark Palermo's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) "It's accomplished, but par for the course: A bloated, basically watchable light show." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 17, 2007
82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) "It finds the defining spirit of these films and maintains it about half the time." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
91% Sicko (2007) "No other major filmmaker patronizes his audience this much." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
7% License to Wed (2007) "Sadie (Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski) are getting married (because they met at the start of the movie.)" ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
57% Transformers (2007) "Indulging in the playground of technology at his disposal, Bay makes Transformers' hugeness personal." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
27% Evening (2007) "Evening's take on defining life choices reveals its manic depressive nature." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
60% Gracie (2007) "The movie treats Gracie as a cause rather than an impassioned athlete." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
96% Ratatouille (2007) "It's a variation of Cyrano De Bergerac with its own comic sensibility." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
79% 1408 (2007) "It's when the momentum remains inescapable that it's really on." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) "It's the best looking of the bunch. For a movie that's all posteur, that counts for a lot." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) "Even the downbeat segments are optimistic, and that's what unifies them." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
44% Hostel Part II (2007) "Roth is covering his tracks from the typical accusations of slasher film misogyny, but his feminist angle just serves as jokey sexual fear. " ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
49% Nancy Drew (2007) "Relocating with her single father to the land of Hollywood wealth, Nancy Drew just plays as a developmentally stunted version of Veronica Mars." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) "It takes no risks, so it leads nowhere." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
33% Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) "Rise is middling, but not by doing things the wrong way. It's not wild enough." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
90% Knocked Up (2007) "Its best and worst attribute is how nice it is. " ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
40% Shrek the Third (2007) "The sequel hasn't been imagined as the next level with which to bring Shrek. It's just more of the same, served a little colder." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
55% Mr. Brooks (2007) "Earl Brooks is presented as an admirable killer, because he's an upperclass, educated white man." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
65% Severance (2006) "The sadistic silliness is given a heavy-hand." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
70% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) "It falls prey to the usual pessimism-as-realism crutch (most notable in its silly final 10 second coda), but director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo works in some real ideas along the way." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
61% Bug (2006) "Friedkin gets political in exposing the value of dependence for people who believe they can depend on very little." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) "It features good story and visual concepts in its first 75 minutes, before opting for the usual bloated indulgence." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
29% Lucky You (2007) "It's a small film, but a rewarding one." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted May 7, 2007
63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) "It would be more suited as a Fantastic Four sequel." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted May 7, 2007
69% Blades of Glory (2007) "The comedy is disposable because Ferrell and Heder don't bother being recognizably human." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
93% The Lives of Others (2006) "Von Donnersmarck moves certain sequences too slowly, but matches his tightest suspense with human intrigue. " ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) "This shrine to Disney is really the world's most overstuffed Hanna-Barbera cartoon, right down to its Gargamel-patterned villain." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
8% The Reaping (2007) "Between effects-shots is a whole movie of people discussing how fascinating things are." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
8% Are We Done Yet? (2007) "The slapstick isn't sadistic. But that doesn't make this sequel's propensity of scenes where animals attack Nick, and moments where he learns the difference between a house and a home, more than inoffensive." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
83% Grindhouse (2007) "What we're mainly getting is two big directors with expensive movies pretending they're niche directors with low funding. It's an act, but an enthralling one." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
43% In the Land of Women (2007) "The "young man's post-traumatic discovery of life's value through quirky people tale" is an obscure genre that's somehow attracted Zach Braff, Cameron Crowe and Jon Kasdan." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
68% Disturbia (2007) "It hasn't the openness to find a perspective on teenage life." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
11% Perfect Stranger (2007) " It's a movie that exists to showcase an actor more than it exists to be a movie." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
91% Hot Fuzz (2007) "Hot Fuzz is more comfortable as a play on action films than it is as social satire." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
71% Fracture (2007) "Director Gregory Hoblit's sterile blue visuals are par for the lack of dramatic impact." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
56% Vacancy (2007) "Though Vacancy plays as gruesome horror in its own right, it's also director Nimrod Antal's criticism of how suffering has become the selling point in recent horror films." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
64% Reign Over Me (2007) "Binder's strength is in connecting characters to the world and then connecting them to each other." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 27, 2007
87% The Lookout (2007) "That The Lookout isn't stronger as a whole is due to its effort to fit a character piece into thriller conventions." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 27, 2007
11% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) "Despite having almost as much ick-content as the last film, The Hills Have Eyes 2 hasn't the skill to make it unnerving." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 27, 2007
70% Amazing Grace (2007) "Amazing Grace's examination of men in power moved to change risks ridicule and righteousness for a smart take on history." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
72% Fido (2007) "The cleverness of Fido's concept maintains enough charm to want to disregard that its satire is pretty thin." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
34% TMNT (2007) "The striking use of image and motion allows each of its action sequences to leave an impression. It's an accomplished, unpretentious restart to this franchise." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
21% Dead Silence (2007) "Dead Silence is boring as often as it is insane. For a movie about a dead old woman who doesn't care that it's rude to stare at people, and relives her bad habit through a ventriloquist dummy that looks like Andy Garcia, that's unacceptable." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
53% The Last Mimzy (2007) "It dumbs down sci fi cliché in hopes of reaching a child audience, creating a false sense of wonder." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
18% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) "Rock's observations seem authentic. The problem is they aren't especially funny." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
73% Infamous (2006) "The triad of performances by Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig keep it on its feet, but after a certain point it's stumbling aimlessly." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
31% Running With Scissors (2006) "The excruciating display of bohemian spoils wears the word "delightful" in quotation marks, with a theatre accent." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
40% Nacho Libre (2006) "Director Jared Hess' weapon of choice is his innocence." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
97% The Queen (2006) "It's all strongly performed, and smartly assembled in its scene-to-scene progression, despite Frears' continued disinterest in visual filmmaking" ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) "The third entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise burrows culture shock in dishonesty." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
74% The Illusionist (2006) "An early flashback scene indicates how The Illusionist might have played like The Princess Bride for the tea and scone set. Instead it's just a nobly acted stage mystery." ‐ Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
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