Mark Pollard

Mark Pollard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 63% True Legend (2011) "There is certainly quality action to enjoy here but [it's] an overlong disappointment that falls beneath Yuen Woo-ping's potential as a filmmaker. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3/5 78% Ichi (2008) "A melancholy period drama colored by spurts of violent, blood-splattering swordplay. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Feb 4, 2010
3.5/5 48% Ong Bak 2 (2009) "Delivers Jaa's most intense and impressive fighting action yet but a complex and underdeveloped plot and fractured, non-engaging direction leaves much to be desired. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Feb 1, 2010
2/5 19% Legion (2010) "Would-be supernatural thriller ... tries too hard to play B-movie material serious and goes straight to hell by the ... second act. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jan 26, 2010
2.5/5 48% The Book of Eli (2010) "The Hughes brothers struggle with keeping the story intact and characters engaging but they do know how to shoot action with flair. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jan 16, 2010
4/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) "A thinking person's vampire flick with deliciously gory action, an underlying social message, lean direction, and best of all, no obnoxious product placement or pop music. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jan 8, 2010
4/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) "A first-rate action adventure movie that provides a near perfect example of how to redress an aging genre franchise for a new audience. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) "Fast-moving and gruesomely satisfying fight fest ... that rarely lets pesky character or plot development get in between a hail of shuriken and their target. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Nov 27, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet Reclaiming the Blade (2008) "A high-concept and broad-ranging documentary that examines the evolving history, culture and application of the Western European sword ... eye-opening detailing. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jul 8, 2009
2/10 18% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) "Quite simply an embarrassment that cannot crawl into ignoble obscurity fast enough. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Mar 18, 2009
7/10 73% Chocolate (2008) "A sweet treat for martial arts movie buffs despite lightly bitter flaws. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Feb 18, 2009
4.5/5 65% Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010) "For all its faults and there are more than a few, The Warlords offers a much-needed change of direction for the current Chinese period epic trend. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies) (1975) "Rough and tumble fight choreography and spectacular stunt sequences ... provide dynamite showcases for some of the best stuntmen working in Hong Kong and Australia. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Sep 5, 2008
2.0/5 No Score Yet The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008) "Lightly entertaining but forgettable B-actioner best described as JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS meets HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Aug 23, 2008
1.5/5 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) "An over-indulgent mess of mediocre computer effects, excessively confusing action editing, misfired comedy, and colorless characters. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Aug 1, 2008
4.5/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Gains big points for its dazzling visuals and for significantly ramping up the fantasy-tinged screen fighting. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jul 14, 2008
3.5/5 No Score Yet Rebel (2008) "A hard-biting martial arts and gunplay actioner from Vietnam ... a fast-moving and genuinely thrilling experience filled with visceral fighting action. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 30, 2008
2.5/5 No Score Yet Slaughter in the Snow "Possesses none of the charm of Zatoichi and little of the outrageousness of Lone Wolf and Cub ... is lacking in focus and momentum. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 23, 2008
3.5/5 No Score Yet 36 Deadly Styles (2009) "Low-budget winner is packed with quality kung fu action, wacky hair, memorable lines, comedy, and talented genre stars. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 21, 2008
4.0/5 60% 300 (2007) "This is death and war as ancient poets might have imagined it, glorious and provocative ... 300 is a powerhouse actioner. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 21, 2008
1.5/5 No Score Yet Nan er ben se (Invisible Target) (2008) "Sluggish, overlong Hong Kong action movie from NEW POLICE STORY director Benny Chan can be summed up in two words, epic misfire. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 20, 2008
3.0/5 No Score Yet Dirty Kung Fu (1978) "A great showcase for the comic talents of Wong Yue and the fighting talents of Wilson Tong ... a solid kung fu comedy. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 12, 2008
2.5/5 No Score Yet Slice of Death (2002) "Low-budget knockoff of about every other movie covering the destruction of Shaolin Temple gains points for its solid casting but suffers in most other areas. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 7, 2008
4.0/5 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) "Fighting action is as dynamic and creative as any live-action wire-fu match by Yuen Woo-ping while the story is a refreshingly simple tale. " ‐ Kung Fu Cinema
Posted Jun 7, 2008
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