Mark Rahner

Mark Rahner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Seattle Times
Total Reviews:
153

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 98% The Wrestler (2008) " Mickey Rourke delivers such an unexpectedly moving, charming and physically impressive performance that he deserves some other award than Guy Who Gets Asked 'What The Hell Happened To You?' Most Often." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 8, 2009
2.5/4 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) " The ultraviolent third stab at Marvel's homicidal vigilante is the best and closest to the source material." — Seattle Times
Posted Dec 5, 2008
2/4 37% Transporter 3 (2008) " Another enjoyable if not particularly memorable installment." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 25, 2008
3.5/4 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " Marc Forster seems like a counterintuitive choice to direct an action spectacle. But any doubts I might have had flew out the window and splattered onto the hood of a parked car during an early, hellacious brawl." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 13, 2008
2/4 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) " Maybe different things scare the French. But I'll give them this: Prattling monologues can be unsettling." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 31, 2008
2.5/4 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) " It's all vintage Smith -- if you can say that about a 38-year-old -- just pushed a little further." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 30, 2008
2.5/4 55% Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) " As much of a hoot as the movie is, it feels like just an exercise well before it ends." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3/4 69% Religulous (2008) " It's sharp and outrageously funny enough to keep it from coming off like a self-righteous screed and to keep Maher from looking like the Michael Moore of religion -- for the most part." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2.5/4 60% Humboldt County (2008) " A relaxed, sweetly amusing little indie effort that'll make you want to hang out with its inhabitants, except with better snack food than they have." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/4 54% Choke (2008) " There's a lot going on in Choke, and it may be more than first-time director Clark Gregg can handle." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2.5/4 85% Ghost Town (2008) " Fans of Gervais' awkward, caustic brand of humor should be pleased to see him in a big Hollywood movie that'll make him more of a household name." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/4 45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) " A racial thriller that may be the feel-bad movie of the summer." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2008
1.5/4 62% Cthulhu (2008) " Too much about the movie is just amateurish." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2008
1.5/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " What a waste." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " A cruelly, insanely hilarious comedy populated with imbeciles whose appetites lead to giant helpings of Just Desserts." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2.5/4 63% Traitor (2008) " First-time director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, known for The Day After Tomorrow script, wrote the screenplay. Of all people, Steve Martin came up with the idea. It is neither wild nor crazy." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 27, 2008
2/4 43% Death Race (2008) " Death Race should at least score points for its title, which is more apt than, say, Feelings Exploration. It's mostly a race, and there's a lot of death." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 21, 2008
2/4 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) " The new feature-length Star Wars cartoon is so cute that I want to hug it. Tightly. Until it stops breathing." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 14, 2008
68% Pineapple Express (2008) " Maybe I'd have thought this buddy-action-comedy was funnier and more exciting if I were as baked as its two heroes." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 5, 2008
1/4 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) " If movies were people, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor would be a total bimbo: nice-looking and kind of fun sometimes, but so unbearably empty and dumb that it doesn't matter." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2.5/4 91% Operation Filmmaker (2008) " If learning about other cultures shows that we're all basically alike, Operation Filmmaker is a reminder that foreign countries have their own share of nitwits, too." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 25, 2008
1.5/4 81% Yella (2008) " An import non-thriller so enigmatic and subtle that it's inert." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 11, 2008
3/4 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " Director Guillermo del Toro is a mad genius, and I want to get drunk with him." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 10, 2008
2.5/4 71% Wanted (2008) " Director Timur Bekmambetov's gimmicks and the A-list cast sell the nonsense." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 27, 2008
1.5/4 51% Get Smart (2008) " Despite what seemed (in the trailers, at least) like inspired casting of Steve Carell, the perpetrators of Get Smart almost entirely miss what made the Cold War TV spy comedy funny." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 20, 2008
3/4 67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) " The relaunch of Marvel's green goliath is an improvement over director Ang Lee's ponderous 2003 Hulk in nearly every way." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 13, 2008
1.5/4 53% The Promotion (2008) " The directorial debut of Pursuit of Happyness writer Steve Conrad, The Promotion carries a deadpan corporate-absurd whiff of Office Space but never quite scans." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 13, 2008
2/4 53% The Foot Fist Way (2006) " Some bits fall flat well before they're driven into the ground, such as when Simmons tries to seduce a new female student. Others are painfully telegraphed so that when the payoff arrives, you've anticipated the blow and have become inured to it." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 6, 2008
2.5/4 72% Stuck (2008) " Even though it may seem a long haul at just 85 minutes, it pays off by the time things finally start spiraling into hell." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 6, 2008
2.5/4 78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) " [It's] the most ridiculously cartoonish of the four flicks -- but Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is still a lot of fun anyway." — Seattle Times
Posted May 21, 2008
3/4 76% OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2008) " Dujardin is what really makes it all work, though. He's an absolute riot, with Conneryesque looks and physicality, and the ability to segue into utter goofballery with a degree of arch-browed suaveness." — Seattle Times
Posted May 9, 2008
3.5/4 67% Redbelt (2008) " David Mamet's take on the trendy new world of mixed martial arts is a gem not quite like anything I've seen before รข" a smart, absorbing, anti-Hollywood, hypermacho look at what it is to be a true martial artist and a man." — Seattle Times
Posted May 9, 2008
3/4 93% Iron Man (2008) " The payoff of casting Downey is as big as the risk. He's not in the movie, he owns it in a way that makes it hard to imagine without him." — Seattle Times
Posted May 1, 2008
2/4 53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) " It's as if the filmmakers were doing something that impaired their concentration and made them lose focus on something they started." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 25, 2008
1.5/4 37% Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) " Uh, Pakistan. Roll credits." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 18, 2008
2.5/4 64% The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) " It might take a Zen master to explain exactly what audience this is aimed at." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 18, 2008
1.5/4 63% Super High Me (2007) " However benign you may think its subject is, Super High Me is proof that stoned people are rarely as funny as they think they are, just the same as your coked-up friends are never as interesting as they think they sound." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 11, 2008
2/4 36% Street Kings (2008) " The potential match made in crime heaven has some admirably gritty action but suffers from first-degree obviousness and some bad dialogue that's especially painful when it comes out of Keanu Reeves." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 11, 2008
2/4 47% Run Fatboy Run (2007) " Tere's nothing edgy or new about Run, Fat Boy, Run." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 28, 2008
2/4 37% The Killing of John Lennon (2006) " It's well-constructed and acted, but mainly just left me feeling like I needed a shower after an exercise in voyeurism surrounding an event that's still hard to watch." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 21, 2008
.5/4 —— Naisu no mori: The First Contact (Funky Forest: The First Contact) (2005) " To describe the film might imbue it with a coherence to which it doesn't aspire." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 21, 2008
1.5/4 52% Funny Games (2008) " Are you complicit for watching the stuff? Would you be less of a jerk if you walked out? Is [Haneke] wallowing in the thing he's critiquing and consequently a bigger jerk?" — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 14, 2008
3.5/4 79% The Bank Job (2008) " Blending suspense, humor, period detail, interesting characters and bringing together a complex plot in an immensely satisfying way, [director Roger] Donaldson really pulled one off this time." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 7, 2008
2.5/4 21% Semi-Pro (2008) " I laughed from start to finish at its relentlessly, energetically profane absurdity and a cast crammed with funny actors in even the smallest roles." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 29, 2008
2/4 16% Jumper (2008) " A whole lot of teleporting [with] a story that seems unfinished." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 13, 2008
3.5/4 82% In Bruges (2008) " A kind of eccentric, wisecracking Waiting for Godot that shifts gears into a bloody, unpredictable action spectacle that never loses its heart." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 8, 2008
2.5/4 58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) " Unfortunately, the four comics on the road trip are about on the level of your average Last Comic Standing contestant -- competent and just mildly funny, but unremarkable. Definitely no future Bill Hicks or Richard Pryor in the lot." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 8, 2008
1/4 79% Teeth (2007) " [The] castration scenes aren't nearly as excruciating as his awkward timing and worse-than-obvious pacing." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 25, 2008
2/4 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) " A grim, hyperviolent send-off that could give you post-traumatic stress disorder." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 25, 2008
3/4 77% Cloverfield (2008) " It's a giant-monster movie from the point of view of some of those little people running and shrieking in the street -- and it works incredibly well." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 18, 2008
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