Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury

Agrees with the Tomatometer 89% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine , Premiere Magazine , Time Out , Time Out New York , Total Film
Total Reviews:
40

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 40 of 40
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 8% Problem Child 2 (2004) " Pointless, purile sequel to a not-outstanding film. Avoid." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2013
1/5 0% Mac and Me (1988) " A mercenary display of product placement and a bad advertisment for filmmaking." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 14, 2013
4/5 98% One False Move (1992) " Emotionally complex thriller with riveting performances." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 6, 2013
2/5 56% Unknown (2011) " An unmemorable Euro-thriller that frustrates more than it thrills, squandering an attractive cast and inventive premise." — Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2011
3/5 43% Ironclad (2011) " A ripping yarn capably told, this cinematic history lesson may not be wholly factually sound, but scores brownie points for unflinching brutality and ruthless realism." — Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2011
3/5 32% The Ward (2011) " Neither a total return to form nor his worst, this is a middling shocker salvaged by Carpenter's class." — Total Film
Posted Jan 24, 2011
4/5 77% Kick-Ass (2010) " It's all about tone -- dark enough to be anarchic, playful enough to amuse." — Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2010
3/4 75% The Road (2009) " A heartbreaking and powerful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2009
3/5 52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) " This Coens-lite comedy squeezes every last drop of craziness from its source but is undone by a thin third act. McGregor's a good straight man, but it's Clooney's show." — Total Film
Posted Nov 6, 2009
3/4 52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) " This lively satire looks destined for future cult status." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2009
3/4 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " With the global economic meltdown affecting just about everybody, the film is pertinent, hugely entertaining, and, above all, timely." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2009
3/4 79% The Informant! (2009) " Bright, breezy, and downright goofy, this superbly captures the workings of Whitacre's highly imaginative mind and the outlandish nature of the crime." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2009
2/5 6% Body of Evidence (1992) " An erotic thriller that's strangely unerotic and devoid of thrills, this is, however, mercifully short at 100 minutes." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2009
2/5 37% Outlander (2009) " This should have been a cracking genre piece - Vikings? Monsters? What's not to like? - even if Beowulf hadn't got there first. But despite the cool concept, it commits the cardinal sin of being a little too much on the dull side." — Total Film
Posted Apr 24, 2009
3/5 87% The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki wo kakeru shojo) (2007) " This charming, visually fertile film captures the conflicted emotions of first love and embarrassment of being a teen with real sensitivity." — Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2008
3/5 50% Triangle (Tie saam gok) (2007) " To's stylishly choreographed, action-led finale wraps things up with a blackly humorous and suspenseful stand-off in an outdoor restaurant." — Total Film
Posted Aug 29, 2008
3/5 96% [Rec] (2007) " Gripping, unsettling and truly horrific, [REC] is much more than the gimmick suggested by its title. Prepare to squirm, wince and wonder at how a potential Blair Witch knock-off is quite so grimy and engrossing. And don't eat dinner before you see it." — Total Film
Posted Apr 11, 2008
4/5 76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) " The running time and pacing may scare some, but Dominik has crafted an instant classic, with poetic visuals, sensational performances and a true love for the genre. Magnificent." — Total Film
Posted Nov 29, 2007
5/5 79% Léon: The Professional (1994) " Oozing style, wit and confidence from every sprocket, and offering a dizzyingly, fresh perspective on the Big Apple that only Besson could bring, this is, in a word, wonderful." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2007
4% Fascination (2005) " We can't stay interested, much less fascinated." — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
4/5 98% Say Anything... (1989) " Rewarding if slightly off-beat, and genuinely funny." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2007
67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) " Smith hits all the right notes - understated, engaging, inspirational - even if his young son threatens to charm him off the screen." — Time Out
Posted Jan 11, 2007
27% Fantastic Four (2005) " Fantastic it most certainly ain't." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% RoboCop (1987) " Vile, violent, and very funny. The pace is breakneck, and when the wit does run out, way-out weaponry and whole-scale destruction keep the appalled excitement burning." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
95% Mala Noche (Bad Night) (2007) " Offbeat, offhand, and at times off-the-wall." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
4% The Fog (2005) " Yet another anaemic horror retread starring a cast of good-looking TV totty." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
18% Masters of the Universe (1987) " There are lots of flashes and bangs, but the effects are neither special nor camp enough to be more than vaguely amusing." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) " Only Lucy Liu's insanely perky neighbour emerges with any real credit." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
80% Cinderella Man (2005) " The fight scenes have a stinging authenticity and, although at 144 minutes it outstays its welcome, this is Howard's best film since Apollo 13" — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
81% Cry Freedom (1987) " An implacable work of authority and compassion, Cry Freedom is political cinema at its best." — Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
0% 8 Million Ways To Die (1986) " What happened? With Ashby, Bridges, Arquette and a script co-written by Oliver Stone, you expect the result to be better than a long drawn-out episode of The Equalizer." — Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
6% Death Wish 3 (1985) " This is nothing more than cinematic masturbation." — Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
5/5 95% Apollo 13 (1995) " It may not be the best film of the year, but it's certainly made of the right stuff." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2005
83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) " . . . an explosive and heart wrenching piece of cinema . . ." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2004
5/5 79% Seven (Se7en) (1995) " dark, gripping thriller which saves its most shocking revelations for the final scenes." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2001
23% The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 72% Sleepless in Seattle (1993) " Not one of the cleverer rom-coms of this ilk... but sweet and touching nevertheless and Tom Hanks is always watchable." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 14% Four Rooms (1996) " Anthology films never work; Tarantino is not infallible; casting Madonna as a lesbian witch and Bruce Willis in a silly party hat doesn't necessarily make for great entertainment." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 69% Tin Cup (1996) " The golfing equivalent of Bull Durham -- and just as enjoyable." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 94% Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992) " Infinitely more exciting than a dozen Die Hards, action cinema doesn't come any better than this." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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