Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury

Agrees with the Tomatometer 89% of the time.

Mark Salisbury's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Premiere Magazine, Time Out, Total Film

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 7% 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 76% 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 (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 72% 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
4/5 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 (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
17% 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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