Mark Sells

Mark Sells
"I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen."

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Mark Sells'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
3.5/5 89% The Descendants (2011) "A quirky, methodical detour through tropical paradise. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Nov 14, 2011
4.5/5 79% Melancholia (2011) "A deeply meditative film with stunning visuals, Melancholia brilliantly captures the chaos and calm before the storm. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Nov 9, 2011
3/5 68% Tower Heist (2011) "Presents nothing new in terms of story and can't always sustain its energetic pace, (but) it does provide a lot of action and plenty of laughs. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Nov 4, 2011
4/5 84% Puss in Boots (2011) "For a fairy tale slash prequel slash spinoff, Puss in Boots is the cat's meow. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) "An ambiguous, yet startling tale of post-cult trauma. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Oct 17, 2011
4/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) "Smart and skillfully directed, The Ides of March depicts the ugly reality of modern day politics. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Oct 4, 2011
4.5/5 83% Warrior (2011) "With great intensity, Warrior is a pleasant surprise, capturing the heart and spirit of a champion. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Sep 6, 2011
3.5/5 77% The Debt (2011) "A nifty little puzzler that satisfactorily pays off. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Aug 29, 2011
4.5/5 99% The Interrupters (2011) "Demands your attention, all the while demonstrating what great documentary filmmaking is all about - a hopeful vehicle for change. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Aug 24, 2011
3.5/5 62% Griff the Invisible (2011) "With lots of charm and humor, Griff the Invisible is a quirky and sophisticated romance in disguise. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Aug 16, 2011
4.5/5 92% Senna (2011) "One of the most fascinating, yet sobering views on the sport of auto racing. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Aug 8, 2011
4/5 73% The Whistleblower (2011) "Powerful and purposeful. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Aug 1, 2011
3.5/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) "One of the most clever and enthusiastic romantic comedies of recent memory. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jul 26, 2011
4.5/5 80% Life in a Day (2011) "With meticulous editing by Joe Walker, Life in a Day is a wonderfully uplifting account of what it means to be human. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4.5/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "An abbreviated, yet exhilarating finale that is equally satisfying as it is bittersweet. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jul 11, 2011
4.5/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) "An extraordinary achievement in storytelling that will captivate your inner sense of being. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jul 6, 2011
3/5 86% Terri (2011) "There is a tranquil beauty in Tobias Datum's cinematography and a wholesomeness in the film's main characters that rises about the cliches. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jun 28, 2011
4/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) "Hits the gas with a simpler story about friendship, bolder visuals, good natured humor, and wall to wall action. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jun 20, 2011
4/5 89% Buck (2011) "A fascinating look at one man's approach to life through horses, hard work, and compassion. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jun 15, 2011
4/5 82% Super 8 (2011) "While Super 8 lacks some of the emotional punch and heart so masterfully orchestrated by Spielberg, it does capture some of the magic, surprise, and excitement of his early works. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted Jun 6, 2011
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "Represents a successful reboot and a welcome return of the summer blockbuster. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted May 31, 2011
3.5/5 61% The Beaver (2011) "Regardless of what you've read in the tabloids and have come to know about Mel Gibson off screen, on screen, he is still a man with many talents. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted May 17, 2011
3.5/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Playing out like a typical Judd Apatow film, Bridesmaids foregoes fantasy and instead, chooses the actions, language, and attitudes of real women. " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted May 9, 2011
4/5 77% Thor (2011) "An epic adventure of the classical sense, blending Norse mythology with human drama, romance, and a splash of hammer time! " ‐ The Reel Deal
Posted May 3, 2011
4/5 80% Cyrus (2010) "A humorous experiment in social discomfort. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2010
2/5 68% The Runaways (2010) "'The Runaways' lacks an anarchistic punch - an authenticity and angst so distinctive of the band's rock n' roll revolution. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 3, 2010
3/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "A visually stimulating, but slightly inconsequential "how to" tale. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Apr 5, 2010
2.5/5 66% The Blind Side (2009) "A sports drama that's more about the melodrama and less about the sport. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Feb 3, 2010
1.5/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) "Superficial soup for the teenage soul. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jan 19, 2010
3/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) "For all the hype and hurrah, Angels & Demons is a tame thriller, requiring several leaps of faith." " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 21, 2009
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) "Mixing warp speed action with tongue in cheek humor, this Trek beams brighter than a supernova. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 14, 2009
5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) "Fluctuating eloquently between hope and sorrow, tenderness and isolation, 'The Wrestler' packs an emotional punch - a deeply personal story of one man's search for truth, love, and life outside of the ring. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Feb 4, 2009
2/5 85% Rachel Getting Married (2008) "Wandering aimlessly, it immerses the viewer in a never-ending series of song and dance, wedding toasts, and family feuds. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jan 28, 2009
4/5 62% Valkyrie (2008) "Although the casting of Cruise takes some getting used to, the film makes ample use of a strong supporting cast and a tightly knit story to maintain suspense. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jan 26, 2009
4.5/5 78% Doubt (2008) "Mercilessly, it immerses its characters in the depths of certainty and the consequences of blind faith. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jan 14, 2009
4.5/5 92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "From simple, childhood glee to teenage trouble and heartache, it's the kind of universal story that will leave you breathless. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jan 14, 2009
4/5 89% Bolt (2008) "A formula that has worked ever since Lassie came home in 1943. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Dec 10, 2008
4/5 79% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) "A constant, highly engaging entry in the Harry Potter saga. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Aug 6, 2007
3.5/5 57% Transformers (2007) "A mad rush of blood to the adolescent head. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jul 23, 2007
3.5/5 90% Knocked Up (2007) "A highly scathing jolt of relationship reality. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jul 17, 2007
3/5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) "Bland, bloated, and at times, bewildering, this third serving is merely yo-ho-hum. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 40% Shrek the Third (2007) "Maturing all too quickly into adulthood, Shrek the Third, is over burdened with responsibility and a yearning for simpler, carefree times. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 21, 2007
3.5/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) "Falls prey to Hollywood sequel subterfuge - namely, that bigger is always better. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 14, 2007
3/5 69% Blades of Glory (2007) "An elongated comedy sketch, without any depth or development. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 7, 2007
4/5 34% TMNT (2007) "Never strays too far from its inner turtle. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2007
3.5/5 60% 300 (2007) "A film whose primary purpose is to entertain the male ego. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2007
93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Oregon Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2007
2.5/5 8% The Number 23 (2007) "A cop out of chaotic inconsequence. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Mar 5, 2007
2/5 47% Miami Vice (2006) "Hits on notes lower than the Smuggler's Blues. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Aug 10, 2006
2.5/5 76% Superman Returns (2006) "Quite capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound, [but] does so without much care or conviction. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2006
3/5 75% Over the Hedge (2006) "Can't seem to rise above to see the hedge for the trees. " ‐ Oregon Herald
Posted May 29, 2006
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