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Alex Markerson

Alex Markerson
Alex Markerson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): E! Online

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 69%

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

"Saddled with a one-track plot and dry performances that never really go anywhere, even when the story literally goes off the rails." ‐E! Online
Posted Oct 5, 2007
A 90%

Michael Clayton (2007)

"Michael Clayton is an assured, intelligent thriller, the kind that never depends on clunky exposition and differentiates its heroes and villains only by the choices they make during the film." ‐E! Online
Posted Oct 5, 2007
A 82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"Though Penn's sympathies lie with McCandless, the director's camera is impassive, and the film's driving intent is to doggedly document rather than celebrate." ‐E! Online
Posted Sep 20, 2007
C+ 89%

Eastern Promises (2007)

"As bloody good as parts of Eastern Promises are, as a whole it's a bloody mess." ‐E! Online
Posted Sep 14, 2007
C+ 89%

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

"3:10 to Yuma takes too long to decide what kind of movie it's going to be." ‐E! Online
Posted Sep 7, 2007
d 20%

Death Sentence (2007)

"For a guy who analyzes risks for a living, Nick [Kevin Bacon] takes a lot of stupid ones, and yet he's still not the dumbest thing in Death Sentence." ‐E! Online
Posted Aug 31, 2007
c- 25%

Halloween (2007)

"Check your calendar, and then cross out Halloween--at least for this year." ‐E! Online
Posted Aug 31, 2007
C+ 23%

Balls of Fury (2007)

"This Ping-Pong-themed spoof of low-budget spy thrillers and martial-arts punchfests gets a few wicked shots in...but too often finds itself without a paddle." ‐E! Online
Posted Aug 29, 2007
A- 76%

Stardust (2007)

"If you're looking for a funny, thrilling, charming summer picture, one just fell magically into your lap." ‐E! Online
Posted Aug 9, 2007
A 93%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"The Bourne movies continue to defy all the rules of sequel logic, each somehow surpassing its predecessor despite being essentially the same movie, with many recurring characters, plots and settings." ‐E! Online
Posted Aug 2, 2007
A- 88%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"Homer and his family's big-screen odyssey is slicker and funnier than any episode of the show in years." ‐E! Online
Posted Jul 27, 2007
B 76%

Sunshine (2007)

"It's compelling stuff, an apocalyptic tale about people who understand the fragility of human existence." ‐E! Online
Posted Jul 23, 2007
B- 78%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"It's inspiring to see Harry and his friends come into their own, organizing impromptu self-defense courses when their official curriculum is lacking, and pointedly crushing when they realize just how hard it is to fight city hall." ‐E! Online
Posted Jul 10, 2007
D+ 7%

License to Wed (2007)

"Any movie with this many eye-rolling moments should have its comedic license revoked." ‐E! Online
Posted Jul 6, 2007
B 82%

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

"Like Willis, this franchise is obviously aging, and like Willis, it's doing so with an oddly brutish grace." ‐E! Online
Posted Jun 27, 2007
A- 79%

1408 (2007)

"While it springs from a fairly pat premise, the execution is superb, eschewing cheap scares for throbbing, intense shocks." ‐E! Online
Posted Jun 22, 2007
D 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"It's all much concerned with the soul but regrettably lacks a heart, a brain or a smidgen of wit." ‐E! Online
Posted Jun 22, 2007
C+ 50%

Nancy Drew (2007)

"She might as well have stayed in the books." ‐E! Online
Posted Jun 18, 2007
B- 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"A slight but enjoyable bit of sci-fi popcorn that's mostly Marvelous just for being watchable, considering it's the sequel to one of the more irritating films of the 21st century." ‐E! Online
Posted Jun 15, 2007
C+ 44%

Hostel Part II (2007)

"The real surprise of Hostel: Part II is how few surprises it has to offer -- that, and how quickly it comes to an ending." ‐E! Online
Posted Jun 8, 2007
B 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"Little wonder that when forced to contend with three supervillains and his own inner demons, Parker's overwhelmed. As will be audiences." ‐E! Online
Posted May 3, 2007
B- 20%

The Invisible (2007)

"This surprisingly understated supernatural thriller is a cut above the usual WB-core claptrap." ‐E! Online
Posted Apr 30, 2007
F 15%

The Condemned (2007)

"If there were any justice, a print of this film would be shipped, sight unseen, to an inconspicuous island in the South Pacific and forced to fight for its survival against nine other nasty, insulting torture flicks." ‐E! Online
Posted Apr 27, 2007
A 91%

Hot Fuzz (2007)

"The evil geniuses behind Shaun of the Dead take dead-on aim at overblown buddy-cop movies. It's hard to imagine having more fun in a theater without being arrested." ‐E! Online
Posted Apr 20, 2007
D+ 48%

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

"The low-rent, patchwork animation wears on the eyes really fast, and most of the comedic dead horses do exactly what dead horses usually do: lie there and rot." ‐E! Online
Posted Apr 12, 2007
F 11%

Perfect Stranger (2007)

"It's so bad it needs new words for bad." ‐E! Online
Posted Apr 12, 2007
A- 83%

Grindhouse (2007)

"Truthfully, this movie was a slam dunk waiting to happen since Rodriguez and Tarantino hatched the concept." ‐E! Online
Posted Apr 5, 2007
B- 69%

Blades of Glory (2007)

"All this talent gives Blades Of Glory high technical marks, but it's the presentation that's less than Olympic." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 30, 2007
A- 66%

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

"An ideal film for both bookwormy kids and tech-savvy parents." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 29, 2007
D+ 34%

TMNT (2007)

"Clunker that's too violent for younger children, too silly for older kids and too lame for words." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 23, 2007
C+ 48%

Shooter (2007)

"It definitely has its moments, but Shooter is a near miss." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 22, 2007
C+ 64%

Reign Over Me (2007)

"Because [Sandler's] inaccessible character feels more like a writer's pawn than a real person, the frequent outbursts and climactic catharsis lack emotional punch." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 22, 2007
A 88%

Maxed Out (2006)

"Has some sweet touches that make its very bitter medicine a little more palatable: humorously ironic educational film snips and some brutally honest interview subjects. Still, it's hard to watch it and not walk out angry at someone." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 8, 2007
B+ 93%

The Host (2007)

"The Host mixes bittersweet humor and horrifying monster antics in a way that would be almost unimaginable for any modern American film." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 8, 2007
A- 60%

300 (2007)

"A giddily gory, supercharged comic book that is, for action-movie fans, one money shot after another." ‐E! Online
Posted Mar 8, 2007
C 12%

The Messengers (2007)

"The message of this creepy-ghost thriller is that no matter how talented the Hong Kong filmmakers may be, they'll invariably be forced to make their first American movie an unimpressive, generic creepy-ghost thriller." ‐E! Online
Posted Feb 2, 2007
D 21%

The Hitcher (2007)

"The casting is uninspired, and Bean's considerable malevolent charm is wasted by the thin, unmemorable script." ‐E! Online
Posted Jan 22, 2007
D 26%

Stomp the Yard (2007)

"If the rest of Stomp the Yard were half as deft as its footwork, it'd be watchable. As it is, everything that doesn't happen on stage is a major stumble." ‐E! Online
Posted Jan 11, 2007
C 66%

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

"Curse of the Golden Flower is a triumph of set dressing, cinematography and costuming. Now if only it were compelling." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 22, 2006
B 74%

The Painted Veil (2006)

"The only good reason to watch the first half of The Painted Veil is to prepare for the second half, in which a pair of note-perfect performers are finally given more than one note to play." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 22, 2006
A- 54%

The Good Shepherd (2006)

"It's surprising that this three-hour tour of thirty-some years of history moves as well as it does." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 22, 2006
B+ 43%

Night at the Museum (2006)

"Night at the Museum's sense of wonder, cynical and calculated though it may be, does give it some-dare we say?-social value." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 22, 2006
C- 32%

The Good German (2007)

"They don't make 'em like they used to, and The Good German is a very good reason why." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 15, 2006
C 65%

Apocalypto (2006)

"Apocalypto isn't forgotten quite so easily as your average nightmare, but there isn't much in it worth remembering, either." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 7, 2006
C- 16%

Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006)

"This organ-theft thriller overpromises and underdelivers, falling prey to the typical perils of the genre: few moments of true suspense and laboriously telegraphed plotting." ‐E! Online
Posted Dec 1, 2006
A 95%

Casino Royale (2006)

"The audience isn't distracted from Craig's baby steps as a Bond with doomsday devices, underwater-car escapades or henchmen with deadly hats. The plot focuses on a Bond more vulnerable and more lethal than any of his predecessors." ‐E! Online
Posted Nov 16, 2006
C 28%

Saw III (2006)

"It's Halloween again, time for another installment of When Really Bad and Disgusting Things Happen to Mildly Irritating People, better known as the Saw series." ‐E! Online
Posted Oct 30, 2006
A- 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"All good war films ought to be antiwar films at heart, and Flags succeeds in this regard, as a necessary civics lesson -- and a testament to the rebuking of the power of propaganda." ‐E! Online
Posted Oct 19, 2006
D 10%

The Grudge 2 (2006)

"If I was a ghost trapped in this movie, I'd be pretty angry too." ‐E! Online
Posted Oct 13, 2006
D 12%

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

"Ever gone into a movie knowing exactly what's going to happen and still been scared by it? Yeah, me neither." ‐E! Online
Posted Oct 6, 2006
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