Mark Asch

Mark Asch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Mark Asch's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Stop Smiling

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% The Love Guru (2008) "The Love Guru just feels lazy, filling time with jokes about Celine Dion, Oprah Winfrey, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Myers and Kanye West's Katrina telethon appearance -- essentially, inside jokes for everyone in the world with cable. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Jul 29, 2015
51% Get Smart (2008) "The movie is hurt more than helped by having to carry over character names and shoehorn in the show's greatest hits, Carell and Hathaway's rhythm faltering with every recycled catchphrase. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Jul 29, 2015
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) "It's perhaps not much of a schtick, but it's a cohesive schtick, with the sub-schticks of the entire cast well integrated in support and counterpoint. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3/5 59% Tokyo Tribe "With its gonzo martial artistry, hip-hop performance, hyper-stylised cinematography and production design, and brazenly dumb throwaway gags, the film is often almost as fun as it sounds. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 27, 2015
5/5 96% National Gallery (2014) "One of cinema's Old Masters returns with this poetic and profound dissection of art and storytelling. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 8, 2015
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) "Given the film's timestamp and the illusory nature of Chelsea's transacted affections, she may be the Aughties bubble economy incarnate. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Oct 1, 2014
86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) "Sweeney Todd is maybe a bit too Grand for its own good. It's all danse, no macabre. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Sep 30, 2014
62% Diary of the Dead (2007) "One needn't be a splatter junkie to miss Romero's marshalling of action across multiple theaters. But the maestro finds a way to slay intellectual and aesthetic antsiness with the same bullet. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Sep 30, 2014
4/5 100% Salvatore Giuliano (1962) "At once analytical and open-ended about the workings of political power. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 25, 2014
86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) "Given his cornucopia of characters fighting wars on three fronts, his whiplash tonal switchbacks, his jazzlike aesthetic of chance, how is it that Arnaud Desplechin is only now coming home for the holidays? " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Jul 8, 2014
4/5 92% A Farewell to Arms (1932) "Borzage effaces his leading man completely - what must Hemingway have thought? - the better to conflate passion and passivity, and you're borne right along. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 29, 2014
5/5 98% The Night of the Hunter (1955) "It is both Christian parable and folk tale, with its hymns, homilies, and orphans carried to safety by nature's benevolence; but it is also grounded in the social concerns of its makers. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 17, 2014
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) "Panh's daring aestheticisation works, transcending the normal genre boundaries confining both personal and political histories. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 2, 2014
36% Southland Tales (2007) "As in Kelly's previous film, Southland's flaws, and its scope, are magnificently earnest; the guy is in way over his head, but his flailing is extravagant. " ‐ Stop Smiling
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 90% Silence (2014) "The best cinematic portrayal of a man recording silence since that scene in 24 Hour Party People. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) "An interesting character study interspersed with classic rock, jazz and Afrobeat clips. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 16, 2013
4/5 100% White Elephant (2013) "A wellconstructed, genuinely thrilling drama about spiritual endurance and social commitment. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2013
78% Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013) "It's difficult to feel transported by the impossible when the film's world is already so clearly governed by the arbitrary. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2013
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