Mark Bazer

Mark Bazer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Mark Bazer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

"Mortal Kombat Annihilation features evil ninja monsters popping out of nowhere. If at first these villains appear absolutely unbeatable, just wait a minute and you'll see them cower before our determined, team-oriented good guys." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 10, 2014
2.5/4 63%

Extract (2009)

"In terms of concentration of laughs, it's more of a syrup than an extract." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 2, 2009
1.5/4 39%

Feast of Love (2007)

"Only the romance of two brittle twentysomethings (Toby Hemingway and Alexa Davalos) breaks free of the faux profundity and tedium that swallow up this feast whenever the characters leave the bedroom." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 22, 2009

College (2008)

"So full of nastiness and cruelty that it's hard to believe anyone would find joy in it." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 22, 2009
1.5/4 41%

The Longshots (2008)

"The script may have taken an hour to write, and I hope they got a bulk rate on generic inspirational music, but Cube and his young co-star, Keke Palmer, are plenty charismatic, and Durst doesn't knock over the camera." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 22, 2009

Wicker Park (2004)

"Matthew always seems worth caring about, thanks to the unfailingly nice and sincere vibe Hartnett gives off." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 11, 2004

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"Even if many of the film's individual characters aren't worth remembering an hour after you see the movie, Anchorman is almost always hilarious." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 10, 2004

Envy (2004)

"This quirky modern-day fable from Barry Levinson is the kind of movie you appreciate more than enjoy." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 8, 2004

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

"What made the first film such a success -- the hilarious banter in the shop; the moving but never sappy personal dramas; a respect for history; the true affection for the city; and, of course, the brilliance of Cedric the Entertainer -- is still intact." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 7, 2004

My Baby's Daddy (2004)

"Okay, it's a light comedy, I'll go along with the premise. But what stretches all credibility is that Miramax didn't send this dirty diaper of a daddy movie straight to its room at Blockbuster." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 17, 2004

Elf (2003)

"Like all great holiday movies, Elf is a blend of humor and sweetness." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 8, 2003

Marci X (2003)

"Marci sets out to fix the situation and prove she's more than Daddy's little girl. Will she and Dr. S fall in love? Will Ben's company be okay? Will even the senator learn to get down to the rapper's music? Let's hope you never have to find out." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 13, 2003

Darkness Falls (2003)

"A conventional, mildly frightening, low-grade horror flick with some humor (often unintentional) and as many gaps as a seven-year-old's mouth." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 2, 2003

Changing Lanes (2002)

"When Affleck starts talking in metaphors toward the end, you don't want to change lanes -- you want to change theaters." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 13, 2002

Hard Rain (1997)

"Not the most ridiculous natural-disaster flick of the week." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002

Almost Heroes (1998)

"Completely stupid." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002

Slackers (2002)

"Everything about this movie is horrible." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Watching a child prone to intense anxiety attacks and brutal peer teasing fall apart is not my idea of fun, but Shyamalan gets the job done." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002

The Pest (1997)

"This movie defies review. To critique it would be like writing about a restaurant that only serves birdseed. Of course, humans don't like birdseed -- it's not meant for our species." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Ransom (1996)

"Ron Howard really does make movies the way you'd expect Richie Cunningham to -- fairly competent, terribly mainstream, and more than a tad dull. Ransom is no exception." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Vegas Vacation (1997)

"There should be a self-help group where insecure people make themselves feel better by constantly repeating: "He's Chevy Chase and I'm not."" ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

George of the Jungle (1997)

"All of what made the animated George such an irreverent joy is watered down by sappiness, forced acting, and, worst of all, the plot." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

"Myers's charming goofiness lets him push even the most cliché'd jokes so far that they become funny." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Good Burger (1997)

"Okay, so Good Burger, based on the recurring Nickelodeon sketch All That, is a pretty awful movie... [Yet] the film's exaggerated cartoon take on teen life has undeniable charm and, oddly enough, perceptiveness." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Sleepers (1996)

"A harrowing tale that includes a preposterous court case, an-eye-for-an-eye moral, and fine acting from a star-packed cast." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Prefontaine (1997)

"A poorly acted, cheesily scripted narrative that feels more like the ABC Movie of the Week than a big-screen release." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 31, 1999